News archive from 20 October 2014, page 7

A pint of beer a day 'can double men's fertility': But coffee and being vegetarian cuts odds of conceiving 

If you fancy a pint after work then this might be the perfect excuse. Because according to researchers, drinking a pint of beer a day doubles a man’s odds of becoming a father. But the same study showed that if you want to start a family, it could be...

Daily Mail, 02:39 in Health
 
Dan Carter gets call for All Blacks tour of Britain and USA despite injury

Dan Carter gets call for All Blacks tour of Britain and USA despite injury

Dan Carter’s place in the All Blacks tour squad depends on fitness tests, leaving the door ajar for Colin Slade. Slade and flanker Steven Luatua were the notable omissions from the 34-strong squad named on Monday for Tests in the United States and...

Guardian, 02:39 in Sport
 
MP vows to question Morgan again over Ofsted inspecting academy chains

MP vows to question Morgan again over Ofsted inspecting academy chains

SELECT committee chairman Graham Stuart has vowed to question Education Secretary Nicky Morgan again this week over what he called an "absurd" decision not to give Ofsted powers to able to inspect academy chains. The Conservative Beverley...

 
Major fire at gas-fired Didcot B power station

Major fire at gas-fired Didcot B power station

Fire crews have been battling a major blaze at Didcot B Power Station, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue has said. At the height of the fire, which broke out in one of the cooling towers, 20 fire appliances were are at the scene Energy company RWE npower,...

BBC, 02:55 in Business
 
German pilots in eighth strike since April

German pilots in eighth strike since April

Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa airline are set to walk out again on Monday just as train drivers end their weekend of strike action. The airline has cancelled 1,450 flights scheduled between midday Monday and 2300 Tuesday. Pilots want the airline to...

BBC, 02:55 in Business
 

PM urged not to alienate EU nations

The outgoing president of the European Commission will today warn David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European countries as he attempts to renegotiate the UK's links with Brussels. With the prospect of a...

 
Klinghoffer opera 'must be performed', says Met

Klinghoffer opera 'must be performed', says Met

The New York Metropolitan Opera is presenting controversial work The Death of Klinghoffer this week. Its general manager tells the BBC why he is determined to press ahead despite protests at its staging. John Adams' opera The Death of Klinghoffer...

BBC, 03:00 in Art & Culture
 

Maternity mental health cost fears

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned. Treatment for new mothers and those more than halfway through pregnancy is described as "patchy" by the study,...

 
Australians still missing after Nepal snowstorm as death toll reaches 40

Australians still missing after Nepal snowstorm as death toll reaches 40

A number of Australians remain missing in the Himalayas, where the toll of trekkers confirmed or feared dead since a severe snowstorm last week has reached 40. Twelve more bodies were found on Sunday as Nepalese rescue teams using helicopters scoured...

 
Warning from Scunthorpe Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey - 'we need more fans through the turnstiles'

Warning from Scunthorpe Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey - 'we need more fans through the turnstiles'

SCUNTHORPE Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey has confirmed the club will run next year - but said he would need more support if the sport is to continue in the town beyond 2015. The Scorpions have enjoyed a successful year where they finished fifth in...

 
British spies allegedly used pictures of IRA chief Joe Cahill abusing teenage girl to blackmail him into working for them

British spies allegedly used pictures of IRA chief Joe Cahill abusing teenage girl to blackmail him into...

BRITISH spies allegedly used pictures of a senior figure in the IRA abusing a girl of 14 to blackmail him into working for them. Chief of Staff Joe Cahill, who helped found the Provisional IRA, was photographed by a covert unit in the 1970s. But...

 
Rangers ace Jon Daly insists he's delighted Kris Boyd is back on goal trail.. even though it keeps him on bench

Rangers ace Jon Daly insists he's delighted Kris Boyd is back on goal trail.. even though it keeps him on...

JON DALY grabbed his first two goals of the season after coming off the bench on Saturday but was still overshadowed by strike rival Kris Boyd finally ending his league scoring drought. And the Irishman couldn’t have been happier. Daly has been around...

 
Celtic starlet Callum McGregor urges Hoops to go on winning streak as he admits league is embarrassing

Celtic starlet Callum McGregor urges Hoops to go on winning streak as he admits league is embarrassing

CALLUM McGregor last night urged Celtic to go on a winning streak – to restore their domestic dignity and European profile. The Parkhead kid confessed to feeling slightly embarrassed at sitting sixth in the Premiership table before the ruthless 5-0...

 
How Kurds World Forgot Are Holding Off IS

How Kurds World Forgot Are Holding Off IS

Right now in Syria a desperate fight is under way against Islamic State (IS) forces that control so much of the north of the country. In the east that fight is being carried out virtually unseen to the rest of the world by YPG fighters, Syrian Kurds,...

 
Lady Gaga in Glasgow: Flamboyant superstar wows Scots fans with show-stopping performance at The Hydro

Lady Gaga in Glasgow: Flamboyant superstar wows Scots fans with show-stopping performance at The Hydro

LADY Gaga lived up to her wild name and reputation as she stormed on stage at The SSE Hydro . The lady with a huge voice and even bigger personality looked majestic as she spread her literal wings on stage for ArtRave. There was no messing about as...

 


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