December 2009

Facebook is slammed by users over privacy change

Bosses of the world's most popular social networking website have been blasted by digital rights groups and bloggers over their controversial changes to the site's privacy policy. Critics say the amendment to Facebook is unwelcome and "nudge" people toward ...

Santa's little Blacked-up helper

Paul Ames - in Sint-Niklaas, BelgiumTo a visitor from the UK or America the scene would be disconcerting to say the least. Dozens of young Europeans in satin britches and curly afro wigs, in blackface, cavort through a gleeful crowd.Their rouged lips and d ...

How to help jailed journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released its annual census of imprisoned reporters around the world writes Elisabeth Witchel, Journalist Assistance Program and Impunity Campaign Coordinator for CPJ. Citing 136 journalists jailed for their wo ...

Dying for care in US hospital emergency rooms

Carla K. JohnsonUninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new study. The findings ...

My ex-playmate should make a stand and dump Tiger Woods

Saga Löfgren - The-Latest EXCLUSIVERumour has it that Tiger Woods’ Swedish wife has demanded $80 million to stay married to the world’s number one golfer after three women claimed to have had affairs with him. So, is former model Elin Nordegren ...

Death of His Tremendousness Giorgio Carbone

He was the Ruritania-type ruler of the smallest country in the world but managed to get the place officially recognised by 20 other nations.Giorgio Carbone, who died on November 25 aged 73, was the elected prince of Seborga, a self-proclaimed principality ...

Caught on camera: police traffic offence that's 'diabolical’

Powered by Podbean.com Bianca Green - The-Latest EXCLUSIVEThis police motorcyclist cheekily drives through Chapel Market, Islington, even though it is a one way street. He ploughed ahead without a care in the world, sending people scattering out of th ...

Greedy town hall chiefs grab money from health workers

Tom Barnes - Chief Reporter Front line health workers who have to make home visits to see vulnerable clients in east London are incensed about crippling parking fees being demanded by money grabbing town hall chiefs. Greedy Tower Hamlets council ...

Key Obama supporter opposes his Afghan war policy

One of American's most prominent Black women politicians has launched a broadside against President Barack Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan.Outspoken Californian Congresswoman Maxine Waters says the billions of dollars Obama's "troop surge" wil ...

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