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Sunday 12 April 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
The great-grandson of India's first prime minister was arrested today as police investigated charges against him of making hate speeches and inciting violence against Muslims ahead of national elections, a court official said.
Friday 27 March 2009
"My life is essentially a string of embarrassing and shameful incidents punctuated only by telling people about the embarrassing and shameful incidents." So runs Russell Brand's stand-up credo. He's not alone: comedians thrive on embarrassment – of their hecklers, of their family, of their hapless front-row fans and, more often than not, of themselves. So what better segment of society to participate in a new exercise in shameless soul-baring on Radio 4? In a new series, My Teenage Diary (starting next Wednesday at 11pm), six stand-ups will dust off their adolescent journals and read out, Adrian Mole-style, their angstiest extracts for our amusement.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
A great grandson of India's first prime minister was filmed at an election rally allegedly threatening to cut the throats of Muslims.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Adolf Hitler hadn't been dead three years, Mahatma Gandhi had only been assassinated a few weeks earlier, Israel wasn't yet an independent state and the odious apartheid system hadn't yet been introduced in South Africa... when Ireland last won a rugby Grand Slam.
Saturday 07 March 2009
It makes a welcome change, after hearing for months about teenage binge drinkers, to be told about OAPs behaving in exactly the same way.
Monday 23 February 2009
They were the spectacles that the independence leader once claimed "gave me the vision to free India". But now the glasses once worn by Mahatma Gandhi are being auctioned, and one of his relatives is trying to save them for the people of India.
Monday 02 February 2009
How much of the news should you tell your young children? It's a line all responsible parents walk with extreme care.
Tuesday 27 January 2009
When, I wonder, will the Holocaust no longer hurt? Today, Holocaust Memorial Day, might not be thought to be the most tactful date on which to put this question – which assumes, in its phrasing, that such a state of affairs will eventually come about. Today, after all, is dedicated to postponing such a state of affairs, a day which exists because of the belief that remembering (and hurting) shouldn't have an expiry date.
Sunday 11 January 2009
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings