News archive from 13 March 2011, page 36

Japan rescuers struggle to reach survivors as aftershocks continue

Japan rescuers struggle to reach survivors as aftershocks continue

The Japanese government has dispatched 100,000 troops, 190 planes and 45 boats to search for survivors amid fears that the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami could reach tens of thousands. They have been joined by about 500 search and rescue...

 
Chris Huhne gets European support to toughen EU climate targets

Chris Huhne gets European support to toughen EU climate targets

Chris Huhne has won the support of six other European governments to push for a toughening of the EU's climate targets, to be discussed in Brussels on Monday . The energy and climate secretary is spearheading a growing movement in favour of a target...

 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 10 February 2011 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300, 600 mm lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/500 sec This lovely...

 
Ruby Walsh to ride new favourite Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle

Ruby Walsh to ride new favourite Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle

Ruby Walsh, the winning-most rider in Cheltenham Festival history, will be on board Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday after the trainer Willie Mullins' decision to replace Paul Townend, who has ridden the gelding to victory in his three...

Guardian, 21:34 in Sport
 
Miliband and Clegg dispute causes cancellation of alternative vote event

Miliband and Clegg dispute causes cancellation of alternative vote event

A planned cross-party event involving Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg for the yes to alternative vote campaign has collapsed as the offices of the two party leaders trade bitter recriminations. The row reveals just how raw relations have become between the...

Guardian, 21:38 in Politics
 
Clampdown on migrant chefs could force takeaways to shut up shop

Clampdown on migrant chefs could force takeaways to shut up shop

The future of those traditional staples of British cuisine, Indian and Chinese takeaways, have been thrown into doubt by new Home Office restrictions on the overseas recruitment of skilled migrants. The immigration minister, Damian Green, has decided...

Guardian, 21:38 in Politics
 
SXSW 2011: How the BBC gets round censorship using social media

SXSW 2011: How the BBC gets round censorship using social media

The BBC's Persian TV service has been the scourge of the Iranian government since its first broadcast little over two years ago. Without a reporter in the country, and in the face of systematic jamming by state authorities, the World Service channel...

 
Don't mention the phwoar: the future of German theatre

Don't mention the phwoar: the future of German theatre

I came to Berlin eager to learn about the current issues. What impact is the national obsession with immigration having on theatre? How is drama surviving in the current economic climate? And to what extent is theatre still director-dominated? But...

 
Tsunami, earthquake, nuclear crisis – now Japan faces power cuts

Tsunami, earthquake, nuclear crisis – now Japan faces power cuts

Japan is facing its greatest crisis since the second world war, its prime minister, Naoto Kan, warned as the country struggled for a third day to avert a nuclear disaster following the massive earthquake and tsunami. Police warn that the death toll...

 

Two die, 14 wounded in Iraq prison riot - police

"We have negotiated with the inmates to evacuate the prison because the building is no longer usable. We are transferring the prisoners in groups of ten to a prison at one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces," the source said. The provincial...

 
Manchester City and United drawn to FA Cup semi-final derby at Wembley

Manchester City and United drawn to FA Cup semi-final derby at Wembley

Manchester United and Manchester City will meet in a potentially explosive FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next month. The bitter rivals would ideally have avoided one other until the final in May but the draw on Sunday means they will collide at the...

Guardian, 21:55 in Sport
 


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