News archive from 20 November 2014

Bankers' bonus cap: UK to get signal in battle with EU

Bankers' bonus cap: UK to get signal in battle with EU

The UK government is due to receive an indication on whether its battle to overturn an EU law on bankers' pay is likely to succeed. A legal adviser at the European Court of Justice will give his opinion of the government's objections to the law. The...

BBC, 00:01 in Business
 
Notes from the Pavilion – the week in Australian cricket

Notes from the Pavilion – the week in Australian cricket

The week in brief You really know that summer has kicked into gear when the Shane Watson stories get obscure and slightly embarrassing. This week we learned of “the Watto diet”, if not a contender to the Atkins throne then at least apparently the root...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 

Giant Paul Sturgess set to face Manchester Giants

Manchester Giants are set to face the world’s tallest professional player when Cheshire Phoenix visit the Trafford Sportsdome on Sunday. Phoenix have signed 7ft 8ins one-time Harlem Globetrotter Paul ‘Tiny’ Sturgess. And he is poised to make his debut...

 
UK Ebola survivor attacks world’s response

UK Ebola survivor attacks world’s response

A BRITISH nurse back treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone after narrowly surviving the virus has hit out at the global

 
7 people killed in snow-hit New York

7 people killed in snow-hit New York

AT LEAST seven people have died after a snow storm hit the north-eastern US. Yesterday, residents, some of whom were stranded overnight in cars, braced themselves as forecasters warned of more wintry weather. The city of Buffalo and the surrounding...

 
Palestinian killer’s home demolished by Israel

Palestinian killer’s home demolished by Israel

Israeli forces have demolished the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack, just hours after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict measures to deal with a rise in violence in the area. The demolition in the...

 
Gulf states end rift with Qatar

Gulf states end rift with Qatar

Gulf Arab states have called a truce over an eight-month exile of neighbours Qatar, raising hopes the alliance can be repaired for the good of the

 
Inquest into deaths of Conisbrough crash victims opened today

Inquest into deaths of Conisbrough crash victims opened today

An inquest has been opened into the death of five Doncaster teenagers who died in a horrific car crash last weekend. Coroner Nicola Mundy opened an inquest into the deaths of Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, 18-year-old Arpad Kore, Jordanna...

 

U.S. senators raise possibility of sixth death linked to Takata air bags

So far, five fatalities, in Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, California and Malaysia, have been linked to faulty Takata air bag inflators. Democratic Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal said in a statement the sister of the Arizona accident...

Reuters, 00:06 in Business
 
UN pushes for North Korean human rights investigation

UN pushes for North Korean human rights investigation

A UNITED Nations human rights committee has approved a resolution urging the Security Council to refer North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the country's human rights record. The non-binding resolution will...

 

Royal Bank of Scotland set to be fined by regulator for 2012 system crash

RBS customers were affected in June 2012 by problems with online banking and payments after a software upgrade went wrong. That cost the bank 175 million pounds ($274 million) in compensation for customers and extra payments to staff after the bank...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 
Lynda Bellingham’s son says colon test would have saved her

Lynda Bellingham’s son says colon test would have saved her

The son of actor Lynda Bellingham believes his mother’s life would have been saved had she had a colonoscopy. Michael Peluso, 31, said other tests missed his mother’s colon cancer, as he spoke publicly for the first time since her death last month. He...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 
Child labour laws: A step back for advancing Bolivia?

Child labour laws: A step back for advancing Bolivia?

For nine-year-old Samuel Juan Ramos Gomez, brick making is part of everyday life. When he has finished school for the day, he puts down his pencil and picks up a shovel, helping his parents in the small brick factory at the back of his house. Samuel...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
UAE's female designers fashioning a bright future

UAE's female designers fashioning a bright future

For Khawla bin Khedia it was receiving compliments about her homemade clothes that first set her on the path to becoming a professional fashion designer. "In my first year of university people often stopped me to say that they liked what I was...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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