News archive from 11 August 2016, page 7

Nepal's sense of despair

Nepal's sense of despair

More than a year after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, many of its victims are still living in appalling conditions. The Chuchepati camp is dotted with scores of shacks built with bamboo poles and white polythene and tarpaulin sheets. It was set...

BBC, 01:14 in World News
 

Team GB Olympians power up the Rio medals table

Team GB's Olympians helped produce its most successful day at the 2016 Rio Games as they surged up the medals table with a flurry of podium places. Diving duo Jack Laugher and Chris Mears joined kayaker Joe Clarke in powering Team GB to their second...

 
Domestic abuse privacy breach: Greater Manchester Police pays victim

Domestic abuse privacy breach: Greater Manchester Police pays victim

A domestic abuse victim has received £75,000 from a police force after it revealed details of her treatment by a former boyfriend without her consent. The unnamed woman had agreed Greater Manchester Police (GMP) could refer to her experience in a...

BBC, 01:18 in Regional
 

Max Whitlock proves all-around credentials but left in awe of Kohei Uchimura

Max Whitlock bowed to the greatness of Kohei Uchimura after becoming the first British gymnast to win an Olympic all-around medal in 108 years in Rio on Wednesday. The 23-year-old took bronze behind the all-conquering Japanese superstar, who retained...

Belper News, 01:29 in Sport
 
Police investigate player poisoning of of British tennis player at Wimbledon Championships

Police investigate player poisoning of of British tennis player at Wimbledon Championships

Scotland Yard has revealed that it is investigating allegations that a female tennis player was deliberately poisoned to stop her competing at last month’s Wimbledon Championships. Gabriella Taylor was competing in the girl’s tournament when she was...

Metro, 01:29 in Sport
 

Newcastle youngster Rolando Aarons pledges his future to the club after signing new five-year contract

Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons has signed a new five-year contract with club. The 20-year-old winger has pledged his future to the St James' Park club until 2021, in a boost to the Tynesiders as they get to grips with life in the Sky Bet...

Daily Mail, 01:32 in Sport
 

Alastair Cook settled in captaincy role as records beckon

Alastair Cook is just getting comfortable as England captain - after 23 Test victories, and counting. One more at The Oval this week will clinch a 3-1 Investec series win over Pakistan, and complete the hosts' fightback after losing the first at...

 

Walter Mazzarri relishing 'the test of English football' after finally agreeing to work with the Pozzo family 

Three times the Pozzos tried to tempt Walter Mazzarri into the family circle at Udinese and three times they failed. When they did snare him, it would be for Watford, which is by no means the most secure job in English football. Quique Sanchez Flores...

Daily Mail, 01:32 in Sport
 

Max Whitlock proves all-around credentials but left in awe of Kohei Uchimura

Max Whitlock bowed to the greatness of Kohei Uchimura after becoming the first British gymnast to win an Olympic all-around medal in 108 years in Rio on Wednesday. The 23-year-old took bronze behind the all-conquering Japanese superstar, who retained...

 

The most badass female Olympians at Rio 2016

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video With the exception of tennis, there’s not a great deal of women’s sports that get a lot of airtime on TV. But every four years, the Olympics...

Metro, 01:35 in Hot News
 

Chemotherapy drug 'could affect fertility of unborn baby girls'

A chemotherapy drug given to pregnant cancer patients could reduce the fertility of unborn baby girls, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of ovary tissue in mice. Etoposide is used to treat...

 

Chemotherapy drug 'could affect fertility of unborn baby girls'

A chemotherapy drug given to pregnant cancer patients could reduce the fertility of unborn baby girls, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of ovary tissue in mice. Etoposide is used to treat...

 
Turkey’s NATO membership in NO DOUBT after Erdogan praises Putin, panicked alliance claims

Turkey’s NATO membership in NO DOUBT after Erdogan praises Putin, panicked alliance claims

Spokeswoman for the alliance Oana Lungescu said Ankara’s membership is “not in question” despite fears Erdogan could break the country away from NATO and join Vladimir Putin. She said: “Turkey is a valued ally, making substantial contributions to...

 

Max Whitlock proves all-around credentials but left in awe of Kohei Uchimura

Max Whitlock bowed to the greatness of Kohei Uchimura after becoming the first British gymnast to win an Olympic all-around medal in 108 years in Rio on Wednesday. The 23-year-old took bronze behind the all-conquering Japanese superstar, who retained...

 

Land mine-hunting drone aims to rid the world of EVERY ground explosive in under 10 years

There are an estimated 110 million land mines planted around the world, and about 20,000 people are killed or wounded by these hidden explosions each year. Now, a Dutch organization is working on a new system that can clear these land mines 20 times...

 


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