The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
UK stands firm on hostages
The British and Iraqi governments said today they would not bow to the demands of militants threatening to kill a British hostage, despite a video message from the captive pleading for his life. ...  | Read.. 
Deuba in new talks appeal
Nepal's Prime Minister has made a fresh appeal to Maoist rebels to join peace talks to end an insurgency that has killed thousands of people and said the dialogue could be he ...  | Read.. 
Whole thing is ridiculous, says Stevens in London
Muslim convert and former pop star Cat Stevens returned to Britain today after his deportation from the US over 'potential' terrorism links sparked an Anglo-American diplomat ...  | Read.. 
Karuna's brother killed
A renegade leader of the Tamil Tigers has been killed in a firefight in Sri Lanka's restive east, the rebel group said today, the latest in a rash of killings marring a truce ...  | Read.. 
Lily Tomlin kisses Dustin Hoffman at the premiere of their new film I Heart Huckabees in Los Angeles (Reuters)
Karamat new Pak envoy to US
Pakistan has appointed former army chief General Jehangir Karamat as its ambassador to the US to re..  | Read.. 
BMW's hydrogen car powers to 300 kmph
German luxury carmaker BMW unveiled the world's fastest hydrogen-powered car at the Paris auto show..  | Read..