May 2008

Tennis champion Henin announces shock retirement

The world of tennis has been left reeling after Justine Henin, ranked the women's number one player, announced her retirement with immediate effect.Henin, 25, had recently experienced bad form and pulled out of this week's Rome Masters, citing fati ...

Cuban achitecture that moves you

Lara Platman Fidel Castro once wrote 'Cuba has no need for monuments'. One important and symbolic transformation however, has been the renovation of two of the Modern Schools of Art in Havana's Miramar district. Story has it that the concep ...

Meet the Royal in the Sex and Coke Scandal

THE-LATEST - UK EXCLUSIVE We can reveal the name of the British royal family member at the centre of the sex and cocaine scandal. It's not Charles, Edward, or even Harry but Viscount David Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret, the 1 ...

Cats given the bird

 

Citizen journalism's role in China earthquake

Minutes after the massive earthquake struck in Sichuan on Monday the internet was alive with videos and eyewitness accounts of the disaster from citizen journalists.It was a contrast to the events in Tangshan 32 years ago, when the Chinese government refus ...

US Presidential candidates tell all with their signatures

Faye Fiore, Los Angeles Times Now that the American presidential contest is looking ever more like a two-man race, the country can't help but marvel: John McCain, once a longshot, wouldn't lie down. Barack Obama, the new kid, charmed voters. And Hi ...

'Rogue' workers exposed online

Workers accused of theft or damage could soon find themselves blacklisted on a register to be shared among employers. It will be good for profits but campaigners say innocent people could find it impossible to get another job.To critics it sounds like a sc ...

Grim fight for survival after Myanmar cyclone

More than one million homeless people in Myanmar (formerly Burma) are battling to stave off disease and hunger, with the military government still limiting foreign assistance seven days after a massive cyclone. With death toll estimates near 100,000 and th ...

Why Finnish bio-fuels are not so 'green'

Indonesian partners of two large Finnish companies are accused by civic groups of promoting the destruction of rain forests in Indonesia.Two NGO representatives, Don K. Marut and Rivani Noor said at a press conference in Helsonki on Tuesday that April, a p ...

Iconic Che everything

Amy ReiterYou know the picture all too well: the black beret flecked with a tiny white star; the grim, resolute set of the mouth under a patchy, perpetually hip mustache; the soft-looking flyaway locks of hair lifted as if by the breezes of change. And in ...

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