Thursday, 15 April 2010

Disabled caravanner prosecuted for keeping penknife in his car to use on picnics
A disabled caravanner who kept a penknife in his glove compartment to use on picnics has blasted the authorities after being dragged through court for possessing an offensive weapon

US Library of Congress to archive all messages sent on Twitter
The US Library of Congress has announced plans to digitally archive all the billions of messages sent on Twitter since its launch four years ago.

The new climate change defence: 'Yes, it's getting colder, but it's not as cold as it would be without global warming'
There’s a wonderful little nugget in today’s Telegraph, where Professor Mike Lockwood, a space physicist at Reading University, predicts that we’re about to go through the coldest winters for 300 years. But, he says, they’d be even colder if it weren’t for global warming. So the climate changers get to have their cake and eat it.

FBI launch investigation as shocking footage of police beating a student provokes outrage across the U.S.
A shocking video of police beating a student has provoked outrage across America and led to a probe by the FBI into alleged police brutality.
John McKenna is still recovering from his injuries after three officers clad in riot gear assaulted him with batons as he offered no resistance

Gunshots Fired In Immediate Aftermath Of Polish Plane Crash
Authorities are keen to keep eyewitnesses away from the scene and shots are heard in the immediate aftermath of the Polish plane crash.

Pakistan air strike 'kills 71
refuses to confirm deaths as local government pays out compensation to victims' families

Robert Green and Hollie Greig Update

Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control
Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops.

Obama Threatens Iran with Nuclear War
In his latest statements, President Obama has expressively warned Iran against an imminent nuclear strike. The surprising remarks by the politician who snatched the Nobel Peace Prize for his conciliatory stance in recent years, violated the UN Charter and astounded public opinion.

Taxpayers will fund £300,000 of Lord Sugar's Labour donations
Lord Sugar’s £400,000 donation to the Labour Party has been widely reported but relatively few people realise that taxpayers will pick up part of the bill for this act of altruism – just as would be the case with any wealthy person’s political donations.

Morgan Stanley: A Eurozone Collapse Is Now Far More Likely, Here Are The Canaries To Watch Out For
The latest Global Monetary Analyst raises the notion of stronger Eurozone nations ditching the euro in order to form a stronger, smaller currency union

Foreclosures Surge To Highest Level Ever In March, As Banks Finally Quit Pretending
7 million households are behind on their mortgages. Now that the worst of the financial crisis appears to be over, banks are finally stepping up the foreclosure process again

Coldest weather in 30 years marks the start of a series of extreme winters
After enduring the coldest winter for 30 years, you might have been hoping for some respite from the cold weather.


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