BREAKING NEWS

2010-08-13

News

Rain brings more mudslide victims in China

Heavy rain has brought more deadly mudslides and flooding to central and western China, hampering efforts to bring relief to those affected by recent

Heavy rain has brought more deadly mudslides and flooding to central and western China, hampering efforts to bring relief to those affected by recent

News

Children dying first from Pakistan flooding illnesses

The backlash of Pakistan’s record monsoon flooding is killing children first, and the danger of runaway disease is increasing, the United Nations has

The backlash of Pakistan’s record monsoon flooding is killing children first, and the danger of runaway disease is increasing, the United Nations has

News

Wildfire rages near Russian nuclear plant

Russian fire crews are struggling to control a vast wildfire near the country’s main nuclear research facility. It is unclear how close the flames

Russian fire crews are struggling to control a vast wildfire near the country’s main nuclear research facility. It is unclear how close the flames

News

Hot air in the UK city of Bristol

Around 150 hot air balloons are taking to the skies of the south-western UK city of Bristol this weekend as part of the annual four-day

Around 150 hot air balloons are taking to the skies of the south-western UK city of Bristol this weekend as part of the annual four-day

News

Child cops set good example in Spain

The long arm of the law has just got a little bit shorter and smaller with ‘kiddie cops’ helping to keep the Spanish streets of Cantabria

The long arm of the law has just got a little bit shorter and smaller with ‘kiddie cops’ helping to keep the Spanish streets of Cantabria

News

Sun4U bankruptcy travellers fear paying double

British package holiday company Sun4U has become the second such firm to go bankrupt this summer. The ABTA Travel Association said around 1,200 Sun4

British package holiday company Sun4U has become the second such firm to go bankrupt this summer. The ABTA Travel Association said around 1,200 Sun4

News

France brushes off UN racism charge

The French government has rejected criticism from a UN committee that it is failing to stem a rising tide of racism in the country. UMP spokesman

The French government has rejected criticism from a UN committee that it is failing to stem a rising tide of racism in the country. UMP spokesman

Nocomment

Disease risk increases amid Pakistan floods

Fever, stomach problems and skin diseases were spreading among Pakistani flood victims adding another dimension of danger to a widespread crisis.

Fever, stomach problems and skin diseases were spreading among Pakistani flood victims adding another dimension of danger to a widespread crisis.

Business

Strong Q2 growth for euro zone

Germany was the engine of growth for the euro zone economy in the second quarter of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at the fastest rate

Germany was the engine of growth for the euro zone economy in the second quarter of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at the fastest rate

Business

ThyssenKrupp steels itself for price swings

ThyssenKrupp, said robust demand from the car and engineering sectors meant it was able to post better than expected results. Germany’s top

ThyssenKrupp, said robust demand from the car and engineering sectors meant it was able to post better than expected results. Germany’s top

Business

Oracle sues Google over Android

Oracle has accused Google of patent and copyright infringement over parts of the Android computer software used for smartphones. It launched a law

Oracle has accused Google of patent and copyright infringement over parts of the Android computer software used for smartphones. It launched a law

News

Two firefighters die in Spanish forest fires

Two firefighters have been killed battling flames tearing through woodland in northwestern Spain. Like neighbouring Portugal, the country is

Two firefighters have been killed battling flames tearing through woodland in northwestern Spain. Like neighbouring Portugal, the country is

Nocomment

Belgium: Flower carpet in Brussels

The “flower carpet,” a major Brussels tourist attraction, adorn the Grand Place. Volunteer florists place the flowers, following a pattern created by

The “flower carpet,” a major Brussels tourist attraction, adorn the Grand Place. Volunteer florists place the flowers, following a pattern created by

Nocomment

Firefighters battling rural blaze in Spain and Portugal

A forest fire fanned by shifting gusts of wind killed two firemen in northwestern Spain. Meanwhile, 19 Wildfires spread in Portugal, according to the

A forest fire fanned by shifting gusts of wind killed two firemen in northwestern Spain. Meanwhile, 19 Wildfires spread in Portugal, according to the

