The sour reality of 'rear window' TV

The West's insatiable appetite for 24/7 television voyeurism means producers must serve ever-spicier dishes. But the feast leaves a sour taste in this reporter's mouth…

Owen saves Eriksson

Two second half goals from captain Michael Owen overshadowed a poor performance by England and kept the bloodhounds from Eriksson's door.

The great indigenous rip-off

Western pharmaceutical giants' exploitation of indigenous peoples' ancient knowledge of plants, animals and the environment is escalating, says Troy Coyle.

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.

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