News archive from 12 November 2014

11 women die in India after botched sterilisations

11 women die in India after botched sterilisations

ELEVEN women have died and at least 20 others were in critical condition yesterday after undergoing sterilisation surgery in a free government-run programme to help slow India's population growth. A total of 83 women, all poor villagers under 32, had...

 
Vladimir Putin act of chivalry causes controversy

Vladimir Putin act of chivalry causes controversy

It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Russian president Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around Xi Jinping's wife while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The only problem was that Mr Putin came off looking gallant, while the...

 
Korea ferry disaster skipper jailed for 36 years

Korea ferry disaster skipper jailed for 36 years

A SOUTH Korean ferry captain has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year. The court acquitted Lee Joon-seok of homicide, concluding there was no proof he knew his actions would...

 
Experts fear Scottish wildcat may be extinct

Experts fear Scottish wildcat may be extinct

THE Scottish wildcat may already be consigned to folklore as genetic tests reveal the native feline may already be extinct. Experts have identified ­hybridisation through interbreeding with domestic and feral animals as the biggest threat to the...

 
Full-time employee jobs account for only one in 40 created since recession

Full-time employee jobs account for only one in 40 created since recession

Only one in every 40 new jobs created since the recession has been for a full-time employee, according to the Trades Union Congress. The share of full-time employee jobs – excluding self-employment – fell during the recession and has failed to recover...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Suzie McGuire domestic abuse trial: Court hear star's hubby claim she punched, kicked and stamped on him

Suzie McGuire domestic abuse trial: Court hear star's hubby claim she punched, kicked and stamped on him

SUZIE McGuire’s estranged husband has claimed she gave him “two black eyes and a broken rib” after dragging him out of a hotel room bed. Derek Mitchell told how he was attacked after a drinking session at a wedding with former Scotland goalie Andy...

 

Bank of England set to signal rates on hold until mid-2015

Earlier this year, many in financial markets were predicting interest rates would have risen by now. But over the past couple of months expectations have been pushed back sharply, and now markets see rates on hold until at least August 2015. Some...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 
Killer of UK gran “inappropriately” diagnosed

Killer of UK gran “inappropriately” diagnosed

A MAN who beheaded a British grandmother in Tenerife was released from a psychiatric unit when he was "inappropriately" diagnosed as feigning mental illness, a report claimed yesterday. Homeless Bulgarian Deyan Deyanov, 30, launched a...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Barnett formula ‘flaw’ gifts Scotland £1 billion

Barnett formula ‘flaw’ gifts Scotland £1 billion

SCOTS have enjoyed a £1 billion windfall in the past decade due to "flaws" in the controversial formula used to work out the country's budget from Westminster, says a think-tank. The Barnett formula has long been a source of disquiet among...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Children could start primary school a year later

Children could start primary school a year later

THE prospect of Scottish youngsters starting school at the age of six is being considered by cash-strapped councils who say it could be "better" for their education, MSPs have been told. Holyrood’s education committee was told there was not...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Which footballers have become grandparents while still playing?

Which footballers have become grandparents while still playing?

“Francesco Totti is 38,” noted Michael last week. “At that age, he could easily have adult offspring (rather than eight-year-old Cristian and little sister Chanel). And, hypothetically, his adult offspring could have children of their own, too. So:...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport
 

Medtronic offers EU concessions in $43 billion Covidien deal

Medtronic submitted concessions last Friday, the EU antitrust authority said. The Commission, which did not provide details in line with its policy, will decide by Nov. 28 whether to clear the deal. Covidien said on Nov. 3 that it would sell its...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 
Blackpool and The Fylde College to be national fracking college

Blackpool and The Fylde College to be national fracking college

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) has been named as the national training centre for the fracking industry, the Government has said. Mathew Hancock, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy will reveal...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Onshore windfarm opposition risks UK jobs, says Davey

Onshore windfarm opposition risks UK jobs, says Davey

Energy secretary Ed Davey has warned that the Conservative party’s opposition to onshore wind turbines risks undermining the creation of British jobs as new data showed 15,400 people are now employed in the wind power industry. The data from trade...

Guardian, 00:15 in Business
 
Every step you take: Who owns our mobile health data?

Every step you take: Who owns our mobile health data?

Gadgets that track your steps, sleeping and heart rate could help us live longer and cut national healthcare costs by billions - or so we are told. Microsoft has just launched its first wearable health gadget, the Band, in the US ahead of its global...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 


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