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Philippine Muslim rebel faction rejects talks

A rogue Muslim rebel commander in the Philippines has formed a separate faction of several hundred fighters and rejected peace talks to end the decades-long secessionist rebellion, leaders of the guerrillas today.

GSK buyback eyed after Quest sale

GlaxoSmithKline stoked hopes that it might restart its share buyback programme last night after announcing the sale of its stake in Quest Diagnostics in a $1.7bn (£802m) deal.

Wilkinson fit to resume Top 14 duties

Jonny Wilkinson, struggling for some weeks with shoulder problems and held back from the last round of Heineken Cup matches, has made a full recovery and may feature for Toulon in tonight's Top 14 match against Bayonne deep in the Basque country.

Qantas to resume superjumbo flights

Qantas will resume passenger flights on its grounded superjumbo fleet, the airline's chief executive announced yesterday.

Employers discriminate against Muslims, study finds

Muslims face "massive discrimination" when applying for jobs, according to the first scientifically validated study of anti-Muslim bias among employers in France.

Japan urges China to resume exports

Japan's trade minister yesterday urged China to resume its export of manufacturing materials that Tokyo considers effectively banned since last month's territorial row.

Deep-water oil drilling ban lifted in Gulf of Mexico

The Obama administration has lifted the six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that was imposed after the BP oil spill in April.

Unions urged to resume talks in Tube row

London Underground urged union leaders today to resume peace talks aimed at averting fresh strikes by Tube workers in a row over job losses.

Bovis highlights fragile housing market

Government austerity measures have left Britain's housing market in a "fragile" state as spending cuts and tax hikes hit consumer confidence, housebuilder Bovis Homes said today.

John Radcliffe Hospital 'must not resume heart surgery'

A hospital where four babies died under the care of one surgeon must not resume heart surgery until it improves, a report said today.

BA talks resume amid cabin crew walkout

Talks aimed at resolving the long-running British Airways dispute are to resume later today, as cabin crew continued their five-day walkout, with more action threatened unless the deadlocked row is broken.

Shelling kills 24 in Mogadishu

Heavy shelling pounded Somalia's capital Mogadishu yesterday, killing at least 24 people and wounding dozens, in an attack by al-Qa'ida-linked al-Shabaab fighters and Hizbul Islam.

The Sketch: How about a Liberal Speaker? Isn't it their turn after 80-odd years?

In the here-and-there of the corridors, plazas and back passages of Westminster a drama is starting to throb. There's going to be excitement immediately Parliament resumes. It's the election of the Speaker. Or as many have assumed, the re-election of the Speaker.

Inquest reopens for soldier killed in Afghan blast

An inquest will resume today into the death of a British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Snooker: Robertson in command as the old magic deserts Davis

Steve Davis' dreams of winning a seventh world title looked set to be shattered as Neil Robertson cruises towards a second consecutive Crucible semi-final.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
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

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

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