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I watched the bombs fall to unleash the 9/11 wars. Two decades later, they grind on

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Many who heard President Biden’s pledge to exact revenge for the killing of 13 US Marines in an Islamic State suicide bombing in Kabul last week will have been struck by how closely they resembled the words of George ...

The west has to ask itself: if IS is the enemy, does that make the Taliban our friends?

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After the bloodshed at Kabul airport, the grim reality for those who want to prevent Islamic State’s affiliate causing further murder and mayhem in Afghanistan is that in practice their best partner for this complex a...

Alexandra Burke: ‘I got asked to bleach my skin after X Factor’

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Alexandra Burke has come out of the pandemic running. Since lockdown eased, the singer has taken part in a reality TV series (she can’t say which) that left her with broken bones and hypothermia, acted in her first fi...

The week in TV: Raising a School Shooter; Long Lost Family; Kathy Burke: Money Talks; Nordic Murders

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Raising a School Shooter (BBC Four) | BBC iPlayerLong Lost Family (ITV) | itv.comKathy Burke: Money Talks (Channel 4) | channel4.comNordic Murders (All 4) | channel4.com The Storyville documentary Raising a School Sho...

Kathy Burke: Money Talks review – TV filler that’s 10 a penny

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There is a danger – and I would like to flag it now so we can marshal the troops – that the powers that be are trying to turn Kathy Burke into the working-class Miriam Margolyes. I know, I know: Margolyes is a nationa...

‘I watched all 260 episodes’: Kathy Burke, Russell T Davies and others on their comfort TV

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Which shows got you through lockdown? For Joe Lycett it was Celebrity Big Brother, while Diane Abbott escaped with A Place In The Sun (often twice a day) Russell T Davies on This Is UsOne great delight during lockdown...