Controversial Blackwater Worldwide Using Guitar... →
Recruiters for controversial Blackwater Worldwide, which provides “paid contractors” (i.e. - mercenaries) to supplement United States forces in Iraq, apparently distribute consoles and popular video games to spread good will among American forces.
Disorderly conduct →
The drum’n’bass DJ Goldie has always found classical music elitist - yet it needn’t be so. And then there’s his thoughts on David Cameron and youth violence
Metalheadz web site - done at last →
UK troops kill Afghan civilians →
British troops in southern Afghanistan have killed four civilians and injured three others after a vehicle failed to stop at a checkpoint. Soldiers opened fire on the vehicle north of Sangin town centre in Helmand Province, suspecting that those inside were insurgents, Nato said.
England's dream teen →
More than two years of living with the pressure generated by a multi-million-pound club transfer and selection for the 2006 World Cup have left Arsenal’s 19-year-old forward strikingly unscathed
Bored At Work →
Chew Slowly - a high quality scoop of news and pop... →
Introducing... The Shit Box →
UN fury at Darfur militia ambush →
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned an ambush which left seven members of the joint UN-African Union peace mission to Sudan’s Darfur region dead.
Alarm over Afghan civilian deaths →
At least 250 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded in insurgent attacks or military action in the past six days, the Red Cross says.
Hidden Kafka papers set to emerge →
Experts are to examine previously unseen documents belonging to the writer Franz Kafka, which were locked away in a Tel Aviv flat for 40 years.
Argentina's military threat raises fears over... →
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner told defence chiefs that Argentina must be prepared to assert its sovereignty and protect its natural resources, as nations compete to claim areas of the region believed to be rich in oil. The plans threaten to inflame tensions between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands, which the South American nation still considers to be its sovereign...
Justice Breyer Is Among Victims in Data Breach... →
Sometime late last year, an employee of a McLean investment firm decided to trade some music, or maybe a movie, with like-minded users of the online file-sharing network LimeWire while using a company computer. In doing so, he inadvertently opened the private files of his firm, Wagner Resource Group, to the public.
Mann sentenced for E Guinea plot →
Former British soldier Simon Mann has been sentenced to 34 years and four months in jail by an Equatorial Guinea court for his role in a 2004 coup plot.
The WTF World of Wikipedia →
15 unbelievable “truths” written by online geeks and gamers
Permissible Ruse or Perfidy -- the Colombian... →
The media is awash in stories about the stunningly successful rescue operation mounted by the Colombian military that freed 15 long-held hostages from FARC forces. A key part of the operation apparently involved convincing FARC rebels to move the hostages to meet with an “international mission” as the set-up for getting the hostages aboard a Colombian military helicopter and flown to...
Congo ex-leader sent to The Hague →
The ex-vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been extradited to The Hague to face trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Sharia law 'could have UK role'Sharia law 'could... →
Principles of sharia law could play a role in some parts of the legal system, the Lord Chief Justice has said.
UN court clears Srebrenica chief →
The commander of Bosnian Muslim forces in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, has had his conviction for war crimes overturned by the UN tribunal in The Hague.
Evidence Obtained Through Violation of Article 3... →
In what must have been one of its the most difficult cases, the European Court yesterday ruled in Gäfgen v. Germany. Yesterday’s judgment is the apex of long and highly publicised judicial proceedings. In 2003, the applicant, Magnus Gäfgen, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of J., the eleven year old son, of a rich bankers family from Frankfurt am Main. Gäfgen had lured the...
ECHR - Case of Gäfgen v. Germany →
Spam experiment overloads inboxes →
Surfing the web unprotected will leave the average web user with 70 spam messages each day, according to an experiment by security firm McAfee.
Abu Ghraib inmates sue US firms →
Four Iraqi men say they are suing US military contractors for torturing them while they were detained at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
USS Cole attack 'plotter' charged →
US military prosecutors have filed charges against the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole warship that left 17 sailors dead.