Haiti

Rescuers can throw ‘baseball’ cameras into danger

Life's mirrored art for centuries, but now it seems to have moved on to video-games. Two former MIT students have invented cameras that can bounce and roll, allowing front-line servicemen to throw them around corners - a technique they claim could save lives.

Sean Penn: Rebel with a cause

He's the Hollywood star turned activist who's riled people throughout his career. And now the British are in his sights

Rhodri Marsden: A Twitpic of my dinner – but do I own the

On Sunday I took a photo of my dinner and I posted it on the internet. Yeah, I know. An improvised salad featuring some roast duck, chicory, oranges and lentils (right), it left me feeling sufficiently proud to want to show it off to any online passers-by.

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Protesters call for Préval's removal

Protesters demanding that Haiti's outgoing President René Préval leave office immediately set up burning barricades yesterday and threw stones at police and UN peacekeepers.

Former Haiti president Aristide invited to return from exile

The Government of Haiti has agreed to issue its exiled former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide with a diplomatic passport, paving the way for a return which promises to further cloud the country's muddy political waters. Lawyers for Mr Aristide, who has been living in South Africa since he was ousted in a 2004 coup, were assured yesterday that Haiti's cabinet would issue the document, should he choose to submit the necessary paperwork.

Haiti's ruling party withdraws support for election candidate

The soap opera battle to elect Haiti's next president has taken another unlikely twist after the ruling Unity party withdrew backing for its candidate Jude Célestin, one of three contenders who had been due to contest a final run-off election in the coming weeks.