News archive from 18 June 2016, page 8

'Russian roulette' warning over faulty tumble dryers

'Russian roulette' warning over faulty tumble dryers

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 48 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, said Government figures showed there were 2,190 tumble dryer fires between 2012 and 2014. The LGA warned that companies running lengthy...

 

Vladimir Putin suggests PM may have called referendum 'to blackmail Europe'

Vladimir Putin has suggested David Cameron may have called a referendum on the EU "to blackmail Europe", in his first major intervention in the Brexit debate. Politicians including Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have speculated that Mr...

 
Doping, violence: What's gone wrong with Russian sport?

Doping, violence: What's gone wrong with Russian sport?

When I used to live in central Moscow quite often I would visit the giant swimming pool built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. And as I used to breast-stroke or crawl my way - embarrassingly slowly I have to say - up and down the lane, I would look up...

BBC, 01:30 in World News
 

Vladimir Putin suggests PM may have called referendum 'to blackmail Europe'

Vladimir Putin has suggested David Cameron may have called a referendum on the EU "to blackmail Europe", in his first major intervention in the Brexit debate. Politicians including Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have speculated that Mr...

 
'Sushi' children defy Sunni-Shia divide

'Sushi' children defy Sunni-Shia divide

It is a storyline of an episode of a satirical Saudi TV series which has sparked wide debate on social media. The plot: two babies switched at birth by mistake in a Saudi hospital and raised by two radical families - one Sunni, the other Shia. Years...

BBC, 01:30 in World News
 

Vladimir Putin suggests PM may have called referendum 'to blackmail Europe'

Vladimir Putin has suggested David Cameron may have called a referendum on the EU "to blackmail Europe", in his first major intervention in the Brexit debate. Politicians including Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have speculated that Mr...

 
How suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst became an 'honorary Ethiopian'

How suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst became an 'honorary Ethiopian'

Just inside the entrance of the Addis Ababa home of British historian Richard Pankhurst hangs a black and white photo of his suffragette mother, Sylvia Pankhurst. She is pictured wearing a long and elaborate Edwardian dress with sleeves to her wrists,...

BBC, 01:36 in World News
 

Rio state government declares 'state of calamity' over Olympic funding

The Rio de Janeiro state government has declared a 'state of public calamity', saying emergency financial measures must be undertaken in order for the Olympic Games to go ahead as planned due to a 'severe economic crisis' in the state. A statement...

 

Johanna Konta and Heather Watson crash out of Aegon Classic in Birmingham

British pair Johanna Konta and Heather Watson both suffered second-round defeats at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Rain meant the previous day's play had to be concluded on Friday before the scheduled quarter-finals could get under way but there...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 

Germany lacked 'speed and fantasy' against Poland, says Andre Schurrle

World champions Germany are concerned about their lack of ‘fantasy’ as they struggle to break down reinforced defences. Joachim Low’s side were unable to break down Poland and required a late goal from Bastian Schweinsteiger to kill off Ukraine, 2-0,...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 

HOT OR NOT: Alan Shearer has fully grown into the role of a pundit while Jordan Spieth needs to simply grow...

Euro 2016 is into its second week and the excitement is starting to build - not to mention that Wimbledon is only a week away either. Here, Sportsmail decides what hot and what's not.     WHAT'S HOT? Green and red armies The Irish and Welsh teams say...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 

Lee Westwood is on a high after he hits new low as he goes into a congested weekend at the US Open at...

No wonder Lee Westwood ranked it among the great rounds he has played in a United States Open, even if it did take an eternity to complete. Spread over two days and split into four segments, the 43 year old Englishman finished birdie-birdie on Friday...

Daily Mail, 01:44 in Sport
 
See all the pictures from Kilwinning Rangers' promotion party

See all the pictures from Kilwinning Rangers' promotion party

Kilwinning Rangers fans can finally celebrate their side's promotion to the Junior top flight following the reinstatement of Chris Strain as manager. Last week's play-off victory against Shettleston was overshadowed by Strain's shock sacking and the...

 
Adored Mexican comic actor Ruben Aguirre dies

Adored Mexican comic actor Ruben Aguirre dies

Mexican comic actor Ruben Aguirre, loved by millions of children and adults across Latin America, has died, aged 82. Aguirre was best known for his role in the long-running children's TV series El Chavo del Ocho, where he played the teacher, Professor...

BBC, 01:48 in World News
 

Parents challenge ruling over palliative care regime for boy, 2

A couple have mounted a challenge after a High Court judge ruled that their ''profoundly neurologically disabled'' two-year-old son could be moved to a palliative care regime.

 


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