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At what point does a dictator lose all touch with reality; is it after twenty years? Thirty years? For Muammer Gaddafi, it seems that even forty-two years in power have not been enough.
It seems that Gaddafi, just like the Libyan demonstrators, has passed the point of no return. The farewell speeches of Mubarak and Ben [...]
Don’t be shy. The Online House Hunter points out how first-time buyers can get help joining the property market. And not just from mum and dad.
Porto v Seville, Europa League, Kick off 5pm
Lay Seville at 4 to one with Betfair
Seville have a mountain to climb after losingt 2-1 at home to Porto in the first leg and I don’t think they are capable of turning the Portuguese league leaders over. Some good judges quietly fancy Porto to go deep into [...]
Stan Rosenthal, who forced the BBC Trust to admit, three months after the event, that Jeremy Paxman was guilty of bias and in breach of the BBC Charter requirement of impartiality, has complained about his presenting of Newsnight last night.
Paxman opened an interview with Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary (8′45″ in), by asking: “Are you [...]
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How should journalists report disasters and humanitarian relief operations? What is the right balance between stirring the sympathies of viewers and readers, which will increase contributions to the response, and pointing out the problems and the gaps? Between compassion and complexity? That was the subject of a recent symposium, organised by NGO Plan UK, with [...]
My two weeks enforced rest finally came to an end and once more I returned to the fold and joined my fellow runners. But it seems a lot has changed in a few weeks.
On one of my regular routes the usual smattering of dog walkers and cyclists were clearly outnumbered by runners. Where normally there [...]
The oceans are filled with sound – from marine life, ships and even raindrops hitting the surface. Until recently, this noise was mostly seen as being a nuisance or a danger to ocean-dwelling creatures. But a study has found an important benefit to that noise – using it to study the physics of the ocean, [...]
The slow-burning Danish crime series has been steadily gaining viewers since it appeared on Saturday evenings on BBC4. But what is it that makes it so compelling?
1. It’s better than Wallander
We’re used now to Scandinavia being the source of all things grim and criminal, so the arrival of a new Danish detective thriller might [...]
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