Tuesday, February 27

Day: May 5, 2015

Tourists break piece off priceless Statue of the two Hercules in Italy while trying to take a selfie
ENGLISH, Europe

Tourists break piece off priceless Statue of the two Hercules in Italy while trying to take a selfie

    Two tourists have managed to break off a piece of a priceless Italian statue which smashed to the floor after they tried to climb it and take a selfie. The ‘Statue of the two Hercules,’ which sits in the northern Italian town of Cremona, shows the city’s emblem being held by two depictions of Hercules, the mythological demi-God who is said to have founded the city. A large crown is shown sitting on top of the city emblem in the statue. It is part of the crown which broke off when the tourists tried to climb it, the Local reports. The incident happened on Friday night and by Sunday police had identified two perpetrators, according to the Corriere della Sera. Technicians have since visited the site to assess the damage caused to the statue. The statue dates back to 1700 a...
General Election 2015: Miliband accuses Cameron of ‘constitutional outrage’ if he tries to ‘squat’ in Number 10 without majority
ENGLISH, London

General Election 2015: Miliband accuses Cameron of ‘constitutional outrage’ if he tries to ‘squat’ in Number 10 without majority

    Ed Miliband’s allies are worried that Mr Cameron will attempt to hang on as prime minister if the Conservatives win more seats than Labour but Labour would have more chance of seeing the Queen’s Speech approved by MPs with the backing of the Scottish National Party and other parties. The new government’s programme will  be unveiled on May 27, with a vote due on June 4. Tory insiders suggest  Mr Cameron would stay on in the hope that the public would regard the party with the most seats as the winner, while seeing a deal put together by the runner-up as a “coalition of the losers.” But Labour argues that such a move would breach the rulebook, the Cabinet Manual, which says a prime minister should resign if it is clear he is unlikely to command the confidence of the Commons....
Royal baby named: Meet Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
ENGLISH, London

Royal baby named: Meet Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their baby daughter is to be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Kensington Palace tweeted the couple were "delighted" to announce the baby will be known as: "Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge." Bookmakers had said the favourite was 'Alice' after a flurry of last minute bets, knocking 'Charlotte' off the top spot. Some £1m was wagered on the name of the couple's second child, bookmakers estimated. Ladbrokes said that since the baby was born punters had placed more bets on the potential name than on the General Election. Sky's Royal Commentator Alastair Bruce said: "It’s a name that has tremendous history. "It will always provide a link to the past and opportunity for this young princess to create her own ...