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2011-05-09

Environment

Will recent disasters inspire new movies?

These are some of the questions you asked Xabi Molia: 1- Do movies over sensationalise disasters? 2-Will recent disasters inspire new

These are some of the questions you asked Xabi Molia: 1- Do movies over sensationalise disasters? 2-Will recent disasters inspire new

Environment

Are some countries more disaster-prone than others?

These are the questions you asked Patrick Savidan: 1- Do disasters affect poor countries more than rich countries? 2- Is it inevitable that

These are the questions you asked Patrick Savidan: 1- Do disasters affect poor countries more than rich countries? 2- Is it inevitable that

Europe

Gloomy Europe Day

The flags are flying high. Today is Europe Day. Fifty years ago the European union concept was born. But not everyone is celebrating. Manz

The flags are flying high. Today is Europe Day. Fifty years ago the European union concept was born. But not everyone is celebrating. Manz

News

Quake prediction gives Romans the shakes

A long standing prediction that Rome will be hit by a massive earthquake on May 11 is causing concern in the Eternal City. The work of the late

A long standing prediction that Rome will be hit by a massive earthquake on May 11 is causing concern in the Eternal City. The work of the late

News

Cuba to allow foreign travel

For the first time in over 50 years Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad for tourism. Details are beginning to emerge of some of the reforms

For the first time in over 50 years Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad for tourism. Details are beginning to emerge of some of the reforms

Environment

Do we need to adopt a "disaster-readiness attitude"?

These are some of the questions you asked Valérie November: 1- Do risk management programmes reduce the impact of disasters? 2- Do we need to adopt

These are some of the questions you asked Valérie November: 1- Do risk management programmes reduce the impact of disasters? 2- Do we need to adopt

Environment

Was the H1N1 pandemic invented by drugs companies?

These are some of the questions you asked Andrew Lakoff: 1- Was the H1N1 pandemic invented by pharmaceutical lobbies? 2-Is globalisation leading

These are some of the questions you asked Andrew Lakoff: 1- Was the H1N1 pandemic invented by pharmaceutical lobbies? 2-Is globalisation leading

Environment

Is visiting disaster sites a way of healing the pain?

These are some of the questions you asked Marita Sturken: 1-Is visiting disaster sites a way of healing the pain and move forward? 2- Does

These are some of the questions you asked Marita Sturken: 1-Is visiting disaster sites a way of healing the pain and move forward? 2- Does

Environment

Was Hurricane Katrina a turning point for the US?

These are some of the questions you asked Craig Calhoun: 1- Did the US respond adequately to Haiti’s earthquake? 2- Was Hurricane Katrina a turning

These are some of the questions you asked Craig Calhoun: 1- Did the US respond adequately to Haiti’s earthquake? 2- Was Hurricane Katrina a turning

News

Reports immigrants were 'left to die' denied

Desperate immigrant deaths continue in the Mediterranean Sea. Three bodies have been pulled from a boat which ran aground near the Italian island

Desperate immigrant deaths continue in the Mediterranean Sea. Three bodies have been pulled from a boat which ran aground near the Italian island

Business

UK banks to compensate loan insurance customers

British banks have given up their legal battle to avoid paying compensation to customers mis-sold payment protection on their loans. Last month a

British banks have given up their legal battle to avoid paying compensation to customers mis-sold payment protection on their loans. Last month a

Business

Interest rate on Greek bailout loan could be cut

The interest rate on Greece’s bailout loan may be lowered in an effort to avoid debt restructuring. Athens was forced to deny pulling out of the

The interest rate on Greece’s bailout loan may be lowered in an effort to avoid debt restructuring. Athens was forced to deny pulling out of the

Environment

Are there invisible disasters?

These are some of the questions you asked Eric Klinenberg: 1- Does the media have a role in responding to disaster? 2- Are there invisible

These are some of the questions you asked Eric Klinenberg: 1- Does the media have a role in responding to disaster? 2- Are there invisible

Environment

Are politicians controlled by banks?

