News archive from 18 March 2016

The Tunisian women locked up for smoking a joint

The Tunisian women locked up for smoking a joint

It is no surprise that Tunisia's prisons are overcrowded as it's relatively easy to end up there. In one prison I met two women who were locked up for smoking a joint. The dreary reception hall of Menouba prison lies between the gates of freedom and...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 

Scholes names the player Manchester United manager Van Gaal should never have sold

Paul Scholes has told Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal he was wrong to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal. The former United midfielder was speaking after watching United exit the Europa League with a limp 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford....

 
Scholes: Why can't Giggs be the next Manchester United manager?

Scholes: Why can't Giggs be the next Manchester United manager?

Paul Scholes has given his verdict on whether Ryan Giggs should be handed the Manchester United manager’s job. Giggs is one of the top names in the frame to succeed Louis van Gaal if the Dutchman is sacked in the summer. Jose Mourinho is the favourite...

 
Woman, 72, in critical condition after rescue from flat fire in Stirling by neighbours

Woman, 72, in critical condition after rescue from flat fire in Stirling by neighbours

A 72-YEAR-OLD woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from her burning home by neighbours. The woman sustained burns and severe smoke inhalation in a fire at her home in Stirling. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the...

 

The US Army is developing encrypted radar that 'looks like noise' and morphs continually to remain anonymous

A new secure waveform developed by the US Army can change continually, masking its identity to allow military and police officials to become entirely anonymous to radar detectors. The encrypted system allows radar transmissions to look like noise,...

 

Baby monkeys grow faster when they risk being killed by adults: Stress hormones change their appearance,...

The evolution of infant development is paired with a grim reality. Some baby monkeys have been observed to grow faster than others in the same population, and researchers say this is because they face a higher risk of being killed by adult males. In...

 

El Niño's parting gift: Weather phenomenon will cause strange mix of flooding and droughts across US in the...

La Niña is about to upstage its warmer counterpart El Niño. But before El Niño disappears, it will leave a parting gift: a mixture of severe flooding and drought across the US. That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's...

 

White van incident probed by Brechin police

A police appeal was launched tonight following a report of a white van mounting a pavement and nearly striking a pedestrian in Brechin. Local beat bobbie Billy Rattray took to Twitter to appeal for witnesses following the incident in the town’s High...

 

Archant boosts profits and pays first dividend since 2012

Local newspaper publisher Archant is to pay its first dividend since 2012 after recording a 20% increase in profits to £9.6m in 2015. The Norwich-based publisher, which runs 130 titles including the Eastern Daily Press and the Ham & High...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
We should have won! Louis van Gaal blames Man Utd’s missed chances as Liverpool go through

We should have won! Louis van Gaal blames Man Utd’s missed chances as Liverpool go through

Philippe Coutinho produced a wonderful solo goal to cancel out Anthony Martial’s earlier penalty. The Reds ran out 3-1 winners on aggregate at Old Trafford and will be in the hat for tomorrow’s quarter-final draw while United’s struggles go on. A...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Britain's highest mountain taller than previously thought

Britain's highest mountain taller than previously thought

Britain’s highest mountain has “grown” by one metre in the last 65 years, experts have discovered. A new Ordnance Survey calculation found Ben Nevis stands at 1,345m, rather than the previously recorded height of 1,344m. The change, which will be...

 
Refugee boats should be turned back to Libya, says Cameron

Refugee boats should be turned back to Libya, says Cameron

David Cameron has pressed EU leaders for more international patrol ships to start turning back boats of refugees as soon as they set off on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean from Libya. At a European summit on Thursday night the prime...

 
Chile lawmakers lift abortion ban introduced by Pinochet

Chile lawmakers lift abortion ban introduced by Pinochet

Chile's lower house of Congress has approved a proposal that lifts a ban on abortion in cases of rape, when there is health risk for the mother, or when the foetus is not viable. The draft, which was submitted by Michelle Bachelet's government, needs...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 

Ordinary workers to pay price for Osborne’s mess

IFS lays into Chancellor over £56 BILLION Budget black hole WORKING people will face even lower wages and living standards because George Osborne lost billions “down the back of the sofa,” the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said yesterday. IFS...

 

Charity sacks cruel Zac for ESA cut vote

‘Shocked’ disability group forces Goldsmith to end patronage TORY London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith was dropped yesterday as patron of a disability charity in his Commons constituency after he voted for cruel benefit cuts. Multimillionaire...

 


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