News archive from 12 February 2016

Kerry says Syria ceasefire agreed

Kerry says Syria ceasefire agreed

Agreement reached at international talks on nationwide Syria ceasefire, US's John Kerry says. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
FireEye warns of slowing growth in cyber security spending

FireEye warns of slowing growth in cyber security spending

FireEye Inc forecast a bigger-than-expected loss for the first quarter and said it expected growth in cyber security spending to slow this year. Shares of FireEye, which reported smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, fell 3.4 percent in...

 

Diabetes patients could be helped in recovering from heart attacks by common drug

Heart disease is the leading cause of illness for people suffering from diabetes, accounting for more than half of all fatalities. But a study into the drug metformin, a key treatment used by diabetic patients to prevent heart disease, found it...

 

Tories’ snoop Bill ‘needs 86 amendments’

Joint committee says plans not thought through CIVIL liberties groups welcomed a report yesterday by a powerful parliamentary committee that found government plans for a snoopers’ charter had not yet been justified. The joint committee on the draft...

 

Bailiff evictions reaches record 40,000 in a year

Housing charity Shelter slams perfect storm of Tory cuts and housing policy BAILIFFS evicted more than 40,000 renting households last year — the highest number since records began, according to figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Justice...

 

Strike ballot after Kostal tramples pay agreements

FACTORY workers in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, voted on strike action yesterday after accusations that bullying bosses were ignoring pay agreements. Motor industry part maker Kostal UK Ltd has also been accused of divide-and-rule tactics by...

 

Syria: Moscow accuses US of bombing Aleppo

General hits back after US claims Russian jets struck hospitals RUSSIA’S Defence Ministry accused the United States of bombing the insurgent-held east of Aleppo city yesterday. “Two US A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew...

 

India: Separatists held in bid to halt protests

by Our Foreign Desk INDIAN authorities detained dozens of Kashmiri separatists and placed their leaders under house arrest yesterday in a bid to halt mass protests. Demonstrations were planned to mark the 32nd anniversary of the execution of...

 

Ecuador: Correa’s sacking of top generals sparks opposition protests

RIGHTWINGERS protested across Ecuador on Wednesday following President Rafael Correa’s sacking of the country’s four top generals for issuing statements on “administrative matters.” Head of the joint chiefs of staff General Luis Garzon had condemned...

 

Pregnant woman in Victoria diagnosed with Zika virus after overseas travel

A pregnant Victorian woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus after returning from overseas, Victoria’s health minister, Jill Hennessy, announced on Friday. She did not disclose which country the woman had travelled to, saying that protecting her...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Coward Hunt Fails Miserably

JEREMY HUNT has taken an axe to the roots of the health service with his hare-brained decision to impose a contract on 45,000 junior doctors. In all seriousness, what does he expect to happen in response to such a provocative act? British Medical...

 

The unravelling of orchids’ 84 million-year-old secrets

Sleuthing PETER FROST is aided by Nero Wolfe in his quest to discover how an aristocrat of plant life became a much admired commoner My second most favourite detective writer is Rex Stout — the favourite of all is, of course, Arthur Conan Doyle — but...

 

Tory socks in a twist over charities

As a government minister calls charities that speak out ‘sock puppets,’ SOLOMON HUGHES looks at the interdependency of the two and the wider political implications for a sector with a total income of £37.9 billion Tory cabinet office minister Matt...

 

No longer a stroll in the park for Hillary Clinton

The money-talks fixers and manipulators may yet carry the day in the Democratic Party, but the disenfranchised and dispossessed are speaking out and demanding that their voices be heard, writes JOHN HAYLETT HILLARY CLINTON’S resounding defeat to...

 

A noble enterprise

MARIA DUARTE recommends a biopic on an inspirational charity worker Noble (15) Directed by Stephen Bradley 4/5 THE remarkable story of humanitarian Christina Noble, who overcame personal adversity to go on to help hundreds of thousands of impoverished...

 


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