News archive from 5 September 2014

Nato tells Putin: ‘We stand with Ukraine’

Nato tells Putin: ‘We stand with Ukraine’

NATO has told the Kremlin to pull Russian troops back from Ukraine and stop supplying separatists with "arms, fighters and funds". As western leaders staged a show of support for the Ukrainian government at a Nato summit in Wales, the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Banana a day keeps a stroke away after menopause

Banana a day keeps a stroke away after menopause

A BANANA a day keeps stroke away, a new study from America suggests. Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than those who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to research published today....

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Human rights workers vanish after World Cup probe

Human rights workers vanish after World Cup probe

A HUMAN rights group says two British staff have been "kidnapped" in Qatar while researching the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf state. Researcher Krishna Upadhyaya, 52, and photographer Ghimire Gundev, 36, from London, were due to...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Gustavo Cerati: Argentine rock legend dies after long coma

Gustavo Cerati: Argentine rock legend dies after long coma

One of Latin America's most popular rock stars, Gustavo Cerati, has died, four years after falling into a coma. Cerati, 55, suffered a stroke at the end of a concert in May 2010 in Venezuela and never recovered. The Argentine musician was the lead...

BBC, 00:03 in Art & Culture
 
Man accused of controlling Guatemala organised crime

Man accused of controlling Guatemala organised crime

AN ARMY captain serving 20 years for killing a bishop has been charged with building a multimillion-dollar prison empire based on threats and corruption. Guatemalan prosecutors have accused Byron Lima Oliva, 44, of money-laundering and organised...

 
Japan’s first lady offers some advice on economy

Japan’s first lady offers some advice on economy

Outspoken Japanese first lady Akie Abe has said the country should consider cutting wasteful spending and boosting the economy before raising sales tax to 10 per cent. Mrs Abe – often called the “household opposition” for her tendency to speak out –...

 
Door open for Key as New Zealand PM rides out scandal

Door open for Key as New Zealand PM rides out scandal

NEW Zealand prime minister John Key's centre-right National Party is on course for a big victory in this month's general election after he shrugged off a lingering "dirty tricks" scandal. Three new polls showed only a slight drop in support...

 
Dozens feared dead as floods sweep Kashmir

Dozens feared dead as floods sweep Kashmir

UP TO 70 people are missing feared dead after floods swept a bus into a gorge in Kashmir. The overcrowded bus was carrying wedding guests when it was washed away yesterday in Indian-administered Kashmir, a state official said. Rescuers were unable to...

 
Coca-Cola agrees to traffic-light labelling on drinks sold in UK

Coca-Cola agrees to traffic-light labelling on drinks sold in UK

How Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero will look with the labels, according to Coca-Cola. Photograph: Coca-Cola/PA Coca-Cola has agreed to put traffic light-style labels on its drinks sold in the UK to help tackle the growing obesity crisis. The move...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
Bank customers to sign in with 'finger vein' technology

Bank customers to sign in with 'finger vein' technology

A new way of accessing bank accounts is being launched which identifies individuals through the unique pattern of veins in their fingers. Instead of having to use a series of passwords and numbers, users will be able to log on to their accounts by...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
Standard Life shares up after sale of Canadian arm

Standard Life shares up after sale of Canadian arm

Shares in Standard Life soared by as much as 10 per cent yesterday after the market had its first opportunity to react to Wednesday night's £2.2 billion sale of the life and pension giant's 
Canadian arm. The surprise disposal, to...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Car sales in fast lane but slowdown round corner

Car sales in fast lane but slowdown round corner

Motor industry bosses yesterday forecast another "bumper" month for new car sales after August saw strong gains on both sides of the Border, but gave a cooler outlook for the rest of the year. September is one of the two months in the year...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband to lead rally for UK

Scottish independence: Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband are to lead a rally for the United Kingdom - the first time the two men have shared a platform since Mr Miliband became Labour leader. The rally will take place in Glasgow next Friday – the same day...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

Scottish independence a ‘gift to the world’

A YES vote in the independence referendum will be a "great gift to the world", Holyrood Education Secretary Mike Russell has claimed. If voters back independence on September 18, Mr Russell said the ballot would stand as an example of how...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
E-cigarettes could save over 50,000 lives in the UK, experts say

E-cigarettes could save over 50,000 lives in the UK, experts say

Some health experts claim e-cigarettes could help save more than 50,000 smokers' lives in Britain. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes could save more than 50,000 smokers' lives in the UK, according to experts who are...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 


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