Official inflation figures understate the real extent of rising costs, but even the government's own CPI scheme lays bare the ongoing misery for working people and those dependent on benefits.
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SINN FEIN president Gerry Adams said yesterday that the bodies of the so-called disappeared would eventually be found and returned to their families.
NATIONWIDE strikes in Greece halted dozens of flights, disrupted transport services and kept government offices closed yesterday, when unions took action against government attacks on workers' rights.
THE White House defended presidential adviser Karl Rove yesterday after he sneered at liberals for allegedly being soft on terrorism.
A MALAYSIAN has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for beating to death his Indonesian maid while another Malaysian received a 12-year prison term and nine blows with a cane for raping his Indonesian maid three times, news reports said yesterday.
US President George W Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari stood shoulder to shoulder at the White House yesterday, both pledging eventual victory over Iraq's insurgency.
MORE than 200 international human rights and civic groups called on the African Union and United Nations yesterday to stop Zimbabwe's government from destroying the homes and livelihoods of poor city dwellers.
UN human rights experts who are seeking to visit Guantanamo Bay said yesterday that they have reliable accounts of torture at the US prison camp.
GENERAL John Abizaid, the top US military commander in the Gulf, disputed a claim by Vice-President Dick Cheney that the Iraqi resistance was in its "last throes" yesterday, telling Congress that its strength was basically undiminished from six months ago.
HEAVY rains and powerful mudslides have swamped vast areas of southern China, pushing the death toll to nearly 100 and forcing the evacuation of about 900,000 people, the government said yesterday.
AFGHAN and US-led occupation forces surrounded a Taliban camp yesterday where two leaders of the rebellion in southern Afghanistan are thought to be hiding.