News archive from 26 October 2015

Lewis Hamilton’s 15-race drive to a third Formula One title

Australia Winner Hamilton wins from pole as only 15 cars race after Marussia fail to start, Valtteri Bottas is injured during qualifying and Daniil Kvyat and Kevin Magnussen’s cars break down during the out-lap Race positions, standings in brackets...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Hundreds of bears killed in Florida statewide hunt

Hundreds of bears killed in Florida statewide hunt

Florida's first bear hunt in more than 40 years is to take place in a bid to control the burgeoning population of the animals. The state’s Wildlife Conservation Commission is to grant licences to hunters to kill a total of 320 black bears in the wild....

 
Israeli Arab paraglides into Syria ‘to join IS'

Israeli Arab paraglides into Syria ‘to join IS'

An Arab citizen of Israel has flown by paraglider into neighbouring Syria in what appeared to be an intentional attempt to join a rebel group there. Military officials said the 23-year-old, from an Arab town in Israel, had planned the manoeuvre with...

 
Poland's conservative party wins general election

Poland's conservative party wins general election

Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party won yesterday's general elections. Exit polls suggest it has enough seats to govern alone, with an anticipated 39 per cent of the vote. Its eurosceptic leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has claimed...

 

The Distance

Leticia Cáceres directs a funny and observant play that looks at friendship and society’s revered view of motherhood, written by Deborah Bruce. It takes the themes of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play A Doll’s House, where a woman walked out on her family to...

 

Lewis Hamilton ‘overwhelmed’ after securing third F1 world championship

Lewis Hamilton was overwhelmed with emotion after winning his third Formula One world championship, joining Sir Jackie Stewart as Britain’s most successful driver. Following his victory in the United States Grand Prix – his 10th of the season – he...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 
Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed

Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed

Image copyright AP Another 100,000 spaces in refugee welcome centres will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels. The heads of 11 EU states and three non-EU countries met to discuss how to handle growing...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 
No violence as Haiti votes in elections

No violence as Haiti votes in elections

Image copyright AP General elections in Haiti have gone ahead without major incidents, less than three months after parliamentary polls that were marred by violence. Some 15,000 policemen and United Nations peacekeeping force members were deployed to...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 
Guatemala election: Comic Jimmy Morales leads opinion polls

Guatemala election: Comic Jimmy Morales leads opinion polls

Image copyright Reuters A former TV comedian with no experience in government appears likely to win the run-off vote in Guatemala's presidential election. Jimmy Morales had a lead in most opinion polls over former first lady Sandra Torres as voting...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 
Soaring cost of replacing Trident may hit £167bn

Soaring cost of replacing Trident may hit £167bn

A senior Tory MP has raised fresh questions about the renewal of the UK's nuclear deterrent after calculating the overall cost could reach £167 billion. Crispin Blunt, who chairs the Commons foreign affairs committee, said the “excessive” expenditure...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Red meat cancer risk to be revealed by WHO

Red meat cancer risk to be revealed by WHO

Image copyright Thinkstock Global health experts are to give guidance later on the possible health risks of red and processed meats. The World Health Organization will reveal whether some meats should be classed as carcinogens. The agency's cancer...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
Comprehensive school system 'better and fairer'

Comprehensive school system 'better and fairer'

Image copyright Thinkstock Comprehensive schooling has given more Scottish children equal opportunities to progress over the past 50 years, research suggests. Higher attainment and a positive attitudes to schooling were also seen as achievements of...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
RET ferry fare scheme rolled out in Hebrides and Clyde

RET ferry fare scheme rolled out in Hebrides and Clyde

Image copyright Getty Images A scheme offering lower cost ferry fares has been rolled out to all remaining ferry routes in the Clyde and Hebrides network. Road equivalent tariff (RET) was first introduced on Western Isles, Coll and Tiree services in...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

Renowned historian Lisa Jardine dies aged 71

The celebrated historian and author professor Lisa Jardine has died aged 71. Jardine was known for her research into the early modern period and, in the later part of her career, she worked as a professor of renaissance studies at University College...

 

'Worrying fall in investment' in TV arts, news and drama, says Lord Puttnam

Oscar-winning film producer Lord Puttnam has warned of a “worrying fall in investment” in arts, news and drama on television ahead of a new inquiry he will spearhead into the future of UK broadcasting. The Labour peer and former Channel 4 deputy...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 


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