News archive from 11 October 2016, page 6

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan discusses tactics ahead of Slovakia clash

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan discusses tactics ahead of Slovakia clash

He is just hoping his players can shine in Trnava and put the under-pressure Slovakians a step closer to lights out in this World Cup qualifying campaign. Scotland go into the game in second place, a position Jan Kozak’s side had been favourites to...

 
Twitter CEO calls company 'people's news network'

Twitter CEO calls company 'people's news network'

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey defined one of the company's missions as being the "people's news network," according to an internal memo seen on Monday. The 10-year-old social networking service has long struggled to define its core...

 
Oil prices dip but stay near 1-year highs on expected production cut

Oil prices dip but stay near 1-year highs on expected production cut

Oil prices edged down early on Tuesday but held near one-year highs touched on growing expectations of an output cut by OPEC producers, and traders said the price outlook remains bullish as confidence in crude markets rises. Oil prices jumped as much...

Reuters, 01:50 in Business
 
Can training 'fake doctors' improve India's healthcare?

Can training 'fake doctors' improve India's healthcare?

Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care. Atish Patel explains why. Sanjoy Mondal opened his small clinic with just a desk...

BBC, 01:52 in World News
 
Putin backs WW2 myth in new Russian film

Putin backs WW2 myth in new Russian film

A new film showing Red Army soldiers outnumbered by invading Germans but battling on heroically has become part of the Kremlin's campaign to restore Russian pride. State television showed Russian President Vladimir Putin watching the film last week,...

BBC, 01:52 in World News
 
Why the US fears Russia is hacking its presidential election

Why the US fears Russia is hacking its presidential election

Amidst all the heat of the presidential debate on Sunday night, hackers surfaced for a brief moment. The two candidates clashed over a claim that hackers tied to the Russian state were trying to influence the election. Two days earlier, on Friday, the...

 
What if there were more women in tech?

What if there were more women in tech?

From gender-neutral bots to period-friendly healthcare trackers, cars with more storage and clothes with bigger pockets - the world could be a very different place if there were more women working in tech. We asked a group of women who are working in...

 
First three-day Southern Rail Strike begins

First three-day Southern Rail Strike begins

The first of a series of planned strikes on Southern trains are going ahead despite the RMT union advising its members to sign the rail company's new contracts. The RMT has held a series of walk-outs since April in the dispute over the role of guards...

BBC, 02:03 in Regional
 
Colombia's Uribe presents proposals for peace accord changes

Colombia's Uribe presents proposals for peace accord changes

Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe on Monday proposed that leaders of the Marxist FARC rebel group lose their freedom for at least five years and they would be banned from elected office as part of changes to a peace deal between the government...

 

Aston Villa: Why Phil Neville turned down the chance to join the backroom team

Phil Neville has rejected the chance to join Aston Villa as a coach under the new manager. Neville played for Manchester United while bookies favourite Steve Bruce was manager in the 1990s and was identified as a potential assistant manager to the...

 
Takata tumbles after report company weighs U.S. bankruptcy filing

Takata tumbles after report company weighs U.S. bankruptcy filing

Shares of Takata Corp (7312.T) tumbled on Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported late last week that the troubled Japanese air bag maker is weighing a U.S. bankruptcy filing as one option for clearing a path for an outside investor. As of 0012...

 

Top U.S. Republican Ryan distances himself from Trump White House bid

Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, took the extraordinary step on Monday of distancing himself from Donald Trump, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and deepening a crisis over his party's struggling presidential nominee. In a...

 
John Terry demands fans show respect to legend Wayne Rooney when England face Slovenia

John Terry demands fans show respect to "legend" Wayne Rooney when England face Slovenia

Former England captain John Terry has issued a rallying cry for England fans to get behind Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United leaders was dropped. As Jordan Henderson prepares to take the arm band from 30-year-old Rooney o Tuesday night in...

 
The EU has allowed ‘WOLVES’ who threaten the West into the continent, Syrian nun warns

The EU has allowed ‘WOLVES’ who threaten the West into the continent, Syrian nun warns

Sister Hatune Dogan claimed European leaders have "admitted the wolves" while "the sheep are still [in Syria and Iraq]". Sister Hatune, who worked for 26 years helping Christians and the persecuted Yazidi group, clarified the...

 
One in 10 Primary one pupils 'overweight or obese'

One in 10 Primary one pupils 'overweight or obese'

More than one in 10 children have started primary school overweight or obese since 2005, according to a study. Almost 83,000 four to five-year-olds entered P1 carrying excess weight between 2005-2006 and 2014-2015, Cancer Research UK said. The charity...

BBC, 02:35 in Regional
 


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