News archive from 13 August 2012, page 12

WikiLeaks says its site under attack

WikiLeaks says it has been the victim of a sustained denial-of-service attack which has left its website sluggish or inaccessible for more than a week. The group said the assault intensified at the beginning of the month and has since expanded to...

 

Iranian ships lose Tanzania reflagging

Tanzania said a Dubai-based shipping agent had reflagged 36 Iranian oil tankers as Tanzanian flag without the country's knowledge and approval. Tanzania said it was in the process of de-registering the vessels after an investigation concluded they...

 

Lebanon accuses Syria of destabilising plot

Lebanese authorities say they have uncovered a Syrian plot to destabilise Lebanon in an investigation that has led to the indictment of a top Syrian official and compounded fears that Damascus aims to export its civil conflict next door. The...

 

Yoga guru ramps up his anti-corruption drive

A POPULAR Indian yoga guru has threatened to expand his anti-corruption protest nationwide if the government doesn't act decisively to bring back billions of dollars of ill-gotten money that Indians allegedly have stashed abroad. Baba Ramdev yesterday...

 

Afghanistan granted access by Pakistan to Taleban leader

Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taleban's former second in command, who is in detention in Pakistan, in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the insurgents, according to senior officials from both countries....

 

Militants kidnap Saudi diplomat

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have released a Saudi Arabian diplomat kidnapped in southern Yemen in March, after mediation by local tribal leaders. Abdallah al-Khalidi, the deputy consul in the Saudi consulate in Aden, was kidnapped by Islamist militants...

 
USAIN BOLT REALLY DID PROVIDE SPARK FOR THE GAMES

USAIN BOLT REALLY DID PROVIDE SPARK FOR THE GAMES

“Right now I have no goals,” he said after he daubed London's epic Games with one last flourish of his extravagant personality by anchoring Jamaica's 4x100m relay team to a world-record triumph. Yes, what a waster. A man needs a purpose in life. He...

 
JACQUES ROGGE RELENTS TO GIVE USAIN BOLT HIS DUE

JACQUES ROGGE RELENTS TO GIVE USAIN BOLT HIS DUE

Rogge refused to say Bolt was a legend of athletics even though he has just become the first man to defend the Olympic 100m and 200m titles, and he also added a second sprint relay gold. Bolt demanded that Rogge tell him exactly what he must do to...

 
COACH'S GIRL TALK MADE A MAN OF MO FARAH

COACH'S GIRL TALK MADE A MAN OF MO FARAH

Farah is only the seventh man to achieve the Olympic 10,000m and 5,000m double and has been hailed as Britain's best athlete ever by Sebastian Coe. Lord Coe wanted a 5,000m gold from Farah on the last day of athletics in the stadium to make it the...

 
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux engaged

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux engaged

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are engaged to marry. The actor proposed to the former Friends star on Friday, his 41st birthday - and was delighted when she said yes. In a statement to People.com, his representative says, "Justin Theroux had...

 

'More firms' breaching data rules

Increasing numbers of businesses are breaching staff data rules, with hefty fines for those who allow private information to be accessed easily, figures have shown. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued 68 warning notices for data...

 

Jobcentre staff set for strike

Thousands of Jobcentre staff are due to go on strike in a long-running row over "oppressive working conditions and unrealistic targets". More than 6,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services union in 32 call centres in England,...

 
FRANKIE DETTORI NO FAN OF RACING IN KENT

FRANKIE DETTORI NO FAN OF RACING IN KENT

Looking for support, Mike Sims was told in no uncertain terms what the Italian thinks. “There are too many racecourses, I feel there isn't enough jam to be spread around the bread,” said Dettori. “It was an accident waiting to happen and is the way...

 

McIlroy celebrates USPGA glory

Only a month after people were asking what had gone wrong, Rory McIlroy proved everything is all right by storming to his second major - and at a younger age than Tiger Woods managed it. While the flame was being put out at the London Olympics, the...

 

'More firms' breaching data rules

Increasing numbers of businesses are breaching staff data rules, with hefty fines for those who allow private information to be accessed easily, figures have shown. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued 68 warning notices for data...

 


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