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…

Health and beauty the Ayurvedic way

Fed up with conventional health and beauty treatments that don’t work? Then why not give the Ayurvedic approach a go…

India's new fashion generation blooms

India’s second generation of fashion designers aren’t afraid to experiment and finally they are starting to make their mark in the international arena…

How to get fit and make friends

As pavements, cycle paths and office stairwells disappear, our health problems are rising. But there’s plenty you can do to stay the right side of the statistics…

Iraq Kurds fear oppression by 'Arab government'

As uncertainty grows in Iraq over the feasibility of holding elections, Kurds in the North of the country are facing their own concerns over representation…

Bangladesh celebrate first Test victory

Bangladesh end a four-year wait for their maiden Test victory as they record a win against Zimbabwe in Chittagong…

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