Julius Cavendish

Julius Cavendish is a freelance journalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan where he reports for The Independent, Time and the Christian Science Monitor among others.

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Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are to face a retrial over the death of British student Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox to face retrial: Timeline of events

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are to face a retrial over the death of British student Meredith Kercher.

A former Taliban fighter

Butchered and beheaded for singing and dancing (or were they?)

When the bodies of 17 young Afghans were found last weekend, there could be only one conclusion: they were victims of the Taliban's strictly enforced moral code. But is the truth more complex – and testament to our limited understanding of the country?

Slaughter in Helmand as Taliban fighters deliver show of power

US Marines unable to prevent 17 victims having throats slit by insurgents

Treasure islands? Greek PM ponders plan to lease untouched terrain

For those on the lookout for the perfect holiday home, Greece's sovereign-debt crisis might provide the answer: a chunk of Aegean rock to call your own.

Police thwart air terror attack on Gibraltar

Details of an audacious plot to attack a shopping mall in Gibraltar from the air have begun to emerge following the arrest of three suspected al-Qa'ida terrorists by Spanish police last week. Spanish security officials believe the group planned to stage an attack on British soil during the Olympic Games, maximising publicity for their assault.

Laurent Gbagbo faces four counts at the ICC for unleashing his security forces on opponents

Ivorians promised 'justice for massive crimes' in Gbagbo trial

ICC prosecutor vows the extradition of the former Ivorian president will help end a decade of bloodshed

Security plans for Kabul peace summit 'leaked to Taliban'

Insurgents try to embarrass Afghanistan government before meeting of 2,000 elders

Liberian riot police and UN forces square up to opposition Congress for Democratic Change party supporters rallying in the capital, Monrovia

Deadly clashes overshadow Liberian presidential vote

Deadly clashes last night between opposition supporters and riot police in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, have raised fears today's elections could be overshadowed by more violence, with the presidential challenger warning the country could tip into chaos

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