News archive from 28 April 2016

Emerging with their respective slacks and Big Cup final hopes intact

Emerging with their respective slacks and Big Cup final hopes intact

BELT UP At the end of a seismic day for football, when actual football was relegated to the status of sideshow, it was strangely appropriate that Manchester City and Real Madrid conjured up little to deflect attention from the more important business...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Police officer to face grand jury in killing of black man on Florida highway

Police officer to face grand jury in killing of black man on Florida highway

The fate of a plainclothes police officer who shot dead a church band musician in an early-morning confrontation beside a Florida interstate will rest with a grand jury, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. The decision follows a six-month...

 
Wladimir Klitschko: Tyson Fury is embarrassing, even British fans want me to knock him out

Wladimir Klitschko: Tyson Fury is embarrassing, even British fans want me to knock him out

The controversial Fury stunned Klitschko by relieving him of his world heavyweight title belts in Germany last November. The pair will meet again in Manchester on July 9 with Fury’s WBO, WBA Super and IBO titles on the line. And a clearly overweight...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

An Oklahoma court has stunned local prosecutors with a declaration that state law doesn’t criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious. The ruling, a unanimous decision by the state’s criminal appeals court, is sparking outrage...

 
Time for Europeans to drop aid to Syrians

Time for Europeans to drop aid to Syrians

As members of European parliaments whose air forces are flying over Syria, we believe it is now time for our leaders to authorise urgent aid airdrops to the country’s trapped and starving civilians. The denial of food as a weapon of war in Syria...

 
Equality watchdog warns junior doctors' contract is potentially illegal

Equality watchdog warns junior doctors' contract is potentially illegal

The new contract ministers plan to force on NHS junior doctors discriminates against female medics and is potentially illegal, Britain’s equality watchdog has told the government. Female doctors, including those who take time off to have children, go...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Doctors warn of big tobacco firms entering e-cigarette market

Doctors warn of big tobacco firms entering e-cigarette market

The Department of Health says new controls on e-cigarettes to be introduced next month could make consumers turn to potentially dangerous black market products. Its impact assessment (pdf) on EU rules to be enshrined in UK law also acknowledges that...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Many children in care denied mental health treatment, says report

Many children in care denied mental health treatment, says report

Children in care are being denied access to mental health services in some cases because they have not got a stable placement, according to a report. One 16-year-old in foster care had to wait more than two and a half years to access Child and Mental...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
The rise of the middle-aged intern

The rise of the middle-aged intern

When Erin Gibson Allen decided to return to the legal profession after a 10-year absence to raise her children, she knew she would have to get creative. She took unpaid work experience in the chambers of a federal judge in the US city of Pittsburgh....

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
UK car production hits 12-year first-quarter high

UK car production hits 12-year first-quarter high

Cars rolled off British production lines at the rate of one every 16 seconds in March, pushing UK car manufacturing to a 12-year high for a first quarter. UK factories produced 443,581 cars in the first three months of the year, up 10.3% on same...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Brexit fears putting overseas firms off UK commercial property, says report

Brexit fears putting overseas firms off UK commercial property, says report

Fears about Britain’s potential departure from the EU are putting off international firms from investing in UK offices and shops, and some are considering relocating in the event of a leave vote – with Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin likely to benefit. A...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Planning permissions for London new builds drop 64%

Planning permissions for London new builds drop 64%

Councils across London granted planning permission for just 4,320 homes in the first three months of this year, a fall of 64% on the same quarter of 2015. An estimated 50,000 new homes are needed annually to keep up with demand in the capital, but if...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
European MPs urge governments to make airdrops to Syrian civilians

European MPs urge governments to make airdrops to Syrian civilians

British, French, German and Dutch MPs – whose countries are taking part in air action against Islamic State – are urging their governments to carry out airdrops of food and medicines to relieve starving Syrian civilians trapped in areas that are...

 
The Joy of Six: AFL player-coach feuds

The Joy of Six: AFL player-coach feuds

Mick Malthouse v Brad Hardie It was the penultimate round of Footscray’s 1986 season. Having entered the year hoping his Footscray side could go at least one better than their preliminary final appearance in 1985, Mick Malthouse was resigning himself...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 

China's push for driverless cars accelerates

In the race for driverless car technology, Chinese companies are taking big strides competing with the likes of Google and Tesla. With the Beijing Motor Show underway, the days when the country's domestic car firms was brushed off as mere copycats are...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 


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