Separating the killers from the kids

Durban's Golden Mile in South Africa is a shark hotspot where swimmers equal lunch, but as one reporter finds, prevention is not always better than cure.

Laughter as a medicine

In tears, doubled up and unable to breath, a good bout can be painful. But we love it. It's addictive and research shows it's good for us. So why don't we laugh more often?

Fuel cell future for India's cars

Driving a car that leaves only water vapour in its wake is the stuff of environmentalists' dreams, but new technology means the pollution-free car is fast becoming a reality.

Mixed feelings over Nigeria's royal visitors

Nigeria officially welcomed Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with open arms, but ordinary Nigerians expressed doubts over whether this week's state visit would have positive implications for them.

Can Gazza play top ball again?

A once-brilliant footballer who very nearly fell off the edge, Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne is now trying to claw his way back up in Britain.

Dictating to the 'perfect' poor

Western notions of what is appropriate for the developing world are based on preconceptions and hypocrisy. But leaders of the poorest countries can be just as ignorant, argues Nkem Ifejika.

Matrix 3: No real Revolution

Did the Matrix's grand finale have any revolutionary surprises after all? Technically brilliant, the much-hyped movie fails to deliver on plot and substance.

The demise of Liverpool FC

For the Mighty Reds, it was a steep and long fall from the top. Now careening at number eight, Liverpool founders on despite coach Gerard Houllier’s experimental tactics.

Conflict correspondents get boost

A new training programme has been established to aid foreign correspondents when working in war zones.

England's victory: Blood, sweat and beers

England, world champions. Sounds good doesn’t it? Clive Woodward and his team have battled through one of the world’s most demanding tournaments to give England something it has missed for almost 40 years.


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