News archive from 14 September 2014

Scottish independence poll: Result on a knife edge

Scottish independence poll: Result on a knife edge

THE battle for Scotland's future is on a knife edge as a new poll of polls last night suggested the vote was too close to call, with just days to go before the referendum. A independent analysis of the six most recent polls put the Yes campaign on 49...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Orange Order rally over ‘evil’ threat to Union

Orange Order rally over ‘evil’ threat to Union

Scottish independence: The Better Together campaign last night distanced itself from a "Proud to be British" Orange Order rally which warned against the "divisive and evil enemy" of Scottish nationalism and of the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: How was it for you?

Scottish independence: How was it for you?

With the big vote just days away, impassioned activists and impartial onlookers alike tell Dani Garavelli how the referendum campaign has made an indelible mark on their lives With the big vote just days away, impassioned activists and impartial...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Alistair Darling: More powers without risks

Alistair Darling: More powers without risks

Choosing to stay in the UK doesn't mean we're voting for the status quo, says Alistair Darling ON THURSDAY we will take the biggest decision in the history of our country. Do we stay part of the family of nations which make up the United Kingdom, or...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Ukraine PM believes Russia want new Soviet Union

Ukraine PM believes Russia want new Soviet Union

Ukraine's prime minister has claimed Russia wants to "eliminate Ukraine as an independent country" and will not stop until it has restored the "Soviet Union". Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s comments came as fighting broke out in eastern...

 
John Kerry looks to Arab nations to help halt IS

John Kerry looks to Arab nations to help halt IS

UNITED States Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt as part of attempts to form a broad coalition of Arab nations to tackle the spread of Islamic State militants. Kerry met with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi and ­Egyptian president...

 
Brother takes place of drugs scandal Toronto mayor

Brother takes place of drugs scandal Toronto mayor

THE withdrawal of Toronto mayor Rob Ford and the 
entry of his older brother in the city's mayoral election has turned the spotlight from a volatile man who had admitted smoking crack cocaine to his less charismatic but steadier sibling -...

 
New guidance for GPs on 12-year-olds with STDs

New guidance for GPs on 12-year-olds with STDs

DOCTORS have been issued with new guidance on how 
to treat sexually transmitted infections in children as young as 12. The NHS advice has been published on how to safely prescribe drugs to youngsters amid rising levels of STIs. The guidance...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Scottish universities criticised for animal tests

Scottish universities criticised for animal tests

CAMPAIGNERS have criticised Scottish universities for carrying out a series of "pointless" stress tests among more than 600,000 animal experiments. The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) highlighted a number of cases in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 

A-Z of history's weirdest cures... from crystal meth to urine and frogs in butter

ARSENIC… FOR PSORIASIS It’s notorious for being used in murders, but  this poison had medicinal uses too. A 19th Century study on frogs revealed arsenic attacked the upper layer of the skin and so might help with psoriasis, a condition causing red,...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Health
 

Sisi says coalition against terrorism should go beyond Islamic State

Egyptian security officials have said Islamic State has established contacts with Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the country's most dangerous militant group, which has killed hundreds of security forces since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi...

 

Liberian president appeals to Obama for U.S. help to beat Ebola

The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun. The World Health...

 
Alibaba plans to release the IPO genie in bid to raise $21bn

Alibaba plans to release the IPO genie in bid to raise $21bn

Jack Ma: an open sesame on the NYSE for Alibaba. Photograph: AP Jack Ma must really like America. The story goes that Ma fixed on the name of his soon-to-be-floated Chinese e-commerce business – dubbed China's Amazon and eBay combined – while sitting...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Alarm as almond farms consume California's water

Alarm as almond farms consume California's water

An almond orchard in Los Banos, California, is affected by extreme drought. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Touted as the ultimate superfood and an essential ingredient in everything from mezze to marzipan: the humble almond has never been so...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Biography has measure of Queen Victoria and Brown

Biography has measure of Queen Victoria and Brown

IT WAS the large measure of a monarch. Queen Victoria was introduced to the intoxicating comforts of whisky by John Brown, the ghillie at Balmoral estate, whose frequent advice to the Queen was: "don't stay thirsty", according to a new...

 


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