News archive from 12 December 2014

Hearst Corp buys 25 percent stake in Dreamworks' Awesomeness TV

Under the deal, Awesomeness TV, which has a subscriber base of over 114 million, will get immediate access to Hearst's subscription video on demand technology to accelerate its ability to offer content directly to consumers across various platforms,...

 
EU allergy rules come into force with aim of ending food Russian roulette

EU allergy rules come into force with aim of ending food Russian roulette

Rules aimed at ending the “Russian roulette” food-allergy sufferers face when eating in restaurants, take-aways, schools and hospitals come into force in Britain on Saturday in a move safety watchdogs hope will cut an annual toll of 10 deaths a year...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
‘Abhorrent’ torture saved lives, says CIA

‘Abhorrent’ torture saved lives, says CIA

The man in charge of America's Central Intelligence Agency launched a fierce defence of its agents last night as it came in for sustained criticism over the use of

 
French high school in Kabul targeted by bomber

French high school in Kabul targeted by bomber

A TEENAGE suicide bomber has attacked a French-run high school in Kabul during a music performance, killing at least one person and wounding up to 20. The victim was understood to have been German, while reports suggest the bomber may have been as...

 
Russia probing Nato air and sea defences, says Poland

Russia probing Nato air and sea defences, says Poland

POLAND'S defence minister has complained of "unprecedented" recent activity by Russia's navy and air force in the Baltic Sea. Tomasz Siemoniak said the majority of incidents involved Russian operations in international waters and that Sweden...

 
100 Vietnamese mail order brides missing

100 Vietnamese mail order brides missing

POLICE are investigating the

 

Kids Try To Rob Bank With Toy Rifles - Police

Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have appeared in court accused of trying to rob a bank using toy guns. The youngsters fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, according to police in Israel. The boys, wearing hooded tops, were thought to...

 
Controversial NHS patient data sharing pilot scheme may be delayed until 2015

Controversial NHS patient data sharing pilot scheme may be delayed until 2015

Pilot schemes for the delayed and controversial NHS programme to share data from patients’ medical records might not start until well into the new year, it has emerged. The launch of the care.data programme was postponed for at least six months in...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Spending on targeted Indigenous services falling, says report

Spending on targeted Indigenous services falling, says report

Australian governments spent an estimated $30.3bn on Indigenous services in 2012-13, the productivity commission shows in a new report. In the four years to 2012-13 real spending on the services increased by $5bn, or almost 20%, but this included a...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Pharrell’s doubly Happy at BBC Music Awards

Pharrell’s doubly Happy at BBC Music Awards

SOME of the biggest names in music, including One Direction, Take That and Ed Sheeran took to the stage at the inaugural BBC Music Awards celebrating the best music of 2014. Scots DJ and record producer Calvin Harris also performed alongside singers...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Tamoxifen ‘keeps breast cancer at bay’ for 20 years

Tamoxifen ‘keeps breast cancer at bay’ for 20 years

Women who take the drug tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer stand a good chance of keeping the disease at bay for 20 years, research has shown. The protective effect of tamoxifen lasts at least two decades, during which time it reduces breast cancer...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Coining it in from Leeds council car parks

Coining it in from Leeds council car parks

LEEDS CITY Council raked in £6.8m in "profit' from parking charges in 2013/14 - ten per cent more than the previous year. The city has once again topped the Yorkshire rankings for the amount of income and surplus ‘profit’ it makes through parking...

 
British GT4 Champion Wylie is awarded Rothmans Trophy

British GT4 Champion Wylie is awarded Rothmans Trophy

THE 23-year-old race ace, from Thornhill, near Dumfries, received the award from four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti at the Scottish Motor Racing Club’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh, last...

 


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