News archive from 16 August 2017

Delhi Cops review: Missing the gentle touch

Delhi Cops review: Missing the gentle touch

Stabbed with pen nibs, victimised by classic tricks like “the vanishing chair” and the “loose pepper pot” he becomes, over a single day, a snarling savage. Something similar happened to a Delhi Cops (C4) new recruit, officer Sonam, whose first shift...

 
Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests. The Newcastle University study found men spent 2.4 years on average needing regular care and women three years. This...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

School-leavers are putting themselves at risk of deadly meningitis if they don't take up the offer to be vaccinated against the disease, nurses are warning. People living in England who are aged 17 and 18 are eligible for the free jab. The Royal...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in its new position paper on Brexit. The paper is part of its negotiations with the European Union and the broad ideas in the document...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Pound dog: Elvis still earning a fortune 40 years after his death

Pound dog: Elvis still earning a fortune 40 years after his death

When a downward-spiralling Elvis Presley died 40 years ago on 16 August 1977, a cynical music industry insider was overheard to remark that it was a "smart career move". Apocryphal tale or not, death has given a lucrative boost to the...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
How to turn a hit TV show into an international success

How to turn a hit TV show into an international success

If you happen to switch on the TV in Brazil then you might come across a four-hour live talk show presented by a popular celebrity and her puppet parrot. The programme includes pre-recorded video clips, which the parrot and presenter then discuss. So...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Halt universal credit as wages stagnate – Labour

New benefit scheme will hit single parents, nurses and teachers hardest MINISTERS should halt the roll-out of a controversial new benefits system, Labour will say today, as new figures reveal a sharp loss of income for nurses and teachers. The...

 

Protests win evicted mother another day

Emergency hostel and speedier review won by Felicity Collier HOUSING activists scored a “symbolic victory” yesterday after protests forced a London council to offer emergency housing to a mother and her two young children for one night. Lambeth...

 
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelsea: £35m Arsenal star wants £150,000 a week

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelsea: £35m Arsenal star wants £150,000 a week

Chelsea and Arsenal are in talks over a move to Stamford Bridge for the versatile winger. The Gunners have struggled to meet the 23-year-old’s wage demands with his contract running down. Oxlade-Chamberlain now has less than 12 months left on his deal...

Daily Star, 00:15 in Sport
 

Venezuela: Imperialism denounced on the streets of Caracas

Maduro tells thronged masses to prepare for the threat of a Trump invasion VENEZUELANS packed the streets of Caracas on Monday to oppose US President Donald Trump’s threat of military intervention in the country. The Anti-Imperialist March, which...

 

Afghanistan: Taliban writes letter calling for US withdrawal

THE TALIBAN sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to end the 16-year occupation of Afghanistan. In the letter sent to journalists by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, the guerilla fighters welcomed Mr Trump’s order...

 

Two Koreas and Washington all suggest peaceful solution

PYONGYANG, Seoul and Washington all mooted peace talks yesterday. South Korean President Moon Jae In said Seoul and Washington agree that the crisis over the North’s nuclear programme should “absolutely be solved peacefully,” and that no US military...

 

Trump, this is not Hollywood

PYONGYANG’S revelation that Kim Jong Un has delayed approval of missiles being launched towards Guam to observe “the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees” represents a welcome outbreak of common sense. This new approach isn’t couched in...

 
15 things all rum lovers know to be true

15 things all rum lovers know to be true

Rum lovers rejoice, because today is a special day dedicated to enjoying all of the great things about the world’s oldest spirit. When it comes to booze, rum fans don’t see the point in straying from their trusted favourite. Whether it is in a mojito,...

Metro, 00:18 in Lifestyle
 
Diabetes warning: High blood sugar can cause THIS deadly side-effect years after diagnosis

Diabetes warning: High blood sugar can cause THIS deadly side-effect years after diagnosis

If diabetes goes untreated - or is not properly managed - it can cause a number of serious complications. According to the NHS, this is because high glucose levels can damage blood vessels, nerves and organs. The condition can raise risk of heart...

 


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