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Bin Laden told his children: ‘Go to the US and live in peace’

OSAMA BIN LADEN urged his younger children to go to university in the West and live peacefully rather than embrace terrorism, his brother-in-law said this weekend. “He told his own ...

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The Sunday Times Magazine – Little White Lies

These children were stolen from their families as part of the Australian government’s plan to wipe out the entire Aboriginal race, to breed them white. The genocide ended as recently as 1970. The fight for justice has only just begun. Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy report. The storm drove gullies into the red soil and […]

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Neil Heywood: Lost in China

On November 4 last year, Neil Heywood jumped into his new silver Jaguar and left his home in a £4,000-a-month gated community in the north of Beijing to head to a meeting in the city centre. The 41-year-old Old Harrovian had prepared as he always did for his meetings. He was wearing a cream linen […]

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Benazir’s Daughter

My Mother Benazir Bhutto She’s the daughter of the assassinated Benazir Bhutto and Pakistan’s current President. So will British-educated 22-year-old Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari now enter the violent political arena of her homeland? At Edinburgh University she is known as Itty Bee, a gregarious final-year English literature student with a penchant for MIA, Jay-Z and impromptu boom-box-and-barbecue […]

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The Man who Knew Too Much

Rich Barlow idles outside his silver trailer on a remote campsite in Montana – itinerant and unemployed, with only his hunting dogs and a borrowed computer for company. He dips into a pouch of American Spirit tobacco to roll another cigarette. It is hard to imagine that he was once a covert operative at the […]

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Country for Sale

Sang Run, his hair stiff with sea salt, chugs out into the Gulf of Kompong Som in his weather-beaten turquoise boat, looking for blackling. He scours the shallow, blue water, waiting for a shoal to appear, before skimming his net across the water. He does the same every day, taking his catch to auction on […]

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First Photo: Bin Laden’s children held in Pakistan

IT LOOKS like an ordinary family snapshot but this is the first photograph to be published of the children who were in Osama Bin Laden’s compound on May 2 last year when he was shot dead by US Navy Seals. The three children on the right, Hussain, 3, Zainab, 5, and Ibraheem, 8, are the youngest […]

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War Games – Iran

Since his surprise election in 2005, Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has widely been seen in the west as a dangerous demagogue with an alarming anti-Semitic streak, a man determined to take his country into a bruising showdown with the US. His jarring style of anti-diplomacy has alienated virtually every country bar his declared allies in […]

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