In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department...
Mar 31st, 2011
BRUSSELS – The new commander of international military operations in Libya warned Thursday that anyone attacking civilians would be “ill-advised” to continue, and said he would look into a report by a Vatican envoy that air strikes had killed 40 innocent people. As NATO took over command ...
Mar 26th, 2011
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has warned that the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could seek revenge on Britain for its involvement in airstrikes. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, the politician said the dictator could stage another Lockerbie-style terrorist attack and admitted h...
Mar 6th, 2011
The Met is struggling to meet the cost of security for the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton because thousands of officers will earn double time for working on a bank holiday. It’s estimated the event will now cost as much as £20m, which dwarfs the £7.4m price of security at the...
Feb 9th, 2011
They may have ‘tweeted’ their engagement and sent ‘save-the-dates’ to royal guests by fax. But Prince William and Kate Middleton have drawn the line at 3D coverage of their wedding. They yesterday banned broadcasters from using the technology to create images inside Westminster Abbey, which could hav...
In World Entertainment
Jan 26th, 2011
The engagement was announced on Twitter and Facebook. So perhaps it was fitting that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding guests should receive a save-the-date letter from the Queen by fax. Although more traditional gold-embossed, handwritten invitations will be sent to 1,800 guests by the Lor...
Jan 25th, 2011
Mrs Windsor-to-be Kate Middleton has left her job at her family’s online party supplies firm to prepare for her wedding to Prince William, a royal aide has confirmed. The future princess quit as Party Pieces’ project manager to ‘concentrate full-time on preparing to become a member ...
Jan 24th, 2011
Do you get feverish and run down after a romp in the sack? You may very well be allergic to your own semen, scientists have discovered. Known as Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS), it is believed to affect about one percent (and possibly more) of the male population worldwide. Symptoms of the synd...