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The lawyer who fought to free Guantánamo's highest-value detainee-podcast

Nancy Hollander has taken on many difficult cases in her career, but none quite like that of the Guantánamo detainee...

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Guantanamo’s highest-value detainee and the guard who befriended him

Mohamedou Ould Salahi was once Guantánamo’s highest-value detainee, but during the 14 years he spent behind...

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Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and the turmoil inside Scottish politics

With Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon giving evidence today, the Guardian’s Scotland...

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Why has the Brazilian butt lift become so popular? – podcast

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) has become the world’s fastest growing cosmetic surgery, despite mounting...

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The life and death of Robert Maxwell

In 1991, the tycoon Robert Maxwell died in circumstances that have yet to be fully explained. Thirty years on, his...

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Is this the worst year ever for the UK music industry?

Guardian music writer Laura Snapes, singer-songwriter Arlo Parks and musician Nitin Sawhney discuss the impact that...

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No sex please, we're British. Dating in a pandemic

Lockdown rules have left little opportunity for people who aren’t already living with a partner to pursue...

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The science behind England’s Covid exit plan – podcast

Nicola Davis runs through the science behind the government’s decision to begin lifting lockdown restrictions,...

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Freshwater part 5: the appeal

Today, the Freshwater Five case is in front of the court of appeal after the disclosure of new evidence that the...

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Freshwater part 4: radar

When the Freshwater Five’s lawyer, Emily Bolton, found new evidence not disclosed at the men’s trial, it...

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Freshwater part 3: the clifftop evidence

A major part of the evidence against the Freshwater Five came from the clifftop above Freshwater Bay. It was there...

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Freshwater part 2: the circumstantial evidence

In the second part of Freshwater, Anushka Asthana examines the circumstantial evidence presented at trial against the...

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Freshwater part 1: are the wrong men in jail?

In 2011, five men were sentenced to a total of 104 years for conspiracy to import £53m worth of cocaine. They have...

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Catherine Flowers and her fight for environmental justice in Alabama

In parts of the American south, many homes don’t have access to working waste treatment – something...

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Inside Napier: the former army barracks housing asylum seekers

The Guardian’s home affairs correspondent, Jamie Grierson, discusses the government’s decision to use two...

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Why are Indian farmers protesting against the government?

The Guardian’s south Asia correspondent and the founder of a sustainable farming movement explain why farmers...

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It's a Sin: a nurse reflects on the Aids crisis of the 80s

Channel 4/HBO Max’s new drama It’s a Sin, written by Russell T Davies, follows a group of friends living...

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Covid-19 variants and what they mean for vaccines

The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, looks at why variants of the Covid-19 virus are alarming...

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The coup in Myanmar and a fight for democracy

A military coup in Myanmar has removed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and sent tens of thousands of protesters onto...

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How the Queen lobbied for changes in the law to hide her wealth

Government memos discovered in the National Archives reveal that the Queen lobbied ministers to alter proposed...

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