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Labour ramps up EU referendum campaign as stocks drop

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:03 AM

A new poll shows Brexit backers in the lead ahead of next week s knife edge referendum

Pro-Brexit flags fly from a fishing boat moored in Ramsgate on June 13, 2016. Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Inspiring tenacity, acts of kindness from 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Despite the dark moments of 2015 there are still stories of hope thanks to ordinary people s acts of kindness

MOVING STORIES. As 2015 draws to a close, we look back at some stories of goodness and hope that made the year a little brighter. Image courtesy of Ernest Fiestan

Cebu street child story gets UN education envoy’s attention

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown says the story of Daniel highlights the great paradox of global education today: more young people want to learn but adults aren t making this possible

WONDER BOY. The young boy studies in deep concentration along one of the sidewalks in Cebu City. Photo from Joyce Torrefranca's Facebook account

Scottish secessionists vow to shake up UK parliament

Mar 29, 2015 - 9:00 AM

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says her pro independence party will act in the interests of left wingers across the UK if they are in a position of influence after the May 7 polls

A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London 31 January 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Europe breathes sigh of relief after Scotland vote

Sep 19, 2014 - 10:30 PM

While the European Union had stayed officially neutral before the vote there was clear relief in Brussels after the result that the first ever break up of a member state was off the cards

HAPPY DAYS. No supporters celebrate their win over the Yes campaign at the Royal Highland Centre during the Scottish referendum in Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 September 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

What's next for Scotland? No independence, more powers

Sep 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule – though experts warn that agreeing these could be messy

SEAT OF SCOTTISH POWER. The Scottish Parliament building is pictured in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh, on September 30, 2008. Ed Jones/AFP

Rappler Newscast | September 18, 2014

Sep 18, 2014 - 11:43 PM

VP Binay: Allegations against me can t stand in court Drilon: No time to tackle Aquinop s 2nd term Polls open in Scotland independence vote

Stay or go? Scotland votes on independence from Britain

Sep 18, 2014 - 2:13 PM

3RD UPDATE A record number of Scottish voters are expected to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave the United Kingdom

DECISION TIME. Pro-independence and pro-union literature surrounds a polling station in the south of Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 18, 2014, during a referendum on Scottish independence. Lesley Martin/AFP

Yes or No? Scotland set to vote on independence

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands the people of Scotland will hold in our hands the exclusive solemn power to define our nation for the future

UNION IN PERIL? The Saltire, the flag of Scotland, flies beside the Union flag at the site of the Auld Acquaintance cairn, on the banks of the River Sark in Gretna in Scotland, on August 17, 2014. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Scramble to 'save' UK after Scotland referendum shock

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:30 AM

The development sends the pound tumbling amid continued uncertainty about the effect that independence would have on the British economy

UNION IN PERIL. In this photo, taken 28 August 2014, the Union (left) and Scottish flags billow in the wind beside each other outside the Scotland Office in London. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Pro-UK parties plan Scottish referendum fightback

Sep 08, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron will try to convince skeptics that Edinburgh would swiftly get more powers following a No vote

'NO THANKS' A Better Together campaign supporter distributes 'No Thanks' stickers outside the Birnam Highland Games in Perthshire, Scotland, on August 30, 2014. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Mandela funeral: The 'world is coming'

Dec 09, 2013 - 9:25 PM

South Africa races to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders flying in from every corner of the globe for the state funeral of freedom icon Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA. The former South African President has died. Rodger Bosch/AFP File Photo

Fears blight 'Malala Day' in schoolgirl's hometown

Nov 10, 2012 - 6:09 PM

As the world prepared to mark Malala Day on Saturday November 10 to support the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls education security fears in her hometown meant her schoolmates could not honour her in public

Malala's wounded friend still haunted by Taliban attack

Nov 10, 2012 - 6:04 PM

One of the schoolgirls wounded in a Taliban murder attempt on teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said Saturday November 10 she was still haunted by the memory of the bloody attack