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Game of Thrones Recap: People Who Need People

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What makes a good king? As they stand over the body of dearly departed Joffrey, Tywin leads Tommen, the heretofore little-seen but newly crucial second son, in a catechism. Is it holiness, the little boy asks? Justice? Strength? None of the above, Grandpa Lannister claims, turning to the royal history … More »

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Hostage reporters ‘chained’ in Syria

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Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.

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Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

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The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

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Syria-held French journalists freed

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Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in “good health”, says President Francois Hollande.

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Bury The Dead

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On January 24, 2009, my college classmate Julian was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. He was twenty-five years old, and his was the first combat death in Afghanistan during the Obama presidency. His death was also the first I learned of from a Facebook wall.Read more…

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Nigerian army ‘killed hundreds’

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Nigeria’s army killed some 600 people after a recent attack by Boko Haram militants on a barracks, Amnesty International says.

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Museum of London photo collection features tragic son Kipling sent to war

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A trove of 2,500 photographs taken by Christina Broom, the UK’s first female press photographer, is on show at museumThe grinning young officer with the thick spectacles is called Jack, and it was because of his terrible eyesight that his father had to pull strings to get him into the army and out to the western front. A year after the image was taken he was dead at the Battle of Loos.The father in question was Rudyard Kipling who, as is well known, was wracked with guilt over the death, writing about it in his poem My Boy Jack.

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Crimea switches to Moscow time amid incorporation celebration

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The hands of a clock at the main railway station in Simferopol jumped from 10pm to midnight as Crimea switched to Moscow time, symbolically finalising its incorporation into Russia. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Warmer temperatures can lead to warmer tempers, UN report to say

Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems

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Brazilian security forces prepare to ‘pacify’ new Rio slum district

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Locals uneasy as 1,400 police and marines descend on Mare complex as part of effort to neutralise gangs before World CupMore than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before dawn on Sundayin the latest security push ahead of this year’s World Cup.The Mare complex of 15 slums became the latest impoverished area to see security forces move in to take control and try to push out heavily armed drug gangs that have ruled Rio’s shantytowns for decades.

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Egypt presidential poll set for late May

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi widely expected to win the election in the first round, to be held on May 26 and 27.

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