Ex-home secretary Jack Straw returns from a visit to Tehran convinced that it’s time for the West to rethink its relationship with the regime
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Tuesday 01 June 2010
Saturday 13 June 2009
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Walking upright allowed habilis to start developing craftwork skills. Carpentry or stone sculpting requires very precise hand-to-eye co-ordination. Skills like these need well developed motor-neurone skills and sophisticated hand and finger co-ordination – processes that probably encouraged the evolution of bigger brains. Recent studies have shown that relative to other mammals, Homo habilis had a brain at least four times larger than it should have been for his size and weight.
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Cooler temperatures tend to mean that less water evaporates from the seas, resulting in reduced rainfall in many inland areas. Such conditions gave birth to the great grasslands of today which replaced forested areas that need larger quantities of rainwater to sustain them. The prairies of North America, the pampas of Argentina and the grassland steppes of Europe and Central Asia all emerged during this Ice Age.
Sunday 01 February 2009
Sunday 23 November 2008
Monday 15 September 2008
Saturday 02 August 2008
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Morris Talansky, a US businessman, testified yesterday that he had handed over around $150,000 (£76,000) to Ehud Olmert, now Israeli Prime minister, over 15 years – including multithousand-dollar payments in envelopes stuffed with cash.
Tuesday 29 January 2008
Ariel Sharon's son should go to jail for corruption next month, on the day the comatose former prime minister turns 80, Israel's Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
Friday 19 May 2006
Britain's human rights record has been heavily criticised in an EU report which calls on the government to sign key international conventions before lecturing other nations on their failings.
Friday 10 February 2006
Tuesday 29 November 2005
Saturday 19 November 2005
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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