News archive from 25 August 2016

Tornadoes tear down buildings and cut power in Indiana

Tornadoes tear down buildings and cut power in Indiana

At least two tornadoes have struck the US state of Indiana, damaging buildings and cutting power to thousands of people. One of the tornadoes struck the town of Kokomo north of Indianapolis, ripping roofs off apartment buildings and destroying a...

BBC, 00:00 in World News
 
Transfer news: Arsenal want Phil Jones, Chelsea get Kalidou Koulibaly boost, Manchester United wait on Jose Fonte move

Transfer news: Arsenal want Phil Jones, Chelsea get Kalidou Koulibaly boost, Manchester United wait on Jose...

With just a week to go until the transfer deadline, the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United look to be ready to put the finishing touches on their summer work. Rumour Mill: our round-up of football gossip, rumours and speculation The Red...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Tax warning over unlocked pensions

Tax warning over unlocked pensions

Some people are being hit with an unexpected tax bill after unlocking their money from a pension pot, according to Citizens Advice. Others are facing reductions in welfare payments owing to the income received by releasing the funds. The so-called...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study

Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study

Many Asian organisations are badly defended against cyber-attacks, a year-long investigation by US security company Mandiant indicates. The median time between a breach and its discovery was 520 days, its says. That is three times the global average....

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Google, Facebook and Twitter 'passing the buck' over terror threat, say MPs

Social media giants are "consciously failing" to tackle the use of their sites to promote terrorism, a Commons report claims. Companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter were accused of "passing the buck" and leaving parts of...

 

44% of public 'don't think ministers can cut net migration to five figures'

Nearly half of Britons are doubtful about the Government's chances of meeting its controversial immigration target even after leaving the EU, according to a report. There is scepticism concerning the prospects of bringing net migration below 100,000,...

 
NHS needs EU employees to avoid collapse, says thinktank

NHS needs EU employees to avoid collapse, says thinktank

The NHS would collapse without its 57,000 workers who are EU nationals and they must be offered free British citizenship so they don’t leave the country after Brexit, according to a leading thinktank. The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 

Google, Facebook and Twitter 'passing the buck' over terror threat, say MPs

Social media giants are "consciously failing" to tackle the use of their sites to promote terrorism, a Commons report claims. Companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter were accused of "passing the buck" and leaving parts of...

 

Girls expected to kick ass in GCSE results, sorry boys

Girls are expected to maintain their lead over boys as the annual GCSE results are released. Professor Alan Smithers, director of Buckingham University’s Centre for Education and Employment Research, has carried out an annual analysis of predicted...

Metro, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Can you answer these GCSE Maths questions correctly?

Can you answer these GCSE Maths questions correctly?

It’s results day, and for a lot of us our GCSEs were a looong time ago. It was tough, but somehow you managed to survive the deluge of homework assignments, the constant tests, the complex playground politics. But the real question is, have you...

Metro, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Dr Rosemary: Is tummy pain due to food poisoning?

Dr Rosemary: Is tummy pain due to food poisoning?

Q HOW can you tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug? I was ill for several days this week and I’m still unsure whether something I ate upset my stomach or if it was caused by a virus. No one else I know was unwell.  A...

 
BORDER SHAMBLES: Fears that bungling security chiefs have LOST gang of Iranian migrants

BORDER SHAMBLES: Fears that bungling security chiefs have LOST gang of Iranian migrants

Five Iranians were seized but later set free after reaching the UK on a dinghy cast from Calais. They were told to “report regularly” before being sent on their way but the Home Office is refusing to tell the public whether the gang is on the run. The...

 
Furious US officials blast the European Union for investigating Apple over unpaid tax

Furious US officials blast the European Union for investigating Apple over unpaid tax

America’s Treasury Department has blasted EU officials for investigating whether Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland violated EU “state aid” rules ahead of an impending court ruling, which could force the computer giants to pay vast amounts of...

 

44% of public 'don't think ministers can cut net migration to five figures'

Nearly half of Britons are doubtful about the Government's chances of meeting its controversial immigration target even after leaving the EU, according to a report. There is scepticism concerning the prospects of bringing net migration below 100,000,...

 
Is getting more sleep better for your career?

Is getting more sleep better for your career?

Traditionally, in the macho corporate world how little sleep you get is often a badge of honour. High-profile bosses such as Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi and Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne all boast of thriving on just four hours...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 


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