Friday, May 23, 2008

Twist



"Clinics have responded to demand from teenage boys to look more like girls by posting Internet advertisements offering castration for as little as 4,000 baht (63 pounds)." - Thailand bans cosmetic castration - International Herald Tribune

The UK Conservative Party has won the Crewe and Nantwich by-election, beating Gordon Brown's Labour Party.

Edward Timpson (Conservative) 20,539 votes +16.93%
Tamsin Dunwoody (Labour) 12,679 votes -18.29%)
Elizabeth Shenton (Liberal Democrat) 6,040 votes -4.03%)

"Voters in this old railway town in Britain's industrial Midlands sent a powerful message to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the governing Labor Party on Thursday, electing a Conservative candidate by a wide margin in a parliamentary constituency that had been a Labor bastion for decades." - Tory wins Labor bastion, in blow to Britain's Brown

Scotland poll: "Applying the figures to the Electoral Calculus projection shows the SNP winning 23 seats in Scotland, compared to Labour’s 21, 8 for the Lib Dems, and 7 for the Tories." - Poll study puts SNP in Westminster lead



Indonesia to raise fuel prices by 28.7 per cent: report

Greek Cypriots concerned Turkey opposes Cyprus reunification...

Concern at Lockerbie lawyer bid

Another twist in controversy surrounding Lockerbie trial

Analysis: An attempt to break the Iranian-Syrian alliance

Baha Mousa public inquiry means little


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