HEAD OF STATES PAY FINAL RESPECTS TO MANDELA
Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, has viewed his body as it lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
WORLD BIDS FAREWELL TO MANDELA AT HUGE MEMORIAL
Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela.
THE TASTE OF THE PROFUMO AFFAIR
Six people attended the funeral of Stephen Ward in August 1963: members of his family, his girlfriend and his solicitor.
SCHWARZENEGGER ‘INVOLVED’ IN LORD LUCAN MURDER MYSTERY! POLICE NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY CLAIM BY ROSS CLARKE AND GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
Sensational new claims have been made which may solve one of Britain’s longest running mysteries, the story behind Lord Lucan’s disappearance and the death of his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett.
EUROPE: THE FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – IT WORKS BOTH WAYS BY JON DANZIG
The free movement of people is a cornerstone principle of the European Union. Why change it? But that’s exactly what the British government has announced today that it wants to do.
FURIOUS LAWYER DEMANDS ‘COVERED UP’ COURT PAPERS THAT COULD CLEAR THE FIXER AT THE CENTRE OF PROFUMO SCANDAL
One of Britain’s top barristers will tomorrow demand the release of court papers from the trial of Stephen Ward, the high-society fixer at the centre of the Profumo sex scandal, claiming there has been a cover-up.
LETTER FROM EUROPE: WHY I’M A UNION MAN BY JON DANZIG
In an article for the Yorkshire Post this weekend, American expert in ‘Anglo-American relations’, Dr Ted R Bromund, argued the UKIP case for Britain to leave the European Union.
NON-LICENSED LAWYER KNOWN AS THE ‘DEVIL.S ADVOCATE’ CLAIMS HE BLEW EVERY PENNY AS BACKED UP BY INVESTIGATING POLICE OFFICER
A non-licensed lawyer known as the 'Devil’s Advocate' earned an income 'worthy of a footballer' by taking on cases of notorious criminals, a court has heard.
WATERS WAR'S BY ROBIN GRAVES
I have heard it said that almost any song written about “Water” becomes a hit! The link with the top ten lists below does not include my personal favorite by, The Talking Heads. A cover song written by the Preacher Al Green: “Take me to the River” but it is comprehensive!
- Court hears evidence of regular drug use In Nigella's house
- Ukraine leader to sign trade deal, EU policy chief says
- Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for top Islamist
- Politicians to get 11% pay rise
- Iraq signs $1.1 bn deal to buy S. Korean fighters
- Rebel coup leader Djotodia named CAR president
- US mulls sanctions against Ukraine over crackdown
- Australia's highest court overturns gay marriage law
- German police build 'Nazi Shazam' to track banned music
- US, UK halt aid to Syrian rebels amid Islamist offensive
- Violent mass looting engulfs Argentina amid police strike, 10 dead
- US suspends non-lethal assistance into northern Syria
- Snow, rain lash Syria refugees in Lebanon
- Uruguay legalizes sale and production of marijuana
- Tense night in Kiev as police clear part of protester-occupied territory
- Trial of Hariri murder suspects delayed over public holiday
- Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners
- Italy's Letta faces confidence vote after Berlusconi exit
- Obama, Castro shake hands during Mandela tribute
- Britain on trial at Europe rights court over Iraqi death
- British travel ban floors Tyson
- Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for rioting
- Turkish students found guilty of Nazi salute at Auschwitz
- Rigby killer 'I am a soldier and this is a war'
- Leaked: Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists will be freed under amnesty
- Blackburn's DJ Campbell held in fixing probe
- Egypt court acquits Kadhafi cousin
- Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal
- Kurd rebels free Turkish soldiers seized in weekend unrest
- Amnesty to sue UK intelligence over intercepted emails, phone calls
- PM calls early elections as 100,000 march in Bangkok
- Renzi elected Italian left's new leader
- Protesters topple Lenin monument in Kiev, smash to pieces with hammers
- Police continue to question six people over football fixing claims
- North Korea confirms dismissal of Kim Jong Un’s uncle
Court hears evidence of regular drug use In Nigella's house
A personal assistant accused of defrauding Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi has told a court she saw evidence of regular drug use by the TV cook.
