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Two more teens arrested over schoolboy stabbing
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Two more teenagers were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of Paul Erhahon, the 14-year-old stabbed to death near his home in east London, police said. The pair, aged 15 and 18, are being questioned at an east London police station. Erhahon was stabbed to death near a block of flats in Leytonstone on April 6, the latest teenage victim in a series of shootings an ...


UK Live Earth tickets three times over-subscribed
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Tickets for the UK leg of the Live Earth concerts in July are more than three times over-subscribed, with 203,000 people having registered for the 60,000 available, organisers said on Tuesday. The successful applicants for the 55-pound tickets will be chosen by ballot and notified on Wednesday. Built on the model Bob Geldof used for the anti-poverty Live 8 concerts in 2005, Li ...


Tycoon stands by threat to topple Russia's Putin
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky stuck by his threat to try to topple President Vladimir Putin by fomenting a revolution and said he was in contact with members of Putin's circle to that end. The British-based multi-millionaire's comments last week that he was plotting a revolution to bring down Putin triggered calls by Moscow for his extradition and earned him ...


Increase in serious child abuse on Web
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Images of child abuse posted and sold online are rapidly becoming more graphic and more sadistic and involving younger children, a British-based Internet monitoring group said on Tuesday. In its annual report, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) said in the last three years there had been a four-fold increase in the number of images involving severe abuse such as penetrative and ...


Questions remain after worst U.S. shooting rampage
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Patricia Zengerle and Andrea Hopkins BLACKSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - Police and university officials faced pressure on Tuesday to explain how a gunman evaded detection between killing two people and going on to kill 30 others two hours later in America's worst shooting rampage. The man killed himself in a classroom at Virginia Tech university after opening fire on students and staff in an appa ...


Bank forced to explain as inflation exceeds 3 percent
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Christina Fincher and Matt Falloon LONDON (Reuters) - Inflation rose above three percent in March for the first time since the Bank of England took charge of interest rate policy, forcing the bank to write the government an unprecedented letter of explanation. The data pushed the pound above the psychological $2 level it had last seen in September 1992 as it strengthened convictions that at lea ...


ASBO pensioner jailed for six months
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - An 81-year-old woman, once dubbed by a judge the "original neighbour from Hell," was jailed for six months on Tuesday for harassment and six breaches of an anti-social behaviour order. Dorothy Evans, from Abergavenny in Wales, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after being found guilty earlier this year. The judge had threatened her with arrest after she failed to turn up fo ...


Bank to explain itself as inflation rate spikes
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Christina Fincher and Matt Falloon LONDON (Reuters) - The inflation rate accelerated unexpectedly in March to its highest since comparable records began, requiring the Bank of England to write an unprecedented letter of explanation to the government. The data boosted expectations that at least one more interest rate rise will be needed to curb inflation, pushing the pound briefly above the psyc ...


Bollywood braces for wedding of stars
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - The wedding celebrations of India's hottest Bollywood couple, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, kick off on Wednesday with a pre-marriage party featuring songs, dances and skits performed by close friends and relatives. The celebrations will culminate in a Hindu wedding on Friday, a union that many say will create Bollywood's ultimate power couple. Rai  ...


Bank to explain itself as CPI exceeds 3 percent
17 Apr 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - The country's inflation rate accelerated unexpectedly in March to its highest since comparable records began, requiring the Bank of England to write an unprecedented letter of explanation to the government. The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday consumer prices leapt 0.5 percent on the month, lifting the annual rate of inflation to 3.1 percent -- the highest since t ...


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