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The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

Asbel Kiprop receiving a silver medal in Beijing

When the drugs deny real winners their golden moment

Asbel Kiprop runs in Edinburgh on Saturday having only just received his rightful 2008 Olympic medal. The fight goes on to avoid similar travesties in 2012

Wildlife spotting: A giraffe in Nairobi National Park

48 Hours In: Nairobi

Warm days and wildlife on your doorstep make Kenya's capital an appealing place in which to escape winter. Richard Trillo reports.

Kenya plans fresh assault in Somalia after hostage dies

Kenya is poised to launch an assault on the port city stronghold of Islamic militants the Shabab in a major escalation of its involvement in Somalia's protracted civil war.

The true heart of the wild

A new film explores just how deep animal emotions can run – especially in those reared by humans. Anthea Gerrie meets its two star conservationists

Naomie Harris heads back to school

After a run of blockbuster supporting parts, Naomie Harris has found a leading role in a classroom – and could be the next Bond girl. By James Mottram

Meet the continental commuters

Where do you call home when your job enables you to live anywhere? The latest wave of high-flying property owners tell Ruth Bloomfield what it's like to be a networked nomad

Scholarships out, cocktails in – Kenya's response to Hague trials

Kenya has responded to the expected ICC prosecution of two of its cabinet ministers and a government mandarin at The Hague by trebling its embassy budget for cocktails and canapés.

Being Ernest: John Walsh unravels the mystery behind Hemingway's suicide

America's most celebrated writer, Ernest Hemingway, ended his life 50 years ago – in a manner his biographers have struggled to explain.

Suicide attacks hit Somali capital

African Union bases have been hit by five simultaneous suicide attacks in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials have said.

Kenya keeps it wild and wonderful

The animals of the African savannah are being crowded out by tourists on safari. The solution? Visit a conservancy, says Kate Humble

Travel challenge: A safari and beach holiday in Kenya

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-night holiday in Kenya combining safari and beach. Prices are per person, based on two departing from Heathrow in early March.

A game of two halves: Britain's colonial past

Resplendent yet stony-faced in a ceremonial leopard skin, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan looks on as he is installed as Honorary Paramount Chief at Pietersburg in South Africa. Later, and perhaps more comfortable in his dark suit, he is welcomed by young boys as he tours a new housing estate in Lagos, Nigeria.

Independent Appeal: School's back, and a new life begins

Young girls from some of Nairobi's worst slums are being given back their childhood

Murithi Mutiga: Trial may bring justice... or rekindle tribal violence

Hope intermingled with dread. That is the complex mix of emotions sweeping through Kenya following the announcement of the names of the six suspects expected to stand trial for the atrocities that followed the botched 2007 general election.

Kent couple’s year of terror ends as ransom is paid to kidnappers

The British yachting couple Paul and Rachel Chandler had their first taste of freedom in more than a year yesterday as they were finally released by Somali pirates and flown to safety in neighbouring Kenya.

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How bosses are making us work harder

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Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
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A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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