Politicians to get 11% pay rise
MPs are to get an 11% pay rise, taking annual pay to £74,000, but will lose out on pensions, says the parliamentary watchdog.
Britain on trial at Europe rights court over Iraqi death
Europe's rights court on Wednesday will hear claims from the family of an Iraqi civilian who suffered an unexplained and violent death after being taken captive by British troops in 2003.
British travel ban floors Tyson
Former world heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson has been forced to cancel appearances in London after discovering he is banned from entering Britain.
Rigby killer 'I am a soldier and this is a war'
One of the men accused of murdering off-duty soldier Lee Rigby has described himself as a "soldier" fighting a war.
Blackburn's DJ Campbell held in fixing probe
Blackburn striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a spot-fixing investigation in English football, the Championship club confirmed on Monday.
Amnesty to sue UK intelligence over intercepted emails, phone calls
Human rights organization Amnesty International has declared it will take legal action against British security services. Amnesty claims its calls have been intercepted by UK intelligence agencies.
Police continue to question six people over football fixing claims
Police are continuing to question six people arrested after an ex-Portsmouth player told a reporter he was involved in fixing football matches.
'Slaves' freed in Bristol police raids
Three men, believed to be victims of slavery, have been "rescued" by police following a series of raids in the Bristol area.
Prince Harry's South Pole race cancelled, but trek goes on
A race to the South Pole involving Britain's Prince Harry and teams of injured troops has been cancelled due to safety concerns, organisers said Saturday, but the veterans will trek on together to the globe's most southerly point.
Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for top Islamist
Bangladesh's highest court upheld the death penalty for a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes, just two days after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from execution.
Iraq signs $1.1 bn deal to buy S. Korean fighters
Iraq signed a $1.1 billion deal Thursday to buy 24 multi-role light fighters from South Korea, officials said, in what will be the Asian nation's biggest arms export.
Rebel coup leader Djotodia named CAR president
Michel Djotodia, the Seleka rebel leader who seized power in the Central African Republic in March, was named president by the acting parliament on Saturday. African and Western powers have refused to recognise him as the country's legitimate leader.
Australia's highest court overturns gay marriage law
Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, meaning the unions of more than two dozen newlyweds will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.
US, UK halt aid to Syrian rebels amid Islamist offensive
The US and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to rebels in northern Syria on Wednesday, a day after the largest Islamist alliance in Syria seized a border crossing and key supply bases from the mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army.
Violent mass looting engulfs Argentina amid police strike, 10 dead
At least ten people were killed and hundreds others injured as chaos gripped Argentina amid a police strike demanding pay rises. Mobs have taken over the streets, looting shops and robbing homes, local media reported.
US suspends non-lethal assistance into northern Syria
The United States has suspended all non-lethal assistance into northern Syria after Islamist rebel forces seized armed depots belonging to the opposition Free Syrian Army, a US embassy spokesman said on Wednesday.
Snow, rain lash Syria refugees in Lebanon
Thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon were weathering a winter storm on Wednesday that brought snow, rain and freezing temperatures to the country.
Uruguay legalizes sale and production of marijuana
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. President Jose Mujica has championed the measure as a way of combatting the illegal drug industry that has decimated parts of Uruguay.
Trial of Hariri murder suspects delayed over public holiday
The trial of the alleged killers of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri will open on January 16, three days later than originally planned because of a Muslim holiday, the UN-backed tribunal said Tuesday.
Ukraine leader to sign trade deal, EU policy chief says
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych “intends to sign” the trade and cooperation agreement with the EU that he rejected last month, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday after talks with Yanukovych in Kiev.
US mulls sanctions against Ukraine over crackdown
The United Stated threatened sanctions against Ukraine over its deployment of riot police on Wednesday and warned Kiev against using the army in its crackdown against anti-government protesters.
