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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Wednesday 09 September 2009
The Hull KR coach, Justin Morgan, has agreed a new, four-year contract.
Friday 04 September 2009
I like things big. I adore Palladian villas, monumental Mark Rothkos, vases of gladioli, eagles, 16-ounce T-bone steaks. I can grasp the attractiveness of cottages, Indian miniatures, lilies of the valley, guinea pigs, and roast quail. But it seems to me that, with a little more effort, any of these might make more of itself.
Thursday 03 September 2009
The England second-row forward, Jon Wilkin, is likely to miss this autumn's Four Nations tournament after being told that he needs knee surgery.
Wednesday 12 August 2009
13 people have perished after their plane went down in dense Papua New Guinea jungle on the way to the Kokoda Track.
Saturday 23 May 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
Sunday 08 March 2009
You wouldn't think that the austere harp-like chime of intertwined koras would sit well with distorted bursts of lead guitar, but this Guinean quartet has a gift for making music that's greater than the sum of its parts.
Friday 27 February 2009
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Tuesday 23 December 2008
A group calling itself the National Council for Democracy today announced that Guinea's government has been dissolved.
Thursday 11 December 2008
Sheffield Eagles have signed a second member of Papua New Guinea's much-admired World Cup squad. The National League One club have recruited Menzie Yere, a 20-year-old who scored a try from centre against Australia in the tournament.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
England will go into Saturday's final World Cup pool match against New Zealand with just two specialist props.
Wednesday 29 October 2008
The World Cup is over for two players, but is just about to start for England's Mark Calderwood. The French hooker Julien Rinaldi and the Australian utility back Kurt Gidley have both had their tournaments ended by injury.
Saturday 25 October 2008
Friday 24 October 2008
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train