58-year-old needed 200 stitches after the animal tore through muscle in his thigh and hip
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Monday 27 September 2010
With no action beyond what we are already taking, the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report by climate scientists on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects the planet will warm by between 1.1C and 6.4C over the next 100 years.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Responsibility for climate change should be transferred to the Ministry of Defence as the single most important threat facing the nation, the Green MP Caroline Lucas said yesterday. Only if global warming is classified as an issue of "national survival", like a military threat, will it be treated with the urgency it now needs, she told the Sustainable Planet conference in Lyon.
Sunday 12 September 2010
The pace of global warming is so slow that it is hard for most mere mortals to grasp its implications. That may explain why so many people refuse to accept the science of climate change. It often requires creative artists to convey the scale of its challenge to humanity. In Earthquakes in London, the highly acclaimed play by Mike Bartlett at the National Theatre, an expectant mother is driven half-mad by her fears for the planet on which her baby will be born.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
Impeccably groomed and holding back a smirk, he looked more like an off-duty polo player than one of the world's most wanted drug barons. But this was Edgar Valdez Villarreal, the brutal gangland enforcer whose pale skin, blond hair and occasionally sunny disposition meant that he became known across Mexico by the incongruous nickname "La Barbie".
Tuesday 31 August 2010
It is fittingly ominous that 2010, year of the next big climate change conference, has been the hottest in recorded history. The heat rises inexorably yet the world dithers and looks away. None of the excitement that surrounded the opening stages of the climate summit at Copenhagen last year looks like materialising this November at Cancún in Mexico.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
The world is heading for the next major climate change conference in Cancun later this year on course for global warming of up to 3.5C in the coming century, a series of scientific analyses suggest. The failure of last December's UN climate summit in Copenhagen means that cuts in carbon emissions pledged by the international community will not be enough to keep the anticipated warming within safe limits.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Europe's largest holiday firm TUI Travel yesterday warned that its profits would be at the lower end of expectations as it blamed disruption from the volcanic ash cloud and uncertainty over the Government's emergency Budget for a "marked slowdown" in its UK market.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Summer savings in Cornwall
Get £137 off a week at Merrose Barn near Portscatho in Cornwall, plus discounts on local sailing. Total price for the week, £411, sleeps six.
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Saturday 19 June 2010
Police in the popular Mexican beach resort of Cancun found the bodies of 12 people yesterday with signs they were tortured and killed by drug gang members.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
At least 55 bodies have been recovered from an abandoned silver mine which became a dumping ground for apparent victims of drug violence.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
the producer of two of America's top reality television programmes is facing extradition to Mexico after prosecutors filed charges accusing him of murdering his wife during a holiday in the Gulf Coast resort of Cancun.
Sunday 09 May 2010
Saturday 27 March 2010
The much-criticised head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr Rajenda Pachauri, gave a vigorous defence of his position last night, accepting there had been mistakes in the IPCC's work, taking responsibility for some of them, but robustly refusing to stand down.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Argentina ruled out military action to reassert its sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands but insisted on negotiations with Britain over oil exploration in what it says is its territorial waters, a minister said.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train