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Victims of violence turned away

Strewth, can it get any worse?

You beauties, Bangladesh - Cricket world turned upside down as the minnows humiliate the Aussies. Now it's England's turn to twist the knife

Coral reefs may start to dissolve in 30 years

SCIENTISTS ARE predicting that coral reefs could start to dissolve within 30 years as rising carbon dioxide levels make the seas more acidic.

Coral reefs may start to dissolve in 30 years

Scientists are predicting that coral reefs could start to dissolve within 30 years as rising carbon dioxide levels make the seas more acidic.

Cold-water coral put at risk by deep-sea fishing

Cold-water corals are far more widespread than previously imagined but their numbers are already threatened by the rise of deep-sea fishing.

Trawlers ripping up British coral

Leading Article: We should reclaim our streets more than once in every millennium

TOMORROW, HUMANITY will greet the dawn of a new year, a new century and a new millennium with "The Dance of the Buttocks", a traditional number that will be performed in grass skirts on the most remote coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean micro-state of Kiribati. The dancers will perform for their president and, by live satellite feed, for millions of television viewers across the world.

Letter: Oil and coral

Sir: Your report "Rare coral discovered clinging to North Sea oil rigs" (9 December) is based on research by oil industry scientists.

Rare coral discoveredclinging to North Sea oil rigs

AN ENDANGERED species of deep-sea coral has been discovered living on the legs of oil platforms in the North Sea, scientists announced today. It is the first time that living specimens of the coral, which usually inhabits the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean, have been found in the relatively shallow waters of the North Sea.

The raw and the cooked

Lombok is less well-known than its neighbour, Bali. Yet this is less the land that time forgot, than the island the tourists missed...
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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