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All 37 British citizens captured by Israeli forces while attempting to sail a flotilla of aid ships to Gaza were released without prosecution today.
The deportation of 42 Britons being detained in Israel was underway today as the first activist to be freed arrived back in the UK.
Amid huge security, the Bilderberg Club, the organisation which is said to secretly control the world, is prepared the meet at an exclusive resort near Barcelona.
A Chinese newspaper has defied a 21-year-old ban on all mention of the Tiananmen Square crackdown by publishing a cartoon that echoes one of the event’s most iconic moments.
Nine people asleep on a train travelling through northeastern China were stabbed in the early hours of this morning by a woman armed with a 15-cm-long knife.
Top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan have pulled out of the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, which begins in Colombo tomorrow, following protests over alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war with the Tamil Tigers.
A Taleban suicide squad disguised in Afghan army uniforms clashed with security forces this morning as President Karzai welcomed hundreds of dignitaries to a massive peace conference in Kabul.
In an hour-long interview broadcast on The Oprah Winfrey Show last night, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, repeatedly talked about herself in the third person, broke down in tears, and declared the US talk show host to be a “genius” when she called her a “spiritually and morally bankrupt person”.
It is usually the locals who go ‘troppo’ during the tropical wet season in Australia’s Northern Territory, however this year it is the native parrots.
One of the Britons on board the Gaza bound aid flotilla stormed by Israeli commandos has described the moment the convoy was surrounded and attacked.
Yukio Hatoyama, the Japanese Prime Minister who made history by bringing to an end decades of conservative rule, resigned today after eight months of indecision, scandal and plummeting popularity.
Theirs was a turbulent 20-year romance — but Richard Burton longed for Elizabeth Taylor on his deathbed, newly released love letters reveal.
Friends and relatives were desperately waiting to hear from the 42 Britons among those detained by the Israeli Government after Monday’s attack on their aid flotilla en route to Gaza.
BP’s long-term credibility was at stake last night as its chief executive fought to halt a headlong slide in its stock price and the Obama Administration announced a criminal investigation into the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
Though 4,000 people have climbed Everest, more than 200 have died in the attempt. In the “death zone”, above 8,000m, there is a third as much oxygen as at sea level and most unsupported climbers can survive for only a few hours. Casualties tend to be left where they fall, and so many bodies are now scattered on the upper slopes that in April a team was sent to clear some of them.
BP’s chief executive will attempt to halt the collapse in the company’s share price this week by promising leading investors that it will not axe its dividend and that the expected $4 billion ($£2.7 billion) cost of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill is “eminently manageable”.
Israel’s elite naval unit faced intense criticism yesterday after the botched operation against a pro-Palestinian flotilla on Monday.