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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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

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