Entries by Michael Rundle from 09/2011

Nato Hits Sirte Targets And Britain Flies In Libyan Cash Ahead Of Key Paris Summit

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

Nato says it has hit key sites in Gaddafi's hometown as world leaders prepare to gather for a key summit in Paris to show support for the rebel-led in...

Patience And Humility Hold The Key To Libya's Future, Democratic Party Founder Says

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

If Libya is to make a successful transition from dictatorship under Muammar Gaddafi to a functioning, perhaps even prosperous, democracy, the thing th...

NTC Extends Deadline For Surrender Of Sirte By One Week

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

A deadline for pro-Gaddafi troops to surrender the town of Sirte to Libya's interim government has been extended by one week. Reuters quoted an unn...

Gaddafi Tells Libyan People That They 'Cannot Surrender' In New Message

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

Colonel Gaddafi has said that he "cannot surrender" and has called on his supporters to fight on "even if you do not hear my voice" in an audio messag...

Nasa Warned That Space Debris 'Is At A Tipping Point'

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Tech

Scientists in the US have warned Nasa that the amount of so-called space junk orbiting Earth is at tipping point....

Four-Year-Old Chinese Girl Caught On Camera Driving A Car (Video)

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Comedy

A four-year-old girl in China has been caught on camera driving a car down a busy road. The girl's father allowed her to drive the vehicle, and eve...

Nato Strikes Continue After Libya Summit, As Cameron Defends UK Role

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

Attacks on pro-Gaddafi towns by Nato have continued in Libya as world leaders gathered in Paris to show support for the interim National Transitional ...

Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The anticipated publication of a UN report on violence aboard a Gaza-bound protest flotilla last year has led to a further sourin...

Fears For Economy As Building Industry Slows

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Fears about the health of the UK's economy have been fanned after two key surveys revealed a worrying slowdown in the constructio...

Edinburgh City Centre Tram 'Back On Track' After Decision Overturned

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Edinburgh's trams saga has taken another twist after councillors overturned their shock decision to stop the line short of the ci...

Cameron Expresses Frustration Over Lack Of International Action On Syria

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- David Cameron has expressed his frustration at the lack of international action against Syria as he said the situation had "many ...

WikiLeaks Publishes Unredacted Cables

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

Former media partners condemn WikiLeaks' decision to make public documents identifying activists and whistleblowers...

Stocks Fall As US Employment Growth Figures Stagnate

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The worst US employment data for nearly a year has increased fears of a global recession and sparked another rout on stock market...

Union Leaders Prepare For 'Weekend Battle' On NHS Reforms

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Protests against the Government's controversial health reforms will be held across the country this weekend, with union leaders w...

Aisha Gaddafi's Private Photo Collection Reveals 'Africa's Claudia Schiffer' (Photos)

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

The fall of the Libyan regime has allowed many glimpses into the Gaddafi family lifestyle, revealing everything from their taste in gold mermaid furni...

News International To Sell 'Fortress Wapping' Headquarters

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK

News International is to sell its Wapping headquarters, the company has announced. The 15-acre site has been News International's home for 25 years...

US Lawsuit Against British Banks Leads To Europe-Wide Market Slump

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- European markets have slumped deep into the red after renewed fears over the continent's debt crisis rocked banks across the cont...

Raoul Moat Warned Ex-Girlfriend He Was 'Going To Go Crazy', Inquest Hears

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Gun maniac Raoul Moat warned his ex-girlfriend he was "going to go crazy" after she told him she wanted him out of her life, an i...

Riot Sentences Longer Than Average, Data Analysis Shows

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK

Sentences for theft and handling stolen goods cases connected to last month's riots were higher than average, it has emerged. The average sentence ...

UK Re-Establishes Diplomatic Mission In Libya

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that the UK has re-established a diplomatic mission in Libya. The team, which will be led by the Brit...

Government To Announce Filming In Law Courts

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Politics

The Ministry of Justice is to announce the end of the ban on cameras in law courts. Reports suggest David Cameron is preparing to announce the plan...

Clarke: 'Broken Penal System' Caused The Riots

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Politics
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The justice secretary, writing in the Guardian, says there is an urgent need to stop reoffending among a 'feral underclass'...

Villagers In Philippines Capture Giant One-Ton Crocodile

Posted 09.05.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Villagers in the Philippines have captured a one-ton crocodile they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park. Mayor ...

The UK's Private Space Race - And Why No One Knows We're Winning It

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK Tech

On the western outskirts of the quaint Surrey town of Guildford, bordered by fields, lies a green pond marking the entrance to a narrow side road and ...

Armed Gaddafi Loyalists Flee From Libya To Niger

Posted 09.06.2011 | UK
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A convoy of heavily armed Gaddafi supporters has crossed Libya's southern desert border into Niger....