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  • Monday 24th January 2011

    Hey there

    For commercial reasons we have stopped publishing The Casual Truth.

    In the next couple of months we will be taking the concept to a number of global publishers to see if they might be interested in furthering it. We feel it is a sustainable model, given the right resources.

    We will keep you informed of any developments. Hopefully ‘The Casual Truth’ will return as a new and improved service at some stage in the near future.

Last Six Days

Friday 24th December 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Dear readers

Thanks for keeping in touch with the world this year via The Casual Truth.

If you want to have a look at 2010 in review, Google sums it up pretty nicely with this video.

We will be taking a break now from December 25 until January 24. We hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a great holiday.

Here are a few editors’ picks from the year to have a read over if you have time.

See you in 2011

The Casual Truth

Thursday 23rd December 2010

Around the world in 60 seconds - 23 December 2010


• Heavy snow delays European Christmas travel
• Ivory Coast on the brink of returning to civil war

Heavy snow delays European Christmas travel

Heavy snowfall across Western Europe on Saturday disrupted flights for five days leaving travellers stranded just before the Christmas holidays.

Europe’s busiest airport London’s Heathrow was the worst affected due to a lack of infrastructure to deal with heavy snowfall.

Wednesday 22nd December 2010

A look ahead to 2011

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As we can look ahead to 2011, a few economic storm clouds are gathering that could rain heavily on some people.

But there is also cautious optimism that the growth of emerging nations could be strong enough to offset much of the global pain.

This will be the central issue next year for most people, but there will also be a few other things to look out for.

US gridlock

Tuesday 21st December 2010

The US government sues BP and others for oil spill

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BP has been slowly recovering from the horrific four month-long oil spill that followed an oil rig explosion on 20 April in the Gulf of Mexico.

But dampening that recovery was the announcement by the US Justice Department last Wednesday that it was suing the oil giant and eight others for negligence in relation to the incident, signalling the start of a lengthy legal saga.

Monday 20th December 2010

The world will be watching as South Sudan votes

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Tensions are high in Sudan with less than a month to go before a landmark referendum that will determine whether Southern Sudan will become a new country.

Many fear that a weak international presence for the January 9 vote combined with a build-up of opposing armed forces on the north-south border could result in chaos.

Why a referendum?

Friday 17th December 2010

Around the world in 60 seconds - 17 December 2010

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• Asylum seekers die while trying to land on Christmas Island
• Botched terrorist attack in Sweden
• Bernie Madoff’s son hangs himself on anniversary
• Facebook founder named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Asylum seekers die while trying to land on Christmas Island

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