News archive from 20 October 2015

Dave Smith quits as NRL chief executive

NRL chief executive Dave Smith has quit after three years at the helm. Smith was expected to inform staff of his decision on Tuesday morning and a media conference has been called for 11am at Rugby League Central. NRL commission chairman John Grant is...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Cambodia's battle against malaria put at risk as expenses row holds up funds

Cambodia’s fight against malaria is at risk of being derailed because of a dispute over expenses payments between the Cambodian government and the Global Fund, the biggest donor to the country’s malaria programme. The row comes as the World Health...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Protesters to hold rival banquet as Xi Jinping arrives

Protesters to hold rival banquet as Xi Jinping arrives

HUMAN rights campaigners including a Tiananmen Square survivor were last night preparing for a visit to the UK by the Chinese president Xi Jinping. With the Communist leader beginning his high-profile four-day state visit today, representatives from...

 
Israel: Innocent migrant shot and lynched ‘by mistake'

Israel: Innocent migrant shot and lynched ‘by mistake'

AN ERITREAN migrant has died after being shot by an Israeli security guard and then attacked by bystanders who mistook him for an assailant in a fatal bus station attack. The mistaken shooting of the migrant, identified as Mulu Habtom Zerhom, reflects...

 
Canada election: Polls put Justin Trudeau in lead

Canada election: Polls put Justin Trudeau in lead

CANADIAN voters cast their ballots yesterday to decide whether to extend Conservative leader Stephen Harper's near-decade in power or return Canada to its more liberal roots. Prime Minister Harper is trailing Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the son of...

 
Swansea 0 Stoke 1: Early Bojan strike earns Potters the points

Swansea 0 Stoke 1: Early Bojan strike earns Potters the points

The 5ft 7ins former Barcelona forward who was once dubbed the new Lionel Messi picked up a loose ball and ghosted past Federico Fernandez before tempting Ashley Williams into a rash tackle. And for Stoke boss Hughes the sight of his bargain buy of two...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Man City star Yaya Toure: I want to be rewarded and recognised for my achievements

Man City star Yaya Toure: I want to be rewarded and recognised for my achievements

The midfielder reckons he does not get the credit and respect he deserves despite helping turn Manchester City into Premier League champions in his five years at the club. “Everyone thinks I am happy: I have won titles, lots of money, but no, I am not...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Are productivity apps more hype than help?

Are productivity apps more hype than help?

Image copyright Thinkstock There are hundreds of apps claiming to help us become more productive, efficient and organised. And the smartphone is to blame, says Dr Sharon McDonald, a reader in computing at the University of Sunderland. "In theory,...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
What does China own in the UK?

What does China own in the UK?

Image copyright AFP China may be the world's second-largest economy behind the US, but it has more money in the bank than any other country. Indeed three of the world's 10 biggest sovereign wealth funds are Chinese, together holding more than $1.5tn...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Scrapping buy-to-let tax relief will push rents up, warns lenders' group

Scrapping tax relief for buy-to-let landlords will constrain the supply of rented property and make life harder for tenants, a lenders’ group has warned. The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (Imla) said measures that discouraged investment in...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 
Nicola Sturgeon tackles online abuse of JK Rowling

Nicola Sturgeon tackles online abuse of JK Rowling

NICOLA Sturgeon has warned supporters of independence not to "hurl abuse" on the internet at opponents after the Harry Potter author JK Rowling was targeted by online trolls. The First Minister, who has 254,000 followers on Twitter, said...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
1 in 5 people in Highlands has never been online

1 in 5 people in Highlands has never been online

SCOTLAND'S rural areas are among the most excluded from the digital world, according to a new report which identifies a postcode lottery in terms of online infrastructure, access and skills. Communities across the Highlands and Islands have been...

 

'Dirty, overcrowded and unsafe': Walton prison blasted over catalogue of failings by inspectors

Liverpool's Walton prison today branded dirty and unsafe in a damning report. Inspectors told how batons and balaclavas had been used by officers at the prison, officially known as HMP Liverpool, on inmates. In one incident, a team of prison officers...

 

US cuts millions in Mexico cartel-fighting aid amid human rights concerns

The United States has withheld millions of dollars of aid from Mexico aimed at helping the country’s authorities combat drug cartels, amid concerns over its human rights record. The State Department confirmed the decrease in funding on Monday – a 15%...

 
Apple pulls hundreds of apps after 'rogue' ad system that could spy on users discovered

Apple pulls hundreds of apps after 'rogue' ad system that could spy on users discovered

Apple is kicking out applications that collect personal data in violation of the company's privacy policies from its online store, the tech giant has revealed. The iPhone maker made the announcement a day after researchers discovered hundreds of apps...

 


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