September 2007

Star racing ace may quit UK

British sports sensation Louis Hamilton says he may leave the country to live abroad to get away from the hounding he has been experiencing at the hands of the paparazzi.The 22-year-old newcomer who is at the top of the Formula One championship table said: ...

Country of the frozen North loses death image

Finland has finally shed a bleak record as the world's suicide capital after the number of people taking their own lives in this Nordic state has dropped by 40 per ent in the past 15 years.Nowadays around 18 out of 100,000 people commit suicide each ye ...

First there was the cube  …

James CombesA shiver goes down the spine. The hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention. The familiar yet forgotten voice transports me back 25 years, back to a time when toys were not just toys.They were  "More than meets the eye."Transformers ...

Music of Black Origin 'sell-out'

Britain's Mobo award nominations are out, and are proving as reliably contentious as ever. Whether it's Echoes magazine angrily and justly protesting the continued, bewildering omission of a soul category or drug addict white singer Amy Winehouse&# ...

Africa's Forgotten Asylum Seekers

Charles Montgomery, in Buduburam, GhanaForty-five thousand refugees are crammed into a west African slum that most people in the international community know nothing about.And they have been abandoned by the United Nations body that put them there. The Bud ...