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The garden of a British diplomat is believed to have been dug up after his son was arrested on Saturday

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The director/star of Super Size Me has a new cause with his exposé of product-placement. Charlotte Cripps gets the message

Stop and search: just two anti-terror arrests

Only two people were arrested for terrorism-related offences after being stopped and searched under anti-terrorism powers in 2009-10, Home Office figures disclosed yesterday.

Money laundering rules take effect

The Vatican has issued a new rule requiring anyone bringing €10,000 (£8,800) or more into Vatican City to declare it.

Mystery of the missing Muslims in the movies

'West is West' is a witty and authentic film, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, but it's a lone star in an industry devoid of Muslim life

Last Night's TV - Everything and Nothing, BBC4; The Secret War on Terror, BBC2

Science lesson's out of this world

Last Night's TV - Twenty Twelve, BBC4; The Secret War on Terror, BBC2

At the top of their Games

Six held for inciting hatred in Italy

Italian police yesterday arrested six Moroccan men suspected of inciting hatred against Pope Benedict XVI for converting a Muslim journalist in Italy to Catholicism.

Law student jailed for internet terrorism

A law student who posted Islamic terrorist propaganda on the internet after becoming radicalised was jailed for five years yesterday.

Chilean plane bomb threat was made 'for love'

People are capable of doing many things for love. What Grace Guajardo did forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane moments before take-off.

America loses another ally as Yemen's President quits

The President of Yemen, one of America's foremost allies in the "war on terror", has become the latest leader in the Middle East to announce he will be stepping down as he seeks to calm anger and stave off the street protests which have gripped Egypt and Tunisia.

Simon Calder: Travellers are now in the front line of Russia’s war on terror

Tourists and business travellers tend to be tolerant of destinations that suffer from terrorism and other manifestations of extreme violence, so long as foreign visitors are not the targets.

Leading article: Playing the woman, not the ball

They're right, of course – all those who said that the sexist banter between Andy Gray and Richard Keys was actually more offensive for being "off-mic" than it would have been if it had been "on". As with Baroness Warsi and her dinner-party test for anti-Muslim sentiment, so the off-mic test is a telling measure of inner prejudice.

Anti-terror officer admits misconduct

A former anti-terrorist officer, who squandered thousands of pounds of taxpayers' cash on sex toys, holidays and clothing, today admitted misconduct in a public office.

Leading article: Click here for democracy

We extended a cautious welcome to the Government's Spending Challenge when it was launched last summer. It was a consultation on the internet, which invited members of the public and public servants to submit ideas for cutting public spending. As we report today, Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, is running a parallel exercise called Your Freedom to seek suggestions for laws and regulations that should be scrapped.

DVD: Restrepo (15)

The British photojournalist Tim Hetherington and the US reporter Sebastian Junger excel themselves in this frank portrayal of life on the ground in the US war on terror.

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence