Mediators said it was now unclear if South Sudanese rebels would start face-to-face peace talks with the government on Saturday, dampening hopes of a swift end to weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state.
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Thursday 05 December 2013
Anthony Hamilton is the Scottish racer's former manager
Wednesday 20 November 2013
I can't remember the first time I heard From Our Own Correspondent on the radio. What I do recall is that it was part of the background noise of my childhood alongside the Blue Peter theme tune, the sound of farmyard animals and the words: "You're not going out dressed like that."
Monday 14 October 2013
The long-running debate on how much foreign aid can help is drawing to a close
Wednesday 10 July 2013
The advertising watchdog has ordered the city of Johannesburg to stop running part of its “world class African city” marketing campaign because it is “misleading”.
After Schmallenberg and Bluetongue, expert warns of new diseases threatening Britain's livestock and crops because of global warming
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Bleak assessment of climate change means world was facing 'a lot more unanticipated events'
'You never answer your phone, you don't file expenses and you miss important meetings': International terrorist Moktar Belmoktar receives dressing down from al-Qa'ida leadership in newly discovered letter
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Letter also denounces Belmoktar for failing to commit a single 'spectacular' terror attack in the Sahara desert
Friday 24 May 2013
Where are you now and what can you see? I'm in the Dutch "highlands". No windmills but beautiful "Ruysdael" clouds drifting over.
Monday 04 March 2013
A senior Islamist leader has “probably” died in fighting in the mountains of northern Mali, the French military said today.
Monday 21 January 2013
Sarkozy, for good reasons and bad, is partly responsible for what is happening in Mali
Sunday 20 January 2013
"The Uncatchable One", "Mr Marlboro", "One-Eyed Jack": Khaled Abu al-Abbas aka Mokhtar Belmokhtar isn't short of colourful name tags. Considering the fact that this battle-hardened jihadist cum smuggling don has been the southern Sahara's public enemy number one for the past decade or more, that's hardly surprising.
Friday 18 January 2013
Eyewitnesses describe hostages seeking refuge under beds and in roof spaces as Algerian forces took matters into their own hands
Friday 18 January 2013
MPs told groups linked to al-Qa’ida represent a 'large threat' needing a 'robust response'
Friday 04 January 2013
The sands of time have not eroded the spirit of adventure which drives a race that delivers as much pain as pleasure
Thursday 20 December 2012
England 157-6 India 158-5 (India win by five wickets): India regain winning touch as the tourists’ bowlers are punished for their indiscipline
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Apartheid-era hero Cyril Ramaphosa returns to frontline politics as deputy leader
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
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
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- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 3 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence