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Robert Booth

Robert Booth

    Birmingham laughs off ignorance
    Birmingham laughs off ignorance
    The train passengers' calm consumption of crisps and bored checking of emails on the 11.43am to Birmingham suggested they hadn't heard the news....
    Surfing association vows to weed out drug-takers
    Surfing association vows to weed out drug-takers
    In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the counter culture's sport of choice. With the long hair and beach bum lifestyle came marijuana and LSD. But...
    US security firm targeted in 'Robin Hood' hack attack
    US security firm targeted in 'Robin Hood' hack attack
    Thousands of customers of a leading US security company are due to be given specialised identity theft protection after computer hackers linked to...
    Bad weather hinders relief efforts
    Bad weather hinders relief efforts
    Japan's humanitarian crisis has intensified, with relief workers being hampered by freezing temperatures and snowfalls, while survivors ­struggle...
    Corruption hinders efforts to stem trafficking through Ghana
    Corruption hinders efforts to stem trafficking through Ghana
    A British operation to stem the flow of cocaine through Ghana has been beset by corruption, with local drug police sabotaging expensive scanning...
    Fears over West African drugs route
    Fears over West African drugs route
    When an unidentified plane crashed into the desert in northern Mali in November 2009 it was immediately suspected of smuggling cocaine from Latin...
    Bullied nerd in the fight of his life
    Bullied nerd in the fight of his life
    Bradley Manning woke up on December 1 at a military base in Virginia to his 191st day in custody for the alleged leak of more than 250 000...
    Jewish state suspected of sabotaging flotilla ships
    Jewish state suspected of sabotaging flotilla ships
    Two passenger boats sailing to Gaza, as part of the aid flotilla attacked by Israel on Monday, broke down at the same time and in the same way...
    Million-dollar palate
    Million-dollar palate
    There is a sliding door off the tasting room at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 32km northwest of the city of Bordeaux, which opens on to a cellar...
    I'll testify against Thatcher, says Mann
    I'll testify against Thatcher, says Mann
    Former PM's son and oil tycoon Eli Calil 'should face justice' over failed plot in Equatorial Guinea, says Mann
    Leonardo at the movies
    Leonardo at the movies
    For five centuries Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has stood majestically still on the walls of a Milanese friary's dining hall, the...
    Spliff society
    Spliff society
    Rastafarian priest Headley Samuel holds up a stem of pungent marijuana and reveals his recipe for bliss: "Fast, breakfast, drink aloe vera and...