News archive from 29 August 2012, page 9

Paralympic torch on way to London

The Paralympic torch is wending it way to London on the eve of the start of what many believe will be a hugely successful Games. With the UK's first full Paralympics on course to be a sell out, hopes are high that it can match the brilliance of the...

 

Loud music ‘has same effect as multiple sclerosis’ on nerves in causing deafness

Loud music played on earphones causes deafness by having a similar effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists have learned. Research shows that noise levels above 110 decibels strip insulation from nerves carrying signals from the ear to...

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Images of Scotland: Inveresk

Images of Scotland: Inveresk

Callum Herd was delighted to discover the calls coming from what he thought were tree creepers in his Inveresk garden were actually being produced by this nuthatch and its comrades View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your...

 
University of Edinburgh to honour creator of The Illusionist

University of Edinburgh to honour creator of The Illusionist

The award-winning film-maker Sylvain Chomet who lovingly put Scotland and Edinburgh on screen in the animated hit The Illusionist after a five-year sojourn in the city, is set to receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh in...

 
Curiosity sends back first detailed images of Mars

Curiosity sends back first detailed images of Mars

NASA has released the first high resolution images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity, which reveal in stunning the detail the area where scientists plan to focus their research on. In the images, which have been enhanced to show the Martian scene...

 
Analysis: Iran revels in US discomfort as it hosts major international conference

Analysis: Iran revels in US discomfort as it hosts major international conference

FOR a jubilant Iran, it is proof positive that a hostile United States and bellicose Israel have failed to isolate or intimidate the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme. Iran says 36 heads of state and government will be in Tehran tomorrow for...

 
Afghanistan: Village slaughter rocks even the Taleban leadership

Afghanistan: Village slaughter rocks even the Taleban leadership

IT WAS meant to be another night of music and dance, a brief distraction from life in the searing heat and dust of Afghanistan's conservative rural south for a small group of boys and girls in Helmand province's Roshan Abad village. Instead, it ended...

 
Canada: Provincial victory set to resurrect Quebec independence movement

Canada: Provincial victory set to resurrect Quebec independence movement

Less than two decades ago, in perhaps the most traumatic

 

Republicans nominate Mitt Romney

Aug 28 2012 Republicans have nominated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama. In a roll call of states, New Jersey put Mr...

 

G4S to provide Paralympics security

G4S will provide the majority of security for Paralympic venues as the number of troops and police officers on duty is scaled back, organisers have confirmed. Locog chief executive Paul Deighton said the private firm, which is facing a loss of £50...

 

Paralympic torch on way to London

Aug 28 2012 The Paralympic torch is wending it way to London on the eve of the start of what many believe will be a hugely successful Games. With the UK's first full Paralympics on course to be a sell out, hopes are high that it can match the...

 

Paralympic torch on way to London

The Paralympic torch is wending it way to London on the eve of the start of what many believe will be a hugely successful Games. With the UK's first full Paralympics on course to be a sell out, hopes are high that it can match the brilliance of the...

 
Israel: America crush death activist Rachel Corrie ‘had only herself to blame’ rules judge

Israel: America crush death activist Rachel Corrie ‘had only herself to blame’ rules judge

A JUDGE in Israel yesterday rejected a civil suit brought by the parents of an American pro-Palestinian activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Judge Oded Gershon cleared the Israeli army of any responsibility in the...

 
While Russians struggle to survive, Vladimir Putin glories in trappings of luxury

While Russians struggle to survive, Vladimir Putin glories in trappings of luxury

VLADIMIR Putin once compared ruling Russia to being a "galley slave", but four yachts that come with the job, not to mention palaces, aircraft and a wealth of luxury perks help explain his refusal to quit the presidency. Listing 58 planes...

 

Germany: ‘I did it for my daughter’ - Father ‘blows up boyfriend’

Police in the German city of Cologne have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of blowing up his 14-year-old daughter's boyfriend. Prosecutors said yesterday that the suspect appeared to have forced his way into the victim’s apartment late on...

 


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