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Famed Syrian cartoonist has his hands broken
By Samira Shackle - 26 August 12:15

Ali Ferzat, famous dissident cartoonist, is beaten by security forces.

Clegg attacks "myths" about human rights
By Samira Shackle - 26 August 10:16

Deputy Prime Minister defends Human Rights Act, following Cameron's pledge to re-examine the legisla

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 August 8:56

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Cameron still lacks a foreign policy vision
By Rafael Behr - 25 August 18:08

What kind of a power do we want to be? How do we achieve that ambition? Cameron is unsure.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the problem with Obsorne's Swiss tax deal.

How the EBacc risks shutting out the poorest students
By Anastasia de Waal - 25 August 14:49

Equality of access to academic subjects is a positive goal, but the strategy is redundant if the mos

The Daily Mail lies about today's immigration figures
By George Eaton - 25 August 14:30

The paper claims that "immigration soared" by 20 per cent last year. But it was net migration that r

Blow for Cameron as net migration rises to 239,000
By George Eaton - 25 August 12:53

The PM will struggle to meet his pledge to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands" a year.

Steve Jobs resigns, but doesn't leave the building
By Jason Stamper - 25 August 12:46

Iconic Apple leader clinging on to power a little longer.

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO
By Samira Shackle - 25 August 9:51

The charismatic figure, credited with turning around the fortunes of the technology giant, steps dow

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 August 8:57

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

The coalition must rethink its approach to youth unemployment
By Matt Cavanagh - 24 August 18:26

Ministers must accept that the immigration cap will not help young Britons into work.

New Statesman cover | 29 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 24 August 17:22

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the wrong reasons to ban the EDL march.

Labour's dependence on the unions continues
By George Eaton - 24 August 14:50

The trade unions accounted for 86 per cent of all donations to the party in the second quarter of th

Tory minister Blunt blunders again
By George Eaton - 24 August 11:47

Prisons minister says that the riots were a "one-off" event. How can he be so sure?

"Please tax us more," say France's super-rich
By Samira Shackle - 24 August 11:32

16 of France's wealthiest people sign a petition asking the government to raise their taxes.

Audio: Gaddafi vows "death or victory"
By Samira Shackle - 24 August 10:12

"All youth, men and women should go out to cleanse their areas from the rats."

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 August 8:57

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

The rebels enter Gaddafi's base
By George Eaton - 23 August 18:35

Rebel fighters reported to have entered Gaddafi's house after storming his compound.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Britain's slow rate of growth, and Gaddafi's last sta

Did Brooks mislead parliament over payments to Coulson?
By George Eaton - 23 August 13:52

Rebekah Brooks said it was "incorrect" to claim that News International subsidised Coulson's wages a

Saif Gaddafi emerges defiant in Tripoli
By George Eaton - 23 August 11:50

Gaddafi's son, who was reportedly arrested on Sunday, appears on video and declares: "we are winning

Coulson allegedly paid by News International while working for Tories
By Samira Shackle - 23 August 10:03

Coulson reportedly received hundreds of thousands of pounds in severance pay after he was hired by C

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 August 8:57

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

It's time for Osborne to use the I word - 'Intervention'
By Adam Lent - 22 August 19:09

We need the state to invest in business innovation and infrastructure that commercial investors fear

Canada's left mourns its leader
By Noah Richler - 22 August 18:33

Jack Layton's death from cancer leaves the NDP, Canada's social democratic party, with no obvious re

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 August 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, including the future of Libya, and the faltering UK economy.

The battle for Tripoli: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 22 August 15:34

Photographs of the Libyan capital amid fierce fighting between rebels and Gaddafi's troops.

Scotland's fees anomaly comes under challenge
By George Eaton - 22 August 13:42

Does charging English students tuition fees violate human rights law?

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