Archive for April, 2011

Royals opt for delayed honeymoon

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

 
Photo issued by Clarence House of the bride and groom with attendantsClarence House has released the official wedding photographs

The royal newly-weds have left Buckingham Palace by helicopter, following a day and night of marriage celebrations.

The duke and duchess left on Saturday for an undisclosed location.

Last night they celebrated their marriage with dinner and dancing at Buckingham Palace, along with about 300 friends and family.

The couple have said they want the world’s media to respect their privacy during their honeymoon period.

The reception at the palace on Friday night, hosted by the Prince of Wales, is believed to have featured Prince Harry’s best man speech and Michael Middleton’s father of the bride address.

The bride wore a white evening gown by Sarah Burton, who created her wedding dress, to the event.

Her sister Pippa changed for the party into a long emerald green sleeveless dress with a jewelled embellishment on the front and a plunging neckline.

Some royal wedding guests said they were feeling a little jaded today.

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Call for talks over Uganda arrest

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Religious leaders in Uganda call for talks between the government and opposition in order to end escalating violence.

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NATO, Libyan Rebels Snub Qaddafi Ceasefire Offer

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

NATO and the opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) have rejected Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s offer on Saturday for a ceasefire and negotiations.

In a speech early Saturday morning Qaddafi offered the rebels and NATO, which is leading international air strikes against his regime, a bilateral ceasefire.

“I have no official functions to give up: I will not leave my country and will fight to the death….

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Bulgarian Govt ‘Raised’ Driver’s License Test Bribes

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The much advertised measures of the Bulgarian government to eradicate corruption in issuing driver’s licenses have backfired, according to Bulgarian auto transport experts.

The recent introduction of cameras and video surveillance in testing centers for drivers’ exams has only served to raise the bribes that earlier averaged BGN 300 to some BGN 1200 – 1500, according to Apostol Apostolov, head of the Bulgarian Association of Auto Study Centers, who speak at an organizational meeting in Stara Zagora, as cited by Darik Radio.

In his words, the video surveillance is avoided with the examinees pretending to be filling out the test forms, and once the exam is over, they go to another room where the examination papers are filled out correctly in exchange for the bribes.

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Erdogan’s Party Set for More Impressive Election Win than in 2007

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to win more votes in the upcoming general elections than it had in 2007, a poll shows.

According to a public opinion survey published Saturday in the Turkish daily Sabah, Erdogan will win a third consecutive term in the elections on June 12, 2011.

The poll carried out between April 12 and April 27, shows that the Justice and Development Party will get 48….

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Impressive Frankel wins Guineas

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The odds-on favourite Frankel destroys the rest of the field to win the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket to give trainer Henry Cecil his 25th career win.

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VIDEO: Royal couple opt for delayed honeymoon

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided not to go on honeymoon immediately and will spend the weekend in the UK before the duke returns to work next week.

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Protesters ‘intent on disorder’

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Protesters in BrightonAn anti-war protest in the city in 2010 led to a series of clashes between police and protesters
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Demonstrators have gathered in Brighton for an early May Day “street party and protest”.

Under the banner Brighton Mayday collective, about 50 people have gathered at the seafront near the West Pier, Sussex Police said.

Prior to the event, officers had called on the organisers to come forward and speak to them.

A similar May Day protest in the city two years ago led to a series of clashes between police and protesters.

The protesters announced the location at 1130 BST of the start of the protest on social networking sites.

In a press release, the organisers said the event brought together local groups including Brighton Anarchist Black Cross, Smash EDO, Squatter Networks of Brighton and Brighton Hunt Saboteurs.

It said May Day was a time to “stand up for workers’ rights and resist oppression”.

Sussex Police said the force could not advise which areas of the city to avoid but it did anticipate disruption.

On Thursday, Ch Supt Graham Bartlett said without contact with the protesters, policing the event would be harder.

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Argentine writer Sabato dies, 99

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato has died at the age of 99 at his home near Buenos Aires, his wife has said

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‘Six die’ in besieged Syrian city

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

At least six people have been killed by security forces in Deraa as the Syrian regime seeks to tighten its grip on the revolt stronghold, activists say.

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