UK population saw record increases in 2010

June 30, 2011

The UK'S population increased more in 2010 than any other year in almost 50 years, according to the Office for National Statistics' figures. By mid-2010, an estimate on the resident population stood at 62,262,000, representing an increase of at least 470,000 when compared to the previous year. Noticeably, this growth rate ...

US worries over Thai royal succession

June 23, 2011

American diplomats have expressed their concerns over Thailand's royal succession, as has been revealed by leaked cables. The documents suggest that Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, next in line to succeed his father, is currently in poor health. US officials also have worries about how he is regarded by the Thai public. His ...

Sony Picture battling Jacko doctor defence over footage

June 16, 2011

Sony Pictures is battling the lawyers currently representing Michael Jackson's doctor, in relation to raw access footage from the pop icon's posthumous concert movie, This Is It. Prosecutors intend to use select clips from the movie to show that Jackson was in reasonable health before he passed away; the defence believes ...

Indian art legend MF Husain passes aged 95

June 9, 2011

One of India's biggest art icons, MF Husain, has died in hospital, aged 95, after a lengthy period of self-imposed exile. The artist, born Maqbool Fida Husain, had been unwell for months and was his native's most highly prized, yet at the same time most controversial, painters, with many pieces having ...

Former leaders launch war on drugs failure claim

June 2, 2011

A new report, put together by politicians and ex-world leaders, claims that the worldwide war on drugs has been a failure. The Global Commission on Drug Policy dossier calls for some drugs to be legalised while an end is put to the criminalisation of users. The special panel that put together ...