Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
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Friday 19 April 2013
A toy glockenspiel given to him aged six fuelled his passion for the piano. It served him well – already he has played for the Prince of Monaco alongside Lulu.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Most of us associate US Cavalry charges with Hollywood or John Wayne but the last American mounted charge was not against American Indians in the "Wild West"; it was in the equally wild Far East during the Second World War, and it was led by First Lieutenant Edwin Ramsey on 16 January 1942. He and the rest of his 27-man platoon (G Troop of 26th US Cavalry), their heads low over their horses' necks and firing their Colt 1911 pistols (the US Cavalry had hung up its traditional sabres a decade earlier), galloped headlong into a far larger force of Japanese infantrymen in the village of Morong on the Bataan peninsula of the Philippines.
Sunday 31 March 2013
The number of female tourists visiting India has fallen by more than one-third since the Delhi gang rape in which a 23-year-old student was killed, according to a survey by the country’s Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The Philippines has a strong tobacco industry, but it pledged to ban advertising
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Cutting edge technology is replacing outmoded ways of recording a message, like voicemail and the carrier-pigeon
Monday 11 March 2013
Police have launched a manhunt after a wealthy socialite was found battered to death in his flat in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
The army have unleashed air strikes and mortar attacks on nearly 200 Filipinos occupying a remote coastal village in Borneo.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Ah, Phil. When will you learn?
Monday 18 February 2013
A shadowy Islamic extremist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreign building workers in northern Nigeria.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Of the 120 electors who get to vote 67 of them have been appointed by Benedict
Monday 11 February 2013
A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Five crew members have been killed, and a further three injured after a lifeboat fell into the sea from a cruise ship tied up at the port of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands.
David Cameron says Britain faces a 'generational struggle' as Islamist terrorists switch focus to North Africa
Monday 21 January 2013
PM argued that al-Qa'ida allies operating across a vast tract of lawless territory had to be taken on and defeated
Saturday 19 January 2013
The Lonely Planet Adventure: There's no need for a cage when you share the water with these giant creatures
Tuesday 15 January 2013
The wife of one of Britain’s richest men told an inquest of her desperate attempt to save her two-year-old daughter who had become fatally entangled in a window blind cord.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'
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