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Murdered by Mugabe's mob

His eyes gouged out and his tongue cut off, Tonderai Ndira is one of 50 opposition activists killed in the run-up to Zimbabwe’s election.

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A prisoner convicted of spying for Hizbollah was released to Lebanon by Israel yesterday as the guerrilla group handed over what it said were the remains of dead Israeli soldiers.

Blast hits Danish embassy in Islamabad

A suspected suicide bomber blew up a car outside the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital today, killing six people and wounding 25

A soldier from the joint UN-African Union force in a razed Darfur village

Sudan ousts British officer from Darfur peace mission

Brigadier Patrick Davidson-Houston, the most senior non-African official in the joint UN and African Union peace mission, is leaving Darfur just six months into his one-year contract.

G8 frustrates green groups

Under pressure to boost talks on a new global warming pact, Group of Eight environment ministers yesterday endorsed slashing greenhouse gas emissions in half by mid-century, but failed to agree on much more contentious near-term targets.

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The depressing sight of black and Asian Britons following the Tories to victory


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Bruce Anderson: The values we need in our battle against Islam

Europe has immense strengths. Its resources are not exhausted

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