Dan Glaister

Dan Glaister

Dan Glaister

 

San Francisco braced to greet Olympic torch

Dan Glaister

Thousands of protesters were expected to line the route of the latest leg of the Olympic torch's "Journey of Harmony" on Wednesday as officials in San Francisco braced themselves for a repetition of the tumultuous scenes in Paris and London. A broad coalition of protest groups has converged on the city.

180 taken from polygamist sect compound in Texas

Dan Glaister

Authorities removed more than 180 women and children from the Texas compound of a polygamist sect on Saturday evening after receiving reports of "sexual and physical abuse". The 10 000-member Mormon group is led by Warren Jeffs, who was convicted in Utah last year on two counts of accomplice to rape.