News archive from 1 March 2011, page 53

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 21 December 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/200s f/8.0...

 
No-fly zone plan goes nowhere as US, Russia and Nato urge caution

No-fly zone plan goes nowhere as US, Russia and Nato urge caution

The Obama administration has played down a proposal to establish a no-fly zone over Libya, describing it as militarily challenging and diplomatically difficult. The lack of enthusiasm in Washington contrasts with London, where David Cameron has spoken...

Guardian, 21:39 in Politics
 
Cameron changes foreign policy tack amid shifting sands of the Middle East

Cameron changes foreign policy tack amid shifting sands of the Middle East

In trying to find the best tone for his foreign policy, David Cameron has been in danger of swivelling from realism to idealism and back again in the space of a fortnight. The first nine months of his premiership had been marked by a mercantilist...

Guardian, 21:39 in Politics
 
Robert Gates's new realism | Nicolaus Mills

Robert Gates's new realism | Nicolaus Mills

In a breakthrough address at West Point on 25 February, Defence Secretary Robert Gates invoked the words of John Kennedy in calling for dramatic change in the way the army structures itself. The kinds of change he wanted, Gates observed, paralleled...

 
Inside a Tripoli hospital: 'There have been no deaths, only bullet wounds'

Inside a Tripoli hospital: 'There have been no deaths, only bullet wounds'

In the Khadra hospital in Tripoli, the opposition's injured are visibly absent. The only wounded people on view are supporters of the regime, who claim to have been shot by "bearded men" – shorthand for the Islamists whom the regime blames...

 
'Free' Money After Cash Machine Glitch In Oz

'Free' Money After Cash Machine Glitch In Oz

An Australian bank has been forced to shut down its entire network of cash machines after a technical glitch meant they started issuing "free" money. Long queues began to form at machines as word spread that unrestricted withdrawals could be...

 

IPCC finds police response to Joanne Butler's emergency calls was 'flawed'

The way police responded to a woman who made two 999 calls before she was battered to death was "wholly inadequate", according to a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It highlighted failings in Leicestershire...

Guardian, 21:46 in Politics
 

Aid cuts: the poverty competition | Ros Wynne-Jones

And so, once again, the poorest pay for an economic crisis they did nothing to create. At home it's certainly not the bankers who are belt-tightening. And abroad, the world's poorest people are hit twice over. Once, as developing country economies...

Guardian, 21:46 in Politics
 
Britain to cut aid to world's poorest countries

Britain to cut aid to world's poorest countries

Britain is to stop sending direct aid to Burundi and Niger, two of the world's poorest countries, the government announced as it unveiled plans to rebalance the £8.4bn international development budget. The two African nations, which are ranked second...

Guardian, 21:46 in Politics
 
White House report find more women have degrees and jobs, - but they still earn less than men

White House report find more women have degrees and jobs, - but they still earn less than men

'Women are also working more and the number of women and men in the labour force has nearly equalized in recent years.' But she added: 'Gains in education and labour force involvement have not yet translated into wage and income equity. At all levels...

 


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