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East Africa crisis appeal: How you can help

UNICEF is one of many international aid organisations working to relieve the famine in East Africa. It does not receive government support but must do all its own fundraising. You can donate by clicking here: Many worthwhile alternatives are listed here.

British spies complicit in torture of rendition victims: secret document

Britain's spy agencies MI5 and MI6 were authorised to participate in interrogations on foreign soil and permit torture in 'proportion' to the presumed importance of the information sought. The Blair government's secret policy was in use for nearly a decade, reports the Guardian, until it was revoked by the coalition government last year. This, in […]