Entries by Michael Rundle from 03/2012

Syria: Fallen City Of Homs Waits For Aid As Cameron Predicts 'Day Of Reckoning'

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

The grim discovery of a man who had been shot in the head with his hands tied behind his back near the Syrian capital Damascus led to a funeral protes...

Iran Elections: Rival Conservative Factions Battle For Power As Opposition Supressed

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Iran is holding its first elections since 2009. even as the leaders of its main opposition group remain under house arrest. The poll to select 290 ...

Casey-Lyanne Kearney Murder: Friends In Tears At Teenager's Funeral

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Dozens of school friends of a murdered teenager left her packed funeral service in tears today. Casey-Lyanne Kearney, 13, was stabbed in Elmfield P...

Syria: France To Close Embassy, Red Cross Delivers Aid To Homs

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

France will close its embassy in Damascus after three weeks of bloody shelling by government forces saw rebel fighters forced to withdraw from the cit...

Hacking Leads To Bold Media Watchdog Proposals... In Australia

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A wide-ranging review after revelations of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's news empire has resulted in bold proposals for a government-funded journa...

Syria: Red Cross 'Turned Back' From Baba Amr

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

The Syrian army has stopped the Red Cross from entering the Baba Amr region of the Syrian city of Homs to distribute aid. ICRC President Jakob Kell...

Syria: 12 Killed In Mortar Attack During Day Of Widespread Protest

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A government mortar attack in the Syrian town of Rastan has killed 12 people, including five children, AFP has reported. Extremely graphic and dist...

Russia Election: Vladimir Putin Wins Presidential Poll Amid Allegations Of Fraud

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Vladimir Putin has won a third term as president, officials declared, after an election marred by allegations of widespread voter fraud. Opposition...

Human Rights Group Calls For Better Protection Of Terrorism Suspects And Illegal Immigrants

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

The human rights of suspected terrorists, illegal immigrants and gypsies should all be given better protection in the UK, a report said today. The ...

'Disturbing' Scissor Burglar Broke Into Home And Watched Porn

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

A burglar who broke into a sleeping couple's home, watched porn and then made his way to their bedroom armed with scissors has been described by detec...

'Britain's Largest Fox' Killed (Pictures)

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

A farmer claims to have killed the largest fox ever seen in Britain. Alan Hepworth from Aberdeenshire said he shot the 38lb 10oz fox near his home....

Leveson Inquiry: Sir Paul Stephenson, Ex-Met Chief, Says Senior Met Officers Leaked Stories

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Senior Scotland Yard police officers leaked stories to the media, former commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has told the Leveson media inquiry. He s...

Contaminated Drugs: Three Arrests After Five Fall Ill At North Tees General Hospital

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Five people needed hospital treatment after taking what they thought was the class B drug mephedrone, a police spokeswoman has said. Doctors at the...

Syria: Thousands Flee To Lebanon As UN Officials Confirm Kofi Annan Visit

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

More than a thousand Syrians have fled to Lebanon after weeks of attacks on the town of Homs and other areas. The Associated Press said that as man...

Syria: Atrocities Reported In Ruins Of Baba Amr As Red Cross Wait For Access

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Aid agencies are still unable to distribute vital medical supplies in the Baba Amr area of Homs, Syria, amid accusations of executions and torture tak...

Juan Jose Padilla, Matador Gored Through Face, Makes Comeback (Pictures)

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

A matador who was gored through the face in a horrific bullfighting injury has made his comeback after less than six months. Juan Jose Padilla, 38,...

Russia Protests: Dozens Of Arrests As Opposition Dispute Putin's Presidential Victory

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Police have made dozens of arrests in Moscow as crowds gathered to protest Vladimir Putin's landslide victory in the country's presidential elections....

Nissan To Create 2,000 UK Jobs In Sunderland With New Model Announcement

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Japanese car giant Nissan will deliver a huge boost to the economy by announcing plans to build a new model at its UK factory under a £125m investmen...

Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller 'Would Accept' British Apology For Slavery

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Jamaica's prime minister has said she would accept a British apology over the evils of slavery ahead of Prince Harry's visit to the Caribbean island. ...

Prince Harry To Meet Usain Bolt In Jamaica On Diamond Jubilee Visit

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Prince Harry will get a masterclass in sprinting from the world's fastest man Usain Bolt today when he joins the athlete for a coaching session. Th...

Fear Of Doctors Leads To Thousands Of 'Avoidable' Cancer Deaths

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Nearly 40% of people who fear they might have cancer delay visiting a doctor because they are worried about what they will find, according to new rese...

Eurostar Hit By Delays During Paris Fashion Week

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of passengers face travel chaos after Eurostar cancelled services following an overhead power cable fault in France during Paris Fashion Wee...

'Handshake Ban' For Olympic Athletes To Avoid Illnesses Ahead Of Games

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Sport

British athletes are being told not to shake hands in case they catch a bug which wrecks their Olympic dreams. A mild bug which can knock athletes ...

Anthony Grainger Shooting: No Gun Found In Car Of Man Killed By Police

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

No gun has been found in the car which was carrying a man who was shot dead by police. Anthony Paul Grainger, from Bolton, died of a single gunshot...

Smoking To Cost UK '100m Years Of Life' In A Generation

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

One hundred million years of life will be lost in the UK unless people who are currently smoking quit, experts are warning. The Royal College of Ph...