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Column: Mother's Day memories – the challenges, fears and joys of bringing up baby
# Mothers' Day
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# Mothers' Day

Column: Mother's Day memories – the challenges, fears and joys of bringing up baby

Mar 30th 2014, 12:00 PM 69 Views 16 Comments

‘I would steal daffodils for my mother from the neighbour’s garden. I’d fill my hands with the stems until I could hold no more and run all the way home, longing to please the most important woman in my life.’

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
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Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 93 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

Column: Let's talk about sex (maybe)
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# Opinion

Column: Let's talk about sex (maybe)

Sep 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 294 Views 55 Comments

Why does sex education in schools address so little about real-life relationships, sexuality, and the practicalities of obtaining contraception?

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"
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Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"

Jun 26th 2013, 12:58 PM 120 Views 9 Comments

Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.

Extract: The strikers and scabs of the Dublin 1913 Lockout (photos)
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Extract: The strikers and scabs of the Dublin 1913 Lockout (photos)

Apr 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,080 Views 43 Comments

During the 1913 Lockout in Dublin, tens of thousands of workers became involved in the most severe industrial dispute the country has ever seen. A new book of essays, edited by Franics Devine, shows how the dispute led to riots, bankruptcy and death.

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil
# Budget 2013
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# Budget 2013

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

Dec 5th 2012, 3:20 PM 7,981 Views 6 Comments

The full text of the speech given by Michael Noonan to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title
# Low Hopes
# Low Hopes

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title

Sep 11th 2012, 4:20 PM 608 Views 0 Comments

Spanish coach Jose Luis de Santos believes his team, containing Alberto Contador, will play third fiddle behind Belgium and Italy.

Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned
# Clear Out
# Clear Out

Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned

Aug 22nd 2012, 10:06 AM 6,333 Views 8 Comments

“Our government wants to act like Robin Hood, but the other way around,” says one resident, “take from the poor to give to the rich.”

Dani Pedrosa dominates the field to win the Indianapolis MotoGP
# Speedy Spaniard
# Speedy Spaniard

Dani Pedrosa dominates the field to win the Indianapolis MotoGP

Aug 19th 2012, 9:29 PM 483 Views 1 Comment

The Spaniard started the race in pole position and never looked back.

La Liga: Real Madrid begin title defence with draw at Bernabeu
# Un Punto
# Un Punto

La Liga: Real Madrid begin title defence with draw at Bernabeu

Aug 19th 2012, 9:19 PM 885 Views 0 Comments

Gonzalo Higuain put the league champions ahead but Jose Mourinho’s men wasted a host of scoring chances.

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
# Feat
# Feat

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Aug 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 5,196 Views 8 Comments

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer
# I Heart Chad
# I Heart Chad

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer

Aug 16th 2012, 3:49 PM 1,620 Views 0 Comments

It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head... on the cricket field?
# Six Appeal
# Six Appeal

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head... on the cricket field?

Aug 16th 2012, 12:06 PM 808 Views 0 Comments

The Sydney Sixers are looking to add some Jamaican gold to their line-up after the Melbourne Stars approached the 100m sprint champion

No room for Quade Cooper in Australian squad to face All Blacks
# Bledisloe Cup
# Bledisloe Cup

No room for Quade Cooper in Australian squad to face All Blacks

Aug 14th 2012, 9:41 AM 830 Views 0 Comments

Berrick Barnes has been rewarded for his exemplary form against Wales and starts at fly-half.

Olympic walking champion booted out of games after failed drugs test
# Mistake
# Mistake

Olympic walking champion booted out of games after failed drugs test

Aug 6th 2012, 8:29 PM 2,365 Views 2 Comments

“I wanted to be stronger for this Olympics, I was wrong,” said the Beijing 2008 gold medallist Alex Schwazer, from Italy.

Bradley gears up for USPGA defence with Bridgestone WGC victory
# Get In
# Get In

Bradley gears up for USPGA defence with Bridgestone WGC victory

Aug 6th 2012, 2:31 PM 482 Views 0 Comments

The American poured in a 15-foot putt on the last to dash the hopes of compatriot Jim Furyk and clinch a spot at the Ryder Cup.

Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians
# London 2012
# London 2012

Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians

Aug 1st 2012, 11:48 AM 601 Views 0 Comments

The New Orleans Hornets have snagged a decent player for the new NBA season.

Winning start for Newco Rangers after extra-time win over Brechin City
# Close Quarters
# Close Quarters

Winning start for Newco Rangers after extra-time win over Brechin City

Jul 29th 2012, 6:28 PM 1,776 Views 1 Comment

All McCoist’s men technically pulled off a shock by defeating their opponents from Scotland’s Second Division.

Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision
# Short Lived
# Short Lived

Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision

Jul 29th 2012, 2:48 PM 3,179 Views 1 Comment

Cho Jun-Ho of South Korea thought he was through to an Olympic semi-final. He was wrong.

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle
# World Series
# World Series

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle

Jul 20th 2012, 12:33 PM 581 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.

Former Republic of Ireland international Sean O'Driscoll to coach Nottingham Forest
# Noisy
# Noisy

Former Republic of Ireland international Sean O'Driscoll to coach Nottingham Forest

Jul 20th 2012, 8:33 AM 638 Views 0 Comments

Don’t pack up your commentators’ microphone just yet Roy.

