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settings.Ricky Ponting believes it will be a miracle if the first Test starts on Thursday as planned, with Australian cricketers continuing to grieve the death of Phillip Hughes.It's one thing to say Phillip Hughes would have wanted the four-Test series against India to start as scheduled, as plenty have.It's another for 11 men to take the field at the Gabba a week after their close friend died.Po...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Vienna: Austrian authorities arrested 13 suspected jihadis in police operations as part of a large-scale crackdown on suspected militants Friday.The operation began in the early hours of Friday morning, with 16 persons targeted for arrest on the basis of suspicion of their involvement with terrorist organisations and recruitment of young people for the Syrian civil war.Around 900 police officers f...
Source : Zeenews | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Inter-religious dialogue must be used to combat "fanaticism and fundamentalism", the Pope said in Turkey.Pomp and ceremony: Pope Francis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, walk by the honour guard at the presidential palace in Ankara.In his first visit as Pope to a predominantly Muslim country, Pope Francis said in Turkey on Friday that inter-religious dialogue, more than j...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Former rugby league star Sam Burgess is glad a monkey's off his back after making his much-anticipated rugby debut for Bath less than two months after helping South Sydney win the NRL grand final.Burgess had two touches in 17 minutes coming off the bench as Bath went to the top of the English premiership table with a 25-6 win over Harlequins.His first minutes in rugby union came a month a...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
MEXICO CITY, November 28 (AP): Mexico’s president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.The plan announced by President Enrique Pena Nieto came two months after 43 teachers college students disappeared in the Guerrero city of Iguala, allegedly ki...
Source : Morungexpress | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Good hygiene at bird tables, feeders and baths has been flagged up as a way of helping to halt a decline of one Britain's most colourful birds.A rapid fall in numbers of greenfinches was first noticed in 2006 and linked to trichomonosis, a parasite-induced disease that stops them from feeding.The RSPB has renewed the advice after a new report suggested greenfinches were continuing to decline.The I...
Source : BBC | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Gordon Brown wants to "reset" Scottish politics in a bid to shift the focus from the constitutional debateFormer prime minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.He will challenge the SNP to explain how it will use the extra powers to be devolved to Scotland,Mr Brown told the BBC: "Scottish politics has g...
Source : BBC | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Clutha victims: (Top: left to right) David Traill; Pc Kirsty Nelis; Pc Tony Collins; Gary Arthur; Samuel McGhee (Bottom: left to right) Colin Gibson; Robert Jenkins; Mark O'Prey; John McGarrigle; Joe CuskerAn ecumenical service is to be held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash in which 10 people died.Families and friends of those who lost their lives will attend...
Source : BBC | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
A man has been charged with the murder of a couple who were found stabbed at their home in Surrey.The bodies of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, both in their 50s, were discovered in the village of Fetcham, in the early hours of Thursday.Lithuanian Viktoras Bruzas, 38, who was arrested in nearby Oxshott on suspicion of murder, was charged late on Friday.Mr Bruzas, a builder from Walton-on-Thames, is d...
Source : BBC | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Chimney creator Daisy Brydon said gingerbread sculpture "gets us all in the festive spirit", bakers around the UK are creating edible landmarks in the name of Christmas, commerce and craft.In Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, a pastry chef has created a replica of one of the town's hotels.Petar Stoykov said it took six days to bake and assemble the Welcombe Hotel out of butter, flour, eggs, sugar...
Source : BBC | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
fierce battle for Kobane, the Syrian town on the Turkish border, has been going on for two months.Footage shot by a video journalist who spent a week inside Kobane shows the scale of the destruction. Alan Johnston reports.This...
Source : BBC | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Evocative of an aristocratic and glorious history, there are many mansions around England that now stand empty or abandoned.These impressive buildings may look lonely and forlorn but behind every mansion is a story."It was my own personal Downton Abbey," she said. "We were downstairs and the Bankes family were upstairs."The hall dates back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and had been the home of...
Source : BBC | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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