News archive from 1 October 2015

Five million hectares around Uluru declared an Indigenous protected area

Five million hectares (12.35m acres) of land around Uluru in the Northern Territory is to be declared an Indigenous protected area, allowing traditional owners to better preserve sites of cultural significance. Related: Uluru's secrets must be...

 

Tales of fear from Taliban-held Kunduz

Image copyright Reuters Residents of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz have been trapped since Taliban fighters captured the city on Monday. Fighting has been raging since, as troops and police, backed by Nato special forces and air power, try to...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 

Elder Scrolls Online reforges Orsinium, reveals game-changing plans for Xbox One and PS4

The stage is being set by the studio for the release of ESO's second DLC pack, Orsinium. with Zenimax sharing new images of the project online. Orsinium is an Orcish city province which will be added to Tamriel Unlimited following the release of the...

 

Health secretary urged to tear up patent on breast cancer drug

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been challenged by a coalition of cancer patients, clinicians and campaigners to effectively tear up the patent on a breast cancer drug that has been dropped from the NHS because of its cost and allow the import...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Lucky escape for Melbourne driver after he followed car GPS on to train tracks

A Melbourne driver has had a lucky escape after following his GPS on to train tracks, jumping out of his car moments before it was hit by a train. The 25-year-old man turned on to the tracks in Coburg on Wednesday night and became stuck after trying...

 

Fifth Briton added to UN sanctions list of Isis fighters in Syria

A Cardiff-born teenager has been added to a UN sanctions list containing four other British citizens fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria. Aseel Muthana, 19, has been put on the same list as his older brother, Nasser, who achieved notoriety...

 

New 5p carrier bag charge: Everything you need to know

From next week, supermarket shoppers will have to pay 5p for single-use carrier bags under a new law that hopes to reduce litter and help the environment. This is what you need to know. What is happening? The law requires all supermarkets and large...

Metro, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Why Arsenal transfer target Karim Benzema was right to ignore Arsene Wenger's advances

For much of the summer, the back pages were dominated by the will-he won’t he transfer saga of Karim Benzema to Arsenal. Even pictures of Arsene Wenger flying to France for prior commitments was taken as a sign that he was in his homeland to sign the...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 
Many graduates in professional jobs, figures show

Many graduates in professional jobs, figures show

Image copyright Thinkstock Four-fifths of UK students who graduated in the 2008 recession are now professionally employed or undertaking further study, statistics suggest. Higher Education Funding Council for England analysis indicates three and a...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 

Faith schools illegally denying places to many children – report

Schools that select pupils on the basis of religion are illegally denying places to significant numbers of children by failing to comply with admissions regulations, a report published on Thursday says. The British Humanist Association (BHA), which...

 

World's energy systems at risk from global warming, say leading firms

The world’s energy infrastructure is at risk from the extreme weather expected to result from climate change, a group of prominent energy companies has warned. Energy systems, including fossil fuel power stations, distribution grids, and the networks...

 
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini heaps praise on 'brilliant' Joe Hart

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini heaps praise on 'brilliant' Joe Hart

England 'keeper Hart saved a first half penalty and made three other outstanding saves as City came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1. Nicolas Otamendi's first goal for the club and Sergio Aguero's last minute penalty - his 15th goal in...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Mining and oil threatens one in three natural world heritage sites — report

Nearly one in three natural world heritage sites are at risk of exploration for fossil fuels and mining, a report from the conservation charity WWF has found. The record high of 31% at risk is up from 24% last year. Natural world heritage sites are...

 
Man United ace Ashley Young expected to receive England recall

Man United ace Ashley Young expected to receive England recall

The Manchester United star's last appearance for his country was in the goalless World Cup qualifier against Ukraine over two years ago. But Hodgson tried to bring back the 30-times capped Young at the end of last season, only for injury to thwart the...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
Markets mark end of worst quarter in four years with rebound

Markets mark end of worst quarter in four years with rebound

Image copyright Getty Images Global equity markets ended September with a flourish, many of them making gains for the single day of over 2%. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones, the main American index, ended up about 1%. The London FTSE 100 bounced up 2.58%...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 


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