News archive from 21 March 2014

Anger at Michelle Obama’s Chinese ‘junket’

Anger at Michelle Obama’s Chinese ‘junket’

Michelle Obama has flown into controversy on her trip to China, with critics branding it a "junket" and questioning why she will not be addressing issues such as human rights. The US First Lady arrived in Beijing yesterday for a seven-day...

 
Four men face life in prison for Mumbai gang rapes

Four men face life in prison for Mumbai gang rapes

FOUR Indian men were yesterday convicted of raping a 22-year-old photojournalist and an 18-year-old call-centre operator in separate attacks last summer in the port city of Mumbai. The case has renewed calls for more to be done to tackle sexual...

 

Award categories announced for Lincolnshire Business Awards

The 2014 Lincolnshire Media Business Awards are now open to all businesses within Lincolnshire. We're looking to celebrate and champion our local business successes. Could that be you or your business? Or perhaps you know a business that deserves to...

 
Protests at Mexico City Metro crackdown

Protests at Mexico City Metro crackdown

Boarding the Mexico City Metro once meant squeezing in with dozens of vendors hawking everything from anti-bacterial gel to a global CD selection. They hawked their wares with painfully loudspeakers carried on their backs, sometimes alongside bizarre...

 
British model used to train future Afghan officers

British model used to train future Afghan officers

A NEW training academy dubbed "Sandhurst in the sand" for Afghanistan's future army officers will be a "fitting tribute" to the UK lives lost during the conflict, its most senior British mentor said. The Afghan National Army’s...

 
US puts sanctions on Putin’s judo sparring partners

US puts sanctions on Putin’s judo sparring partners

United States president Barack Obama has announced further sanctions on Russian officials - including president Vladimir Putin's close friends and associates - over the on-going crisis in Crimea. Mr Obama also yesterday said he had signed an order...

 

Megaupload's Dotcom loses case to access extradition evidence

The Supreme Court ruled that U.S. prosecutors were not required to disclose evidence at a hearing set for July to extradite Dotcom, the founder of online file sharing site Megaupload, and his three colleagues to the United States, where they are also...

 
Could objects come from Malaysia Airlines planes?

Could objects come from Malaysia Airlines planes?

An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane - described as the "best lead" so far - will resume today, Australian officials said. The international search had be called off...

 
Son-in-law tells of Bin Laden’s hopes and fears

Son-in-law tells of Bin Laden’s hopes and fears

OSAMA Bin Laden spent the hours after the 11 September, 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington in an Afghanistan cave fretting over how America would react, his former spokesman has revealed. The al-Qaeda leader’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu...

 
Children are being 'bombarded' by junk food ads, research has found

Children are being 'bombarded' by junk food ads, research has found

Campaigners want a ban on junk food ads to be extended to the entire broadcast output shown before the 9pm watershed. Photograph: Jean Michel Foujols/Corbis Children are being "bombarded" with as many as 11 advertisements for junk foods...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
‘Buy a Lamborghini’ pension reform attacked by IFS

‘Buy a Lamborghini’ pension reform attacked by IFS

George Osborne has been criticised by a respected economic think tank for making "uncertain behavioural assumptions" in pension reforms set out in his Budget this week. In an analysis of the measures unveiled by the Chancellor on Wednesday,...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Victim lay in shock as Evans raped him, court told

Victim lay in shock as Evans raped him, court told

AN ALLEGED rape victim has denied he suggested going to bed with former House of Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans and that they had consensual sex. The man, aged in his early 20s, claims he woke up to find the 56-year-old MP on top of him, and he...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Body clock can be reset to end jet lag - scientists

Body clock can be reset to end jet lag - scientists

SUFFERING from jet lag after a long-haul flight across numerous time zones could soon be a thing of the past after scientists claimed to have discovered a way of resetting the human body clock. The breakthrough, by researchers at Manchester...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Borrowers pocket £149m over loan errors

Borrowers pocket £149m over loan errors

Nearly half a million borrowers are in line for an average windfall of about £300 each after a raft of lenders agreed to repay more than £149 million in interest and charges following paperwork blunders. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said 17 banks...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Help to Buy sees builders expand operations

Help to Buy sees builders expand operations

Housebuilders Barratt Developments and Crest Nicholson set out plans to expand their businesses yesterday after the Chancellor extended a housing scheme that has driven buyer demand. George Osborne confirmed in his annual Budget on Wednesday that the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 


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