January 2008

Wow what a turn-off

Luca Saviozzi Windows Vista was launched with the phrase "The wow starts now". And Microsoft's wow started with a bang: 88 million copies were shipped in the first nine months, making it the fastest-selling operating system (O ...

Company boss Hillary failed to fight for unions

Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer waged a major campaign against labour unions seeking to represent store workers yet now she is relying heavily on their backing to become US President.In six years as a member of the Wal-M ...

Free Prisoner 345

Media man Sami Al-Hajj, prisoner 345 at America's notorious concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been on hunger strike for more than a year to draw attention to his plight. Sami, who is from Sudan, was arrested in Pakistan in December 2001 ...

These 'leaders' no longer speak for Black London

Nirpal Singh DhaliwalReading in the Evening Standard about the London Mayor's highly paid race adviser's links to Black organisations that have been granted  £2.5 million in public funding while appearing to do very little, I felt a touch ...

Aussies to say sorry to Aborigines

Australia will issue its first formal apology to its indigenous people next month, the government announced on Wednesday, a milestone that could ease tensions with a minority whose mixed-blood children were once taken away on the premise that their race wa ...

Palestinian tragedy ignored by the world

It was a heart-wrenching story, writes Gary Kamiya. Hundreds of thousands of people, trapped for endless years in an open-air jail and recently subjected to an airtight siege, blew up their prison wall and poured out to freedom.  A 24-year-old man nam ...

Red faces over cream pies

Researchers have found what they believe to be a demonstrable link between being struck with a banana cream pie and a sudden, significant drop in one's public standing.A new study conducted by America's Cornell Institute for Behavioral and Social S ...

US must put out fire in the Niger Delta

Nigeria's new music star has released a powerful video highlighting the plight of the people in the oil-rich Delta region after more than 40 years of exploitation by Western petroleum giants.Inemo Samiama, who has been dubbed the 'Prince' of Af ...

OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

Congratulations to American politician Barack Obama for pulling off a stunning victory in the South Carolina primary to find the Democratic Party nominee for US President. He beat his nearest rival Hillary Clinton 2:1. Editors at The-Latest had earlier tak ...

Sad tale of India's row with Russia

Sumantra Maitra - Calcutta, India Russia and India were comrades during the Cold War. But now it is evident that the two "blood brothers" as they used to be, are no longer sharing the same cordial warmth of old times. The dramatic change in rela ...

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