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Opinion: This is the gift V.S. Naipaul gave me

On October 10, 1953, V.S. Naipaul sent a telegram home to his family in Trinidad. At that time, Naipaul was an indigent student at University College, Oxford; he had arrived in England on a scholarship and had begun writing brief pieces for the BBC’s Caribbean Voices program. Naipaul, who won ...

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Taliban attack on Afghan city of Ghazni rages for third day

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A soldier keeps watch on the Ghazni road A Taliban attack on Ghazni has continued for a third day – with intense fighting and conflicting claims over who controls the Afghan city. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, the Afghan army’s chief-of-staff, said the strategic city was not ...

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Christine Hamilton axed from charity over burka tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christine Hamilton with her husband, UKIP politician Neil Christine Hamilton has been removed as a charity ambassador after comparing burkas to the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan. The broadcaster and wife of UKIP Welsh Assembly member Neil Hamilton sparked outrage on Twitter with ...

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Iranian female photographer defies football match restrictions

Image copyright Abolfazl Amanollah Image caption Images of Parisa Pourtaherian covering a football game from afar have been widely shared An Iranian photographer has caught the world’s attention after she defied restrictions that prevent women from covering men’s sporting events. Parisa Pourtaherian, 26, was unable to enter the Vatani Stadium ...

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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Image copyright Getty Images Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at his home in London aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, was known for works including A Bend in the River and his ...

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Romania protests: Thousands hold new rally after clashes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many demonstrators are calling for the government to resign Thousands of people are taking part in an anti-government rally in Romania’s capital Bucharest, a day after more than 400 people were injured. So far the demonstration near the government offices has been peaceful. On Friday, ...

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