The exquisitely skilful Uruguayan attacker Pedro Rocha was billed as the man most likely to deal an early blow to England's dreams of footballing glory in the opening match of the 1966 World Cup finals at Wembley.
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Saturday 03 December 2011
Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has accused rich countries such as the United States and Canada of trying to scupper a new climate deal.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Emergency talks are continuing this morning in a bid to rescue a proposed climate fund which is central to securing meaningful resolutions from the UN's climate change conference in Durban.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
The world's oldest man has celebrated his 114th birthday with a traditional Japanese meal.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Thursday 17 March 2011
Japanese riot police have joined the desperate fight to stop a badly damaged nuclear plant from going into meltdown, bringing in a water canon truck to cool an overheating reactor. Their deployment last night heightened fears that the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), is quickly running out of options.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
On 16 February 2005 the industrial nations responsible for 55 percent of the world’ emissions entered into an agreement to reduce them by 5.2 percent by 2012.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Ministers and officials from nearly 200 countries appeared to be inching towards a new international deal on countering global warming in the UN climate talks in Cancun late last night, although the eventually outcome was still hanging in the balance.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Britain's Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, was yesterday handed the job of solving the key problem which threatens the collapse of the UN climate talks in Cancun.
Saturday 04 December 2010
The UN climate talks in Cancun were teetering on the brink of failure late last night after a group of Central and South American countries said there would be no deal without a renewal of the current climate treaty, the Kyoto protocol.
Thursday 02 December 2010
The world's climate negotiations in Cancun were faced with deadlock at their outset yesterday after Japan insisted it would not agree to renewing the Kyoto Protocol, the current treaty under which rich countries are cutting their emissions of greenhouse gases.
Monday 29 November 2010
Thursday 25 November 2010
Lord Prescott today called on countries to agree on principles for voluntarily fighting climate change amid widespread recognition that a legally-binding deal on global warming will not be struck at the upcoming UN talks in Mexico.
Monday 25 October 2010
Anyone doubting the impact that Japanese fashion has on what we choose every day to wear should pay a visit to the excellent Future Beauty show at the Barbican.
Thursday 03 June 2010
Barclays is one business which is attempting to reverse the trend towards Britain selling more companies than it buys. Yesterday it made a bid of £98m for a Swedish carbon trading company, Tricorona.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Ukraine's state prosecutor has launched a criminal case relating to the alleged misuse by the previous Julia Tymoshenko government of about £190m received for selling carbon quotas.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
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- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 5 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders