Google has celebrated the 82nd birthday of late American zoologist Dian Fossey with a Doodle on its search page.
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Monday 15 March 2010
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
The Secretary General's Special Representative in Haiti, Hédi Annabi, was one of those exceptional people who work quietly and determinedly in the background, largely unknown to all but their United Nations staff. Unlike the well-known Sergio Vieira de Mello, the Assistant Secretary General killed in Baghdad in 2003, there was nothing flamboyant about Annabi. He did not like publicity.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Tuesday 12 January 2010
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
The Government yesterday welcomed Rwanda as the newest member of the Commonwealth.
Friday 27 November 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
For most Britons, the Commonwealth is little more than an historical curiosity. We forget that many countries in the developing world take their membership seriously, and that the number of would-be members continues to grow. The annual summit of heads of government that opens this week in Trinidad and Tobago, for example, is expected to judge the application from Rwanda. In one sense, it is a compliment to the Commonwealth that this ex-Belgian colony, historically very much part of francophone Africa, is seeking to join.
Monday 23 November 2009
The 100 days of killings that seared this small, mountainous country into the global consciousness also destroyed its relationship with France. The new Tutsi-led government under Paul Kagame has blamed France for bolstering the Hutu regime, and accused Paris of an active role in the genocide of 1994, in which 800,000 people were slaughtered.
Thursday 08 October 2009
Saturday 19 September 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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