BREAKING NEWS

2012-01-12

World

Battling Beatrix wades into row

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, on a tour of the Gulf states has intervened in a row stirred up by Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party at home. It asked

World

World's smallest frog discovered

Researchers working in Papua New Guinea believe they discovered the world’s smallest frog. Paedophryne amauensis, to give it its Latin name measures

World

Three new planets spotted

In brief: astronomers have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun. The smallest is about the size

World

Kirkuk: financing the future

Kirkuk lies on the well of Iraqi oil. The ethnically diverse city contains 40 per cent of the country’s oil exportation, while representing just 2.2

Culture

Photographers at work

A new exhibition has opened in Catalonia, Spain, of work by French photographer and painter Jacques Henri Lartigue. The show incudes 230 photographs

Culture

Shame

Shame is a new film from Steve McQueen staring Michael Fassbender as a sex-addict. When his sister (played by Carey Mulligan) comes to stay, his life

Business

Chinese inflation eases

China’s consumer inflation rate dipped to its lowest level in fifteen months in December at 4.1 percent compared with a year earlier. The average

Sci-tech

Tablets at CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is, say the organisers, gadget heaven. They expect around 150,000 people to visit the show for a

World

Back in the Day: j'accuse!

January 13, 1898 French writer Emile Zola writes an open letter to the president of France, Félix Faure, in which he accuses the government and