News archive from 12 August 2012

Diving into history! Daley wins bronze but misses golden moment by a whisker

Tom Daley put in a brave performance to win bronze in the 10m platform diving final, ultimately missing out on a gold medal by the slimmest of margins. Daley led going into the final round, but was beaten into third by excellent dives from David...

Daily Mail, 22:05 in Sport
 

Iran earthquakes kill 180, injure 1,300

Thousands fled their homes and remained outdoors after Saturday's quakes, as at least 20 aftershocks hit the area. Casualty numbers could well rise, Iranian officials feared, as some of the injured were in critical condition, others were still trapped...

 
LUKE CAMPBELL CLAIMS GOLD IN MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT FINAL

LUKE CAMPBELL CLAIMS GOLD IN MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT FINAL

LUKE CAMPBELL continued the gold medal rush inside the ring in the men's bantamweight final tonight. He was unnerved in a packed ExCel Arena, and thwarted Joe Nevin to eke out a points win (14-11). Nevin then put up a brave performance and took the...

Daily Star, 22:09 in Sport
 

'Inspirational' Blackburn community pioneer dies aged 90

AN ‘inspirational’ Asian community pioneer who fought with British troops in the Second World War has died. Khadim Hussain, 90, died on a trip to his native Pakistan for Ramadhan. He was a former president of the Randall Street Mosque in Blackburn and...

 

Abuse unit arrest pair over Twitter

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Turkish forces end anti-PKK operation in Semdinli

"The aerial-supported operations launched by our security forces on July 23, 2012 ... were completed on August 11, 2012 morning," said the governor's office of Hakkari, the province where Semdinli is located. "As a result of the...

 

McIlroy recovers from tree trouble

Two months after Lee Westwood lost a ball in branches when in contention for the US Open, Rory McIlroy had tree trouble when one off the lead at the USPGA Championship. In his case, though, it did not signal the end of his chances. After starting his...

Daily Post, 22:25 in Sport
 

Pietersen keen to commit to England

Kevin Pietersen has declared his intentions to represent England in all forms of cricket. Pietersen retired from the limited-overs forms of the game in June and there was speculation the third Investec Test against South Africa at Lord's would be his...

Daily Post, 22:25 in Sport
 

GB's Campbell wins boxing gold

Battling boxer Luke Campbell earned Team GB another gold after a noisy Anglo-Irish tear-up at London 2012. Campbell, 24, from Hull, overcame Ireland's John Joe Nevin who had to settle for silver in the 56kg bantamweight competition. Home favourite...

Daily Post, 22:25 in Sport
 

Abuse unit arrest pair over Twitter

A man and woman have been arrested after a newspaper investigation into child abuse on Twitter. The Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime and Operations, Paedophile Unit carried out a raid on an address in east London on Friday. Detectives acted...

 

My adjustable lens means I can see in HD: How a revolutionary operation gave one spectacle-wearer perfect...

Two years ago, Antonia, Lady Riley couldn't function without her spectacles. In fact, she had been reliant on them since the age of five, when she was diagnosed as being severely short-sighted and having astigmatism, a condition that causes blurred...

Daily Mail, 22:27 in Health
 
'Kipling and John Updike helped me survive a stroke': How actors reading aloud from classic works aided one man's recovery

'Kipling and John Updike helped me survive a stroke': How actors reading aloud from classic works aided one...

At first, he believed he was still dreaming. Two months after suffering a massive stroke, Max Stafford-Clark woke up one morning to find a woman sitting on the end of his hospital bed, reading to him aloud, in the majestic tones of a classically...

Daily Mail, 22:27 in Health
 
The dangers of Doctor Google: How a quarter of British women misdiagnose illness by looking up symptoms on the internet

The dangers of Doctor Google: How a quarter of British women misdiagnose illness by looking up symptoms on...

We've all done it: faced with vaguely worrying medical symptoms, an internet search is often simpler, and quicker, than waiting for a doctor's appointment. Tap in "headache', "backache', and "tired all the time', and Dr Google has...

Daily Mail, 22:27 in Health
 

The tiny plastic beads that could revolutionise prostate surgery - and end post-op impotence

Men facing prostate surgery could avoid post-operative impotence with a simple new treatment that uses microscopic plastic beads. The procedure - called Prostate Artery Embolisation - is set to revolutionise how men with an enlarged prostate or benign...

Daily Mail, 22:27 in Health
 

'Inspirational' Blackburn community pioneer dies aged 90

AN ‘inspirational’ Asian community pioneer who fought with British troops in the Second World War has died. Khadim Hussain, 90, died on a trip to his native Pakistan for Ramadhan. He was a former president of the Randall Street Mosque in Blackburn and...

 


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