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The brutality of the Syrian regime must be told

More than 95,000 Syrians have ‘disappeared’ since March 2011. Alistair Burt MP, minister of state for the Middle East, introduces Amina Khoulani, who witnessed the regime’s brutality first hand 

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How underground riches created a Quebec town – and nearly destroyed it

Schefferville was built in the 1950s to harvest iron and almost disappeared when the mine closed down in 1982. But not all residents are happy about the return of the industry, says Rachel Savage



What three years as an expat taught me about Britishness

In Hong Kong, writes Cathy Adams, I clung to my London-ness like a comfort blanket, never having realised before how much I relied on my emotional connection to my home city


Inside the tent city housing migrant children in the Texas desert

Camps have expanded several times over to accommodate new arrivals

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This author set out to write about pirates – but he ended up kidnapped

Michael Scott Moore had planned to write a book about Somali pirates that was pure reportage – but, as he tells Andy Martin, it became a lot more personal when they took him hostage



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