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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Monday 28 June 2010
Voters in Guinea went to the polls yesterday, forming long queues for their first chance to freely elect a leader since their country secured independence from France in 1958.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
A team of archaeologists who uncovered a 1,400 year old pyramid in Peru say that the finding is particularly unusual. The flat-topped pyramid, which was built by the Moche culture, was used for the living rather than just for the dead, and contains a wealth of artefacts, murals and human remains.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
This follow-up to the Malian maestros' Grammy-winning In the Heart of the Moon was recorded in typically off-the-cuff, extemporised fashion in London, prior to the duo's 2005 European tour, while Ali Farka Touré was suffering the pains of the bone cancer which took his life the following year.
Friday 22 January 2010
Kyle Eastmond will get his first taste of life as St Helens' regular scrum-half tonight in Mike Bennett's testimonial against Halifax at Knowsley Road.
Monday 07 December 2009
Morocco's chief military doctor says the president of Guinea is doing fine after surgery following an assassination attempt.
Monday 30 November 2009
Malabo Elections in Equatorial Guinea yesterday looked certain to extend the 30-year rule of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, a man accused of draining his nation's oil wealth to enrich his family and cronies.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is establishing an international commission to investigate the attack on unarmed protesters in Guinea last month that left dozens dead and many injured.
Thursday 01 October 2009
The military leader of Guinea banned all "subversive" gatherings yesterday after his soldiers opened fire on crowds at a pro-democracy rally, killing a reported 157 people and wounding at least 1,250.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Tuesday 29 September 2009
At least 58 people were killed when Guinean security forces fired into the crowd at an opposition rally at a football stadium yesterday, according to a human rights organisation in the country.
Saturday 26 September 2009
Hull KR call in the reinforcements today for a match that can open the door to a process their coach admits to disliking.
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