Edgar Degas: depicting movement in art
Currently on display at the Royal Academy, the work of 19th century artist Edgar Degas demonstrates how static images can evoke the elegant movement of dance.
New Zealand odds on to end 24 years of World Cup pain
Having dispatched with the French comfortably already this tournament, New Zealand look well on course to take only their second Rugby World Cup this weekend – though France will be hoping to spring yet another unexpected surprise.
Gilat Shalit swap: what next for Israel-Palestine relations?
Having successfully secured the Gilat Shalit swap, both Israel and Palestine have managed to achieve what they wanted. However, though symbolic this swap is unlikely to bring any advancement in negotiations and will not in any way promote peace between both sides.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr: ‘Let freedom ring’
Yesterday the first African-American President opened a memorial to Dr Martin Luther King Jr., the man who nearly fifty years ago stood out on the steps to the Lincoln Memorial and, in one of history’s finest speeches, told a crowd of over 200,000 about his dream of an America free from prejudice, hate and racial divisions, an America ‘free at last’.