News archive from 3 March 2011

Shehrbano Taseer: Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti's murders are a grim warning to those who dare to speak...

Pakistan has lost another brave heart. Two months after the Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, my father, was assassinated for speaking out against Pakistan's cruel blasphemy laws, Shahbaz Bhatti was shot dead by unknown assailants. Bhatti was one of...

 
Shahbaz Bhatti: another voice against Pakistan's extremists dies

Shahbaz Bhatti: another voice against Pakistan's extremists dies

Mariam Pervaiz held up a quavering hand, its palm stained with the blood of her uncle, Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's latest political martyr. "I touched his forehead," said the 22-year-old, who rushed to the scene after hearing the gunfire that...

 
Is the battle for Bregga the start of civil war in Libya?

Is the battle for Bregga the start of civil war in Libya?

To the rebels of eastern Libya, it was always a matter of when. On Wednesday morning, sooner than many had expected, Gaddafi's men came for them. A thundering burst of machine-gun fire just before 6.30am heralded the attack on the outskirts of Bregga,...

 
Rare defeat highlights Manchester United's canny use of resources | Kevin McCarra

Rare defeat highlights Manchester United's canny use of resources | Kevin McCarra

Manchester United's defeat at Stamford Bridge was not a great surprise. It is the effectiveness of Sir Alex Ferguson's side in this campaign that ought really to take us aback. They remain leaders of the Premier League, even if there is now rough...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2011: Ben Foden warns England of dangerous Scotland

Six Nations 2011: Ben Foden warns England of dangerous Scotland

Ben Foden believes a Six Nations grand slam would send a serious message of intent to all of England's major rivals ahead of this year's World Cup but has warned against underestimating Scotland's desire at Twickenham on Sunday week. Unlike his...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Celtic 1-0 Rangers | Scottish Cup fifth-round replay match report

Celtic 1-0 Rangers | Scottish Cup fifth-round replay match report

Rangers crossed Glasgow in search of retribution. From the moment of Steven Whittaker's dismissal, nine minutes before half-time, that prospect never seemed likely. Madjid Bougherra took Rangers down to nine men in stoppage time, with El Hadji Diouf...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
British baby shielded from Libyan gunfire by terrified mother

British baby shielded from Libyan gunfire by terrified mother

Doctor Lucy Waugh, 30, and husband Ben were stranded in Libyan capital Tripoli with baby Sophia as street battles between pro-Colonel Gaddafi forces and rebels raged. Warned by neighbours that Gaddafi's supporters were raiding homes looking for...

Metro, 22:08 in Hot News
 

Intervention in Libya would poison the Arab revolution | Seumas Milne

It's as if the bloodbaths of Iraq and Afghanistan had been a bad dream. The liberal interventionists are back. As insurrection and repression has split Libya in two and the death toll has mounted, the old Bush-and-Blair battle-cries have returned to...

Guardian, 22:09 in Business
 
Matthew Rhys: from Patagonia with love

Matthew Rhys: from Patagonia with love

He may be a Hollywood actor starring in a glossy TV drama, but Matthew Rhys is still an ordinary Welsh lad at heart, worrying about the Six Nations. The tournament is not, however, a big concern in Los Angeles, where he has lived for five years....

 
MPs demand greater involvement of scientists in national emergencies

MPs demand greater involvement of scientists in national emergencies

The UK government failed to use scientific advice early enough in its response to the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland last year, according to an inquiry by MPs. The delay meant that authorities were not fully prepared for the...

Guardian, 22:10 in Politics
 
Fungi that create 'zombie ants' discovered in Amazon

Fungi that create 'zombie ants' discovered in Amazon

The deepest reaches of the Amazon jungle harbour some of the most dangerous life on Earth, but the ants in the rainforest face an enemy more sinister than most. On a recent field trip to the region, scientists discovered four new species of fungus...

 
Nicklas Bendtner upstages Marouane Chamakh in Camp Nou audition | David Hytner

Nicklas Bendtner upstages Marouane Chamakh in Camp Nou audition | David Hytner

When Arsène Wenger relates "bad news" about an Arsenal injury and suggests that he will be out for "the next three weeks, for sure", seasoned watchers of the manager tend to double the estimate. Especially when the player is Robin...

Guardian, 22:20 in Sport
 

Bank Sees Positives Of Middle East Upheaval

Turmoil in the Middle East is presenting both difficulties and opportunities, according to the head of one of Britain's biggest banks. Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands, whose bank operates in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, and...

 
'I used to play like that in the garden,' says Ireland World Cup hero

'I used to play like that in the garden,' says Ireland World Cup hero

If England were stunned, how do you think Kevin O'Brien felt? After hitting the fastest century in the history of the World Cup, O'Brien said he was speechless at what he had just done. He had only just stepped off the pitch, after all, and was as...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 

Mystery bird: canvasback, Aythya valisineria

Adult male canvasback, Aythya valisineria, sometimes known as the canvas-backed duck, photographed at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California, USA. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 18 December 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ...

 


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