Army chief gets the boot, as Afghan war heats up
A change at the top signals a new approach to the war in Afghanistan. But can this battle really be won? And should we be fighting at all?
Oil pollution: best when out of sight and out of mind
The BP oil leak off the coast of America has led Barack Obama to crack down on offshore drilling. But does this mean even worse pollution in other parts of the world?
The World Cup — can it be worth all the fuss?
Should the eye-watering sums spent on the planet’s biggest event – not to mention the time and effort that goes into it – be diverted to more worthwhile causes?