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Former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrives by car at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated, in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP.

There was a collective sigh of relief across South Africa yesterday after the news was announced that Nelson Mandela was responding better to treatme(...)

Richard Moore, who was blinded by a rubber bullet, with the Dalai lama

The British army and ministry of defence were aware of lethal deficiencies in the use of rubber bullets but nonetheless went ahead and employed them i(...)

Richie Havens: improvised the anthem ‘Freedom’ on stage. Photograph: Getty Images

Richie Havens, who has died of a heart attack aged 72, is best known for his opening performance at the historic 1969 Woodstock festival. (...)

US folk musician Richie Havens reprises his 1969 performance of Freedom at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, in  2009. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

US folk musician Richie Havens, who opened the historic 1969 Woodstock musical festival and energised the crowd with his version of Motherless Chil(...)

The Dalai Lama walks across the Peace Bridge during his visit to Derry. Photograph: Reuters

You never quite know what you are going to get when the Dalai Lama comes to town. We journalists were gathered in the conference room of the City H(...)

The Dalai Lama  is welcomed by Richard Moore, director of the charity Children in Crossfire, at City of Derry Airport, upon his arrival. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/PA Wire

There is no alternative to the peace process, the Dalai Lama has said during a visit to Northern Ireland. People have to work and (...)

On a weekend with my child in her Cambridge collegeDon’t I go and call Magdalen Magdalene in a blunderSame as the laundry back in Donnybrook vi(...)

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