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Robert Fisk: The Syrian army would like to appear squeaky clean. It isn't

"Our own beloved Free Syria Army has actually advertised its own murders on YouTube"

Britain freezes aid to Rwanda over Congo support

Rwanda is coming under increasing pressure to halt alleged support for east Congo's latest rebellion, with the Netherlands suspending some aid and Britain delaying a payment for budgetary support.

John Walsh: Gun-slingers belong in the Old West

The American TV drama series Justified, now in its fourth series, concerns a trigger-happy US marshal called Raylan Givens who fights crime in his (modern-day) native Kentucky. Most episodes culminate in a shoot-out, in which a dim bad guy draws his weapon, but Givens draws faster and kills him. "I was justified," he tends to mutter to his aghast superiors. "He pulled first."

2012: In April this year, a lone gunman killed seven people and injured three at a small Korean Christian college in Oakland, California.
A former student, One Goh, carried out the massacre after a female member of staff wasn't on site when he wanted to speak with her.

America's worst mass shooting incidents

Following the news that at least 12 people were killed and up to 50 injured at the premiere of the latest Batman film, we take a look at some of the worst mass shootings in American history.

People take the streets in Damascus after an assault by forces loyal to President Assad

Assad troops move on Damascus as massacre toll is cut

Rebels say total mistakenly included those wounded in Tremseh

Syria denies UN claims of government forces massacre

Syria has denied UN claims that government forces used heavy weapons during a military operation that has brought widespread international condemnation against president Bashar Assad's regime. 

Merkel vow on circumcision

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman promised the Jewish and Muslim communities yesterday that they would be free to circumcise young boys despite a court ban which has provoked concerns about religious freedom.

Ratko Mladic genocide halted due to poor health

Ratko Mladic's genocide trial was halted today for a second day running because the former Bosnian Serb military commander was undergoing medical tests and under observation after being rushed to a hospital a day earlier.

Ratko Mladic taken to hospital during genocide trial

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has been taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell at his genocide trial.

The remains of 520 newly identified victims of the massacre were buried during a commemoration ceremony at the memorial centre in the nearby town of Potocari

Thousands of Muslim Bosnians commemorate 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Thousands of Muslim Bosnians commemorated the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in the city today during an annual ceremony that carried special significance this year, with the trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic - allegedly responsible for Europe's worst atrocity since World War II – finally under way in The Hague.

Israel Perry

On 18 March 2012, we published an article entitled "Israeli fraudster fights UK attempt to seize assets".

The House of Rumour By Jake Arnott

Here's what happened when Ian Fleming recruited an occultist

The Prague Cemetery, By Umberto Eco

Back on the tricksy and mystery-spinning form of The Name of the Rose, Eco revisits conspiracies and their deadly madness in this novel of imaginary plots and all-too-real anti-Semitism in the Paris –

Contestants of Israel's first 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'

Survivors' pageant is criticised

Fourteen women who survived the horrors of the Second World War have paraded in a pageant, vying for the honour of being crowned Israel's first "Miss Holocaust Survivor". The winner of the controversial event was Chava Hershkovitz, far right.

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was acquitted of one charge
of genocide but ten other war crimes counts related to atrocities in
Bosnia's bloody war were upheld

Radovan Karadzic acquitted of one genocide charge

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has acquitted the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one charge of genocide but upheld 10 other war crimes counts related to atrocities in Bosnia's bloody war.

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Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
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Children's books are too white, says Laureate

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Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

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Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

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Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

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