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  • Regime of tyranny and torture back to haunt Uganda

    03/19/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by propertius · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19th March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Suspected dissidents disappear after midnight visits to their homes; chilling screams can again be heard from Idi Amin's infamous torture chambers, reopened after a quarter of a century of disuse. From the few that escape come tales of punishment beatings and even mass executions. Welcome to President Yoweri Museveni's Uganda. One of Britain's favourite African states in recent years has, almost unnoticed in the West, become a sinister land where a corrupt regime uses its secret police to rule through fear. The reasons for this transition are not hard to fathom. Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986, when his...
  • Luis Suarez Bite: Child of Seven 'Expelled From Primary School for Copying Uruguayan Striker'

    06/28/2014 12:05:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/28/14 | Josh Layton
    Liverpool fan Harvey Eaglen apparently got in trouble in Lowestoft, Suffolk, after seeing the Uruguay striker try to take a chunk out of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini A child of seven faces being expelled from primary school for copying Luis Suarez’s World Cup bite attack, it was reported last night (FRIDAY). Liverpool fan Harvey Eaglen apparently got in trouble in Lowestoft, Suffolk, after seeing the Uruguay striker try to take a chunk out of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. The bite-sized youngster is said to have sunk his teeth into a classmate’s wrist as they played football in the playground. Harvey...
  • 2 jailed after neighbor was ‘eaten alive’ by pet dog

    06/06/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | June 5, 2014
    Two women have been jailed for a year after their neighbor was “literally eaten alive” by their hungry dog. Hayley Sulley, 30, and Della Woods, 29, of Norris Green in Liverpool were at a barbecue when their presa canario crossbreed, Charlie, made his way into the backyard of the women’s retired neighbour, Clifford Clarke, 79. The dog had not been fed for 45 hours and was eating plastic bowls, cigarette butts and drinking dirty water. Clarke, who had celebrated his birthday just the day before, was cooking lamb and had left his kitchen door open. Clarke was attacked so badly,...
  • Mysterious labyrinth of tunnels beneath Liverpool unearthed by volunteers

    03/13/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Thurifer the Censer · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Mar5ch 10, 2013 | Dan Curtis
    Volunteers in Liverpool are giving up their free time to clear out a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels that lurk beneath the city's Edge Hill area. The tunnels were built and conceived in the early 19th century by eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson, who paid soldiers returning from the Napoleonic war to build them. No records were kept of how far they stretch, nor which direction they go in.
  • Riots cast shadow over plans for Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

    08/11/2011 2:08:48 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:44 AM on 11th August 2011 | By Richard Kay
    There may have been no rioting in the Highlands, but no one has been watching the arson and looting of Britain’s cities more closely than the Queen. With fewer than six months to her Diamond Jubilee, when celebrations are planned for the length and breadth of the kingdom, the disorder has alarmed aides planning the extravaganza. Central to their concern is not just the damage to the country’s image overseas, but also how quickly the feelgood factor engendered by April’s Royal Wedding has been lost. From her summer home in Balmoral, the Queen has kept in touch with developments and...
  • 16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's street

    08/09/2011 6:15:16 AM PDT · by quesney · 253 replies
    16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's streets --Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising --'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London - compared with just 6,000 last night --Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF --400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialling the emergency services in London --Cost of clean-up expected to run into 'tens of millions' --Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters...
  • Anger over return of 'Sus' laws that will let police target minorities

    10/15/2010 3:24:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th October 2010 | By James Slack
    Police will soon be allowed to return to the days when they could stop and search people on the basis of their ethnic background. Last night the news threatened to ignite a huge row between the Government and civil liberties groups. So-called ‘Sus laws’ were scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black people by police led to race riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • Two women 'caught trying to smuggle dead relative on to passenger jet at Liverpool airport'

    04/06/2010 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 2,453+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 6, 2010
    In a scene reminiscent of the film 'Weekend at Bernie's', the corpse was pushed in on a wheelchair - complete with sunglasses - to try to fool staff at the check in desk at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, it is claimed. The man's body had been driven to the airport in a taxi after the women told the driver he was asleep. The women, aged 41 and 66, were travelling with two young children and arrived by taxi for the easyJet flight to Berlin at around 11am on Saturday. Astoundingly, the party had pre-booked assistance for their 'disabled' relative,...
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...
  • BBC: Ringo 'too busy' for autographs (other details)

    10/14/2008 11:06:46 AM PDT · by weegee · 36 replies · 713+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 13 October 2008 10:14 UK | no byline
    Sculpture Starr, who released his most recent album Liverpool 8 in January, recently completed a tour of the US and Canada. The musician currently divides his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey. In April, a foliage sculpture of Starr outside a railway station in Liverpool was beheaded by vandals. The performer had reportedly angered some locals when he told the BBC's Jonathan Ross he missed nothing about the city.
  • Proof Of Liverpool's Viking Past

