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Why The Dreyfus Affair Matters, By Louis Begley

This work from an American lawyer and novelist probes the murky Dreyfus affair and draws parallels with Bush's Guantanamo solution. Begley points out the "analogous restrictions on access, recreation, correspondence, rations" and savage constraints of Devil's Island and Guantanamo.

The magnificent seven: global wildlife highlights

1. There she blows: Whale-watching

It's a heart-stopping moment: a distant spout breaks the horizon and your boat changes course. In the blink of an eye the vast, apparently empty ocean has come alive.

Dig rewrites history of Tasmania's Aborigines

But millions of artefacts discovered at a 40,000-year-old site are at risk from a plan for a new four-lane highway

Cowboy Scott included in Australia team

Matt Scott is the surprise package among the 10 Queenslanders named in Australia's team for the final of the Four Nations on Saturday. The prop from the NRL's bottom club, the North Queensland Cowboys, has been named in the starting line-up against New Zealand in Brisbane in preference to the Kangaroos' most capped forward, Petero Civoniceva.

O'Gara is left ruing luck of the draw

Ireland 21 South Africa 23

Kangaroos take advantage of English mishaps and mistakes

Australia 34 England 14

Pesky Kangaroo who won't be tied down

Lockyer, the nemesis of GB and now England, is still not ready to call it quits

Robinson eager for starting role

Luke Robinson would leap at the chance of starting for England for the first time against Australia on Sunday, but will not complain at being asked to make his contribution from the bench once more.

Tuqiri poised for amazing kangaroo comeback

Winger's colourful journey could come full circle this weekend, writes Dave Hadfield

Mother clamours for fourth 'dingo baby' inquest

There have been three inquests, a trial, two appeals and a royal commission – but the legal saga sparked by the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain 30 years ago is not yet over. Australian authorities are reportedly planning a fourth inquest, following demands by Azaria’s parents for official recognition of the fact she was taken by a dingo.

'I'm no expert, but...': Superfreakonomics author Stephen J Dubner explains his offbeat approach

He admits that he doesn't have all the answers – but Stephen J Dubner, the journalist 'sidekick' of the 'Freakonomics' duo, tells Emily Dugan he can't wait to put their unconventional theories into practice

Ex-Happy Mondays star Bez 'attacked girlfriend in missing cash row'

Former Happy Mondays star Bez was today convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at their home after a row over money.

Media Diary: Lembit-watchers had advance warning of Laws's downfall

Poignant and depressing though David Laws' resignation on Saturday night certainly was, at least it was less a shock than it might have been. The pre-emptive warning came on Saturday afternoon when a former colleague waded into the debate with a contribution headlined: "Opik: No question of Laws resigning". Ah well – we Lembit-watchers thought on seeing this – that's that for the ascetic member for Yeovil. It was Lembit who insisted Charles Kennedy would survive until the moment he resigned; Lembit who then became Mark Oaten's campaign manager (quite an accolade given that he was the only Lib Dem MP to back him); and Lembit, the seer of seers, who then switched allegiance to Simon Hughes. The sadness is that had Lembit only clung on his Montgomeryshire seat on 6 May he'd have been in line to replace Danny Alexander as Scottish Secretary ... and might from there have replicated the Alexander book by swiftly ascending to Cheek Secretary to the Treasury. But now what for the asteroid paranoiac? Lembit, it seems, has been hired by a gambling syndicate to go through the cards in difficult handicaps. His job, as you may have guessed, will be to tip all but one of the field.

OFT stops inquiry into Project Canvas

The Office of Fair Trading said a joint venture aimed at giving internet access to digital TV falls outside its jurisdiction yesterday, dealing a blow to critics of the venture such as pay-TV firms. Project Canvas plans to bring video on-demand programming without subscription to viewers. Its backers include the BBC, the commercial groups ITV, Channel 4 and Five and the telecoms groups BT and Talk Talk.

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