News archive from 11 August 2012, page 5

Twitter attack on Madonna

A SENIOR ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin used an obscene Twitter post to attack Madonna yesterday after the pop star called for the release of three women who face prison over an irreverent performance in Moscow's main cathedral. Deputy prime...

 

Uruguay bid to regulate market in marijuana

Uruguay's government has sent a bill to Congress that would allow the country to grow and sell marijuana, a move that the president, Jose Mujica, says will cut crime associated with illegal drug trafficking. The use of cannabis is already legal in...

 

Campaigning mother freed

Chinese authorities have released a woman sent to a labour camp for challenging the sentences handed down to the men who abducted, raped and prostituted her 11-year-old daughter. Tang Hui was ordered last week to serve 18 months in a labour camp for...

 

Court restores airline worker’s terror conviction

Australia's High Court has reinstated a terrorism conviction against a former Australian airline worker who published a do-it-yourself book on how to wage holy war against non-Muslims on the internet. The five judges yesterday unanimously overturned a...

 

‘Operation clean-up’ begins in flood-hit Philippines

IN THE wake of the Philippines disaster the focus shifted from rescue work to a clean-up of the capital yesterday following non-stop rains that left tons of muck and debris from floods littering the city. The torrential monsoon rains that began on...

 

Colorado shooting victims worried about suspected gunman’s defence

Victims of the Colorado cinema shooting and their families have questioned whether the focus of the trial will be on the alleged gunman's mental health rather than the killings themselves. Defence lawyers for James Holmes have disclosed their belief...

 

Nepal protesters block offices in bid to oust PM

Hundreds of supporters of opposition parties gathered outside government offices in Nepal's capital yesterday to demand prime minister Baburam Bhattarai step down. The protesters blocked the area around the complex in the heart of Kathmandu that...

 

Facebook may be forced to pay for police call-outs

GERMAN politicians are considering legislation that would make Facebook pay for police operations when officers are called out to break up parties 
advertised on its network. “A commercial internet platform that makes something like this...

 

WATCH: KEN BLOCK'S INCREDIBLE DRIVING SKILLS ROUND SAN FRANCISCO

Saturday August 11 2012 by Nat Barnes Have your say(0) IF you haven't seen what Ken Block can do with a car before, then you must check out his latest video. Called Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground, it involves Block driving a much-modified...

 
Man found asleep on Rome airport luggage belt

Man found asleep on Rome airport luggage belt

AIRPORT officials might be braced for coming across all sorts of unusual items in luggage, but baggage handlers monitoring luggage for loading at Fiumicino Airport in Rome were surprised to see the outline of a human on their X-ray screens. A...

 
DS5 MAKES LIGHT WORK OF SUNNY DAYS

DS5 MAKES LIGHT WORK OF SUNNY DAYS

My theory is the sunroof blind. Do you prefer it open or shut, especially on sunny days when you're being dazzled from above? Which makes the new £22,400 Citroen DS5 perhaps the perfect answer to marital happiness. With three separate sunroofs -...

 

HEROES IN FINAL PUSH FOR OLYMPIC GOLD

MARVELLOUS Mo Farah is heading a golden weekend as Team GB look for more Olympic glory today and tomorrow. The long-distance running ace, 29, is hotly tipped to bag a gold medal in tonight's 5,000m final to add to the Olympic title he won in last...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

Protests at Yemen military shake-up

Yemeni security officials say forces loyal to the ousted president have besieged the defence ministry in Sanaa. They were protesting presidential decrees stripping ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s son of part of his military command.

 

Mourners gather for Ghana funeral

World leaders and mourners gathered yesterday for the funeral of Ghana's late president. John Atta Mills died last month at the age of 68, five months before he was due to stand for re-election. Yesterday, Ghanaians paid their respects as his body lay...

 
I'M SWEET ON GODOLPHIN FILLY TO BEAT SOLERA RIVALS

I'M SWEET ON GODOLPHIN FILLY TO BEAT SOLERA RIVALS

THE Olympics have been brilliant, apart from some of the commentating. The gee-gees jumping over poles – the wooden variety, not the local plumber – interested me and Team GB's last rider and horse had to have a clear round to burgle the gold gong....

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 


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