News archive from 7 May 2012, page 4

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN FANCIES JOB AS AMBASSADOR TO IRAN

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN FANCIES JOB AS AMBASSADOR TO IRAN

The Rocket again threatened to quit the sport this weekend even if he wins a fourth Betfred.com World Championship in Sheffield tonight. O'Sullivan, 36, has lit up the Crucible this year in battering Peter Ebdon, Mark Williams, Neil Robertson and...

 

Many injured after tornado sweeps through Japanese city

A TORNADO tore through a city close to Japan's capital yesterday, killing one person, injuring dozens of others and destroying scores of houses. Firefighters and medical teams rushed to the area after the tornado struck Tsukuba city, 40 miles from...

 
THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING OVER FUTURE OF KENNY DALGLISH

THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING OVER FUTURE OF KENNY DALGLISH

He said he was looking for a bus. Kenny Dalglish must hope the American's next task does not see him searching for a coach. Offering the Liverpool owner, who had just witnessed the side his Fenway Sports Group has lavished £110million upon turn up an...

 
CHELSEA 2 - LIVERPOOL 1: DIDIER DROGBA ON SLOW GLOAT TO CHINA

CHELSEA 2 - LIVERPOOL 1: DIDIER DROGBA ON SLOW GLOAT TO CHINA

The deal is virtually signed and sealed, with the striker set to join Shanghai Shenhua for £130,000 a week at the end of this season when his Stamford Bridge contract runs out. How Chelsea will miss him. Once again the Ivorian, such a lover of the big...

 
JOHN TERRY DOESN'T BEAR GRUDGE TOWARDS DAVID BERNSTEIN

JOHN TERRY DOESN'T BEAR GRUDGE TOWARDS DAVID BERNSTEIN

After a perfunctory handshake between the pair as Terry, right, went up to collect his FA Cup winners' medal, the Chelsea defender said: “I've got no problem with him. People are trying to make mountains out of molehills. It's not Mr Bernstein's...

 
Erdogan visits Syrian refugees and tells them: victory is close

Erdogan visits Syrian refugees and tells them: victory is close

Treated to a hero's welcome, Turkey's prime minister has met Syrian refugees for the first time since his country opened its doors to tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing their government's crackdown on a popular uprising. Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

 
RIOT POLICE SEIZE VLADIMIR PUTIN OPPONENTS

RIOT POLICE SEIZE VLADIMIR PUTIN OPPONENTS

Three leading enemies of the new leader were arrested at a 20,000-strong demonstration in Moscow against his “authoritarian” rule. Around 200 more were detained by baton-wielding police after demonstrators tried to surge across a river towards the...

 
Protesters bid to march on Kremlin turns into street battle with police

Protesters bid to march on Kremlin turns into street battle with police

A PROTEST march by at least 20,000 people on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president turned into a battle with police after protesters tried to march to the Kremlin. Club-wielding, helmeted officers seized demonstrators and hauled them...

 
Holy Unesco site attacked by Islamic militants in Timbuktu

Holy Unesco site attacked by Islamic militants in Timbuktu

Islamic militants linked to al-Qaeda have attacked and burned a saint's tomb in Timbuktu classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site, as the group's insurgency in Mali's north continues. Witnesses who went to pray at the tomb before the weekend said...

 
BRITON DIES IN HOTEL PLUNGE

BRITON DIES IN HOTEL PLUNGE

Holidaymaker Charlotte Faris died instantly after plunging 30ft from the third floor of the Teix Hotel, Magaluf, Mallorca. She was the third Briton to die in a hotel fall at the party resort in as many weeks. Miss Faris, 23, was on a weekend break and...

 
FALKLANDS IS UK'S COLONIAL ENCLAVE SNEERS ARGENTINA

FALKLANDS IS UK'S COLONIAL ENCLAVE SNEERS ARGENTINA

Ambassador Alicia Castro insisted there was nothing wrong with its advert for the 2012 Games which showed Argentina's hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training at a memorial to Britain's war dead. She said: “Malvinas are Argentinian. I mean, the...

 

Caine earns family a Dream ticket with cardboard arcade

When George Monroy, a used auto-parts dealer in a gritty, desolate neighbourhood of East LA, allowed his nine-year-old son, Caine, to use some old boxes in the back of his store to build a cardboard games arcade, he never dreamed the boy's creation...

 

Analysis: Iran’s censors tighten net against ‘polluting’ western influence

Iran is rapidly bolstering its already extensive cyber censorship defences to combat what it calls a "soft war" being waged by the West. In the past month, an institute affiliated with Iran’s ministry of communications and information...

 
SUPERMOON LIGHTS UP THE WORLD

SUPERMOON LIGHTS UP THE WORLD

Star-gazers were left awe- struck as the gigantic celestial body reached its closest point to Earth on Saturday night, appearing up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is farthest away. The phenomenon, known as a perigee full...

 
OBAMA LAUNCHES TILT FOR SECOND TERM

OBAMA LAUNCHES TILT FOR SECOND TERM

Six months before election day, the polls point to a close race between Mr Obama and Mr Romney, with the economy the overriding issue as the US struggles to recover from the worst recession since the 1930s. Unemployment remains stubbornly high at 8.1%...

 


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