China upholds sentence of rights activist Xu Zhiyong

Geldof, the daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates died on Monday. Police are treating the death as "non-suspicious" and "sudden". It comes a day after a post-mortem into the 25-year-old's death proved inconclusive.
That prompted further toxicology tests, the results of which are due in two to three weeks.

It also appears there may be more to the case than the confrontation between police and protestors that led to the attempted murder investigation - in particular a land dispute of some kind. It has been suggested that poor training and pay in the police does not help. Embarrassed police chiefs readily agreed that it should not have happened and said an investigating officer would be disciplined.

They wanted an illustration of her post nose-job.
"The problem with Britney is I don't recognise the post nose-job Britney as Britney.
Inspiration comes from close to home, such as Salford poet John Cooper-Clarke, or further afield, like American film director David Lynch "The eventual illustration was given the thumbs up, but it messed with my head a little having to do that portrait." n"The Britney I know is the one with the slightly weird nose, wearing a uniform in the Hit Baby One More Time video. "It was for the New Yorker magazine.

Because I am so short, he always used to tell me I should audition for the stand-in for ET. If we ever got mixed up or if I was ever upset, Carl would say to me, 'What's up? nBecause his Dad worked nights on the taxis, Carl would always be good to me. He knew I enjoyed watching films. He even went to the trouble of getting me a small television for my bedroom because he knew I liked to watch television in bed.
When he was going out, he would always pick a video up and a bottle of wine for me. Has your cheese fallen off your cracker?' Whenever I heard this, it cheered me up no end.

Prince William, meanwhile, was shown around Pacific Aerospace, an aviation firm in Hamilton.
He was told about the P-750, an innovative light aircraft made at the plant.
The prince was shown inside Pacific Aerospace's P-750 light aircraft "He talked about his friendly brotherly rivalry, with Harry flying Apaches and he's been flying search and rescue," the company's chief executive Damian Camp told reporters.

"Bamboo was all around us, but never did we imagine bamboo can be used to make so many different types of products."
Like other businesses, Mr Chen's now sells not only traditional bamboo furniture, but other products such as air fresheners and clothing. "When I was growing up, the toys we played with were made of bamboo," says Chen Ching-fu, general manager of the Bamboo Culture Park in Zhushan - a manufacturer of bamboo product, and the first visitor attraction in Taiwan devoted to the plant.

Bamboo charcoal now finds its way into items such as shampoo In recent years, bamboo has been used to make items never before associated with the plant - from shampoo and insect repellent, to socks, gloves, and even roasted peanuts. However, an earthquake and strong resolve on the part of the government and industry to continue using bamboo have led to a revival and transformation in its use.

Police chiefs earlier said they had ordered action against an investigating officer. n'Little celebrity' Continue reading the main story Mike Wooldridge World Affairs correspondent Nine-month-old Musa Khan will not, of course, remember the stir he has caused by his two appearances in court. Muhammad Musa Khan appeared in court in Lahore for a second time on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.
But the judge said the case should never have come to court. But the widespread incredulity that he could ever have been brought before a judge - and for attempted murder - has certainly revived debate in Pakistan about flaws in the judicial system.

nPakistan media broadcast images of the infant in his first court appearance, sitting on his grandfather's lap and clasping a bottle of milk. How can he stone the police?" Despite his young age, Muhammad Musa Khan was one of more than 30 people charged with attempting to kill police officers during a confrontation over electricity and gas supplies in the city of Lahore. nHis grandfather asked journalists covering the case: "He doesn't even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly.

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However, there is no evidence that it's the names causing such a marked discrepancy, rather than other factors they represent, Clark says. Different names are popular among different social classes, and these groups have different opportunities and goals. Continue reading the main story He notes that there are more than three times as many Eleanors at Oxford than we might expect, given the frequency of that first name among girls in the general population, and Peters, Simons and Annas are not far behind. nContinue reading the main story The changing name game
"Parents are now more likely to want their children to stand out rather than fit in," says Jean Twenge - she thinks non-traditional first names are a sign of growing individualism in society An Eleanor is 100 times more likely to go to Oxford than a Jade. Conversely, there is less than a 30th of the expected number of Jades and an even smaller proportion of Paiges and Shannons.