April 2008

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US forces 'tortured and killed' Afghan prisoners

American military interrogators tortured Afghan detainees, using methods they learned during self-defence training, reveal Pentagon documents that have just been released to human rights campaigners. Detainees at the Gardez Detention Facility in south east ...

Alicia Keys and gangsta rap claims

Deborah HobsonUS Grammy award winning songstress Alicia Keys, best known for her soulful and inoffensive romantic ballads, has revealed a darker side to her character in an outspoken interview about rap music and the murders of Black people. Speaking to A ...

Mixed Reports About Zimbabwe General Strike 'Failure'

According to the BBC News: 'Many Zimbabwean shops and businesses are open as usual despite the Movement for Democratic Change opposition calls for a general strike to press for election results to be published. Harare-based radio executive Nyasha Mpun ...

Internet sites are 'encouraging' suicide

Sites on the internet may be actively encouraging people who are suicidal to kill themselves rather than trying to change their mind, say British researchers.A worldwide study found people searching the web for information on ways to end their lives were m ...

Oil company profits spark global food riots

UN chiefs have warned that climate change and soaring fuel prices have combined to cause a "perfect storm"   for much of the world's population.John Holmes, under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief co-ordinat ...

Bush is 'divorced from reality'

Chris Gelken Analysts and media op-ed writers have spent the past couple of days dissecting and digesting the Iraq War Report presented by the US military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and his State Department sidekick, Ambassador Ryan Crocke ...

Teen model found - after going missing with MySpace man

Marc Wadsworth - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVE Designer Daryl Rita Osekreh has spoken to The-Latest about her relief that a teenage beauty she brought to London for a fashion show, who went missing for nine days, has been found unharmed. Kovi Dunbar,17, walked ...

Ambassador says Western media has 'demonised' China

Fu Ying, China's ambassador to LondonIn the morning of April 6, looking at the snowflakes falling outside the window, I could not but wonder what the torch relay would be like. About eight hours later, when the torch finally struggled through the route ...

FA Cup magic is back as David slays Goliath

Ben AraujoCardiff City and Portsmouth will be the two teams that contest this year's British Football Association Cup final in May. For the first time since 1995 when Everton overcame Manchester United, a soccer team not recognised as one of the so cal ...

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