News archive from 9 December 2015

Bitcoin creator 'Satoshi Nakamoto' alleged to be Australian academic

The creator of the digital currency bitcoin, known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, has been alleged to be an Australian academic and entrepreneur. Wired has alleged that Nakamoto’s real identity is Craig Steven Wright, a 44-year-old Australian...

 
Venezuela election: Opposition 'supermajority' confirmed

Venezuela election: Opposition 'supermajority' confirmed

Image copyright Reuters Venezuelan electoral authorities have confirmed that the opposition has won a key two-thirds majority in parliament. The National Electoral Council said final results from Sunday's poll gave the opposition 112 seats out of...

BBC, 00:00 in World News
 

I was high-achieving and anxious as hell. Sarah Haynes' school-leavers speech was right

The morning after I received my university entrance score I got a phone call from my high school principal. I had heard she was calling around other top achievers, and so I ran down the hall to accept the phone from the outstretched hand of my...

Guardian, 00:00 in Learning
 

Tyson Fury stripped of IBF belt just days after beating Wladimir Klitschko

Tyson Fury stripped of IBF belt just days after beating Wladimir Klitschko Jamie Sanderson for Metro.co.uk Tyson Fury has been stripped of his IBF belt just days after claiming the title with a heroic victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Fury shook the...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 

Body of young refugee girl washes up on the shores of Turkey

Body of young refugee girl washes up on the shores of Turkey Tanveer Mann for Metro.co.uk The body of a young refugee girl has washed up on the shores of Turkey as thousands of migrants continue to do whatever it takes to get to Europe. The lifeless...

Metro, 00:02 in Hot News
 

House passes legislation to tighten visa waiver restrictions with strong majority

By an overwhelming bipartisan majority, the House of Representatives passed legislation intended to strengthen the visa waiver program in the aftermath of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. The legislation, which was approved by a vote...

 

Sexual harassment rife within Victoria police ranks, independent report finds

An entrenched culture of sexism combined with a high tolerance for sexual harassment has harmed and sidelined members of Victoria’s police force, with sexual harassment of female staff 7% higher than in the general community, a confronting independent...

 
Police release CCTV images of two men after assault in Manchester city centre left victim with facial injuries

Police release CCTV images of two men after assault in Manchester city centre left victim with facial injuries

Police have released images of two men they want to speak to after a man was punched in the back of the head and left unconscious. The 36-year-old was hit following an argument with a group of people on Princess Street on Saturday, November 21 between...

 

Breaking: World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury stripped of title

The Briton beat Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko on points last month to take three versions of the world title. More to follow Express Sport

 

Top of the pots: art teacher is no mug after wowing judges with feat of clay

An art teacher from North Yorkshire, Matthew Wilcock, has been crowned the winner of BBC Two's The Great Pottery Throw Down. Wilcock, who is currently an artist-in-residence at a boarding school, beat nine other potters to take the winning title....

 
Northumberland youths head for the polling booths

Northumberland youths head for the polling booths

Northumberland goes back to the ballot box tomorrow. But this time, it's the turn of young people across the county to elect their representatives for the council’s youth cabinet and youth parliament. This year, there are five places available on the...

 

Care bodies demand crisis talks with Osborne over support shortfall

Leading care and health bodies are demanding crisis talks with ministers over the unravelling of measures in George Osborne’s spending review that were supposed to prop up the tottering social care system. Four groups representing care and health...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 

Sherlock's Martin Freeman: I won't push my politics on Facebook or Twitter

Sherlock actor Martin Freeman has said he will not take a high-profile political stance in the media – unlike his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, who used his role as Hamlet to make anti-government speeches to theatre-goers. Freeman shares his co-star’s...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 

Drivers' early Christmas present: Fuel prices set to drop to just £1 a litre ahead of Xmas

Oil prices have this week tumbled to the lowest level since 2009, which is expected to trickle through to lower petrol costs in the coming days. The RAC predicts a drop of 3p off petrol and 5p off diesel, which would take average prices to around 103p...

 
Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United will be embarrassed after Champions League exit... the players won't want to leave their houses

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United will be embarrassed after Champions League exit... the players won't want...

Rio Ferdinand has lambasted Manchester United's Champions League exit as 'embarrassing' and suggested the players will not want to leave their houses. Louis van Gaal's men suffered a humiliating group stage exit after falling to a 3-2 defeat against...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 


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