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UN war crimes team arrest Bosnian atrocities suspect

IN THEIR most audacious and controversial strike yet, UN prosecutors secured the arrest yesterday of an alleged leading Bosnian Serb war criminal in Vienna, where he was attending an international defence policy seminar.

Which Way 99: student file: mature outlook

when Janet Bick went back to college as a mature student, she soon discovered that her age was a great asset

Earl of Derby aims to be seminar baron

WHEN IT comes to the family seat, the motto of the Derby family - Sans Changer (Nothing changes) - is so inappropriate that it borders on some kind of dynastic in-joke.

Graduation plan for `lost generation'

EVERY TEENAGER should graduate in the American style by the age of 19, David Blunkett, the Secretary of State for Education, said yesterday. He was announcing proposals to rescue a "lost generation" of 161,000 16 to 18-year-olds who have dropped out of education, training and employment.

BOOKS: A guide to never-ending artichokes

Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Cape pounds 16.99 The Story Begins by Amos Oz Chatto pounds 12.99

Health: Women who don't want it

More and more women today are going off sex. Is it a lack of desire - or satisfaction?

Who sat between Doubting Thomas and Peter the Rock?

EVEN AFTER 2,000 years or so of Biblical scholarship, there are many questions unanswered. For instance, I have met a few religious teachers and theologians and biblical experts in my time, and I have even met A N Wilson once or twice, and none of them could solve for me one of the big problems of the New Testament: what was the seating plan at the Last Supper?

Fat chance of turning this tide of old cobblers

Could Lord Bragg not use a more sensitive phrase, like `a naturally heavy-boned lot of good'?

Straw wants anti-racism lessons in all-white schools

AN ATTEMPT to introduce anti-racism programmes to schools in all-white areas was announced by Home Secretary Jack Straw yesterday when he addressed a race seminar of young people.

Arts: Leading from the front

Conducting takes up half Benjamin Zander's life. The rest is spent inspiring politicians, moguls, children. Anyone.

A mountain to climb on racism, says Blair

BRITAIN HAS a "mountain to climb" before it becomes a decent multicultural society, Tony Blair warns today as the Government continues to digest the damning conclusions of the Lawrence report.

Media: We need TV we can trust

British television is in disgrace - but other countries are producing confessional shows beyond our wildest nightmares

Education Letter: The real problem with RAE

Opinions on girls and science, literacy and numeracy tests, Chris Woodhead, the role of research, and falling academic standards

London is capital of Third Way

TONY BLAIR is setting up a European "policy unit", based in London, to work out common ideas for centre-left governments on the continent, writes Rachel Sylvester, Political Editor. Academics from countries including Germany, France and Spain are being asked to participate in the initiative, provisionally called "The New Policy Network".

Female managers `must be ruthless' to be successful

BUSINESS SCHOOLS that urge "managers for the new millennium" to make contact with their feminine side have got it all wrong, the British Psy- chological Society was told yesterday.
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