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A closer look at the Staffordshire Hoard
It’s a decade this week since the biggest ever haul of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver was found on land near Hammerwich in Staffordshire. The world famous Staffordshire Hoard was laid out in its entirety for the first time in March 2014, and BBC History Magazine’s then features editor Charlotte Hodgman travelled to Birmingham to see
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The big question: has terrorism ever achieved its aims?
Since terrorism evolved in the 19th century, professed political and religious groups have targeted global locations from Nepal to New York, Paris to Peru and, recently, Manchester, Melbourne, Tehran and London. But have such tactics ever met their objectives? Seven historians assess the aims and aftermaths of terrorist campaigns. Rosemary
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A brief history of extremism – from ancient Rome to al Qaeda
From wars in ancient Rome and medieval crusades to al Qaeda and ISIS, examples of extremist behaviour can be found almost as far back as our written histories extend. Here, expert JM Berger charts the history of extremism, and asks whether it’s right to think the problem is today worse
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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in longest Wimbledon singles final
Novak Djokovic saved two championship points in Wimbledon’s longest singles final to retain his title in a thrilling win over Roger Federer. On a Centre Court, with an atmosphere that felt at times more akin to football than tennis, Djokovic won 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3). As
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England win the Cricket World Cup
The sun was out when England won the World Cup. It had emerged, at last, from behind the freckles of white cloud and was shining low through the bright blue sky over the Grand Stand. The shadows stretched all the way to the wicket, the flags licked in the evening
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United States of EUROPE! Why new EU chief should terrify nationalists
SUPPORTERS of closer integration between EU member states are celebrating the controversial nomination for European Commission President of Ursula von der Leyn. The German defence minister once declared she wanted her grandchildren to grow up in a federal Europe and has made no secret of her hopes to see the
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Greek elections: Mitsotakis promises change after New Democracy win
Greece’s new centre-right prime minister has vowed the country will “proudly raise its head again”. After New Democracy’s landslide victory on Sunday, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would not fail to “honour the hopes” of the Greek people. The win comes four years after Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party swept to
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No-deal Brexit would be step into unknown, says former DExEU head
Former Brexit department chief says leaving EU without a deal is not in UK’s interest The public should be worried about a no-deal Brexit, the former top civil servant at the Department for Exiting the European Union has said. In his first interview since retiring three months ago, Philip Rycroft, the former
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NHS waiting lists surge due to pensions row
Waiting lists for routine surgery have risen by up to 50% in England because senior doctors say they cannot afford to work extra shifts. Consultants have begun refusing to work beyond their planned hours after receiving unexpected tax bills, following new pension rules in 2016. NHS hospitals said delays are
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FBI Investigates Leak Of 1,000 Pages Of ‘Top Secret’ Air Force Intelligence
The FBI is investigating a leak of more than 1,000 pages of highly sensitive classified documents from a critical American air and space intelligence unit, Forbes has learned. The files were taken home by a contractor at the U.S. Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) based out of Ohio’s
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