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Among Christians, Anglicans are the most consistently authoritarian and conservative, while Catholics are more likely to be left-wing

Adrian Hamilton: Could Turkey create an Islam acceptable to the West?

It was Manichaeus, the third century founder of the religion that bears his name, who announced his ministry with the statement that he would write his beliefs down himself, in contrast to previous religions, which were riven by internal divisions because their founders never did so.

Police 'must apologise to terror raid families'

Scotland Yard should apologise directly to the families caught up in the Forest Gate anti-terror raid who were put through a "terrifying experience", the police watchdog said today.

Cliff vs the Asbo kids

Local councils to follow Australian experiment of driving away hoodlums with uncool music

Police forced to apologise for Forest Gate terror raid

Scotland Yard appealed to Muslims in east London to remain calm as it braced itself for a backlash today against the Forest Gate terror raids.

Bruce Anderson: Britain exists for the benefit of the British

Foreigners are here by sufferance. If they become a nuisance, they should be deported

How many Buddhas can you see in a day?

From a tourist point of view, 500 identical statues sitting in the lotus position is hard work

Mosques burn in Nepal as mob vents fury at execution of hostages

In front of Sun International Overseas, a company in the north of Kathmandu that sends workers to the Middle East, a 21-year-old student hurled an aquarium full of fish from the balcony of the company building, followed by a fax machine.

Afghanistan's Buddhas may rise again

The 100-ton rubble pile that was once a colossal Buddha statue until the arrival of a Taliban demolition squad three years ago, still lies at the bottom of its surviving giant niche, a heap of rocks and sand dwarfed by the vast space cut into a sandstone escarpment 17 centuries ago.

The President of Good and Evil by Peter Singer

The sleep of reason

A meditation on the Seventies

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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
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The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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