These are some of the questions you asked Saskia Sassen, our expert on global sustainability. 1- Is Europe facing a financial disaster? 2- Should

These are some of the questions you asked Saskia Sassen, our expert on global sustainability. 1- Is Europe facing a financial disaster? 2- Should

News

Pakistan's PM says blame game helps no-one

Ask any Pakistani if they had imagined Osama bin Laden had been in their midst for years and most would have laughed. He evaded capture thanks to

Ask any Pakistani if they had imagined Osama bin Laden had been in their midst for years and most would have laughed. He evaded capture thanks to

Europe

Environment groups sue European Chemicals Agency

Environmental groups ClientEarth and ChemSec have sued Europe’s chemical watchdog for withholding information about the production of toxic

Environmental groups ClientEarth and ChemSec have sued Europe’s chemical watchdog for withholding information about the production of toxic

News

Claims of hundreds of arrests in Syria

Human rights groups say the Syrian army has arrested scores of activists in continuing unrest. Despite President Bashar al-Assad’s determination

Human rights groups say the Syrian army has arrested scores of activists in continuing unrest. Despite President Bashar al-Assad’s determination

News

Fierce combat in Libya's Western Mountains

Fierce fighting is raging in Libya’s Western Mountains as rebels trying to unseat Muammer Gaddafi continue to battle superior government

Fierce fighting is raging in Libya’s Western Mountains as rebels trying to unseat Muammer Gaddafi continue to battle superior government

Culture

Macedonian diary

Seamus Kearney spent a week in Skopje and at Lake Ohrid Skopje’s most famous daughter She is revered around the world, and in the minds of many

Seamus Kearney spent a week in Skopje and at Lake Ohrid Skopje’s most famous daughter She is revered around the world, and in the minds of many

News

Jail for footballer's stalker

A woman who stalked Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand and his family has been handed a 10-week prison sentence. 38-year old Sussane Ibru

A woman who stalked Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand and his family has been handed a 10-week prison sentence. 38-year old Sussane Ibru

Environment

Can we predict a disaster?

These are some of the questions you asked Michel Lussault: 1- Can we predict a disaster? 2- As summer approaches, is Europe prepared to deal with

These are some of the questions you asked Michel Lussault: 1- Can we predict a disaster? 2- As summer approaches, is Europe prepared to deal with

News

Gilani says claims Pakistan sheltered bin Laden "absurd"

Claims being made that Pakistan had been “in cahoots” with al-Qaeda and had sheltered Osama bin Laden were refuted robustly today by Pakistan’s Prime

Claims being made that Pakistan had been “in cahoots” with al-Qaeda and had sheltered Osama bin Laden were refuted robustly today by Pakistan’s Prime

News

Berlusconi denies corruption charges

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared in court in Milan on charges of corruption. Berlusconi denies having paid his British former

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared in court in Milan on charges of corruption. Berlusconi denies having paid his British former

News

Now Scrabble's got 'innit' in it

It is not going down well with language purists but the list of words that are acceptable in Scrabble has been extended to include modern

It is not going down well with language purists but the list of words that are acceptable in Scrabble has been extended to include modern

News

Copts wary of new conditions in Egypt

The cross and the Koran were brandished side by side in Tahrir Square last February, before the fall of President Hosni Mubarak’s fall. His regime

The cross and the Koran were brandished side by side in Tahrir Square last February, before the fall of President Hosni Mubarak’s fall. His regime

Science_technology

Nanotech used to monitor drinking water

Clean drinking water; we take it for granted most of the time. But if our supply is contaminated – because of a flood or other disaster – there can

Clean drinking water; we take it for granted most of the time. But if our supply is contaminated – because of a flood or other disaster – there can

News

Protests continue in Yemen ahead of summit

Government forces in Yemen have this morning opened fire on protestors blockading government buildings. At least one person was killed and 10

Government forces in Yemen have this morning opened fire on protestors blockading government buildings. At least one person was killed and 10

Business

Germany has record-breaking exports

German exports hit their highest ever monthly record in March, bringing in more than 98 billion euros. These figures are an indication of the

German exports hit their highest ever monthly record in March, bringing in more than 98 billion euros. These figures are an indication of the

Business

Apple tops list of most valuable brands

Apple has become the world’s most valuable brand. The iPhone makers have ended internet search company Google’s four year reign at the top. Last

Apple has become the world’s most valuable brand. The iPhone makers have ended internet search company Google’s four year reign at the top. Last