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Wednesday 04 November 2009
Some of the most violent earthquakes that have occurred unexpectedly in places with no recent record of tremors may be the aftershocks of previous earthquakes that took place decades or even centuries ago, scientists have discovered.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Regional police say a prominent opposition activist in the Russian province of Ingushetia has been shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.
Friday 09 October 2009
Tranmere today sacked manager John Barnes and his assistant Jason McAteer.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Sunday 20 September 2009
Our pick of the highlights of the home county.
Wednesday 05 August 2009
A state secrets trial of a Chinese dissident who criticized the government's response to a massive earthquake last year ended Wednesday after three hours with no immediate ruling, his wife and lawyer said.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
A Christian paediatrician, dismissed as a medical adviser after refusing to recommend children live with same-sex couples, is to be reinstated.
Thursday 23 July 2009
A three-year-old boy died after apparently shooting himself in the face with his father's gun, according to police in the US.
Thursday 18 June 2009
To understand why everyone is still struggling to work out what has happened in Iran, consider this: reports online yesterday suggested that some provinces recorded a turnout of more than 100 per cent. As a result, the announcement that the Guardian Council had authorised a recount of Friday's ballots has drawn a sigh of relief from many observers. Although the election results had been certified by the Supreme Leader and his support for the incumbent had been made clear, the theocratic leadership had relented.
Wednesday 10 June 2009
An 11-year-old boy in Mississippi accidentally killed his 9-year-old brother with a shotgun blast as the two struggled over the gun after arguing about a video game, authorities said.
James Hudson Taylor III: Theologian and Sinologist described as one of the most influential foreigners in China
Wednesday 27 May 2009
James Hudson Taylor III was a missionary who followed in the distinguished footsteps of his forebears in a life devoted to religious and social initiatives in China. In 2007 he was awarded honorary citizenship of Sichuan province, a mark of the regard in which he was held by senior Chinese government officials, as well as by church leaders.
Tuesday 19 May 2009
A sex theme park that featured explicit exhibits of genitalia and sexual culture is being demolished before it even opened, a Chinese government spokesman said yesterday.
Monday 18 May 2009
This investment turned out to be as risky as it was risque.
Monday 18 May 2009
Australia batsman Phillip Hughes scored his first one-day century at Lord's to help Middlesex Panthers to their highest score in Friends Provident Trophy history, only to finish on the losing side to Group B winners Somerset.
Monday 11 May 2009
Mainland China has reported its first confirmed case of the new strain of flu, H1N1, a man in southwestern Sichuan province, state media said on Monday.
Mainland China has reported its first confirmed case of the new strain of flu, H1N1, a man in southwestern Sichuan province, state media said today.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
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- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
- 5 Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country