News archive from 25 December 2015, page 3

Has ISIS shot themselves in the foot? Jihadis have 'brought Russia and West CLOSER'

Has ISIS shot themselves in the foot? Jihadis have 'brought Russia and West CLOSER'

Both Russia and Britain have been pounding the twisted jihadi group, also known as Daesh, with frequent air strikes in Syria as the nations collaborate in the fight against terror. Russia claims to have wiped out hundreds of terrorists in the war-torn...

 

Thailand tourist murders: Amnesty seeks torture claims probe after two convicted

Amnesty International has called for a full investigation into claims that two Burmese migrants convicted of murdering two British backpackers in Thailand were tortured. The family of victim David Miller described the long-awaited verdict, delivered...

 
Christmas message from the Bishop of Burnley

Christmas message from the Bishop of Burnley

For some people it’s spiders. For some it’s dogs. For some it’s enclosed spaces. But for me, the thing I’m most frightened of is the dark. I don’t like night-time. And in that, I’m in fairly good company. Most people find the night to be a time of...

 
Five things we've learned about Liverpool: Rodgers wasn't the man and Klopp needs support

Five things we've learned about Liverpool: Rodgers wasn't the man and Klopp needs support

DANIEL STURRIDGE IS INJURY PRONE OK, so we may have already had a few hints through his career that he was going to spend a lot of time on the sidelines. But in the past 12 months, the Liverpool striker has played just 21 games for the club because of...

Daily Star, 00:43 in Sport
 
Christians face 'elimination' in Middle East, warns Archbishop Welby

Christians face 'elimination' in Middle East, warns Archbishop Welby

Tweet The Most Reverend Justin Welby will use his Christmas Day sermon to brand the Islamic extremists as "a Herod of today" - a reference to the Biblical despotic king of Judea at the time of Jesus's birth. In the service at Canterbury...

 
Queen's Christmas message: Light shines in the darkness

Queen's Christmas message: Light shines in the darkness

Tweet A series of terrorist atrocities have shocked the world during 2015, from the mass shootings and bombings in Paris last month to the gun attack at a Tunisia resort during the summer. But the Queen, whose address traditionally has a strong...

 
Stormtroopers - the world's biggest army?

Stormtroopers - the world's biggest army?

In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the armour-clad foot soldiers of the Empire - hundreds (perhaps thousands) can be seen in the films, gamely battling the Rebellion. But how many Stormtrooper toys exist in our world? Are they the biggest...

BBC, 00:52 in World News
 
Little Leo is standing tall this Christmas

Little Leo is standing tall this Christmas

While most youngsters are looking forward to finally opening presents tomorrow, one little boy has already been given the best gift. Leo Palmer, aged four, has stood up for the first time - after his parents, Siobhan Edge and Richard Palmer, were told...

 

Queen’s Christmas message: light will overcome darkness

Queen Elizabeth II will use her Christmas broadcast to urge people to keep up their hopes at the end of a year that has been marked by disasters, including deadly extremist attacks and a refugee crisis that has seen millions flee their homes. The...

 
The highs and lows of being a Christmas Day worker

The highs and lows of being a Christmas Day worker

While most people are tucking into their turkey on Christmas Day, many are working - particularly in the health and social care sectors. It's estimated that around 136,000 care workers, more than any other group, are at work on 25 December. Together...

BBC, 01:05 in Health
 
Almost 300 years without a duvet

Almost 300 years without a duvet

Millions of duvets are sold in the UK each year, but they weren't popular until the 1960s - even though an adventurer tried to introduce them nearly 300 years earlier. Why? Are you reading this in bed? If so, the chances are you're doing so from under...

BBC, 01:05 in Regional
 
What it's like sharing a birthday with Jesus

What it's like sharing a birthday with Jesus

While people all over Britain carve turkeys, pull crackers and open gifts, spare a thought for those born on Christmas Day and other inconvenient dates. What's it really like to have your special day on a "special day"? If you think having a...

BBC, 01:05 in Regional
 
Naughty or Nice - Who has been good for Chelsea this year and who hasn't?

Naughty or Nice - Who has been good for Chelsea this year and who hasn't?

Naughty Diego Costa Diego Costa has been a shadow of his former self this season, drawing more attention to his on-the-field antics rather than his goal-scoring prowess. The Spain international has netted just three times in the league this season,...

 
The year in business: A review of 2015

The year in business: A review of 2015

2015 was a very bad year to be in the business of digging things out of the ground, thanks to a dramatic slowdown in growth in China. Commodity prices tumbled, with oil and copper both down by more than 30%. The upside was that many consumers all over...

BBC, 01:06 in Business
 
How chemists plan to sniff out bombs

How chemists plan to sniff out bombs

The suicide bombers in the Paris attacks used an explosive that is relatively easy to synthesise at home. Chemists, however, are leading an effort to develop sensors to sniff it out. The explosive, called triacetone triperoxide (TATP), is produced by...

BBC, 01:07 in World News
 


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