News archive from 9 November 2012, page 8

Chiefs demand cows after ‘desecration’

Two tribal chiefs are demanding 2,000 white cows from Zimbabwe's biggest telecommunications provider Econet Wireless after it built a base station on an ancient burial site. Chief Murinye and Chief Mugabe say Econet has desecrated an ancestral shrine...

 

Superman tops sci-fi heroes poll

Superman is flying high as the greatest ever sci-fi screen character, beating Doctor Who and a host of Star Wars creations. The Man Of Steel - memorably portrayed on screen by the late Christopher Reeve - topped a list of well-known names in a poll...

 

Iran says storing nukes is ‘retarded’

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the age of nuclear deterrence is long gone and any country still stockpiling nuclear weapons was "mentally retarded". He again denied that Iran was trying to develop nuclear ­weapons. “The period...

 

Health service complaints up 8%

The number of complaints made to the Health Service Ombudsman increased by 8% in a year, figures have shown. The NHS received 150,859 complaints between 2011 and 2012, of those, 16,337 patients or family members were dissatisfied with the way the NHS...

 

German folk band accused of faking

A GERMAN-language folk group famed for their Alpine brass band sound and cheerful style have been faking the music on their albums for years and should give back their 13 German music awards, their former producer has said. But the manager of the...

 
JOL CONFIRMS FULHAM CONTRACT TALKS

JOL CONFIRMS FULHAM CONTRACT TALKS

Martin Jol revealed on Thursday that Fulham had approached him to activate the clause in his contract that would see him stay at Craven Cottage until 2014. Cottagers boss Jol confirmed he and the club held talks "a month ago or so" about...

Daily Star, 00:17 in Sport
 

UKBA caseload 'out of control'

The number of outstanding immigration and asylum cases rose by 25,000 in three months and is "spiralling out of control", making the total caseload the equivalent of the population of Iceland, an MP has said. More than 300,000 cases needed...

 
DEFOE NETS HAT-TRICK IN SPURS TRIUMPH

DEFOE NETS HAT-TRICK IN SPURS TRIUMPH

Jermain Defoe responded to his England snub by scoring a superb hat-trick that put Tottenham's Europa League campaign back on track as they recorded a 3-1 victory over Maribor. Just nine hours after he was left out of Roy Hodgson's Three Lions squad,...

Daily Star, 00:17 in Sport
 
NO CRAMPING KEVIN PIETERSEN

NO CRAMPING KEVIN PIETERSEN

If the standard of opposition left something to be desired – all of England's batsmen helped themselves to easy runs as they finished day one against Ranji Trophy side Haryana at 408-3 – the tone set by Pietersen was unmistakably impressive. After...

 

‘No evidence ‘that murdered UK businessman was a spy

A SENIOR Communist Party leader said that there is no evidence the British businessman Neil Heywood, whose murder became part of a major political scandal, was a spy. Vice premier Zhang Dejiang, who was put in charge of the mega-city of Chongqing in...

 

Tibetan protests increase to mark start of communist congress

Tibetan protests against Chinese rule have intensified around the opening of the Communist Party congress, as three teenage monks and two other Tibetans set themselves on fire over two days, activists reported yesterday. Four of the self-immolations...

 

Life term for Gabrielle Giffords gunman

The man who pleaded guilty to the deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison. US district judge Larry Burns yesterday sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner for the...

 
NATHAN CLEVERLY DEALS WILD CARD

NATHAN CLEVERLY DEALS WILD CARD

WBO world light-heavyweight champion Cleverly defends his title for the fourth time tomorrow against Shawn Hawk and plans to return in the new year with his father and trainer Vince to make the most of the Wild Card gym's facilities. Cleverly said: “I...

 

Decc 'spends £1.5m on flights'

Climate change ministers and officials spent £1.5 million on flights in two years with £250,000 of the bill racked up on domestic journeys, research has found. As well as tickets to far flung locations, the Department of Energy and Climate Change...

 
Kim Kardashian: Kanye West and I are desperate to meet Kate and William

Kim Kardashian: Kanye West and I are desperate to meet Kate and William

Kanye, Kim and her elder sister Kourtney are in the capital promoting their new range for Dorothy Perkins, but Kimmy isn't prepared to let her work commitments interfere with her social life. She told Metro: 'We hope to bump into Kate and William...

Metro, 00:20 in Showbiz
 


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