Entries by Sara C Nelson from 01/2012

Duke Of Edinburgh Joins Royals For New Year's Day Church Service After Heart Scare

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

The Duke of Edinburgh appeared in good health as he joined the rest of the Royal Family for the New Year's Day service at Sandringham. While the Qu...

Orangutans To Be Given iPads For Video Chats And To Create Art

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Keepers at a Milwaukee zoo have launched an 'Apps for Apes' project which could see Orangutans being given iPads to video-chat with primates in other ...

MIT Student Creates 'Almost Self-Balancing' Electric Unicycle (VIDEO)

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created an 'almost self-balancing' electric unicycle which he uses to zip around the MIT ca...

New Year Fireworks Accidentally Set Fire To Melbourne Landmark (VIDEO)

Posted 01.01.2012 | Huffington Post

2012 got off to a dramatic start in Melbourne -- when a misfiring celebratory firework is thought to have set fire to a landmark and arts centre. M...

London Ushers In 2012 With New Year's Day Parade

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the capital today to watch the New Year's Day Parade celebrating the start of the Olympic year. ...

John King Dead: Soldier, 19, Killed In Afghanistan Is Named

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan was named today as Private John King, 19. The serviceman, from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment...

Coronation Street Actor Michael Le Vell Cleared Of Child Sex Allegations

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has been cleared of child sex allegations. The actor, who has played mechanic Kevin Webster in the soap for...

British Backpacker Held Over Murder Of Czech Woman In Costa Rica

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A British national has been arrested by police in Costa Rica in connection with the murder of a young Czech woman, according to reports. The man, n...

Anuj Bidve Dead: Man, 20, Charged With Murder Of Indian Student On Boxing Day

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Indian student Anuj Bidve, who was shot dead on Boxing Day. Mr Bidve, 23, was shot at close r...

Murder Probe After Sheffield New Year's Eve Party Death

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A man has died following a disturbance at a New Year party attended by more than 400 people. South Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation...

Dead Blackbirds Fall From The Sky On New Year's Eve In Arkansas Town

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Residents of Beebe, Arkansas were left mystified today after thousands of dead blackbirds dropped from the sky during New Year’s Eve celebrations. ...

David Cameron's New Year Message: Olympics And Diamond Jubilee Will Get Britain Back On Track

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has pledged to use the "global drama" of the Olympics and Queen's Diamond Jubilee to help get Britain back on track. In his New Year ...

Rupert Murdoch Joins Twitter - But Is Wendi Deng In On The Act Too?

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has joined Twitter. The 80-year-old News Corp. CEO’s account emerged in the final hours of 2011 and includes musings ...

Vinnie Jones In British Heart Foundation Campaign: 'No Kissing Just Hard CPR' (In Time To Stayin' Alive)

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Members of the public are being urged not to give the kiss of life during CPR but to concentrate instead on chest compressions. People should skip ...

It's Not You It's Me: Twitter Rings In New Year With Most Popular Breakup Texts

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you've delivered them yourself or been on the receiving end, we're all familiar with the stomach-wrenching breakup text. It's a cold way t...

Makoto Hirata: Aum Shinrikyo Most Wanted Cult Member Turned Away By Japanese Police

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

A criminal suspect who allegedly belonged to a cult that carried out the 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack was turned away by police when he tried to give h...

Makayla McEvoy Kangaroo Attack: Girl, Seven, Feared She Would Be Killed

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

A seven-year-old girl who was attacked by a kangaroo in Australia has told how she thought the animal was going to kill her. Makayla McEvoy suffer...

Atomic Betty, Australia's Biggest Snake, Weighs In At 137kg (Video)

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Australia's biggest snake - Atomic Betty - has tipped the scales at 137kg at her annual weigh in today. The reticulated python, who measures 6.5me...

Hitler, The Mitfords And Rationing: Twitter Account Livetweets The Second World War 72 Years On

Posted 01.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Is your Second World War history sketchy? Or did you not pay attention in class? Help is at hand thanks for a Twitter account that is livetweeting the...

London 2012 Olympics 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

The offside rule is explained on a new 50p coin which is part of a Royal Mint collection showcasing the 2012 Olympics. Designed by London journali...

'UFO' Lights Spotted In Scottish Snowstorm (Video)

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

A video featuring two glowing lights zipping across a foggy Scottish sky is promising to have UFO sighting groups into a lather. The footage was r...

World's First Hybrid Shark Linked To Climate Change

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

The world’s first hybrid shark – a cross between two different species of black tip – has been found off the coast of Australia. Scientists ...

PayPal 'Forced Online Buyer To Destroy Antique Violin Amid Counterfeit Claims'

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

An online seller endured a “heartbreaking” experience after claiming PayPal made a buyer destroy her $2,500 violin because it was deemed “counte...

So Solid Crew Members List Bloats to Hundreds Thanks To Wikipedia Vandalism

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

An hilarious spoof list of members of urban music collective So Solid Crew is causing mirth on Twitter. The list, which was hastily taken down, fea...

Hosni Mubarak: Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Ousted Egyptian Leader

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for former president Hosni Mubarak. They are calling for the same for additional defendants,...