November 2009

What's the difference between a weasel and a fund manager?

James Combes - The-Latest comedy writerThe weasel is a long-tailed furry mammal of the genus Mustela, of the Mustiladae family. Weasels occur naturally all over the world, but are most commonly found in Priory Avenue, Bedford Park, Chiswick, UK. The comm ...

Why anti-capitalist Democrat voted against Obama's health care plans

Marc WadsworthWhat you won't have seen in the big media is that a former contender for the Democratic Party's nomination won by Barack Obama voted against the American leader's much trumpeted health care reform plans. Left-wing Ohio representative Dennis K ...

Glory and tragedy of Kolkata

The city of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is India's second largest city and the capital of West Bengal. The-Latest reporter Sumantra Maitra takes us on a photographic journey around his home capital, a place of contrasts, where traditional occupati ...

How to wreak revenge on junk mail and telemarketers

Three Little Words That Work!! They are: "Hold on, please..." Say this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately). This makes each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales will grind to a ...

Hair-raising cultural row at Black cinema showcase

Filmmakers do not shy away from tackling culturally controversial subjects like African hair versus "good hair" at the 11th British Film Institute (BFI) International Film Festival - the UK's largest Black world cinema event, writes Maria Tadeo.  ...

Money no object in Chinese bid for Africa's oil

Jacques Lhuillery - in Lagos, NigeriaChina has offered a near open cheque book to Africa's major oil producers in a bid to guarantee supplies for decades to come. It has offered $US30 billion ($A33 billion) to Nigeria and is negotiating for stakes in ...

White South Africans flock to Britain despite its bad name

More than half a million mainly white South Africans have made the United Kingdom their home. With the population of Britain expected to reach bursting point at 70 million in a couple of decades time, will more of them flock here or be put off by bad publi ...
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The Killers 'Live From Royal Albert Hall'

G20 campaigners lobby world leaders at London summit

Effie JordanEarlier this year, tens of thousands of people marched to demand the G20 Put People First as the leaders of the world’s richest nations met in London to discuss ways out of the economic crisis. Far from putting people first we’ve seen nothing b ...

Soft pedalling on parliamentary sleaze is not the answer

Anti-corruption campaigners say new recommendations to curb the fiddling of expenses by British politicians in the wake of the damaging MPs' expenses scandal do not go far enough. Proposals annouced this week by Sir Christopher Kelly, the Co ...

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