News archive from 27 October 2015

Five British tourists dead in whale boat tragedy

Five British tourists dead in whale boat tragedy

Five British nationals - three from the south of England and two expatriates living in

 
Terror alert after car crashes into Belgian barracks

Terror alert after car crashes into Belgian barracks

A lone attacker tried to smash his car through the gates of an army barracks in southern Belgium and fled in the vehicle after shots were fired, Belgium's defence minister said yesterday. Defence minister Steven Vandeput said the intruder’s motive was...

 
Earthquake devastates Pakistan and Afghanistan

Earthquake devastates Pakistan and Afghanistan

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused more than 150 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistani officials said that at least 147 people were...

 
More than 120 injured after ferry crashes off Hong Kong

More than 120 injured after ferry crashes off Hong Kong

MORE than 120 people were injured, five critically, after a high-speed ferry sailing from the Asian gambling hub of Macau hit an object in the water. Firefighters said the hydrofoil carrying 163 passengers and 11 crew smashed into the unidentified...

 

One in three gym users take drugs or supplements to lose weight – study

More than 30% of gym-goers in the UK use some form of drug or dietary supplement to lose weight, a study has found, amid fears body image anxiety fuels a rise in the use of performance and image-enhancing drugs. More than 5% of people who regularly...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 

Wayne Rooney testimonial game announced with Alder Hey set to benefit

Wayne Rooney has been awarded a 2016 Testimonial by Manchester United to mark his 12 years with the club. All the money raised will go to Alder Hey Childrens’ Hospital, Claire House Hospice in Wirral, the NSPCC and the Manchester United Foundation and...

 

Apple is being sued up to £3.25m for not warning users about its WiFi Assist iPhone feature

Apple is being sued for not explaining the potential costs of their WiFi Assist feature on the iPhone. Introduced on the iOS9, the system allows the phone to move freely between wifi and mobile data internet - the latter of which can do serious damage...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Don't update your iPhone overnight unless you want to be late for work

People are running late for school and work because they're updating their iPhones overnight. Apple's new iOS 9.1 is ready and downloadable. It offers cool new features and improves battery life. But the update itself takes some time. So people are...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Tim Sherwood speaks out on Aston Villa sacking as ex-Arsenal Frenchman set to replace him

Sherwood's 28-game reign was ended following Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Swansea that sent them to the bottom of the Premier League pile. "I am very disappointed that I will not be able to carry on," Sherwood said in a statement released by...

 

Manchester United star awarded testimonial to open 2016/17 season at Old Trafford

The game, against as yet unnamed opponents, will be played as a season curtain-raiser at Old Trafford on August 3 next year when Rooney will be approaching his 12th anniversary of joining United from Everton for what eventually became a £27m fee....

 
Man United ace reveals how he filled void left by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic

Man United ace reveals how he filled void left by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic

Since Louis van Gaal took over at Old Trafford, the England international has turned his career around at the club, and managed to fill the void left by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. His form has been so good that United captain Wayne Rooney said...

Daily Star, 00:12 in Sport
 
Edward Snowden slams SNP's university reforms

Edward Snowden slams SNP's university reforms

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused SNP ministers of "threatening" the autonomy of Scotland's universities by

Scotsman, 00:14 in Learning
 
Tributes paid to student found dead in St Andrews' halls

Tributes paid to student found dead in St Andrews' halls

A prize-winning student has been found dead in student halls at Scotland's oldest university, just weeks into her course after leaving one of the country's top independent schools. Kelsey Clarke, 18, understood to have originally been a male, was...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Learning
 
ME AND MY OPERATION: Electric shocks in the neck that can end chronic pain 

ME AND MY OPERATION: Electric shocks in the neck that can end chronic pain 

Surgery to treat chronic pain typically involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord to weaken or block pain signals. A new procedure can stop the pain messages before they even reach the spinal cord, making pain relief more effective. Roland...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 
Diabetes? Herbal tea could help: Three cups a day could improve blood sugar levels

Diabetes? Herbal tea could help: Three cups a day could improve blood sugar levels

Three cups of camomile tea a day could improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers gave 64 people with diabetes either camomile tea or water to drink three times a day after meals for two months. The...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 


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