News archive from 31 May 2013, page 5

Assad 'confident' of Syria victory

May 31 2013 Syrian President Bashar Assad has said in an interview that he is "confident in victory" in his country's civil war, and he warned that Damascus would retaliate in kind to any future Israeli air strike on his territory. Assad...

 

More apply for apprenticeships

May 31 2013 A record number of people are applying for apprenticeships, with up to 17 per vacancy, figures show. Almost 370,000 applications were made online in the quarter to April, an increase of a third compared to the same time last year. The...

 

OFT 'too timid' over rogue lenders

May 31 2013 Ineffective regulators have failed to get to grips with "predatory" lenders who leave vulnerable customers struggling with spiralling debts, according to a damning report by a powerful committee of MPs. The "shabby...

 
NOT SO GLOOMY SUNDAY

NOT SO GLOOMY SUNDAY

SANDOWN punters were caught out when French outsider Gloomy Sunday won the Seymour Pierce Henry II Stakes. Trained by Christophe Ferland and ridden by Olivier Peslier, Gloomy Sunday settled nicely in behind pacesetters Askar Tau and Ley Hunter before...

Daily Star, 02:57 in Sport
 

Payday Predators: Watchdog 'Too Timid'

The "shabby end" of the credit market is costing borrowers £450m a year, but the Office of Fair Trading had not taken the tough action needed to protect consumers, say MPs. The OFT had been "ineffective and timid in the extreme" in...

 
Rwandans accused of genocide arrested in London

Rwandans accused of genocide arrested in London

Emmanuel Nteziryayo, pictured in the dossier of his alleged crimes. Photograph: Jose Cendon/AFP Five Rwandans accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide that killed 800,000 people in 100 days have been arrested in Britain after an extradition request...

 
KEVIN SINFIELD BACKING NEW CHARITY

KEVIN SINFIELD BACKING NEW CHARITY

ENGLAND captain Kevin Sinfield will help launch a major new rugby league charity on Monday. He is one of three ­ambassadors of Rugby League Cares, which aims to raise vital funds for all areas of the professional and amateur game. The Leeds ace,...

Daily Star, 03:01 in Sport
 
HULL COACH PETER GENTLE AIMS TO WIN ‘FAIR'

HULL COACH PETER GENTLE AIMS TO WIN ‘FAIR'

THE luckiest team in Super League are determined to win fair and square tonight. A refereeing cock-up which gifted Hull their Magic Weekend winner over Hull KR was described as, ‘the single worst decision in the last 10 years.' Video referee Steve...

Daily Star, 03:09 in Sport
 

Tony Abbott phones 8,000 voters

Tony calling ... Abbott is experimenting with cutting out the traditional media and communicating directly with voters. Photograph: Mike Bowers Tony Abbott held a virtual forum in the western Sydney seat of Lindsay on Thursday night in a new campaign...

 

Underworked, overworked: Australia's two-speed workforce

Many Australians work too hard. Photograph: Alamy Australia might be one of the best places in the world to live, according to OECD data released this week, but it is also one of the most unequal when it comes to working hours. The latest census data...

 
Church of Scotland faces breakaway over gay clergy

Church of Scotland faces breakaway over gay clergy

THE Church of Scotland is facing a fresh crisis over the controversial issue of allowing gay clergy after two churches threatened to break away from the Kirk. Congregations at the two churches, both in the Western Isles, are to vote on whether to quit...

Scotsman, 03:13 in Politics
 
ENGLAND NEED TO BRUSH UP SKILLS

ENGLAND NEED TO BRUSH UP SKILLS

ENGLAND will have had to polish their skills as quick-change artists by the time they face New Zealand at Lord's today. More than half today's team for the opening 50-over NatWest clash with the Kiwis were in action in Leeds on Tuesday when the Test...

Daily Star, 03:15 in Sport
 

Tribes clash over Darfur gum arabic land, 64 killed

The fluid gum cut from the acacia trees that have grown on the land for years is one of Sudan's most important agricultural export products but part of the output is being smuggled over the border into Chad, where it is sold for hard currency. Arab...

 
SAM WARBURTON'S KNEE BOTHER

SAM WARBURTON'S KNEE BOTHER

LIONS captain Sam Warburton's knee injury is becoming a major headache for coach Warren Gatland. The Welshman's problem has already ruled him out of tomorrow's game with the Barbarians at the Hong Kong Stadium, with Paul O'Connell taking over as...

Daily Star, 03:19 in Sport
 
SAM WARBUTON'S KNEE BOTHER

SAM WARBUTON'S KNEE BOTHER

LIONS captain Sam Warburton's knee injury is becoming a major headache for coach Warren Gatland. The Welshman's problem has already ruled him out of tomorrow's game with the Barbarians at the Hong Kong Stadium, with Paul O'Connell taking over as...

Daily Star, 03:19 in Sport
 


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