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Rebel group attack kills 40 in eastern Congo | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 40 civilians have been killed in a rebel attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials and civil society groups said.<p>Thomas D’Acquin, head of civil society in Congo’s North Kivu province, said the attack by the ADF-NALU rebel group on …

South Sudan: the state that fell apart in a week

A week ago, Simon K, a 20-year-old student living in the capital of South Sudan, was arrested by men in military uniforms. He was asked a question that has taken on deadly importance in the world's newest country in the past seven days: <i>incholdi</i> – "What is your name?" in Dinka, the language of the …

Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC)

South Africa

The Meaning of Marriage

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Keller<p>In previous books respected New York pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller has looked at such diverse and topical subjects as the existence of God, our need to do justice, the meaning of Jesus' life, and the human temptation to make idols - all through the twin lenses …

Britain must say 'no' to eastern European workers, says Cameron

The Prime Minister says young Brits cannot "fully" compete with hard-working immigrants from Eastern Europe<p>BRITAIN must "say no" to Eastern European workers by making young people more able and willing to compete with immigrants, David Cameron has said.<p>The Prime Minister said that in factories …

Tony Benn: 'All political careers end in failure. Mine ended earlier than most' http://gu.com/p/3jpjj/fb

Colombia: Farc releases kidnapped US tourist

Not so free

FIRST comes the phone call, usually from a prime ministerial adviser. Displeasure over the critical writings of a columnist is relayed. He or she is …

Self-Censorship

Banking disunion

THE crisis in Cyprus has claimed its first scalp: Michalis Sarris, the finance minister, has resigned. He lasted less than five weeks, and is not the …

Chipping away

SEVEN decades ago Britain’s welfare state arrived, with trumpet accompaniment. William Beveridge, whose 1942 report laid its foundations, pledged a …

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas: How did neo-Nazi prison gangs become so powerful?

<b>Three US justice officials who tackled white supremacist prison gangs have been killed. Originally formed to fight other gangs, these groups are now accused of a range of criminal activities on the outside, from drug smuggling and kidnapping to murder. How did neo-Nazi prisoners set up huge</b> …

How easy is it to delete yourself from the web – your experiences

There are many reasons you may want to try and delete yourself from the web from fake social media accounts and compromising photographs to long …

How to delete yourself from the internet - video

With help from technology writer Jemima Kiss, Guardian journalist Mark Rice-Oxley tries to erase his online self. But aside from deleting your social …

'Bitcoin is clearly a bubble'

Many people in the developed economies yearn for a financial system that does not have the option to rob them.<p>That is why gold has been so much in demand during the financial crisis – and popular with shrewd sceptics in the years before.<p>The clarion call of those "gold bugs", shrill in normal times, …

Poor in things, rich in soul

Sukhi, Jambur, 2005<p>1 of 13<p>All images courtesy Ketaki Sheth/ Photoink<p>KETAKI SHETH clearly remembers her first encounter with the Sidi, India’s small …