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Arsenal manager has been under pressure

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

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

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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

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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

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

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