October 23, 2017

Archives for December 2012

The 5 minority government members resign from UDP

A report in various Caribbean news outlets, attributed to a statement made by Deputy Premier Rolston Anglin, says that the five members of the Cayman Islands minority government resigned voluntarily as members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) on Saturday (29). The resignations came ahead of meetings of the UDP district committees to discuss the […]

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Fiscal cliff deal close but Congress to miss deadline

From BBC The US will miss a midnight deadline and head over the “fiscal cliff”, after the House of Representatives said it would hold no vote on Monday. Earlier, President Barack Obama said a deal to avoid the steep tax rises and spending cuts is “within sight” – but not yet done. Senators are said […]

New year revellers welcoming 2013

From BBC Celebrations are being held around the world to mark the new year, with the city of Auckland in New Zealand holding the first major event of 2013. More than 1.5 million people gathered around Sydney harbour to watch that city’s famous firework display. Big shows are also taking place in many other cities […]

Belle de Jour’s history of anonymity

From BBC While we may not know their names, anonymous writers have long shaped our worldview, says Brooke Magnanti, who wrote as sex blogger Belle de Jour. How do we know who’s written the words we love to read? The obvious answer is by the name on the cover. But the tradition of anonymity subverts […]

India gang rape: New Year celebrations scaled back

From BBC India has scaled back New Year celebrations, as it mourned the death of a woman whose gang rape on a bus a fortnight ago sparked public outrage. The army has cancelled all official celebrations as have the states of Punjab and Haryana. The president of the governing Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, also said […]

BBC’s top memes and viral videos of 2012

By Dave Lee and Mark Ward BBC technology reporters If your new year’s resolution is to achieve worldwide fame and fortune – you would be wise to learn a thing or two from the stories below. In a year which saw a YouTube video break the one billion view mark for the very first time, […]