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Monday 11 August 2008
Bolivia's socialist leader, Evo Morales, was hoping last night that the desperate gamble of a referendum on his leadership will finally kick-start his attempt to redistribute wealth and land in the bitterly divided nation.
Saturday 09 August 2008
India's highest court has ignored the pleas of tribal people fighting to protect a sacred mountain by allowing a British company to establish a bauxite mine across a vast swathe of the area.
Friday 25 July 2008
Tina Fey, who wrote a terrific comedy in Mean Girls, is also proving a pretty good comic actress, in 30 Rock.
Friday 18 July 2008
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Nearly 120 years after the last massacre of Native Americans by the United States cavalry at Wounded Knee, some of the lands confiscated from their descendants are to be returned to the Oglala Sioux.
Friday 06 June 2008
Monday 02 June 2008
It being Sunday, Barack Obama might have been kneeling in the pews of Trinity United Church in Chicago yesterday, the black congregation swelling with pride at the fact that he is on the cusp of becoming the Democratic presidential nominee. Instead, Mr Obama had turned his back on the church where he has worshipped for two decades.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Australia has Aborigines, New Zealand has Maoris and the US has Native Americans. Now Scotland could soon have its own group of indigenous people, in the shape of its crofters.
Saturday 12 April 2008
Friday 04 April 2008
Textbook accounts of how the Americas were first populated may have to be re-written following the discovery of the oldest DNA of prehistoric humans who lived 14,300 years ago in what is now Oregon.
Friday 07 March 2008
Wednesday 23 January 2008
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Suzanne Pleshette, actress: born New York 31 January 1937; married 1964 Troy Donahue (marriage dissolved 1964), 1968 Tom Gallagher (died 2000), 2001 Tom Poston (died 2007); died Los Angeles 19 January 2008
Tuesday 10 October 2006
Thursday 06 July 2006
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
- 1 Three of Pope Francis' relatives die in Argentina car crash, including two young great-nephews