News archive from 12 November 2013

In China, pro-Bo Xilai party not seen a threat, but a demand for rights

In China, pro-Bo Xilai party not seen a threat, but a demand for rights

Several well-known supporters of Bo have distanced themselves from the China Zhi Xian Party - literally "the constitution is the supreme authority" party. Its formation last week challenges the long-ruling Communist Party's ban on other...

 
Nursing cuts putting NHS patients at risk, says new study

Nursing cuts putting NHS patients at risk, says new study

NHS hospitals in England are short of as many as 34,000 nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing. Photograph: Peter Titmuss /Alamy Patients are being put at risk because NHS hospitals are functioning with 20,000 fewer nurses than they need,...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Researchers to offer shopping vouchers to mothers who breastfeed

Researchers to offer shopping vouchers to mothers who breastfeed

Breastfeeding protects babies from gut problems, respiratory problems, ear infections and the life-threatening condition necrotising enterocolitis, according to a Unicef report. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Women in low-income areas of the country where...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Botox your CV and online profile

Botox your CV and online profile

In many countries getting a job has never been more difficult and with online applications and social networking to contend with, the world of job seeking has changed dramatically in just a short period of time. So you have to have the best possible...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Hello, is that really you?

Hello, is that really you?

Big business wants your voice - not for customer feedback, but to tackle fraud. Voice biometrics - the recording and analysis of unique voiceprints for authentication purposes - is one of the latest technological weapons being deployed in the war...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Escape to Oz: Young Europeans head to Australia in search of work

Escape to Oz: Young Europeans head to Australia in search of work

Australia has become a haven for disillusioned young Europeans eager to plot an escape from economics troubles at home. Migration from countries such as Ireland is at levels not seen since the 1980s as Australia's seemingly bulletproof economy,...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Women bankers break through in India

Women bankers break through in India

Women have always worked in India, but the rise of the corporate woman in the last two decades in the banking sector has been phenomenal. India has no fewer than eight female banking bosses - indeed the appointment of Arundhati Bhattacharya as the...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
David Dimbleby achieves tattoo ambition at 75

David Dimbleby achieves tattoo ambition at 75

BBC1 viewers will see David Dimbleby getting his scorpion tattoo in his new series Britain and the Sea. Photograph: BBC David Dimbleby, who turned 75 last month, is to be shown in his latest television series getting a scorpion tattoo on his shoulder,...

Guardian, 00:15 in Showbiz
 

Cyber attack 'war game' to test London banks

It will be co-ordinated from a single room housing regulators, government officials and staff from banks and other financial firms, people familiar with the matter said. Hundreds more people are expected to be involved from their own offices as the...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 

Banks consider ban on chat rooms after rigging probe - sources

JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse Group and Citigroup Inc, among others, are reviewing chat room use over concerns that some of those forums are seen by regulators as potential venues for collusion and market manipulation. The banks are targeting...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 
Action needed to cope with 'soaring demand' for homes

Action needed to cope with 'soaring demand' for homes

Chartered surveyors have called for urgent action to cope with "soaring demand" from house buyers. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), also indicated that not enough houses are coming on to the market. Rics said that...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times. In August 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing six Apple patents and awarded one of the largest payouts of its kind on record. The...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Brazil debates internet law in wake of NSA scandal

Brazil debates internet law in wake of NSA scandal

Along with Russia, China and Iran, Brazil was one of the countries of most interest for US intelligence agencies, according to the leaks from the US National Security Agency (NSA). But whereas those other countries may not have appeared too surprised...

 

ELEMIS COMPETITION

The Burton Mail and leading British spa and skincare brand Elemis have teamed up to offer two lucky readers the chance to win the Indulgent Face & Body Collection, launching exclusively on QVC on November 17th. This is a luxury 6-piece collection...

 
News Corp reports fall in revenues

News Corp reports fall in revenues

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has reported a modest profit for the three months to the end of September, but also saw falling revenues from advertising. The publisher of the Times and the Wall Street Journal said net income for the quarter was $27m...

BBC, 00:27 in Business
 


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