News archive from 4 July 2014

CCTV 'Shows Palestinian Teen Being Abducted'

CCTV 'Shows Palestinian Teen Being Abducted'

CCTV footage which purports to show the moment a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped before being killed has been obtained by Sky News. The video allegedly shows men bundling Mohammed Abu Khadair into a car in East Jerusalem, shortly before his burned...

 
Rate rise a ‘last resort’ to deal with housing bubble risk

Rate rise a ‘last resort’ to deal with housing bubble risk

THE risk posed by surging house prices has now spread beyond London but intervening by raising interest rates remains a last resort, Bank of England deputy governor for financial stability Jon Cunliffe said yesterday. Cunliffe stressed that although...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Investors swarm as bee-keeping firm secures £175k

Investors swarm as bee-keeping firm secures £175k

ECO-FRIENDLY beehive firm Plan Bee has secured funding of £175,000 in what has been deemed one of Scotland's most successful crowdfunding campaigns The news comes as the Motherwell-based company, advised by the law firm Harper Macleod, was named Small...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Scotland’s SMEs ‘shortchanged’ by Westminster

Scotland’s SMEs ‘shortchanged’ by Westminster

NEW figures have revealed small and medium sized companies in Scotland get less than 40 per cent of their population share of direct contracts from the Ministry of Defence. The row has erupted as the UK government prepares for the naming today of the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Extreme anchor piercings "like back-street surgery'

A craze for extreme piercings has led to a warning about the dangers of ‘unregulated high-street surgery’. Dermal anchors, which give the appearance of metal growing from the skin, can cause infections, damage within the body and medical problems for...

Metro, 00:05 in Lifestyle
 
NHS patients waiting longer for routine operations under coalition

NHS patients waiting longer for routine operations under coalition

David Cameron talks to staff at the A&E department of Salford Royal Hospital last year. NHS figures show his A&E claims at PMQs on Wednesday are wrong. Photograph: Getty Images Delays faced by patients for common forms of surgery such as...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Brrrrave new frozen world gives hope in hunt for alien life

It’s a shame about the name. But in the search for habitable planets, most of the important boxes are ticked by OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb. The newly-discovered world – twice the size of Earth – is the same distance from the twin stars it orbits as we are...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Comment: High–fidelity sound on remuneration front

Comment: High–fidelity sound on remuneration front

IN TERMS of delayed executive bonuses, five years is rapidly becoming the new three years. At the height of the financial crash, and indeed for quite a while afterwards, two or three years was normally the required period of time for executives to...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Brazil: World Cup bridge collapse kills two

Brazil: World Cup bridge collapse kills two

A BRIDGE being built in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte collapsed last night, killing at least two people and injuring some 19 others. The concrete motorway overpass gave way trapping several vehicles, including a bus and two construction...

 
Japan eases sanctions on North Korea

Japan eases sanctions on North Korea

Japan will ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago, as a fresh report emerged that some of them are still alive. Tokyo will lift travel...

 
Poland finds skeletons in search for Stalinist victims

Poland finds skeletons in search for Stalinist victims

Investigators in Poland have unearthed seven skeletons in the search for a mass grave that may contain the remains of "a thousand" people murdered during the dark days of Stalinism. The human remains were found in an unmarked grave in a...

 
US braced for Fourth of July hurricane

US braced for Fourth of July hurricane

THE US is bracing itself for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year - as the first hurricane of the season approaches. Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to grow into a hurricane by today and is due to have the worst effect on popular getaway...

 
Israel: Tension rises over boy’s death

Israel: Tension rises over boy’s death

Israel has started reinforcing its military strength on its border with the Gaza Strip amid heightened tension with the Palestinians. Israel faced a second day of violent protests in Jerusalem after the discovery of the body of a 16-year-old...

 
Cameron £500m Glasgow cash gets rail link on track

Cameron £500m Glasgow cash gets rail link on track

DAVID Cameron has announced a £500 million funding boost for Glasgow to be invested in infrastructure and job creation, including the establishment of a long-awaited rail link from the city to its airport. With just 11 weeks until Scotland goes to the...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 
Summer of tight airport security for holidaymakers

Summer of tight airport security for holidaymakers

HUNDREDS of thousands of airline passengers are facing luggage swabs and clothing searches as they jet off for summer holidays following a new terrorist alert. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said enhanced checks, also likely to include greater...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Hot News
 


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