BREAKING NEWS

2009-08-19

World

Just who are the Taliban?

Most Taliban members are Pashtuns, a people who for centuries dominated a vast territory straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 1893 the frontier

World

Taliban pre-election bank attack

Afghanistan’s pre-election violence is unrelenting. In one of the latest incidents, three armed men in a bank building in central Kabul were killed

Europe

Lost Luggage

Ever had your luggage lost while on your travels? Thousands of bags and suitcases go missing every day in Europe’s airports. Here is what the

World

UBS tax deal with US expected

A deal to settle the US tax case against the Swiss bank UBS could be sewn up today. The agreement should help UBS to restore its image and will

World

Russian power blast toll rises

Some 64 missing workers, trapped in one of Russia’s biggest power plants after an explosion, are almost certainly dead. Now relatives have been