The great thing about "counterfactual" history is that anyone can play. If Gordon Brown hadn't been caught making those remarks about a "bigoted woman" might he still be PM? If Hitler had invaded England in 1940 would we all be speaking German? If the judge in the Rivonia trial had sentenced Nelson Mandela to death rather than life in jail?
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Saturday 23 April 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Nautilus Minerals has been granted a lease by Papua New Guinea to develop a gold and copper mine 1.6km under the sea surface, in what would be the first commercial deep-sea mine.
Friday 10 December 2010
Wakefield have lost two players from their projected squad for the next Super League season. The Wildcats have released the 29-year-old prop Richard Moore who is now expected to sign for Crusaders, and have cancelled the contract of the Papua New Guinea centre Jessie Joe Parker.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
If Fifa restores Oceania's suspended vote in time for Thursday, then David Chung, a 48-year-old who lives in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, will find himself eagerly sought out by presidents, prime ministers and princes when he arrives at Fifa's headquarters in Zurich this morning.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Supporters of Alpha Condé danced in the streets and carried his portrait yesterday hours after he was declared the winner of hotly contested presidential elections.
Monday 08 November 2010
Tuesday 02 November 2010
England have flown to Auckland looking for a face-saving display after their Four Nations failures. Defeats to New Zealand and Australia have left Steve McNamara's team facing the wooden spoon, should they lose to Papua New Guinea on Saturday.
Monday 01 November 2010
Monday 25 October 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
Just four metres underwater, two Japanese tanks from the Second World War have been discovered – after more than 60 years.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Papua New Guinea have only one player from Australia's NRL in their 24-man squad for the Four Nations.
Friday 17 September 2010
Hopes for a democratic transformation in West Africa were fading yesterday after Guinea indefinitely postponed elections which were due to be held this weekend.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
A landmark election that was meant to signal a new democratic trend in West Africa was in serious doubt last night as Guinea was gripped by a fresh political crisis.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
Rio Tinto outlined plans to invest $170m (£107m) in the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea yesterday, despite ongoing disagreements with the West African state's government over various blocks on the asset.
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