A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.
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Saturday 20 March 2010
Thursday 11 March 2010
El Hadji Diouf's lawyer has insisted allegations of assault against the Blackburn player are "erroneous".
Friday 05 March 2010
Recent events in Italy have made a compelling case for the return of this bestselling police procedural by a master of the form. Now a Senator in Rome, Gianrico Carofiglio used to prosecute mobsters in Bari.
Friday 05 February 2010
Based on a real event in 1942, this is a novella of immense power. Jacques Chessex, who died last year, was preoccupied by problems of evil. At school in the tiny Swiss town of Payerne, he sat next to the daughter of a Nazi murderer who, with several accomplices, killed a Jewish merchant who came to their town to buy cattle. They lured him to a byre, felled him, cut up his body and hid the pieces in milk cans which they sunk in Lake Neuchâtel.
Monday 01 February 2010
If a proposal under consideration by the African Union this week were to bear fruit, Haitians made homeless by the earthquake could start afresh in a new homeland in Africa.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
An American soldier who was born in Haiti has persuaded his battalion in Afghanistan to let him join up with forces in Port-au-Prince to aid in the reconstruction process. Lt Ramses Brunache, who has been in Kandahar since July, learned of the death of his sister in a 3am phone call; now he hopes to act as a translator. "I would like to help as many people as possible," he told AP news agency. "If I have to pick up debris, I can do that."
Sunday 17 January 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Thursday 07 January 2010
Sunday 22 November 2009
Tuesday 03 November 2009
The French-Senegalese writer Marie NDiaye yesterday became the first black woman to win the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize.
Friday 09 October 2009
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Hull have confirmed the signing of defender Ibrahima Sonko on a season-long loan from Stoke.
Monday 24 August 2009
Ernest Renggli, a Swiss agricultural labourer, was working on a small farm in northern Burgundy at the outbreak of war. Working at first on his own, and later as part of a wide local resistance network, he became a key player in the rescue, shelter and escape of British airmen shot down in his area.
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