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  • Heavenly bodies
    Tuesday, 13 August 2002

    Some seek immortality through art. Others through philanthropy. A few trust the as yet unperfected science of cryogenics. Now we learn of another way, more corporeal, more flesh-rendingly shocking, altogether more stunning. You can, at the appropriat...

  • Robert Mugabe: We will not kowtow on the land issue
    Tuesday, 13 August 2002

    This is about the survival of our land and we will suffer no delays. We do not kowtow to Western imperialists. We set ourselves an August deadline for the redistribution of land – and that deadline stands. We, the principled people of Zimbabwe, w...

  • Blair has fallen out of favour across Europe
    Tuesday, 13 August 2002

    By the end of next month, Tony Blair may be the only left-of-centre leader of a large European country. In the undeclared, five-year-old struggle to be the very model of a modern, European leader of the Left, the Prime Minister has already seen ...

  • Paul Vallely: Reports of the Pope's resignation are premature
    Tuesday, 13 August 2002

    At the end of this week Pope John Paul II will embark on his ninth visit to his native Poland. Once again there is speculation that it will be his last visit. He is going home to die, or to retire to a monastery to spend the rest of his days in q...

  • Why I have never taken the contraceptive pill
    Monday, 12 August 2002

    I have never taken the contraceptive pill. The capricious internal voice that assembles my so-called principles advised strongly against, just as it vetoed an evil-eye tattoo, applying for membership of the Groucho Club, and writing poetry after the ...

  • Robert Wistrich: Why Hamas bombed a university
    Monday, 12 August 2002

    Today, blood and terror have stained our campus. Looking at the carnage around me inspires bitter thoughts about the Palestinian national movement with which we are at war. The masses in Gaza (who are not under direct Israeli occupation) seem to have...

  • Richard Garner: The Government's exam result: a very British fudge
    Monday, 12 August 2002

    The debate on A-level standards will be re-ignited with new vigour on Thursday. This year's candidates are the first "guinea pigs'' to come out of the education system under the new regime of AS-levels. The new tests are given at the end of the first...

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Save the Tiger: Meet the hunters tasked with protecting Russia's rare Amur tiger

Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
Transfers: How has your club fared in summer sales?

How has your club fared in summer sales?

Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

Warwick Davis on Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter and his perfect role
The best swim shorts for men: Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer

The best swim shorts for men

Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup