Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Six die as train ploughs into car

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

While travelling on trains or planes I sometimes wonder what would it be like if something tragic were to happen, how it would affect me, or the strangers around me.

I used to get this train every day, I do wonder if any of the people that died were people I shared a carriage with, or even shared a table with. My thoughts are with the survivors of the train crash, and with the family of the victims.

Video Shows 9/11 Hijackers’ Security Check

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

Some of the hijackers who crashed a jetliner into the Pentagon (news – web sites) on Sept. 11, 2001, twice set off alarms as they passed through metal detectors that morning at Washington Dulles International Airport, but security screeners did not appear to question them about utility knives investigators believe they were carrying as part of the takeover plot, according to newly disclosed surveillance video:

Bookies pay out for Big Brother nookie

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

Michelle and Stu got it on the other day, and the bookies have been forced to pay up. Yes I do watch Big Brother.

Colombia Three freed

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

News just out, the three lads who were ‘on holidays’ in Colombia, on false passports, have been released.

Library of Alexandria discovered

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

The BBC is reporting that the lost Library of Alexander has been found, great news if the whole site can be fully explored.

Carl Sagan was fascinated with the books that may have been present in the library – perhaps they could find me the lost parts of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound – or any of his other plays.

Fighting breaks out in Falluja

Monday, April 26th, 2004

More fighting has broken out in Fallujah, it looks like this might get messy.

Hunt is on for ships used by Greece in Persian Wars

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

Interesting story about the hunt for Greek ships, such as the ones used to attack Troy. And that film will be out in May. The article seems to have been edited badly, it cuts off at the end.

Iranian passenger plane crashes in Emirates

Tuesday, February 10th, 2004

Sad news about the crash near Dubai, I have visted there on a number of occassions.