August 26, 2019

NATO admits killing BBC journalist in Afghanistan

The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has admitted it killed BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak in July. Isaf said a US soldier mistook the BBC Pashto service journalist for an insurgent when troops responded to a militant attack in the town of Tarin Kowt in … [Read more...]

Piers Morgan under pressure over phone hacking allegations

British journalist Piers Morgan, now carving out a lucrative career in the United States as a celebrity interviewer for CNN is under increasing pressure to return to Britain to explain what he knows about the country's phone hacking scandal. The heat was turned up on Morgan, 46, when Heather … [Read more...]

Snake sanctuary owner killed by snake

Luke Yeomans, the owner of a Nottinghamshire snake sanctuary has died after apparently being bitten by one of his own animals. Yeomans, 47, was due to open the King Cobra Sanctuary, in Eastwood, to the public this weekend. Nottinghamshire police say they were called to a property in Brookhill … [Read more...]

LulzSec announces its hacking days are over

Secrative but high profile hacking group Lulz Security (LulzSec) has annouced on its Twitter account that it is disbanding. After an action packed few weeks which saw cyber attacks on such high profile websites as Sony, Nintendo, Fox, PBS, the CIA, and the US Senate. LulzSec have not given a … [Read more...]

Amy Winehouse cancels European tour dates after Serbia meltdown

British singer Amy Winehouse has cancelled shows in Instanbul and Athens after getting booed in Belgrade for appearing to be too drunk to perform. A spokesman said Ms Winehouse would like to apologise to fans, but "feels that this is the right thing to do". Her spokesman added that Ms … [Read more...]

NATO admits “systems failure” in Tripoli raid civilian deaths

Nato has admitted "a weapons systems failure" in an air strike on Libyan capital, Tripoli on Sunday that led to civilian casualties. In a statement, NATO said the intended target of the strike was a military missile site, but "it appears that one weapon" did not hit it. "Nato regrets the loss … [Read more...]

Bahrain F1 Grand Prix “not on”- Ecclestone

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has said October's reinstated Bahrain F1 Grand Prix cannot go ahead despite the FIA reinstating it on the racing calendar for October. The race was due to open the F1 season in March but was called off because of civil unrest in Bahrainwith dozens of protesters … [Read more...]

Lap-dancing nun performs for church leaders

For years Anna Nobili worked as a lap dancer in Italian nightclubs. Now the 38 year-old is dancing for Jesus. This week she performed what she calls "The Holy Dance" for senior church leaders in Rome, including Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican's Cultural Department. In an … [Read more...]

Assad advisor says soldiers ordered not to fire on protesters

Buthaina Shabaan an adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised opposition leaders that government forces will not fire on protests planned for Friday throughout Syria. Louay al-Husein has told the BBC that he and other opposition leaders had been in talks with Ms Buthaina Shabaan to … [Read more...]

Libyan Rebels capture key oil town from Gaddafi forces

Libyan rebels taking advantage of heavy coalition air raids have announced they have seized the key oil town of Ajdabiya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces. BBC correspondent Ben Brown is in Ajdabiya and reports that there are scenes of jubilation among the anti-Gaddafi rebels in the … [Read more...]

Gaddafi forces capture key Libyan oil port

Sustained attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces have driven the rebels out of the strategic oil port of Ras Lanuf. With Colonel Gaddafi's troops taking full advantage of their air power and heavy weapons, the rebel forces had no chance of holding their positions. There have been reports of severe … [Read more...]

Libya leader Gaddafi claims “all my people love me”

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that "all my people love me" and still continues to deny there are protests going on in Tripoli. In the interview with the BBC, Gaddafi says he felt "betrayed by the world leaders who had urged him to quit." His people he said "would die to … [Read more...]