News archive from 2 October 2012, page 13

Yasser Arafat’s death: twin probes

A PALESTINIAN official says French and Swiss investigators will visit the West Bank to conduct investigations into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The French team is conducting a criminal investigation into Mr Arafat’s death at the...

 

Cambodian dissident is sent to jail for 20 years

A CAMBODIAN court sentenced a dissident radio station owner to 20 years in prison on insurrection charges that critics claim are part of a political vendetta by the government. Judge Chaing Sinat of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday said...

 

Furniture retailer Ikea regrets airbrushing women out of Saudi catalogue

Furniture retailer Ikea has been criticised for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its catalogue, a move the company says it regrets. Comparing the Swedish and Saudi versions of the Ikea catalogue, Swedish newspaper Metro showed that...

 

Eurozone joblessness
at record

Unemployment across the eurozone remained at its record high of 11.4 per cent in August, renewing concerns that efforts to slash debts have sacrificed jobs. While European leaders have managed to calm financial markets in recent months with promises...

 

Syrian minister accuses UN members of terror support

Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moallem accused some UN Security Council members yesterday of supporting "terrorism", in the country in a speech clearly aimed at Britain and its allies, who support the opposition. Addressing the UN’s annual...

 
US elections: Mitt Romney hopes to derail Barack Obama in debate

US elections: Mitt Romney hopes to derail Barack Obama in debate

MITT Romney is hoping to change the trajectory of his campaign as he and president Barack Obama study for their first
debate tomorrow. It will be one of Mr Romney’s best, and last, opportunities to stop Mr Obama’s rise in the polls. Adding...

 

Scots caught in football shirt furore in Brazil

A SCOTTISH teenager had to be protected by police at the end of a Brazilian league match after she angered fans by asking an opposing player for his jersey. Meanwhile a Scottish tourist at another game was forced to hide his Celtic shirt because it...

 

Cuts 'threaten drug abuse progress'

Funding cuts and reforms to public services risk reversing the declining trend in drug abuse among young people, campaigners have warned. NHS reforms, the introduction of police and crime commissioners and the growing use of payment by results could...

 

Call for more help to boost growth

Additional measures to boost economic growth are needed, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned, as the job of repairing British finances will take longer to complete than initially hoped. The BCC's quarterly economic survey, covering 7,593...

 

Search under way for missing girl

A search has got under way for a missing five-year-old girl last seen playing on her bike near her home. April Jones was playing with friends in the mid Wales town of Machynlleth at around 7.30pm on Monday when she went missing. There are widespread...

 

Guilden Sutton post office in Chester robbed at knife-point

POLICE scrambled the force helicopter to search for a suspect after an armed robbery at a village post office.Cheshire Police are currently on scene in Guilden Sutton, on the outskirts of Chester, following reports of a raid on the post office in...

 

Runaway cow shot dead in Welshpool

A COW which made a dash for liberty from a livestock market and ended up roaming the grounds of a private home has been destroyed. The bovine bid for freedom saw the cow wander down public roads from the edge-of-town market into a nearby estate. The...

 
Comment: Curiosity could restart case for space

Comment: Curiosity could restart case for space

WITH a laboratory on Mars taking samples and sending back information, how could we not be re-engaged asks Tiffany Jenkins When the astronaut Neil Armstrong died recently, I found myself wishing; not just that I had been alive to see his moon walk,...

 

Ruabon robber hunted after bag snatch

A ROBBER who snatched a woman's handbag in broad daylight is being hunted by police. The frightening incident happened after she had left a bank and was getting in her car last week. North Wales Police have appealed for information. The incident...

 

Llangollen's Bryn Howel Hotel has been bought

THE last hotel in a chain formerly owned by business entrepreneur and TV celebrity Stephanie Booth has been sold, safeguarding 25 jobs. The Bryn Howel in Llangollen, where the likes of Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark star Harrison Ford and world...

 


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