January 2010

Where is our President - alive or dead?

For more than 50 days, the president of Africa's most populous, oil-rich country has been in a Saudi Arabian hospital, out of the sight of his people at a testing time for them. Lamide Akintobi asks whether Nigeria's Umaru Yar'Ardua is alive or dead?L ...

Leader attacks US web-based plots to 'destabilise' Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused America of using the internet as a tool to harm his islamic republic, writes Reza Derakhshi. Khamenei declared that such a policy only showed Washington's frustration. Last week, US Secretary of Sta ...

Oasis nominated for NME awards five months after split

Rachel Helyer DonaldsonNoel and Liam Gallagher may have split up five months ago but the demise of Oasis has not stopped it from picking up three nominations at the NME music awards, including best British band. Oasis won the same award last year before su ...

Moscow mayor calls Gay Pride march 'satanic'

"A gay parade... cannot be called anything but a Satanic act," Mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov told an education conference earlier this week. He said that he would never allow a gay pride parade in the city, adding that marchers should be punished. Luzhkov w ...

War criminals: arrest warrants demanded

Timothy Bancroft-HincheyInternational arrest warrants have been requested for George W. Bush, Richard (Dick) Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleeza Rice and Alberto Gonzales at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.Professor o ...
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Snappers tell police they're not a state security threat

British PM is voted least favourite desert island companion

More than 40 per cent of the British population would choose American president Barack Obama as their desert island companion rather than the UK's prime minister, according to a new poll.This is according to research undertaken by PRS for Music, the organi ...

'I've done it my way' says president of Brazil

Ylenia Lemos - Sao Paulo, BrazilWhen talking to people in England about Brazil, the conversation nearly always  turns to the country’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or simply Lula as he is popularly known. I am always a ...

US showbiz exploitation of Michael Jackson gets worse

 Michael Jackson To Host Grammy Awards In 3DMICHAEL Jackson is earning more money in death than you ever will in life. And now he’s going to host the Grammys, in 3D.Pictures From Michael Jackson’s FuneralEarlier, the Jackson Three, who must still thin ...

Randy politician Iris Robinson inspired by Simon and Garfunkel

In Northern Ireland good news is that the stories of dour men and bombs and proclamations and more dour men in beige car coats has been broken by the tale of wife of the troubled province's leader Iris Robinson’s affair with a teenager. Iris Robinson ...

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