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The News Matrix: Monday 11 April 2011
Medical students flock abroad
English medical students are flocking to universities in other EU countries to study. Figures reveal an increase in medicine and dentistry students applying for courses in countries such as Spain and Poland.
Anne Frank Nazi ‘became a spy’
The Gestapo officer who arrested the Holocaust victim Anne Frank was one of hundreds of Nazi henchmen whowere later recruited by West German intelligence, a book published today reveals. MORE
Deposed Mubarak in defiant TV speech
Ex-president Hosni Mubarak used his first television address since being toppled to rebuke the “untrue allegations” he claimed had been levelled against him by the pro-democracy movement. MORE
Dylan sees the times have been a ’changin’
Bob Dylan, 69, finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace when he gave a special concert in the former Saigon yesterday. MORE
Paper may have hacked 7,000 people
Up to 7,000 people may have had their phones hacked by the News of the World paper, a leading lawyer claimed yesterday, while another said the cost to News International could reach £40m. MORE
Call for tougher stand on stalkers
The Government needs to take a stronger stance on stalking and improve laws protecting victims, charities said today. They are calling for tougher regulation and a stalkers’ registers.
Sailor is charged with murder on sub
Royal Navy serviceman Ryan Donovan was last night charged with the murder of Lt-Cdr Ian Molyneux and the attempted murders of three crew on nuclear submarine HMS Astute. He is in court in Southampton today.
Full-face veil ban comes into force
France’s burka ban comes into force today, prohibiting women from wearing the full-face veil in public. Police arrested 61 people at an unauthorised demonstration against the ban in Paris on Saturday. MORE
Twitter evening classes all the rage
Academics and teachers are having to brush up on their hashtags as more students are signing up for social networking evening classes. Tuition firms and staff at evening colleges have reported many UK firms are sending employees to learn about the medium.
Stores offer satellite TV – with a handgun
A chain of electronic stores in Idaho and Montana is offering free guns to first-time subscribers of satellite TV services. The deal offers a $135 voucher at their local gun store. John Marshall, owner of a Radio Shack in Idaho, said: “There’s no problem with it here; this isn’t New York City.”
Enjoy the sunshine, tomorrow’s colder
If you are in the lucky part of the UK still enjoying unseasonably warm weather today – take advantage as the cold is due back tomorrow. Highs in the country today had been set to reach 20C. Seaside resorts did well over the weekend but their long-term commercial forecast is more gloomy. MORE
Travellers shocked by snakes on a bus
Argentine police acting on a tip-off discovered 500 snakes and lizards, 186 endangered tortoises and a lone armadillo packed into the luggage compartment of bus bound for Buenos Aires, according to local officials. The cargo is believed to have been part of a wildlife smuggling ring.
Big Bird to make his debut in Urdu
Pakistani children are going to be treated to their own versions of Big Bird, Elmo and Kermit the Frog in a new Urdu version of Sesame Street. SimSim Humara will feature the familiar cast of characters, but set in a Pakistani village.
Chasing that fire around the world
A UK charity group wrote themselves into the record books after circumnavigating the globe in a fire engine. The 25-strong team have worked in shifts to clock up around 30,000 miles travelling around the world in the vehicle.
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