Rio kids caught in drugs war crossfire

Parents at an upmarket school in Rio's embattled Rochinha district want its owners to relocate so their children are not killed in the raging drugs war that surrounds it.

School's out in the land of Confucian

A reporter journeys to the cradle of Chinese civilisation - the hometown of the celebrated thinker, philosopher and educator, Confucius - to sample how his legacy lives on.

Brazil drugs battle leaves three dead

An attempted invasion of Rio de Janeiro's largest favela by rival drug traffickers on Good Friday left at least three civilians dead and wounded scores of others.

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.

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