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Mike Embly explains the significance of V Day in Russia.
Is there a danger that respect for differences is under threat?
The bizarre game with nearly a million players
The champion mud-wrestler opponents refused to touch
A court in Venezuela sentences a policeman to 18 years in jail for the death in February of a 14-year-old protester in the western state of Tachira.
The Pentagon says that China has expanded its programme of land reclamation in the South China Sea, an area disputed by several countries.
Noah and Emma are the most popular baby names in the US, according the Social Security Administration.
Victory in Europe day was commemorated in the US with a flypast over the Washington Memorial, featuring many original aircraft from the Second World War.