The Grand National heroes Auroras Encore and Ryan Mania will be re-united at Ayr on Saturday in the Scottish version of the marathon chase. The horse, who came out of Aintree unscathed and has been in good form since, was given the go-ahead yesterday by his trainer, Sue Smith, and the rider, who injured his neck in a fall the day after his headline triumph, by the sport’s chief medical adviser, Michael Turner.
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Wednesday 04 July 2012
A heavily armed man whose girlfriend was being evicted from her apartment today killed four people, including the new owner and a court bailiff who were shot execution style, before turning a shotgun on himself, German authorities said.
Friday 27 April 2012
Pakistani authorities deported Osama bin Laden's three widows and his children to Saudi Arabia early today, less than a week before the first anniversary of the American raid that killed the al-Qa'ida leader in his hideout.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Elite French police arrested 10 suspected Islamists in early morning raids today in several cities, including Marseille, a police source said.
Friday 16 March 2012
A Briton and Italian were abducted by a splinter cell of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram and executed before a failed operation to rescue them, Nigeria's State Security Service said yesterday.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Wednesday 01 February 2012
It had seemed remarkable enough that two of the first five in the JCB Triumph Hurdle market – Minsk and Dildar – were yet to leave the ground in public. Still less accountably, however, Dildar was actually eased in the betting after duly making a winning start to his hurdling career at Taunton yesterday.
Friday 23 December 2011
Hopes of easing fraught diplomatic relations come as Islamabad faces fresh political crisis
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been given extra police security following terrorist threats.
Sunday 13 November 2011
A ferry hijacking by a Kurdish militant was foiled yesterday after Turkish army commandos disguised themselves as hostages, infiltrated the boat and killed the hijacker.
Monday 05 September 2011
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that he would not apologise to Turkey over an Israeli raid that killed nine Turks on a ship bound for Gaza, reiterating his position after Turkey acted to downgrade relations with Israel.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A Royal Marine has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Security forces will comb through cities 24 hours a day to conduct identity checks and searches
Wednesday 10 August 2011
"It seemed a straightforward job, risky but straightforward. Flying a helicopter full of gold out of South Vietnam before the advancing North Vietnamese Army got their hands on it. As an ex-Australian Air Force chopper pilot, Brendan Beckett thought the job would give him no real trouble. So how did he come to be tied to a post, knee-deep in rising water?"
Friday 08 July 2011
- 1 Serena Williams apologises after comment that rape victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position'
- 2 Disability campaigners celebrate 'victory' after government rethink over plans to make it more difficult to claim disability benefits
- 3 Bankers could face jail after report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 4 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 5 We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t