February 2009

If you can't afford a prezzie today then...

Aileen CaseySo its that time of year again. If you have been hit by Cupid's bow and arrow and you are all loved up this is your day. A day to celebrate your love for each other.Present each other with cards, chocolates, and whatever else you may have u ...

Facebook rave ends in mayhem

What started as an enjoyable gathering turned into a riot in London's famed Trafalgar Square with people running down the streets, knocking down stools and plants outside restaurants, shops and hotels, writes Marina Watson Pelaez. It was billed as a &n ...

British government ban the bomb claims are "bogus"

Environment campaigners says that Britain's proposals to "rid the world of nuclear weapons" are "severely undermined" by the refusal of its government to ditch controversial plans to spend up to  £100 billion on a replacem ...

Billionaire Russian's hat-trick of firings hasn't brought soccer success

Paul Stringer After just 25 league games in charge, Luiz Felipe Scolari is yet another manager to face the axe by star British football team Chelsea. Roman Abramovich, billionaire Russian owner of the London club, has managed the feat of firing no less tha ...

Thoughts on Black History Month in the US

Karen HatterI can see it now .... all across the United States of America and around the world, where Black History Month is celebrated in February, teachers informing their students that not everyone can do a report on Barack Hussein Obama Jr., the first ...

Animal lovers must unite to save Royal Bengal Tigers

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkota, India After four painfully tiring days, I am thankfully back home. I went to the Sundarbans near the Indo-Bangladesh border, for my university course project, with all the hopes of a starry eyed post-grad student, only to be give ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese press.In their first joint document of the year, the State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China outlined special measures ...

Story of boys who 'disappeared' with father 11 years ago

Johnny Summerton - Paris, France In 1998 two boys, aged seven and eight, were declared missing after their father, Xavier Fortin, abducted his sons rather than return them to their mother who had custody of both.At least that was how the story was first re ...

Fatcat Government Minister is creaming the taxpayer

British Cabinet Minister Jacqui Smith has craftily used parliament rules about MPs' expenses to pocket more than a hundred thousand pounds of tax payers money for a 'second home'.Smith, the Home Secretary, can claim up to  £24,000 a y ...

Canadians are searching for new jobs

Unlike previous years, a career-related New Year's resolution is on the minds of most Canadians for 2009 writes Carmen Chai, staff reporter intern for the Toronto Star, Canada's popular daily newspaper. In a Workopolis New Year's poll, a quarte ...

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