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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
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street