Smashing stereotypes of disabled people

Britain's disabled have long been subject to common prejudices, but, as one man explains, public views are best influenced by the disabled themselves.

Binge drinking is Britain's shame

The UK’s binge drinking culture continues into 2005 with no real solution in sight…

Outrage over Dublin congestion charge

Plans to introduce a congestion charge into Dublin city have caused outrage in the Irish capital…

Irish banks are failing Mac users

Users of Apple Macs are being treated as second-class customers when it comes to internet banking in Ireland…

Hull City FC turns corner at centenary

Hull City was considered the worst club ever to have played league football in Britain - but the 'sleeping giant' is now awaking to success…

Argentina mourns revellers killed in club fire

At least 175 people died and 700 were injured when a flare thrown from the audience started a fire at a concert in a Buenos Aires nightclub.

Asia disaster: 'Too few coffins in Phuket'

The earthquake and waves that have claimed up to 77,000 people in Asia have left survivors with a near-impossible job in southern Thailand…

Colombo: 'Thousands have been swept away'

One reporter recounts the scene as tsunamis decimated a Sri Lankan town in Sunday's huge sea surges…

Brazil: Kidnapped footballer's mother freed

Forty-one days after her dramatic abduction, Marina Lima de Souza, the mother of Brazil’s brightest footballing star, has been freed.

Careless talk costs companies and callers

Security companies are warning private voicemail systems can be exploited using tools and software available on the Internet.


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