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2011-04-26

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Traveller's diary in Solovki

Traveller’s diary   Denis Loktev – Solovetsky Islands, 24th April 2011   It took nine days in unheated train carriages for the first Soviet prisoners

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High-tech wedding invites all

Experience-sharing Internet platforms and umpteen eager television teams are all prepared to make the William and Kate extravaganza your

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William and Kate cross the divide

Kate Middleton is the young soon-to-be princess who will also become a queen one day – roles which she’s had time to think about and prepare for. She

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Chernobyl's 1986 disaster

On 26 April 1986, it was decided at Chernobyl to take advantage of reactor number four’s downtime by carrying out a safety test on an emergency core

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Sri Lanka denies UN war report

The Sri Lankan government has rejected a United Nations report blaming it for thousands of civilian deaths after the end of its civil war with Tamil

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Maldon mud race

Start with a picturesque river in rural England, add 250 crazy competitors, stir in tons and tons of ugly black mud and you’ve got the Maldon Mud

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Chernobyl's health impact

Twenty five years on, agreement on the number of Chernobyl-related health cases remains hard to come by. Kiev says five million people across