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Saturday 13 November 2010
Just up behind my Beirut home is a narrow, shady laneway called Makhoul Street. And in Makhoul Street, there is a small shop with a rusting door behind which an Armenian sells ancient postcards of Beirut.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Norfolk Island, a small volcanic outcrop in the Pacific Ocean, has always jealously guarded its way of life. There are no traffic lights on the island, cows have right of way and the local phone book lists the 2,000 or so residents by their nicknames.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
Ian Millward could be on his way back to Super League with Salford. The former St Helens and Wigan coach, now in his second spell with the Championship club, Leigh, has applied for the job of assistant to Shaun McRae.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Thursday 02 September 2010
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard came within grasp of a return to power today after one of four "kingmaker" MPs backed her Labor Party's bid to form a minority government following last month's dead-heat elections.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today claimed her Labor Party was best placed to run a stable minority government after the election dead heat, warning of political gridlock if a consensus is not found.
Saturday 03 July 2010
A breakthrough in the bitter row between the Australian government and the mining industry over a controversial new tax on resources has paved the way for an early general election.
Friday 25 June 2010
The mining industry could barely contain its collective glee yesterday as Australia's new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, offered fresh talks on the country's proposed resources super tax, which the miners have spent millions of dollars campaigning against over the past two months.
Thursday 17 June 2010
Three of the world's largest mining companies launched a united attack on the Australian government yesterday over its refusal to back down over plans to introduce a 40 per cent tax on the sector's profits.
Saturday 12 June 2010
A 16-year-old Californian girl trying to sail solo around the world is safe and well after a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean was launched when she triggered distress signals.
Monday 07 June 2010
If England have grown accustomed to facing tougher opponents than a band of Barbarians when opening their summer accounts in Australia, it is only because the "short tour" format – a prime example of rugby lunacy if ever there was one – forced them to take on the Wallabies themselves within a few hours of passing through customs.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Rio Tinto yesterday criticised a controversial new resource tax imposed by the Australian government, saying it could erode the country's competitiveness, curtail investment and limit jobs growth. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced at the weekend that a 40 per cent tax on profits at the big mining companies would be introduced in 2012, raising an additional A$9bn (£5.5bn) a year.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales