News archive from 28 January 2015

EUROMILLIONS: Check the winning numbers here

EUROMILLIONS: Check the winning numbers here

Have you won a life-changing £16.2 million on the Euromillions? That was the jackpot for tonight's draw, and one lucky person has the winning ticket. Meanwhile two more players have scooped almost £378,000 each for matching five numbers and two stars,...

 
Myf Warhurst: why I just couldn't face I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Myf Warhurst: why I just couldn't face I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here starts on Australian TV on Sunday. And yes, before I continue, I must divulge that I was one of the many folk asked to consider being a contestant. Don’t worry, I don’t feel particularly special; there were hundreds...

 
Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool were better than Chelsea over two legs

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool were better than Chelsea over two legs

Branislav Ivanovic scored the only goal of the second-leg in extra-time at Stamford Bridge to wreck the Reds' dream of reaching Wembley. Liverpool had a host of chances to book their spot in the final but found Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois in good...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Strong dollar threatens debt crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

Strong dollar threatens debt crisis in sub-Saharan Africa

The strong dollar is threatening an Asian-style debt crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, a thinktank has warned. The rising value of the US currency is increasing the risk of sovereign debt defaults in the region, according to the Overseas Development...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Scotch whisky industry ‘bigger than UK iron and steel or computers’

Scotch whisky industry ‘bigger than UK iron and steel or computers’

Scotch whisky is worth more than £5bn to the UK economy, according to a report that highlights its contribution to the country’s exports and job creation. Distillers spread from the lowlands of Scotland to as far north as Kirkwall in Orkney directly...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Wishbone Ash bassist in lock in over bank dispute

Wishbone Ash bassist in lock in over bank dispute

A PENNILESS former rock star has locked himself in the attic of his recording studio at his country home to protest against a mortgage company trying to repossess his property. Mervyn Spence, 55, took the drastic step after he was unable to meet the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Eight killed as gunmen storm Libyan hotel

Eight killed as gunmen storm Libyan hotel

GUNMEN stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital yesterday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits beside the Mediterranean Sea. Mahmoud...

 
Israel strike back after Syrian rocket attack

Israel strike back after Syrian rocket attack

AT LEAST two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-

 
Argentina: President’s plea after death riddle

Argentina: President’s plea after death riddle

PRESIDENT Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected over...

 

Fletcher can leave for nothing

Manchester United have told vice-captain Darren Fletcher he can leave on a free transfer. Fletcher was a regular in Louis van Gaal's starting XI on the pre-season tour, but the arrival of Angel di Maria and Daley Blind has restricted the Scot's...

 
Cuba: Castro breaks silence to back thaw with US

Cuba: Castro breaks silence to back thaw with US

FORMER Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington. The comments were the first...

 

Video: Light aircraft plunges into Pacific Ocean

THIS dramatic video shows the moment a small single-engine plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. The footage, which was filmed by the coast guard, shows the pilot - the plane’s only occupant - jumping out of the aircraft with a parachute before the...

 
Chris Marshall: Prison U-turn works for Matheson

Chris Marshall: Prison U-turn works for Matheson

NEW MINISTER'S tack is preferable to dogmatic manner of his predecessor, writes Chris Marshall Mr Matheson, who replaced Kenny MacAskill in November, was widely praised on Monday for scrapping the proposed Greenock facility. The new jail had been...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

Was Blackbeard a CARING pirate? Medical equipment recovered from wreck of Queen Anne's Revenge suggests...

He was notorious for terrorising shipping in the west Atlantic, but treasures discovered among the wreckage of Blackbeard's ship suggest the feared pirate may have had a caring side. Marine archaeologists have found evidence of medical equipment used...

 

Best-ever images of Ceres revealed: Dawn probe captures incredible views of the 'Death Star' planet and its...

The Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest ever images seen of Ceres ahead of its historic rendezvous with the dwarf planet. The images were taken from 147,000 miles (237,000 km) away on January 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft...

 


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