News

Pakistan floods brings UN head for talks with leaders

The danger of runaway disease as a result of Pakistan’s worst flooding in decades is increasing, warns the United Nations. On top of more than 1,600

The danger of runaway disease as a result of Pakistan’s worst flooding in decades is increasing, warns the United Nations. On top of more than 1,600

News

Struggle to supply Pakistan flood survivors with medicines

Delivering medicines to Pakistan’s flood-ravaged people continues to face many obstacles. Although water has receded in some areas, more rain

Delivering medicines to Pakistan’s flood-ravaged people continues to face many obstacles. Although water has receded in some areas, more rain

News

Russian fires continue to burn

Large parts of Russia remain ablaze as hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across the country. The disaster has left 54 people dead, according

Large parts of Russia remain ablaze as hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across the country. The disaster has left 54 people dead, according

Nocomment

Nine dead, nine missing after Gansu province floods

Floods have left nine people dead and nine others missing in northwest Gansu province. At least 1,144 people were killed in rain-triggered mudslides.

Floods have left nine people dead and nine others missing in northwest Gansu province. At least 1,144 people were killed in rain-triggered mudslides.

News

Cuba's Castro turns 84

This Friday 13 marks Fidel Castro’s 84th birthday.  Demonstrating his longevity already last week he gave a short speech in the parliament in

This Friday 13 marks Fidel Castro’s 84th birthday.  Demonstrating his longevity already last week he gave a short speech in the parliament in

News

Europe's far-right to visit Japanese war shrine

Leaders from Europe’s far-right parties will visit a controversial World War II shrine in Tokyo on Saturday after gathering in the city for a

Leaders from Europe’s far-right parties will visit a controversial World War II shrine in Tokyo on Saturday after gathering in the city for a

News

More mudslides hit China

Mudslides in southwest China have killed five people and injured more than 500. Heavy rain lashed Sichuan province late on Thursday, sparking the

Mudslides in southwest China have killed five people and injured more than 500. Heavy rain lashed Sichuan province late on Thursday, sparking the

News

US judge says gay marriages can resume

A US judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban has ruled that gay weddings could resume there next week if an appeals court fails to

A US judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban has ruled that gay weddings could resume there next week if an appeals court fails to

Nocomment

Obese woman rescue in Taiwan

Rescue workers resort to crane to pull obese woman from apartment, after the woman, who was unable to move, called for help.

Rescue workers resort to crane to pull obese woman from apartment, after the woman, who was unable to move, called for help.

Nocomment

International Youth Day in New York

The United Nations ordained the International Youth Day, the day to “build partnerships with youth on every front”.

The United Nations ordained the International Youth Day, the day to “build partnerships with youth on every front”.

News

Plaque for late Polish president fails to please

A new plaque on the wall of Poland’s presidential palace in memory of the late leader Lech Kaczynski has done little to appease some of his

A new plaque on the wall of Poland’s presidential palace in memory of the late leader Lech Kaczynski has done little to appease some of his

News

Same-sex marriages to resume in California

A US judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban has ruled that gay weddings can resume there as early as next week. Opponents now

A US judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban has ruled that gay weddings can resume there as early as next week. Opponents now

News

Water levels set to rise in flood-hit Pakistan

More flood warnings have been issued by the authorities in Pakistan amid fears that not enough aid is reaching those who need it most. Sixteen

More flood warnings have been issued by the authorities in Pakistan amid fears that not enough aid is reaching those who need it most. Sixteen

News

Radiation health risk 'negligible' say scientists

Radiation risks from Russian wildfires have been blown out of proportion say scientists assessing the danger from burning forests on land polluted by

Radiation risks from Russian wildfires have been blown out of proportion say scientists assessing the danger from burning forests on land polluted by

News

Villagers rescued from Portuguese wildfire

Raging wildfires in Portugal have forced the authorities to evacuate a small mountain village in the north of the country. About 100 people were

Raging wildfires in Portugal have forced the authorities to evacuate a small mountain village in the north of the country. About 100 people were