Mark Townsend

Million Africans mass in Libya for trip to UK

Up to a million migrants have gathered in Libya, from where they will attempt to sail across the Mediterranean for Europe and, ultimately, the United Kingdom. New estimates reveal that there are two million migrants massed in the North African country and that half of them plan to sail to the European mainland and travel on to Britain in the hope of building a new life.

Disaster looms

Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters. A secret report, suppressed by United States defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer newspaper, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ''Siberian'' climate by 2020.

Tertiary education disaster looms

Marianne Merten Parliament has been warned of an impending collapse of university and technikon education because of drastically falling student numbers. The Council...

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