News archive from 15 October 2012

Nine-year-old who turns YELLOW with anger: Brianna must spend 12 hours a day under UV lights because of...

A nine-year-old girl suffering from an extremely rare liver condition which turns her skin and eyes yellow has to spend up to 12 hours every day under bright blue ultraviolet lights to stay healthy.Brianna Minnich, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, spends...

Daily Mail, 22:09 in Health


Baumgartner, from Austria, came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, setting off loud cheers from jubilant onlookers...


Tories in 
battle with Brussels over crime powers

HOME Secretary Theresa May is set to confirm today that the UK will look to opt out of 130 EU-wide crime, justice and policing policies, risking a deepening row with coalition partners the Liberal Democrats. The move was welcomed by Conservative MPs...


Armed men seize military vehicle in Egypt's Sinai

Disorder has spread in Sinai since former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising last year, with Islamist militants stepping up attacks on security forces and the Israeli border. Egypt's new President, Mohamed Mursi, has vowed to...


‘Generals for hire’ face crackdown

Ex-military chiefs could be barred from contact with Ministers and officials after several were secretly filmed boasting they could help secure lucrative contracts for arms firms, the Defence Secretary said. Philip Hammond warned that if an MoD...

Croft accused of racist outburst against ball boy with police probing incident

Croft accused of racist outburst against ball boy with police probing incident

Former Manchester City and Norwich midfielder Lee Croft is under investigation for an alleged racist attack on a black ball boy. Police are probing an incident late in Saturday's game at Sheffield United where Croft, now with Oldham, went to retrieve...

Daily Mail, 22:18 in Sport

Lonely, hard work on oil rigs, but salaries soaring

But consider this. Slightly over twenty years ago, Johnathan Roberts started work on an oil rig at $5 an hour. Today, the newly appointed operations manager of Norway's Standard Drilling makes about half a million dollars a year. Even accounting for...

Reuters, 22:20 in Business

Afghan entrepreneur defies war to squeeze out a juice empire

Gaudily painted trucks line up outside Sadiq's 'Omaid Bahar' factory and workers in juice-stained clothes unload sacks of pomegranates. The fruit's dark red seeds are prized in Europe for their abundant antioxidants, and in Japan where many believe...

The X Factor's Rylan Clark gets emotional as Melanie is sent home

The X Factor's Rylan Clark gets emotional as Melanie is sent home

Rylan was put through to the third round by the public, leading to a very tearful celebration for the singer.Weeping uncontrollably, Clark clung to mentor Nicole Scherzinger and almost toppled her over as he hugged her when Dermot announced his name....

Metro, 22:20 in Showbiz
Johnny Ball becomes first to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing

Johnny Ball becomes first to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing

Ball was already the favourite to be sent home this week, and the bookies were proved right as he and partner Iveta Lukosiute danced their last dance.Johnny was joined in the bottom two by Daybreak presenter Richard, who failed to impress the judges...

Metro, 22:20 in Showbiz

Skydiver's record 24 mile leap

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the world's first supersonic skydive. Baumgartner, from Austria, came down in the eastern...


Analysis - China perma-bears scent downbeat economic data ahead

The first miss since the first quarter of 2009, when the global financial crisis raged, has become the consensus forecast of economists, who expect official data due on Thursday to confirm that growth slowed to 7.4 percent year-on-year in Q3. That...

Reuters, 22:23 in Business

New rules, tough talk as Singapore seeks to end tax haven image

As Singapore revels in its reputation as an open economy with the world's highest concentration of millionaires, the tiny island of 5.3 million people is also accused of being a magnet for tax evaders - an image it is vehemently seeking to banish....

Reuters, 22:23 in Business

Insight - Coal dust creditors eye Australian magnate's fragile fortune

But as China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. Creditors are...

Reuters, 22:31 in Business
BHP and Rio Tinto's solid output masks shaky demand

BHP and Rio Tinto's solid output masks shaky demand

The production reports by BHP, the world's biggest miner, and Rio Tinto, the No.3 miner, will be closely watched for signs of how weaker consumption of steel in China is playing out on demand for commodities such as iron ore and coal. Weaker demand...

Reuters, 22:35 in Business

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