Entries by Chris York from 04/2013

South Korea Vows 'Strong Response' To North Korea's 'Declaration' Of War

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

South Korea's military will "respond powerfully" to attack or provocation from it's neighbour in the North, the country's president said on Monday. ...

Angela Merkel Pictured In Swimming Costume In Naples, Italy, Amid Cyprus Crisis (CAPTION COMP)

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: April Fool Or Does Snap Show German Chancellor Angela Merkel Aged 18 At Nudist Beach? With a eurozone in crisis, Cyprus on the brink and ...

Easter Celebrations Around The World From The Pope To The New York Parade (PICTURES)

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

Easter has been celebrated around the world this weekend with some colourful (and some rather bizarre) rituals. New York's annual Easter Parade on ...

Pattycake, First Gorilla Born In New York, Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 40

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

Pattycake, the first ever gorilla born in New York, has died of a heart attack aged 40, reports the Daily Mail. The long-term resident of the Bronx...

'Too Expensive' Speed Cameras Switched Off In Parts Of UK

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

Speed cameras have been switched off in part of the UK because they are too costly to run. The last of the West Midlands' 304 fixed cameras ceased ...

UK Weather: Freezing Temperatures To Continue After Coldest Easter Ever (PICTURES)

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

There is no immediate respite from the freezing weather after the UK experienced its coldest Easter on record. Braemar, a village in the Scottish H...

Ed Miliband Says It's 'Possible' He Could Become Prime Minister

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said it is "possible" he could become prime minister despite people being sceptical of his chances. In an interview with Labour Lis...

Incredible Photo Of Cloud Covered Abu Dhabi From Trust Tower

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

This stunning and slightly vertigo inducing photo shows a cloud covered Abu Dhabi from the tip of its tallest building. Photographer Beno Saradzic ...

Tony Hall, New BBC Director General, Says Jimmy Savile Lessons Have Been Learned

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

The lessons from the Jimmy Savile affair are being learnt by the BBC, the new director general said today. Tony Hall said all of the recommendation...

Mick Philpott's Former Girlfriend, Kim Hill, Tells Of Time He Stabbed Her 27 Times

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

The former girlfriend of killer Mick Philpott has told how he served just over three years in prison for stabbing her 27 times and said "this time the...

One World Trade Centre Observation Deck Previews Spectacular Views Of Manhattan (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Officials at One World Trade Centre at the Ground Zero site in New York have been showing off the incredible view from its observation deck 1,250 feet...

Mick Philpott Neighbour, Daniel Stevenson, Tells Of Failed Rescue Attempt In Derby House Fire (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

A neighbour of Mick Philpott has told of how he awoke in the middle of the night to try and rescue six children trapped in the blazing house. Danie...

Iain Banks Dying Of Cancer And Not Expected To Live Beyond A Year

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Scottish author Iain Banks has announced he is dying of cancer and it is "extremely unlikely" he will live beyond a year. In an emotional statement...

Iain Banks Cancer: Author's Best Quotes

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Iain Banks announced on Wednesday that he is dying of cancer and will unlikely live beyond another year. Already there has been an outpouring of su...

Chinese Kids Have To Climb Sheer Cliff To Get To School (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Next time you're on the school run and you're cursing traffic, screaming at your offspring or bemoaning the lack of a parking space, spare a thought f...

Saudi Arabia Man, Ali al-Khawahir, Faces Being Paralysed In 'Eye-For-An-Eye' Punishment

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

A Saudi Arabian man faces being deliberately paralysed in an "eye-for-an-eye" punishment for stabbing his friend in the back 10 years ago. Ali al-K...

World's Fastest Electric Car: Detroit Electric SP:01 Ousts Tesla Roadster

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Tech

The performance gap between electric and traditionally powered vehicles has narrowed again with the introduction of the SP:01, the world's latest fast...

Earth From Space 1960: 53 Years Since First Picture Taken By Nasa's TIROS-1 Satellite

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Tech

Whilst it may not be as visually spectacular as the legendary 'Earth Rise' picture, this month marks the 53rd anniversary of a photo with much more si...

Earth-Like Planets Could Number 100 Billion Say Astronomers

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers experimenting with new methods of searching space say they expect to find 100 billion Earth-like planets. That's 100,000,000,000. Th...

Bill Gates And Paul Allen Recreate Classic Photo From Early Microsoft And IBM Days

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Tech

Thirty-two years ago Bill Gates and Paul Allen celebrated licensing MS-DOS to IBM by posing for a photograph surrounded by what was then the very late...

Kate Middleton Pregnant: Duchess And William, Duke Of Cambridge Visit Glasgow (PICTURES)

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Glasgow wearing a tartan coat to tour one of the venues for events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Accompanied ...

UK Weather: April Temperatures To Rise Slightly But Then It's Going To Rain

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

April is the cruellest month, TS Eliot once wrote in his poem, The Waste Land. As far as the weather is concerned, it certainly feels like it at th...

India Building Collapse Kills At Least 35 People In Thane Near Mumbai (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

An illegally built housing block in India collapsed on Thursday killing at least 35 people including 11 children. The building in Thane, near the c...

Apple iRing: Could This Wearable Remote Control Accompany The 'iTV'?

Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech

The latest rumour in the seemingly never-ending saga that is Apple's much anticipated "iTV" is a wearable remote control dubbed the "iRing". The st...

Facebook Home Raises Privacy Fears Over Social Network's Data Mining

Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook Home has not even been released - but it is already attracting concern over privacy fears. Mark Zuckerberg showcased the "Facebook phone" ...