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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange fights extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wanted to be the first to "impregnate virgins", according to allegations before the High Court today.

IVF drugs may be linked to genetic defects discovered in embryos

Drugs used to stimulate the ovaries of older women undergoing IVF treatment may be causing genetic defects in the embryo which have until now gone undetected, a study has found.

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Simon Turnbull: Britain can learn from way Sweden has kept legacy of 1912 alive

Olympics Diary: When you visit, you can feel the soul of athletics. You can breathe the history

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New Collected Poems, By Tomas Transtr&#246;mer, trans. Robin Fulton

Sweden is a beached/unrigged ship" ("Sverige är ett uppdraget,/avtacklat skepp") declared Tranströmer in the Epilogue to his 17 Poems (1951). The image pays tribute to Sweden's geographical shape and size, to its indissoluble relationship to the Baltic, and to its long proud isolationism. Presenting his country initially in deep winter, the poet then moves on to its seasonal transformations, to its interplay of nature and humanity, and to the incursions of history.

BP wins more time for Russian deal

Oil giant BP has secured more time to salvage its £10 billion share-swap and exploration deal with Russian-government owned Rosneft.

Extension for terror suspect quiz

Police have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with the Stockholm suicide bombing.

Bomber's 'helper' under surveillance

A man arrested in Glasgow yesterday in connection with a suicide bombing in Stockholm had been under investigation for a month, police said.

Suspect held over Stockholm bombing

A man has been arrested in connection with the Stockholm suicide bombing, police said today.

Wikileaks, By David Leigh and Luke Harding

The opening is classic journalism-as-book: "Glimpsed in the half-light of a London evening... she emerged cautiously." The "she" is Julian Assange in a wig. "At more than 6ft tall, he was never going to be a very convincing female."

Assange fights his extradition

Lawyers for Julian Assange have lodged papers at the High Court for an appeal against the ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges.

Assange lawyers launch extradition appeal bid

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have lodged papers at the High Court for an appeal against a ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges.

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