News archive from 31 August 2014

KGB’s map of Edinburgh inspired new Scots poetry

KGB’s map of Edinburgh inspired new Scots poetry

A SECRET military map of Edinburgh drawn up under the supervision of KGB agents to direct Russian tank commanders "to your front door" has inspired a new collection of poetry. Tom Pow, the first Bartholomew writer-in-residence at the...

 
Macsween to start selling salami-style haggis

Macsween to start selling salami-style haggis

HAGGIS will be given a Continental-style makeover when a new-look range is launched tomorrow, in what manufacturers claim will be one of the biggest marketing pushes for the delicacy in years. Makers of the old favourite are attempting appeal to...

 
Labs in the lab: how scientists aim to root out disease in dogs

Labs in the lab: how scientists aim to root out disease in dogs

A labrador retriever puppy. The breed is suffering human-like conditions in old age. Photograph: Alamy Molly is a 16-month-old black labrador retriever and like so many dogs of her breed, she is exuberant, biddable and anxious to please. She also has...

 
New to nature: No 132 Empis vockerothi

New to nature: No 132 Empis vockerothi

Empis vockerothi with his deceptive balloon. Photograph: Allen B Coovert True, or two-winged, flies of the family Empididae are commonly known as dance flies, so named for bobbing flight movements on display in swarms formed to attract mates. Most of...

 
George Galloway assault: Man charged over ‘attack’

George Galloway assault: Man charged over ‘attack’

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with a religiously aggravated assault on controversial MP George Galloway, who was left battered and bruised in an alleged street attack. The Respect MP was released from hospital yesterday after the alleged assault...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Members back shake-up at crisis-hit Co-operative

Members back shake-up at crisis-hit Co-operative

A RADICAL shake-up of the way the crisis-hit Co-operative group is run has been backed by its members following a landmark vote yesterday. At a special general meeting in Manchester, the Co-op said 83 per cent of votes were cast in favour of proposals...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Cameron, Clegg talks over UK terror response

Cameron, Clegg talks over UK terror response

PRIME Minister David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg, will today hold talks over plans to bolster measures to counter the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) extremists, with the Liberal Democrats insisting that changes will need careful...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
China election ruling expected to trigger protests

China election ruling expected to trigger protests

CHINA has warned against any foreign interference in a crucial ruling on Hong Kong's political future today, saying Beijing will not tolerate the use of the former British colony "as a bridgehead to subvert and infiltrate the mainland"....

 
Ebola survivor calls for faster drug distribution

Ebola survivor calls for faster drug distribution

A LIBERIAN health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug has urged the manufacturer to speed up production and despatch to Africa. Medical assistant Kyndy Kobbah was expected to be released from hospital yesterday after...

 
EU stability put at risk by Russia, Putin told

EU stability put at risk by Russia, Putin told

THE European Union was last night poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as one leader said Moscow was now "practically in a state of war with Europe". Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite delivered the stark message for Russian...

 
Lesotho PM accuses army of coup attempt

Lesotho PM accuses army of coup attempt

LESOTHO prime minister Thomas Thabane accused the army of staging a coup against him after fleeing to neighbouring South Africa. Pretoria has condemned the military’s action and called for a peaceful settlement. Early morning gunfire was heard...

 
US: Obama seeks allies to tackle terror

US: Obama seeks allies to tackle terror

PRESIDENT Barack Obama's acknowledgement the US still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting...

 

Novak Djokovic on course for a third grand slam of the year after crushing Sam Querrey at US Open

Novak Djokovic still looks the man to beat at Flushing Meadows after he cruised into the fourth round with a comfortable victory over American Sam Querrey. The Serb, who has already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, has not been tested...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

William Fox-Pitt produces masterclass as Great Britain land in contention for team title

British eventing star William Fox-Pitt is within sight of his first major individual championship title after performing a cross-country masterclass in punishing conditions at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Britain also hold second spot in...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Petr Cech a loan target for Paris Saint-Germain after falling behind Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain will make a fresh move to take Petr Cech on loan as the former Chelsea No 1 weighs up his options now that he has been dropped by Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea boss insists he wants to keep Cech at the club as it affords him the...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 


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