News archive from 15 September 2012, page 11

Ex-ally of Putin claims Duma vote to expel him ‘a vendetta’

Ex-ally of Putin claims Duma vote to expel him ‘a vendetta’

RUSSIA'S parliament expelled an outspoken opponent of president Vladimir Putin yesterday in a vote which the deputy likened to a Stalinist show trial and said intensified a Kremlin crackdown on dissent. Opposition activists said the ousting of Gennady...

 
US and European embassies feel the full force of popular protest

US and European embassies feel the full force of popular protest

Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Muhammad tore across the Middle East yesterday, with protesters attacking US embassies and burning American flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions. The previously obscure...

 
Both sides dig in as South Africa miners’ strike goes on

Both sides dig in as South Africa miners’ strike goes on

South Africa's government and striking miners have hardened their stances, with miners rejecting a Lonmin platinum mine wage offer far below their demand and president Jacob Zuma's government vowing to halt the miners' illegal protests. The bitter,...

 
American anti-Muslim film triggers day of outrage

American anti-Muslim film triggers day of outrage

Pope Benedict XVI appealed for peace and reconciliation among religions yesterday as violence over an anti-Islam film spilled into Lebanon within hours of his arrival in the tumultuous region. The pope flew into Lebanon for a three-day visit despite...

 

PM’s wedding called off after second ‘fiancée’ steps forward

Zimbabwean prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai's messy private affairs came to a dramatic head yesterday after a Harare magistrate cancelled his wedding licence hours before the ceremony - and yet another woman claimed she was engaged to him. The...

 

Parents shown how to tell if their children are gay

The Malaysian government has begun holding seminars aiming to help teachers and parents spot signs of homosexuality in children, underscoring a rise in religious conservatism in the Muslim majority nation. So far, the Teachers Foundation of Malaysia...

 

“You can’t freak out on everything broadcast”

American officials have said they believe an Arabic talk show last Saturday showing parts of an anti-Muslim video made in the United States was the spark for the initial violence against US missions in Libya and Egypt - but that no special security...

 

Buying cheaper than renting home

Sep 15 2012 The monthly cost of buying your own home is now more than £130 a month cheaper than renting, research has revealed. Rising rent payments combined with lower property prices and mortgage rates now mean that property buyers pay 18% - or...

 

Miliband: Hard-won wealth OK by me

Sep 15 2012 Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he had nothing against the rich - as long as they made their money "the hard way". In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he said he felt capitalism was "the least worst system we've...

 

Farming: Kelso’s £2.9m thumbs up for sheep sector

ALEX and Russell Gray, Langside, Lanark must really like Kelso as they are always there or there-about at the top of the sale. This time their best Texel shearling went to £14,000 before being knocked down to Jonathan Watson, Bowsden Moor, Berwick on...

Scotsman, 01:37 in Business
 
Apple snubs emerging mobile payment standard

Apple snubs emerging mobile payment standard

He got some support this week from Apple Inc, which did not embed NFC chips into the iPhone 5. NFC proponents had hoped Apple would endorse the technology, which passes encrypted data between devices at close range without contact. So instead of...

 
FARCE OVER PRIVACY LAW

FARCE OVER PRIVACY LAW

Privacy law expert Thomas Roussineau said France's Closer magazine knew it would make far more from the photos than it would have to pay out in a fine. He said: “Magazines need circulation and more and more as magazines lose readers they try to find a...

 
CHARLTON 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 1: PALACE SMILE AT KAGISHO SNATCH

CHARLTON 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 1: PALACE SMILE AT KAGISHO SNATCH

KAGISHO DIKGACOI fired home a superb volley to bring derby joy to Palace. The former Fulham flop gave the Eagles a deserved victory on a frantic night of football at The Valley. The game was played at a breakneck pace from start to finish and Palace...

Daily Star, 01:57 in Sport
 
UK EMBASSY ATTACKED BY ISLAMIC MOB

UK EMBASSY ATTACKED BY ISLAMIC MOB

Sudanese police were called in to defend the embassy in the capital Khartoum after the nearby German embassy was also stormed. The embassies are located next to one another and an angry mob broke down the perimeter wall and started a fire, burned a...

 
MATTY FRYATT IN SEASON KO FEAR

MATTY FRYATT IN SEASON KO FEAR

Hull boss Steve Bruce fears he may lose ace striker Matty Fryatt for the rest of the season. Fryatt, a £1.2m capture from Leicester, top scored with 19 goals for the Tigers last term. But the 26-year-old has been sidelined for a month with an Achilles...

Daily Star, 01:57 in Sport
 


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