George Osborne's advice from the International Monetary Fund is like the curate's egg - good in parts.
The government wants to ramp up Western involvement in the Syrian conflict but the cost will be more violence and instability in the region
PCS general secretary urges the trade union movement to step up the fight against the Tory cuts
SEVERAL Democrats in the House of Representatives urged legislators on Thursday to hold an official inquiry into whether President George W Bush lied to Congress over his decision to oust Saddam Hussein.
THE Israeli navy plans to build a sea barrier off the coast of northern Gaza to keep out potential attackers once Israel pulls out this summer, an Israeli newspaper reported yesterday.
NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Il said yesterday that his government could rejoin international nuclear disarmament talks as early as next month if it receives appropriate respect from the United States.
KU KLUX KLAN leader Edgar Ray Killen told fellow Klansmen during a 1964 meeting to leave civil rights worker Michael Schwerner alone because another unit had been assigned to eliminate him, a prosecution lawyer told Mr Killen's murder trial yesterday.
KYRGYZ police and troops firing tear gas broke up a crowd of protesters who stormed the government headquarters in Bishkek yesterday.
A SCANDAL surrounding an Indian-trained surgeon linked to the death of 87 of his patients is sparking a racist backlash in some Australian hospitals and could lead to a health-care crisis, the Australian Medical Association warned yesterday.
FLORIDA Governor Jeb Bush asked a prosecutor yesterday to investigate why brain-damage victim Terri Schiavo collapsed 15 years ago, calling into question how long it took her husband to call the emergency services after he found her.
A 23-YEAR-OLD Romanian nun died after she was tied to a cross in an apparent exorcism ritual and left in a cold room for three days without food, police said yesterday.
AMNESTY International attacked the US administration yesterday over its decision to to expand the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
PAKISTANI President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that he had ordered a travel ban on the victim of a village council-ordered gang rape to protect his country's image abroad.