News archive from 10 September 2012

Lady Gaga in spectacular show

Lady Gaga put on a characteristically spectacular show as she brought her Born This Way Ball to Twickenham Stadium. When the black curtains covering the stage dropped and she walked out to around 55,000 people, the 26-year-old did so with alongside a...

 

Lady Gaga in spectacular show

Lady Gaga put on a characteristically spectacular show as she brought her Born This Way Ball to Twickenham Stadium. When the black curtains covering the stage dropped and she walked out to around 55,000 people, the 26-year-old did so with alongside a...

 

Lufthansa cabin crew rule out strikes for six weeks

Lufthansa and union representatives on Friday agreed to begin a formal mediation procedure set for next Wednesday, after the airline offered permanent contracts to some temporary cabin crew. The concessions by Lufthansa have made finding a solution a...

Reuters, 22:10 in Business
 
Name of scooter rider who died in Coleshill crash released by police

Name of scooter rider who died in Coleshill crash released by police

His sister Rita, on behalf of the family, said, "John was our dear brother and will be sadly missed by all the family." Mr Whittaker had been riding his Speedfighter motor scooter northwards on the B4114 between Blythe Farm and Blythe Hall...

 
For India's new finance minister, there is no time to waste

For India's new finance minister, there is no time to waste

For months, critics have accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government of being asleep at the wheel. Frustrated investors accuse it of both over-confidence and complacency in the face of an economic slowdown that has shattered the country's...

 

China's economic dilemma: data shows woes lie beyond its borders

August export growth is forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll to have been just 3 percent year on year, which would make it the weakest August since 2009 - near the depths of the global financial crisis and underlining President Hu Jintao's warning...

Reuters, 22:26 in Business
 
Analysis - China fattens pig farms to tame pork prices

Analysis - China fattens pig farms to tame pork prices

Pork prices are so volatile and have such an influence on inflation in the world's second-largest economy that many Chinese joke that CPI stands for the "China Pork Index". Annual inflation ticked up slightly to 2 percent in August from a...

Reuters, 22:26 in Business
 
Revealed: Scottish terrorist’s role in Belfast bar bomb that killed 15

Revealed: Scottish terrorist’s role in Belfast bar bomb that killed 15

A SCOTTISH terrorist is alleged to have been behind the bombing of a Belfast pub which killed 15 people and injured 17 in December 1971. A new book claims William “Big Bill” Campbell, leader of the Glasgow wing of the Ulster Volunteer Force, smuggled...

Scotsman, 22:33 in Hot News
 

Games close with a flaming finale

Sep 9 2012 Stunning effects and raw courage signalled the end of the Paralympic Games in London. The closing ceremony - billed as the Festival of the Flame - lived up to its name as flame throwers, blazing torches and a gigantic heart of fire lit up...

 

Games close with a flaming finale

Stunning effects and raw courage signalled the end of the Paralympic Games in London. The closing ceremony - billed as the Festival of the Flame - lived up to its name as flame throwers, blazing torches and a gigantic heart of fire lit up the Olympic...

 
Unison and GMB unions in plans to hold co-ordinated strikes over pay

Unison and GMB unions in plans to hold co-ordinated strikes over pay

Unison and the GMB announced they will campaign together on pay claims and opposition to the government, while talk of a ‘general strike' was also on the agenda. Leaders of the two biggest teachers' unions will meet at the conference in Brighton to...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 
Couple held captive by pirates for 388 days resume round the world voyage

Couple held captive by pirates for 388 days resume round the world voyage

The couple smiled broadly as they restarted their tour around the world at the weekend. They were held captive by a gang of Somali pirates for 388 days after being seized from their yacht in 2009, until their family raised a £625,000 ransom for their...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 
Hillary Clinton: Russia's plan to tackle Syria is without teeth

Hillary Clinton: Russia's plan to tackle Syria is without teeth

The US secretary of state insists sanctions must be imposed on president Bashar al-Assad but Moscow is willing to call only for a UN Security Council ceasefire and political transition. ‘There's no point passing a resolution with no teeth because...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 
Andrew Marr and Dermot Murnaghan caught on camera kissing two women

Andrew Marr and Dermot Murnaghan caught on camera kissing two women

Neither made mention of their indiscretions as they appeared on TV. Mr Marr, 53, was photographed kissing and slipping his hand inside the jeans of a mystery woman outside a bar in Soho, London. Meanwhile, Mr Murnaghan, 54, had been pictured sharing a...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 
Giant magma ball threatens Greek island Santorini

Giant magma ball threatens Greek island Santorini

Geologists led by Oxford University say the chamber of super-heated rock expanded from ten to 20million cubic metres between January 2011 and April this year. The balloon is so big it has forced the Greek island upwards by 14cm (5.5in) in that time....

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 


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