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December 01, 2023

"Joe Biden is finished" as massacre in Gaza continues

It will be remembered, I hope, as the hug that sank a craven president. It was mid-October. US President Joe Biden made the requisite pilgrimage to Tel Aviv to show that his staunch support for...

Island that looks after its elderly better than the West

Sandra Corbin - Bridgetown, BarbadosSooner or later most of us have to face the dilemma of being an elderly person or caring for one. Various cultures deal with an ageing gran or grandpa in various ways.However, today's predominantly westernised fast- ...

Jakarta through the eyes of a British Afro-Carib-being

Vanessa Walters I've come to Jakarta as I would a blind date - with few expectations - knowing that I've put myself out there because that's what life is about and just being grateful for the opportunity of a new experience.My partner's her ...

Final frontier in Sri Lanka

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkata, India President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajpakshe, quashed the ceasefire deal between his government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) and ordered the flushing-out of the Tigers from their bases as the army finally ca ...

Lapland's family winter magic

Rodionova Zlata - in Rovaniemi, FinlandAfter landing at Rovaniemi airport, Lapland, in sport shoes and with suitcases lost somewhere between Copenhagen and Helsinki, at a temperature of -4C °, my family and I, started to think that we would experienc ...

Exposed: Iraqi 'weapon of mass destruction' is a shoe

Sonila Reka When you walk down the street people may physically attack you, verbally abuse you or even throw a shoe at you; you never know what is around the corner.You may go home and tell a family member or even a close friend abou ...

Mumbai and American Terror

Margaret KimberleyAmericans learned, the day before their November Thanksgiving festival, that a group of no more than 10 men in Mumbai, India, attacked hotels, cafes, a train station, a hospital and a Jewish centre. The coordinated attack, with guns and ...

An Ode to the Beeb and the Tv Licence

Matt Gardner - Online columnistWe live in a nation of complainers. It seems that the last few weeks have brought about a Mary Whitehouse-style backlash against the media. People have been able to condemn programmes without having seen or heard them, most n ...

Truth, bias and the BBC's coverage of Sri Lanka

Bernard Gabony - BBC News website, South Asia editorA cartoon on our office wall shows the BBC crouching low to paint whitewash on the backside of a tiger, representing of course, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.It appeared recently in a Sinhala-langua ...

Palestinian tells of her troubled trip to Jordan

Rima Al Rakhawi Maybe Jordan was beautiful, but in my eyes I couldn't see that beauty. I had that mixture of feelings which started from the first day I was there.I remember when I went out from the p ...

Is Barack Obama Black?

Kimberly McClain DaCosta - Harvard UniversityIt depends on who - and when - you ask the question. For some of us, the heralding of Barack Obama as the first Black president of the United States seems a rather uncontroversial claim.Not so for others. One we ...

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