News archive from 2 October 2012, page 12

Ofcom launch online aid to deal with nuisance calls and messages

MORE than 30,000 complaints have been received about spam texts and recorded message calls to mobile and landline phones over the last six months - leading to a crackdown on nuisance calls. The Information Commission is calling on victims of spam...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News
Labour leader pays tribute to Eric Hobsbawm, Marxist who ‘took history out of ivory tower’

Labour leader pays tribute to Eric Hobsbawm, Marxist who ‘took history out of ivory tower’

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to the eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm, who has died at the age of 95. Mr Miliband described Mr Hobsbawm, one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, as an “extraordinary” historian, who had brought...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News

Private firm blamed for DNA error after man wrongly accused of rape

A MAN wrongly accused and charged with raping a woman was the "innocent victim" of an avoidable mistake, the forensics watchdog has revealed. Adam Scott was arrested and held in custody for months after a plastic tray containing a sample of...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News

Winehouse singer’s foundation boost

Amy Winehouse's former backing singer has released a song in aid of the foundation which was set up in the Back To Black star's name. Winehouse, who died in July last year from alcohol poisoning, signed Zalon to her label, Lioness, and encouraged him...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News

Terror suspect Ahmad seeks to block US move

TERROR suspect Babar Ahmad has launched a High Court bid to halt his removal from the UK to the United States, it has been confirmed. The computer expert’s judicial review application is now expected to be heard today along with that of radical cleric...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News

Victoria Pendleton is ‘struggling’ on Strictly

OLYMPIC gold medallist Victoria Pendleton says she is struggling on Strictly Come Dancing, because she has forgotten how to use her brain. The former British track c­yclist is competing against ­rivals including Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Fern...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson in hot water over ‘elephant car’ remarks

TELEVISION presenter Jeremy Clarkson breached BBC guidelines on his show Top Gear by comparing a Japanese car to people with growths on their faces. A report by the BBC Trust’s editorial standards committee (ESC) found he “strayed into an offensive...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Hot News
South Africa: Inquiry into mineworker killings starts while unrest continues

South Africa: Inquiry into mineworker killings starts while unrest continues

An OFFICIAL inquiry into the killings of dozens of people near a South African platinum mine began yesterday as labour unrest continued, with workers at other mines and truck drivers protesting over pay. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said...

Somalis succeed in bid to oust Kismayu al-Shabaab militants

Somalis succeed in bid to oust Kismayu al-Shabaab militants

Hundreds of Somali government troops and allied militia fighters deployed throughout the centre of the former al-Shabaab rebel stronghold of Kismayu yesterday, sending locals scrambling for cover. Residents said there was no immediate retaliation from...

More austerity ahead for ‘gallows’ Greece

More austerity ahead for ‘gallows’ Greece

Greece's brutal recession is set to extend into a sixth year in 2013, according to forecasts in the new draft budget submitted to parliament. The economy is expected to contract by another 3.8 per cent, on top of this year’s 6.5 per cent. Unemployment...


Ex-president a no-show 
at his trial

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed did not appear for a court hearing yesterday to face charges that he illegally ordered the arrest of a judge, a move that led to his downfall early this year. Nasheed, who has said he was forced from office in...


Eight dead as ferry and tugboat collide

Authorities in Hong Kong rescued 101 people after a ferry collided with a tugboat and sank. A broadcaster said eight people died. The government said the ferry was carrying 120 people near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island.


Facebook urged to expand in Russia

Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow yesterday, where officials pressed him to expand in Russia. Zuckerberg was urged to open a research centre in Moscow.


Sacking stalls Pussy Riot court appeal

A RUSSIAN court has postponed the appeal of three members of jailed rock band Pussy Riot until 10 October after one fired her lawyers. The three were sentenced to two years in prison in August for performing a “punk prayer” against president Vladimir...


Former Ukranian PM
complains of ‘revenge’

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said yesterday authorities had told her they planned to discharge her from hospital and send her back to prison - a move she said amounted to "another act of
revenge". However, the...


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