News archive from 21 April 2014

Search for sherpas lost on Everest abandoned

Search for sherpas lost on Everest abandoned

RESCUERS have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after an avalanche on Nepal's Mount Everest killed at least 13 people. Snow and huge chunks of ice swept down the perilous and crevasse-riddled Khumbu Icefall on Friday as...

 
Korea ferry evacuation crippled by indecision

Korea ferry evacuation crippled by indecision

THE evacuation of the South Korean ferry that sank last week was mired in confusion and indecision well after it began listing, according to a newly released radio transcript. It suggests the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could...

 
After 70 years, couple die within hours of each other

After 70 years, couple die within hours of each other

AN AMERICAN couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died just 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, Ohio, died aged 92 on 12 April. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the following...

 
Hostages back home after ten months in Syria

Hostages back home after ten months in Syria

Four French journalists kidnapped and held for ten months in Syria returned home yesterday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. Edouard Elias, Didier...

 
Easter messages highlight global suffering

Easter messages highlight global suffering

RELIGIOUS leaders used their Easter messages yesterday to highlight issues ranging from suffering in war-torn countries to the rise in the use of food banks. Celebrating Mass in St Peter’s Square in Rome yesterday before a crowd of more than 150,000...

 
Ukraine: Russia ‘shot own men’

Ukraine: Russia ‘shot own men’

Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other for a shoot-out at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others in hospital. The identity of the attackers remained unclear yesterday but Russia blamed...

 
14 soldiers killed in Algeria after ambush on convoy

14 soldiers killed in Algeria after ambush on convoy

Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region killing 14 soldiers two days after the country's presidential 
election. The attack near the village of Iboudraren began at 10pm on Saturday with 11...

 

Flight MH370 live: Updates after different Malaysia Airlines plane forced to make emergency landing at...

View gallery Getty Images " " " " " " " " Searching for missing Flight MH370 16th April View gallery Refresh automatically On | Off 11:44 pm A former oil company executive turned author has suggested America...

 
Calderdale business recognised in Enterprise Awards

Calderdale business recognised in Enterprise Awards

Calderdale is home to three winners from this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise. Local firm A-Safe UK of Elland, who manufacture plastic barrier protection systems, and Brighouse company Alco Valves Group, who manufacture products for the oil, gas...

 
Growth prospects upgraded as wages outpace price rises

Growth prospects upgraded as wages outpace price rises

Accelerating earnings growth will help the UK economy expand by more than 3 per cent this year, but spending cuts by the Westminster coalition will dampen the recovery in 2015, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said today. The...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
TGI serves up plan to expand

TGI serves up plan to expand

Restaurant chain TGI Friday's is seeking to double its number of venues across the UK after enjoying a rise in profits last year. The American-themed eatery has 60 sites, including branches in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and chief executive Karen...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Lack of candidates may hamper hiring ambitions

Lack of candidates may hamper hiring ambitions

Hiring intentions among Scottish firms have reached their highest levels in almost six years, but there are concerns that companies' ambitions to expand could be hampered by a lack of suitable candidates. According to a report published today by...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Versatility is key to emerging markets

Comment: Versatility is key to emerging markets

Every dog, they say, has its day. In the emerging markets sector of the stock market, there's certainly been no lack of dogs. But of late they have outperformed. Investors who put money into emerging markets at the start of 2013 have had a miserable...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Farming: Sheep worrying suggests dog owners need leash

Farming: Sheep worrying suggests dog owners need leash

IN A previous life as part of my efforts to become a local authority councillor, I would knock on people's doors and then try to persuade them to vote for me; a difficult enough task which was always made harder when I heard a doggy growl behind the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Monday interview: Phil Gripton, Cupid

Monday interview: Phil Gripton, Cupid

The offices of the internet dating firm Cupid occupy a corner site in Edinburgh's Princes Street and look out over the city's famous skyline. It is, says chief executive Phil Gripton, one the best views in Europe. Appropriately for a firm in the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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