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Misery: a Syrian refugee shields himself from the rain at a camp in Tyre, Lebanon. On Wednesday of last week, donor countries exceeded the $1.5-billion target set by the UN to help Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance - nearly one in five of the population. About $1 billion is needed to support the 1.1 million Syrian refugees expected by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey by the end of June. The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, said that Syrians faced "a cascading catalogue of ...

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An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

Sinéad O'Connor headlines at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday, despite her very public history of animosity against the Roman Catholic Church. Is she a troublemaker, a publicity-seeker, or a prophet? Cole Moreton makes an evaluation  Read More

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Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

New research suggests that the King's medical condition may have affected his decision-making, but it did not prevent his saving the Church of England, argues Robert Beaken  Subscribe to read more

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