29 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Trial of papal butler adjourned

 Paolo Gabriele says he was working as an ‘agent’ of the Holy Spirit to bring Roman Catholic Church back on track.

Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 12:38 GMT

Ancient souk burns as fighting rages in Syria

Hundreds of shops destroyed at UNESCO world heritage site in Aleppo’s Old City, as deadly violence continues.
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 14:57 GMT

Middle East

Last Westerner leaves Guantanamo prison

Youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in Guantanamo, Omar Khadr, sent to finish his sentence in his native Canada.
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 14:54 GMT

Police on alert over Northern Ireland march

Catholic minority plan counter demonstrations against Protestant parades leading to fear of clashes.
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 12:07 GMT


Roma community evicted from French city

Residents in Marseille force ethnic Roma immigrants out before setting their possessions on fire.

‘Every house in UK is at risk of flooding’

Jonathan Brown: Experts give warning as sheer volume of rain overwhelms communities previously considered immune.

With the number of properties at risk of flooding expected to quadruple in the next 20 years, according to the Committee on Climate Change, experts warned this week that no home is now without risk….

Robert Fisk: Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning reveals his moments of memory loss

29 September 2012 11:00 AM

Israeli President “Bibi” Netanyahu on Guy Fawkes. The super-terrorist plans to blow up parliament and the King; the very nation will be liquidated. Fawkes was a Catholic rather than a Muslim – though Renaissance Europe was pretty good at bestialising both – but what a cartoon! I loved the curly fuse and the “flashy” bit on the end – Dan Dare versus The Mekon – and the red line drawn on the black line. It was all oh-so-convincing. Ninety per cent convincing………………….

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