News archive from 3 November 2014

India burn illegal animal parts to stamp out trade

India burn illegal animal parts to stamp out trade

INDIAN authorities set fire to a collection of tiger skins,

 
Burkina Faso army urged to transfer powers

Burkina Faso army urged to transfer powers

GUNFIRE rang out yesterday at the headquarters of Burkina Faso's state-run RTB Television as the broadcaster went off air, witnesses said, amid a power struggle following the resignation of the long-ruling president Blaise Compaore. Mr Compaore’s 27...

 
Rebel-held Ukraine stages world rejected elections

Rebel-held Ukraine stages world rejected elections

RESIDENTS of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted yesterday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community. Voting in the main rebel city of Donetsk proceeded in the...

 
IS fanatics slaughter 50 men, women and children

IS fanatics slaughter 50 men, women and children

ISLAMIC State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 Iraqi tribesmen, women and children yesterday, officials said, the latest mass slaying by militants who have killed some 150 members of the tribe in recent days. The killings, all...

 
UK Living Wage raised to £7.85 per hour

UK Living Wage raised to £7.85 per hour

The UK Living Wage - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85. The voluntary rate has been adopted by more than 1,000 employers across the country, benefiting 35,000 workers. It is...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Why typos and spelling mistakes don't really matter

Why typos and spelling mistakes don't really matter

We should not get overly obsessed with making spelling mistakes or typos, because they are not what makes what we write good or bad, says author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway. In a recent column about Sheryl Sandberg, I spelt her first...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
How Mexico's 'cupcake queen' rebuilt her life

How Mexico's 'cupcake queen' rebuilt her life

Living in one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, and suddenly having to bring up four children on her own following an acrimonious divorce, Conchita Valdez knew she needed to find a successful recipe to reinvent her life. This was back in 2010, and...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Who will win the Melbourne Cup? Guide to the field, runners and riders

Who will win the Melbourne Cup? Guide to the field, runners and riders

Admire Rakti Top-class stayer bidding to become the second Japanese-trained horse to win the Melbourne Cup following the 1-2 finish of Delta Blues and Pop Rock in 2006. Brought excellent form to Australia – notably a close-up fourth in the 2013 Japan...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 
Top marks for school’s stars

Top marks for school’s stars

Staff and students at Rishworth School celebrated outstanding performances over the past twelve months at its annual prize giving ceremony at Halifax Minster. Headmaster Alistair Gloag and guest speaker Harry Gration from BBC Look North reflected on...

 
Sunderland wins bid to bring Tall Ships Race to the Wear

Sunderland wins bid to bring Tall Ships Race to the Wear

SUNDERLAND is celebrating today after winning its bid to host the Tall Ships Race. The city has been named as one of the home ports for the 2018 prestigious maritime extravaganza. Once the largest shipbuilding town in the world, civic leaders...

 
Scots workers to benefit from living wage increase

Scots workers to benefit from living wage increase

The pay packets of thousands of Scots workers are to be boosted by an increase in the living wage rate by 20p to £7.85 an hour. The new figure was revealed as a study showed 5.2 million people across the UK – 22 per cent of the workforce – are paid...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Sunderland Nissan plant celebrates two millionth Qashqai

Sunderland Nissan plant celebrates two millionth Qashqai

SUNDERLAND car plant Nissan is celebrating a motoring milestone. The two millionth Qashqai came off the production line over the weekend, earning workers praise from both management and senior politicians. The Qashqai model is made alongside the...

 

South Korea October manufacturing PMI contracts for second month, hits four-month low

A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while one below 50 indicates the activity shrank during the month. October was the fifth time in six months that the index was below 50. A sub-index on new export orders fell for a third straight month to a...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 

Australia manufacturing index firms marginally in October - AIG

"The slide in manufacturing activity we have seen for the past couple of months has eased, with the sector broadly stable in October," said Innes Willox, AIG chief executive. "However, conditions remain patchy within the manufacturing...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 

Fallen Leeds sergeant remembered 30 years after death

Serving and former police officers gathered to remember a fallen colleague - 30 years after he was gunned down on a Leeds street. Sgt John Speed, who was 39, was murdered near what is now Leeds Minster on Kirkgate in the city centre by David Gricewith...

 


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