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<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/whos-to-blame-f.html">Asian (con)Fusion: Who's to blame for the temple deaths?</a>
Thursday 02 October 2008
I am sure I'm not the only one to have pondered the terrible irony of the latest temple stampede in which so many people were killed while performing an act of devotion.
Saturday 30 August 2008
Monday 28 July 2008
Wednesday 23 July 2008
The idea of the Prime Minister wearing a personalised brown bomber jacket bearing the US presidential seal and the label "Rt Hon Gordon Brown" always seemed far-fetched.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Saturday 31 May 2008
Sunday 20 April 2008
Saturday 29 March 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
Many of us worry about the future of the planet. It's both fashionable and cathartic. We can assuage our guilt over the fact that, say, the "carbon footprint" from our holiday to the Maldives has upped the official Dead Polar Bear Index by an additional 2.4, or that, thanks to our purchase of a mahogany nut bowl, the Amazonian Nukak tribe has just been wiped out, by recycling bean cans and paying £10 to adopt a stag beetle.
Sunday 03 February 2008
Saturday 02 February 2008
The pale sea stretches below, punctuated by flashes of green and gold where reefs and sunlight collide. As the plane tumbles forwards, pockets of land, so tiny they are barely visible, emerge from a blanket of blue.
Saturday 19 January 2008
Sunday 16 December 2007
The best fishing holiday I ever had cost $450. Could have been a lot less. Trouble was, I couldn't really believe that I had collared a luxury 10-berth boat to cruise through the Maldives for two weeks so cheaply. Everyone said: "There's got to be something wrong at that price."
Thursday 18 May 2006
The last time the Prime Minister made a major policy decision on the basis of government reports which were not yet in the public domain, it was to take us to war in Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein's deployment of weapons of mass destruction.
Sunday 27 February 2005
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- 2 Boy George: Bad karma
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- 4 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 5 Ian Wright breaks down in ITV documentary charting his rise to Arsenal and England striker