About a year ago, I began to recieve a wonderful series of calls from America and London
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Sunday 22 December 2013
Aviation officials say the aircraft’s ‘black box’ shows there was a ‘clear intention’ to manually bring the plane down
Saturday 30 November 2013
A Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeast Namibia killing all 34 people on board, a Namibian police official said on Saturday.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Norman Rush didn't publish his first novel, Mating, until he was in his late fifties, and his next full-length work, Mortals (2003), arrived 12 years later. For a writer considered patient and careful, with a sinuous style, his third long-gestating novel threatens to undo that reputation.
Tips and deals of the week: Candy Cottage in Brighton, Orient Express Botswana Tour with Alexander McCall and SilkAir to Yogyaharta
Saturday 07 September 2013
Sunday 11 August 2013
The US women's 400 metres champion Natasha Hastings happens to be a cousin of Shaka Hislop, the former West Ham goalkeeper who spent time working on the Space Station Freedom project at Nasa while studying mechanical engineering at Howard University, Washington. In the second semi-final of the women's 400m at the World Championships last night she blasted off at a frightening speed – only to find herself overtaken by a rocket in the shape of the Great Britain team captain.
Sunday 23 June 2013
A matter of life and death
Saturday 11 May 2013
World and Olympic champion David Rudisha cruised to victory in the 800 metres at the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha, while Justin Gatlin clocked the second fastest time of the year to win the 100m.
4,000 mile journey ends at a London cemetery: Jet stowaway 'probably still alive' when he fell from undercarriage as it approached Heathrow
Thursday 25 April 2013
Bruising and injuries indicated there was some blood flowing around his body even if he was unconscious, says pathologist
Sunday 13 January 2013
Queen Fabiola of Belgium has become the latest European royal to fall victim to the continent’s austerity drive, with the government vowing to slash her yearly stipend by nearly half a million euros after accusations that she was trying to dodge taxes.
Friday 10 August 2012
Rudisha beats his own world record and takes gold inspired by Coe and an Irish missionary
Friday 10 August 2012
David Rudisha was hailed as one of the greatest-ever runners last night after smashing the world 800m record, saying afterwards that he had wanted to make Sebastian Coe proud.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Kenya's David Rudisha tonight lit up the Olympic Games with a sensational victory in the 800 metres, breaking his own world record in the process.
Friday 03 August 2012
On a return visit, Sue Watt finds a captivating country poised to welcome tourists again.
Friday 29 June 2012
'I squatted in a derelict cinema in Berlin ... it was quite an adventure'
Thursday 07 June 2012
Barclays' South African offshoot, Absa Bank, is paying about £800m for the store cards business of one of the country's largest retailers. Absa will take over the existing accounts of Edcon customers and swill provide long-term credit to them.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village