Breaking News – Newsletter for February 27, 2011Sunday, February 27, 2011
LONDON – An eight-year-old from York rings bells weighing up to 32 stone, despite only weighing four stone himself.
Ewan Hull, who took up the hobby when he was five, is part of a bell-ringing family and joins nine others at St Wilfrid’s Church, in York.
What’s more, he is celebrating ringing his first quarter peal on … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Meet the eight-year-old boy who rings bells up to 8 times his body weight!.
SYDNEY – The sons of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi may have salted away millions of dollars in oil money in hidden Australian investments during a series of visits to Sydney, Perth and Queensland over the past nine years.
In a trip to Sydney in 2006, million-dollar apartments in “the Toaster” at Circular Quay and several …. Source article : Gaddafi’s sons may have salted away millions in secret Oz investments.
WELLINGTON – The death toll from the New Zealand earthquake has risen to 147, while 50 people remain “unaccounted for”.
Police say a previous figure of around 200 missing people had included confirmed fatalities.
“The number of deceased is now 147… we expect that all of those that we have confirmed have died will be on the … Read more >>>.
NEW YORK – A man in US reportedly raped a toddler at SeaWorld and saved pictures of the horrific crime on his cell phone, according to police.ichael Grzybowicz, of Cocoa Beach Fla., has been held without bail in the Brevard County Jail since Saturday, reports the New York Daily News.
The 26-year-old allegedly molested the 2-year-old …. Source : Gaea News Network.
NEVADA – Various events are being organized in Northern Ireland to celebrate Sister Nivedita’s (1867-1911) 100th death anniversary falling on October 13 this year, who was born as Margaret Elizabeth Noble in Northern Ireland but spent most of her adult years in India.
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council in Northern Ireland, in partnership with the …. Original article : Celebrations planned in Sr. Nivedita’s birthtown in N. Ireland on 100th anniversary.
LONDON – Medical chiefs in Britain say pregnant women should be told that having an abortion is safer than having the baby.
The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is for all doctors, nurses and counselors advising women contemplating terminations, reports the Telegraph.
Its first recommendation on “what women need to know” instructs … Read more »».
NEW YORK – A Voodoo sex ceremony meant to bring good luck triggered the Brooklyn blaze that killed one person and left dozens homeless, sources have revealed.
A man identified by friends and neighbors as Nelson (Pepe) Pierre took 300 dollars from a woman to perform a mystic ceremony that promised to change her life, reports …. Source article on Gaea Times at : ‘Voodoo sex ceremony’ sparked deadly Brooklyn blaze.
LONDON – The average time for completing a marathon is 4 hours 30 minutes for men and 5 hours 10 minutes for women.
However, the winner of the world’s first robot marathon, Robovie PC, took a slightly more leisurely time of 54 hours, 57 minutes and 50.26 seconds, reports the Daily Mail.
The event, which started …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Winner of world’s first robot marathon crosses the line after 55 hrs!.
WASHINGTON – Pregnant women in the UK are using NHS fruit and vegetable vouchers to obtain cigarettes and alcohol, reveals a Government report.he survey more than 2,000 retailers, health professionals and recipients has found that more than one in five knew of occasions when shops had swapped the tokens for products outside the scheme, reports … Read more »»».
PURI – Orissa Police has seized 18 tons of silver bricks in Puri from the ancient Emar Mutt located in front of the 12th century Sri Jagannath Temple.
The incident came to light when some of the masons employed by the Orissa State Archaeology Department were engaged in repairing and renovation work of the ancient Emar … Read more »»».
NEW DELHI – The legacy of 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau will come alive in the capital at ‘Jahan-e-Khusrau’, the World Sufi Music Festival, to be held March 11-13.
Sufi musicians from India, Pakistan, Iran and Canada will congregate to revisit the music and poetry of the Sufi saint at the 14th century Arab …. Original article : Amir Khusrau’s legacy to come alive again.
LONDON – If you accidentally knock over your neighbours beer in a bar and he stares at you, would you buy him a new drink or would you try to outstare him? New research suggests the dominance behaviour exhibited by staring someone down can be reflexive.
Our primate relatives certainly get into dominance battles, they …. Original article : Engaging in gaze contest is a reflex.
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party has termed the Pakistan Muslim League-N’s decision to expel its ministers from the Punjab government a ’sad day for democracy’, and declared that it would play the role of an effective opposition in the province.
“We would like to emerge as an effective opposition and hold the Punjab government accountable. … Read more »»».
NEW DELHI – Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has turned down accusations made by the Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma that the recent clashes between the Rabhas and the Garos in areas along the Assam-Meghalaya boundary could have been avoided had the government of both states taken prompt action.
LONDON – In a wide-ranging interview, former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the war against Islam as a conflict is partly of the US’s own making.
He also called on the David Cameron Government to withdraw British troops from Afghanistan.
“It’s called the historical and political boomerang,” The Independent quoted Gorbachev, as saying … Read : War against Islam in Afghanistan partly of US’s own making: Gorbachev.
MUSCAT – Social workers and parents have criticized the first elections of the Indian school board in Oman, calling it a farce.
“The whole process, right from the composition of the board to the procedure of the election is a farce and the process as announced by the Election Committee is unheard of in any democratic …. Read the original article : here.
CANBERRA – Australia has withdrawn its diplomats from Libya amid unrest in that country, which eventually prompted the United Nations to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said Australian Consul-General Tom Yates and two other officials had been evacuated to Malta as the Gaddafi’s regime intensified its crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Australia withdraws diplomats from Libya amid unrest.
LONDON – The British Government is reported to have brokered a secret deal with the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi regime worth up to 10 billion pounds before Libya descended into chaos.
According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph, for the past 18 months a dedicated Foreign Office unit had been supporting lawyers fighting to win compensation …. Original article : UK brokered secret 10 billion pound deal to detoxify ‘Brand Libya’.
KUWAIT CITY – Visiting Indian Foreign Minister S.M.Krishna just about made it to a military parade that was organised to celebrate Kuwait’s 50th Independence Day here, after being delayed by a traffic snarl.
The 50th anniversary of independence celebrations lit up the skies of Kuwait with fireworks of joy. It was a spectacle that was both … Original source on Gaea Times at : Krishna makes it to Kuwait military parade despite being caught in traffic snarl.
NEW DELHI – Prominent social activists such as Anna Hazare and ex-cop Kiran Bedi have demanded that the government introduce an Ombudsman Bill at the earliest to curb the spread of corruption in Indian society.
Criticising the present draft of the proposed Bill, Hazare said it has many loopholes and would not be able to check …. Original source : Social activists demand fullproof Ombudsman Bill to curb corruption.