News archive from 9 January 2013, page 3

Analysis: Constitutional change may not be enough to avoid poll bloodshed

Analysis: Constitutional change may not be enough to avoid poll bloodshed

AS KENYA approaches its general election on 4 March, memories of the bloodshed that marred the controversial 2007 presidential election remain fresh. The vote ended in a stand-off between the incumbent, Mwai Kibaki, who declared himself the winner,...

 
Down to Earth with a bump as cuts force Nasa space sell-off

Down to Earth with a bump as cuts force Nasa space sell-off

NASA is to sell off some of the American space programme's most historic buildings as part of a massive cost-cutting fire sale. A launchpad that saw Apollo rockets blast off for the moon, hangars that once housed the space shuttle fleet and the...

 
Bushfires out of control as Australia faces record temperatures

Bushfires out of control as Australia faces record temperatures

FIREFIGHTERS battled scores of wildfires yesterday in south-eastern Australia as national parks were evacuated and authorities warned that hot, dry and windy conditions were combining to raise the threat to its highest alert level. Temperatures hit...

 

Two soldiers killed as old rivals clash in Kashmir

India has accused Pakistan of sending troops across the heavily militarised line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir, and said two of its soldiers were killed and one wounded in a half-hour gunfight. The body of one of the dead soldiers was found...

 

One million are starving as aid is choked off

ABOUT one million Syrians are going hungry due to the difficulty of getting supplies into conflict zones and the fact that the few government-approved aid agencies are stretched to the limit, the United Nations has said. The UN’s World Food Programme...

 

Kenya vows action as fake police chief arrested

KENYA has pledged to root out imposters in its police force following the arrest last week of a man suspected of masquerading for a decade as a top provincial security official. Joshua Waiganjo, who said he was an assistant commissioner in the Rift...

 

Lenin is deposed from ad campaign by Polish mobile phone company

A POLISH mobile phone company has been forced to drop an advertising campaign featuring Lenin after it triggered a wave of outrage in a country still raw about the Communist past. Heyah had hoped that the TV advert – in which a miniature Lenin calls...

 

Four people ‘mauled to death by feral dogs’

FERAL dogs mauled and killed four people whose bodies were found over the past two weeks in a park on the edge of Mexico City, Mexican authorities have said. The bodies of a 26-year-old woman and a one-year-old child were found in the Cerro de la...

 

Gerard Depardieu ducks court to broker deal to play Strauss-Kahn

FRENCH film star Gerard Depardieu failed to show up in court to face drink-driving charges yesterday as he continued a controversial world tour that has seen him set up an alleged tax haven home in Belgium and pick up a passport in Russia. The actor’s...

 
BANTAMS PUT VILLA ON ROPES

BANTAMS PUT VILLA ON ROPES

Now, unless Villa can come back from this 3-1 defeat in the second leg in two weeks' time, even more questions will be asked about Lambert's management. He stood in despair as first Nahki Wells and then Rory McArdle plundered goals to give Villa a...

 
BRADFORD 3 - ASTON VILLA 1: VICTORY PARADE FOR THE BANTAMS

BRADFORD 3 - ASTON VILLA 1: VICTORY PARADE FOR THE BANTAMS

Arsenal could not cope at Valley Parade and went out on penalties and Wigan could not beat them even on their own turf, also losing on spot-kicks. Winning that way again might have to wait for Bradford until the second leg of this semi-final in a...

 

Candle levy snuffed out

A SWISS court has cancelled an annual debt farmers have paid the Catholic Church to atone for a 655-year-old crime. A court in the north-eastern canton of Glarus ruled that the current farm owner no longer has to pay 70 francs each year because...

 
ENGLAND FINN ON THE GROUND

ENGLAND FINN ON THE GROUND

But after fluffing their lines once more yesterday, losing to Delhi by six wickets and adding to the 53-run defeat on Sunday against India A, it looks like they are running out of time to get pitch perfect. Sunday's middle-order batting collapse had...

 

Snowball fight ends with compensation

A GERMAN schoolteacher hurt in playground snowball fight has had his wounds recognised as "industrial injuries" and is eligible for compensation after he missed a month of work. A court in Freiburg heard how the teacher was pelted with...

 
RAFA BENITEZ: ‘WE MUST LEAVE CHELSEA LEGENDS BEHIND'

RAFA BENITEZ: ‘WE MUST LEAVE CHELSEA LEGENDS BEHIND'

The Spaniard had the same message for Blues fans as he prepared for the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Swansea tonight. Owner Roman Abramovich is ruthless in his desire to cull the over-thirties on his playing staff. Chelsea legends like...

 


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