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Guard who refused to be a spy says UK turned its back on him

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Andy Murray returns the ball during his defeat of Daniel Istomin in Brisbane yesterday

Swearing at the Australian Open? I don’t give a s***, says Andy Murray

British No 1 apologises for bad language on court – but denies any pledge to clean up his act

The pain shows as Andy Murray stuggles to beat John Millman

Murray battles warm-up pains and hostile crowd in fitful start to the year

Scot drops set against world No 199 in Brisbane despite Lendl assuming he would stroll to victory

Andy Murray: Plays his first competitive game of 2013 in Brisbane as he defends title

Andy Murray progresses in Brisbane despite scare

British number one reaches third round

175 foreign criminals deported under new UKBA crackdown

More than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown, including a violent sex offender and an Indian man who attempted to defraud department store Harrods.

Wenger: Insisted his players care

Arsene Wenger: 'I have always had the support from the Arsenal board'

Arsenal manager has been under pressure

The actor Gérard Depardieu is the latest Frenchman to look
for shelter in Belgium François Hollande imposed a series of tax increases by on the wealthy

Tax exile? Gerard Depardieu to leave France for Belgium

Actor is the latest high profile figure to leave France after a series of wealth tax hikes

Uzbek dictator’s daughter lines up Depardieu for starring film role

The French actor Gérard Depardieu is to star in a drama penned by the daughter of Uzbekistan’s brutal dictator, according to reports.

Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the ruthless dictator of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov

Can the daughter of a dictator come up smelling of roses?

The fragrance is called mysterieuse, and combines hints of Moroccan roses with sensual notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang. It does not feature playful allusions to torture or subtle hints of prisoners being boiled alive, but perhaps it should.

David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in the new BBC comedy Our Men

Was our man in Uzbekistan the real inspiration for Beeb's new comedy Our Men?

Meet Keith Davis, the new British Ambassador of oil-rich Tazbekistan, who struggles to hold his marriage together amid a sea of corruption, hard liquor and flirtatious women.

Gulnara Karimova, aka Googoosha, released her first single 'Round Run' in April

Dad's accused of boiling people alive – but Googoosha (aka Gulnara Karimova) just wants to be a star

Aspiring pop singer revealed as daughter of brutal Uzbek dictator with links to regime

Gulnara Karimova, aka Googoosha, released her first single 'Round Run' in April
August 9, 2012: Ofentse Mogawane of South Africa receives assitance after crashing out of the men's 4 x 400 metres relay

Oscar Pistorius given another chance to run as South Africa win relay appeal

Oscar Pistorius today expressed delight at being handed a chance to add to his medal collection after South Africa were given a place in the 4x400metres relay final on appeal.

Abbos Atoev (right) was a controversial winner

Chris Hewett: Dodgy decisions are rife at the boxing... but who am I to judge?

The critic without a ticket: It had nothing to do with the fact that the winner hailed from nowhere further than Great Yarmouth

Artistic gymnastics: Uzbek barred after failed test

Artistic gymnast Luiza Galiulina has been suspended from the Olympic Games after failing a drugs test.

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British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
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Cult competition The Moth goes global

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Pakistani women come out fighting

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The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
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Education: LGBT History Month

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Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

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