South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, tells parliament in Cape Town that 'we are very happy with the progress that he's now making'
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Monday 16 July 2012
The Long View: Women dragged off for rape, men shot by death squads – such atrocities take place by the hour
Saturday 07 July 2012
A portrait of the first Children's Laureate from his difficult childhood to a prolific career
Also showing: Chernobyl Diaries, Think Like a Man, Where Do We Go Now?, Wagner's Dream and The Rise And Fall of a White Collar Hooligan
Sunday 24 June 2012
Chernobyl Diaries (83 mins, 15)
Wednesday 20 June 2012
With such monumental figures as Aung Sun Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama in town – along with Nelson Mandela, the boilerplate inspirations of a thousand insipid celebrity Q&As over the years – it'd be easy to leaf through recent British history and wonder, with regret, where our own legends are. The heroes we do have are, with the possible exception of Winston Churchill, hated by as many people as love them. Not even Margaret Thatcher's greatest admirers could call her a unifying force.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Television histories don't usually spend a lot of time establishing their presenter's credentials. Unless they've really gone populist and handed the job over to Richard Hammond, we're supposed to take it for granted that the person on screen actually knows what he or she is talking about.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni announced her resignation from Israel's parliament yesterday with a withering attack against the current leadership, warning that its policies had placed Israel's existence as a Jewish and democratic state "in mortal danger".
Monday 12 March 2012
Tony Nicklinson’s request that any doctor who helps him die should be protected by the common law definition of necessity is a bold one.
Monday 05 March 2012
“Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran!” sings the AIPAC delegate, striding cheerfully through illegal Israeli settlements in his sharp tan suit.
Friday 02 March 2012
Morrissey, the former lead singer of the band The Smiths, has waded into the continuing row over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands at a gig in Argentina.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Police have removed the late Brian Haw's 10-year-old peace camp in Parliament Square, claiming it amounted to "litter".
Monday 20 June 2011
Brian showed us what a quiescent and supine country we've become. After two million came out to protest against the Iraq war it was as if everybody decided to give up. But Brian never gave up. Then they brought in laws trying to curtail his/our right to protest outside Parliament and very few lifted a finger to do anything about that.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Veteran anti-war campaigner Brian Haw has died, a message on his website said.
Friday 18 March 2011
Three months before the 10th anniversary of his continuing anti-war protest in Parliament Square, Brian Haw has lost his battle against eviction at the High Court. In a case brought by London Mayor Boris Johnson, a judge ruled that Mr Haw must leave his so-called "Democracy Village".
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