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December 01, 2023

"Joe Biden is finished" as massacre in Gaza continues

It will be remembered, I hope, as the hug that sank a craven president. It was mid-October. US President Joe Biden made the requisite pilgrimage to Tel Aviv to show that his staunch support for...

New president is building a better Ghana

Tamara Obeng  It is a whole 52 years since the Republic of Ghana was granted independence by the British and two months since John Atta-Mills became the new president. The country, previously called the Gold Coast because of its vast reserves of the p ...

Whatever happened to childhood?

Raj Sandhu   Many people claim that children seem to be growing up too fast. I never used to pay attention to these suggestions as my younger brother was proof enough for me that it couldn't be true. However, after my recent visit to a primary sch ...

Fashion opens door to better rights for Afghan women

  Heidi KingstoneWith US First Lady Michele Obama's arms being so much in the news, it's hard to imagine that most Afghan women remain shrouded in their stifling burkas. There was a moment, when the Taliban were on the run, that it seemed poss ...

Let's take to the street and march for justice

Effie JordanPut People First is the theme of a potentially earth changing march that is taking place in central London on March 28. It is part of a global campaign to challenge the G20 leaders of 20 of the world's biggest economies - including newly-el ...

Jews have a right to defend our state

Ex-British prime minister Tony Blair says he is appalled by the destruction caused by the recent fighting in Gaza. He was visiting the territory for the first time since he became a Middle East envoy two years ago. The-Latest gives two journalism students ...

Want to be a better person? Get fat

Matt Gardner - Online columnist In a culture currently dominated by the fear-inducing words "credit crunch", it's somewhat comforting to see that certain businesses are still surviving. Practically gone are the likes of HBOS, Zavvi, Woolworth ...

Why coriander is ruining my life

Heidi KingstoneIt's hard to believe, but once there was a world without coriander. Not so long ago it was safe to order food almost anywhere in London (not to mention the rest of Britain) and be reasonably assured that it would come coriander-free. The ...

If you can't afford a prezzie today then...

Aileen CaseySo its that time of year again. If you have been hit by Cupid's bow and arrow and you are all loved up this is your day. A day to celebrate your love for each other.Present each other with cards, chocolates, and whatever else you may have u ...

Thoughts on Black History Month in the US

Karen HatterI can see it now .... all across the United States of America and around the world, where Black History Month is celebrated in February, teachers informing their students that not everyone can do a report on Barack Hussein Obama Jr., the first ...

Animal lovers must unite to save Royal Bengal Tigers

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkota, India After four painfully tiring days, I am thankfully back home. I went to the Sundarbans near the Indo-Bangladesh border, for my university course project, with all the hopes of a starry eyed post-grad student, only to be give ...

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