News archive from 22 July 2014

Ferry Sinking: Fugitive Billionaire 'Found Dead'

Ferry Sinking: Fugitive Billionaire 'Found Dead'

Police are believed to have found the body of a fugitive billionaire wanted after a ferry disaster in South Korea. They began a large manhunt for 73-year-old tycoon Yoo Byung-eun following the sinking of the Sewol vessel in April, in which more than...

 
Parents who allow female genital mutilation will be prosecuted

Parents who allow female genital mutilation will be prosecuted

A woman cuts seven-year-old Sheelan Anwar Omer in Kurdistan. Some 10,000 girls under 15 in Britain have also undergone FGM. Photo: Washington Post/Getty Images Parents will be prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter being cut, and all...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
UN demands full access to Flight MH17 crash site

UN demands full access to Flight MH17 crash site

THE UN Security Council last night condemned the downing of Flight MH17 and demanded armed rebels in the Ukraine allow safe, full and unrestricted access to the crash site. In a move that gained unanimous backing from the 15-member council, including...

 

Gaza: Palestinian death toll passes 550

AT LEAST five people were killed and 70 injured by an Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza yesterday, Palestinians said. The Israeli military said it believed anti-tank missiles were being stored in the al-Aqsa hospital’s “immediate vicinity”. It is...

 
Gaza: Cameron urges Israel to ‘exercise restraint’

Gaza: Cameron urges Israel to ‘exercise restraint’

ISRAEL'S armed forces have distributed a mocked-up image of Westminster under missile attack, in the hope of persuading Britons that the country's military incursion into Gaza is justified. Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has said he is prepared...

 
McDonald’s and KFC hit by tainted meat scandal

McDonald’s and KFC hit by tainted meat scandal

McDonald's and KFC in China are facing a food safety scare after a Shanghai television station reported that a supplier had sold the chains beef and chicken past its expiry date. The companies said yesterday they had immediately stopped using meat...

 
Fresh fighting breaks out in eastern Ukraine

Fresh fighting breaks out in eastern Ukraine

Fierce fighting has erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine in some of the worst clashes between government forces and separatists since the Malaysia Airlines disaster. Fighting also continued in other areas across the region...

 

New low for youngsters buying homes

The rate of young people buying homes has fallen to the lowest level on record, a new report says. Just 3% of those buying property in June were aged 18 - 30, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the lowest it has ever...

 
Tulisa trial collapses; Fake Sheikh branded ‘liar’

Tulisa trial collapses; Fake Sheikh branded ‘liar’

THE trial of former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos over drug charges collapsed yesterday after the judge told the court he believed the key prosecution witness had lied. Judge Alistair McCreath told Southwark Crown Court he thought witness Mazher...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
UK shoppers paying more for TVs and computers

UK shoppers paying more for TVs and computers

UK shoppers are paying 
significantly more for technology products such as televisions and computers than people in the US, a consumer watchdog has found. Which? compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from TVs...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Free advice on how to spend your pension

Free advice on how to spend your pension

MILLIONS of people will get free, impartial advice on how to make the most of their retirement savings under George Osborne's radical shake-up of the pension system. The announcement follows a consultation on the reforms set out in the Budget, which...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Evan Davis made new anchor on BBC’s Newsnight

Evan Davis made new anchor on BBC’s Newsnight

Dragons' Den presenter Evan Davis has been announced as Jeremy Paxman's replacement on Newsnight. Paxman bowed out of the BBC2 news programme in June after 25 years. BBC director general Tony Hall said that Davis, also known for his role on Radio 4...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
‘Cannibal’ nurse planned to behead then eat girl

‘Cannibal’ nurse planned to behead then eat girl

A MALE NHS nurse with a cannibalism fetish has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl after sexually grooming her and promising to behead and eat her. Dale Bolinger, 58, bought an axe from a DIY store in Broadstairs, Kent, the day...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business South African education goes digital Kenya's mobile money revolution...

 
Easy Taxi: A company born out of frustration

Easy Taxi: A company born out of frustration

Brazil's economy has grown significantly in the past decade - and with that, the number of cars on the road has grown too. In fact, car ownership has more than doubled in that time. But all those cars mean more congestion. It was the frustration of...

 


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