Rory Carroll

Chaos in the Congo

The cover of Michael Deibert’s examination of Congo bears a striking image of a young woman in flip-flops playing... Updated 04 Jan, 2014 08:19am

A glimpse of the future

LAS VEGAS: The world’s biggest gadget show ended in Las Vegas on Friday and, like a prophet in the desert, revealed the future — bigger televisions, smarter watches, thinner humans and bendy phones. Published 13 Jan, 2013 04:12am

Paper-thin computer

A FLEXIBLE, paper-thin tablet which looks and feels like a sheet of paper is being touted as a revolutionary advance in computing. Published 09 Jan, 2013 03:00am

Republicans cry foul over timing of Osama film

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25: A film about the killing of Osama bin Laden which will air two nights before the US presidential election has been re-edited to feature more footage of President Barack Obama, prompting accusations Hollywood is trying to swing the vot Published 25 Oct, 2012 09:08pm

Rotten smell in wafting over California

LOS ANGELES: It smelled like rotten eggs, but the source of what California officials called a “very large and unusual odour event” has been traced to rotten fish. Published 13 Sep, 2012 02:19am

Paralympics awareness grows

IT was just as well Josh Blue had a sense of humour because every time he returned to the US after touring abroad with the US Paralympic football team he would be greeted with blank stares. The parawhat Published 28 Aug, 2012 11:26pm

Cuba waits for a new dawn with unease

HAVANA It was supposed to be the start of a brave new world in which the customer was king. But the teenage boy in... Published 16 Sep, 2010 12:00am

Castro`s memoirs

THE title, like the man, does not brook argument The Strategic Victory. When it comes to memoirs some leaders tend ... Published 30 Jul, 2010 12:00am

Uruguay softens anti-smoking stance

URUGUAY has promised to water down anti-smoking laws after pressure from the tobacco giant Philip Morris, prompting... Published 29 Jul, 2010 12:00am

Fear of new disaster

HEAVY rain has caused flooding in Haiti, killing at least 13 people as swollen rivers forced people on to roofs and... Published 03 Mar, 2010 12:00am

Chile less damaged

CHILE`S earthquake was many times more powerful than the one that devastated Haiti earlier this year but caused only... Published 02 Mar, 2010 12:00am

Fresh horrors

TORRENTIAL rain has battered makeshift camps in Haiti, swamping earthquake survivors in mud and giving a menacing... Published 21 Feb, 2010 12:00am

New president

COSTA RICA has elected its first female president in a landslide victory, marking another political milestone for... Published 10 Feb, 2010 12:00am

Rebuilding Haiti

REBUILDING Haiti will take generations because the earthquake-shattered country was starting from “below zero” and... Published 31 Jan, 2010 12:00am

Narrow escapes

DAY four of Haiti`s disaster brought further harrowing scenes of devastation, but there were also flashes of joy as... Published 18 Jan, 2010 12:00am