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Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels, Notebook

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels

Wars are won with force, and force in the 21st century is manifested in fire power and ammunition. To the hapless rebel, the man who has lived his life in the shadows of brutality and the silhouettes of barbarism, a gun is a beautiful thing. Likewise, In a society built on inequality and oppression, bullets can quickly become the only equaliser, and hold the promise of emancipation.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 7:34 pm

Online House Hunter: Living in a National Park, Uncategorized

Online House Hunter: Living in a National Park

The South Downs National Park was formally inaugurated today – but is moving into a home in a national park a bonus or a bind? Our Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver puts on his hiking boots to find out.

By | | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:55 pm

Tom Penders on the college basketball climax, Sport

Tom Penders on the college basketball climax

Michael Kim speaks to former NCAA basketball coach Tom Penders about his predictions for the NCAA Final Four this weekend

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:29 pm

How India’s hero Sachin Tendulkar turned it around, Sport

How India’s hero Sachin Tendulkar turned it around

There’s a lot to admire about Sachin Tendulkar: the grace of his batting; his longeveity; his fundamental decency as a human being despite being more scrutinised than perhaps any other sportsman in the world. And then there are all the runs.

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:20 pm

Osama Bin Laden In Chicago?, Eagle Eye

Osama Bin Laden In Chicago?

Once again, Oliver Kamm, from whom I borrowed the idea of recording Questions to Which the Answer is No,* proves that the original is better than the cover. The above is a headline taken from Huffington Post, which Oliver spotted. Number 552 in a series more than halfway to its first thousand.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:15 pm

Championship preview: Tension escalates in the battle for promotion, Sport

Championship preview: Tension escalates in the battle for promotion

With the Monarch of the League, Queens Park Rangers, away from the eyes of supporters until Monday, tomorrow’s spot-light falls on Norwich and Swansea as they wrestle for second place.
“Right, so we’re now getting down to the nitty-gritty end of the season,” wrote one Norwich follower, whose side sit nine points behind Neil Warnock’s Rangers [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 12:58 pm

Why is everyone pretending about Ireland’s debt?, Chunomics

Why is everyone pretending about Ireland’s debt?

Just a footnote on the further €24billion of recapitalisation the Irish banks need to keep them going.
Shortly before Christmas last a bunch of financial journalists, myself included, were summoned at short notice to the Irish embassy in London to meet the minister  of foreign affairs, Michael Martin, who was offering a briefing on the state [...]

By | Chunomics | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 11:34 am

Online House Hunter: Friday quiz, Property

Online House Hunter: Friday quiz

How well do you know your house and the housing market? Try our Online House Hunter’s fun quiz…

By | Property | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 7:00 am

Motorcycle Diaries – KTM RC8R 2011, Notebook

Motorcycle Diaries – KTM RC8R 2011

In my eyes, this is simply one of the most beautiful motorbikes ever made, but in the past it had some obvious faults…let’s see if KTM have listened to the feedback on this year’s top of the range version, which is a jaw droppingly low £13,000 compared to last year’s £15k model!

By | Notebook | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Enjoy the madness at Peterborough, Sport

iBet: Enjoy the madness at Peterborough

Peterborough v Bournemouth, tonight 7.45pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.5 to one
You’ve got to love watching Peterborough. The Posh have played 19 games at home this season, and all of them have produced at least two goals. In fact only one of them has finished under the 2.5 goals line. This [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 12:01 am

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