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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Alleged paedophile priest will face trial

Prosecutors have charged a Roman Catholic priest suspected of sex offences against children in Poland and in the Dominican Republic. The 36-year-old Polish priest, who...

There are reasons Africans say no to snow

Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean is, unsurprisingly, Togo’s first Winter Olympian. But the cross-country skier hopes her debut in Sochi will inspire other African athletes to compete...

Dogg Pound ensure maximum savings

Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion, according to whichever whim prevails) has been gracing our screens lately in a depressingly stereotypical role advertising Moneysupermarket.com. The...

Marathon record Haile likely in London, hopes organiser

Haile Gebrselassie, the man regarded by many as the greatest distance runner of all time, will be the main pacemaker for the men’s race...

Airline pilot hijacks own plane

A Rome-bound Ethiopia Airlines flight that diverted to Geneva was hijacked not by terrorists, as was first feared, but by its asylum-seeking co-pilot. Flight ET-702,...

Researchers damage last remaining Wonder of the World

Three Germans invited as scientific researchers have colluded with a gang of Egyptians to steal ancient artefacts from the world renowned pyramids at Giza. The...

Urgent aid needed to save starving Somalis

United Nations’ director of humanitarian operations has recently returned from Somalia where, he says, more than 850,000 people are in desperate need of food...

Jammeh vows to get rid of gay ‘vermin’

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has thumbed his nose at threats to cut aid to African governments that pass anti-gay laws by comparing gays with...

New mental health care for Black and Minority Ethnic groups

Emergency support for people in mental health crisis is set to dramatically improve as part of a far-reaching new agreement between police, mental health...

SPECIALIST TEAMS TO FIGHT MODERN SLAVERY AT UK PORTS

Specialist anti-slavery teams are to be deployed at the border to help identify and protect victims of modern slavery, Home Office Minister Karen Bradley...