British couple killed during round-the-world cycling tour after being run over by pick-up truck in Thailand Peter Root and Mary Thompson were both artists aged 34 from GuernseySet off in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, Middle East and ChinaCouple run over by pick-up driver in Phanom Sarakham, Chachoengsao By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:59 GMT, 18 February 2013 A British couple on a round-the-world cycling tour have been killed in a road crash in Thailand.
'Falklands Islands will be ours within twenty years': Argentina claims 'fanatical' Britons will be forced to hand disputed colony back Foreign minister Hector Timerman said Britain only wants Falklands oilHas refused to meet Foreign Secretary William Hague during London visitIslanders due to hold referendum in March on whether to remain British By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 16:31 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 6 February 2013 A senior Argentine politician has sparked outrage by claiming his country will run the Falklands within 20 years. Hector Timerman, the country’s foreign minister, also compared the islanders to illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
Face to face, Sir David and the pink iguana as Attenborough reveals lizard even Darwin missed in new series on Galapagos IslandsSir David Attenborough examines the iguana in his new series Galapagos 3DThe lizard is so rare it wasn't documented by science until 2009Islands which were beloved by Charles Darwin are famous for unique wildlife /12/31/article-0-16B3E7F1000005DC-241_306x423.jpg” width=”306″ height=”423″ alt=”Close up: Sir David Attenborough reveals the secrets of the rare pink iguana for the first time on screen from its home in the Galapagos Islands” class=”blkBorder” /> Close up: Sir David Attenborough reveals the secrets of the rare pink iguana for the first time on screen from its home in the Galapagos Islands At his age, David Attenborough thought he’d seen most things – but his extraordinary career still holds surprises. For the first time on screen, the veteran broadcaster reveals the secrets of the very rare pink iguana from its remote home on the Galapagos Islands
When David Attenborough met Lonesome George and Piers Morgan played cricket with Freddie Flintoff: Celebrities tell us their best moment of 2012 | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 1 January 2013 There is no doubt it’s been a momentous year for Britain with the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and finally, a royal baby. But what would the stars pick as their favourite event of 2012 We asked a host of celebrities to tell us about the special moment that made their year.
US may have accidentally helped to start Falklands war by encouraging Argentinians to invade islands, admits ex-CIA chiefCIA boss William Casey voiced concerns over Argentina's confidence in US Washington admitted they might have inadvertently encouraged Argentina | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 30 December 2012 The Americans admitted they may have inadvertently encouraged the Argentinians to invade the Falkland Islands, it emerged last night. The former head of the CIA privately confessed that Argentina may wrongly have believed its support for US covert operations in Central America would mean Washington's 'acquiescence' for the 1982 invasion
Horror on the highway: Incredible footage shows terrified driver being chased by a road-rage 'lunatic' who leaps on his bonnet and smashes windscreen with bare handsFormer policeman Ken Olsen was driving in Brisbane, Australia He says he does not know what angered the other driver before the attack The 'raving lunatic' rammed him seven times before leaping onto his car Mr Olsen filmed the entire incident on a camera fitted to his dashboardAfter it was shown on television, the man rang police to hand himself in | UPDATED: 13:18 GMT, 19 December 2012 If former police officer Ken Olsen had not had a dashboard camera running in his car he might have had difficulty in describing what happened when he crossed paths with ‘a raving lunatic’ on the highway. For reasons he cannot explain, he found himself on the receiving end of a very serious case of road rage, resulting in 10 minutes of terror and ending with the other driver flinging himself onto Mr Olsen’s bonnet and smashing his windscreen with his fists. The extraordinary footage was shown on Australia’s Today Tonight show on Channel Seven, resulting in the crazed driver contacting police in Brisbane and telling them he was going to hand himself in
Teacher under investigation over death of pregnant fiance who 'told friends he was trying to kill her' collapses in the street Darren Stott in critical condition in hospital in the Canary IslandsFailed to attend inquest into the death of lawyer fiance Ana HernandezShe died in June after ingesting lethal cocktail of prescription drugs | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 15 December 2012 Tragedy: Ana Hernandez, 32, died in June in what are now described as suspicious circumstances A teacher who is under investigation over his pregnant fiance's sudden death is in hospital after collapsing in the street. Darren Stott had apparently told his mother he was feeling suicidal over the decision to reopen the investigation into the death of Ana Hernandez, who was found to have taken a lethal cocktail of drugs. Ms Hernandez, a lawyer, allegedly claimed that Stott was trying to poison her shortly before she was found dead at her Yorkshire home in June.
Founder of 370m collapsed hedge fund charged with raft of fraud charges | UPDATED: 18:12 GMT, 14 December 2012 The founder of a hedge fund, which left investors millions of dollars out of pocket when it collapsed, has been charged with a host of fraud offences. Magnus Peterson, the founding director of $600million (370 million) hedge fund Weavering Capital, was charged with two offences of false accounting, one offence of fraudulent trading, one offence of fraud by abuse of position and two offences of forgery.
Japan scrambles F-15s after Chinese government plane flies near disputed East China Islands First time Chinese aircraft has 'violated airspace over disputed islands'China says it is merely carrying out a normal operationJapan has issued formal protest after sending six F15s to the area | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 13 December 2012 Japanese fighter jets were scrambled today after a Chinese plane was spotted over the disputed East China Sea Islands. The F-15s were sent to the remote islands which are controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing as the territorial row between the two nations grows. It is the first time a Chinese aircraft has violated the airspace over the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China
Britain accuses Argentina of 'strangling' Falklands economy by harassing cruise ships near the islands | UPDATED: 03:03 GMT, 9 December 2012 Britain has accused the Argentine government of being responsible for escalating tensions in the Falklands. Four cruise lines recently cancelled scheduled visits to the islands following intimidation from Left-wing groups and unions