News archive from 23 June 2015

Nerves warning over skinny jeans

Squatting in skinny jeans for a long period of time has been linked to damage of the muscles and nerve fibres in the legs, health experts have warned. Doctors have described the case of a 35-year-old woman who collapsed and spent several hours lying...

 

Isis hangs two boys in Syria for eating during Ramadan – report

Islamic State hanged two youths on Monday after accusing them of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. “Residents of the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province...

 

Rwandan military general arrested in London in connection with war crimes

One of Rwanda’s top military figures has been arrested in London in relation to war crimes against civilians, police have said. Karenzi Karake, director general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services, was prevented from leaving the...

 

Squatting in skinny jeans is dangerous, warn health experts

Squatting in skinny jeans for a long period of time has been linked to damage of the muscles and nerve fibres in the legs, health experts have warned. Doctors have described the case of a 35-year-old woman who collapsed and spent several hours lying...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Surreal estate: Kensington & Chelsea properties soar to £11,635 a sq metre

It may only be enough space for a coffee table, but a single square metre of home in Kensington & Chelsea, London, will set you back more than £11,000, according to the latest figures from Halifax. The mortgage lender’s latest analysis of prices...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
Slaven Bilic and West Ham handed Andorra adventure on return to European action

Slaven Bilic and West Ham handed Andorra adventure on return to European action

The Hammers will face Andorran minnows FC Lusitans in the opening qualifying round of the Europa League. The first leg next Thursday is scheduled to take place at Lisitans' home Camp d'Esports d'Aixoval with the second leg at Upton Park a week later....

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Neymar vows to learn lesson after leaving Brazil squad at Copa America

Neymar vows to learn lesson after leaving Brazil squad at Copa America

The forward will not be appealing against his four-match ban which saw him miss the 2-1 win over Venezuela. And Neymar would also miss all three remaining games if Brazil get to the final due to his red card after the final whistle against Colombia...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Caroline Wozniacki backs Laura Robson to return to top form

Caroline Wozniacki backs Laura Robson to return to top form

The 21-year-old has been granted a Wimbledon wildcard after making her return from a wrist injury with a 58-minute defeat in the qualifying round for this week's Eastbourne tournament. The former Wimbledon junior champion had reached a career high...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 

Branson prepares to sell Virgin Active to Brait

VIRGIN Active, the gyms business being sold by Sir Richard Branson to the Brait private equity group in South Africa, yesterday posted strong earnings for 2014 that underlined the strength of the business. The group, where Branson will retain a 20 per...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Comment: Is Greek drama turning into a tragedy?

DEBT relief in return for austerity. In the fast-moving situation of negotiations between Greece and its international creditors, that seems the crucial 11th-hour chip on the table in the high-stakes poker game for the future of that country staying...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Aggreko boss sets out plans for firm overhaul

Chris Weston, the new chief executive of temporary power specialist Aggreko, has moved to stamp his authority on the Glasgow-based group by announcing a board shake-up aimed at improving efficiencies. The former British Gas boss, who took the helm at...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Capita signs major Edinburgh office deal

Outsourcing giant Capita is to take up residence in a £10 million office building near the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The FTSE 100 group is letting the offices at 145 Morrison Street, which have the capacity for 275 staff, from Ediston...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Success over Sentiment! Why Chelsea must u-turn over Petr Cech's transfer to Arsenal

After talks this week the prospect of Petr Cech leaving Stamford Bridge to make a transfer to rivals Arsenal seems to have become an inevitability. Whilst letting a player of Cech's calibre move is the right thing for the player and the club, allowing...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

Thousands of wealthier retirees to lose part-pensions after legislation passed

Tens of thousands of retirees with substantial assets will lose their pensions after legislation to tighten eligibility passed the Senate on Monday night, hours after it cleared the House of Representatives. The Greens backed the bill – which cuts...

 

68 million children likely to die by 2030 from preventable causes, report warns

Almost 70 million children under five will die by 2030 from mainly preventable causes unless the world is bolder and more strategic about helping the poorest and most vulnerable young people on the planet, Unicef has warned in a blunt final report on...

 


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