News archive from 24 April 2014

Slaughter in the suburbs: Banker’s wife arrested after their three disabled children are found dead at home

An investment banker’s wife is suspected of murdering their three disabled children while he was away on holiday with their eldest daughter. Tania Clarence, 42, was being questioned by police tonight after the bodies of a four-year-old girl and twin...

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Stranded snorkellers wrote giant SOS in the sand

Stranded snorkellers wrote giant SOS in the sand

Five snorkellers stranded on a tiny island off the east coast of Australia were rescued after scrawling a giant SOS message into a sandbank. The group had left their boat near the sandbank and headed for a rocky outcrop on their day trip. But the...

 
Law lets Georgia residents take guns into church

Law lets Georgia residents take guns into church

The governor of Georgia last night approved an "unprecedented" gun law which will let people carry guns into church. The so-called “guns everywhere” bill will allow the congregation to enter their place of worship armed, including at Sunday...

 
Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital

Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital

Police officers had earlier stopped the saloon car at traffic lights and were taking the occupants for questioning when the bomb exploded, the ministry said. Kenya's security forces are struggling to contain a surge in bomb and gun attacks that the...

 
Tension as Russia issues veiled threat to Ukraine

Tension as Russia issues veiled threat to Ukraine

Russia's foreign minister yesterday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terrorist" campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled...

 
Tony Blair: West must strike Syrian deal

Tony Blair: West must strike Syrian deal

Tony Blair has warned the West faces a "titanic" struggle against radical Islam and urged governments to focus their international efforts on tackling religious extremism. The former prime minister said striking a deal with Bashar Assad in...

 

Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

As the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan winds down, the White House will soon provide Congress a dossier on about 50 non-Afghan detainees in a U.S. military prison north of Kabul. Their uncertain fate presents sensitive security and legal problems for the...

 
Rio slum in flames after TV star ‘beaten to death’

Rio slum in flames after TV star ‘beaten to death’

A Rio de Janeiro slum has erupted in violence following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles on to a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone. Intense...

 
Doctors issue warning over deadliest cancer

Doctors issue warning over deadliest cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the only form of the disease where deaths are predicted to rise across Europe this year, researchers have warned. While deaths from other ­cancers are falling as better treatments become available, mortality rates for those with...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 
Violence and drinking ‘cut by alcohol price rises’

Violence and drinking ‘cut by alcohol price rises’

AN INCREASE in alcohol prices is partly responsible for a reduction in binge drinking and serious violence for the fifth consecutive year, a study has claimed. The number of people injured in incidents of serious violence dropped by 12 per cent...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 
Madeleine McCann: Police link 18 ‘sex attacks’

Madeleine McCann: Police link 18 ‘sex attacks’

British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking into more cases involving sexual assaults on children in the area where she vanished. Police say 18 potentially linked cases involve a male ­intruder going into villas...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
UK borrowing hits lowest level for decade

UK borrowing hits lowest level for decade

GEORGE Osborne yesterday welcomed figures showing that UK public sector borrowing is at its lowest level in a decade. The new borrowing figures, showing a fall in the UK deficit – the difference between the government’s expenditure and income – were...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Mother held after three children ‘murdered’

Mother held after three children ‘murdered’

A MOTHER has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her three disabled children, who were found dead at the family home. Tania Clarence, 42, is suspected of killing her four-year-old daughter and twin sons, aged three, who are all reported to have...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Asylum seekers left to suffer by Home Office

Asylum seekers left to suffer by Home Office

THE standard of asylum seeker accommodation has often been "unacceptably poor" because of a failure to properly manage new contracts with the private sector, a damning report by MPs has concluded. The Home Office’s “rationalisation” of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Integration expert Fisher to swap Lloyds for TSB

Integration expert Fisher to swap Lloyds for TSB

Lloyds Banking Group's director of operations, Mark Fisher, is leaving the bank after five years overseeing its integration of HBOS, the separation of more than 600 branches and a major cost-cutting programme. Fisher will become a non-
executive...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 


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