Tunisian woman sets self on fire

TUNIS.A Tunisian woman was yesterday in a critical condition in hospital after setting herself on fire after she was unable to obtain medication for her cancer-stricken husband, a report said. The wo...

Taylor boycotts war crimes trial

Netherlands.Former Liberian president Charles Taylor boycotted his war crimes trial yesterday, forcing judges to adjourn the case after his lawyer accused the court of “injustice”.The snub by Taylor,...

Man seeks police advice on dagga

An American man has been arrested after he rang the police for advice about growing marijuana.Robert Michelson called 911 to ask how much trouble he might get in for growing the drug, reports the New...

Cars banned in future city

Free wi-fi everywhere, streets dedicated to free-flowing public transport, cars banned, and no waste or carbon emissions.While these may sound like far-fetched cities of the future, they are already ...

Mubarak moves towards reforms

CAIRO.Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that President Hosni Mubarak took another step towards democratic reforms, as he approved a committee to oversee constitutional changes yesterday...