April 2010

Prime minister was right to call Gillian Duffy 'a bigot'

Marc WadsworthAmbushed British prime minister Gordon Brown will use tonight's final televised leaders debate to apologise again for calling an elderly Labour supporter a bigot. But he should not be saying sorry.Brown made the unguarded remark, which his ri ...

Detectives seize man trying to sell famous designer's tiger

 British police have arrested a 47-year-old man for trying to illegally sell a stuffed Bengal tiger that the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen used in a photo shoot.McQueen used the beast, which is an endangered species, last October to promote ...

Icelandic volcano is cash-strapped country's secret weapon

 Iceland's volcano asks the world: 'Ash or cash?'Agnes ValdimarsdottirIt’s been a while since Iceland was famous for something. In the mid-nineties, we had Magnus Ver Magnusson holding the title of the World’s Strongest Man. In the late-nineties we ha ...

...And the bizarre conspiracy theories about its eruption

Attila Albert and Josef NvaryA furious eruption in Iceland has caused havoc across Europe. But is the ash cloud more than simply a natural occurrence?At first, it was just the strange grimacing face made by the volcano, as seen in the aerial photo. This wa ...

Plane weird: Four months spent living at Berlin's airports

 Plane weird: She's spent three months living at Berlin's airportsGerman authorities are baffled by a woman who has been living in two Berlin airports for three months in a bizarre real life version of hit film 'The Terminal'.They now fear that the sm ...

'Standards must be safeguarded in new age of journalism'

 Would the real journalist please stand up?“Journalism as a belief system is over” and journalists have to swallow the changed reality of their profession while protecting its principles, admits ex senior editor of The Times George Brock in a speech d ...

Extra protection for troubled Tiger Woods

The golfers aren't the only people looking to knock Tiger Woods off his game at the upcoming Quail Hollow Championship.Officials are beefing up security to make sure that hecklers stay away from one of the world's most famous athletes. Woods has recently b ...

Soldier refusing to fight in Afghanistan 'tormented' in prison

Chris NinehamJoe Glenton, the British soldier (left), who refused to return to fight in Afghanistan in a war he believed to be unjustified and unwinnable, is receiving cruel treatment at the hands of military prison staff.This follows his court martial and ...

Is this the next generation Apple iphone?

Technology bloggers were riveted over the weekend as photos of what may be a yet unannounced next generation iPhone began circulating on the internet, writes Nick Bilton. Pictures of the device first appeared on the technology blog Engadget. And now ...

Volcano flight chaos leaves stranded passengers broke

Kristen Gellineau - Sydney, AustraliaA dangerous cloud of ash from a volcano erupting in Iceland has grounded flights in and out of Europe for days, leaving thousands of people stranded - and increasingly strapped for cash.Stuck passengers have had to shel ...

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