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The head of a Ghanaian king executed by Dutch colonists in the 1830s is to be returned to its homeland for burial. Badu Bonsu II, leader of the Ashanti tribe, is believed to have been decapitated in retaliation for the killing of two Dutch emissaries. ... Ghana had said the king would not be at rest if the head remained where it was.


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A report of the Project for the New American Century. Terrible warmongering...


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The United States considered using force to seize oilfields in the Middle East during an oil embargo by Arab states in 1973, according to British government documents just made public.


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Attention is turning to the reconstruction of Iraq, in particular its sanction-hit oil industry which could be used to pay for rebuilding programmes.


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War, the expression goes, is a bad business. It's certainly not a good idea if you're a soldier or civilian caught in the middle of one, and it tends to raise havoc with things like domestic spending. But if you are Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman or former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair, Admiral (ret.) William Crowe Jr., these are salad days. For those who make its instruments, war is very good business indeed, and, while the...


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A leading human rights group has said the US and UK are wrong to use the toppling of a brutal regime in Baghdad to justify going to war against Iraq.


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International law is seen by many to have been shunted aside by Western powers when launching their most significant military operations in the past decade.


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The head of an aboriginal warrior who died resisting the British colonisation of Western Australia has been laid to rest near the city of Perth. Yagan was killed by a settler in 1833 and his severed head sent to England where it was displayed in a museum.


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Edward Bernays, the American nephew of Sigmund Freud, is said to have invented modern propaganda. During the First World War, he was one of a group of influential liberals who mounted a secret government campaign to persuade reluctant Americans to send an army to the bloodbath in Europe. In his book Propaganda, published in 1928, Bernays wrote that the "intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an...


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The Dutch Caribbean dependency the Netherlands Antilles has ceased to exist with a change of the five islands' constitutional status.


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The indigenous Rapa Nui people have been protesting for the past three months about what say are plans to develop the island, as immigration and tourism increase. They are demanding the return of ancestral land they say was unlawfully seized from their grandparents.


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