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Bush Beats Drum for War

Jon Brooker  And so it begins again. The bellicose rhetoric for what could be called, phase three of President George W. Bush’s plan to eradicate the ‘'axis of evil’' has started. The US agenda to bring 'democracy' to nations it ...

A Pharaoh's Tale

 People are closely watched by CCTV and a wax statue of the owner Mohamed Al-Fayed atop a golden pillar when they walk into the UK's world famous department store Harrods. Alert security guards pay close attention shoppers and staff. It is a bit ...

Cartoons 'Not About Free Speech'

British Home Secretary Charles Clarke has accused the Danish Government of making "a serious mistake" in the insensitive way it handled relations with Muslim countries after the publication of deeply offensive cartoons which were disrepectful&nbs ...

Death of British Corner Shop

 Phil Simms   When French leader Napoleon was asked what he thought of the UK he famously replied: "Britain is nothing more than a nation of shopkeepers." So, who would have thought that in 10 years time - the 200 anniversary of th ...

Bird Flu NHS Alert

  New NHS studies conducted on "Bird Flu" (for which The-Latest has just received conclusive results) indicate that in certain cases this can now be transmitted to humans.  We foresee a possible contamination in most health board a ...

Bigots Faced Down in JA

Hollywood's Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain is facing a frosty reception in Jamaica, where religious leaders are outraged by a government decision not to ban it. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's tale of closeted gay love in a macho American Mid-West movie ...

Have A Vice Day

Deborah Hobson  Amsterdam’s 800-year-old notorious 'red light' district held its first “open day” at the weekend in a desperate bid to allay growing public alarm and a call by city councillors for its closure amid disturbing repo ...

Teenagers targeted by Mosquitos

  A new gadget has been invented to remove undesirable gangs of young people by emitting a high-pitched noise that can be heard only by the under 20s.The sound annoys teenagers so intensely that they have to clutch their ears. Eventually, once th ...

Kenya's Blooming Success

Britons spend more than £1.5bn a year on cut flowers, and Kenya has nearly a quarter of the market, which peaked as millions of Britons gave flowers to loved ones on Valentine's Day. As many as 50,000 people now work in Kenya's flower industry, and ...

After AIDS a new Pandemic

Bird flu threatens to devastate Africa and spread from there to the rest of the globe according to international health experts. The World Health Organisation's director general Dr Lee Jong-wook has raised the alarm that the highly cont ...

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