News archive from 20 March 2015

Confidential U.S. FTC report found Google anticompetitive tactics -WSJ

The FTC settled its multiyear investigation of Google in 2013, concluding that the company had not manipulated its search results to hurt rivals. Details of the report, which the Journal said were inadvertently disclosed in an open-records request,...

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic slapped with one-match Champions League ban after Chelsea red 

UEFA imposed the minimum one-match Champions League ban on Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his red card against Chelsea. However, Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain teammate Serge Aurier gets a three-match ban for insulting the referee on social media. UEFA...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Harry Kane excites us all, says Roy Hodgson as Tottenham Hotspur striker receives first call-up to England...

Harry Kane turned to social media on Thursday, full of emotion after England manager Roy Hodgson called him up for the first time. The Tottenham striker talked of ‘pride’ and ‘honour’ on Twitter after being named in the squad for the Euro 2016...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson set to keep his job – but only if he has a 'minder'

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson set to keep his job – but only if he has a 'minder'

The under-fire petrolhead held crunch talks with BBC bosses yesterday and a final decision on his future should be made next week. But insiders say the 54-year-old is “confi dent” he will keep his megamoney role, and that a baby-sitter will be...

 
Dark side of the moon: Millions will see today's record breaking solar eclipse

Dark side of the moon: Millions will see today's record breaking solar eclipse

Tens of millions of people are eagerly anticipating the rare celestial event. And some eclipse hunters have even shelled out £500 for a seat on a sold-out observation flight from Glasgow Airport for the best possible view. Northern Norway and the...

 
Paedophiles, rapists and killers walk out of court after they are found GUILTY

Paedophiles, rapists and killers walk out of court after they are found GUILTY

In just one year 1,105 child sex fiends were given bail before sentencing along with 95 rapists and 115 convicted killers. Around a fifth failed to return to court, the shocking figures for 2013 show. No figures are available on how many crooks on...

 
Most Brits are half French and quarter German

Most Brits are half French and quarter German

Scientists have discovered parts of the UK still have the same genetic make-up as 1,500 years ago. It means almost half of us have French DNA while most white Brits are also a quarter German. White people from the UK can be separated into a whopping...

 
Bus driver wrongly sacked for taking cocaine after handling passengers’ bank notes

Bus driver wrongly sacked for taking cocaine after handling passengers’ bank notes

Alan Bailes, 58, was fired when he was given a saliva test for coke and it came back positive. It left the grandad “devastated” and forced him and wife Rita to borrow money to pay their mortgage. Alan, who has never taken drugs, was so upset he paid...

 
Thick as thief: Burglar left his name and address at crime scene

Thick as thief: Burglar left his name and address at crime scene

One of his victims found a folder with the tell-tale information on a bed. Alden Holness, 36, had climbing through the bedroom window of a bungalow to steal jewellery. Father-of-one Holness, of Bromsgrove, Worcs, was connected to two further...

 
Budget 'easy-jet style' flights to SPACE will be available in 20 years, claims astronaut

Budget 'easy-jet style' flights to SPACE will be available in 20 years, claims astronaut

James F Reilly, 61, who has rocketed into space three times, said intergalactic travel will become cheap enough for people on low incomes. And he predicts that bargain space flights will be on offer in just “a couple of decades” if canny...

 

Geoff Parling is ready to go for all or nothing against France after his Six Nations recall: I'm sick and...

Geoff Parling returns to the England starting line-up on Saturday with a clear vision of what is required — title glory, nothing less. Leicester’s Lions lock resumes his role as the team’s lineout conductor and a vocal leader offering support to...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Snooker referee Michaela Tabb quits the world circuit after 14 years

Referee Michaela Tabb has decided to leave the World Snooker circuit. Tabb, 47, was the first woman to referee at a world ranking tournament and led the way too as the first to do so in a final. The Scot has twice taken charge of the World...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 
In your irises: The new rise of biometric banking

In your irises: The new rise of biometric banking

When Apple started selling its iPhone 5S with a Touch ID fingerprint reading sensor, all of us entered the biometric age a bit. Apple acquired the technology when it purchased AuthenTec in 2012. Samsung followed quickly with its own version of the...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Football gives New Yorkers its best pitch

Football gives New Yorkers its best pitch

Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Derek Jeter, and David Villa. The odd-one out is of course the latter, Spain's talismanic striker, known more for his ability to hit a football into the back of the net than for knocking a baseball out of the park. Yet it was...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Stranraer v Airdrieonians: Nathan Blockley eyes Diamonds start after super strike

NATHAN BLOCKLEY hopes his super strike will earn him a first start in almost two months. The Airdrieonians midfielder grabbed his fourth goal of the season in last Saturday's 2-1 win over Morton after climbing off the bench to replace the injured...

 


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