Mixing peace and politics

With the current emphasis on war, is now the time to put peace into politics? A group pushing for a UK Ministry for Peace is in no two minds at its first debate.

Sobering reforms for binge drinking Britain

Europe's biggest binge drinker spends £20bn a year on an epidemic of health, crime and social problems relating to alcohol. Its government says it's got a plan, but is it realistic?

Why aren't you using Linux?

Want to run a professional PC without splashing out on Microsoft’s astronomically-priced software? Then check out our low-down on its best competitor, Linux.

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.

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