Murdered then tossed into a mass grave: Sri Lanka unearths 150 decades-old skeletons and promises to uncover the truthPresident appoints commission to seek answers to grisly findThe bodies date back to a Marxist uprising in the 1980sPresidential commission will run alongside ongoing police investigation By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 15:24 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:02 GMT, 10 April 2013 The Sri Lankan government has launched an investigation into a recently uncovered mass grave containing more than 150 skeletons. President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a presidential commission will be appointed to investigate the chilling find, likely to be the bodies of Marxist rebels killed decades ago, said Lakshman Hulugalle, head of the government's Media Centre for National Security. It was found late last year at a state-run hospital in the central region of the country.
Ferry passengers endured horrendous 30 hour journey through violent storm and only got to spend SIX MINUTES in Amsterdam (in the dark) British tourists hoped to spend all day on Saturday in Dutch capitalPassengers spent minutes in car park before boarding bus to ferry home By Harriet Arkell PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 British tourists who booked a weekend 'mini-cruise' to Amsterdam spent just six minutes in the Dutch capital after their overnight ferry crossing turned into a 30-hour journey from hell. More than 300 people booked the 48-a-head break to the Netherlands, which should have entailed them arriving in Holland at 9am last Saturday and spending all day in Amsterdam before boarding an 11pm boat home. But after they boarded the DFDS Princess Seaways service from North Shields on Friday afternoon, their boat was lashed by such high winds and rough seas that their arrival at the Dutch port of Ijmuiden was delayed by 13 hours.
Moment British woman in her 50s on holiday in Barbados was gunned down along with male tourist Woman and British man in his 70s were shot in island capital BridgetownHorrified tourists rushed to couple’s aid after hearing shots and screamsMale victim hit in his pelvis and woman received injury to her right thighPolice have not revealed names or what their current conditions areSome media reports say the two victims are married By Mail Foreign Service PUBLISHED: 13:43 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:57 GMT, 18 March 2013 Two Britons on a Caribbean cruise were recovering in hospital today after being shot by an armed robber during a stopover on the holiday island of Barbados.
Moment British woman in her 50s on holiday in Barbados was gunned down along with male tourist Woman and British man in his 70s were shot in island capital BridgetownHorrified tourists rushed to couple’s aid after hearing shots and screamsMale victim hit in his pelvis and woman received injury to her right thighPolice have not revealed names or what their current conditions are By David Harding PUBLISHED: 13:43 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 18 March 2013 Two Britons on a Caribbean cruise were recovering in hospital today after being shot by an armed robber during a stop over on the holiday island of Barbados. Horrified tourists rushed to the couple’s aid after hearing shots and screams in an area popular with holidaymakers on the outskirts of the island's usually safe capital, Bridgetown.
Luxury goods worth 11MILLION seized from Saudi Princess to help pay her extravagant shopping billsMaha Al-Sudairi helped herself to goods worth millions in French capital IOU notes handed to shopkeepers were usually acceptedJudge has now ruled contents of three storage units to be sold off By Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 21:13 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 8 March 2013 Luxury goods worth more than 11 million are to be seized from a Saudi princess to pay her shopping bills, a Paris judge ordered today. Maha Al-Sudairi, who was once married to the country’s late Crown Prince, helped herself to millions of pounds worth of goods whenever she visited the French capital. As well as art works and jewellery, they included 5,500 worth of luxury chocolates, and 1.4m on the hire of two Rolls Royce Phantoms and ‘around 30 chauffers’ to take her shopping.
Osama Bin Laden’s spokesman and son-in-law captured in Jordan in ‘very significant victory’, U.S officials say Al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith has been captured in JordanThe CIA and FBI caught him in the last week reportedly on his way to KuwaitHe reportedly took part in orchestrating the September 11 attacks By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 16:39 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 7 March 2013 Osama bin Laden's spokesman and son-in-law has been captured by U.S. intelligence officials in Jordan
Robber left fighting for his life after Swedish police shoot him in the head during armed heistFire exchange between police and armed robbers caught on cameraFour men with AK47 assault rifles robbed jewellery shop in Sweden One robber shot in the head by police left with life-threatening injuries By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:14 GMT, 6 January 2013 Swedish police left an armed robber fighting for his life after they shot him in the head during a dramatic lunchtime fire-exchange. The 26-year-old man and three accomplices armed with AK47 assault rifles robbed a small jewellery shop in a shopping centre – located just 200 metres (650 ft) from the police station
The Great Train of China: Longest high-speed rail line in the world is launched – and it runs for a bottom-aching 1,400 milesThe high speed rail line links Beijing and economic hub GuangzhouThe first trains set off from the Chinese capital this morning Journey times will be cut from more than 20 hours to just eight hours PUBLISHED: 17:54 GMT, 26 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 27 December 2012 The first trains have taken to the track on the world's longest high-speed rail line which stretches a staggering 1,400 miles across China. The line, which runs roughly the equivalent distance of a journey between London and Gibraltar, will halve the travelling time from the country's capital Beijing to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the south
MPs may be sued over their second home profits if they refuse to hand over part of the profits they have madeStandards authority will sue MPs who fail to return share of capital gainsAt least 10 MPs still to comply with expenses watchdogMPs forced to pay up tens of thousands since expenses scandal | UPDATED: 01:11 GMT, 24 December 2012 Former environment secretary Sir Jim Paice has agreed to pay 10,000 back to to the taxpayer The Commons expenses watchdog is preparing to take legal action against MPs who refuse to hand back a share of the profits they have made on taxpayer-funded second homes. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said it is looking at suing MPs who fail to return a share of the 'capital gain' from the increase in value of their homes over two years
Gangam Style becomes first video to reach ONE BILLION views on YouTube five months after it was uploaded Gangnam Style has now been watched one billion times on YouTubeThe smash hit has overtaken Justin Bieber's Baby as the website's most-viewed video PUBLISHED: 18:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 18:58 GMT, 21 December 2012 Pop sensation: South Korean rapper Psy's video for his global hit Gangnam Style has become the first to reach one billion views on YouTube South Korean pop sensation Gangnam Style has become the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube. The video by pop star PSY was uploaded in July, and shows the singer making fun of the extravagant lifestyle of the residents of Gangnam, the neighbourhood where he grew up in the capital, Seoul.