A poor excuse for a football match

Once again Sven Goran Eriksson displayed his contempt for international friendlies in Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Serbia and Montenegro.

Down with dance

Nightclub lovers look away now, a dance anthem anti-Christ is on the warpath…

Malawian marijuana runs rife

A senior Malawian magistrate was among 20 people arrested in the lakeshore district of Salima for alleged marijuana trafficking in a week beset with events surrounding the drug.

Homosexuality in India, where tradition still rules

India's erstwhile colonial laws outlawing homosexuality are out of touch with a changing society, Chinmayee Manjunath discovers.

Don't shoot the messenger

Delivering bad news can be a difficult and unforgiving business, but spare a thought for those who do it for a living…

28 days too late

The concept of 28 Days Later, not to mention its top-ranking production team should have guaranteed a cracking watch, but product placement overkill, poor direction and unwarranted gore ruined it for this reviewer…

AIDS crisis cuts Africa's annual growth

The AIDS virus – which affects about 35 million people in Africa - will cause annual growth to fall across the continent this year, political leaders have warned.

Denying Lives: Romania's ban on adoption

As the Romanian government reconvenes to decide whether to lift a ban on the international adoption of its orphans, Daniela Tuchel investigates the likely effects on a future generation.

Turning the tide on India's caste system

The carefully structured notions of India's caste hierarchy have remained unchallenged for thousands of years but a power shift is dawning, says Sreerekha Pillai.

Sierra Leone war crime witnesses recount horrors

A woman who was forced to watch a militia torture and execute her two brothers described her ordeal to journalists last week under a new initiative launched by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC).

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