News archive from 31 October 2017

Venezuela: Leading opposition parties will boycott December vote

Venezuela: Leading opposition parties will boycott December vote

Three leading Venezuelan opposition parties have said they will not take part in December's municipal elections. Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action say the electoral system is biased. Julio Borges, the leader of the...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 
Manus Island: Why two refugees fear Australia's exit

Manus Island: Why two refugees fear Australia's exit

A controversial Australian detention centre that has held asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea is scheduled to close on Tuesday. First set up in 2001, the Manus Island centre was shut down in 2008 before the Australian government re-opened it in 2012....

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 
The harrowing story of Bowe Bergdahl well done by Sean Langan says MATT BAYLIS

The harrowing story of Bowe Bergdahl well done by Sean Langan says MATT BAYLIS

Unfortunately, many a freed prisoner finds new nightmares awaiting them when they return. Coming Home: Bowe Bergdahl versus the United States (BBC4) was a film that many people could have made. Few could have brought what director Sean Langan brought...

 

Reds from the East embark on a British invasion

Each evening this week, when I’ve stepped outside with the dog, I’ve heard the high-pitched squeak of Redwings arriving in the calm air, making landfall on the North Wales coast after a flight from the east. Small numbers of Fieldfare have come too,...

 

Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night. More than 1,000 people attended Welcome to Yorkshire’s Big Night Out, which...

 

Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night. More than 1,000 people attended Welcome to Yorkshire’s Big Night Out, which...

 
Michael Fallon 'apologised for touching journalist's knee'

Michael Fallon 'apologised for touching journalist's knee'

Sources close to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon have confirmed he was once rebuked by a journalist for putting his hand on her knee during dinner. Radio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer had recounted the "mildy amusing" incident without...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 

Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night. More than 1,000 people attended Welcome to Yorkshire’s Big Night Out, which...

 

'I don't want to die and be forgotten': Woman, 31, with stage 4 incurable cancer describes her horrific...

Two months after Larissa Podermanski got engaged, she found a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The then-30-year-old thought a double mastectomy would provide a cure, but two weeks later a scan revealed the cancer had...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Health
 
Care award for Gordon’s Kerry

Care award for Gordon’s Kerry

A Gordon student who recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University has been recognised for her outstanding caring skills. Kerry Hayward, 29, received the prestigious Simon Pullin Award - an honour established by the university to recognise the...

 

Verona 1-2 Inter Milan: Ivan Perisic winner sends Luciano Spalletti's men second in Serie A table

Inter Milan overcame relegation-threatened Verona with a hard-fought win on Monday that extended their unbeaten start to Serie A. Ivan Perisic scored the winner midway through the second half less than 10 minutes after Giampaolo Pazzini equalized with...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Caretaker Malky Mackay admits he would take Scotland job after naming squad for first match against Holland

Malky Mackay says he would find it impossible to resist an invitation to become Scotland manager full-time but admits it would mean abandoning his role as SFA performance director. Deeply invested in the Project Brave plans he has been overseeing for...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Leicester star Demarai Gray set to end speculation over his future by penning new contract at King Power...

Winger Demarai Gray is ready to sign a new Leicester contract to end lingering speculation over his future. The 21-year-old has been in contract talks and former boss Craig Shakespeare said he was close to a deal almost two months ago. But discussions...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night. More than 1,000 people attended Welcome to Yorkshire’s Big Night Out, which...

 
Cambodian news media rue Facebook experiment

Cambodian news media rue Facebook experiment

Until recently, video blogger Catherine Harry was a Facebook success story in Cambodia. Her page, A Dose of Cath, featured a series of outspoken first person videos on taboo topics like virginity and menstruation that never got airtime on TV. Then, on...

BBC, 00:10 in World News
 


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