News archive from 23 June 2015, page 11

Herbicide 2,4-D 'possibly' causes cancer, World Health Organisation study finds

The widely used farm chemical known as 2,4-D – a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by the Dow company – “possibly” causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organisation research unit has said. The classification of the weed killer,...

 
Latest EU Sentinel satellite to track global food crops

Latest EU Sentinel satellite to track global food crops

The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme has gone into orbit. Known as Sentinel-2a, the satellite was sent up on a Vega rocket from Kourou in French Guiana. The mission will return pictures of the planet's...

BBC, 04:54 in World News
 
PwC announces CBSO sponsorship deal

PwC announces CBSO sponsorship deal

PwC has sealed a three-year sponsorship deal with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). The support was announced as the CBSO bid farewell to its music director Andris Nelsons. PwC partners and clients gathered at Mr Nelsons’ final concert...

 
PwC host Midlands reunion

PwC host Midlands reunion

PwC’s Mark Smith, Midlands regional chairman, hosted a lunch at the Barclaycard Arena for Midlands’ retired and former partners. Jas Sansi Peter Millward, Andy Hammond, Roy Tandy and Stuart Wallace. Some 60 partners travelled from all over the country...

 

Japan's Nikkei rises to 15-year high after 'positive' Greek crisis talks

Japanese shares rose to a 15-year high on Tuesday, and other Asia markets posted gains, amid renewed optimism that Greece will avoid defaulting on its debt after “positive” crisis talks in Brussels on Monday. Investors in Japan and elsewhere in the...

 

'This system produces rebels': Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors

Peering at the audience from behind metal mesh as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre have been retelling the story of a dozen people still in jail three years since participating in an anti-government protest against...

 

From the archive, 23 June 1941: Hitler's invasion of Russia

The German invasion of Russia is much less of a surprise than was the Russo-German pact of August 23, 1939. It was not only that “Mein Kampf” was always the revelation of the sincere mind of Hitler. As late as April 11, 1939, in an almost raving...

 
US says Benghazi attack suspect killed in Iraq

US says Benghazi attack suspect killed in Iraq

The US says an air strike in Iraq has killed an Islamic State (IS) militant linked to an attack on a US diplomatic compound in Libya three years ago. The Pentagon says Ali Awni al-Harzi died on 15 June in the city of Mosul, which is controlled by IS....

BBC, 05:23 in World News
 
Wrexham FC's top 20 signings: Andy Morrell

Wrexham FC's top 20 signings: Andy Morrell

With Gary Mills busy behind the scenes building a squad capable of challenging for the title, Post Sport’s Rob Griffiths looks at the best signings ever made by Wrexham. Over the next three weeks, Griffiths will pick the 20 best acquisitions made by...

Daily Post, 05:24 in Sport
 
HS2 wish list drawn up for new rail route

HS2 wish list drawn up for new rail route

Trains on the £50 billion HS2 high-speed line between Birmingham and London should have on-board GPs, shops and gyms, according to a 'wish list' drawn up by passengers. Travellers would also like to see 100-journey tickets rather than tickets for a...

 

Special two millionth Land Rover Defender rolls off Lode Lane production line

VIEW GALLERY A unique Land Rover Defender has been produced to mark the two millionth vehicle to roll off the production line at the car-maker’s Solihull plant. Defender 2,000,000 celebrates 67 years of continuous production at the Lode Lane factory...

 

New Zealand grounds all flights after national radar outage

All scheduled flights were prevented briefly from taking off in New Zealand Tuesday after a radar fault struck. Airways New Zealand, which manages air traffic control, grounded all commercial airlines at airports across the country. The fault struck...

 

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...

 
TRANSFER NEWS: Man United SIGN defender, Liverpool DOUBLE swoop, Arsenal £29m bid

TRANSFER NEWS: Man United SIGN defender, Liverpool DOUBLE swoop, Arsenal £29m bid

Phil Jones is set to sign a new deal with Manchester United. There had been major doubt over Jones' future at Old Trafford but the defender has come out to put any speculation to bed. According the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old will pen a new deal for...

Daily Star, 05:42 in Sport
 
Queen and Prince Philip to begin state visit to Germany

Queen and Prince Philip to begin state visit to Germany

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will arrive in Germany for a four-day state visit later. The German Luftwaffe will escort the Queen's plane to Berlin Tegel airport and there will be a 21-gun salute. During the royals' visit, they will attend a...

BBC, 05:45 in Regional
 


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