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Mark Phillips: English equestrian
Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips is an English Olympic gold medal-winning horseman for Great Britain and the first husband of Anne, Princess Royal, with whom he has two children. He remains a leading figure in British equestrian circles, a noted eventing course designer, and a columnist for Horse & Hound magazine.

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Queen Elizabeth delegating power to Prince Charles

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Body sought in apparent death of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov

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France's Hollande: A "difficult" moment

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Nelson Mandela's "Madiba shirt"

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World leaders travel to South Africa for Nelson Mandela memorial

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Thousands come together to remember Nelson Mandela

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South Africans remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

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Ukraine sees most violent demonstrations since Orange Revolution

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London police using crime-fighting "super recognizers"

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In conversation with John le Carré

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From 1996: The secret world of John le Carré

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"The Crown": A new cast takes the throne

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The magic of Harry Potter returns, on stage

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Michael Caine: A legendary life

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From 1999: J.K. Rowling on the origins of Harry Potter

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Brexit, a comedy of errors

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A new life back in the old country

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Deadly shooting reported outside synagogue in Germany

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U.N. climate report warns of ocean damage, urges immediate action

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New U.N. climate report paints dim picture about world's oceans

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U.N. Secretary-General says climate change poses a "global risk"

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Studying climate change under the sea

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UK Parliament suspended after Boris Johnson's latest Brexit defeat

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Every year, sharks gather for their annual underwater mating dance off the Dry Tortugas. Scientists also gather to catch them. As Mark Phillips explains, they have to be quick.
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D-Day Anniversary: This may be "the last time living history can return"

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97-year-old veteran parachutes back to Normandy

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Veterans reflect on their service for the 75th anniversary of D-Day

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