News archive from 19 November 2012, page 11

EXCLUSIVE: Peerless Pirlo! Juventus maestro opens up as he eyes another scalp

EXCLUSIVE: Peerless Pirlo! Juventus maestro opens up as he eyes another scalp

Andrea Pirlo breaks into a wry smile as the interpreter translates a question he must have known was coming. So how close was he to joining his old manager Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea three years ago, before AC Milan declared that the man now regarded...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

11 die as blaze sweeps slum 
in Bangladesh

Fire raced through a massive slum on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital this weekend, killing at least 11 people and injuring scores. Fire department official Ataur Rahman said the fire broke out at 3am yesterday at the Bou Bazar slum near Dhaka’s...

 
UK breeding bird population shrinks by more than 44 million since 1966

UK breeding bird population shrinks by more than 44 million since 1966

State of the UK's Birds 2012 report says the house sparrow population is now around 10 million – 20 million fewer than in 1966. Photograph: Ray Kennedy/RSPB The UK has lost more than 44 million breeding birds in less than half a century, including an...

 

Wrong–way driver 
in fatal collision

German police said a car driving in the wrong direction on a foggy road caused a pile-up that left six people dead. Police said the car entered the wrong side of the motorway near Offenburg, south-west Germany, and collided with a van. Five people in...

 

Call for 20mph speed limit in built-up areas

Road safety charities are calling on the government to make a 20mph speed limit the norm in built-up areas, and asking motorists to pledge to slow down around shops and schools. Campaigners say the change would curb casualties and encourage walking...

 

Woodward: Lancaster needs to toughen England up rather than worrying about World Cup seedings

Sir Clive Woodward has told England rugby head coach Stuart Lancaster to stop worrying about the World Cup and to start toughening up his players instead. Lancaster's team have been widely criticised after losing 20-14 to Australia on Saturday and...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
Virgin Atlantic to start flights between Heathrow and Scotland

Virgin Atlantic to start flights between Heathrow and Scotland

Virgin Atlantic is moving into short-haul flying in the UK for the first time with flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen joining the Manchester service already announced. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Virgin Atlantic will be operating domestic flights...

 

Veteran police officer shot dead

Police in Jamaica have launched a manhunt for gunmen who fatally shot a veteran officer. Robert Sortie, 50, was found dead in his car alongside a busy Kingston road on Saturday with several bullet wounds to his head. He was not on duty when he was...

 
Ivory Coast military accused of torture during 'reprisal' crackdown

Ivory Coast military accused of torture during 'reprisal' crackdown

Ivory Coast's former president, Laurent Gbagbo, appears before the international criminal court. The Ivorian military is accused of arbitary arrests of his supporters. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images Ivory Coast's military has carried out...

 

Christian vigilante killing sparks riots

A CHRISTIAN vigilante group killed a Muslim who insisted on going through their illegal checkpoint, triggering riots that have left at least four people dead in Nigeria, a local official said yesterday. Rioters burned down houses and shops in the...

 

Poll lead for Japan’s Liberal Democrats

Japan's opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) maintained its lead over the ruling party, a public opinion poll showed yesterday. Of those surveyed, 26 per cent said they would vote for the LDP in a lower house election scheduled for 16 December...

 

Activists charged over fatal rioting

Jordan's military prosecutor has charged 89 activists with inciting violent revolt, after protests over price rises swept through the kingdom last week. A total of 158 men in their 20s and 30s were arrested during riots that began last Tuesday and...

 

Police object to 5am parties bid

POLICE are objecting to plans for two late-night parties at a Sheffield pub - because the organiser has not provided enough detail about security measures. Craig Webster, of The Royal Standard, St Mary’s Road, near Bramall Lane, has asked for...

 

Scientists seek cure to disease

SHEFFIELD University scientists are investigating a substance responsible for kidney failure to discover how it can be targeted and blocked before serious problems occur. The research could pave the way for new drugs capable of halting the progression...

 
Brian Ferguson: Private visions boost capital’s culture cred

Brian Ferguson: Private visions boost capital’s culture cred

THERE are definitely worse ways to spend a bitingly cold Monday afternoon. Gathered around a wood-burner nursing a 40-year-old malt, which had lain undisturbed on the Hebridean whisky capital of Islay was an instant contender for the year's magic...

 


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