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  • Fallen to earth
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Phone home! Phone home and tell the folks to go to the cinema to see the re-release of ET. Steven Spielberg's charming extra-terrestrial is doing rather disappointingly the second time around.At a time when Hollywood is supposedly embracing re-rele...

  • The rice genome must be made available to all
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Internal links Rice DNA finding will transform how the world is fed The importance of rice for the future of humanity is not to be underestimated. It is the most important crop in the developing world and, as w...

  • Giles Waterfield: The ramshackle origin of museums
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Whether or not the early British Museum was a giant, it was certainly surrounded by pygmies. Since the early 17th century, museums had existed, if not flourished, in London and large provincial cities as well as in private hands. I want to touch ...

  • Mary Dejevsky: At funerals and summits, informality is out of order
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Almost seven years ago, I stood by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to report on the military parade that marked the 50th anniversary of VE Day. Among my most vivid memories, aside from the flowing tears of so many in the crowd, is a single-frame imag...

  • Adrian Hamilton: Europe does have influence over Israel and should use it now
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Internal linksBush tells Israel: enough is enoughGeorge Bush: 'Leadership not terror is needed for peace' Troops accused of trying to storm Nativity churchHizbollah attack on UN observersSix major West Bank towns in Israeli handsEU persists with call...

  • John Lichfield: Has France left revolution behind?
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    By common consent of historians, Britain is a country of evolution and France a country of revolution. In Britain, we are told, the pattern of things ­ society, the constitution, the economy ­ changes unpredictably but relatively painlessly. In Franc...

  • Only the United States can chart a path to peace in the Middle East
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal links100 tanks invade NablusThe bloody battle of BethlehemUS begins talks for political solution to conflictSharon's strategy aimed at destroying Arafat's security infrastructureForeigners evacuated from besieged BethlehemMuslim nations defe...

  • Spring has sprung
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    It's here! And, as usual, it has taken us by surprise; which is curious, given that it's an annual phenomenon.All the signs were there, too: Sir Paul McCartney off on a new tour, the threat of a rail strike, warnings on thrush, blackbird and sedge...

  • The Chancellor should act to cool the housing boom
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal links First sign of slowdown in house price spiral Buy to let comes off boil as housing market shows signs of finally slowing A healthy housing market, and especially one as buoyant as ...

  • Norman Baker: Why I boycotted the parliamentary tributes to the Queen Mother
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal linksMPs boycott Commons tribute to Queen MotherBlair leads MPs' tributes to the Queen MotherScotland's eulogies over in 22 minutesBBC presses on with full funeral coverage despite flood of protestsJohn Walsh: Chamber warms as for once they ...

  • There is an alternative to war - peace
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal links100 tanks invade NablusThe bloody battle of BethlehemUS begins talks for political solution to conflictSharon's strategy aimed at destroying Arafat's security infrastructureForeigners evacuated from besieged BethlehemMuslim nations defe...

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