Employers should allow their workers to befriend, chat and "poke" each other through online networking sites while at work, Britain's largest labour federation says. The Trades Union Congress says a ban on sites such as Facebook and MySpace "may be something of an overreaction".
Britain's main opposition leader, David Cameron, was initially delighted that supermodel Kate Moss asked for his phone number -- until he realised she thought he could help her with her drains. The Conservative Party leader said in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday that he met Moss at a charity bash recently.
Excitement about the potential of Brazil as a massive new source of oil and gas intensified on Tuesday after a senior Energy Ministry official declared that the newly found Carioca field could have 33-billion barrels in place -- leading to expressions of surprise and scepticism from industry experts.
Former All Black captain Anton Oliver is looking forward to playing in England's rugby union Varsity Match after being offered a place at Oxford University. Oliver (32) will study for an MSc in biodiversity, environment and management at the famous English seat of learning.
Tens of thousands of people beat their chests in anguish at Benazir Bhutto's tomb on Thursday as they marked the end of 40 days of mourning for the slain opposition leader. The solemn Muslim ceremonies at the family mausoleum in southern Pakistan marked the start of campaigning by her Pakistan People's Party for elections on February 18.
Pakistan election officials were Wednesday poised to announce the date of crucial polls, thrown into chaos in the wake of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's assassination. A few hours later President Pervez Musharraf is to address the nation for the first time since her slaying at a campaign rally last week.
Pakistan's elections will be delayed by at least four weeks due to mass unrest after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a Cabinet official said on Monday. Other government and election officials confirmed that the January 8 polls would be postponed. Bhutto's party rejected any delay.
Pakistani officials were to meet on Monday to decide the fate of scheduled January 8 elections, after Benazir Bhutto's party announced it would contest the vote despite her assassination. The vote, seen as a key step in the nuclear-armed nation's transition back to democracy after eight years of military rule, has been thrown into disarray by her slaying.
The son of slain Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was chosen on Sunday to take the mantle of her party and immediately vowed to keep up what he called her struggle for democracy. At an emotional news conference where his father was named co-chair of the Pakistan People's Party, 19-year-old Bilawal Bhutto said he was ready to lead.
Pakistan's political future hung in the balance on Sunday with Benazir Bhutto's party deciding whether to pull out of planned elections amid an acrimonious dispute over how she was killed. Her husband and top party officials were also expected to name a successor to Bhutto as head of the country's largest opposition party.
Climate scientists from around the world urged delegates at United Nations-led talks in Bali on Thursday to make deeper and swifter cuts to greenhouse emissions to prevent dangerous global warming. In a declaration, more than 200 scientists said governments had a window of only 10 to 15 years for global emissions to peak and decline.
Contract workers for the United States State Department improperly viewed Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama's passport records three times this year in what his campaign called "an outrageous breach" of his privacy. The incidents, which occurred on January 9, February 21 and March 14, were quickly reported to lower-level State Department officials.
For an American TV audience, he had all the credentials to be a successful celebrity chef. Robert Irvine was a Briton, apparently with royal connections, a knighthood and experience that included cooking for four United States presidents. His show Dinner: Impossible quickly became a favourite on the cable channel Food Network.
The British media are under the spotlight, accused of encouraging a flurry of apparent suicides by impressionable teenagers in and around the small town of Bridgend in the south Wales valleys. In little more than a year, 17 young people have been found dead, 16 of them hanged.
Four 13th-century copies of the Magna Carta, considered to be one of the most important documents in the history of democracy, go on public display next week for the first time in nearly 800 years. The four, three of which date from 1217 and one from 1225, are held by Oxford University's Bodleian Library.
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist who reportedly claimed black people are less intelligent than white people has pulled out of a British book tour and gone home, his publicist said on Friday. James Watson won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1962 for his part in discovering the structure of DNA.
An apartheid-era Cabinet minister and a former ambassador to the United States, Piet Koornhof, died in his home town of Stellenbosch on Monday afternoon. He was 82. Koornhof's son Johan said on Tuesday afternoon that his father had been a "passionate" man who had a "great gusto for life".