Our game in shame

Recent events in English football have brought the beautiful game to the brink, writes Kevin Mitchell.

The intifada comes to London

They are calling it the "Oxford Street Intifada". Every Thursday, a picket forms outside UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer’s flagship store in the capital.

Pakistan calls for Islamic attack on terrorism

Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has called on the world's Islamic states to form a co-ordinated attack against terrorism and extremism.

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.

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