News archive from 29 December 2015, page 5

Asia stocks subdued as oil resumes fall

Asia stocks subdued as oil resumes fall

TOKYO Asian stocks were subdued on Tuesday, with Japanese and South Korean equities slipping, after crude oil prices resumed their slide and cooled investor sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS were...

Reuters, 00:39 in Business
 
France urges EU to step up security checks on Syrian passports after Paris attacks

France urges EU to step up security checks on Syrian passports after Paris attacks

Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister, said increased border control was necessary after the Paris attacks revealed how extremists are exploiting the migrant crisis in Europe.  Mr Cazeneuve said: "[The attacks] unfortunately showed that...

 

Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Almost 7,000 firefighters' jobs have been cut over the past five years, leading to warnings that the service is being "dismantled". The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there could be a "disastrous" impact on safety because of job...

 

Incestuous affair 'crucial' to new War And Peace adaptation

Andrew Davies has said the incestuous liaison between Helene and Anatole Kuragin is "crucial" to his adaptation of War And Peace. Dickensian star Tuppence Middleton and Glue's Callum Turner play the siblings who are seen in bed together in...

 
Jeremy Corbyn challenges PM to annual TV debate

Jeremy Corbyn challenges PM to annual TV debate

David Cameron has been challenged by Jeremy Corbyn to take part in an annual "state of the nation" televised debate with other political leaders. The Labour leader said making general election-style set pieces a yearly fixture would help the...

 
Social media domestic abusers face up to five years in jail

Social media domestic abusers face up to five years in jail

Domestic abusers who control their victims through social media accounts or spy on them online could now face up to five years in prison. New powers will target perpetrators who subject spouses, partners and other family members to serious...

 

Alicia Vikander 'totally able to relate' to character's fears in The Danish Girl

Alicia Vikander said she was "totally able to relate" to the fears of her character in The Danish Girl, whose husband becomes the world's first sex reassignment patient. The Swedish actress stars as real-life artist Gerda Wegener who...

 
Incestuous affair 'crucial' to new War And Peace adaptation

Incestuous affair 'crucial' to new War And Peace adaptation

Andrew Davies has said the incestuous liaison between Helene and Anatole Kuragin is "crucial" to his adaptation of War And Peace. Dickensian star Tuppence Middleton and Glue's Callum Turner play the siblings who are seen in bed together in...

 
Drug smugglers using 'extreme' tactics to bring Class A drugs to UK

Drug smugglers using 'extreme' tactics to bring Class A drugs to UK

Drug mules are swallowing huge batches of cocaine and heroin as gangs resort to increasingly extreme tactics to smuggle Class A substances into Britain.

 
Police question man over care home shooting of woman, 81

Police question man over care home shooting of woman, 81

Police are questioning a man suspected of shooting dead an 81-year-old woman at a care home. The victim, named by police as Rita King, was declared dead at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, just three days after Christmas....

 

Three dead after pedestrians hit by car on Boxing Day

Three people have died and a man is in hospital fighting for his life after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians on Boxing Day. The four people were walking along Sutton Road in Askern, Doncaster, when they were hit by a blue Volvo S60 car,...

 

Incestuous affair 'crucial' to new War And Peace adaptation

Andrew Davies has said the incestuous liaison between Helene and Anatole Kuragin is "crucial" to his adaptation of War And Peace. Dickensian star Tuppence Middleton and Glue's Callum Turner play the siblings who are seen in bed together in...

 

Relatives of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi land in Canada to start new life

Relatives of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide concern for the refugee crisis, have landed in Canada Mohammed Kurdi, his wife and their five children arrived in Canada as refugees on Monday, sponsored by...

 

'Tragedy and triumph': Turnbull pays tribute to Victoria's Christmas Day firefighters

Malcolm Turnbull has paid tribute to volunteer firefighters who battled a Christmas Day blaze in Victoria, saying the incident represented both a “tragedy and a triumph” due to the volunteers’ efforts in saving lives. Related: Cost of property losses...

 

Conor McGregor enjoys a 'quiet night in' by shooting a toy submachine gun and a pistol at a target in his...

Conor McGregor doesn't need weapons to floor his adversaries, as proven by his 13-second UFC title-winning knockout of Jose Aldo with a left hook, but he's shown if he did he'd sure look the part.  The charismatic featherweight champion who calls...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 


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