Dozens of aftershocks, including magnitude 6.7 temblor on Sunday, trigger more avalanches on Everest and cause panic across Nepal, as emergency supplies reach affected areas
A strong aftershock has caused panic and frustrated frantic efforts to reach possible survivors of Saturday?s earthquake in Nepal, with the death toll rising to more than 2,500.Continue reading...
Prime minister tells rally he won?t apologise for putting the economy at centre of re-election bid after negative comments from media mogul and Tory supporters
David Cameron has defended his election campaign after donors accused him of being lacklustre and Rupert Murdoch warned he could soon be facing the chop.
The prime minister countered the charges by saying: ?If you want political excitement, go to Greece. If you want more showbiz in this election, go to Hollywood.
UK. Polls all indicate hung parliament, possible constitutional crisis. Doubt the crisis bit. Deals, maybe dirty, will be done.
Scots may be crazy or not wanting self rule, but who can deny right of self determination? Feels inevitable over next few years.
UK. Likely approximate outcome, far from certain - Con 294 seats, Lab 265, SNP 48, LD. 25, odds 18. Everything still to tight for!
UK. Failure to win majority against either Brown in crisis or Miliband would mean chop for Cameron. Open talk today in party and press.Continue reading...
Richest 1,000 families control total of £547bn, rising by more than 112% since 2009, and own more than poorest 40% of British households
Britain?s billionaires have seen their net worth more than double since the recession, with the richest 1,000 families now controlling a total £547bn.
While average UK incomes have yet to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with thousands still flocking to food banks, the financial elite have emerged not only with their fortunes intact, but holding a larger than ever slice of the cake.Continue reading...
Families visit as Indonesian prosecutors insist there will be no reprieve for Bali Nine gang members Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan
Hopes of a last-minute reprieve for two men on death row in Indonesia have all but faded after it became apparent the country?s authorities are planning an execution by firing squad for early in the week.
Families and embassy officials have been given notice by prosecutors that the men, Myuran Sukumaran, 34, and Andrew Chan, 31, are likely to be shot, and lawyers say the men have been given 72 hours? notice. It is expected an execution will take place of a total of 10 people, nine of them foreigners, who are on Indonesia?s death row for drug offences.Continue reading...
Intercepted calls showed that the US helped separatists in Russia?s North Caucasus in the 2000s, Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed in a new documentary in which he underscored his suspicions of the west.
The two-hour documentary, to be aired on the state-owned Rossiya-1 TV channel later on Sunday, is dedicated to Putin?s 15 years in office. It focuses on Putin?s achievements as well as challenges to his rule ? which the producers and Putin blame on western interference.Continue reading...