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Double Trouble

Snake. Albino. Has two heads. Asking $150,000 or best offer. The World Aquarium in St. Louis has been home to We, a one-of-a-kind two-headed albino rat snake, since 1999. President Leonard Sonnenschein has decided to sell the reptile, and bidding on eBay ...

A Blonde James Bond?

Deborah HobsonHe is the iconic British spy role in Tinsel Town but a resounding sixty five per cent of The-Latest.Com voters do not believe James Bond should be blonde. But almost a third of people in our poll did not care a hoot about the colour of his ...

Web History-Making

Tsunami - the Asian tidal wave disaster of a year ago - has been named by the Webby Awards as one of its 10 web moments that changed the world. It marked the coming of age of citizen media, when "ordinary people armed only with digital cameras and int ...

Trail Blazing News

By Jemima KissReaction to the massive fires at the Buncefield oil depot  demonstrated how citizen reporting is becoming an instinctive public response to major news events. The BBC received 6,500 emails containing mobile phone photos and video clips - ...

X For Cynicism

“You are the X Factor”. ”You are a star”. The emphatic statements of X Factor reality show judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh to twenty-one-year old Shayne Ward, in Saturdays final, after his last song showdown with fellow finalist ...

New Year Pledges

Somebody who goes by the name of Anon said "A new year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." Maybe so, maybe not. It usually depends mostly on your will power. Most of us talk about making promises to stop bad habits ...

Media Ignore Chad Genocide

Richard KeebleMasses of information from the media constantly bombard us. Yet, paradoxically, often the most important news goes uncovered. Take for instance, Africa. A country like Sudan suddenly comes under the spotlight. Reports of rape, massacre and co ...

Tragedy of Celebrity Soaps

By Liz Simpson Millions of television viewers sit motionless watching other people doing nothing. They might be 'D' list wannabes in the Australian jungle but we're obsessed with other people's lives. Celebrities stalked by paparazzi. Or, spied on round ...

Blind racism

Deborah Hobson  It was non-violent Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who said “an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”. Gee Walker, mother of Anthony Walker, the young black man horrifically slain with an ice axe by white racists, has seemingl ...

Public Death

When the News of The World printed a photo of a gravely ill looking football icon, George Best, it served as an uncomfortable glimpse of near-death and as a warning to others. The writing that accompanied the photo was explicit: “The outlook is prett ...

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