News archive from 26 February 2012, page 13

Connor cautious on Wolves future

FOOTBALL: New Wolves boss Terry Connor, nursing a sore throat, was on the honey and lemon on Saturday and the drink clearly had all the right ingredients as his side came back from two goals down to grab a vital point at St James' Park. Connor had...

 

Hughes takes blame for new boy Diakite's mad moment

FOOTBALL: Before kick-off QPR's new midfield general Samba Diakite looked everything the relegation threatened side needed - big, strong and muscular. Hacks in the press box debated what kind of diet he must be on to look so trim, but judging by the...

 

Baggies batter sorry Mackems

FOOTBALL: Martin O'Neill's honeymoon period came to an end on Saturday when Sunderland lost their second league game in a row after they were comprehensively beaten by West Bromwich Albion. Peter Odemwingie scored his ninth and 10th goals of the...

 

Isolate these hate-pedlars

It speaks volumes for the calibre of English Defence League members that Greater Manchester police felt moved to compliment most of those attending its Hyde demonstration at the weekend for being "well-behaved and compliant with police." The...

 
STOKE 2 SWANSEA 0: MATTHEW UPSON AND PETER CROUCH SEE OFF SWANS

STOKE 2 SWANSEA 0: MATTHEW UPSON AND PETER CROUCH SEE OFF SWANS

TWO first-half goals eased the pain of Stoke's mid-week Europa League exit as they completed a comfortable victory over Swansea at the Britannia Stadium. England internationals Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch both struck in the opening period as the...

Daily Star, 17:09 in Sport
 
London Irish 23 Northampton 30: Nutley's last gasp try settles pulsating encounter

London Irish 23 Northampton 30: Nutley's last gasp try settles pulsating encounter

Saints went over the line via wing Noah Cato, number eight Roger Watson, full-back Paul Diggin and Nutley's winner, with outstanding Stephen Myler adding 10 points with the boot. Irish desperately wanted to win after their coach Toby Booth demanded a...

Daily Mail, 17:28 in Sport
 

French bombs kill three in Afghanistan

French warplanes blitzed a village in Kapisa province today, killing three civilians including two children and wounding four. Provincial council representative Khwaja Ghulam Mohammad Zmarai said that Nato personnel had launched the raid on Tagab...

 

Thousands of Russians hold hands for free and fair elections

Thousands of people formed a 10-mile human chain encircling central Moscow today in the latest protest to press authorities to ensure that March 4 elections are free and fair. The Big White Ring protest appeared to have drawn about half of the 34,000...

 

Syrian constitution vote begins

Syrian citizens began voting on a new draft constitution today despite opposition calls for a boycott. The two main umbrella opposition groups, the Syrian National Council and the National Co-ordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria, called for...

 

Indian charities shut down

The Indian government shut down three charities on Friday that were allegedly using foreign funds to pay for protests against a Russian-built nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu. It cancelled the licenses of three aid groups which it accused of illegally...

 
March of the unions hits Tunisia

March of the unions hits Tunisia

Five thousand people marched through central Tunis on Saturday to demand the neoliberal Islamist government step down amid reports that ruling party activists have been vandalising union offices. Members of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT)...

 

Thousands join demo over rare earth refinery in Malaysia

Three thousand Malaysians rallied in Kuantan, Pahang state, today against a rare-earths refinery being built there by Australian transnational Lynas. Protesters including opposition MPs vowed to maintain pressure on the government to scrap the...

 

126,000 flee as fighting goes on in Mali

The United Nations warned at the weekend that fierce fighting between the Malian army and rebels in the Azawad region has forced 126,400 people to flee their homes since mid-January. The UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs said people were continuing...

 

Islamists take upper house in Egypt

Islamist parties have won most of the seats in the Egyptian parliament's upper house, election officials announced at the weekend. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) took 105 seats, the Salafist Al-Nur party won 45, the centrist...

 

World In Brief

News stories from around the world Mandela released from hospital SOUTH AFRICA: Former president Nelson Mandela was released from hospital today after minor diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of an abdominal complaint, a spokesman for the...

 


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