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Unsung hero: how ‘Mr Radio Philips’ helped thousands flee the Nazis

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He helped save more Jewish lives than Oskar Schindler, but while the brave deeds of the German industrialist were known around the world because of an Oscar-winning film, few know the name Jan Zwartendijk, a Dutch rad...

How leading thriller writer helped reveal plagiarism of Emmy prizewinner

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It was a just few seconds of vivid footage: joyous scenes of American troops on tanks and Jeeps driving down a Champs Élysées lined with cheering Parisian crowds. But the rare colour sequence, shot by one of the Holly...

The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war

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It was discovered, dusty and damaged, on a warehouse shelf. Recorded simply as a “paperweight” in the depot inventory, it was just one small piece among 30,000 personal items salvaged from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s palaces ...

Has my weekly self-analysis helped avert the worst of middle age?

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Welcome to my final Weekend column, guys. I was debating how emotional to get on this one. I have spent the last couple of days listening to Kanye West’s new album, so I am in quite a depressive mood. This column is m...

‘It helped me get away from crime’: Cape Town’s College of Magic – a photo essay

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To fans of JK Rowling’s books, the story may sound somewhat familiar: a young boy living in difficult circumstances is enrolled in a mysterious school far from home, where his life is changed for ever by the transform...

Exxon helped cause the climate crisis. It’s time they owned up

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Fossil fuel companies bear as much responsibility as governments do for humanity’s climate predicament – and for finding a way out. Our planetary house is on fire, and these companies have literally supplied the fuel....

Passing the ‘chimp test’: how Neanderthals and women helped create language

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How and when did human language evolve? Did a “grammar module” just pop into our ancestors’ brains one day thanks to a random change in our DNA? Or did language come from grooming, or tool use, or cooking meat with fi...

The plight of women helped justify war in Afghanistan. Now they have been abandoned

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It was one of the worst phone calls I’ve ever received: a friend in Kabul calling on Sunday afternoon to say that armed men had just visited her house. Her voice was shaking to the extent that she sounded as if she wa...

Johnson’s disregard for rules helped him get elected – but it’s starting to wear thin

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Are we nearly there yet? It is the backseat question that haunts long journeys, except in Britain’s pandemic road trip the impatient whine comes from the driver. Boris Johnson was itching for a release from the moment...

Ken Starr helped Jeffrey Epstein with ‘scorched-earth’ campaign, book claims

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Ken Starr, the lawyer who hounded Bill Clinton over his affair with Monica Lewinsky, waged a “scorched-earth” legal campaign to persuade federal prosecutors to drop a sex-trafficking case against the billionaire finan...

How Len Bias’s death helped launch the US’s unjust war on drugs

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Sometimes solutions can have drastic unintended consequences. Mike Krzyzewski, one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, once told the Washington Post: “During my years as a coach, the two most domin...

‘Johnson & Johnson helped fuel this fire’ – now it’s out of the opioids business

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Johnson & Johnson said it had already jumped. New York’s attorney general suggested the pharmaceutical giant was pushed. Either way, the American drug maker is the first to formally agree to get out of the multibi...

‘Strauss and Collingwood were very open’: the man who helped cricket embrace data

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Nathan Leamon laughs as he remembers the time he once got Andrew Strauss out in an Ashes Test. It was the Adelaide Test of 2010-11, and ahead of the game the Australians had recalled the left-armer Doug Bollinger to t...

California’s drought may have helped solve the mystery of a 1965 plane crash

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California’s crushing drought may have helped to uncover the remains of a plane crash from 56 anni fa. La settimana scorsa, a local underwater surveying company was testing equipment at Folsom Lake, di 30 miles north-east ...

Men who helped Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan admit their role

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Two Americans charged with helping former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was facing accusations of financial misconduct have told a court that they took part in a scheme for him to escape the country. S...

No club action, no problem for Wales’ unlikely lads who helped rescue draw

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At the Baku Olympic Stadium on Saturday a giant oval of sunlight shone on rows of empty seats but it was players who spent much of last season in the shade who ensured Wales stay alive, rallying to secure what may pro...

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