News archive from 19 September 2014

U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

French President Francois Hollande announced the deployment of a military hospital to remote Forest Region of southeastern Guinea, where the outbreak was first detected in March. Since then the virus has infected at least 5,357 people, according to...

 
Crucial test for India’s Mars mission

Crucial test for India’s Mars mission

INDIA'S first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country's hopes of joining the leaders of a global space race. A successful outcome for the...

 
Drug scandal mayor faces fight against rare cancer

Drug scandal mayor faces fight against rare cancer

TORONTO'S embattled mayor Rob Ford has a rare and difficult to treat cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said yesterday. The revelation came days after Mr Ford announced he was pulling out of a re-election ­campaign. Dr Zane...

 
Breivik tells dad: Visit me when you’re a fascist

Breivik tells dad: Visit me when you’re a fascist

THE father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has said he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison. In his first news conference since the attacks on 22 July, 2011, that killed 77 people, Jens Breivik said...

 
Beheading plot IS suspects detained in Australia

Beheading plot IS suspects detained in Australia

POLICE claim to have thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the fanatical

 
Robber chased woman down Leeds ginnel

Robber chased woman down Leeds ginnel

A woman struggled with a robber who chased her down a ginnel in Leeds in a dawn attack. The 56-year-old was walking along a ginnel off Bismarck Drive, Beeston Hill, on her way to work at about 6.45am yesterday when she heard someone running up behind...

 

Scottish referendum: The 16-year-olds who voted on the future of a nation in their school uniforms

The eyes of the world are on Scotland this morning after the historic referendum on independence – with children as young as 16 helping to decide their nation’s future. The young citizens cast their ballot dressed in their school uniforms – amid signs...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
REFERENDUM LIVE: Majority of ballot boxes at count venue

REFERENDUM LIVE: Majority of ballot boxes at count venue

Over 60 per cent of the ballot boxes from the Borders have arrived at the count centre at Kelso's Springwood Park. Of the 122 boxes of votes that have arrived, 26 per cent have been counted so far. People have been voting in the independence...

 
Obama's Syria Plan Clears Sceptical Senate

Obama's Syria Plan Clears Sceptical Senate

President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip "moderate" Syrian rebels has passed Congress, despite widespread misgivings among lawmakers. The Senate backed the measure by 73 votes to 22, a day after it was approved by the House of...

 

West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

The warning was issued at a board meeting of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, as chief negotiators from Iran and six world powers prepared to resume talks in New York after a two-month hiatus. Iran's envoy, Reza Najafi,...

 

"Wish you had been killed in Dunblane': Andy Murray abused by Twitter trolls after announcing support for...

Andy Murray was abused by Twitter trolls yesterday after finally revealing his support for Scottish independence. The tennis champion, 27, said the No camp’s negativity had helped ‘sway his view’ just hours before the referendum. ‘Excited to see the...

Metro, 00:13 in Hot News
 
Former Sheffield council leader assumes Lord title

Former Sheffield council leader assumes Lord title

Former Sheffield Council leader Paul Scriven has been officially granted his title as a Lord. Mr Scriven, who will represent the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, will be known as Lord Scriven of Hunters Bar in the City of Sheffield. The...

 
Blades fans column: We’re not giant, just defiant

Blades fans column: We’re not giant, just defiant

Every pre-season football magazine, When Saturday Comes, asks one contributor from each club to summarise last season and preview the coming one. They also have to predict the final table in their division, so it may come as no surprise that the...

 
Owls fans column: Playing the priority points game

Owls fans column: Playing the priority points game

I'd got it all planned. Take a half day off work, get the dinnertime train up from London, say hello to my parents and drop my overnight bag off, grab a fishcake butty on the walk down to Hillsborough and get on the 4pm coach to the Etihad. One...

 
REFERENDUM LIVE: Majority of ballot boxes at count venue

REFERENDUM LIVE: Majority of ballot boxes at count venue

Over 60 per cent of the ballot boxes from the Borders have arrived at the count centre at Kelso's Springwood Park. Of the 122 boxes of votes that have arrived, 26 per cent have been counted so far. People have been voting in the independence...

 


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