    12/03/2007 5:04:31 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 2,796+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-3-2007 | James Randerson
    Proof of Liverpool's Viking past James Randerson, science correspondent Monday December 3, 2007 The Guardian (UK) The region around Liverpool was once a major Viking settlement, according to a genetic study of men living in the area. The research tapped into this Viking ancestry by focusing on people whose surnames were recorded in the area before its population underwent a huge expansion during the industrial revolution. Among men with these "original" surnames, 50% have Norse ancestry. The find backs up historical evidence from place names and archaeological finds of Viking treasure which suggests significant numbers of Norwegian Vikings settled in...
  • Device Explodes On Merseyside

    09/21/2007 10:38:26 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 40 replies · 2,133+ views
    Breaking NewsDevice Explodes On Merseyside Updated: 18:28, Friday September 21, 2007 A device has exploded at a school in Liverpool, according to Merseyside police. It went off under a car outside St Edward's, a Catholic school in the Sandfield Park area of West Derby. Sky News correspondent Mike McCarthy said roads near the school had been blocked off by police. Inspector Michael O'Callaghan said: "There was an explosion under a car at the school this afternoon." "What caused the explosion and the reasons behind it we are investigating. "Nobody has been injured and there has been no collateral damage," he...
  • Soldiers swap combats for Liverpool shirts

    05/24/2007 9:54:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 295+ views
    UK MoD Defence News ^ | Cpl Wayne Beeching RAF
    A Liverpool fan wouldn't have missed last night's match, 'no matter where in the world they were', so even the desert and rogue militias in Iraq weren't going to stop the club's fans from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. The 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are currently based in Basra. And last night, 23 May 2007, the Liverpool fans in the Regiment gathered together in a specially decorated welfare tent to watch the final of the Champion's League, being held in Athens, Greece. Liverpool shirts were worn and Reds towels and flags hung from the walls as about...
  • Liverpool Liberals print local election leaflets in Polish (liberals are the same everywhere)

    04/11/2007 7:24:25 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 307+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 4-10-2007 | staff writer
    First, it was drivers in Cheshire who had to contend with road signs on their country lanes translated into Polish. Then, anglers at a Welsh beauty spot were baffled by notices in the Eastern European language warning them of huge fines for illegal fishing. Now, in a sign of the times, a political party in Liverpool has decided to translate all its leaflets into Polish to try and win votes from the city's booming immigrant community ahead of next month's local elections.
  • The (Catholic) Cathedral that never was

    02/07/2007 11:52:39 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 402+ views
    BBC ^ | January 30, 2007
    The interior of Lutyens' model A scale model of a spectacular cathedral planned for Liverpool but abandoned after World War II has been put on display at the Walker Art Gallery.The model like the cathedral itself was never completed. Since 1992 conservators at National Museums Liverpool have been working on the restoration of the model.Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design a cathedral for Liverpool’s Roman Catholic community in the 1930’s, on the site of the current Metropolitan Cathedral. The interruption caused by World War II and a lack of funds meant that only the crypt was built.  A video...
  • All You Need Is Love: New Beatles Album Woos Fans

    11/22/2006 4:57:28 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 86 replies · 2,527+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 22, 2006 | Staff
    LONDON (AFP) - Fans have rushed to buy the first "new" Beatles album for a generation -- a radical remixing of some of the group's most famous songs -- more than 35 years after the break-up of the iconic band. "Love", which has the backing of surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, comprises 26 of the Fab Four's hit songs, but many of them mixed together using previously unheard material from the studio. "I hope this will help people to hear Beatles music again," said Giles Martin, son of the group's original producer Sir George Martin who is often...
  • McCartney is GQ's Man of the Year

    09/06/2006 12:27:15 PM PDT · by mcg2000 · 77 replies · 1,323+ views
    BBC ^ | September 6, 2006 | Staff
    Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney won the Man of the Year title at the GQ magazine awards held in London. Sir Paul was honoured for his latest album and his successful US tour. "Paul McCartney is not only one of our greatest living legends, he's also probably the most dignified," said GQ editor Dylan Jones. Other winners included Extras creator Ricky Gervais, presenter Jonathan Ross and singer Rod Stewart - who was given the outstanding achievement award. Embraced By PublicTop Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson won TV personality of the year, and received his award from Stewart's fiancee Penny Lancaster. GQ...
  • Zarqawi's Final Atrocities

    06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT · by MikeA · 122 replies · 5,449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06/08/06 | Richard Minitier
    If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes. Inside those boxes were nine human heads. Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men. Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads...
  • 400 terror suspects on loose in UK

