The pair were picked up Norwegian freighter en route for Rotterdam after previous attempts to help them failed
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Tuesday 15 June 2010
Tate Modern has appointed Chris Dercon, who is in charge of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, as its new director.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Europe's first trial of alleged Somali pirates opened at Rotterdam District Court yesterday with conflicting accounts from the five suspects, a notable lack of physical evidence and a shortage of witnesses.
Monday 08 February 2010
Only seven living people hold judo's highest rank, the "10th Dan" black belt. As of yesterday, a 72-year-old Scotsman is one of them.
Friday 08 January 2010
Thursday 20 August 2009
Something To Declare: Value-added Stockholm; Rotterdam highlights; trousers with no pockets; Greece clamps down on smoking
Saturday 04 July 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
Police say a Dutch man pulled a gun in a noisy cafe and opened fire on patrons inside and passers-by, killing one person and wounding three others.
Friday 27 February 2009
John Lloyd, Britain's Davis Cup captain, was bracing himself last night for an anxious few days after Andy Murray cast doubt on his availability for next week's tie against Ukraine in Glasgow by withdrawing from the Dubai Championships. The British No 1, who pulled out before he was due to play Richard Gasquet here in the quarter-finals, has a virus that has been troubling him ever since last month's Australian Open.
Saturday 07 February 2009
Friday 26 December 2008
When the dusty heirlooms and bric-a-brac of a once-stately French family went under the hammer at a minor auction eight years ago, an anonymous portrait of the Dutch scholar Erasmus sold for €2000 (£1,900).
Saturday 25 October 2008
Wednesday 24 September 2008
Monday 15 September 2008
Dostoevsky's obsession with physical and mental pain, coupled with his relentlessly emphatic style, means that The Brothers Karamazov is not the ideal book to curl up with. Nor is this 900-page emotional odyssey ideal fodder for opera: two operas have been drawn from it, but neither has stood the test of time.
Friday 23 May 2008
A gay Iranian man who has been granted asylum in Britain after he claimed he faced the death penalty in his home country has spoken for the first time of his extraordinary fight to stop his deportation.
'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
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 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
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders