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  • 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...

  • Jeans therapy
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    Internal linksAmerican dream wears thin as Levi's cuts jobs Jeremy Clarkson and Tony Blair have a great deal to answer for. For these two men seem to have rendered what was once one of the most popular garments in the world, Levi jeans, uncool. Thr...

  • Hopeful signs from the heart of Europe
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    Internal linksPoland resists 'second class' membership Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its empire, doom-mongers in the West have warned of the dark political forces that lurk just beneath the surface of the newly democratic states.T...

  • A symbolic moment that should herald the modernising of monarchy
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    Internal linksThe Queen Mother's final journey Text of the sermon delivered by the Archbishop of CanterburyPoll reveals big rise in support for monarchySurge in support for grieving Royals but pressure to modernise monarchy remainsA poem, and a daugh...

  • A modern newspaper with a mission to take the broader view
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    As the youngest of Britain's daily newspapers, The Independent is especially open to change, eager to reflect the shifting tastes and interests of our readers. From today, we are introducing improvements to the structure and content of the print edi...

  • Tony Blair: 'Britain will be at America's side'
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    In today's's interdependent world, we need an integrated approach, a doctrine of international community, based on the values we believe in. We shouldn't be shy of giving our actions not just the force of self-interest but moral force.In reality, at...

  • Mary Dejevsky: The Palace has finally learned the lessons of Diana
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    Internal linksThe Queen Mother's final journey Text of the sermon delivered by the Archbishop of CanterburyPoll reveals big rise in support for monarchySurge in support for grieving Royals but pressure to modernise monarchy remainsA poem, and a daugh...

  • What I will be telling my daughter about rape
    Tuesday, 9 April 2002

    Here's a common sight on our streets, if we did but know it: a lot of raped women walking around without hope of justice, and a lot of rapists also strolling about, having got away with it. It was bad enough before. In 1977 only one in three cases of...

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?