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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

For centuries, governments told their soldiers and their people to “Know Your Enemy”. The problem with the Isis “Caliphate” – and it is a big problem for President Obama after journalist James Foley’s murder – is that we don’t know who it is. We are told of its butchery, cruelty, its kidnapping of women, its burying alive, its viciousness towards Christians and Yazidis and its public beheadings, but that is all. Even the Isis leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, comes across as a mad combination of the...

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GCSE results 2014: live coverage

Thousands of young people will today collect their GSCE results, from schools across the country. Experts have said that grades could go up but have warned that children in the most challenged schools could be the worst hit by a ban on mid-course exams.

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Extreme Britain

From Britain's hottest place to its highest mountain and tallest building, here are some fun facts about the extremes of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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