Empathy and racial prejudice

As part of a study on how to tackle racial prejudice, neuroscientists in Italy have been researching the empathy people feel when they watch pain


Cuban dissidents: the facts

The death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo in February of this year brought the issue of human rights in Cuba into sharp focus. Late last year, the


UK royals tighten belts

Conscious that her subjects are having a hard time of it economically, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth released new accounts showing she too is cutting


Clinton visits Georgia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended her tour of eastern Europe and the Caucasus region with a visit to Georgia on Monday. On meeting with


Maroon 5 - Hands All Over

American rock band Maroon 5 has been talking about their new album – Hands All Over. Reviewers say it’s a mix of rock, pop, funk and RnB – and even


White Material

White Material by French director Claire Denis stars Isabelle Huppert who plays Maria – a woman who refuses to see the danger that threatens her

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Special doggy diving suit

Sergei Gorbunov, a professional diver from the village of Slavyanka, near the Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok, has had a diving suit complete with

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Wooden tub race in Japan

wooden tub race is a Japanese tradition. Race contestants used rice paddles to propel a one-metre-wide wooden tub 400-metres down the Ito-ookawa

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Zombie Walk in Berlin

Hundreds of Zombies invaded the streets of Berlin during a Zombie Walk (organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes).