News archive from 11 September 2012, page 15

Congo rebels commit widespread rights abuses - HRW

Congo's eastern hills - haunted by armed groups for nearly two decades - have seen six months of bloody clashes after hundreds of soldiers defected from the army, sparking a conflict that has forced at least 220,000 people to flee their homes. United...

 
NHS hospitals sending

NHS hospitals sending

Hospitals are sending hundreds of thousands of confidential letters about patients to India to be typed up by poorly-paid workers.NHS trusts have been accused of laying off their secretaries and instead dispatching patients' notes more than 6,000...

Daily Mail, 01:23 in Health
 

AIG shares price at $32.50, cutting U.S. stake to 19 percent

The underwriters also have the option to buy another $2.7 billion worth of AIG shares, which they can exercise in the coming days. If they do, it would make the Treasury Department's sale the largest secondary offering in the history of the U.S. stock...

Reuters, 01:24 in Business
 
Mother's promise to girl who died in her arms

Mother's promise to girl who died in her arms

Charlotte had suffered pre-term premature rupture of the membranes, known as Pprom. The 22-year-old, from New Parks, Leicester, said: "Babies need the fluid to allow their lungs to develop properly. "The specialist doctor said Leighlethia's...

 

Warning over binge-drinking parents

Nearly one in three children lives with a parent who is a binge drinker, research has shown. The figure equates to between 3.3 million and 3.5 million children in the United Kingdom living with at least one parent who downs six or more drinks on a...

 

Tories launch policy campaign group

Two Tory big beasts are launching a group campaigning for "radical" policies, amid pressure on David Cameron's leadership. Former frontbenchers David Davis and Liam Fox will unveil Conservative Voice, urging the party to show "serious...

 

Letters 'reveal GCSE grade concern'

Ofqual urged an exam board to alter its GCSE English grade boundaries just two weeks before the results were published, it has been revealed. Leaked letters show the regulator wrote to Edexcel amid concerns that there would be a rise in C grades,...

 

Policies 'causing long-term damage'

Long-term damage will be done to the UK economy unless the Government changes course on economic policy, the shadow chancellor will warn. The coalition's economic plan has failed, leaving businesses and families "crying out" for an...

 

Hunger strike launched by prominent Cuban dissident

Roque, who is 67, vowed to refuse medications and to only drink water, which could bring a quick death, she said, because she suffers from diabetes. "What the government is doing is impossible to put up with," said Roque, who was among 75...

 
India tries to gag critic cartoonist

India tries to gag critic cartoonist

A POLITICAL cartoonist whose drawings mock Indian government corruption has been jailed in a sedition investigation widely condemned across the country as yet more evidence of political leaders' growing intolerance of criticism. A defiant Aseem...

 
Barcelona to host million-strong rally for Catalan independence

Barcelona to host million-strong rally for Catalan independence

Up TO one million people are expected to join a pro-Catalan independence rally tonight in Barcelona called under the
slogan "Catalunya: a new European state". Spain’s economic woes have helped to transform what was a minority...

 

Israel raises question of Jewish ‘refugees’ from Arab countries

REACHING into the past for diplomatic gain, Israel yesterday launched a major campaign to raise international awareness about the nearly one million Jews who left the Arab world from 1948 to the early 1970s and whose history, it maintains, has been...

 
A shadow of his former self: Gaunt Tom Cruise drops even more weight under the strain of his divorce from Katie Holmes

A shadow of his former self: Gaunt Tom Cruise drops even more weight under the strain of his divorce from...

Following his initial separation from wife Katie Holmes in June, Tom Cruise stepped out three weeks later looking noticeably slimmer. But it appears that after their official divorce last month, the actor has dropped even more weight. The 50-year-old...

 

Leo's a lucky man! DiCaprio's 'Angel' Erin Heatherton shows off her heavenly curves as she models an array...

She is described as the 'geeky Angel' by her fellow Victoria's Secret supermodel pals. But there was nothing nerdy about the swimsuits Erin Heatherton's was modelling on her heavenly body as she did a photo shoot for the lingerie giant in Miami, today.

 
ROBBIE WILLIAMS ON TOP FORM TO BE A FATHER

ROBBIE WILLIAMS ON TOP FORM TO BE A FATHER

The singer, 38, showed off his beefy physique yesterday as he launched his new single Candy on Chris Evans's breakfast show on Radio 2. The DJ told Robbie: “By the way you're pumped aren't you? Look at you, you big strong boy.” “Yeah, yeah,” replied...

 


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