Danika Hinz

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Belarus women who served on front lines of world war two – in pictures

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, thousands of young women served in the Red Army and partisan forces in Belarus. In the years since, they have been hailed as heroes and role models. Polish photographer Agnieszka Rayss met veterans for the photo book The Other Hundred

The long shadow of Chernobyl

Victor Gaydack is now in his 70s and lives in a Kiev suburb. In April 1986 he was a major in the Russian army, on duty when reactor four at Chernobyl exploded. He was one of tens of thousands of fit, young “liquidators” sent in from all over the Soviet Union to try to make safe the stricken …

Sumerian King List Still Puzzles Historians After More Than a Century of Research

Out of the many incredible artefacts that have been recovered from sites in Iraq where flourishing Sumerian cities once stood, few have been more …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon school

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed …

Prince Mak: K-pop's Australian star

He was born in Sydney but had to go to Korea to become a star. Now Henry Mak is living the regimented life of a K-pop idol – under the watchful eye of Jackie Chan<p>Henry Mak must be the only 23-year-old Australian on this planet who doesn't own a mobile phone. Not by choice, mind you. Mak, born and …

Americans finally want World Cup tickets

The World Cup is just days away, and Americans have finally caught the fever.<p>The United States is the second-largest market for tickets to the upcoming soccer tournament in Brazil, according to data from viagogo, the global market for ticket resales.<p>That's a major shift from four years ago, when …

The US Is The Favorite To Get The 2022 World Cup If There's A Re-Vote

Under current FIFA regulations, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia make nations belonging to the UEFA (Europe) and CONMEBOL (South America) confederations ineligible to host in 2022, and South Africa just represented the AFC (Africa) Confederation in 2010.<p>That means the …

Vincent Kompany is eager for Belgium to make up for the lost decade

For any elite footballer who finds himself an outcast from the summer’s all‑consuming sporting spectacle for one reason or another, the question burns. To watch or not to watch? Is it preferable to put on blinkers, seek out a desert island hideaway and pretend the World Cup is not happening? Is it …

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This Is How Much Every Country's Fans Would Pay to Win the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off next week, but the battle for soccer fans’ spending dollars is already on. A new survey reveals how much money fans …

Roy Hodgson says England can win the World Cup

Roy Hodgson has talked up England’s chances of winning the World Cup, insisting his team have a chance of winning in Brazil<p>Hodgson’s bold assertion comes just 24 hours after one of his predecessors, Sven-Goran Eriksson, said England had no chance of winning the tournament.<p>Traditionally England’s …

Brazil World Cup 2014 Roster: Squad Info and Group-Stage Predictions

In 2014, it's World Cup victory or disappointment for Luiz Felipe Scolari.<p>Brazil have suffered deflating quarterfinal defeats in the last two tournaments, but expectations remain through the roof. No country in the world has more passion for the beautiful game, and when you combine that illustrious …

David Moyes turns down two job offers after sacking by Manchester United

David Moyes has already turned down two offers to go back into management and is considering beginning the next stage of his career by looking for a club outside England.<p>“I have had a couple of opportunities to go back in and chosen not to do anything just now,” Moyes, currently on holiday in …

World Cup referees: everything you wanted to know

Love them or hate them, you certainly cannot ignore referees, the individuals who arguably, have the greatest influence on the outcome of a football match.<p>It’s with that in mind that Sports Interaction has provided what they call the ultimate analysis of the men in black for this tournament.<p>The …

Russia odds to win World Cup 2014: betting preview, Group H predictions

The Russians are expected to battle the Koreans for a spot in the round of 16 and they remain solid World Cup 2014 bets to advance deep in the tournament.<p>Russia was a surprise winner of their European qualifying group, which included Portugal, and the strength of their team is their defense.<p>The …

Will Messi Establish Himself as World's Greatest Player with World Cup Title?

There's not much left for Lionel Messi to accomplish.<p>He's won the Ballon d'Or, La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey and set numerous personal and team records in the process.<p>However, the one trophy that remains elusive, the World Cup, might be what he needs to truly cement his status as the …

Landon Donovan Wants To Watch The World Cup At A Bar With Other Soccer Fans

Donovan was a guest on "The Dan Patrick Show," to discuss the debilitating affects of cramping after LeBron James had to be carried off the court during the NBA Finals.<p>He was then asked where he will watch the World Cup.<p>"Part of me just wants to sit on my couch and sit there and let the emotions go …

Suarez jogs on field for first time since surgery

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay striker Luis Suarez jogged on a football pitch on Friday for the first time since knee surgery two weeks …

Beats by Dre Pairs Soccer’s Finest With Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne

A new campaign for the launch of Beats by Dre‘s redesigned Solo2 headphones collects some of the biggest names in soccer and features cameos by …

Colorado bans solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday ensuring that seriously mentally ill inmates will no longer be kept in solitary confinement, an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny across the country amid arguments that the practice violates constitutional prohibitions against …

Veterans say final farewell to beaches of freedom

Amazing story of British veteran who absconded from his care home to join old comrades on a Normandy beach marks extraordinary occasion<p>Seventy years after he endured the horrors of D-Day, a veteran summed up how much it meant to Britain’s wartime heroes to honour their fallen comrades for what …

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North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a 56-year-old man from Ohio, accusing him of an unspecified crime after he traveled to the …

Photo highlights of the day: D-day anniversary, Normandy, France

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

The Sorded Smell of Salesmanship

What's wrong with this picture?<p>I was recently in India, visiting family, and went into a drug store to pick up some toiletries that I probably didn't need (they are much cheaper in Mumbai than in Singapore, where I live, so I was wasting less money. A win-win situation, right?). As I scanned the …

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Weekend readers' best photographs: shoots

From shooting with a camera to firing a cannon: your best pictures on this week's theme, shoots.<br>The next topic is vibrant (to appear 21 June). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to in.pictures@theguardian.com by noon on Wednesday …