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Berlusconi found guilty in prostitution trial

Berlusconi found guilty in prostitution trial

The former Italian Prime Minister and head of the main coalition partner in the current Italian government, Silvio Berlusconi, has been found guilty of paying an underage prostitute for sex and later abusing his office to cover up the [read more]

Daily tablet to fight cancer could be offered in lieu of a mastectomy

Daily tablet to fight cancer could be offered in lieu of a mastectomy

About half a million healthy women with a family history of breast cancer are to be offered a five year course of drugs to help prevent the disease thanks to new NHS guidance published today. The National Institute for Health and Clinical [read more]

New York art studio brands Olympic Cauldron a copycat

New York art studio brands Olympic Cauldron a copycat

An American design studio has claimed that the Olympic Cauldron, which became the centrepiece of the London Olympics, was originally their idea. The cauldron, which consisted of petals lifting from the ground to merge together, has won a [read more]

Sopranos star dies aged 51

Sopranos star dies aged 51

Star of hit television show The Sopranos, James Gandolfini, died on Wednesday while on holiday in Rome. The 51-year-old actor, who is best known for his award-winning portrayal of New Jersey mafia boss Tony Soprano, is believed to have [read more]

UN figures suggest at least 93,000 killed in Syria

UN figures suggest at least 93,000 killed in Syria

At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria according to the latest United Nations figures released today. These figures show that on an average 5,000 people have been killed every month since last July, with the rural Damascus and [read more]

Jeremy Forrest appears in court over running away with schoolgirl

Jeremy Forrest appears in court over running away with schoolgirl

Accused of running away with one of his pupils, married school teacher Jeremy Forrest appeared at the Lewes Crown Court for the start of a two-week trial on Tuesday. The Scottish-born, 30-year-old Forrest was a maths tutor at Bishop Bell [read more]

Cameron calls on tax havens to clean up their act

Cameron calls on tax havens to clean up their act

Prime minister David Cameron has written a letter to British overseas territories urging them to come to London for a conference to tackle the tax evasion industry.  At the tax and transparency conference, to be held the weekend before Mr [read more]

North Korea nuclear reactor “nearing completion”

North Korea nuclear reactor “nearing completion”

The Yongbyon nuclear reactor in North Korea is reportedly “one-to-two months” from completion according to a recent report by a US think-tank. 38 North, which is part of the US-Korea Institute at John Hopkins University, produced the [read more]

A&E surplus makes waiting times worst in a decade

A&E surplus makes waiting times worst in a decade

Hundreds of patients are being forced to wait more than four hours as the NHS continues to struggle with target A&E waiting times, according to an official NHS data revealed on Friday. Figures released by the Department of Health show [read more]

Assad warns Israel against future air strikes

Assad warns Israel against future air strikes

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has warned Israel that it will respond in kind to any future air strikes.  President Assad gave his warning in an interview with al-Manar TV, a Lebanese television channel owned by Hezbollah, a close ally [read more]

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