News archive from 23 June 2015, page 10

Swift hits stage after Apple U-turn

Taylor Swift will kick off the UK leg of her world tour tonight following her elation at a U-turn made by Apple regarding payment for songs. The American star is set to perform in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro arena and will be expected to sing her biggest...

 
Kurds 'capture key Syrian base' north of Raqqa from IS

Kurds 'capture key Syrian base' north of Raqqa from IS

Kurdish forces in northern Syria say they have captured a key military base from Islamic State (IS) north of the militants' self-declared capital of Raqqa. The Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) were backed by US-led air strikes and other rebel...

BBC, 03:56 in World News
 

Base jumpers found guilty over One World Trade Center stunt in New York

Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center in New York have been convicted of criminal charges. Their leap from the top of the 104-storey building was partly caught on security video that showed at least two figures in...

 

The northern Australia plan is good for Gina Rinehart, but is it good for the future?

Like many Australian governments before it, the current one is engaged in a process it says will make northern Australia great. The idea that “something” needs to be done is perennial. So much space, so much opportunity, so many resources, but so few...

Guardian, 03:58 in Business
 

NSW budget 2015: $2.1bn surplus delivered in 'a time of building'

The New South Wales government has delivered a $2.1bn surplus, although the bulk of it was achieved by changing the way it lists some of its transport spending. The treasurer, Gladys Berejiklian, announced the surplus in her first budget on Tuesday,...

 
World Trade Center parachuting trio convicted

World Trade Center parachuting trio convicted

Three men who used parachutes to jump from the top of One World Trade Center in New York have been convicted of reckless endangerment. James Brady, Andrew Rossig and Marko Markovich jumped off the tallest US building in 2013, when it was still under...

BBC, 04:08 in World News
 
China's factory activity shrinks again in June

China's factory activity shrinks again in June

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, contracted for a fourth month in a row, but the sector did show signs of stabilising in June. The HSBC/Markit flash manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) was at a three-month high...

BBC, 04:08 in World News
 

Queensland barrister Tony Morris QC loses appeal on $146 speeding fine

A Queensland barrister who challenged a $146 speeding fine on constitutional grounds has had his argument rejected by the state’s highest court. Tony Morris QC, whose Volvo wagon was photographed 7km/h over the 50km/h limit by a police camera in...

 

Swift hits stage after Apple U-turn

Taylor Swift will kick off the UK leg of her world tour tonight following her elation at a U-turn made by Apple regarding payment for songs. The American star is set to perform in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro arena and will be expected to sing her biggest...

 

BOOK OF CONDOLENCE: Leave your tributes to Langley Mill fire victims

We have opened a book of condolence in memory of the three people who died in a house fire in Langley Mill. Amy Smith, 17, and her six-and-a-half-month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt, who lived in the flat, died along with friend Edward Green, 17, of...

 
Offending rates among children in care investigated

Offending rates among children in care investigated

An independent review is being launched to examine why so many children in care in England and Wales end up in the criminal justice system. The Prison Reform Trust, which set up the review, says children aged 10 to 17 in care are more than five times...

BBC, 04:16 in Regional
 

Killing Season: Labor's collapse was the worst I've ever seen, says British adviser

Former British cabinet minister Alan Milburn, who advised Australian Labor in the 2010 and 2013 election campaigns, delivers the final blunt verdict on Labor’s term in office in the ABC’s documentary series The Killing Season. “The hard question that...

 
Rotherham man charged with child abduction

Rotherham man charged with child abduction

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with alleged child abduction in Rotherham. Storm Blueitt, of Cavendish Road, Rotherham, will appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on June 23 charged with child abduction. The alleged incident happened...

 
Roll up, roll up for Rossington Fun Palace

Roll up, roll up for Rossington Fun Palace

A Doncaster community centre is set to be transformed into a "laboratory of fun' next month, when the nationwide Fun Palace project comes to town. On Saturday July 4, Holmescarr Centre on Grange Lane in Rossington will be taken over by...

 

Western Australia attacked over funding halt for shark tagging and tracking

The West Australian government has stopped funding the only part of its shark hazard mitigation strategy that made sense, the state opposition and Greens have said. The Department of Fisheries was allocated $2m for shark tagging and tracking for the...

 


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