‘Unfair’ election boosts Europe’s last dictator
Belarus, a lone authoritarian state in a sea of democracy, has voted in a new parliament. But with the results predetermined, opposition recommended that voters stay home and make soup.
The mum-and-dad revolutionaries of Libya
The Libyan uprising is ten weeks old and the fighting continues. Today we profile some of the rebels, who turn out to be surprisingly normal. Like us even?
We protest! But is the UK government bothered?
They came from as far afield as Cornwall and Inverness, including mother and toddler groups and violent anarchists. But do demonstrations make a difference?
A bullet through the heart of England
Proposals for a high-speed rail link across England have run into trouble. Campaigners say the new tracks will ruin countryside and wreck lives. Are the benefits worth the price?
Middle East in turmoil as wave of protest spreads
Anti-government demonstrations have taken place this week across the Arab World. Old regimes are suddenly afraid. A new dawn for democracy?
Dictator on the brink as Egypt protest grows
Protesters in Egypt have pushed their tyrannical government to the brink of collapse. Will the dictator go or will bombs and bullets keep him in power? And, if he falls, what next?
Scotland Yard and the spy who ‘went native’
Environmental protestors have escaped prosecution, after a police mole who spied on them sensationally changed sides. Everyone’s angry – but who’s in the right?
Miracle and disaster as China grows rich
Boomtime for industry in China has brought health risks for the population, with frequent poisonings and accidents. But there are benefits as well.
The horror of an army turning on its own people
In 1972, British soldiers killed 14 Irish protestors in the city of Derry. Yesterday an exhaustive inquiry declared the protestors totally innocent.