Crisis at Old Trafford

Alarm bells are ringing at Old Trafford as Manchester United struggle to maintain their former glory, says Ashley Knott.

Portray the Roma properly, or not at all

Romania is unjustly criticised for discriminating against its gypsy population with the Western media and poor journalism to blame, one reporter argues.

Madrid: Anger, heartbreak, solidarity

A Madrid-based correspondent describes the scenes surrounding the recent train bombings in Europe's worst terrorist atrocity since Lockerbie.

India winning amazing opener

The long-awaited series between Pakistan and India got off to a 'run fest' at the National Stadium in Karachi, with India ending victorious, scraping home by five runs.

Assassins take charge in Nigeria

A recent assassination attempt on a Nigerian politician is the latest in a series of high-profile hits in a country analysts say is headed towards a civil dictatorship.

Brazil holiday capital sees sun, sea and shootouts

Clashes between police and slum-dwellers turn Rio de Janerio's world-famous beach neighbourhood of Copacabana into a war zone.

Indian cricket fans fear for historic tour

India and Pakistan are scheduled to play cricket again after a 14-year break, but visa problems are giving traveling fans pre-match jitters.

Beating 'bird flu' against the odds

Nations hit hardest by 'bird flu' have pledged to develop vaccines to prevent a human-to-human epidemic, but as one reporter discovers, combating the virus is an uphill task.

Kilbane up cooking a storm at Everton

Everton's gamble purchase of Kevin Kilbane, the midfielder who made the unlikely leap from Sunderland to Everton last year, is making hot gossip at home.

Rio suburb faces drugs war showdown

As City of God - a film depicting wars between rival drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro - receives four Oscar nominations, a real life version is taking place in the city.

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