June 2010

England team head home after record finals defeat

Jason MellorEngland stumbled to their biggest defeat in the football World Cup finals as they crashed out at the hands of old rivals Germany. Frank Lampard was denied a clear-goal but in the end it mattered little as Fabio Capello's side were outclassed by ...
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'Welcome to Cheapco' - A War on Want fight against supermarket power

Human rights organisation War on Want have engaged in a determined campaign to expose and help eradicate the abuse of overseas workers by powerful corporations like supermarkets and inept government policy.War on Want say "supermarkets have used their buyi ...

Do we need a rent-a-friend website?

A service which allows lonely friend-seekers to pay for platonic companions is already a hit in Japan. Will rentafriend.com catch on here?The service, modelled on businesses already popular in Japan and other parts of Asia, allows lonely individuals to per ...

Defoe's goal keeps England World Cup dream alive

Ian WinrowEngland football striker Jermain Defoe's first-half goal in today's crucial match with Slovenia, secured his team's place in the knockout stages of the World Cup. Fabio Capello's side seem to have put the events of a traumatic week behind them to ...

Jackson's dad to sue Dr Murray for 'wrongful death'

On the anniversary of pop legend Michael Jackson's death, renowned US celebrity news website TMZ say they have obtained a copy of a legal document that Joe Jackson has sent to Dr Conrad Murray.The document is a prerequisite to filing a wrongful death lawsu ...

Child mortality rate up in Africa despite UN initiative

Jason Straziuso - Nairobi, KenyaTen African countries have halved their poverty rates over the last two decades, but child mortality rates have increased in six sub-Saharan nations, according to a new report on the United Nation's Millennium Development Go ...

BP's ex-convict brigade in oil spill clean up

In tiny Grand Isle, where the BP workers now outnumber the full-time residents, Rebecca Dana talks to locals fuming that ex-convicts are among the cleanup workers and hears about unwanted advances, rising crime, and shout-filled town halls.Everyone used to ...

Budget VAT hike 'will hit poorest people hardest'

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was accused of an attack against the poor as he announced in his emergency budget that VAT would rise to 20% in January writes Jon Land.The increase, from 17.5% at present, comes despite the Tories' claims befo ...
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Watch this citizen journalist embarrass a politician

Watch this very polite and very well prepared citizen journalist totally embarrass a state politician (USA).  
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How to prepare a bar for football World Cup fever

New York city's legendary football bar Nevada Smith's, "where football is religion," undergoes a transformation for the World Cup 2010. Step one? Hooligan-proofing the place. Jack Keane Director of Football at the bar says: "It would be completely unethi ...

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