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Protester throws himself 7m off balcony in Romanian parliament chamber

A protester threw himself from a balcony of Romania's parliamentary chamber yesterday in a protest over government austerity measures.

Tinie Tempah, Koko, London

When Tinie Tempah announced to the crowd: "This is the best city in the world by far," before ripping into his hit song "Frisky", the place was reverberating with cheering people bouncing around in excitement.

Harriet Walker: Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry on a T-shirt: Why? Not a clue

O sing Heav'nly Muse, that on hither High Street and thither Indoor Market didst inspire, Jumpers and T-shirts bedecked with Wrought Phrases and Poetic Turns, Exhortations and Inscriptions, with, erm... words.

Example, Koko, London

"I wanna see someone jump off the balcony for this one," 28-year-old Fulham rapper Example (aka Elliot Gleave, who took his stage name from his initials EG) says mischievously.

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Second man held after knifepoint sex attack

A second man has been arrested by detectives investigating a knifepoint sex attack on a man in a quiet market town.

Band of the Week: Arcadian Kicks

’19 Days’, the self-released, Mike Chapman produced, Charlatans funded, gem of a single from Birmingham’s Arcadian Kicks is something of a mongrel of the pop industry. Something about the band doesn’t quite seem right at first, something not quite “organic”, but the more this debut single slams your record player, the less your guard is up, and the more genuine the band seems to feel.

Suspect held after sex attack on man

A man has been arrested over a knifepoint sex attack on a middle-aged man in a quiet market town, police said today.

Male sex attack victim speaks about ordeal

A middle-aged man subjected to a knifepoint sex attack in a quiet market town has spoken of his ordeal and said: "I'm not going to let them get away with this."

New pictures released of fugitive gunman Raoul Moat

New CCTV images of on-the-run gunman Raoul Moat were released by police today.

Girl, 7, grabbed by man in street

A seven-year-old girl was grabbed by a man as she walked along a street, who tried to lure her away with the promise of seeing some puppies, police said today.

Outside the Boks: France are driven to distraction but Koreans are in with a shout

As more than half of the 32 World Cup teams return home, some of those brave slogans on the Hyundai team coaches, selected by online voting, look a little more relevant than others. Cameroon had "The Indomitable Lions are back". Well, back home after three defeats. "Italian Azzurro on African sky" at least did not make any promises about the holders winning a match. Algeria did: "One goal: victory." Alas, it was two defeats and a draw. "Advance Australia" was always more of a dream than a reality. South Korea, who did get through, may have been making a subtle political statement with "The Shouts of Reds, United Republic of Korea". Their northern half, with less desire for any sort of unification thank you, settled for "1966 again! Victory for DPR of Korea!" The USA's message, which was maybe aimed at North Koreans as well, was the pompous: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Victory!" England proclaim that they are "Playing with Pride and Glory" which some may consider an overstatement. Saddest of all was surely the hopelessly disunited French with "Tous ensemble vers un nouveau rêve bleu". (All together for a new dream in blue.)

Teenager arrested after toddler given laxatives

A teenager was arrested after a three-year-old was given laxatives by a group of boys in a park, police said today.

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