News archive from 1 March 2012, page 15

MPs give thumbs up to more pension cuts

Greek MPs agreed to further pension cuts in the early hours of today morning after a marathon legislative session slashing public spending across the board. A law to merge the more than 130 debt-strapped supplementary pension schemes into a single...

 

Brics countries discuss power balance

India and China's foreign ministers met in New Delhi today to discuss how to boost the voice of developing countries in global affairs. The meeting was part of preparations for a summit of the Brics nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South...

 

Successful elections in doubt as security hits crisis point

Libya faced pressure today to get a grip on chaotic internal security after top UN envoy to the country Ian Martin said over 6,000 people were being detained illegally by militias. The country faced "tremendous challenges" if it was to hold...

 

Ex-textile workers protest over housing

Former mill workers rallied in Mumbai today in protest at delays to promised accommodation. The city's textile industry was run down from the 1980s and thousands of workers lost their jobs. Authorities say they have plans to provide affordable housing...

 

World In Brief

News from around the world. No backing down on mine changes ZIMBABWE: Black Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said on Wednesday there would be "no compromise" on transferring ownership of the country's biggest platinum mine. South...

 

Wary of Iran jitters, Israel announces missile test

Missile trials from a launch base near Tel Aviv, most recently in November, were not published in advance. As a result, the first Israeli media reports on them were based on often breathless witness accounts, rocking world energy markets until defence...

 
FEDERER AND MURRAY EASE THROUGH

FEDERER AND MURRAY EASE THROUGH

Roger Federer and Andy Murray have both progressed to the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships following straight-sets victories. Four-time former champion Federer, seeded second in the absence of Rafael Nadal, took an 11-0 head-to-head...

Daily Star, 17:45 in Sport
 

Whinges of the wealthy

"Why are high earners treated like they have committed a crime and should be punished?" asks businessman Andrew Denny. Perhaps he ought to try life at the other end and ask why low-paid workers are treated like pawns on a chessboard to be...

 
Kaiser Chiefs axe Mexico gig

Kaiser Chiefs axe Mexico gig

The Kaiser Chiefs have cancelled a gig in Mexico over safety concerns. The I Predict A Riot stars were due to play in a baseball stadium in San Pedro, near Monterrey, on 18 March but they've apologised to fans after calling it off. Bassist Simon Rix...

 
Meat Loaf will make 'full recovery'

Meat Loaf will make 'full recovery'

Veteran rocker Meat Loaf has assured fans he will make a "full recovery" after he was taken ill during a live TV show on Wednesday. The Bat Out of Hell singer abandoned a planned interview on Loose Women just minutes before he was due on air...

 
Efron opens up about condom blunder

Efron opens up about condom blunder

Zac Efron was left squirming on U.S. TV after he was quizzed about the condom he dropped at the Hollywood premiere of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax last week. Video footage circulating online shows the High School Musical hunk mouthing the words 'Oh, my God!'...

 
Jonas Brothers pay tribute to car crash fans

Jonas Brothers pay tribute to car crash fans

The Jonas Brothers have paid a touching tribute to two teenage fans who were killed in a car crash in Illinois last week. Brenda Gutierrez and Thalia C. Arredondo, both 16-year-old cheerleaders, were pronounced dead at the scene after their car...

 
BGT fans wanted for 'flashmob' event

BGT fans wanted for 'flashmob' event

Fans of Britain's Got Talent could soon become the stars of the show - by taking part in a 'flashmob' style event. Producers have made an appeal for members of the public to appear alongside hosts Ant and Dec as the project films in London next week....

 
Ward cancels Rock of Ages performance

Ward cancels Rock of Ages performance

Shayne Ward was forced to pull out of his starring role in London musical Rock Of Ages on Wednesday night after he "overworked his voice". The 27 year old plays rocker Stacee Jaxx in the 1980s-themed production and has been promoting the...

 
Hutcherson suffered concussion from Hunger Games stunt

Hutcherson suffered concussion from Hunger Games stunt

Josh Hutcherson was forced to seek medical attention after Jennifer Lawrence kicked him "right in the temple" on the set of The Hunger Games. The actor managed to avoid injury while shooting stunts for the action-packed blockbuster, but he...

 


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