Compost criminals run amuck in Britain

Gardeners in Britain could face imprisonment if caught composting without the relevant documents under bizarre new regulations…

Gillette Soccer Saturday: The God of TV Football

The production team at Sky Sports deserves a knighthood for their Gillette Soccer Saturday show, writes Jonny Hall…

Licence to drive: Should it be so expensive?

Passing a driving test in the UK has never been easy, but with increased costs and endlessly long waiting lists getting a licence is now harder than ever…

Iraqi Kurds on board for elections but still wary

Campaigning in the Kurdish-controlled zone of Iraq's north got off to a slow start after weeks of uncertainty over their participation in Sunday's election.

Iraq: From Mecca to the ballot box

Kurdish pilgrims are coming back from Mecca on the first direct flights to Iraq's Kurdish administrative capital to cast their ballots…

England football museum free for all

England’s temple to football, The National Football Museum, has stepped into line with the UK’s other 18 national museums by allowing visitors in for free…

Brazil's 'samba spokesman' dies in Rio

Bezerra da Silva, the sambista dubbed the godfather of gangsta rap and unofficial spokesman of Rio de Janeiro’s slums, has died aged 77.

Bedroom blogging: China's new web explosion

Chinese internet aficionados saw the popularity of their personal websites rocket after paying tribute to the country's hottest taboo and now it seems everybody wants a go at blogging…

Nobel Peace winner set for jubilant homecoming

Villagers in Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai’s native Nyeri home rolled out the red carpet long before her homecoming party was scheduled…

Iraq 'not ready' for elections, says freed bishop

The archbishop of the Syrian Catholic archdiocese of Mosul in Iraq was released on Tuesday having been abducted at gunpoint less than 24 hours earlier…

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