News archive from 29 April 2013, page 3

The Scotsman cartoon - 29/04/2013

Alex Salmond's cunning plan for the nation's pension problem features in today's cartoon Illustration by Iain Green

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Two dead as gas explosion rips apart French homes

Two dead as gas explosion rips apart French homes

A PROBABLE gas explosion ripped off the side of a five-storey residential building in France's Champagne country yesterday, killing at least two people and injuring at least ten others. Yesterday teams continued to search for survivors. More than 100...

 
Iceland votes to return centre-right to power

Iceland votes to return centre-right to power

IN a dramatic political swing, Icelandic voters have returned to power the centre-right parties that led the national economy to collapse five years ago. With all votes counted yesterday, the conservative Independence Party and rural-based Progressive...

 
Obama lets hair down at White House media bash

Obama lets hair down at White House media bash

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has joked that the years are catching up to him and he's not "the strapping young Muslim socialist" he used to be. Mr Obama poked fun at the media, his critics and himself on Saturday night at the annual White House...

 

Monk dubbed ‘Burmese bin Laden’ provokes violence

WRAPPED in a saffron robe, Buddhist monk Wirathu insists he is a man of peace. Never mind his nine years in prison for inciting violence against Muslims. Never mind that in the new Burma, the man dubbed the “Burmese bin Laden” has emerged as the...

 
Italy: Police officers shot as premier sworn in

Italy: Police officers shot as premier sworn in

A JOBLESS bricklayer shot two Italian policemen in a crowded square outside the premier's office yesterday just as the nation's new government was being sworn in. • Man shot two policemen as Itlain premier Enrico Letta sworn into office • Prosecutors...

 

Man stabs four choir members in New Mexico church - police

Parishioners at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church jumped on the unidentified man after the attack and were restraining him when police officers arrived just before noon local time 7:00 p.m. British time, Albuquerque Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez...

 
Coalition infrastructure plan ‘not credible’

Coalition infrastructure plan ‘not credible’

A FLAGSHIP £310 billion coalition government drive to get Britain building and revive the flatlining economy has been branded "unrealistic" by an influential committee of MPs. The Treasury has not properly prioritised 200 key projects,...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Ukip ‘full of clowns and racists’, says Ken Clarke

Ukip ‘full of clowns and racists’, says Ken Clarke

KEN Clarke ramped up Tory attacks on Ukip yesterday, branding the party's politicians "clowns" and some of their supporters racist. The Cabinet minister said the party had no positive policies and were merely “against” foreigners and...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Mandarin blossoms among Scots language pupils

Mandarin blossoms among Scots language pupils

IT'S difficult, unfamiliar, and far from a traditional educational choice. So why are more Scottish pupils bucking the UK trend and venturing out of their comfort zone to study Mandarin? Jackie Kemp speaks to some of the people involved in the pursuit...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Learning
 
Tuition caps to hit Scots students

Tuition caps to hit Scots students

SCOTTISH pupils are facing tougher entry requirements for university courses in Scotland because of government-

Scotsman, 00:16 in Learning
 

Selina Scott proves it is possible to age gracefully and still turn heads as she walks the red carpet at...

Since she relocated to Yorkshire to set up a goat wool farm, Selina Scott has been notably absent from swanky showbiz events. So it was a delight to see the veteran newsreader on the red carpet at the Olivier Awards on Sunday evening. The 61-year old...

 

Date night! Billie Piper and Laurence Fox put on a playful display at the Olivier Awards after leaving...

When you are parents to two small children, quality time alone together can be rare. So it was no surprise to see Billie Piper and her husband Laurence Fox looking like they were having a ball at the Olivier Awards. Billie, 30,was nominated for Best...

 

Age is just a number! Jada Pinkett Smith, 41, stuns in white bikini while vacationing in Hawaii with...

For some women, beach time past a certain age means one pieces and sarongs. But not for Jada Pinkett Smith. The 41-year-old slipped into a white bikini while vacationing with daughter Willow Smith in Hawaii on Saturday.

 
Police investigate sexual assault

Police investigate sexual assault

Police are investigating an allegation of a sexual assault against a woman in Preston. Officers including crime scene investigators were called to Agnes Street, off Meadow Street, following the incident, which happened sometime over Saturday night and...

 


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