News archive from 7 February 2015

Japan prepares to release robo snake into melted Fukushima reactor

A snake-like robot designed to examine the inside of one of three melted reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is ready to begin its expedition. Assessing the damage inside the reactors is a crucial step in the decommissioning of the plant,...

 

Think YOUR commute is bad? Interactive map reveals the worst and best journeys in America based on average...

Crowded trains, congested roads and signal failures often causes commuter journeys to take far longer than they should. But some parts of the US are far more willing to put up with a long commute than others, and this fascinating interactive map...

 
Garages demolition gets green light

Garages demolition gets green light

Council officers have decided that planning permission is not required for the demolition of garages. An application had been submitted on behalf of Four Housing requesting permission to knock down two concrete blocks comprising 21 garages at...

 

Anthem warns U.S. customers of email scam after data breach

The No. 2 U.S. health insurer said on Wednesday that hackers breached its computer system containing data on up to 80 million people. Anthem said there was no indication the email scam was connected to those who perpetrated the security breach. It...

 
Young Rangers fan injured by bottle before Old Firm game given day to remember - by Celtic

Young Rangers fan injured by bottle before Old Firm game given day to remember - by Celtic

A YOUNG Rangers fan who was badly injured when a bottle was thrown into a minibus before the Old Firm game was yesterday given a day to remember – by Celtic. Kieran Duffy and his twin brother Declan were invited to the club’s training facility at...

 
Busted for coke, done for kidnap, banned from Indian cricket - now he wants to buy Rangers

Busted for coke, done for kidnap, banned from Indian cricket - now he wants to buy Rangers

AN Indian tycoon with convictions for drugs and kidnapping wants to buy Rangers. Multi-millionaire Lalit Modi, the mastermind behind cricket’s super-rich Indian Premier League, wants a controlling interest in the troubled club. He confirmed yesterday...

 
Police ‘can’t be trusted’ to curb stop and search

Police ‘can’t be trusted’ to curb stop and search

THE Scottish Government is facing calls to pass laws in Scotland to outlaw consensual stop-searches amid growing concerns that Police Scotland cannot be trusted to end the practice. A civil liberties group says ministers must follow the English lead...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 
Future of iconic Edinburgh building in doubt

Future of iconic Edinburgh building in doubt

THE future of one of Edinburgh's most iconic buildings has been thrown into doubt after a government review said it should close. General Register House at the east end of Princes Street, designed by Robert Adam and dating back to 1788, is one of the...

 
The write stuff: The Hourglass Factory

The write stuff: The Hourglass Factory

IT'S 1 November 1912, and in this exclusive extract from Lucy Ribchester's debut novel, Frankie's editor has just given her a new assignment - to interview a suffragette trapeze artist. And if you're thinking that's not much of a news story, the rest...

 
Caution urged over Neil Woodford’s latest trust

Caution urged over Neil Woodford’s latest trust

INVESTORS warned that there will be risks in Woodford's latest trust, writes Jeff Salway Investors banking on a re-run of Neil Woodford’s previous successes when the UK’s top fund manager launches a new investment trust have been warned to revise...

 
Copper mines threat to Afghanistan’s Buddhist past

Copper mines threat to Afghanistan’s Buddhist past

TREASURES from Afghanistan's largely forgotten Buddhist past are buried beneath sandy hills surrounding the ancient Silk Road town of Mes Aynak - along with enough copper to make the land glow green in the morning light. An estimated 5.5 million tons...

 
Australian PM may be dumped by party revolt

Australian PM may be dumped by party revolt

embattled Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has said he and his deputy will urge the ruling party to reject calls for a leadership ballot next week that could potentially oust them. The vote has been proposed in a bid to turn around the...

 
Taiwan plane crash: Engine shut off by pilots

Taiwan plane crash: Engine shut off by pilots

ONE of the engines on ill-fated Trans-Asia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after take-off, and the pilots apparently shut off the other before making a futile attempt to restart it, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said yesterday. The...

 
Leader who led East Timor to freedom quits as PM

Leader who led East Timor to freedom quits as PM

East Timor independence hero Xanana Gusmao resigned as prime minister yesterday, stepping down ahead of an expected restructuring of the government next week. The former guerrilla leader spearheaded East Timor’s drive for independence when Indonesian...

 


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