A government guided by common sense would respond to news that publicly owned Royal Mail has increased profits to £403 million by scrapping plans to flog off the service.
Wales TUC president sets out the achievements of Welsh workers over the past year - and looks to the battles ahead
Interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of a chilling new exposé of the US's worldwide war without end
LEBANON'S authorities bungled, if not manipulated, their probe into the killing former prime minister Rafik Hariri, said a UN report released on Thursday night which demanded a new international investigation.
A US federal judge refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube yesterday, thwarting another move by the brain-damaged woman's parents in their battle to keep her alive in what may be the longest, most heavily litigated right-to-die case in US history.
THE Irish government apologised on Thursday for deporting a Nigerian student before he could complete his secondary school examinations and offered to fly him back, in a U-turn that provoked joy at his west Dublin school.
AN Islamist leader on a US terrorist list threatened jihad if the African Union sends peacekeepers to Somalia in an attempt to install a government that is currently in exile in neighbouring Kenya.
A CONTROVERSIAL Hindu nationalist leader who many blame for deadly religious riots in 2002 postponed a trip to London yesterday following reports that Islamist groups may be planning to kill him.
US investigators pressed on yesterday with a probe into an explosion at a BP oil refinery in Texas that killed 15 workers on Wednesday night.
THREE times more women were killed on average in some tsunami-devastated countries than men and the scarcity of females has led to reports of forced marriages and rape, Oxfam International says in a report released today.
CUBAN President Fidel Castro announced late on Thursday that one of the two types of currency accepted on the socialist island would no longer be tied exclusively to the US dollar.
A SUICIDE bomber detonated a car bomb near the restive central city of Ramadi, killing 11 Iraqi police commandos and injuring 14 other people, including two US soldiers, the US military said yesterday.
CHILE'S Supreme Court refused to strip General Augusto Pinochet of his immunity from prosecution on Thursday, blocking yet another bid to try him for human rights abuses committed during his 17-year rule.