Carrentals reveals excess insurance initiative

July 28, 2011

One of Britain's leading car hire comparison websites has launched a campaign aimed at putting an end to renters being repeatedly ripped off by excess insurance charges.'s intention is to put holidaymakers safe in the knowledge that they have the wisdom to make sure they never encounter hefty excess charges ...

Atlantis heading home for farewell

July 21, 2011

Space shuttle Atlantis is fully prepared to make one final descent to Earth tiday. The famous orbiter and its four man crew are scheduled to depart from the runway at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center just before sunrise today. At "wheel-stop", its 13-day mission back to the space station will be completed. More ...

Venezuelan jail stand off over after 27 days

July 14, 2011

Police in Venezuela have successfully regained control of a jail just to east of the country's capital, Caracas, in turn finishing a 27-day-long stand-off. Over 800 inmates have now surrended their weapons and have been driven away from El Rodeo prison in buses. They will undergo thorough medical examinations before being ...

Brazilian transport minister hands in resignation over scandal

July 7, 2011

Brazil's transport minister has handed in his resignation over a corruption scandal that has rocked his ministry. Mr Alfredo Nascimento decided to step down after a magazine accused his staff of skimming off money that was brought about by federal infrastructure contracts. He denies any wrongdoing himself, and has vowed to ...