German police build 'Nazi Shazam' to track banned music
German police are touting a new high-tech tool to identify illegal neo-Nazi songs in seconds, dubbed "Nazi Shazam" after popular music identification software.
Tense night in Kiev as police clear part of protester-occupied territory
During an overnight raid, Ukrainian police have driven protesters off some of the areas they occupied in central Kiev. The operation was carried out in order to clear the streets from the barricades to let transport pass, according to the law enforcers.
Italy's Letta faces confidence vote after Berlusconi exit
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta was set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday amid a political sea change after the sidelining of Silvio Berlusconi and the rise of centre-left leader Matteo Renzi.
Turkish students found guilty of Nazi salute at Auschwitz
Two Turkish history students were handed a six-month suspended jail term Monday for giving the Nazi salute at the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said.
Leaked: Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists will be freed under amnesty
The members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Greenpeace activists and protesters jailed after the May 2012 Bolotnaya demonstration will be freed in an amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, Izvestia newspaper claims.
Renzi elected Italian left's new leader
Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi won a resounding victory Sunday in the race to lead Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, part of the coalition government
Protesters topple Lenin monument in Kiev, smash to pieces with hammers
Masked anti-government protesters toppled the monument to Vladimir Lenin in Kiev on Sunday pulling him down with steel ropes, and smashing the granite figure with sledgehammers. A huge crowd queued to get a piece of the statue.
Storm kills four in Poland, power cut to 350,000 homes
Icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds battering northern Europe claimed four more lives in Poland, where some 350,000 homes remained without power, authorities said Saturday.
Pope Francis named TIME’s Person of the Year
TIME magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013 on Wednesday, crediting him with capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was named the runner-up.
China, Russia and Cuba to police human rights abuses
China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats on the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, in a vote that has left human rights activists incredulous. The governments of all six of the countries are accused of ongoing rights abuses.
Canada vows to defend Santa Claus
Canada vowed Tuesday to defend the North Pole and Santa Claus, insisting the mythical figure is a citizen, after Russia ordered its military to step up its Arctic presence.
NSA seeks to ‘convert’ students into intelligence work
The US National Security Agency has hundreds of teens and college students on its payroll, thanks to a recruiting effort aimed at wooing would-be writers and aspiring producers into the intelligence community.
What's in a name? For Saddam Husseins, only trouble
In a predominantly Shiite town near Baghdad, Saddam Hussein roams the streets unmolested, joking with checkpoint guards and shaking the hands of passers-by, proudly announcing his name.
Nuclear war would 'end civilization' with famine: study
A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday.
World leaders gather for Mandela memorial
About 100 world leaders including US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will gather in Johannesburg on Tuesday to eulogise Nelson Mandela at a large memorial service in the Soweto football stadium where he made his last public appearance.
The widow who made a 'decent man' of Mandela
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, who barely left her husband's bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death.
Mandela funeral cortege to travel round Pretoria for three days
Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege will travel through the streets of the capital Pretoria on three consecutive days, the South African government said Saturday, encouraging people to line the route.
Oscar race kicks off with surprises
The year’s first film prizes boosted Academy Award hopes for "American Hustle", "Her", "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Fruitvale Station" instead of favourites "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave." FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at a shifting Oscar race.
Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race
Golden Globe organizers unveil nominations for their annual movie awards show on Thursday, as Hollywood's honors season gets into full swing with a bumper cast of hotly-tipped contenders.
Kennedy Center looks to Chicago for its next director
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on the threshold of a major expansion, named the head of Chicago's symphony orchestra Tuesday as its next artistic and administrative director.
Hollywood immortalizes US disaster in Afghanistan
Hollywood has immortalized for post-Christmas release one of the deadliest incidents of the Afghan war: a Navy SEAL operation targeting a Islamist fighter that left 19 American soldiers dead.
Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's
Scottish singer Susan Boyle revealed on Sunday that she has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.
