News archive from 6 November 2015

Anonymous posts Ku Klux Klan list

Anonymous posts Ku Klux Klan list

Image copyright Reuters Anonymous has shared details of about 1,000 alleged Klu Klux Klan (KKK) sympathisers on the internet. It follows threats from the white supremacist KKK to use "deadly force" against those protesting about the killing...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 
YouTube goes virtual: Users can now view 360 degree videos using a $30 headset made of cardboard

YouTube goes virtual: Users can now view 360 degree videos using a $30 headset made of cardboard

YouTube has added support for virtual reality videos, paving the way for interactive films to use Google's video service.  The app now supports VR video - a format that gives viewers what the company says are more realistic 360-degree perspectives of...

 

Police question Cliff Richard over claim of sex crime from 1980s

Sir Cliff Richard has been re-interviewed by South Yorkshire police after meeting officers voluntarily, his spokesman said on Thursday night. Detectives interviewed the entertainer under caution last year in relation to a claim of a sex crime...

 
Lewes Bonfire Society torches David Cameron effigy

Lewes Bonfire Society torches David Cameron effigy

Image copyright Ben Stansall/Getty Images An effigy of David Cameron has been burnt at one of the UK's biggest Bonfire Night events. The giant sculpture depicted a scantily-clad prime minister sitting on a throne with a pig's head on his lap....

BBC, 00:04 in Regional
 
Smoking cannabis a human right, Mexican court rules

Smoking cannabis a human right, Mexican court rules

Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom. The measure was approved in a 4-1 vote on the five-justice panel, backing the argument that smoking marijuana is...

 
Suu Kyi will hold power if she wins election

Suu Kyi will hold power if she wins election

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that she will be the true power above the country's president if her party wins historic elections this Sunday, circumventing a constitutional clause that bars her from the top job. “It’s a very...

 

Manchester United transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo has offer, Shkrodan Mustafi, Andre Gomes and Andre Gomes...

Louis van Gaal experienced his first taste of dissent from the Manchester United fans in midweek. With his side struggling to break down CSKA Moscow, Old Trafford erupted into a chorus of boos as the Dutchman replaced Anthony Martial with Marouane...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
Man United News: Van Gaal's midfield boost, transfer shocker, Ronaldo dream return

Man United News: Van Gaal's midfield boost, transfer shocker, Ronaldo dream return

Manchester United starlet Nick Powell is ready to return to action after a serious hamstring injury, according to Under-21s coach Warren Joyce. Powell, 21, signed for United for £4m from Crewe in 2012, and he scored on his debut against Wigan....

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Government plan to allow "better" universities to raise fees

The best universities in England will be allowed to charge students more than £9,000 per year for tuition under a new plan published by the government that links improvements in teaching quality with fee increases. In the biggest shakeup of higher...

Guardian, 00:07 in Learning
 

Eurostar sold off despite ministers believing its value would rise – report

Britain’s stake in Eurostar was sold for £757m even though the government believed its value would rise, because ministers wanted to offload the state’s share in the cross-Channel train service before the general election, a report has concluded. The...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Smart toilet than can analyse your PEE and an app that detects depression: Japanese expo reveals strange health gadgets

Smart toilet than can analyse your PEE and an app that detects depression: Japanese expo reveals strange...

Imagine a toilet that could double up as a doctor, telling you if your health is at risk every time you need to relieve yourself. That's exactly what one Japanese company has created with the Flowsky toilet which acts as a device to measure urine flow...

 

Jessica Mauboy: panic attack over outfit fight caused Melbourne Cup cancellation

Singer Jessica Mauboy has confirmed an argument over her outfit was behind the cancellation of her performance of the national anthem at Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Minutes before Mauboy was due to perform on the Flemington racecourse, Victorian Racing...

 

Chelsea footballer and author Frank Lampard: My six best books

Frank now plays for New York City FC and is a National Literacy Trust ambassador and has written 13 children's books in the Frankie's Magic Football series. The latest, The Great Santa Race, is out now (Little, Brown, £5.99). OF MICE AND MEN by John...

 

Tori Amos: My six best albums

THE BEATLES: The White Album (EMI) I was five years old when my older brother got me to learn these songs. I liked the mixture of melodies and attitude. My Methodist minister father had no idea what I was doing playing Happiness Is A Warm Gun on the...

 

Two intriguing biographies and a thrilling mystery: Book review

Spying ona damaged childhoodJohn Le Carré: The Biography by Adam Sisman Bloomsbury, £25 If this was intended as a spoiler for a piece of hackwork then it would have succeeded admirably. However, despite a hideously garish cover suggesting that this...

 


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