Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for October, 2011

Qantas resumed its flights on Monday, following a ruling from Fair Work Australia which ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute between the airline’s management and the union members. (photo, from lemonde.fr) (more…)

Read Full Post »

The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries unanimously agreed on Friday to change succession laws, allowing sons and daughters of any future UK monarch to have equal right to the throne, in a historic blow for women’s rights. (more…)

Read Full Post »

All international and domestic flights from Australian Qantas Airways (photo) are grounded a labour dispute, a decision which the airline said would cost Aus$20m a day.

Immediately after the announcement 600 flights were cancelled, affecting 70,000 travelers according to the airline. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (photo, from lexpress.fr) has been re-elected in Argentina’s presidential election winning more than 50 per cent of the vote with 75 per cent of results returned. (more…)

Read Full Post »

A week ago bad weather forced salvage crews to stop pumping fuel from the stricken cargo ship, the Rena (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), which ran aground on a coral reef off of New Zealand’s North Island on 5 October.

But the pumping was resumed on Monday, with a second pump being added in order to hasten the removal of oil. (more…)

Read Full Post »

More than 1,000 Palestinians will be released in exchange for Israeli Sgt Gilad Shalit who has been held by Palestinian militants since June 2006, when he was captured in a cross-border raid.

The announcement on Tuesday brought celebration both in the Gaza Strip and in Jerusalem (photo, from europe1.fr). (more…)

Read Full Post »

Ukrainian former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko (photo, from france24.com), has been sentenced to seven years in jail on Tuesday by a Kiev court for “exceeding her powers” in 2009 in sealing a gas deal with Russia. (more…)

Read Full Post »

A container ship ran aground on a coral reef off of New Zealand’s North Island (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) on Wednesday.

On Sunday the country’s prime minister John Key flew over the scene in a helicopter and said two inquiries were already under way to find out why the ship had collided with the Astrolabe Reef. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Apple’s co-founder and former chief executive has died on Wednesday at the age of 56. (more…)

Read Full Post »

The findings of a research published last month in Archives of Internal Medicine, suggest that women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to get depressed.

The study concluded that “depression risk decreases with increasing caffeinated coffee consumption”. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31 other followers