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Tottenham have confirmed the departure of defender Vedran Corluka to Lokomotiv Moscow.

Slaven Bilic has an earring, a rock band and a law degree

The Last Word: Magnificent Bilic shows it is still a macho man's game

It is all about the dude within.

Andres Iniesta of Spain and Ivan Rakitic of Croatia compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match
Mario Mandzukic of Croatia scores the opening goal past Gianluigi Buffon of Italy

Mandzukic equaliser punishes Italians

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<b>Luka Modric: </b>Protected the ball, brought the Croatian wingers into play, and didn’t hesitate to shoot with his venomous right foot. 7

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric relishing Spain clash

Luka Modric is calling for more of the same as Croatia attempt to book their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 with a game to spare.

Mario Mandzukic celebrates with the Croatia team after his early goal

Flawed Ireland now face mission impossible

Ireland's task in this group was never going to be easy, but it's suddenly become almost impossible.

Giovanni Trapattoni barks instructions at his players

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni hints at changes for Spain match

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has hinted he could make changes as he attempts to revive the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign.

Nikica Jelavic has been a revelation since arriving from Rangers

Everton have got a real bargain with £5m Jelavic, declares Bilic

Sometimes a club and a player seem to be a perfect fit. Everton supporters took warmly to a forward from Scotland not so long ago, and Duncan Ferguson ended up with the club badge tattooed on his arm. It is too early to say that Nikica Jelavic will impact so spectacularly at Goodison Park but the signs are good just 10 games into his career there after moving, like Ferguson, from Rangers.

Nikica Jelavic has been a revelation since arriving from Rangers

Everton and Jelavic are the perfect fit, says Bilic

Croatia manager (and Everton old boy) insists striker's all-round game will surprise Liverpool

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A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain