News archive from 13 June 2012, page 14

Police round up youngsters from sweat shops in India

Police raids on factories in the Indian capital revealed dozens of children hard at work yesterday despite laws against child labour. Police rounded up 26 children from three textiles factories and a metal processing plant, but dozens more are...

 

Council tenants facing new rules

Income caps of £80,000 and £100,000 for households in council property are also being mooted, according to The Times. Under laws implemented in April, new tenants no longer have a council house for life and are unable to pass it down to their...

 

Analysis: Agreement becomes increasingly difficult in a multipolar world

THE multipolar nature of today's international system will again be on display at the upcoming G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. Global problems are no longer solved the old-fashioned way, by a few, mostly Western, powers: powers, such as India,...

 

Football hooligans clash at Euro 2012

VIOLENT clashes between Russian and Polish football fans before yesterday's Euro 2012 match left at least 15 people injured. Police also fired rubber bullets at a group of hooligans who attacked them in a separate incident near an outdoor spectators’...

 

Reforms ’will not stop overfishing’

PLANS to reform Europe's fishing industry would not stop the destruction of fish stocks for at least another decade, campaigners have claimed. Greenpeace activists chained themselves to fishing buoys outside talks in Luxembourg yesterday, while others...

 

President granted lifetime immunity

The parliament of Azerbaijan yesterday granted the president and his wife lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution. Government opponents have frequently accused president Ilham Aliyev and his family with using power to amass huge riches. Reporters...

 

UAE cracks down on tourist clothing

The main public advisory body in the United Arab Emirates has said it will push for stronger measures to discourage revealing clothing worn by tourists and others in the Gulf's most socially liberal country. The Federal National Council backed the...

 

Afghan drug dealer gets life in US jail

An Afghan man who American authorities say was one of the world's largest heroin traffickers has been sentenced to life in prison in the United States. Haji Bagcho was sentenced in Washington yesterday, three years after he was captured and brought to...

 

Turkey in language gesture to Kurds

Turkey's prime minister has announced his government will introduce elective lessons in the Kurdish language in schools. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told MPs yesterday that “this is a historic step.” The move is the latest gesture to grant more cultural...

 

Bangladesh blocks Burma refugees

Bangladesh yesterday turned away three boats carrying 1,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighbouring Burma, bringing to 1,500 the number of refugees blocked in recent days. Violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims in western Burma have...

 

Ireland to pardon 5,000 war ‘deserters’

The Irish government is to pardon 5,000 soldiers branded deserters and blacklisted for fighting for Britain against Nazi Germany. Justice and defence minister Alan Shatter apologised to the former troops, who were dismissed under special powers...

 

American Golf names new CEO

Retailer American Golf today unveiled its new chief executive as its revealed a surge in annual sales and profits. American Golf, which has 90 shops, announced former Habitat chief executive Kevin Styles is joining with a remit to accelerate the...

 

No change in bug outbreak cases

NO NEW cases of Legionnaires' Disease were reported in Edinburgh yesterday - the first time since the outbreak began. The number of confirmed and suspected cases remains at 88, the Scottish Government said last night. Fourteen people remain in...

Scotsman, 00:38 in Health
 

Watchdog reopens Google case

The information watchdog has reopened its investigation into Google's Street View cars and the personal data collected from unsecured wifi networks in the UK. Google agreed to delete all the information that had been collected in November 2010,...

Scotsman, 00:38 in Hot News
 

And for dessert... Leonardo DiCaprio and Erin Heatherton ignore their food as they snuggle over lunch

They've been dating for over six months, but it looks like Leonardo DiCaprio and his model girlfriend Erin Heatherton are still their honeymoon period.The handsome couple only had eyes for each other - and barely paid any attention to their food - as...

 


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