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Syria report: One is reminded of Nazi Germany

Syria report: One is reminded of Nazi Germany

Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party, says Robert Fisk
Abortion doctors: A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

For abortion doctors going about their work in the US, the risks are constant. One, who paid the ultimate price, has inspired a new film
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back: 'The Trip to Italy'

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back

'The Trip' is transported to Italy – and this time it's Brydon who's got the best lines
A cache of ancient treasure and a battle for the looter’s loot: Italy threatens legal action after British Government refuses to return artefacts seized from disgraced London art dealer

A cache of ancient treasure and a battle for the looter’s loot

Italy threatens legal action after British Government refuses to return artefacts seized from disgraced London art dealer
The Milestone: Is this Britain's best hotel?

The Milestone: Is this Britain's best hotel?

The users of TripAdvisor certainly think so. But have they got it right? Samuel Muston checks in to see why its guests are so impressed
Nigel Farage: why women are not worth less

Nigel Farage: why women are not worth less

The Ukip leader's views about working women are hopelessly out of date, says Margareta Pagano. He needs to bother finding out what's really happening in the City
The day I starred in 'Only Fools and Horses'

The day I starred in 'Only Fools and Horses'

David Beckham will have a hoot appearing on 'Only Fools and Horses', says Kate Saunders, whose part in one classic episode was the most enjoyable week's work she's ever done
10 best Valentine’s Day getaways

Love nests: 10 best Valentine’s Day getaways

Looking for somewhere to book for 14 February? Or just seeking a venue for a romantic weekend at any time of year? Either way, try one of these special places to stay
Sam Wallace: Why Chelsea are willing to sell player of the year Mata

Sam Wallace: Why Chelsea are willing to sell player of the year Mata

Respect is part of reason Jose Mourinho will cash in on Spaniard
Mark Cavendish: 'My whole year's about Harrogate'

'My whole year's about Harrogate'

Even after achieving so much in his career, 2014 holds rich promise for Mark Cavendish. Nothing could beat winning a Tour de France stage and the yellow jersey in his mum's home town
Ignore Gwyneth. Ignore Victoria. Why your new year diet WON'T WORK

Why your fancy new year weight-loss regime won't work

The 4:3? The 5:2? Or The Overnight? These new weight-loss regimes have just one thing in common
Constructing the Atomium bomb: Jihadist threat to Belgian tourist attraction

Jihadists construct the Atomium bomb

YouTube video threat to Belgian tourist attraction
Extreme weather 'could double over next 100 years'

Extreme El Niño events could double over next 100 years

Weather can bring flooding to one part of the world and catastrophic drought to another
China falls in love with Sherlock

China falls in love with Sherlock

‘People’s Daily’ calls TV show exquisite
Her art belongs to Dada

Her art belongs to Dada

Anti-Nazi lesbian feminist artist Hannah Höch retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery