March 2010

Labour Party shores up vote among low-income families

Jon LandLabour has strengthened support among its traditional voter base of low-income families and blue-collar workers over the last month, according to a survey released this week.The poll suggests that low earners - who make up 14 million of the elector ...

Police should 'respect press card', urge campaigners

Britain's trade union for journalists has welcomed a call by the Metropolitan Police Authority’s civil liberties panel for London’s police to work better with the media. The MPA report into the controversial policing of last April’s G20 demonstrations – wh ...

Depression, psychosis and 'earthquake shock' torment Haiti survivors

Deborah Sontag Port-au-Prince, HaitiInside this city’s earthquake-cracked psychiatric hospital, a schizophrenic man lay naked on a concrete floor, caked in dust. Other patients, padlocked in tiny concrete cells, clutched the bars and howled for attention.F ...

Eyewitness claims Jackson doctor hid deadly propofol drug

The man who called the 911 emergency service at Michael Jackson's house the day he died told police the stars physician Dr Conrad Murray hid bottles of propofol from family members and authorities. The very potent drug, also known as diprivan, is administe ...

Argentina agrees chemical castration for rapists

Officials in Argentina's Mendoza province have authorised chemical castration for rapists after a significant increase in sexual assaults last year.Mendoza authorities convened a scientific legal committee and authorised the voluntary chemical castration b ...

World's highest paid footballer in tribute to Tanzania

David ShooTanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete has been awarded with the jersey from Real Madrid football player Cristiano Ronaldo. The symbolic donation made on behalf of Real Madrid’s President, Florentino Perez was in recognition of the Tanzania's effort ...

It's the right time to heal ailing NHS

Ylenia LemosWhile Americans get used to the idea of a reformed health care system championed by President Barack Obama, in the UK our National Health Service is also in need of an extreme makeover. Key discussion in the UK about the state of the health ser ...

Scorsese's Shutter Island fails to impress

David ShooDespite already securing his place in cinema history with a career spanning over four decades across several genres, it’s fair to say that film director Martin Scorsese is yet to make an Oscar-worthy suspense thriller. Whilst his remake of the 1 ...

Pride of India's wildlife faces extinction

 Pride of India's wildlife faces extinctionAyesha SitaraProject Tiger was launched with much fanfare by the government of India in 1973 with one of the objectives being to reduce the dependency of local communities on tiger reserve resources and conse ...
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Come on commuters, let's have a smile

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIDm93TMNPcIt takes a lot to get people to smile on London transport. So, a brave busker had his work cut out trying to raise a grin - and some coins - on the tube. Reporter Indu Chandrasekhar, assisted by Morade Azzouz ...

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