BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-08

World

Security stepped up in Urumqi

Thousands of police and troops have been deployed to quell the ethnic violence that is ravaging the Chinese city of Urumqi. More than 150 people

Sci-tech

Fresh China frescoes

Construction workers digging a national water transport system to distribute water around China have stumbled upon an ancient royal tomb. The

Sci-tech

Something before Genesis

The British Library in London has unveiled their on-line edition of the the world’s oldest Bible, thought to have been commissioned by Emperor

Culture

Latest Harry Potter release

Harry Potter and the Hlaf-Blood Prince was premiered at London’s Leicester Square in pouring rain. The bad weather didn’t dampen the spirits of

Culture

Fun-da-mental

Fusion rock band Fun-da-mental are enjoying their residency at the “Creation of Peace” Festival in Kazan in Russia. In the UK however, the band

World

G8 pledge to rebuild L'Aquila

Angela Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi have conducted a tour of L’Aquila’s quake-hit remains. Chunks of masonry from damaged buildings are still

World

Fond farewell for King of Pop

The life and music of Michael Jackson have been celebrated at a moving two-hour ceremony in Los Angeles. Nearly a billion people around the world