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Politician arrested for walking in road

Published 01/11/2011 | 05:00

Uganda's main opposition leader has been arrested -- for walking in the road.

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Police said Kizzi Besigye was with more than 20 people and disturbing traffic. Mr Besigye has been leading 'walk to work' protests to highlight what he says is government corruption.

'Tinker Tailor' up for seven awards

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' co-stars Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are pitched against each other in a bid to pick up a prestigious film award.

The pair are both nominated in the Moet British Independent Film Awards. The film picked up seven nominations including nods for its director Tomas Alfredson and leading man Gary Oldman.

Cowell inspiration for 'Chicago' star

'Chicago' star and ex-'Pop Idol' contestant Darius Campbell has revealed he has based his portrayal of scheming lawyer Billy Flynn on his old mentor Simon Cowell.

Campbell will star opposite 'Ugly Betty' actress America Ferrera in the musical set in prohibition-era Chicago.

Police 'victims of phone-hacking'

Officers from Surrey police are "likely" to have fallen victim to phone hacking as detectives investigated the disappearance of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, a seminar into media ethics and hacking has heard.

The force admitted earlier this month that it had known the teenager's phone was hacked by someone working for the 'News of the World' in 2002.

Nuclear shutdown to take 30 years

A Japanese government panel says it will take at least 30 years to safely close the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

Officer say the plant, which was site of the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986, is now relatively stable.

Hackers threaten Mexico drug cartel

An internet video has threatened Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the police and media unless the gang frees a kidnapped member of the international hacker movement known as 'Anonymous' by Friday.

The message says Anonymous knows of police officers and journalists and others working with the Zetas and is "tired of the criminal group, which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and extortion".

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