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class
# London 2012
# London 2012

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class

Jul 20th 2012, 8:08 AM 8,349 Views 35 Comments

The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.

End of the road for Nurburgring? Famous German track veers towards administration
# Skid Row
# Skid Row

End of the road for Nurburgring? Famous German track veers towards administration

Jul 19th 2012, 5:03 PM 716 Views 2 Comments

Sebastian Vettel says it ‘would be an embarrassment’ not to race at the track, which is in danger of going bust.

Lorenzo back on the winning track with dominant performance at Italian MotoGP
# Winning
# Winning

Lorenzo back on the winning track with dominant performance at Italian MotoGP

Jul 15th 2012, 2:04 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard overtook pole sitter Dani Pedrosa at the second corner and sauntered to victory.

Gavin Henson signs with London Welsh while Danny Cipriani trains with Sale
# Bad Boys
# Bad Boys

Gavin Henson signs with London Welsh while Danny Cipriani trains with Sale

Jul 9th 2012, 3:25 PM 657 Views 1 Comment

The Wales centre is surely at the last chance saloon but would be well advised to avoid the spotlight.

Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad
# Big Hitter
# Big Hitter

Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad

Jul 9th 2012, 3:03 PM 604 Views 2 Comments

The striker’s new coach, Brendan Rodgers, may not be too pleased that one of his star players will miss Liverpool’s pre-season.

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster
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Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster

Jul 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 3,776 Views 4 Comments

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case
# Apple
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# Apple

Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:58 AM 4,857 Views 2 Comments

The US technology giant was involved in a long-running dispute over the iPad trademark in China, but the court said it was resolved “in a satisfactory manner”.

Google glasses take a dive
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# Google

Google glasses take a dive

Jun 28th 2012, 2:32 PM 7,744 Views 17 Comments

Google tested its new eye wear with a skydive, streaming live video during the jump.

Cyber attacks lead to €64 million stolen from banks
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# Cyber

Cyber attacks lead to €64 million stolen from banks

Jun 26th 2012, 8:19 PM 8,599 Views 16 Comments

A newly released joint report by Guardian Analytics and McAfee said the operation was led by criminals attacking cloud-based servers in a global fraud campaign.

Lara disqualified after caddy tries to hide an extra club in the bushes
# Bad Morning
# Bad Morning

Lara disqualified after caddy tries to hide an extra club in the bushes

Jun 22nd 2012, 12:30 PM 1,020 Views 0 Comments

Anything much happening at the BMW International Open today?

PGA Tour: Ace Mathis takes Travelers lead
# Opening Drive
# Opening Drive

PGA Tour: Ace Mathis takes Travelers lead

Jun 22nd 2012, 9:47 AM 206 Views 0 Comments

Padraig Harrington opened with a one-under-par 69, five shots off the lead after day one of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

Wales on salvage mission against Wallabies
# Preview
# Preview

Wales on salvage mission against Wallabies

Jun 22nd 2012, 9:11 AM 178 Views 0 Comments

The Welsh have had a week to reflect on their devastating last-kick defeat to the Australians in Melbourne last Saturday.

Hungarian ref admits Ukraine goal blunder
# Error
# Error

Hungarian ref admits Ukraine goal blunder

Jun 21st 2012, 10:02 PM 864 Views 1 Comment

The official said that after the game he “realised straight away that we made a mistake”.

Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker

Jun 21st 2012, 7:18 PM 6,282 Views 12 Comments

Funtik the pig is one of a number of apparently “psychic” animals vying to assume the mantle of Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the results of the German team in the last World Cup.

No talks between Bayern and Guardiola - agent
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

No talks between Bayern and Guardiola - agent

Jun 21st 2012, 7:01 PM 413 Views 0 Comments

Jose Maria Orobitg said that “five or six big clubs” had been in touch about the prospect of hiring Guardiola as manager.

Mayor of Bydgoszcz asks UEFA for minute's silence to remember James Nolan
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# R.I.P.

Mayor of Bydgoszcz asks UEFA for minute's silence to remember James Nolan

Jun 21st 2012, 1:29 PM 10,038 Views 43 Comments

Rafal Bruski appeals to UEFA, as Irish tricolours are flown throughout the city to mark the death of the 21-year-old.

Johnny Hoogerland back for Tour de France
# TDF
# TDF

Johnny Hoogerland back for Tour de France

Jun 21st 2012, 1:06 PM 403 Views 0 Comments

Hoogerland had 33 stitches inserted to close deep gashes in his leg after he was hit by a car on the ninth stage last year.

Pacquiao: WBO ruling restores faith in boxing
# Gloves Off
# Gloves Off

Pacquiao: WBO ruling restores faith in boxing

Jun 21st 2012, 10:49 AM 681 Views 0 Comments

The WBO said it could not overturn the result of the fight or ask Bradley to surrender the belt, but that it could authorise a rematch.

Sound familiar? Ben Arfa told coach to send him home - report
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Sound familiar? Ben Arfa told coach to send him home - report

Jun 21st 2012, 10:08 AM 990 Views 0 Comments

“Hatem you don’t need to be ringing your family in here!” Blanc reportedly told the Newcastle midfielder after the defeat to Sweden.

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