European far-right groups are set to hold a rally in Denmark which will create an anti-Islamic alliance across the continent.
The rally has been organised by the English Defence League (EDL) who have called for demonstratations against the “Islamification of Europe”.
The EDL says the meeting in the city of Aarhus will discuss the formation of an European Defence League with representatives from far-right and anti-Islamic groups in Italy, Poland, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Norway expected to attend.
The rally will take place a few weeks before the start of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right extremist … Continue reading
The Australian government has blamed WikiLeaks for a “reckless, irresponsible and potentially dangerous” disclosures of secret information. It is also delaying the release of diplomatic cables on the matter after the US expressed concern.
Last week Anna Harmer, an official of Australia’s Attorney General wrote to a legislator that “debate about the WikiLeaks matter is not about censoring free speech or preventing the media from reporting news,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. She also confirmed the government’s focus on WikiLeaks’ “reckless” and “unauthorized” disclosure of classified material.
In the meantime, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has delayed the… Continue reading
Thai rescue workers help an injured man after a car bomb blast in Thailand’s southern restive province of Yala on March 31, 2012. (AFP Photo / Muhhamad Sabri)
Three bomb blasts have struck the southern town of Yala, killing nine people and wounding dozens more, local officials say.
The first two bombs are thought to have been hidden inside motorcycles, while the third was planted in a nearby car.
They detonated only minutes apart, damaging vehicles and setting the surrounding shops and buildings on fire.
“There are nine dead now and 112 injured people sent to our hospital,” a… Continue reading
A couple had to flee their home in terror after a gang of 20 thugs laid siege to the property and smashed all the windows – because they complained about their loud music.
Barry Clark, 68, was kicked and punched in the back and head and pushed to the ground by a gang of four yobs when he asked them to keep the racket down.
He was taken to hospital for treatment but when he returned the stunned pensioner and his wife were confronted by a 20-strong mob and locked themselves in their home.
The louts hurled bricks… Continue reading
The final piece of the jigsaw was added in place as the Shard building in London was topped off. It will now take it’s place as Europe’s tallest inhabited building, standing 310 metres into the London skyline. A steel spire weighing about 500 tonnes was placed at the top of the building, in Southwark near London Bridge, yesterday.
No rest for the wicked: Builders, who are probably working on their highest ever job, help finish off The Shard in Southwark, London
And, not surprisingly, it needed specific tools to help it into place – specifically the UK’s largest crane.
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Ed Miliband faces a leadership showdown this summer unless he improves Labour’s standing after George Galloway condemned the party to a humiliating defeat in the Bradford West by-election.
The Respect candidate romped to victory on a 36.5 per cent swing just hours after Mr Miliband’s aides had… Continue reading
A mother who conned a former lover into thinking he was the father of her daughter for more than 13 years has been jailed.
The 47-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, swindled him out of at least £48,700 which went on private education and expensive gifts.
She admitted 15 offences of deception when she appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court, in north Wales, yesterday.
And despite a plea for leniency from her daughter, the judge told her he had no choice but to jail her for 20 months.
Too young to wed … a girl of five was helped by Forced Marriage Unit last year
A GIRL of five is believed to be Britain’s youngest victim of forced marriage, figures reveal.
The youngster was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the Government’s Forced Marriage Unit last year.
Amy Cumming, joint head of the unit, said 29 per cent of its cases involved minors.
She said: “The youngest of these was actually five years old, so there are children involved in the practice across the school age range.”
Authorities did not reveal further details… Continue reading
A curious photo archivist from Newcastle stumbled on an amazing treasure trove of street photographs which capture the city’s Victorian residents going about their daily lives.
Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle’s Mining Institute, discovered the 300-image collection of early glass negatives after peering into a long-forgotten box.
He was moving some old furniture for the Society of Antiquaries when the innocuous container caught his eye.
Mr… Continue reading
Houses in Cuba are selling for $250 per square metre as the country after a change in the law meant residents could start selling their homes for the first time since the Revolution in 1959.
The purchasing and selling of private property was legalised by President Raul Castro in Cuba last November in a bid to keep the struggling Communist state afloat.
Only citizens and permanent residents are allowed to buy properties in the Communist country but many Cuban exiles in America are entering the property markets through friends and family on the island – bumping up property prices.