It was the arrival of the cannon in the 19th century that finally heralded the end of elephants being used as an instrument of war. Until that time, from as early as 1000BC, they trampled across battlefields around the globe, through wars in places as far flung as Yemen and Sri Lanka.
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Thursday 11 November 2010
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Friday 11 June 2010
To lose a partner is to lose two lives. The key to recovering from such a grievous blow is knowing that we have more than one life.
Sunday 21 March 2010
Ondine, Neil Jordan, 104 mins, (12A)<br/>Chloe, Atom Egoyan, 99 mins, (15)<br/>Legion, Scott Stewart, 100 mins, (15)
Sunday 07 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
Julianne Moore stars in this (uncredited) remake of the erotic thriller Nathalie, playing a Toronto gynaecologist who fears that hunky lecturer husband Liam Neeson is playing away.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Reviews of Tom Ford's film adaptation of A Single Man suggest that the fashion designer hasn't quite captured the depth of Christopher Isherwood's slight, but angry and affecting 1964 novel.
Sunday 14 February 2010
Friday 12 February 2010
Friday 21 November 2008
Dystopian Breakdown, Part I. An epidemic of blindness grips a city population, and its first victims are herded into a ramshackle facility under guard.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Friday 11 July 2008
Kalin is still best known for his 1992 film Swoon, a take on the Leopold and Loeb case of the 1920s (wealthy gay students commit "the perfect murder" for kicks).
Tuesday 20 May 2008
In an echo of the film Jurassic Park, DNA from an extinct animal has been re-activated in the laboratory for the first time.
Friday 09 June 2006
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football