News Headlines - 21 April 2013

Union flag flies for Queen's birthday - UTV Live News

Her Majesty turned 87 on Sunday. The Queen's birthday is one of the designated days on which the Union flag can be erected over City Hall, following a change of policy last December. It previously flew all year long. The removal of the flag sparked months of protests across Northern Ireland, many of which were followed with violence.

Britain's richest - three Russians in top five: Voice of Russia

The Sunday Times has published its annual Rich List, which this year includes three Russians in the top five, two of those in the top two. Taking the No 1 slot is Alisher Usmanov, the owner of Metalloinvest metals giant and a major shareholder in London's Arsenal Football Club.

Burn our planet or face financial meltdown. Not much of a choice | The Observer

Last week's collapse of a European carbon emissions scheme makes an agreed approach to climate change all the more urgent

Nurses swamped by paperwork - Telegraph

A poll on behalf of the union found that nurses across the UK spend an average of 17.3% of their time on non-essential paperwork and clerical tasks.

Edinburgh panda artificially inseminated after giving male cold shoulder - Telegraph

Disappointed zoo officials said that Yang Guang, the male whose name means Sunshine, had been interested in mating and had shown “consistently encouraging behaviour”. However, Tian Tian (Sweetie) displayed signs that she did not want to, prompting a team of experts from Berlin to perform artificial insemination on her in the early hours of this morning.








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