January 2011

Launch of mobile sex education in India

Cian O' SullivanClaiming that most Indian’s are still deeply conservative about sex education, mobile operator Tata DOCOMO has launched a mobile service called “Sparsh” to create awareness about sexual health. “Sparsh” is the Sankskrit word for “ ...

Egypt, revolution and the rise of the digital generation

Despite curfews, military crackdowns, and concessions from President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians continue to demonstrate their resistance with protests on the streets in a revolution born on the internet, writes James Le Grice.What are we to call this? The pr ...

Is unpopular student leader running out of excuses?

Richard SeymourNational Union of Students president Aaron Porter can't go anywhere without being faced by angry protesters, it seems.He's faced no confidence motions, vocal public criticism, and angry meeting halls since he responded so spinelessly, a ...

New York police Muslim hate film row rages

Omar MohammedAnti-Islamaphobia campaigners in America have condemned the showing this month of a "loony Muslim-bashing movie" to New York police as part of their counter-terrorism training."Our nation's battle against terrorism is only made more difficult ...

Obama is new friend of America's fat-cat businesses

 Christine Hosein - New York, AmericaBarack Obama, in his yearly, State of the Union speech last night, called for greater innovation by the American companies, competitive educational systems that meet the needs and challenges of the future.Speaking ...
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Sickening scenes of Russian commandos 'capturing and blowing up' a Somali pirate ship

This videotape allegedly shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. The Euro Union navy that patrols these waters would not interfere because they feared there could be casualties.All ...

BBC Cameraman: How I bought my South African bride

 How I bought my South African brideBBC cameraman Christian Parkinson got married the Soweto wayBy Christian Parkinson BBC News, SowetoI'm sitting in my car, in a quiet side-street in Soweto, fidgeting.Beside me, my friend Mpho is telling lame jo ...

Black health charity faces the axe

 Britain's best-known health care charity for Black people is urgently appealing for help because a lack of cash has put it at risk of closure.The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) needs to raise £80,000 by the end of March, after promising app ...

UK government may come to regret politicising young people

This week has seen the government deliver another crushing blow to the young people of this country with the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), writes Lisa Nandy.   *Nandy, 32, is Labour Party Member of Parliament for Wi ...

US music star ignores calls to boycott Israel

For American soul and R&B singer Macy Gray, it started out as a simple Facebook status update inviting discussion concerning upcoming concerts, writes Gabriel San Roman.   The Grammy award winner wrote on Monday (17 Jan):"I'm booked ...

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