News archive from 20 August 2015

Wayne Rooney: I wasn't good against Aston Villa... but I'll be back against Newcastle

Wayne Rooney: I wasn't good against Aston Villa... but I'll be back against Newcastle

The England and United captain is the first to admit he has made a poor start to the new Premier League season. He is still waiting to notch his first goal, despite United winning their first two league games and Tuesday night's Champions League...

Daily Star, 00:00 in Sport
 

Kelvin Benjamin to miss NFL season after Carolina Panthers wide receiver tears ACL in practice

Kelvin Benjamin will miss the entire NFL season after tearing his left ACL in practice. The Carolina Panthers star wide receiver went down during a joint practice with the Miami Dolphins.  His knee buckled after making a cut to the sideline and he lay...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Cilla Black funeral order of service revealed with Sir Cliff Richard to perform musical tribute

Sir Cliff Richard will perform a musical tribute to Liverpool star Cilla Black at her funeral in Woolton today. A requiem mass in celebration of the Scottie Road star’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church, where Cilla married husband Bobby Willis,...

 
Yemen conflict: Country on brink of famine, says UN official

Yemen conflict: Country on brink of famine, says UN official

Months of conflict in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, according to a top United Nations official. Ertharin Cousin, head of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP), said markets in the country do not have enough food to feed the...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Laibach and North Korea's first Western concert

On Wednesday, the Slovenian band Laibach say they became the first western rock group to play inside North Korea. Photographs seem to show that the audience at the Ponghwa Theatre was appreciative, if not completely sure of what to make of the...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world's first safe 'smart drug'

Modafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of the drug. They concluded that the drug, which is prescribed for narcolepsy but is increasingly taken...

 

Working longer hours ‘increases stroke risk’

The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run an increased risk of stroke – and the longer the hours they put in, the higher the risk. The largest study ever...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Police appeal over high risk missing person Jonathan Tipping

Police appeal over high risk missing person Jonathan Tipping

Police have asked for the public's help to find a man who went missing in north Belfast. Jonathan Tipping, from the Cavehill Road, was last seen on Wednesday evening. Police have described the 31-year-old as a high risk missing person. Anyone with...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Colchester U21s 2 Birmingham City U21s 1: Triallist sent off as Blues beaten

Colchester U21s 2 Birmingham City U21s 1: Triallist sent off as Blues beaten

Birmingham City triallist Emmanuel Mbende was sent off in his first appearance for the club's development side. The 19-year-old was part of the Under 21 squad which lost 2-1 at Colchester United on Wednesday afternoon. The Borussia Dortmund youngster...

 
Sex pill for women approved in the US

Sex pill for women approved in the US

The first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women has been approved by regulators in the US. The move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 
Working a few extra hours may increase health risk

Working a few extra hours may increase health risk

WORKING a few extra hours in the office each day could increase the risk of suffering a stroke and heart disease, a major study has claimed. People who work more than 55 hours per week are a third more likely to suffer a stroke, with a 13 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 

Wayne Rooney took throw-ins 40 yards from goal against Club Bruges... has he forgotten how to be Manchester...

Wayne Rooney is a worry. Last week, at Aston Villa, he turned in one of the most ineffectual performances of his Manchester United career, playing as a lone striker.  Rooney touched the ball once inside Villa's penalty area, and even that was the...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

British police to head to Calais in bid to stymie migrant smuggling activity

British police will be deployed to Calais to target people-smuggling gangs as part of a new agreement aimed at alleviating the ongoing migrant crisis at the French port. In the first visit to Calais by a UK government minister since the crisis...

 
Bullying at work affects one in three, survey says

Bullying at work affects one in three, survey says

More than a third of employees believe they have been bullied in their workplace, according to research for a UK law firm. The survey - for solicitors Slater and Gordon - found that 37% of those questioned had been a victim of such behaviour. A...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Scottish coasts hit by ‘deadly’ jellyfish invasion

Scottish coasts hit by ‘deadly’ jellyfish invasion

Coasts around Scotland and the UK are being hit by an unprecedented invasion of potentially deadly jellyfish. Hundreds of thousands of jellyfish have been spotted so far this summer, with numbers looking set to reach record levels for the third year...

 


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