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Row over Aung San Suu Kyi threatens to split Burmese pro-democracy movement in Britain

Aung San Suu Kyi’s will wrap up her tour of Britain tomorrow with a celebratory gathering of Britain’s Burmese community featuring traditional music and dancing.

'Serve humanity', urges Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama has urged religious people to work for the good of humanity and care for the environment in an address at Westminster Abbey.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 19 June 2012

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Aung San Suu Kyi and a “star-struck” Bono joined forces yesterday

Two Burmese children a week conscripted into military

UN-verified accounts of child soldiers undermine junta's assurances on democratic reforms

The News Matrix: Monday 18 June 2012

Charles blasts global warming sceptics

President Thein Sein: may yet turn out to be his country's FW de Klerk

Steve Crawshaw: Burma's long road from military state to democracy

Political pressure remains important to ensure that reform continues

Portraits of a lay-dee: images of Aung San Suu Kyi on stage with U2 at a concert in Dublin in 2009

Grace Dent: If you were on your first foreign trip for 24 years, would you want Bono to be a part of the package?

With friends like all of these people, Aung San Suu Kyi will wish that she’d stayed at home. Wouldn't you?

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at a hotel in Bangkok yesterday

Milestone in an epic journey as Aung San Suu Kyi leaves Burma at last

After 24 years, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and Westminster await on historic world tour

One Minute With: Amitav Ghosh, novelist

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Burma's hardline vice-president Tin Aung Myint Oo quits as reforms gather pace

A former leading general close to Burma's former dictator Than Shwe has reportedly given up his position in the Burmese government amid talk of a battle between reformers and hardliners.

William Hague hails 'Burma's hopeful path'

Britain will no longer discourage trade with Burma, William Hague announced today, in recognition of the “remarkable changes” that are taking place there.

William Hague warning over change to sanctions in Burma

Foreign Secretary William Hague warned today against moving too fast to lift sanctions against Burma despite a “very important process of change” in the country.

DVD: The Lady (12)

"Millions upon millions are counting on her," explains Michael Aris (David Thewlis) to his twin brother (also Thewlis) regarding his imprisoned Burmese wife.

EU will suspend most sanctions against Burma for a year

The European Union will suspend most sanctions against Burma for a year while it assesses the country's progress towards democracy.

David Cameron with democracy leader Aung SanSuu Kyi in her garden yesterday

In a Rangoon garden, Cameron stands with Suu Kyi and offers Burma a fresh start

PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game