News archive from 19 July 2014

The Write Stuff: Jack in the box

The Write Stuff: Jack in the box

In her first published crime novel, Hania Allen follows the trail of the infamous serial killer who leaves a Jack in the Box at the scene of his crimes as a macarbe calling card. They turned into Farringdon Road and headed north. Steve switched on the...

 
Pressure on ministers over arming of Scots police

Pressure on ministers over arming of Scots police

THE SNP government is under growing pressure to intervene in the row over the arming of Scotland's police force, as demands mount for a U-turn. Ministers are being urged to “take responsibility” after the situation escalated last week when armed...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
UK government launch anti-independence website

UK government launch anti-independence website

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: THE UK Government has launched an anti-independence website which it says will help people "find out how being part of the UK benefits them" in the run up to the referendum. The site, www.youdecide2014.uk, aims to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Malaysia Airlines: Barack Obama speaks of ‘outrage’

Malaysia Airlines: Barack Obama speaks of ‘outrage’

UNITED States President Barack Obama has demanded Russia cease support for separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, describing the killing of 298 passengers and crew as "an outrage of unspeakable...

 
Chelsea Manning to be given gender treatment

Chelsea Manning to be given gender treatment

THE US military will begin treatment for US document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition after US defence secretary Chuck Hagel approved the move. The decision came after the bureau of prisons rejected the army’s request to...

 
Rory McIlroy takes flight but rain will cause havoc at Hoylake

Rory McIlroy takes flight but rain will cause havoc at Hoylake

But the thunderbolts unleashed by the Irishman's driver yesterday are nothing compared to the weather system that has forced the R&A to take unprecedented action to prevent the whole day today from becoming a washout. For the first time in the...

 
Pope Francis call for blast justice – by phone

Pope Francis call for blast justice – by phone

Pope Francis has demanded justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack on an amateur smartphone video message, recorded by a visiting friend. His call was aired yesterday during the official commemoration of the 1994 bombing of a...

 
Gary Ballance can't lift pressure off Alastair Cook

Gary Ballance can't lift pressure off Alastair Cook

Ballance's 110 dragged England back into the Lord's Test and by the end of the second day the home side were 219-6, still 76 behind India's first innings. But Cook's failure for 10 left former captain Mike Brearley, one of the most respected voices in...

 
Magic Rory McIlroy is in paradise

Magic Rory McIlroy is in paradise

McIlroy was certainly in Hoylake heaven yesterday as he scorched his way around the Royal Liverpool links with a second successive 66, leaving him 12 under par for the Open and with a four-shot lead over American Dustin Johnson. It was stupendous...

 
Israel steps up ground assault in drive to crush Hamas

Israel steps up ground assault in drive to crush Hamas

ISRAELI troops have pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket-launching sites and

 
Justin an English Rose among thorns as Rory McIlroy smells Open success

Justin an English Rose among thorns as Rory McIlroy smells Open success

While the heir apparent to Tiger Woods' domination of the sport was whistling his way around the Wirral as Rory McIlroy shot another 66 to go 12-under, the record held by Tony Jacklin as long ago as 1969 as the last English winner of the Claret Jug in...

 
Yaya Toure 'disappointed' with Manchester City transfer talk

Yaya Toure 'disappointed' with Manchester City transfer talk

Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk sparked the uncertainty over his future in May when he made a bizarre claim that his client had been treated disrespectfully by City's hierarchy because they had failed to acknowledge his 31st birthday. Toure, who has three...

 
Saved for now but Alastair Cook feels heat again

Saved for now but Alastair Cook feels heat again

But a continued inability to lay proper foundations in his role as opener, which once again left others shoring up a crumbling edifice, left his position and leadership credentials under intolerable scrutiny. It is clear that the England captain...

 
Shire valued at £32bn after AbbVie wins over board

Shire valued at £32bn after AbbVie wins over board

DRUGS firm Shire has been valued at £32 billion after its board finally succumbed to a takeover approach from US rival AbbVie. The group, which employs 5,300 people in 29 countries, will merge its operations with AbbVie – the maker of rheumatoid...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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