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Iraqis demand freedom for the journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who has become a hero to Muslims all over the world

'Shoe-thrower of Baghdad' brings Iraqis on to the streets

As Muntazer al-Zaidi remains in detention, his countrymen demonstrate their support for his anti-Bush protest

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John Walsh: Sir Paul feels he can hector the Dalai Lama

He exists in a heady stratosphere of Olympian fawning.

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