Live 'Sound of Music' woos TV viewers, disappoints critics
US television network NBC's one-night live revival of the venerable Broadway musical "The Sound of Music" pulled a respectable 18.5 million viewers, but it failed to thrill the critics.
Milan, Arsenal advance to Champions League last 16
Borussia Dortmund beat Marseille 2-1 with a late goal on Wednesday to advance to the Champions League knockout stage while Milan advanced with a 0-0 draw with Ajax at home. Despite losing 2-0 to Napoli, Arsenal also made it through to the final 16.
Destiny in Dortmund's hands for Marseille decider
Borussia Dortmund can keep alive their bid to return to the Champions League final for the second straight season with victory over Marseille at the Velodrome on Wednesday.
Ronaldo sets record as Real win in Copenhagen
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score nine goals in the group stages of the Champions League as Real Madrid won 2-0 away at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Stunning City fight back ends Bayern's record run
Manchester City fought back from two goals down to earn a 3-2 win at Bayern Munich on Tuesday and break the holders' record 10-match Champions League winning streak.
Benfica eliminated despite beating PSG
Benfica were eliminated from this season's Champions League on Tuesday despite coming from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in Lisbon in their final game in Group C.
United find home comforts with Shakhtar win
Manchester United drew a line beneath recent back-to-back home defeats by overcoming Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group A.
E-cigarettes are tobacco products, rules French court
A court in France ruled on Monday that electronic cigarettes qualify as tobacco products and as such can only be sold by licensed tobacconists under French law, threatening to put specialist e-cigarette sellers across the country out of business.
Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker
A Chinese factory worker says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 200 kilograms each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country's heaviest footwear.
Air pollution in Europe kills even at guideline levels
Europeans with long-term exposure to particulate pollution from road traffic or industry run a higher risk of premature death, even if air quality meets EU standards, a study said on Monday.
Dyslexia may be due to faulty brain wiring: study
A roadblock in the brain makes reading difficult for people with dyslexia, a new study suggested Thursday, contradicting long-held opinion.
Want to eat healthily? Add up to $1.50 a day
A diet of the healthiest food costs about $1.50 (1.10 euros) more per person per day than the least healthiest, according to a survey of 10 wealthy and middle-income countries published on Thursday.
Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves
Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.
THE MURDER OF POISONER GRAHAM YOUNG
The confidential security files kept by the Security Services on this well know murderer have been now examined. He was known as "The Teacup Poisoner".
Neville Heath – the Masochist Killer
In 1946 post war London, Neville Heath was not all he claimed to be: a handsome ex-Royal Air Force officer, the embodiment of the gallantry that had led England to victory, a war hero.
The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart
The kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart occurred on 5 June 2002, when a 14-year-old American girl, Elizabeth Smart, was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom.
Gary Ridgway – The Green River Killer
“I hate most prostitutes. I did not want to pay them for sex. I also picked prostitutes as victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed. I knew they would not be reported missing right away, and might never be reported missing.” These were the words of one of the worst slayers in American history, who was said to have killed more women than any other serial killer — Gary Ridgway.
Babes in the Wood murderer – Ronald Jebson
Susan Blatchford aged 11, and her 12
year-old friend, Gary Hanlon, vanished from their homes in Enfield, North
London, in March 1970. Their badly decomposed bodies were found several months
later in a copse in Lippitts Hill, close to Epping Forest, 6 miles from their
THE CASE OF JAMES DOWSETT
James Dowsett was convicted in March 1989 at the Norwich Crown Court of the murder of his business partner, Christopher Nugent.
Marquis Gianluca Di Stefano born 11 December 1995 - 18 TODAY!!!!
Happy birthday to my youngest son Gianni, who was born 18 years ago today. It only seems like yesterday when I held you in my arms, have a good one son, I will be thinking of you on this special day and soon we will celebrate it together. With all my love and hugs dad xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Happy 18th Gianni enjoy with much love Caroline and all at OPC xxx