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Ms Zhukova was pictured sat on the mannequin of a half-naked black woman for a photoshoot with Buro 24/7

Jemima Lewis: Let us move out of our different-coloured bubbles

The racial fault lines in British society, though less visible than in America, do exist and, are getting wider

An Act of State: the execution of Martin Luther King by William F Pepper

Did the state kill Martin Luther King?

Jimmy Carter: US world dominance will not change in our lifetimes

From the former US president's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Norway

Martin Luther King's `I have a dream' is judged the greatest speech of the century

MARTIN LUTHER King's "I have a dream" speech to 210,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, in August 1963 has come out on top of the 100 best political speeches of the 20th century because of his mastery of the spoken word and the impact it had on the American consciousness.

Podium: The fight for equality within the armed forces

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

The independent traveller: Street of Fame 3: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, WASHINGTON

LIKE THE rest of the centre of Washington, Pennsylvania Avenue was carefully thought out. It was designed in 1791 by Pierre L'Enfant, who was appointed by President George Washington to plan a new purpose- built capital city on the site that had been identified on the Potomac river. L'Enfant decided to build Congress and the President's residence on two low hills, to protect them from the surrounding swamps, and he designed an avenue to link the two.

Arts: Don't let me be misunderstood

In the Sixties, Nina Simone's music radically espoused black civil rights. But by the turn of the decade she had rejected politics. Why?

Well, haven't you heard? New Labour really is new Britain

`The voters will re-elect the Government with their heads rather than with their hearts'

You ask the questions: (Such as: Charlton Heston, do you think God looks more like you or George Burns? And what is Planet of the Apes' political message?)

Charlton Heston, 74, academy award winning actor, writer and artist was brought up in Michigan. During the second world war, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. In the 1960s, he campaigned for racial equality alongside Dr Martin Luther King and in 1984, he went to Ethiopia to report on the famine. Today, he is a spokesperson for NATO and first vice-president of the US National Rifle Association. He is currently appearing on stage in London, alongside his wife Lydia, in Love Letters, at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Arts: Pop - One-way track to nowhere

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Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

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Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The big fresh food con

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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable