News archive from 2 May 2017

Virgin Galactic tests the radical 'feathering' system on its spacecraft for first time since it caused...

Virgin Galactic has successfully tested the 'feathering' of its spaceship for the first time since a fatal crash in 2014. The firm hailed the milestone as the next step towards sending passengers paying $200,000 a ticket into space. 'We've learned...

 

Fitbit's smartwatch leaks online: Apple Watch competitor will come complete with wireless earbuds

It may not be a surprise that the Apple Watch reigns supreme in wearables – but a new report has suggested that the runner up may have not given up just yet. New images have surfaced online that sources have said are Fitbit's first 'full-scale'...

 

Scientists carry out head transplant on a RAT to create bizarre two-headed rodent in practise run for...

Ahead of a controversial plan to carry out the first human head transplant later this year, scientists have attached the head of a rat onto the body of another. In the disturbing experiment, researchers in China affixed the heads of smaller, ‘donor’...

 

Women still far behind men in highly paid jobs

WOMEN continue to be underrepresented in highly paid jobs, a report out today says. Only a quarter of positions with salaries of £43,000 to £150,000 are held by women, according to the study by law firm Clyde and Co based on government data on...

 

Labour vows to put 10,000 extra officers on the beat

LABOUR is promising to put 10,000 additional police officers onto the streets of England and Wales if the party wins power in next month’s general election. In his latest campaign pledge, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say today that the extra...

 

USDAW: No to new conscription

THE Usdaw conference overwhelmingly rejected a call yesterday for national service to be reintroduced. A motion debated by delegates claimed it was a good idea as police “can no longer cope with riots, security or disasters.” It also said bringing...

 

Japan: Abe pledges to debate revision of constitution

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged yesterday to initiate debate in parliament on revising the country’s US-drafted constitution. Mr Abe, attending an annual rally on revising the constitution organised by MPs from his Liberal Democratic Party...

 
Mark Selby beats John Higgins 18-15 to retain the World Snooker Championship

Mark Selby beats John Higgins 18-15 to retain the World Snooker Championship

John Higgins blew a great chance to land a fifth Betfred World Championship crown last night. The misfiring Scot squandered a commanding 10-4 lead in a shock 18-15 final defeat to defending champion Mark Selby in Sheffield. Selby looked down and out...

 

Israel: Barghouti remains leader of jail strikers

ISRAELI prison guards tried and failed to sideline Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti, the chairman of the protesting inmates’ media solidarity committee said yesterday. Abdul-Fattah Douleh said the occupation authorities had “tried to...

 
John Higgins misses out on fifth World Championship

John Higgins misses out on fifth World Championship

John Higgins has missed out on his fifth World Snooker Championship after defeat to Mark Selby in the final. The Wizard of Wishaw lost 18-15 to the jester from Leicester Mark Selby who picked up his third World crown in four years. Higgins got off to...

 

Iraq: Class’s struggle of national significance

THE Iraqi Communist Party hailed the workers’ struggles on May Day under harsh conditions with Isis terror wracking the country. “The struggle of the Iraqi working class has acquired a national and class significance, despite the difficult...

 

Moncrieff is fooling no-one

MOST media outlets in Britain and Ireland rely for information regarding a broad spread of news stories on the Press Association (PA), which enjoys a proud reputation for political impartiality. Chris Moncrieff who has spent over half a century at PA...

 

Incarceration is just a fact of Palestinian life

There’s more to the hunger strike than protesting against prison conditions. It is a revolt within Fatah against its leadership, argues RAMZY BAROUD GAZA is the world’s largest open air prison. The West Bank is a prison too, segmented into various...

 

Labour has popular policies, the Tories only have fear

Now that the broadcast media has a legal obligation to report on Corbyn’s policies fairly, his party’s popularity will only grow, writes RICHARD HOUSE RECENT research by polling organisation ComRes has shown that when voters are told about Labour’s...

 

A worldwide prohibition could be on the cards

Despite the tensions, the majority of UN member states in the world are united against nuclear weapons, writes BILL KIDD I DON’T want to panic the imbibers among you, so I should explain straight away that the title of this article refers to the...

 


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