    04/09/2006 1:11:56 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 28 replies · 906+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 09, 2006 | David Leppard
    AT LEAST 400 Al-Qaeda terrorist suspects — double the previous estimates — are at large in Britain, according to police and MI5. Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, director-general of MI5, has said the figure could be as high as 600 if all those thought to have returned from combat training in camps in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere are included. The new assessment — effectively a “terror audit” of Britain — was confirmed this weekend by one of Britain’s most senior police officers, who warned that shortages of trained surveillance teams were undermining attempts to monitor all the suspects. “With about 400...
  • Ringo Starr's old house to be taken down and stored as 11 streets are demolished

    09/18/2005 10:16:59 PM PDT · by Stoat · 77 replies · 1,425+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 19, 2005 | Charles Clover
    Ringo Starr's old house to be taken down and stored as 11 streets are demolished By Charles Clover, Environment Editor(Filed: 19/09/2005)The house where Ringo Starr was born will be taken down brick by brick and preserved, after an entire quarter of Toxteth is demolished around it, Liverpool City Council has announced.The city's housing chiefs have been bitterly criticised by heritage groups and residents for plans to demolish the first home of the Beatles drummer in the Welsh Streets area.   Saved: the former home of Ringo Starr in Madryn Street The demolition is part of a Ł54 million regeneration...
  • New Orleans police sought sexual favors, took snapshot of helpless victims

    09/08/2005 11:06:49 PM PDT · by johnmecainrino · 41 replies · 2,146+ views
    yahoo ^ | September 8, 2005
    New Orleans police sought sexual favors, took snapshots of helpless victims Ged Scott, 36, of Liverpool, England was with his wife and seven-year-old daughter in the Ramada Hotel when the flood waters started rising. "At one point, there were a load of girls on the roof of the hotel saying 'Can you help us?' and the policemen said 'Show us what you've got' and made signs for them to lift their T-shirts," he told the Liverpool Evening Echo. "When the girls refused, they said `Fine' and motored off down the road in their boat." "I could not have a lower...
  • A Man on a Mission of Death

    07/15/2005 2:31:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 598+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 15/07/2005 | John Steele
    The teenage terrorist who blew up a double-deck bus in Tavistock Square, London, killing 13 people including himself, was caught on closed-circuit television two and a half hours earlier. Hasib Hussain, bearded and wearing jeans and a jacket, was pictured at Luton railway station as he and three other bombers headed for the 7.20am train to London last Thursday. In his rucksack was the 10lb bomb that exploded at 9.47am on the No 30 bus shortly after three other bombs went off in Underground trains. Hussain, 18, a nondescript character, troublesome at home in Leeds and an under-achiever at school,...
  • Liverpool beat Milan on penalties

    05/25/2005 2:40:55 PM PDT · by lizol · 54 replies · 897+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 25 May, 2005
    Liverpool beat Milan on penalties Jerzy Dudek saved two penalties in the shoot-out as Liverpool were crowned European champions in dramatic fashion. Paolo Maldini volleyed Milan ahead after just 50 seconds while Hernan Crespo scored twice to put the Italians 3-0 up at the break. Steven Gerrard headed a reply, Vladimir Smicer fired the second and Xabi Alonso equalised after his penalty was saved. Serginho fired his penalty over the bar and Dudek denied Andrea Pirlo and Andriy Shevchenko to secure the trophy. Goalflashes and major incidents as they happen: EXTRA-TIME FULL-TIME AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool AET A remarkable night...
  • Fractured Leg Bone Not The End Of Tutankhamen Mystery

    04/01/2005 1:30:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1,065+ views
    Fractured Leg Bone Not The End Of Tutankhamen Mystery Original X-rays of Tutankhamen's body, taken by scientists at the University of Liverpool, could throw new light on the mystery of the young King's death. Robert Connolly, Senior Lecturer in Physical Anthropology from the University’s Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, is working with the Egyptian authorities to analyse recent findings from a CT scan of the mummy and has been asked to comment on suggestions by scientists that Tutankhamen died as a result of an infection following an injury to the femur bone. Mr Connolly has re-analysed the original...
  • "PROBLEMS AT VACCINE PLANT WERE PERVASIVE, FDA KNEW"

    11/16/2004 11:57:26 AM PST · by TheSentry · 10 replies · 647+ views
    THE KANSAS CITY STAR ^ | Nov.7th, 2004 | Mike McGraw
    American regulators knew five years ago that cotamination at the now infamous vaccine plant i Liverpool, England, was both pervasive and persistent, documents show. In fact, evidence was so overwhelming that regulators should have shut down the plant or sought alternative flu vccine sources long ago,say some vaccine experts and pharmac. experts who have reviewed the documents. * continued at kcstar.com