News archive from 28 October 2014, page 10

Margolyes blast at 'stupid' Israel

Actress Miriam Margolyes has criticised Israel for "allowing people" to vent prejudice against Jews - who she claimed: "I don't think people like". The Harry Potter star, 73, who is Jewish, said that there had been a...

 

Blunkett backs Fallon on migrants

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was right to speak out about immigration, despite the outcry over his use of the term "swamped", former Labour home secretary David Blunkett has said. Mr Blunkett's comments come after after David Cameron...

 

Mother 'takes toddler to Syria'

The father of a woman who is believed to have gone to Syria with her 14-month-old son has spoken of his shock. Tareena Shakil's father Mohammed said he is concerned for his grandson's welfare after it emerged his daughter had travelled to Turkey and...

 

Met forecasts better weather advice

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said. The system will be 13 times more powerful than the one currently used by meteorologists...

 
Only 14 Western Sydney Wanderers fans to travel to Riyadh for ACL final

Only 14 Western Sydney Wanderers fans to travel to Riyadh for ACL final

As few as 14 Western Sydney Wanderers fans will travel to Saudi Arabia to support their team in the second leg of their historic Asian Champions League final. And of that mini-travelling party, only one female from the A-League’s most passionately...

Guardian, 04:05 in Sport
 

U.S. judge rejects creditors' bid for Argentine funds held by BNY Mellon

"In dealing with what can be subjected to turnover, the FSIA simply does not mention property located outside the United States," Griesa wrote. The motion was brought largely by various Italian citizens who purchased Argentina's bonds....

Reuters, 04:07 in Business
 

Alibaba's Ma says open to working with Apple on payments

Ma told a Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference on Monday that he has tremendous respect for Apple CEO Tim Cook. "I hope we can do something together," he said when asked if Alipay and Apple Pay might tie up. Ma, who amassed a fortune...

 

Exclusive - Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content

Amazon is persisting in buying content to round out its service, with designs to take on Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) and other online digital media services. But that increasing spending has helped keep the company in the red, inviting criticism from...

 

U.S. consumers sue Takata over airbags, seek class action

If that status is granted, it could subject Takata to a larger payout in a trial or settlement than if vehicle owners were forced to sue individually. The federal lawsuit is at least the third filed against Takata in the last week over alleged airbag...

Reuters, 04:27 in Business
 

Robbie 'proud' of wife and baby son

Robbie Williams said he has "never been more in love and never been more proud of my wife" as he announced the birth of his baby son. The Angels star provided fans with an online commentary from his wife Ayda Field's bedside in the run-up to...

 

China to tighten laws to combat illegal cults

The death penalty will be imposed for crimes which cause death or serious injuries, it added. China currently has no specific laws relating to cults, the newspaper said. "If the revised law comes into force, it will provide a formal legal basis...

 
Help Derbyshire man find his phone

Help Derbyshire man find his phone

A man is appealing for help to trace his missing mobile phone. Ivan Robinson left his Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on the 9.53pm Derby to Matlock train when he got off at Cromford on Sunday. Anyone who can help reunite Mr Robinson with his mobile should call...

 
Child Abuse Victims Face 'Postcode Lottery'

Child Abuse Victims Face 'Postcode Lottery'

Sexually abused children have to deal with a "postcode lottery" in how they are treated by police, according to MPs. Young people fleeing their abusers are often questioned on suspicion of crime but their status as abuse victims can go...

 
Pollution eroding countryside diversity

Pollution eroding countryside diversity

Pollution threatens to transform species-rich beauty spots across the countryside into unremarkable terrains dominated by the same few plants, according to a new academic study. Well-loved landscapes ranging from upland heaths typical of the North...

 
Anwar Ibrahim begins appeal against sodomy conviction

Anwar Ibrahim begins appeal against sodomy conviction

Malaysia’s top court has begun hearing a final appeal by the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to neutralise the threat he poses to the country’s ruling coalition. Anwar was sentenced to five years...

 


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