News archive from 24 January 2014

Justin Bieber charged over ‘drag racing’

Justin Bieber charged over ‘drag racing’

TROUBLED pop singer Justin Bieber appeared in court yesterday after being charged with resisting arrest and driving under the influence. Wearing the standard orange jumpsuit, the 19-year-old appeared via video link as a judge at Miami-Dade County...

 
Dave Lee Travis trial told harassment ‘rife’ at BBC

Dave Lee Travis trial told harassment ‘rife’ at BBC

AN ALLEGED victim of veteran presenter Dave Lee Travis has told a court that when she worked at the BBC in the mid-1970s, "it was common practice to have tongues down your throat, tongues in your ear, bums being squeezed". The woman, who...

 
1 in 3 inspired to bake by Great British Bake Off

1 in 3 inspired to bake by Great British Bake Off

IT WAS until recently shunned as a pastime of a bygone era but now programmes like The Great British Bake Off have seen baking's popularity soar, with a third of Britons claiming to create a cake or pastry dish from scratch every week. The pursuit is...

 
Ukraine: President forced to act over Kiev clashes

Ukraine: President forced to act over Kiev clashes

UKRAINE'S president, Viktor Yanukovich, has called for an emergency session of parliament in a bid to end a political crisis which has sparked violent scenes in the capital, Kiev. The move suggests Mr Yanukovich might be ready to soften his hardline...

 
Japan: Davos call to avoid ‘World War I mistakes’

Japan: Davos call to avoid ‘World War I mistakes’

JAPANESE prime minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan and China should avoid repeating the past mistakes of Britain and Germany, which fought the First World War despite strong economic ties. Mr Abe made the comment on the sidelines of the World Economic...

 
Argentina: President breaks brain surgery silence

Argentina: President breaks brain surgery silence

PRESIDENT Cristina Fernandez has spoken publicly for the first time in more than 40 days, ending a long silence that had Argentines speculating about her health following brain surgery. In a nationally televised address on Wednesday night, an...

 
India: Gang-rape ‘ordered by village court’

India: Gang-rape ‘ordered by village court’

A GANG-RAPE in an eastern India village has reawakened outrage first sparked by the death of a young student after she was assaulted on a bus in New Delhi just over a year ago. In the latest incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by 13 men...

 
Syria: UN banking on small deals to achieve peace

Syria: UN banking on small deals to achieve peace

UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has met both government and opposition representatives in Geneva in a bid to save Syrian peace talks by focusing on local ceasefires and prisoner swaps rather than a political deal. The first day of talks on Wednesday...

 
‘Rip off’ pension charge cap delayed to 2015

‘Rip off’ pension charge cap delayed to 2015

PLANS to impose a cap on "rip off" charges for workplace pension schemes have been pushed back a year to give employers more time to adjust. Pensions minister Steve Webb had previously promised a “full frontal assault” on fees, even though...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Financial Times owner Pearson issues profit warning

Financial Times owner Pearson issues profit warning

THE owner of the Financial Times has warned that its annual profits will fall short of City hopes after tough trading conditions in the UK and US hit its education publishing arm. Pearson, which last year merged its Penguin books division with...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
No interest rate rise plan from Bank of England

No interest rate rise plan from Bank of England

INTEREST rates will not rise any time soon, Bank of England policymakers have insisted, despite this week's news of a sharp fall in unemployment. Governor Mark Carney said last night that there was no immediate need to push up rates, and that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Carmichael accused of inaction over Lib Dem claims

Carmichael accused of inaction over Lib Dem claims

A WOMAN who claims to have been sexually assaulted by MP Mike Hancock has spoken of her frustration with Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael for failing to take action when he was Liberal Democrat chief whip. The claim against Mr Carmichael came a...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Border passport check claim

Scottish independence: Border passport check claim

ALEX Salmond's plans to attract immigrants to an independent Scotland would result in passports having to be presented at the English border, the UK government has suggested. The SNP administration’s aim to increase the Scottish population would...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Lack of prostate cancer talk from GPs ‘worrying’

Lack of prostate cancer talk from GPs ‘worrying’

A "WORRYINGLY low" number of GPs in Scotland are starting discussions with men at higher risk of prostate cancer, research suggests. Men over 50, those with a family history of prostate cancer and black men have a greater chance of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Thousands of Scots live extra decade with cancer

Thousands of Scots live extra decade with cancer

MORE than 11,000 people in Scotland have survived for at least a decade after being diagnosed with cancer over the age of 65, new research shows. The research also found that during the same 20-year period, 735 Scots who were diagnosed with cancer...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 


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