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Dozens killed, hundreds injured, scores of police officers taken hostage by protesters as EU agrees sanctions over ‘unacceptable’ violence, but Moscow urges regime to assert itself

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool (L) celebrates scoring their first goal

Daniel Sturridge ruled out of Ukraine qualifier with injury

Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

James Milner and Leighton Baines train with England

James Milner to benefit from Danny Welbeck suspension

He may not get fans on the edge of their seats but Roy Hodgson is acutely aware James Milner could be the ideal man to give England a hefty shove towards the World Cup.

England’s Ross Barkley makes headway against Moldova

England 4 Moldova 0: ‘Suspension is difficult to get my head round’

Welbeck ‘unbelievably unfortunate’ to get yellow card, claims England manager

Roy Hodgson still targeting triumph at 2014 World Cup in Brazil

FA chairman Greg Dyke says winning in Rio is unrealistic

Hodgson praised Spurs, Everton and Liverpool for giving opportunities to youngsters

'Let's not kid ourselves': Greg Dyke plays down England's chances of success at 2014 World Cup

The FA chairman has set the target of winning the 2022 tournament in Qatar

Gary Cahill insists Chelsea team-mate John Terry will not make return to England set-up

The former captain retired amid the fall-out from his race trial

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea

Michael Carrick defends Wayne Rooney's absence from England squad due to head wound

The Manchester United striker has a deep gash on his forehead

Wayne Rooney's head injury described as 'something out of a horror film' by England winger Theo Walcott

Walcott has seen the three-inch cut in Rooney's forehead and admits it's not a nice sight.

Theo Walcott in training for England

Theo Walcott calms fears over missing England stars after Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge absent from training

Arsenal forward is hopeful his national team-mates will recover in time to face Moldova on Friday but admits any youngster could provide more than adequate cover for regulars

Roy Hodgson: The England manager has re-jigged his squad after several injuries

Roy Hodgson happy to see England plans undisrupted by transfer deadline day

Some England players had been linked with late moves but none came to fruition

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt delighted with latest win in Diamond League

Jamaican powered through after slow start

Fenerbahce pictured before their defeat to Arsenal

Fenerbahce excluded from European competition for two years over match fixing

The Turkish side had been due to enter the Europa League after their defeat to Arsenal

Jack Wilshere with Arsene Wenger

England manager Roy Hodgson denies striking deal with Arsenal over involvement of Jack Wilshere

There are concerns about the midfielder's fitness ahead of the qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine

Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley

Uncapped duo Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley called up to England squad for World Cup qualifiers

The midfield pair will be available for the matches against Moldova and Ukraine

Metalist Kharkiv pictured ahead of playing Newcastle in the Europa League last season

Metalist Kharkiv banished from Champions League after CAS dismiss appeal

The expulsion relates to a match-fixing enquiry

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

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Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

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