News archive from 2 October 2013

World Bank pledges more funds for poor in troubled states

He also warned that a partial government shutdown in a politically divided Washington could have far-reaching consequences for the poor given the troubling signal it sends about the world's largest economy. U.S. fiscal uncertainty "combined with...

 

Could your compost kill you? Bacteria that can cause disease in humans - and even death - is present in...

56 View comments Bags of compost sold in the UK may be a significant source of Legionella bacteria, including strains that cause human disease, scientists have said. Tests on 22 brands of compost available in the UK found that 14 contained a variety...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Health
 

Exercise 'as effective as drugs'

Exercise may be just as effective as drugs at treating common diseases, according to a large study. The research, on more than 339,000 people, found being active was just as good as medicine for those with existing heart disease and in the prevention...

 
Millions 'will struggle' with Universal Credit payments

Millions 'will struggle' with Universal Credit payments

Millions of benefits claimants will struggle to manage their money under Universal Credit, according to research for the Payments Council. When Universal Credit is introduced most people will receive their benefits once a month, rather than once a...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
My Business Asia: Putting the best foot forward

My Business Asia: Putting the best foot forward

What makes an entrepreneur? The BBC's Jennifer Pak spoke to Lew Fong Voon (now known as Lewre Lew) about discovering his passion for shoe design while working in a manufacturers and how, despite initial obstacles, he came to create his own brand....

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Stones and apples for changing Kurdistan's universities

Stones and apples for changing Kurdistan's universities

Professor Dlawer Ala'Aldeen had tomatoes, stones and apples thrown at him. He faced countless demonstrations. The reason for this hostility, facing the microbiologist from the University of Nottingham, was his controversial attempt to reform the...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

JC Penney shareholder sues retailer over share sale, stock plunge

Marcus accused JC Penney of knowing it did not have enough liquidity to get through the holiday season without raising new capital, and said the Plano, Texas-based company concealed this knowledge so as not to raise concern among vendors. He said when...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 

Pregnancy weight linked to obesity

Piling on pounds during pregnancy can lead to overweight children and might be contributing to rising obesity rates, research suggests. A study involving more than 40,000 women and their 91,000 offspring confirms the link between weight gain in...

 

Website used 'fear' of ill-health

A private health insurance comparison website has been ordered to remove negative references to the NHS used as an "appeal to fear" to sell the policies. Bestmedicalcover.co.uk included a page headed "Your 3-Step Guide to Avoid the NHS...

 

The Doctor becomes a Time Zone Lord

Doctor Who is to strain the space-time continuum by appearing in more than 70 countries simultaneously - as the show's 50th anniversary special is simulcast around the world. Tens of millions of people around the world will watch the global premiere...

 

Exercise 'as effective as drugs'

Exercise may be just as effective as drugs at treating common diseases, according to a large study. The research, on more than 339,000 people, found being active was just as good as medicine for those with existing heart disease and in the prevention...

 

E.ON withdraws over-60s tariff

Tens of thousands of pensioners will face a hike in energy prices after E.ON withdrew its discount tariff for over-60s. The StayWarm deal, which offered fixed-price energy for older customers based on their average consumption levels, will come to an...

 

Derby 4 Ipswich 4: McClaren gets involved earlier than planned as half-time team talk inspires Rams to...

Officially Steve McClaren was taking a back seat but his new players made him sit on the edge of it. The new Derby County manager left academy head Darren Wassall in charge of the team he is inheriting from sacked Nigel Clough. After 34 minutes, at...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 

Winsor 'should not lay wreath'

Police watchdog Tom Winsor should not be allowed to lay the Remembrance Day wreath in honour of fallen officers because he has not served in the force, police chiefs leader Sir Hugh Orde said. The president of the Association of Chief Police Officers...

 

Britons top movie 'sexiest' list

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch and ex-Harry Potter actress Emma Watson have been named the world's sexiest film stars. Cumberbatch, 37, beat Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson and The Hangover's Bradley Cooper in the Empire poll. Watson, 23,...

 


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