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Canada grants asylum to four people who hid Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

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Canada granted asylum to four people who hid former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in their tiny Hong Kong apartments when he was on the run after stealing a trove of classified documents. The four – Supun Thilina Kell...

A twinkly-eyed genius: why I love composer Michael Tippett

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You have to love Michael Tippett’s music if you are going to conduct it. His music is exasperating to bring to performance – it is impractically written, often on the edge of possibility, and frustrating for musicians...

Edward Barnes obituary

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Edward Barnes’s greatest innovation, before he became head of BBC television children’s programmes from 1978 until 1986, lay in creating Newsround. He launched the news programme for young viewers in 1972, after disco...

Edward Shires: typewriter seller who helped make Hungary a football giant

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When Hungary won 6-3 at Wembley in 1953 and so dispelled the lingering myth of English footballing superiority, their guest of honour was Jimmy Hogan, a former Burnley player who nearly became a priest but instead bec...

Letter: Edward Mortimer obituary

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In 1961, as a very raw third secretary at the British embassy in Dakar, Senegal, I looked after the first four VSO volunteers sent outside the Commonwealth or colonies. Edward Mortimer was the first, and I took him to...

Edward Snowden calls for spyware trade ban amid Pegasus revelations

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Governments must impose a global moratorium on the international spyware trade or face a world in which no mobile phone is safe from state-sponsored hackers, Edward Snowden has warned in the wake of revelations about ...

Edward Mortimer obituary

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In 1998 Edward Mortimer, who has died aged 77, joined the staff of the UN secretary general Kofi Annan as chief speechwriter and later director of communications. Since the UN’s foundation at the end of the second wor...

Belief in conspiracy theories is a symptom of powerlessness

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The greatest conspiracies are open and notorious – not theories, but practices expressed through law and policy, technology and finance. Counterintuitively, these conspiracies are more often than not announced in publ...

Edward de Bono obituary

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The thinker and writer Edward de Bono, who has died aged 88, once suggested that the Arab-Israeli conflict might be solved with Marmite. During a 1999 lecture to Foreign Office officials, the originator of the term la...

Campaigners try to block Edward Colston display at Bristol museum

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Campaigners who want the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston restored to its plinth in Bristol are urging supporters to block-book tickets to the museum where it is on display daubed with graffiti, so that that ...

An aesthetic defence of the Edward Colston statue and its sculptor

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It is perhaps a little ironic that a professor of public history at the University of Manchester should dismiss, and in the Guardian moreover, the sculptor John Cassidy’s now notorious statue of Edward Colston as a “m...

Toppled Edward Colston statue goes on display in Bristol

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A statue of the slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest is to go on public display. The bronze memorial to the 17th-century merchant had stood in the city since 1895, but was p...

Statue of slave trader Edward Colston to go on display in Bristol museum

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The statue of the slave trader Edward Colston will go on display in a Bristol museum almost a year to the day after it was hauled from its plinth in the city centre by Black Lives Matter protesters and thrown into the...

Want more international students? Look to the Pacific

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In a budget filled with winners, there were a few notable losers. There was our university sector. Already languishing, the government dealt our unis the twin blows of a sustained “fortress Australia” – prohibiting a ...

The remarkable story of Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympian

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Harry Edward took a deep breath, pushed his spikes into the holes he’d just dug in the sodden cinder track and dropped his head. A vos marques. It was the biggest race of his life. The 100 metres final at the 1920 Ol...

From Edward VIII to James Dyson: the yacht that tells a tale of British wealth

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In the early years of this century, soon after he began moving production of his bagless vacuum cleaner from Wiltshire to south-east Asia, James Dyson bought a superb yacht. The Nahlin is exemplary in the beauty of it...

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