News archive from 26 November 2014

Will Opec cut oil production?

Will Opec cut oil production?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) is back in the news. How will the group respond to the fall of 30% in the price of crude oil since June? Energy ministers from the group's 12 member countries are meeting at their...

BBC, 00:01 in Business
 

Blues romp into knockout stages

Roberto Di Matteo played down the talk of a revenge mission as Chelsea visited Gelsenkirchen to take on his Schalke side - but it was embarrassment that greeted the Italian as the Blues eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League. Current...

Belper News, 00:02 in Sport
 
Pope Francis urges EU to help and welcome refugees

Pope Francis urges EU to help and welcome refugees

Pope Francis has urged European leaders to craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying that the tens of thousands of refugees coming ashore each year need acceptance and assistance, not self-interested policies which risk lives and fuel social...

 
Portugal’s former PM jailed over fraud allegations

Portugal’s former PM jailed over fraud allegations

A JUDGE has sent Portugal's former prime minister Jose

 
Endangered wildlife faces ‘sinister, silent threat’

Endangered wildlife faces ‘sinister, silent threat’

THE multi-million-pound global trade in endangered wildlife and their body parts is booming in cyberspace, according to a new report. Campaigners have warned that illegal online sales represent a “sinister, silent threat” to rare and threatened...

 
‘Dewani’s hit-men’ not A-team of killers, court told

‘Dewani’s hit-men’ not A-team of killers, court told

The fate of a British businessman accused of arranging a hit on his wife during their honeymoon four years ago could be decided in a fortnight. South African deputy judge Presidente Jeanette Traverso will decide on 8 December whether or not to kick...

 
Bailiffs move in to clear Hong Kong protest site

Bailiffs move in to clear Hong Kong protest site

Police in Hong Kong have arrested a number of pro-democracy demonstrators who refused to comply with a court order to clear a protest site in the city's Mong Kok district, the scene of

 
Thousands defy boycott call to vote in Kashmir

Thousands defy boycott call to vote in Kashmir

Thousands of Kashmiris cast votes in state elections yesterday, despite a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups that reject India's sovereignty over the disputed Himalayan region. Voters went to the polls in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state where...

 
Fines from bank Libor rigging may be used to close hospital disability units

Fines from bank Libor rigging may be used to close hospital disability units

Ministers are giving qualified support to a report on Wednesday calling for £30m of bank fines to be used to kickstart a drive to close hospital units such as the one at the centre of the Winterbourne View scandal and move 2,600 people with learning...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
UK lung cancer survival rates among worst in Europe

UK lung cancer survival rates among worst in Europe

Lung cancer survival rates is worse in every part of the UK than in most of Europe and other wealthy countries, while breast cancer survival is now up with the best, according to a study comparing outcomes around the world. The CONCORD-2 study has for...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 

Billy Twelvetrees rewarded with centre start alongside Brad Barritt as Owen Farrell is benched for...

Owen Farrell will be dropped for Saturday’s Test against Australia as England prepare to name a midfield partnership of Billy Twelvetrees and Brad Barritt. With George Ford retaining his place at No 10, Stuart Lancaster will announce his fifth centre...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Jose Mourinho reveals Diego Costa will be fit to face Sunderland despite picking up leg injury during 5-0...

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Diego Costa will be fit to face Sunderland on Saturday despite picking up a 'knock' during Chelsea's 5-0 win against Schalke. Despite not being able to find the net in Germany, Costa put in another impressive display...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
UK government urges Sepp Blatter to publish full Michael Garcia report

UK government urges Sepp Blatter to publish full Michael Garcia report

The British government has intervened in the row over Michael Garcia’s report into the Controversial 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, saying Fifa risks damaging the reputation of football if it does not publish it in full. The culture...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
The rise of new economies

The rise of new economies

The Parc de la Villette is where the Paris slaughterhouses used to be. It is now the third largest park in the whole city. Transformed unrecognisably, it has become the home of a huge science museum and many cultural activities. It is one of the...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Hi-tech schools rescuing an ancient language

Hi-tech schools rescuing an ancient language

Technology and education have a long, complicated and sometimes exaggerated relationship. There's a school of thought that seems to suggest if you wave a laptop or something shiny and digital at the classroom, learning will somehow mysteriously...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 


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