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Many of us will have booked our holidays by now and bought the sun-cream too. But what to read under the palm tree or on the beach or the staycation sofa?

Pope Francis condemns global indifference to suffering on visit to Italy's migrant island of Lampedusa

The pope has attacked what he calls the “globalisation of indifference” that greets migrants who risk their lives trying to reach a better life in Europe.

1 July 1 2013: President Mohammed Morsi, right, meets with Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, centre, and the Egyptian Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

Egypt crisis: Revealed - the defiant final days of Persident Morsi

'Over my dead body!' Dramatic accounts from army, security and Muslim Brotherhood officials

A view shows a fly-past over protesters against ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, in Tahrir Square

View from Tahrir Square: 'Now we think we’ll have to fight again'

Fouaz was a witness to much of the Arab Spring. But the state of Egypt scares him most

Andreas (right) and Heidrun Anschlag in the Higher Regional Court in Stuttgart

Germany jails Russian couple after 20 years of spying

They called themselves Andreas and Heidrun Anschlag and for more than 20 years, the unobtrusive Russian couple lived in Germany spying against the West - first for the Soviet Union and then for Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal arrives in court

Profile: Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud

That’s a mouthful, what do his friends call him?

Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal arrives in court

Saudi prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal denies reneging on payment to woman who brokered sale of luxury jet to Colonel Gaddafi

Billionaire tells court: 'This plane was a drop in the sea of what I do every day'

James Robertson deserves praise for stepping up to the plate

Review: The Professor of Truth, By James Robertson

As the 25th anniversary approaches, James Robertson is the first British novelist to tackle the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist outrage

The Conversation: Sam Stern, cookery writer

'My first book sold well, which I really wasn’t expecting – I thought I’d sell eight copies to my mum.'

Colonel Gaddafi, pictured in 2008, would not handle letters written to him because of fears for his safety

Gaddafi feared poison pen mail, court told

Insight emerges in High Court case aginst senior member of Saudi royal family

Saudi Ministry of Health will send 20 doctors for specialist training in the NHS from August this year

Controversial plans for Saudi Arabia to buy specialist NHS training for doctors 'compromises Britain's commitment to human rights'

Saudi Ministry of Health will send 20 doctors for specialist training in the NHS from August this year

If it’s like father, like son, Qatar's Emir Tamim will certainly be no pushover

The nation he built is  a flea which happily bites any great power that gets in its way

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (pictured left), is stepping down and handing power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim

The Emir of Qatar has just made headlines by handing power to his son - and it isn't the first time

Qatar stands out in the region because of its role in bankrolling the Arab Spring, but how will the tiny emirate fare come the Arab Autumn?

Album: Matthew Herbert, The End of Silence (Accidental)

The challenge for Herbert, king of found sounds, is to make a record more interesting than just throwing open the window and listening.

Troops from 19 countries, including the US, have been taking part in war games in Jordan, not far from the Syrian border

Syria: President Assad’s grip on Damascus suggests David Cameron’s ‘coup’ is little more than fantasy

The Prime Minister has appealed to regime forces to rise up against their President. But this is not Libya

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 18 June 2013

Porsche  founders in driving seat

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
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Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
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From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

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As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore