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Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 August 2013 Last updated at 16:47 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Nick Higham looks back at the life of Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since WB Yeats, has died aged 74. Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 “for [...]

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Obama ‘respects’ PM’s Syria approach

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 August 2013 Last updated at 17:50 ET President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron’s discussion included winning over public opinion post-Iraq US President Barack Obama has said he fully respects David Cameron’s approach after Parliament blocked UK involvement in possible military action in Syria. The men spoke by phone for 15 minutes, and [...]

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Syria attack killed 1,429

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 August 2013 Last updated at 18:12 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. John Kerry: “We know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas” US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian government forces of killing 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last week. Mr Kerry said the [...]

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Child abuse charges for Rolf Harris

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 August 2013 Last updated at 07:29 ET Rolf Harris has been a fixture on British TV screens for more than 40 years TV presenter Rolf Harris has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children, police have said. Mr Harris was first arrested in March by [...]

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UN chief awaits Syria weapons report

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 August 2013 Last updated at 10:32 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen in Damascus: “People are going about their daily business but there is a lot of anxiety” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says weapons inspectors investigating an apparent Syrian chemical attack will leave on Saturday [...]

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MPs vote on intervention in Syria

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 August 2013 Last updated at 17:14 ET MPs are voting on a government motion and a Labour amendment on UK intervention in Syria. David Cameron says action would halt further atrocities; Labour wants more evidence of the Assad regime’s guilt. Downing Street has accused Ed Miliband of giving “succour to Assad” by refusing to [...]

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President Obama marks King speech

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 August 2013 Last updated at 16:14 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US President Barack Obama: “Because they marched, America became more free and fair” US President Barack Obama has linked the ongoing struggle for economic equality in America with the goals of the 1963 March on Washington, in a [...]

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UK puts forward Syria UN proposal

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 August 2013 Last updated at 15:28 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jeremy Bowen reports: “People who live in Damascus are nervous about what the next few days will bring” The UK has put a suggested resolution to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council “authorising all necessary [...]

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MPs must vote twice for Syria action

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 August 2013 Last updated at 15:21 ET A team of UN weapons inspectors has been back at the site of the alleged attack The House of Commons will have to hold two votes before it can back “direct” military action in Syria, the government has announced. MPs, returning early to Westminster on Thursday, will [...]

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Facebook details government requests

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 August 2013 Last updated at 12:34 ET By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News Facebook has been used to organise protests Governments around the world requested information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first six months of 2013. Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, released on Tuesday for the first time, offered details on [...]

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