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Kofi Annan to mediate in Kenyan election dispute

The former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will mediate in a dispute over the Kenyan presidential election after his predecessor failed to get President Mwai Kibaki and the opposition leader to meet.

Palace move for Souness as Wigan close on Johnson

The Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan last night confirmed that he would be interested in appointing Graeme Souness as the club's next manager. "I have always admired Graeme," Jordan said. "I know him well and he is certainly the kind of manager that I would be interested in. I have a great deal of respect for him personally and professionally."

'On Everest, you are never on your own'. Words of the climber left to die at summit

Mountaineer David Sharp told his mother she had no cause for concern when he left home to make a solo attempt on Mount Everest's north-east ridge some two months ago. "You are never on your own," he told her. "There are climbers everywhere." His words assumed a tragic significance yesterday as fellow mountaineers argued over the decision of other climbers to leave Mr Sharp as they processed towards the summit.

Root out sexual abuse, officials told

UN discusses future of Lubbers after report on alleged sexual harassment

Ruud Lubbers, the senior UN official engulfed in a sexual harassment scandal, has made a defiant bid to stay in office, despite the damning conclusions of a confidential report revealed in The Independent.

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Bread from heaven

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before