News archive from 15 October 2012, page 10

Police sweep into drug shantytown

Around 2,000 Brazilian police officers met no major resistance when carrying out the planned occupation of a complex of shantytowns long held by Rio de Janeiro's largest drug-dealing faction. In the Jacarezinho slum, six shots were fired once police...

 

Italy still corrupt, minister says

Italy is as corrupt now as when scandals toppled the political establishment two decades ago, justice minister Paola Severino said yesterday. She is trying to pressure the very parties being targeted by investigators into backing her anti-corruption...

 

Miners arrested at police station sit–in

South African police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to break up a sit-in by protesters at a police station over the weekend, and arrested more than 70 miners from a nearby Gold Fields mine, police said. As many as 600 miners from Gold Fields...

 

Ghana holds Chinese over ‘illegal mining’

Ghana has detained more than 90 Chinese citizens on suspicion of illegal gold mining and one has died, China's foreign ministry has said. It said it has expressed serious concern to Ghana over the death and detentions. It said it understands Ghana...

 

US navy cruiser and nuclear sub collide

A US NAVY Aegis cruiser collided with a nuclear-powered submarine during exercises off the US east cost on Saturday, collapsing the cruiser's sonar dome , but causing no injuries. The navy declined to say where exactly the incident occurred.

 
Surge in ‘calls for help’ amid Savile scandal

Surge in ‘calls for help’ amid Savile scandal

A COUNSELLING service that helps survivors of childhood abuse has revealed a rise in calls in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Trauma Counselling Line Scotland said the multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children by Savile are bringing back...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Health
 

Rachel Hunter tells of health woes

Model Rachel Hunter has told for the first time how she faced a lengthy battle with health problems following the break-up of her relationship with her fiance. Now back to health, the 43-year-old told Hello! magazine she suffered a potentially...

 

Rachel Hunter tells of health woes

Model Rachel Hunter has told for the first time how she faced a lengthy battle with health problems following the break-up of her relationship with her fiance. Now back to health, the 43-year-old told Hello! magazine she suffered a potentially...

 
Brian Ferguson: Creative differences cause for real concern

Brian Ferguson: Creative differences cause for real concern

I know I wasn't the only one tripping off down memory lane last week as the artistic rebellion against Creative Scotland went up by more than a few notches. If the quango thought it had taken the sting out of months of discontent by pledging to take...

 
Leaders: Historic agreement in place, we can now move forward

Leaders: Historic agreement in place, we can now move forward

Today Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond will sign a historic deal in Edinburgh. The agreement, reached after months of negotiation, is of profound significance for the future of Scotland and the UK constitution. It will...

Scotsman, 00:30 in Politics
 
Brian Monteith: An EU vote should concentrate Scottish minds

Brian Monteith: An EU vote should concentrate Scottish minds

If Scots want to stay in Europe, voting for independence may be the only way to do it if the UK opts out, writes Brian Monteith Today, and no doubt for the rest of the week, the news will be dominated by the confirmation that there will be a...

Scotsman, 00:30 in Politics
 
Jane Devine: Politicians’ style has overtaken substance

Jane Devine: Politicians’ style has overtaken substance

Otto Kirchheimer was a German political scientist who wrote about the state and constitutional issues. He is best known for his thesis on the emergence of the catch-all party in Western European politics. His belief was that, in their hunger for votes...

Scotsman, 00:30 in Politics
 
Afghan peace negotiator sees progress in talks with Taliban

Afghan peace negotiator sees progress in talks with Taliban

Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, who was wounded in a Taliban attack a year ago, suggested there was behind-the-scenes activity to start a peace process in Afghanistan. "When politicians are on the stage, they will be always saying something different...

 

Rachel Hunter tells of health woes

Model Rachel Hunter has told for the first time how she faced a lengthy battle with health problems following the break-up of her relationship with her fiance. Now back to health, the 43-year-old told Hello! magazine she suffered a potentially...

 

'My nan called, she wants her curtain's back': Tulisa Contostavlos fails to impress in Pucci dress as...

There might be stiff competition on stage between contestants, but the battle in the style stakes between the female judges is just as fierce. And tonight Tulisa Contostavlos found herself falling out of fashion favour with viewers thanks to her...

 


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