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Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson returns to football with 1860 Munich

64-year-old to assist at German second division side

Sergei Polonsky (centre) is led away by Cambodian officials

Russian tycoon ‘forced sailors into sea’ in Cambodia

A controversial Russian property tycoon has been arrested in Cambodia after an incident in which he and friends apparently imprisoned several local sailors and then forced them to jump into the sea at knifepoint.

The alleged Thai gunman Ekkapan Kaewkla, right, is arrested

Family of man shot in Thailand are 'devastated'

The family of a British trader shot dead in Thailand have condemned his killer's cruelty and recklessness, saying the death has left them "completely devastated".

Outraged Indians have been demanding the death penalty for the six men

New Delhi bus gang-rape suspect may be too young for execution

Officials carried out a bone test today to confirm the age of a young suspect in custody over the fatal assault and gang rape of a woman on a bus in India’s capital, while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for five men arrested with him.

Indians holds candles to condemn the brutal gang-rape of a woman

India gang-rape victim dies in hospital

The victim of a gang-rape in New Delhi died at a Singapore hospital tonight as officials in the Indian state of Punjab fired and suspended police officers accused of ignoring the rape of another woman, who then committed suicide.

Angry protesters encounter a violent response from police in New Delhi while urging swift punishment for a gang of alleged rapists

Indian PM pledges action to protect women after Delhi gang-rape

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to take action to protect the nation's women while the young victim of a gang rape on a New Delhi bus was flown to Singapore for treatment of severe internal injuries.

Indians holds candles to condemn the brutal gang-rape of a woman

Delhi gang-rape victim flown to Singapore for specialist medical care

Indian government promised special inquiry after attack sparked widespread public anger

British kickboxer faces death penalty in Thailand

A British kickboxer could face the death penalty in Thailand after being charged with murdering an American soldier at a popular holiday resort.

British kickboxer on murder charge in Thailand

Thai prosecutors have charged a British kickboxer in connection with the 2010 stabbing of a former US Marine on a resort island.

Supporting small businesses in the developing world

The gift that helps poor businesses overseas

An investment in an entrepreneur living in poverty in the developing world could prove to be the most inspiring gift you give this Christmas.

Virgin Atlantic brand at risk in Delta takeover move

The Virgin Atlantic brand will disappear from the skies if Delta succeeds with its bid for Sir Richard Branson's airline, Willie Walsh claimed in the latest in a long line of verbal spars between the two aviation bosses.

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney

Manchester United 'to tour' Australia next summer

Wayne Rooney and co will be going down under according to reports

Page 3 Profile: King Bhumibol Adulyadej, The grand old King of Thailand

The only monarch older than Queen Elizabeth II?

Get me out of here: Tenerife, Vietnam, Sweden

Now... Mid-December sees the lowest prices of the year for package holidays. Airtours, part of Thomas Cook, is offering a self-catering week in Tenerife, staying at Las Piramides in Playa de las Americas, for £149 pp, flying from Gatwick on 11 Dec. Transfers extra, or just take the local bus. Thomascook.com

Gatwick profit trebles after new Asian routes

New routes to Russia, Korea and China helped Gatwick Airport fly almost 20 million passengers in the six months to October, and pre-tax profit more than trebled to £107.2m.

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