Climate change likely to turn UK’s weather more extreme

Warmer, wetter winters and more extreme rainfall are what the UK can expect from climate change, meteorological experts warned on Friday.Although the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) does not go into detail on individual countries, the regional and global trends identified in the assessment can be extrapolated to reflect some of […]

Adam Gadahn, al-Qaida’s US-born spokesman, arrested in Pakistan

A US-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested, Pakistani authorities said today , hailing an intelligence coup that struck a blow at the organisation’s public relations apparatus.Reports of the arrest of Adam Gadahn in Karachi came on the same day the California-born American appeared in a web video in which he called on American Muslims […]

No Thin Skin’ – Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose – to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general.The […]

Flat-pack policies: new Podemos manifesto in style of Ikea catalogue

In a rare touch of humour in the dour world of Spanish politics, the anti-austerity party Podemos has published its manifesto in the style of the Ikea catalogue.As in the Swedish furniture catalogue, the manifesto is organised on a room-by-room basis, with candidates pictured at home in the kitchen, on the sofa, in the garden […]

Bangkok half-marathon becomes world’s longest after wrong U-turn

An error by race organisers has turned Bangkok into the home of the world’s longest half-marathon.Instead of a 13-mile run through Thailand’s capital, the Standard Chartered Bangkok marathon on Sunday accidentally extended its annual half-marathon to almost 17 miles.The bonus miles came as a surprise to runners, who unleashed a tirade of complaints on social […]

Speak up for the ‘disappeared’

This weekend, many of us will spend time with our families and friends, but around the world thousands of others will be using the time to remember their loved ones who have vanished, as today marks the 25th International Day of the Disappeared.Erlinda Serrano Cruz was just three-years-old when it happened to her and her […]

One-year-old boy shot dead in Brooklyn

A one-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in New York City.Antiq Hennis was being pushed in a stroller by his mother and father while crossing a street in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighbourhood at about 7.20pm local time on Sunday when the shooting occurred, according to police. They said multiple shots were fired.Authorities […]

When will the Kashmiri nightmare end?

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is facing a total shutdown on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir this week, with a mass strike planned across the state. Modi’s unpopularity here is perhaps not surprising. The new government’s only planned initiative in the northern region so far is a mass movement of population. Hundreds of […]

Polish paramedics provide care to Afghans

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Polish paramedics from Combat Outpost Giro in Ghazni province provides local Afghans with medical care nearly every day. With no medical facility in the Giro District, many local inhabitants bring their wounded or ill to the coalition forces base. Sometimes, Polish paramedics visit people in their homes while on patrols. According […]

Randgold Resources hit by tensions in Ivory Coast

Randgold Resources led the FTSE 100 fallers after warning that the political crisis in Ivory Coast would hit gold production at its Tongon mine.Chief executive Mark Bristow said Tongon was continuing to operate, “albeit on a curtailed basis”. Key components have been held up in the port of Abidjan and by the shipping delays caused […]

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