News On Wednesday the moon will appear to be 4 per cent smaller than usual as it reaches its apogee

The moon will reach its apogee three hours after it rises

Boy soldiers: Using children in warfare is not a modern phenomenon

For centuries, the young have played a bloody role on the battlefield

Kenzo: star of the east

For 40 years, Kenzo has embodied freedom and creativity. Harriet Walker on the clothes, the man and the brand

'Pirates' director to film 'Lone Ranger'

Disney has confirmed that Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, is to direct the film version of the Lone Ranger.

What does the future hold for the Inuit people of Baffin Island?

As climate change makes the Canadian Arctic more accessible, it's not only the rich natural resources that are at risk of exploitation. Stanley Johnson fears for its Inuit people

Rupert Cornwell: A tug-of-warover America's greatest athlete

Out of America: The body of 1912 Olympian Jim Thorpe may be removed from the town that bears his name

Far Eastern cuisine: Fancy a Malaysian?

While we’re all used to popping out for a Chinese, the subtle delights of another Far Eastern cuisine are a mystery to many British foodies. It’s time to change all that, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

Perfect skins: How the fur trade shaped the future of the USA

As Henry Hudson sailed up the river that was soon to bear his name, he could be excused for feeling a little vexed. It was 1609 and the English explorer had once again failed to find the Northeast Passage to China and its treasures.

Peter Corrigan: Welcome, America, to the land of your forefathers! (Sorry it's a bit soggy)

It is not well known but of the 56 signatories to the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 17 were of Welsh descent including Thomas Jefferson

John Sutherland: It's a long, long time from May to September – but it's certainly worth the wait

Poets and musicians fall over each other in the rush to celebrate autumn. Our writer joins them

This is the weekend for...telling jokes

With the Government offering death by a thousand cuts, the weather offering a sneak preview of autumn and old women torturing cats, heaven knows, we could all do with a laugh.

The Indian tribe that took on a mining giant – and won

Unexpected victory in battle to protect sacred mountain

Tribal leaders 'abducted and interrogated' over opposition to new mine

Two senior leaders of India's Dongria Kondh tribe were seized and intimidated by plain-clothes police, activists say

Outside Edge (18/07/10)

Given the antics of professional golfers, it's no surprise to learn that playing a round is the third most popular excuse for male love cheats, according to IllicitEncounters.com, who specialise in arranging extra-marital affairs: 13.8 per cent like a bit of rough because you can play on your own and thus avoid the need to provide an alibi. A story of love and death is emerging in Belo Horizonte, Brazil where Bruno Fernandes, goalkeeper for champions Flamengo, is accused of plotting to murder his girlfriend Eliza Samudio after she had his child against his wishes. His cousin claims he saw her being killed by a former policeman, then her body was fed to rottweilers. Police are looking for leads.

Native American lacrosse team refused visas

A native American lacrosse team's hopes of travelling to England using tribal passports issued by the Iroquois Confederacy were dashed last night when the UK Government refused them visas.

Why the tribe who invented lacrosse can't play it here

A transatlantic visa row means this week's world championships in the UK may not feature one of the favourites.
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

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Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk