July 2010

Criminal cops who’ve kept their jobs are ‘a scandal’

 Criminal cops who’ve kept their jobs is ‘a scandal’Marc Wadsworth and Deborah Hobson – The-Latest - EXCLUSIVECampaigners say revelations that hundreds of London’s police have criminal conviction is “a national scandal” and that officer found guilty o ...

Spain moves closer to total ban on bullfighting

Marina Watson PeláezSpectators are cheering. The bull is in agony having had lances driven into its back and neck by men on blindfolded horses. When the bull can no longer lift its head drenched in blood, men twist and gouge the lances. Then, banderilleros ...
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Smash His Camera - the story of photographer Ron Galella, dubbed 'Paparazzo Extraordinaire'

The documentary Smash His Camera was directed by Academy Award winning documentary film director and producer Leon Gast who picked up 'best director of a documentary' at this year's Sundance Film Festival for his work about notorious paparazzo Ron Galella. ...

How the internet is challenging traditional journalism

Jolie O'DellIn a poll conducted over May and June this year, PR network Oriella asked media moguls how the internet was affecting their business, their publishing formats and even the quality of the content issuing forth from their newsrooms.From the 770 j ...

Daily Mail obsessions mapped out

 Deborah HobsonUK tabloid newspapers are commonly characterised by their pet hates as demonstrated in their loaded editorials, spewed out in their emotive headlines and typified in their published stories. The Daily Mail is no exception. In fact, if i ...

PR guru launches 'coming out' reality show

Veteran Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman has sold a one-time reality Tv special called Coming Out to US cable and satellite network A & E. Bragman, who has helped a number of his clients to go public about their sexuality, including Chaz Bono and Mer ...

Mental illness affects one in nine US soldiers

 The number of soldiers forced to leave the US Army solely because of a mental disorder has increased by 64 per cent from 2005 to 2009 and accounts for one in nine medical discharges, according to Army statistics writes Gregg Zoroya. Last year, 1,224 ...

Accusations of child witchcraft on the rise in Africa

Ricci ShryockThe United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says an increasing number of children in West and Central Africa are being accused of practicing witchcraft.The UN agency says such accusations often lead to physical abuse and the abandonment of vul ...

Shock as White baby is born to Black parents

This is the black couple who have amazed medical experts after their baby daughter was born with white skin, blue eyes and blonde hair.Benjamin and Angela Ihegboro's daughter, Nmachi, has dumbfounded genetic experts who are unable to explain why she looks ...
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Sudanese fashion's unifying force

The national dress of Sudanese women is the thobe - known locally as "Top" - a traditional form of dress that wraps the body in a long bolt of fabric.Influenced by the Roman toga and the Indian Sari, "Top", is worn by women throughout Sudan.With the countr ...

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