Monthly Archive for June, 2007


Bulgarian society is still divided on whether anyone should bear moral responsibility for the communist past and, if so, who. Few believe the new commission charged with opening the archives will act impartially.


In a new twist on care for the elderly, thousands of Norwegians are relaxing in the Spanish sun and taking health cures at a growing number of geriatric and rehabilitation centres run by Norwegian municipalities and staffed almost entirely by Norwegians in the Alicante region.


A 17-year-old boy has been in jail awaiting his trial in Turkey for 10 weeks. If found guilty of abusing a 13-year-old girl from Manchester he could face up to 8 years in prison. The two teenagers met at a hotel in Turkey, the girl told him she was 15, they flirted and kissed, and the girl”s mother pressed charges of sexual abuse against him the next morning.


“Follow the money”. This famous phrase has inspired generations of investigative reporters.


She was known for dressing like a man and wearing a false beard, and was more powerful than either of her more famous female successors, Nefertiti and Cleopatra.


A bullet has been removed from behind the right ear of a US man who went to hospital complaining of a headache. He had woken up with a headache so severe he thought it was caused by an aneurysm. His wife took him to hospital but left when the bullet was found. She was arrested later over the shooting, but said it was an accident.


A New York teacher has apologised for taking sick leave to pursue a secret other life as a professional wrestler.


A professional wrestler has been found dead at his family home in the US along with his wife and son in what officials say appears to be a murder-suicide.


Armed gangs are seizing children for ransom payments in the lawless north of the Central African Republic.


Officers in Salisbury will be using cameras in their helmets to deter and detect crime across the city.