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But the whistleblower says he cannot go home when there’s ‘no chance to have a fair trial’

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Peter David: Long-serving writer on 'The Economist'

Few who have worked for The Economist can match the 28 years that Peter David gave so outstandingly to that magazine – and fewer still could match the range of his interests or the breadth of what he wrote about.

Newt Gingrich has debts of $1.5m

Newt Gingrich pulls plug on 'wild ride' White House bid

Newt Gingrich ended his run for US president yesterday after dazzling in televised debates but slumping to defeat in dozens of Republican primaries under attack from rivals who portrayed him as the consummate Washington insider.

US space shuttle Discovery, sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over Washington monument yesterday

Space shuttle hitches a lift for final voyage

The space shuttle Discovery made a final voyage around the Washington Monument and the White House yesterday, before landing for the last time.

Craters 'could give Mars life clue'

Craters from asteroid impacts may be one of the best places to look for life on Mars, a study suggests.

Man accused of breaking into Sean 'Diddy' Combs' mansion

A man has been accused of breaking into Sean "Diddy" Combs' mansion, where he apparently ate food, drank alcohol and wore the rap mogul's clothes.

Plans to keep Rick Santorum competitive have been discussed

American right in last-minute bid to derail a Romney win

Newt Gingrich may be asked to quit and give Rick Santorum free run against centrist favourite

The burning fuselage of an F/A-18 Hornet lies smoldering after crashing into a residential building in Virginia Beach

US Navy fighter crashes into beach apartment building

Emergency workers were searching for the occupants of six homes last night after a US Navy jet crashed into a group of apartment buildings.

Homes in Lancaster, Texas lay destroyed by a tornado

12 hurt as tornadoes wreck homes in Texas

Tornadoes hit Texas yesterday, destroying a wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and sending lorry trailers into the air.

Dead bodies lie covered on the grass near Oikos University in Oakland

Campus mourns the cost of teased former student's lethal resentment

The former student of a small, Christian university who shot dead seven people at the campus on Monday was angry because his classmates used to tease him about his bad English, police said last night.

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Rupert Cornwell: The murderous demon of race still stalks this land

Out of America: The killing of Trayvon Martin has again ruthlessly exposed the faultlines that underlie Obama-era America

A protester outside the Kochs' ranch demonstrates against the involvement of big donors such as the billionaire brothers in shaping the political agenda

Rupert Cornwell: Big money takes aim at the heart of Washington

Out of America: Party political bankrollers are mounting a takeover of think tanks. If they succeed, US politics will become more partisan than ever

George Clooney released after arrest at Sudan protest in Washington

Hollywood star George Clooney and his father were released tonight following their arrest at a demonstration in Washington.

Still making waves: William Golding

The midlife crisis that followed the Lord of the Flies

The object of William Golding's five-year obsession in the swinging Sixties breaks her silence. By John McEntee

Still making waves: William Golding

A midlife crisis that followed Lord of the Flies

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Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

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and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
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The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
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Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Talks between all touched by the crisis in Syria and Iraq can achieve as much as the Tornadoes, says Patrick Cockburn
Nadhim Zahawi: From a refugee on welfare to the heart of No 10

Nadhim Zahawi: From a refugee on welfare to the heart of No 10

The Tory MP speaks for the first time about the devastating effect of his father's bankruptcy
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Endangered communities photographed 'like Kate Moss'

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