October 2008

Student Obama helped stranded stranger 20 years ago

Norwegian newspaper VG has reported a heart-warming story about a newly-wed trying to get home to a Scandinavian country to be with her husband, and the stranger who helped pay an unexpected luggage surcharge. The blog Leisha's Random Thoughts has tran ...

Suspended: Jonathan Ross exposed as rude, lewd and crude

Disgraced Tv presenter Jonathan Ross has a long history of subjecting his guests to crude and offensive comments. Now the BBC has suspended the star British broadcaster from working for them for three months without pay (he has a multi-million pounds contr ...

Jailed African blogger on hunger strike

Nigerian blogger, Jonathan Elendu was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service and questioned for "sponsoring a guerilla news agency". The SSS is notorious for clamping down on dissenters.   Elendu was detained after his arrival from ...

Mental health sufferers 'hard hit by new benefit rules'

Mary Babalola UK Government welfare reforms aimed at getting more people back to work could adversely affect people with mental health problems according to leading charities. From Monday, a new employment and support allowance (ESA) replaced incapacity be ...

Code of conduct to protect rights of internet users

Miguel Helft and John Markoff Internet giants, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organisations plan to introduce a global code of conduct today that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against ...

'Time for some US campaigning'

Popular American satirical website Jibjab features a comic Monty Pythoneque video about the US presidential election. It pokes fun at outgoing president George W. Bush, his vice-president Dick Cheney, Republican candidate John McCain, Barack Obama, of the ...

Sign of the times

Discarded house 'for sale' boards.

US and Russian military chiefs hold top secret summit

Commanders of the US and Russia armed forces met secretly in Finland on Tuesday. The summit was hushed up so much that even key Finnish foreign affairs ministers were not told in advance it was happening.Preparations for the talks in Vantaa, near Helsinki ...

EU caught spending millions to kill bulls for sport

Andrea BatatotaAnimal right campaigners have embarrassed the European Union by revealing that the economic alliance is using taxpayers' money to help fund blood thirsty bull fighting in one of its Mediterranean member countries. People for the Ethical ...

Children can be 'dumped' under new US state law

A mother has driven for 12 hours across the US to abandon her teenage son in the state of Nebraska, under a law allowing adults to leave children at state hospitals. The state's safe-haven law prevents prosecution for abandonment. But the head of Nebra ...

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