Archive for the ‘World News’ Category

 

Today in the UK, the High Court ruled that the Government must put the triggering of Article 50 to a vote in Parliament so as not to undermine the sovereignty of Parliament. This ruling has, it’s fair to say, not gone down very well amongst some quarters of the political sphere.

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It has been 14 years since the 9/11 terror attacks forced the West to launch the “War On Terror”. So how’s it going?

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As we come to the end of a fortnight in which the foundations of a press-politics relationship have been shook, possibly fatally so, it seems clear that the revelations surrounding the News Of The World hacking scandal will not be going away any time soon. In the same week, we saw the end of an era as STS-135, Space Shuttle Atlantis, arrived back on Earth for the final time.

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From local and national news to a global debate. When President Barack Obama defended the controversial plans to build a 13-story Islamic centre and mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, the issue became worldwide news.

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You may or may not have heard, in the wake of the Haiti earthquake whick has left thousands dead and millions more homeless, that Simon Cowell has decided to get a few of his musical friends together to do a cover version of a song to be released in order to raise funds for charities. All well and good, you may think, people using their power to raise necessary funds for worthy causes. And it is all well and good. But there’s always things that rankle me about celebrities doing things like this for charities.

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Today, Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents involved in the “Balloon Boy” hoax of October this year, were sentenced to jail in a Colorado court. Richard Heene will spend 90 days in jail, whilst his wife Mayumi will spend 20 days locked up.

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This story has been doing the rounds on twitter, as well as on various blogging and micro-blogging sites, so I’ve had chance to look at the story from a few different perspectives. The background of it is this: Paul Clarke, a former soldier, found a sawn-off shotgun and ammo in his back garden in a black bag (probably thrown over by local ruffians). He calls his local police station and asks to see the chief superintendent the next day. When he goes in with the gun and ammo, instead of being allowed on his way he was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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