News archive from 2 March 2011

Cameron backtracks on Libya no-fly zone plan as US distances itself

Cameron backtracks on Libya no-fly zone plan as US distances itself

Britain has backtracked from its belligerent military stance over Libya after the Obama administration publicly distanced itself from David Cameron's suggestion that Nato should establish a no-fly zone over the country and that rebel forces should be...

 
African lions under threat from a growing predator: the American hunter

African lions under threat from a growing predator: the American hunter

American hunters are emerging as a strong and growing threat to the survival of African lions, with demand for trophy rugs and necklaces driving the animals towards extinction, a coalition of wildlife organisations has said. Demand for hunting...

 
Libya rebels rejects Gaddafi's al-Qaida spin

Libya rebels rejects Gaddafi's al-Qaida spin

Muammar Gaddafi's insistent claim that al-Qaida is behind the Libyan uprising – made in all his public appearances since the crisis began – has been dismissed at home and abroad as propaganda. But Gaddafi's preoccupation with the jihadi group is...

 
Nick Clegg's nightmare at question time

Nick Clegg's nightmare at question time

Question Time with Nick Clegg was awful, grim, nerve-shreddingly ghastly. You yearned for him to wake up, sweat soaking his pillow, realising it had all been a horrible dream, a mother's soothing hand on his brow. I wondered if the bullies felt some...

Guardian, 22:10 in Politics
 
Jane Russell: Mean! Moody! Misunderstood!

Jane Russell: Mean! Moody! Misunderstood!

If ever a woman was at risk of being reduced to her body parts, it was that star of the 1940s and 1950s, Jane Russell, who was initially subject to a level of objectification as relentless as it was breathtaking. Russell died on Monday at the age of...

 

Mystery bird: vitelline masked weaver, Ploceus vitellinus

Vitelline masked weaver, Ploceus vitellinus (formerly; Ploceus velatus vitellinus, protonym; Fringilla vitellina), photographed at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa. Image: Dan Logen, 19 January 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300, 600 mm lens,...

 
Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United | Premier League match report

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United | Premier League match report

These clubs are so well-matched that only controversy can separate them. An initially listless Chelsea equalised through David Luiz and then won the game with a dubious penalty in the 79th minute. Frank Lampard slipped the ball to a substitute, Yuri...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Everton 0-1 Reading | FA Cup fifth-round match report

Everton 0-1 Reading | FA Cup fifth-round match report

The Reading fans were quick to denigrate this part of Merseyside but perhaps they should relocate. Last year it was Liverpool in the third round at Anfield, and tonight they humiliated Everton in the FA Cup to secure a deserved place in the...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Ally McCoist says defeat by Celtic will not affect Rangers' confidence

Ally McCoist says defeat by Celtic will not affect Rangers' confidence

Ally McCoist has insisted Rangers will harbour no sense of foreboding as they return to Celtic Park for Wednesday night's Scottish Cup fifth-round replay, despite being subject to a 3-0 humbling at the same venue 10 days earlier. Celtic were...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottingham Forest | Championship match report

Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottingham Forest | Championship match report

Just as Middlesbrough appeared poised to secure their first home win against Nottingham Forest since 1973 Dele Adebola shot a stoppage time equaliser to earn Billy Davies's side a barely deserved point. The Forest substitute had capitalised on...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 

This week's art diary

End of an era for blockbuster stage spectaclesWhat an incredible fortnight it has been for socking great stage premieres in London: first Mark-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera, then Danny Boyle's production of Frankenstein at the...

 
Robin van Persie out of Barcelona trip, but Cesc Fábregas could play

Robin van Persie out of Barcelona trip, but Cesc Fábregas could play

Arsenal will be without Robin van Persie for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona after the Holland forward was ruled out for at least three weeks with the knee injury sustained in Sunday's Carling Cup final. Arsène...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
Van Persie out of Barcelona v Arsenal with knee injury, Fabregas still a doubt

Van Persie out of Barcelona v Arsenal with knee injury, Fabregas still a doubt

The Gunners' injury problems continue to mount after Theo Walcott was ruled out of last weekend's Carling Cup final and the Nou Camp showdown after twisting his ankle. Fabregas was injured in the same match, a 1-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League,...

Metro, 22:40 in Sport
 
Christina Aguilera arrested for public intoxication with boyfriend

Christina Aguilera arrested for public intoxication with boyfriend

The Beautiful singer was a passenger in Rutler's car when it was pulled over by police early this morning in West Hollywood. Christina was arrested for misdemeanour at approximately 2.45am, according to the Los Angeles Sherrif's Department, while her...

Metro, 22:40 in Showbiz
 
Derrick Bird shot his semi-naked brother 11 times at start of rampage

Derrick Bird shot his semi-naked brother 11 times at start of rampage

Relatives of the dead held hands to their faces as the full horror of the taxi-driver's rampage through West Cumbria was revealed for the first time at the hearing. During the killing spree on June 2 last year which left 12 dead, Bird, 52, carrying a...

Metro, 22:44 in Hot News
 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31