News archive from 20 February 2015

Nasa delays spacewalks to fix dangerous spacesuit problem linked to the near-drowning of an astronaut

A series of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station have been delayed following fears over faulty spacesuits. Nasa is now rushing to analyse the existing suits to determine if they are safe to wear.  The fault is linked to a 2013...

 

'God Particle' analogue spotted outside a supercollider: Scientists find Higgs mode in a superconductor

Scientists have discovered a simulated version of the elusive 'God particle' using superconductors. The God Particle, which is believed to be responsible for all the mass in the universe, was discovered in 2012 using a Cern's supercollider. The...

 

Police officer shoots at dog but misses and hits his sergeant

A police officer attempted to shoot a pitbull dog in an apartment building but ended up shooting his sergeant. NYPD police officers were responding to a report of an assault in a housing block in Brooklyn, New York. While the policemen were in a...

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 

Kim Kardashian's bum: World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 could soon be in the skies above Britain

This is world's largest aircraft - but oh my God, how much does it look like Kim Kardashian's bum!? She's already broken the internet with her giant booty, and it appears she'll do the same with the skies above Britain. That's if the Government have...

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 

Barclays wins reversal of liability ruling in $300 million dispute

Connecticut-based Black Diamond filed a lawsuit against Barclays in 2008, claiming it had defaulted on a $40 million collateral call made at the height of the financial crisis. A lower court agreed and ordered Barclays to return $297 million in...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Teenager convicted of planning to behead soldier

Teenager convicted of planning to behead soldier

A TEENAGER is facing years behind bars after being found guilty of hatching a plot to behead a British soldier inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was arrested in an east London street in August last year carrying a 12...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Male suicide rate hits 10-year high

Male suicide rate hits 10-year high

THE suicide rate among British men is at the highest level for more than a decade, according to a report. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said 6,233 suicides were recorded in 2013 among people aged 15 and over, up by 252 or 4 per cent on the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Russian fury over MPs Baltic states alert

Russian fury over MPs Baltic states alert

Russia has reacted with fury after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned there was a "real and present danger" that Moscow could repeat the tactics used to destabilise Ukraine against the Baltic states. Deputy foreign minister Aleksandr...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
‘Pre-tirement’ generation won’t call it a day
 
Snowdrop walks in Northants this weekend

Snowdrop walks in Northants this weekend

You know spring is just around the corner when snowdrops make an appearance. The gardens at Deene Park, near Corby, have a wonderful display of snowdrops and are opening for visitors for a week from Sunday to March 1. There will many different...

 

Mauricio Pochettino left disappointed after Tottenham draw with Fiorentina 

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed with his side's 1-1 draw with Fiorentina in the Europa League and believes Spurs deserved more from their first-leg display at White Hart Lane. Roberto Soldado gave the hosts a dream start when...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Romelu Lukaku 'loves playing for Everton' insists Roberto Martinez after forward's hat-trick heroics in the...

Roberto Martinez said Romelu Lukaku had demonstrated he 'loves playing for Everton' with his performance in the 4-1 victory at Young Boys in the Europa League.  Lukaku delivered a stand-out individual display as part of what was an impressive team...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Robbie Savage has worn us down with five years of peroxide hair, fake tan and stating the obvious: Laura...

It is not just the unstoppable march of the Premier League or television continually tinkering with kick-off times that threaten the FA Cup but a coiffured former Wales midfielder with a microphone. The FA’s fruitless search to find a sponsor for its...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Housing recovery ‘could be felt more in Northern cities’ in future

Housing recovery ‘could be felt more in Northern cities’ in future

The MOMENTUM behind the housing market recovery is shifting away from some cities in southern England and towards places like Leeds and Sheffield in the North according to a new report. This is because many Northern cities have only recently seen...

 

Brussels criticises British plan to regulate BT fibre network

They had welcomed a move by Ofcom in January to apply a margin-squeeze test on BT, that would measure the gap between the wholesale price it charges rivals and the retail price it charges its customers, to make sure there is a sufficient margin for...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 


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