News archive from 20 February 2014

Pussy Riot whipped by Cossacks on streets of Sochi

Pussy Riot whipped by Cossacks on streets of Sochi

TWO members of Russian women's punk protest group Pussy Riot were whipped by Cossacks helping patrol the town of Sochi during the Winter Olympics. Video footage released yesterday showed Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, who both...

 
One in ten Somalis starving to death - UN director

One in ten Somalis starving to death - UN director

More than 850,000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and "in crisis and emergency conditions", the director of the United Nations' humanitarian operations said. Torn apart by decades of armed conflict and suffering cyclical...

 
‘Faith in God’ saved Salvadorian fisherman

‘Faith in God’ saved Salvadorian fisherman

A FISHERMAN who claimed he drifted at sea for more than a year left hospital yesterday after treatment for the psychological and physical effects of his ordeal. Jose Salvador Alvarenga, 37, declared he owed his survival to his faith in God. He...

 
ScottishPower to spend £3bn despite profits setback

ScottishPower to spend £3bn despite profits setback

ScottishPower owner Iberdrola yesterday unveiled plans to invest almost €4 billion (£3.3bn) in the UK over the next three years as it posted annual profits that were hit by a doubling of regulatory levies in its Spanish home market. The UK wins the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Jobless fall is further economic cheer

Comment: Jobless fall is further economic cheer

SOFTLY, softly, catchee employee. We are in danger of getting spoilt with this flurry of good news from the workplace after the six lean years since the financial crash. With unemployment already falling far faster than the Bank of England expected...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Mazars turnover leaps towards £10m

Mazars turnover leaps towards £10m

GLOBAL accountancy firm Mazars is ramping up its presence in Scotland with the addition of a further dozen posts as turnover soars. The firm has been capitalising upon upheaval in the accountancy sector. In October, it hired a team of eight partners...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Call for review as flood claims pass £70m

Call for review as flood claims pass £70m

The widespread flooding in England over the past two months has cost the country's leading rural insurance company, the NFU Mutual, somewhere between £70 and £80 million with more than 8,000 claims having been made to date More than £500,000 has...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Count the calories while you enjoy a glass of wine

Count the calories while you enjoy a glass of wine

Drinkers concerned about their weight will now be able to check how many calories are in a glass of their favourite tipple, as one of the UK's "big four" supermarkets launches a drive to help consumers make "responsible" health...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Guardian journalist’s human rights plea rejected

Guardian journalist’s human rights plea rejected

A JOURNALIST'S partner held for nine hours at Heathrow under anti-terror laws has reacted angrily to a High Court decision that police and security services were legally justified in detaining him and examining material he was carrying. Lord Justice...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Scientists step closer to beating cancer

Scientists step closer to beating cancer

A PILL which stops cancer spreading could be developed after scientists discovered how to prompt the immune

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Facebook buys WhatsApp for £9.58bn

Social media giant Facebook has announced that it is to buy instant messenger WhatsApp for 16 billion US dollars (£9.58 billion). WhatsApp regularly tops the most popular application charts, is seen an alternative to text messages and has more than...

 
Seahouses pub is helping wildlife one pint at a time

Seahouses pub is helping wildlife one pint at a time

Enjoying a pint of local real ale while drinking in stunning views of the Farne Islands can now help to ensure the survival of marine mammals in the North Sea. The Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses has teamed up with the British Divers Marine Life...

 

BAE Systems agrees pricing on Saudi Eurofighter deal

Sales to countries such as Saudi Arabia have become increasingly important to BAE as it contends with shrinking defence budgets in the United States and Europe, but the company's profits have been held back by years of talks over the 2007 deal to...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 

Harry Styles leaves One Direction bandmates hanging live onstage at BRIT Awards as he runs in from the...

32 View comments Harry Styles left his One Direction bandmates hanging live on stage at the Brit Awards on Wednesday to collect their award for Global Success. Leaving Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and a hobbling Niall Horan to improvise in...

 

Arctic Monkeys and One Direction are the big winners with two gongs each as Ellie Goulding is crowned Queen...

Arctic Monkeys and One Direction were the big winners at the BRIT Awards - taking home two accolades apiece. The Sheffield four-piece were named Best British Group and Album Of The Year for their disc AM during the star-studded ceremony at London's O2...

 


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