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Will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?, Eagle Eye

Will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

Here is a classic, but topical, Question to Which the Answer is No from 1962.
Thanks to James.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 9:42 pm

Bhutan’s King Jigme tells parliament he is to marry, The Foreign Desk

Bhutan’s King Jigme tells parliament he is to marry

THIMPU: There will be another royal wedding later this year to rival the colour and pageantry of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton’s a marriage a few weeks ago.
Bhutan’s 31 year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck this morning told his country’s parliament that he would be getting married “later this year”.

Like Kate, his wife-to be, [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 7:04 pm

Britain’s answer to Sarah Palin, Notebook

Britain’s answer to Sarah Palin

Nadine Dorries, tory MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, is once again hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, it’s not because of her affair with a family friend or because sheleft her ex-husband who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in order to pursue her career ambitions.Or because of her 10-min rule bill on [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 5:54 pm

The voice of an empire in decline, Notebook

The voice of an empire in decline

Why do we tune in to watch a North American President giving a speech about the “Middle East”?  Can we change the channel and watch the President of China pontificating on the “Far West”, or an African President telling Europeans that they have a choice between hope and hate?  In the words of hip-hop artist [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 5:50 pm

Modern kids grow up in a global village, Notebook

Modern kids grow up in a global village

Anyday now, the Department for Education will publish the final report from Reg Bailey’s review of commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. The Chief Exec of the Mothers’ Union has been given a hot potato to juggle as he balances the need for Ministers to fulfil their pledge in the Coalition Agreement to “crackdown on irresponsible [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 5:37 pm

The AID dilemma, Notebook

The AID dilemma

The Coalition government’s promise to ring fence the budget for overseas aid at 0.7% despite austerity cuts is seen by many in the development sector as a positive step, although the general British population may not be so enthused.

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 4:45 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our top posts and bloggers of the week

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 4:22 pm

Why are the Home Office deporting LGBT activists?, Notebook

Why are the Home Office deporting LGBT activists?

Edson ‘Eddy’ Cosmas has lived and studied in London for several years. As a child, he spent time in Manchester whilst his father studied there. Eddy, a young, black, gay man from Tanzania, in east Africa, has built up a circle of friends and fellow students, and is determined to succeed in life. He has strong political beliefs, and never misses an opportunity to speak out in support of gay rights, immigrant rights and anti-racism campaigns.

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 3:21 pm

The logistical nightmare of the NFL lockout, Sport

The logistical nightmare of the NFL lockout

Michael Kim speaks to Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach, Dirk Koetter, about life during the NFL lockout.

By | Sport | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 1:09 pm

Julia’s Eyes: Interview with producer Guillermo del Toro, Film

Julia’s Eyes: Interview with producer Guillermo del Toro

Julia (Belén Rueda), a woman suffering from degenerative sight disease, finds her twin sister Sara, who has already gone blind as a result of the same disease, hanged in the basement of her house. In spite of the fact that everything points to suicide, Julia decides to investigate what she intuitively feels is a murder case, entering a dark world that seems to hide a mysterious presence.

By | Film | Friday, 20 May 2011 at 12:12 pm

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