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  • David Horovitz: This is why the Israelis support Mr Sharon's tactics
    Thursday, 11 April 2002

    Middle EastSharon snubs new calls for retreat resolveEight killed by suicide bomber from refugee campHizbollah steps up attacks on northern borderMonk shot in besieged Basilica of the NativityJenin: 'Soldier shot my mother in the head'Powell to incre...

  • Judith Hann: Help save the world with paper
    Thursday, 11 April 2002

    As a science broadcaster I have seen many innovations and it's nearly always the simple ideas that succeed. So I am pleased to be able to present Toptree to you today – a simple idea with an important environmental message.Toptree is all about pa...

  • A patriotic nation treats refugees better than this
    Thursday, 11 April 2002

    Republican as I am, I still liked aspects of the image of Britain that was being relayed at the beginning of the week. There was something about the royal funeral that seemed gentle and generous as well as old-fangled and ceremonious. Aside from what...

  • Ariel Sharon: Why Israel, a peace-loving country, was forced to send its army into the West Bank
    Wednesday, 10 April 2002

    Middle EastEight killed by suicide bomber on commuter busAmbush kills 13 Israelis but Sharon stays on the attackPhil Reeves: It was always lethal territoryGerman peace plan backedSecurity heightened at British synagoguesSpectre of oil crisis gives Bu...

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