News archive from 28 March 2013, page 170

Oscar Pistorius could compete in Moscow

Oscar Pistorius could compete in Moscow

Oscar Pistorius could compete in August's World Athletics Championships, despite facing trial for the murder of his girlfriend. The 26-year-old is allowed to travel abroad to compete after a judge agreed to change his bail conditions. The decision...

 
South Sudan says 150 killed in battle with rebels

South Sudan says 150 killed in battle with rebels

Since winning independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has been struggling to impose its authority across vast swathes of territory bristling with weapons after decades of civil war with Khartoum. Yau Yau mounted a rebellion last year, with...

 
Qatari investment fund pays £400m for Park Lane hotel

Qatari investment fund pays £400m for Park Lane hotel

Constellation Hotels' acquisition of the InterContinental on Park Lane is the latest in a string of high-profile London property deals by the Qataris. Photograph: 1exposure/Alamy/ The gas and oil wealth of Qatar has been used to snap up another UK...

 

Benefits reform trial defended

Benefit chiefs have rejected fresh claims that a flagship welfare reform is "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full trial of the new Universal Credit will start at just one Jobcentre. The Department for Work and Pensions said...

 

Benefits reform trial defended

Benefit chiefs have rejected fresh claims that a flagship welfare reform is "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full trial of the new Universal Credit will start at just one Jobcentre. The Department for Work and Pensions said...

 
Northampton is “stuck in broadband slow lane”, study finds

Northampton is “stuck in broadband slow lane”, study finds

Northampton is "stuck in the slow lane" as Britain faces a broadband "postcode lottery" with dramatic variations in speed within towns and cities. Despite the increasing availability of 4G, a new study suggests swathes of consumers...

 

Benefits reform trial defended

Benefit chiefs have rejected fresh claims that a flagship welfare reform is "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full trial of the new Universal Credit will start at just one Jobcentre. The Department for Work and Pensions said...

 

Benefits reform trial defended

Benefit chiefs have rejected fresh claims that a flagship welfare reform is "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full trial of the new Universal Credit will start at just one Jobcentre. The Department for Work and Pensions said...

 
North Korea rocket units on standby to attack US bases

North Korea rocket units on standby to attack US bases

The US has flown two B-2 Spirit bombers on practice runs over South Korea, responding to a series of North Korean threats. Photograph: Reuters North Korea put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack US military bases in South Korea and the...

 


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