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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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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

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How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

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Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

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