News archive from 29 December 2015, page 8

Deal reached to allow stranded Cuban migrants out of Costa Rica

GUATEMALA CITY Central American countries have agreed a pilot scheme to allow thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica to continue their journey toward the United States, the Costa Rican foreign ministry said on Monday. The agreement...

 

'Job envy' can turn the unemployed into LIARS: Jealousy that builds over time may drive people to lie on...

When it comes to job-hunting, be wary of envy. A new study has found that this feeling can produce both negative and positive reactions from unemployed job-seekers, and it can motivate them to lie on their resumes. The success of a person's peers can...

 

The first life to have a home: Microbes from 3.2 BILLION years ago hid in crevices to avoid harmful...

Just like humans seek shade from the sun, microbes that formed Earth's first ecosystems looked for shelter from harsh solar rays. This is according to a discovery of fossilised microbes that lived more than three billion years ago at a time called the...

 

Turn your entire car into a TOUCHSCREEN: BMW to unveil 'Airtouch' concept next month

This year, BMW added Gesture Control to its 7-Series luxury sedan, which allowed drivers to swipe and slide fingers in front of the screen to execute commands. Now, the internet is buzzing with information about the car company's newest technology,...

 

Corinth's secrets revealed: Full extent of ancient underwater harbour is being uncovered by archaeologists

Lechaion, one of ancient Corinth's bustling harbor towns, was destroyed in the late 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake. Recent studies of the partially-submerged town have revealed well-preserved water chambers, as well as evidence...

 

Lemmy, lead singer of Motörhead, dies at 70

Lemmy Kilmister, founding member and singer in legendary British heavy metal band Motörhead, has died at the age of 70 shortly after learning he had been diagnosed with cancer. The band announced on their Facebook page that Lemmy learned of the...

 

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Cameron to take part in annual televised debates

Jeremy Corbyn has challenged David Cameron to take part in an annual “state of the nation” televised debate with other political leaders to help the public engage more in politics. The Labour leader urged his rival not to “shrink” from a general...

Guardian, 01:15 in Politics
 
Strike that killed Syrian rebel chief complicates peace talks push: U.S.

Strike that killed Syrian rebel chief complicates peace talks push: U.S.

WASHINGTON Russian air strikes like the one that killed a top Syrian rebel leader last week send the wrong message to groups engaged in a political dialogue to end the conflict and complicate efforts to begin negotiations, the U.S. State Department...

 

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...

 

English Heritage set to celebrate Shakespeare, Somme and World Cup anniversaries

The Battle of Hastings, the death of William Shakespeare and the Somme Offensive are among a string of anniversaries to be commemorated next year by English Heritage. England's victory in the 1966 Football World Cup has also been included in the...

 
Sensible drinking begins in the school bar

Sensible drinking begins in the school bar

At most schools drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden — any teenagers caught smuggling in cheap and potent beverages face being expelled. Certainly not many have nightclubs on site, unlike two famous boarding schools that say they are teaching...

 
Asian markets dragged down by falling oil prices

Asian markets dragged down by falling oil prices

Asian shares were mostly lower, following the global trend as markets were dragged down by oil prices. The price of US crude oil dropped more than 3% overnight, while Brent crude was back near 11-year lows on reports that Iran plans to increase...

BBC, 01:24 in Business
 
Obituary: Lemmy, Motorhead frontman

Obituary: Lemmy, Motorhead frontman

Lemmy, who has died aged 70 after being diagnosed with cancer, was the front man and only constant member of Motorhead, one of the loudest bands in rock music. He was also something of a rock legend, his mutton-chop whiskers, facial wart and high...

BBC, 01:30 in Regional
 

Unleash the pounds

Tory Simon Hart faces calls to quit Commons committee after revelations he gets £30k blood sport lobbying fee TORY MP Simon Hart is facing calls to quit Parliament’s environment committee amid concerns that he is “abusing his position” by acting as a...

 

Firefighters praised for ‘wonderful’ work

But crews are stretched to the limit by government cuts FIREFIGHTERS were hailed yesterday for their heroic efforts that saved the lives of 1,000 people during the floods despite severe cuts to services.   A pregnant woman, children and elderly people...

 


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