Others went off to war too. Jasper Brett and Vincent McNamara of the Irish team did not come home. Dai Watts of the Terrible Eight was killed in action at Bazentin Ridge in France in 1916. … [Read more...] about Wales v Ireland: Rugby’s ‘most violent game’ re-told
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Jurgen Klopp will insist he had no choice as his senior squad prepare to face Monterrey in the semi-final of the Club World Cup on Wednesday, and, while it was arguably a nadir for this much maligned competition, Liverpool’s display still offered hope for the future. … [Read more...] about Aston Villa hammer five past youngest-ever Liverpool side to progress to Carabao Cup semi-finals
How a rugby game became a battle against apartheid 'Without coal Wales would be part of England' Six ways Rugby changed the world "Rugby was obviously started by young men in private schools....but as society changed in the late 19th Century more and more people from different backgrounds came into the game and gave it a sense of local identity. … [Read more...] about Six Nations: How did Welsh rugby become a game for all?
There is also suspicion among developing nations about proposals to conduct an annual state-of-the-planet report and to switch from GDP as the main measure of national well-being. "Countries are concerned that this may be used against them for negative monitoring. Instead of being a way to identify problems and then devote funds to deal with them, it could be a way to identify problems and then deduct funding as a form of punishment," said do Lago. … [Read more...] about Rio+20 organisers struggle to untangle new world disorder
The veteran war reporter was appointed as the corporation's South Africa correspondent in 1990, and covered prominent stories on the genocide in Rwanda, later winning a BAFTA award for his documentary, Valentina's Story. … [Read more...] about BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane thanks well-wishers for their ‘compassion’ as he leaves role due to PTSD after decades of reporting from conflict zones around the world