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Esther Addley

Esther Addley

    Usain asylum: Scots go nuts for Bolt
    Usain asylum: Scots go nuts for Bolt
    When Usain Bolt turns up at an international sporting event, there is usually only one question on the minds of athletes and fans alike: Just how...
    Assange to remain in Ecuadorian embassy
    Assange to remain in Ecuadorian embassy
    Assange fears moves are already under way by the United States to prosecute him on espionage charges, he has said.
    Assange's extradition battle enters final round
    Assange's extradition battle enters final round
    He has been described as everything from Messianic visionary to terrorist, courageous battle for government accountability to sexual abuser. So why...
    Assange to reveal tax details of rich
    Assange to reveal tax details of rich
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, pledged this week to make public the confidential tax details of 2 000 wealthy and prominent individuals,...
    Ashes to ashes, mortar to dust
    Ashes to ashes, mortar to dust
    At the top of the Via di Nocera, just before the narrow, stone-floored lane meets the more stately Via dell'Abbondanza, a small cluster of people...
    Twitter: Iran's voice of dissent
    Twitter: Iran's voice of dissent
    At about 3.30pm Iranian time on Monday this week, an Iranian student calling himself Fair_vote_Iran wrote the following breathless post on his...
    Scarred town tries to forget
    Scarred town tries to forget
    They still pray for Madeleine McCann in the little whitewashed church in Praia da Luz, a small but faithful clutch of 15 or so locals and ex-pats...
    Hidden legacy of Iraq
    Hidden legacy of Iraq
    The British Ministry of Defence is conducting a major study into brain injury in troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan amid fears that...
    They finally made her go to rehab
    They finally made her go to rehab
    They tried to make her go to rehab and this week, finally, she said yes. The 23-year-old singer Amy Winehouse may have shot to superstardom thanks...
    Potter publisher wins over retail giant
    Potter publisher wins over retail giant
    In a titanic battle worthy of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort, one of Britain's largest supermarket chains and the country's most powerful...
    Beyond the wilderness years
    Beyond the wilderness years
    Catherine Liu is 28 and a little nervous, she says, because two weeks ago she split up with her boyfriend and it is making her twitchy about her...
    The devil's advocate
    The devil's advocate
    Giovanni di Stefano -- adviser to Slobodan Milosevic, friend of Saddam Hussein, admirer of Osama bin Laden, former aspirant owner of Northampton...