News archive from 14 May 2012, page 12

Flood kills five in Georgia’s capital

A FLOOD killed five people in Georgia's capital overnight yesterday after torrential rain caused the local river to burst its banks. The Agency for Emergency Situations said that a mother with her two children, an elderly woman and an elderly man died...

 

Saudi and Bahrain expected to seek union - minister

The decision is part of a strategy to increase integration within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as the organisation's six nations fret about Iran's power in the region and the presence of al Qaeda after the Arab uprisings. Saudi Arabia and...

 

Peace council member slain in street

An ASSASSIN armed with a silenced pistol shot dead a top member of the Afghan peace council yesterday at a traffic intersection in the nation's capital. The killing strikes another blow to efforts to negotiate a political resolution to the decade-long...

 

Plan to make commute more bearable

Blackadder star Tony Robinson has come up with a cunning plan to make the morning commute more bearable. The actor and presenter has teamed up with Richard Preddy, who wrote the sitcom Green Wing, on a series of witty announcements to be played on...

 

42 die as Yemenis take on militants

At least forty-two people have been killed in heavy clashes between the Yemeni army and al-Qaeda-linked militants in the country's south. The military used warplanes and heavy artillery in its assault early yesterday on the town of al-Hurur. It lies...

 

Greece’s political leaders again fail to agree on a coalition

Greek political leaders yesterday ignored a final plea from the president to form a coalition government to avert a repeat election, pushing the debt-stricken nation closer to bankruptcy and a possible exit from the eurozone. Leaders of the three...

 

Fuel tax reduction tops driver poll

Rising motoring costs are causing almost half of drivers to make fewer journeys, according to a survey. As many as 46% are not venturing out as often in their cars, the poll by Post Office Car Insurance found. Some 31% have also cut back on the amount...

 

Plan to make commute more bearable

Blackadder star Tony Robinson has come up with a cunning plan to make the morning commute more bearable. The actor and presenter has teamed up with Richard Preddy, who wrote the sitcom Green Wing, on a series of witty announcements to be played on...

 

Italy ready to use army to protect tax collectors

Italy is considering using the army to protect the defence conglomerate Finmeccanica and the tax collection agency Equitalia, the targets of a series of attacks that are raising concerns about political violence. Although protests against Italy’s...

 

M-ways 'not safe' for 80mph limit

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report. The Government intends to consult on introducing an 80mph limit on English and Welsh motorways. But England's motorways do not provide...

 

Fuel tax reduction tops driver poll

Rising motoring costs are causing almost half of drivers to make fewer journeys, according to a survey. As many as 46% are not venturing out as often in their cars, the poll by Post Office Car Insurance found. Some 31% have also cut back on the amount...

 

Diabetes care in 'state of crisis'

Diabetes care in England is in a "state of crisis" with less than half of people with the condition getting the basic minimum care, a new report warns. According to the State of the Nation 2012 report, published by Diabetes UK, there are...

 

Egyptians aid talks on hunger strikers

Israelis and Palestinians are negotiating through Egyptian mediators to end a mass Palestinian hunger strike, officials said yesterday. Some 1,600 Palestinians held in Israeli jails are refusing food to demand better conditions and end detention...

 

M-ways 'not safe' for 80mph limit

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report. The Government intends to consult on introducing an 80mph limit on English and Welsh motorways. But England's motorways do not provide...

 

Diabetes care in 'state of crisis'

Diabetes care in England is in a "state of crisis" with less than half of people with the condition getting the basic minimum care, a new report warns. According to the State of the Nation 2012 report, published by Diabetes UK, there are...

 


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