May 2008

Asian disasters and awful human folly

Matt Gardner - Online columnistThis time last month, I was hoping for a few shots of lava from Colombia's Nevado del Huila volcano to brighten up the slow news weeks of April. I didn't expect that nature would answer my boredom by tenfold.Now we ha ...

How to get a job in journalism

Phil Simms I don't know how many of you are familiar with the " …for Dummies" series; a selection of books offering self-help and advice on particular subjects from computer programming to beginners Spanish, but journalism seems t ...

A dark tale

Stephanie AndrewsA housewife takes a lover during the day, while her husband is at work. Unknown to her, the woman's 9 year old son was hiding in the closet. Her husband came home unexpectedly, so she hid her lover in the closet. The boy now has compan ...

Obsessive dating waiting game

Keira - Nairobi, Kenya...online dating has made (my) life seem like a re-run of my favourite movie..it's the same thing over again, but it's still exciting, yet absolutely pointless because you already know what's gonna happen....we spot each o ...

My hot South African beach party at Cannes

Jackie Motsepe - Cannes Film FestivalIt's colder here than the baking hot sunshine I left behind in London a week ago en route from Johannesburgh. The rain has been falling most days and the temperature is just 18 centigrade. But South Africa's Nat ...

Amputee runner wins right to try for Olympic spot

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius won his appeal yesterday and can now compete for a place in the Beijing Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the 21-year-old South African is eligible to race against able-bodied athletes, ov ...

Scores of people killed by oil pipeline blast

More than 100 people are feared dead after a construction vehicle accidentally ripped open an oil pipeline and triggered a huge explosion in Nigeria's largest city.Children fled from their schools as oil began spewing from the ruptured pipe just moment ...

How to survive killer malaria destinations

Christine Waverly Travelling a little farther than you have originally planned might require you to be safer health-wise. There are many vaccines that your country's health department recommends before you get somewhere else. One to combat malaria is t ...

Government row with fat cats threatens Asylum seekers' shelter

Marc Wadsworth - EXCLUSIVEStaff have called a strike on Thursday to save a British charity which houses asylum seekers after a dispute between troubleshooting accountants and the Home Office over whether or not it should be closed down. Trade union Unison ...

Obama's campaign is 'filled with a laundry list of lies'

Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda ReportA Barack Obama presidency would certainly be a first - the first time that most Black people will end their historic progressive politics and applaud America's criminal activity just because the head criminal look ...

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