Bosnia sex trade shames UN

A senior United Nations official is demanding that her colleagues involved in the sex trade in Bosnia should be stripped of their immunity and prosecuted.

Time spent with a loveable rogue

Australia’s legendary private investigator, Tim “earthquake” Bristow, was one of Australia’s most colourful, and some may say, notorious underworld figures until his death earlier this year. He was also my friend and some time mentor.

Sierra Leone requests extradition of civil war wild cats

Sierra Leone has called on neighbouring Liberia to arrest and extradite notorious ringleaders of war crimes committed during the country's decade-long civil war.

Manners and mores: Egypt's 'George Eliot' in bloom

Egyptian novelist, Ahdaf Soueif is a study in multiculturalism. She looks at the world through Egyptian eyes, and writes English fiction in an Arab hand.

Falun Gong gains ground in Bangalore

You can easily mistake Falun Gong followers for elegant ballet dancers. With their knees slightly bent and with the precision and poise of a ballerina, they move their arms gracefully around their body, as if weaving an enormous invisible net around themselves.

John Simpson: The fundamentals of great reporting

The creation of an online news portal for young journalists is timely, if not somewhat overdue. Greatreporter.com has the potential to go a long way and I take great pleasure in providing its first Profile article in what will surely become an authoritative series…

Indian SARS cases could triple

Indian health authorities are awaiting the results of 13 suspected SARS cases, which if positive, could triple the country's known number of carriers.

Pakistan chemical weapons inspections spark pre-emptive attack fears

United Nations chemical weapons inspectors are to visit a fertiliser plant in the southern city of Karachi this week to certify Pakistan is not producing chemical or biological weapons.

Greatreporter.com founder interviewed as site goes live

Accomplished Australian journalist and creator of the online news portal, Media Man, interviews Richard Powell, 24, founder and director of Greatreporter.com and Presswire Limited.

Commercialisation killed the Royal Easter Show

There were few of the lingering memories of taking my daughter and friends to see the animals and enjoy the rides at the Moore Park Easter Show this year, 15 years on from my last visit.

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