News archive from 9 March 2013, page 4

Second steppers 'need more help'

Three in five people aiming to take their second step on the property ladder over the past year have found themselves stuck on the first rung, research has suggested. Three-quarters of struggling "second steppers" would like to see more...

 

Van Dyck portrait spotted online

Art experts have identified a 17th-century portrait by King Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck after it was spotted on a website. Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian and dealer, spotted the oil painting online and has confirmed it as an...

 

Smokers reveal quitting strategies

One in ten smokers have made themselves feel sick by chain-smoking their way through their last pack of cigarettes to try help them stop, a poll suggests. And 35% have kept away from friends and family who smoke while trying to kick the habit. The...

 

Second steppers 'need more help'

Three in five people aiming to take their second step on the property ladder over the past year have found themselves stuck on the first rung, research has suggested. Three-quarters of struggling "second steppers" would like to see more...

 

Hugo Chávez funeral: Venezuelans bid farewell

WORLD leaders and throngs of ordinary Venezuelans gathered yesterday at the state funeral of Hugo Ch

 
North Korea makes waves over UN sanctions

North Korea makes waves over UN sanctions

CHINA called for calm yesterday after North Korea announced it was scrapping all its non-agression pacts with South Korea. The announcement from the North came after the UN Security Council voted to impose new sanctions on the country. North Korea’s...

 
Russia tells West: We won’t urge Assad to step down

Russia tells West: We won’t urge Assad to step down

RUSSIA has reaffirmed its support for the beleaguered Syrian president Bashar al-Assad by releasing a statement yesterday saying it would "absolutely not" tell him to stand down. In published comments, the Kremlin’s foreign minister, Sergei...

 

Child dies after third-floor fall

A four-year-old boy has died after falling from the window of a block of flats, police have said. The child plunged from the third floor of a building in Pollokshields, Glasgow at about 10.20am on Friday. He was rushed to Royal Hospital for Sick...

 
South Africa waking up to rape and murder toll

South Africa waking up to rape and murder toll

REEVA Steenkamp, the model killed by Oscar Pistorius, was statistically only one of three women in South Africa killed on Valentine's Day by a partner, according to a study on violence against women. South Africa, statistics show, has the highest such...

 
Osama Bin Laden ‘spokesman’ denies charges

Osama Bin Laden ‘spokesman’ denies charges

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has pleaded not guilty to plotting against Americans in his role as al Qaida's leading spokesman. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith entered the plea through a lawyer to one count of conspiracy to kill Americans after being captured in...

 

Van Dyck portrait spotted online

Art experts have identified a 17th-century portrait by King Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck after it was spotted on a website. Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian and dealer, spotted the oil painting online and has confirmed it as an...

 

Van Dyck portrait spotted online

Art experts have identified a 17th-century portrait by King Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck after it was spotted on a website. Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian and dealer, spotted the oil painting online and has confirmed it as an...

 

Man dragged behind police van ‘grabbed officer’s gun’

A SOUTH AFRICAN policeman charged with murdering a taxi driver, who was dragged along behind a police vehicle, has testified the man insulted him and grabbed a fellow officer's gun. The killing of Mozambican Mido Macia, 27, who died in police custody...

 

Smokers reveal quitting strategies

One in ten smokers have made themselves feel sick by chain-smoking their way through their last pack of cigarettes to try help them stop, a poll suggests. And 35% have kept away from friends and family who smoke while trying to kick the habit. The...

 

Smokers reveal quitting strategies

One in ten smokers have made themselves feel sick by chain-smoking their way through their last pack of cigarettes to try help them stop, a poll suggests. And 35% have kept away from friends and family who smoke while trying to kick the habit. The...

 


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