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December 01, 2023

UK households faced worse winter amid cost-of-living crisis

Britain’s energy regulator has increased the maximum price suppliers can charge for a typical household’s annual gas and electricity use.  The move is expected to fuel the...

Smash His Camera - the story of photographer Ron Galella, dubbed 'Paparazzo Extraordinaire'

The documentary Smash His Camera was directed by Academy Award winning documentary film director and producer Leon Gast who picked up 'best director of a documentary' at this year's Sundance Film Festival for his work about notorious paparazzo Ron Galella. ...

Sudanese fashion's unifying force

The national dress of Sudanese women is the thobe - known locally as "Top" - a traditional form of dress that wraps the body in a long bolt of fabric.Influenced by the Roman toga and the Indian Sari, "Top", is worn by women throughout Sudan.With the countr ...

Mourning in DR Congo after tanker fire tragedy

At least 220 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo when an overturned oil tanker exploded and set fire to parts of a village.Scores more were injured in the accident in Sange, near the border with Burundi.Some of those who died were trying ...

'Welcome to Cheapco' - A War on Want fight against supermarket power

Human rights organisation War on Want have engaged in a determined campaign to expose and help eradicate the abuse of overseas workers by powerful corporations like supermarkets and inept government policy.War on Want say "supermarkets have used their buyi ...

Watch this citizen journalist embarrass a politician

Watch this very polite and very well prepared citizen journalist totally embarrass a state politician (USA).  

How to prepare a bar for football World Cup fever

New York city's legendary football bar Nevada Smith's, "where football is religion," undergoes a transformation for the World Cup 2010. Step one? Hooligan-proofing the place. Jack Keane Director of Football at the bar says: "It would be completely unethi ...

Ex-world boxing champion Mike Tyson 'destitute and broke'

Retired American heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, 43, has admitted recently that he is penniless on US Tv chat show The View. Tyson, who earned more than $300 million dollars during his boxing career said: "I had lots of fun. It just happened".Howev ...

Banned by US: Rapper says Obama nation is a nightmare


Come on commuters, let's have a smile

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIDm93TMNPcIt takes a lot to get people to smile on London transport. So, a brave busker had his work cut out trying to raise a grin - and some coins - on the tube. Reporter Indu Chandrasekhar, assisted by Morade Azzouz ...

Infant mortality crisis in Sierra Leone

Almost every family in Sierra Leone has lost a child to a treatable illness. This small West African country has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. A study by the government and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) revealed that 1 out of 4 ...