Court intervention halts healthy cattle cull

Forty-six cattle imported from Australia by the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have been saved from destruction by last-minute court intervention.

Northern Iraq: The forgotten front

With Turkey, the US and Kurdish forces fighting it out for oil and land in the North of Iraq, a humanitarian crisis is looming.

Hungarians play unwitting hosts to war games

The deserted, snowy plains of Hungary make an unlikely testing ground for a war in the sandy deserts of the Middle-East.

Balkan holocaust anniversary rears more than memories

A striking monument of a huge orchid stands in silent tribute on windswept fields where Balkan victims of the Holocaust fell six decades before.

Prague could be next terror network target

New intelligence suggests the next terrorist target for the Al Qaeda network could be a European city visited by more than 300,000 British tourists every year.

Criticism and praise for historic autopsy

Professor Gunther von Hagens should be commended for the idea and courage to stage Britain's first public autopsy since the 1830s, but it was not carried out in the appropriate manner.

Proposed legislation puts Hong Kong's freedom in limbo

A controversial piece of legislation due to be introduced in Hong Kong constitutes a draconian assault on basic freedoms and could drive away foreign investment, end press freedom and ban political opposition, critics warn.

Scourge of the earth: The global landmine menace

Richard Powell, a freelance reporter who spent time in the post-Bosnian war minefields, investigates the scale of the problem as UK organisations prepare for Landmine Action Week.

China frees key political prisoner ahead of US visit

A 25-year old Tibetan nun was released this week just days before Chinese President, Jiang Zemin, is due to visit the US.

Bristol 'sex tourist' charged in Romania

A 52-year-old Bristol man has been charged with abusing young boys in Romania.

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