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The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church have called for immediate help for Christians persecuted in the Middle East and... [Read More]
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The slow-motion military coup that finally forced President Mugabe from office looked, for three agonising days, as though it might fail.Mr Mugabe refused to an... [Read More]
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Among older Africans Robert Mugabe is still held in considerable, though dwindling respect. Twenty years ago he was seen as the symbol of Africa's liberation... [Read More]
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Among older Africans, Robert Mugabe is still held in considerable, though dwindling respect. Twenty years ago, he was seen as the symbol of Africa's liberation... [Read More]
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President Mugabe faces a stark choice: rein in his ambitious wife and reinstate old party comrades, or prepare to be overthrown in a military coup.The... [Read More]
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The Archbishop of Canterbury is scheduled to pay a groundbreaking official visit to Moscow this month for talks with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox... [Read More]
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Locked in a box for eight years, the skeletons of 320 Africans freed from 19th-century slave ships are to be reburied on the island of... [Read More]
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Raila Odinga, Kenya's opposition leader, is positioning himself to claim that today's rescheduled election has been manipulated and that his expected defeat ca... [Read More]
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One of the darkest aspects of the October Revolution, which left a long and poisonous legacy, was the use of terror to suppress internal dissent.... [Read More]
A century after the storming of the Winter Palace the Russian Revolution is ending its long domination of world events in ignominy and silence: ignored... [Read More]
Two hundred years ago a man was born in Tehran who became a passionate promoter of the unity of God, of religion and of mankind.... [Read More]
For almost two centuries, the solitary island of St Helena has turned its back on Napoleon. Islanders had no say over Britain's decision to dump... [Read More]
He is the oldest resident of St Helena, though age has not dimmed his ardour. Even at 186, however, Jonathan, a giant tortoise and probably... [Read More]
St Helena appeared suddenly through the clouds — jagged, gloomy, as forbidding as Napoleon first saw it 202 years ago. The pilot had warned us... [Read More]
It cost British taxpayers almost £300 million and was deemed too dangerous to use, but the new airport on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena... [Read More]
Angry citizens in Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands complain that Britain has shirked its responsibilities and responded lamely to the latest hurricane,... [Read More]
Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has left "apocalyptic" damage across Caribbean islands, inundating coastal areas, devast... [Read More]
The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history is expected to cause "catastrophic damage" across Caribbean islands today after making landfall o... [Read More]
A maximum-strength category 5 hurricane is expected to cause "catastrophic damage" when it slams into British islands in the Caribbean today. Angui... [Read More]
In a startling example of forgiveness, the head of the Coptic Church in Britain has told the Islamist terrorists who have killed more than 100... [Read More]
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