News archive from 6 February 2016

Senior Labour MSPs likely to lose their seats in May

A host of Labour MSPs, including several senior figures, are set to lose their seats in May’s Scottish elections after being stripped of their protected status on the party’s regional lists. Related: Jeremy Corbyn ‘preparing Labour for losses in local...

 

Adnan Syed hearing extended as lawyers spar over cell phone records

The post-conviction hearing to determine whether Adnan Syed will be granted a new trial 16 years after being convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee did not end as scheduled on Friday, as lawyers sparred over the dense details of the...

 
Tory MP Huw Merriman faces harassment claim

Tory MP Huw Merriman faces harassment claim

A married Conservative MP has been accused of harassing a former colleague when they worked at a London bank. Solicitor Patronia Campbell claims she shunned Huw Merriman's sexual advances 18 months after a one night stand, a tribunal heard. Ms...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

Wales star Alun Wyn Jones can prove he is now the lock to fear after Paul O'Connell's retirement......

Irrespective of the result in Dublin on Sunday, Alun Wyn Jones will board the flight back to Cardiff with the mythical chalice of power left behind by Paul O’Connell. Ireland will enter a new era without their former talisman, who played his last Test...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 
Zika virus may be spread by kissing, couples are warned

Zika virus may be spread by kissing, couples are warned

The zika virus could be caught by kissing or sharing a cup, the head of the Brazilian institute leading research into the disease said, after scientists found traces in saliva and urine. Yesterday’s announcement came as the Rio Carnival, the world’s...

 

Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Friday released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises to arms and legs of prisoners held in U.S. facilities. The Pentagon said...

 

Hammond rejects UN Assange conclusion

UN working group says WikiLeaks founder ‘arbitrary detained’ THE government rejected a UN report yesterday which concluded that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been subjected to “arbitrary detention” at the Ecuadorian embassy. Mr Assange sought...

 

Right-to-buy funds given to Treasury

Vital money for council housing goes to Treasury instead THE building of much-needed social housing has hit a wall because councils are handing money received from right to buy to the government, it was revealed yesterday. Red tape has forced councils...

 
​Hull FC 42 Salford Red Devils 20: Who was Hull's star-man?

​Hull FC 42 Salford Red Devils 20: Who was Hull's star-man?

Paul Clarke gives his verdict on the Hull FC player performances in the 42-20 Super League win over the Salford Red Devils. Jamie Shaul: The FC full-back was strong in attack and was in and around the ball whenever there was a break in the line. His...

 

Civil servants lose redundancy pay

THE government renewed its attack on civil servants yesterday, announcing plans to slash their redundancy payments. Redundancy pay is to be limited to a maximum of 15 months’ pay, down from the current maximum of 21 months. A review will also be...

 

Colombia: Obama swings axe at anti-Farc scheme

US president vows to replace Plan Colombia with peace-building THE bloodstained Plan Colombia campaign against Marxist revolutionaries in that country is to be wound up, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday. Mr Obama welcomed Colombian President...

 

Government forces retake towns amid new refugee surge

REBEL-HELD towns across Syria fell to government forces yesterday as Nato powers, as the fighting forced thousands more civilians from their homes. Syrian troops, backed by Lebanese and Iraqi militias, liberated Rityan, north of Syria’s second city...

 

Nepal: Removal of barriers knocks a hole in Indian blockade

by Our Foreign Desk VITAL goods began flowing into Nepal at the main border crossing with India yesterday after frustrated locals cleared barriers set up by Madhesi nationalists. The border traffic was the first sign of an easing of the severe...

 
Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the Moon, dies aged 85

Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the Moon, dies aged 85

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 85. He passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida, his family said. As part of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, he spent more than nine hours on the Moon's...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 

Assange must face questioning without US threat

NO-ONE could accuse any British government in recent decades of being less than totally submissive to Washington and the current administration has no intention of denting this record. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s contemptuous dismissal of the...

 


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