News archive from 20 August 2016

Lough Erne's historic cot race to begin again

Lough Erne's historic cot race to begin again

A race involving traditional wooden boats is to take place on Lough Erne for the first time in more than a century. Cots were once the main mode of transport around the Fermanagh lakelands. In the early 1900s they brought people, livestock and goods...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 

Family of Team GB hockey gold medal winner Sam Quek dedicates win to grandmother

The sister of Olympic hockey gold medal winner Sam Quek dedicated the victory to their grandmother - who suffered a stroke just five days earlier. Great Britain’s women became Olympic champions for the first time late last night after a thrilling...

 
Team GB bag 24th gold medal of Rio 2016 with hockey final shoot-out win over Holland

Team GB bag 24th gold medal of Rio 2016 with hockey final shoot-out win over Holland

Related videos Rio 2016: US swimmer Lilly King explains finger-wagging US Olympic swimmer Lilly King speaks about her apparent display of disapproval towards Russian rival Yulian Efimova. Rio 2016 officials remember Joao Havelange Rio de Janeiro (AFP)...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Manchester and London to host Olympic celebrations

Manchester and London to host Olympic celebrations

The success of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars is to be celebrated with events in Manchester and London, Theresa May has announced. There will be a parade through the streets of Manchester and another event in the capital in October. The prime...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
Fugitive's 'old man' disguise fails to fool Massachusetts police

Fugitive's 'old man' disguise fails to fool Massachusetts police

Police officers in the US have arrested a fugitive after seeing through his elaborate disguise as an elderly man. They surrounded a house in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and ordered Shaun "Shizz" Miller out. He walked outside in disguise...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 

16th century Spanish shipwrecks found off Cape Canaveral filled with stolen French treasure

In 1565, a vicious storm sank three Spanish ships bound for Havana, Cuba, banishing their stolen treasures to the bottom of the sea. Centuries later, marine archaeologists have stumbled across the shipwreck remains off the coast of Cape Canaveral,...

 

Jurrasic Auk! Researchers reveal plan to use DNA to bring back flightless seabird that has been extinct for...

It was last seen on British shores 200 years ago - but the great auk could soon return. An international team of scientists has met to discuss reintroducing the flightless marine birds onto the Farne islands off the north-east coast of England.  Until...

 

Facebook INTERNS earn $7,500 a month - double the average American salary

If you've ever wondered how much an intern at Facebook makes on average per month, look no further, as the social media giant pays its interns well over what the average American makes per month.  Facebook earned first place on last year's internship...

 

Does your webcam keep crashing? Windows 10 update breaks 'millions' of connected cameras

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the largest update to the PC software since it launched last year, was hailed as the fir major update. However, many users have discovered their webcams no longer work after the update. As part of a security...

 

Southern California 'gets to wish upon a star' as mysterious streaks of light flash across starry night sky

Residents of Southern California were awed by mysterious streaks of light across the starry night sky, and experts can't confirm what it is. On Thursday, the local television station 10News posted a video shot by a camera affixed to the dashboard of a...

 

Khan brings curtain up on Night Tube

MAD FOR IT: London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks forward to late night journeys home from the club LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan hailed the introduction of the Night Tube in the capital yesterday, blaming his predecessor for not introducing it sooner. Trains will...

 

Strikes loom at Southern

BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway could be hit by further strikes as ticket office staff vote on whether to walk out over plans to further downgrade the service. Rail union TSSA opened a two-week ballot yesterday of more than 250 station staff who...

 

‘Scaremongering’ right blasted for low pay call

SHADOW business secretary Jon Trickett accused right-wing economists of “scaremongering” yesterday by recommending that the government scraps its so-called national living wage. Free-market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) called for...

 

US mulls al-Qaida deal with Russia

Pro-government forces step up attack on militants in Aleppo by James Tweedie FIGHTING in Syria intensified yesterday after US officials proposed a long-overdue pact to defeat al-Qaida terrorists. In Aleppo, Republican Guard reinforcements and Lebanese...

 

Hostage politician appears in video

COLOMBIA: The rebel National Liberation Army (ELN) released a video on Thursday of a captive former MP who traded places with his brother last April. Odin Sanchez secured the release of Choco state Governor Patrocinio Sanchez by offering himself as a...

 


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