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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

`I was naked and in agony'

ANDRYZ JAKUBCZYK alleged he was beaten, stripped and left in agony with internal injuries after an attack by prison officers at Wormwood Scrubs.

Focus: The Lawrence Inquiry - Stephen's legacy for Britain

Stephen Lawrence's case has changed society. Prominent members of the ethnic community explain why they support a day in his memory

Why we honour Martin Luther King

We must pursue his dream that people be judged by their character and not their colour

Shooting of woman stirs race passions

JUST ABOUT the only certain facts known about Tyisha Miller's death are that one minute she was lying immobile in her car at a Californian petrol station with a pistol in her lap, and that the next a passing police patrol was pumping her and her car full of bullets.

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century: 13: Bill Hicks, American Comedian

SOME TIME in the Eighties serious newspapers started appointing critics to review stand-up comedy, which must have been about the most dispiriting job on the paper unless you actually enjoyed spending endless nights listening to jokes about airline travel and fast food (American comics) or daytime television and masturbation (Brits).

Wright's ad for One-to-One is right on

PETER YORK ON ADS NO 249: ONE-2-ONE

Books: The double life of Martin Luther King

Dreamer

Historical Notes: People who refuse to believe in `never'

STUDY ANY paper any day and it will be full of cries of protest - in the news columns, letters to the editor or articles by columnists. Protest makes news - but do protest movements help to change the world? Are the wicked heresies of today destined to become, as the British political philosopher Harold Laski once observed, the sober commonplaces of tomorrow?

THE AGREEABLE WORLD OF WALLACE ARNOLD

THE REVEREND Martin Luther King this, The Reverend Martin Luther King that. In my humble (or not so humble!!) opinion, one can have too much of this earnest cleric from the back of beyond. "I had a dream" indeed! Well, Martin, so did I and it involved me taking tea with the Queen Mother and suddenly realising that my trousers were missing and that I was clad only in my polka-dot "boxer" shorts. But I don't keep banging on about it, and certainly not in front of crowds of over half a million.

Lawrence case spurs black Christians to unite against racism

POLICE prejudice exposed by the Stephen Lawrence inquiry has spurred black church leaders to establish an interdenominational alliance to fight racial injustice, writes Sophie Goodchild.

City & business: To hell with what they say: let's redistribute wealth

IF IT weren't so serious it would be funny. Here we have the worst world economic crisis in 50 years and what does the Prime Minister do in response? He grabs the handbag of one of the crisis's master architects, Lady Thatcher, gets up on her high heels, and mimics her.

event: seed-gathering sunday

"If I knew I was going to die tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today," the late Martin Luther King once said, a thought to bear in mind tomorrow on Seed Gathering Sunday, part of the "Trees of Time and Place" event. In a celebration of the coming millennium which would doubtless be anathema to Peter Mandleson, people are being encouraged to collect seeds from their favourite tree - be it a mighty oak or a humble crab apple - and sow the little fellas at home. The intention is then to plant the emergent seedlings in the year 2000, either in your own back garden or in millennium copses. But here's a thought: what about a leylandii plantation around a certain dome in the Greenwich area?

Books: The beautiful dream that drove a divided soul

Thirty years after the civil rights leader's death, Brian Morton admires a fictional portrait of the heroic but haughty Martin Luther King; Dreamer by Charles Johnson Canongate, pounds 14.99, 236pp

Satyriasis at the White House

RFK: A Candid Biography by C David Heymann Heinemann pounds 20

I need to be forgiven, says Clinton

PRESIDENT BILL Clinton reiterated his need for forgiveness last night and came close to admitting that the aggressive tone of his television address on his affair with Monica Lewinsky was a mistake.
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Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

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Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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