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The international puzzle that requires knowledge of steganography, Aleister Crowley and the darknet is back again, and the internet is just as confused

Roy Hodgson in discussion with Gary Neville after the recent friendly against Italy

Uefa suggest curbing the boom in backroom staff

Bigger may be better as far as Roy Hodgson and the England bench are concerned but Uefa have publicly questioned the need for such an army of assistants on international duty.

Mitt Romney talks to the media at Downing Street last week

Rupert Cornwell: A foreign trip from hell – but Mitt's still well set for his assault on the White House

World Focus: The man who would be president and a week of faux pas

Mesut Ozil finished on the losing side in the semi-final

Beaten Germany were just lifeless, says Beckenbauer

Der Kaiser, mystified by performance of Löw's side, claims Italy were given too much respect

Germany coach Joachim Low

Germany coach Joachim Low 'betrayed' by mole says Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel

Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel believes Germany coach Joachim Low has been "betrayed" by a mole in the Germany camp who keeps revealing the team selection hours before the games are due to take place.

Jiracek sends co-hosts Poland crashing out

Czech Republic 1 Poland 0

Jakub Blaszczykowski of Poland celebrates scoring

The Last Word: Euro 2012 - A tournament as great as this... you have to be there

Poland had the nerve and belief to skim light-footed along the precipice

Euro 2012 Diary: Czech fans set to take over Wroclaw

As joint hosts, Poland would probably have expected a sizable home advantage for each of their matches during the competition, with thousands of red and white-clad folk roaring them home. That may not be the case for Franciszek Smuda's side in tonight's group match against the Czech Republic, though.

Russian fans clash with their Polish rivals in Warsaw on Tuesday night

Warsaw mayor issues apology for 'scandalous' hooliganism surrounding Poland match with Russia

Official says sorry to her country's guests after violent clashes between Polish and Russian fans

The scene in Warsaw before Tuesday's big game

Great on the pitch but Poland and Ukraine is chaos off it at Euro 2012

It is Jonathan Wilson's 13th tournament but the first time he's ended up sleeping on train floors

Polish and Russian fans clash outside the stadium in Warsaw before the match

Uefa condemn violence between Russia and Poland fans at Euro 2012

UEFA today condemned the violence that marred Poland's European Championship match with Russia, but it was unclear whether either team would face any sanctions.

For whom the bell tolls: The London Eye's stunning views

London tops expensive cities list

London is the most expensive city for an evening out, a cost comparison of the world's major cities reveals.

Czech midfielder Petr Jiracek (left) celebrates scoring the first goal
Rivalry: Russian blogs say fans will unveil a banner reading ‘Smolensk’ during Poland’s anthem

Poland v Russia: A rivalry most bitter

Poland v Russia carries the bad blood of centuries and, with the Katyn massacre's wounds reopened, there are fears of mayhem on the terraces today, says Shaun Walker in Warsaw

Ray Clemence is forced off the pitch

Poland hopes pride doesn't herald a fall

The start went well but co-hosts want more than just praise for organisation
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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform