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What life is like aboard America’s doomsday plane

It may be a cold-war relic, but the National Airborne Operations Centre, which flies the US defence secretary around the world, is still going strong. Our correspondent witnessed the extraordinary sight of a mid-air refuelling

Mr Kydykbayev goes to Washington

In Soviet Kyrgyzstan, a teenager furtively listening to American radio broadcasts fell in love with the music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Now, with his band Salt Peanuts, he is about to fulfil his dream of playing in the home of jazz