Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
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Thursday 18 July 2013
One of London’s oldest car dealerships today urged shareholders to reject a £32.5 million offer for the business from Malaysian billionaire and owner of Premier League football club Cardiff City Vincent Tan.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Almost everyone would accept an organ if they were offered one – yet only 57 per cent of families consent to the donation of their loved one’s organs. Why the selfishness?
Saturday 06 July 2013
In a fairytale comeback that had the home crowd whooping and hollering, Bjorn Hansen turned 0-2 into 3-2 in the final of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, lifting the trophy for the third time in a long career.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Today the United States of America is celebrating its Independence Day. But at 237 years old, Uncle Sam is actually relatively elderly. Here are the four young whippersnappers of international relations:
Thursday 04 July 2013
Clare Rewcastle Brown has spear-headed a campaign against corruption in the state of Sarawak
Friday 28 June 2013
The final day of hearings in the trial of Alexander Lebedev was a fittingly bizarre end to a case that has rarely seemed to conform to normal ideas of justice.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Burma has granted licences to Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo to set up the country’s first foreign-owned mobile phone networks.
Monday 24 June 2013
The Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologised to Singapore and Malaysia for the record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.
Singapore officials consider legal action against forest fire companies over the heaviest smog to ever cover the city
Saturday 22 June 2013
Officials in Singapore are considering whether to take legal action against two companies in connection with the severe smog that has clouded the city following forest fires in Indonesia.
Friday 21 June 2013
The court trying Alexander Lebedev on charges of “hooliganism motivated by political hatred” heard testimony from martial arts experts today, in another surreal twist in a case that has often bordered on farce. Mr Lebedev, Russian businessman and financial backer of The Independent, is on trial for punching fellow tycoon Sergei Polonsky on a 2011 television programme and could be jailed for up to five years in jail if convicted.
Friday 14 June 2013
The Gunners are due to become the first Premier League to play in the country
Friday 07 June 2013
New law threatens to reopen old wounds in the country, where 1.7m died at the hands of the rebel group
Thursday 06 June 2013
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has underlined her desire to become the country’s president, saying to pretend otherwise would be dishonest. She also said that if everyone in the country benefited from democratic reforms it would be harder for them to be rolled back.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
British Airways passengers will be able to fly to popular Thailand hotspots thanks to a new airline link-up.
Monday 03 June 2013
A nurse who was arrested and then later freed over the alleged poisoning deaths of hospital patients is to sue the police.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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