News archive from 14 November 2014

England were taken for mugs: Doomed World Cup bid team were naive to think they could ever win

To borrow a line from the song that provided the soundtrack to England’s 2018 World Cup bid presentation, it was looking like a beautiful day on that December morning in Zurich four years ago. There was a fresh layer of snow beneath the feet of Lord...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
Mother jailed for funding jihadi husband

Mother jailed for funding jihadi husband

AN "INFATUATED" young mother who tried to send cash to her jihadi husband has been jailed for more than two years after becoming the first person to be convicted of funding terrorism in Syria. Amal El-Wahabi, 28, hoodwinked an old school...

 
Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

Toy- and game-maker Hasbro Inc is in early talks to buy the Hollywood production studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, a source has told Reuters. DreamWorks’ shares closed up 14% at $25.52 on Thursday. Hasbro’s stock, meanwhile, closed down 4.3% as...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Spy in the sky keeps watch over US border

Spy in the sky keeps watch over US border

It's the spy in the sky that is changing how the US patrols its border with Mexico - with more than 10,000 flights in the past year alone. Now authorities are looking to extend their fledgling “drone patrol” project to cover their lines with Canada...

 
Fear in Ukraine as Russian tanks roll in

Fear in Ukraine as Russian tanks roll in

The United States has accused Moscow of "fuelling" the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as fears of a return to all-out war grow amid reports of Russian tanks and heavy artillery rolling across the border. Samantha Power, the US ambassador to...

 
Indian sterilisation surgeon held over deaths

Indian sterilisation surgeon held over deaths

AN INDIAN doctor who conducted sterilisation procedures in which 13 women died has insisted he didn't do anything wrong. After being arrested, RK Gupta said he used to perform up to ten times more surgeries a day than allowed. The doctor, who had been...

 
Confidence vote exposes Vietnam tensions

Confidence vote exposes Vietnam tensions

POLITICIANS in Vietnam cast their ballots in a confidence vote on the country's Communist leaders tomorrow, but few expect change. After all, those charged with censuring or otherwise the ruling classes are largely members of the party themselves. But...

 
Stoke-on-Trent McDonald's staff celebrate 40 years since fast food chain arrived in UK

Stoke-on-Trent McDonald's staff celebrate 40 years since fast food chain arrived in UK

IT'S iconic golden "M' has proved a staple symbol on retail parks and high streets across the region for a number of years. And the chain is still growing in Stoke-on-Trent with work ongoing to build a new restaurant off Leek New Road in Norton...

 
Most drivers would fail L-test if they took it

Most drivers would fail L-test if they took it

The news comes as an accompanying survey finds the vast majority of drivers do not understand all road signs. A study of 50 licence holders asked to take the theory part of the test found half failed the multiple-choice section. A further third failed...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Supermarket tricks of trade revealed

Supermarket tricks of trade revealed

Supermarkets are using packaging "tricks" to tempt consumers into buying something which may not be what it seems, an investigation by consumer group Which? has found. The study found that gift sets were often a rip-off – with the products...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
New generation of workers faces stark future

New generation of workers faces stark future

British workers starting on the career ladder will change jobs more often, work longer than their grandparents and earn less than their parents, according to research. However, it’s not all bad – they will get more holidays and have a shorter commute,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Rabies risk as illicit puppy farms target UK

Rabies risk as illicit puppy farms target UK

A CHARITY has uncovered a "high level of corruption" and "shocking" animal welfare following its investigation into the trade of puppies from Eastern Europe to the UK. The Dogs Trust has released footage which it says shows...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 

Ed Miliband on the attack in ‘comeback speech’

ED Miliband insisted he would not "buckle under the pressure" as he sought to quell infighting about his leadership and turn Labour's fire on the Tories and Ukip. In a speech yesterday that was billed as a relaunch, Mr Miliband appealed for...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Ennis-Hill demands Sheffield United drop her name

Ennis-Hill demands Sheffield United drop her name

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she wants her name removed from a stand at Sheffield United if the team re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. Campaigners against sexual violence have criticised the club for allowing Evans to return to train following...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 

Google contractor accuses company of pay, overtime violations in lawsuit

The case, filed in a New York federal court on Wednesday, seeks to proceed as a collective action on behalf of other Google Inc workers. A Google representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment. How companies classify their workers...

 


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