Grade: Women on top at the BBC

Interview BBC chairman Michael Grade has defended comments made by a former director-general suggesting BBC women exectives are to blame for a spate of "terrible" programming.

Rio drugs boss murder threatens return to chaos

The assassination of a renowned Rio drugs lord throws Brazil's tourism capital into further violence with some areas on a war footing.

Tensions high in disputed Caucasus territory

In Greek mythology, the Caucasus was a pillar supporting the world, but today the developing region is a hotbed of discontent that threatens to erupt into conflict once more…

Football agents making a mint

The Football League have released figures revealing their 72 member clubs have paid out a massive £1.4 million to players' agents over the last six months.

The dossier, director and dilemma that won't die

Why are questions over the Iraq 'dodgy' Dossier still circulating when the Right Honourable Lord Hutton concluded the matter over eight months ago?

Newcastle sack manager Robson

Newcastle United have sacked footballing icon and manager Sir Bobby Robson after the club’s poor start to the season…

Travel smart: A girl's first big trip

Even experienced women travellers get the jitters before embarking on their next solo trip, so how do you prepare if you've never travelled alone before?

Paula Radcliffe: Someone to be proud of

In temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and with only four miles to go, British runner Paula Radcliffe stopped during an Olympic race and broke the nation's heart…

Paying for Africa's online shopping spree

Fraud is one of Africa's biggest industries, and the anonymity of the web offers hi-tech thieves protection from detection. That is, until they're caught out by a reporter…

Good drivers are best hope for bad cars

Cars bear the brunt of the blame for a range of social ills in the UK, but as one reporter finds, drivers who embrace change can push things forward.


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