Castro and Lula: Hugs, deals and tears

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's recent assertion that he would not interfere in Cuba's internal affairs has infuriated relatives and friends of Cuban dissidents and human rights campaigners.

Grenada re-visited 20 years on

On the 20th anniversary of the overthrow and execution of Grenada's leader and the US invasion that followed, Dominic Bascombe looks at how events are remembered.

Net tech slashes phone bills

The recent opening up of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in India shows how to save serious money over long-distance calls by dialing out over the web.

Inul Daratista: 'The devil’s dancer'

She is a singer, dancer, and a political hot potato. Waggling her hips in Indonesia’s "dangdut" style, Inul Daratista is hitting the big time and courting controversy as she goes.

Africa's malaria crisis offered fresh hope

A new drug has been launched in Zambia for the treatment of malaria.

Brazil's gay 'cure' sparks fury

Controversial plans to offer state help to Rio de Janeiro's gays have stunned Brazil.

Lula's Brazil: Onwards and upwards

Brazilian leftist president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, told an audience of US investors those who bet against the Brazilian Government will end up losers.

The Italian Job is best British film

Just as the re-make arrives, the original Italian Job has been voted the best British film of all time.

New Batman is Bateman

The long search for a new actor to play Batman in the next feature film about the caped crusader is finally over.

Red mist at Old Trafford

Patrick Viera became the 54th player to be sent off for Arsenal in a match that has once again shrouded the game in controversy.


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