News archive from 11 June 2015, page 14

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - June 11

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia gains as Wall St slide halts, kiwi tumbles * MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets rise after oil extends gains * Oil jumps after U.S. stockpile draw; gasoline at 7-month high * Gold firm after 3-day rally on sluggish dollar, Greek...

 

Brazil 1-0 Honduras: Roberto Firmino ensures winning warm-up for Copa America 2015 as Barcelona's Neymar...

Twelve months ago, the pressure on Brazil to perform at a major tournament had reached an unprecedented crescendo. Their World Cup campaign, however, ended in humiliation on home soil as eventual winners Germany ran riot in the semi-finals. One year...

Daily Mail, 04:16 in Sport
 
Prince Harry to attend Bastion Memorial service

Prince Harry to attend Bastion Memorial service

Prince Harry will join the family and friends of those who lost their lives during the conflict in Afghanistan at a service later. About 3,500 people are expected at the service of dedication to inaugurate the Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial...

BBC, 04:19 in Regional
 

Apple knew about 'demeaning' bag checks on employees before lawsuit

At least two Apple Inc retail store workers complained directly to the chief executive, Tim Cook, that its policy of checking retail employees’ bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning, a court filing made public on Wednesday has...

 
Former Education secretary David Blunkett appointed trust chairman for Northamptonshire academies

Former Education secretary David Blunkett appointed trust chairman for Northamptonshire academies

Former Secretary of State for Education David Blunkett has been appointed as chairman of an academy trust which runs a number of schools across Northamptonshire. David Ross, owner of the David Ross Education Trust, which is responsible for the...

 

Mexico's Pemex unveils large oil find

The Mexican state oil company Pemex has announced one of its biggest discoveries in years, unveiling new shallow water oil fields in the southern Gulf of Mexico that it says could produce 200,000 barrels per day by mid-2018. The total proven, probable...

 

Ravenshoe cafe blast: eight people in critical condition in hospital

Eight people remain in a critical condition in Queensland hospitals after a gas bottle explosion that injured 20 people in the state’s far north. The blast was triggered when an out-of-control ute rammed into a cafe at Ravenshoe, south of Cairns, on...

 

Mano Khalil: Refugees are like you – they have children, they cry, they laugh

When Mano Khalil’s documentary The Beekeeper screened in cities across Australia as part of the 2015 Human Rights Arts and Film festival, the Kurdish director toured with it. In Sydney, he spoke about the film’s story – and his own: I am always...

 
Wingwalkers to wow crowds

Wingwalkers to wow crowds

The world's only aerobatic formation wingwalking team will take to the skies as the star attraction at Scarborough's Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 27. The Breitling Wingwalkers from UK based AeroSuperBatics, which are seen live by over six million...

 

Alibaba's Ma sees $1 trillion in transactions in five years

A spokesman for the group said he was referring to "gross merchandise volume," a measure of the transactions across its various platforms, which came to roughly $390 billion in the past fiscal year. (Reporting by Nandita Bose in Chicago;...

 
In the shadow of Magna Carta

In the shadow of Magna Carta

The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede, on the banks of the Thames, is on Monday, 15 June. Today, the site, between Windsor and Staines, is part of the National Trust - but bordering it, a group have set up what...

BBC, 04:36 in Regional
 

Hong Kong tests two people for Mers as alarm over virus grows

Hong Kong authorities were testing two people for possible Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) on Thursday as worry grew across the region about the outbreak in South Korea. Related: Middle East respiratory syndrome cases broken down by country...

 

Jury finds Shaun McNeil not guilty of one-punch murder of Daniel Christie

Shaun McNeil has been found not guilty of the one-punch murder, but guilty of the manslaughter, of Sydney teenager Daniel Christie on New Year’s Eve 2013. McNeil broke down in the dock after the supreme court jury handed down its verdict following...

 
Your pictures and tweets from Ariana Grande at the Barclaycard Arena

Your pictures and tweets from Ariana Grande at the Barclaycard Arena

Ariana Grande performed at the Barclaycard Arena last night (June 9). The multi-platinum singer is touring in support of her widely successful album My Everything, which was number one in over 80 countries. The show at the Barclaycard Arena was the...

 
Woodland fire tackled by Barnsley firefighters

Woodland fire tackled by Barnsley firefighters

Firefighters dealt with a blaze in woodland after a campfire was lit but then left to burn. The fire, off Springfield Road, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, was discovered at 11.40pm last night. Crews also dealt with some trees and undergrowth set alight on...

 


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