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Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend of foe?
BBC
today, 00:46

Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend of foe?

There are people at Geneva's annual watch show who would probably prefer to have an arm lopped off than wrap a smartwatch on their wrist. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is where the fine art of Swiss...

 
Rihanna takes father to court in trademark dispute
BBC
today, 00:46

Rihanna takes father to court in trademark dispute

Singer Rihanna has taken her father to court in the US, accusing him exploiting her name to further his entertainment business. She claims her father, Ronald Fenty, and his business partner have falsely suggested that...

 
'I struggle to get by on universal credit'
BBC
today, 00:46

'I struggle to get by on universal credit'

Adele Shelmerdine has struggled since moving to universal credit last year. The 49-year-old Wirral resident had debts, and says the switch to the new benefits system left her suicidal. Now a debt charity has called on...

 
US brings charges over SEC hack
BBC
yesterday, 22:26

US brings charges over SEC hack

The US has charged ten defendants, including two Ukrainian hackers, for their roles in the 2016 breach of a key government financial database. Authorities said the hackers broke into the corporate filing system,...

 
Hedge fund use of private exit polls attracts City watchdog
Guardian
yesterday, 21:00

Hedge fund use of private exit polls attracts City watchdog

The City watchdog is considering fresh guidelines around the sale of private polling data to hedge funds looking to profit from major political events such as Brexit. The practice came under fire after a report...

 
Pound recovers ground after 'meaningful' Brexit vote
BBC
yesterday, 20:20

Pound recovers ground after 'meaningful' Brexit vote

The pound has recovered some of its losses after MPs voted to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal. The vote opens up a range of outcomes, including no deal, a renegotiation of Mrs May's deal, or a second referendum....

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 22:45

Theresa May suffers historic defeat as Tories turn against her

Theresa May pledged to face down a vote of no confidence in her government, after her Brexit deal was shot down by MPs in the heaviest parliamentary defeat of the democratic era. On a day of extraordinary drama at...

 
'What are you playing at?' The Commons Brexit debate in quotes
Guardian
yesterday, 22:13

'What are you playing at?' The Commons Brexit debate in quotes

The Conservative MP Julian Lewis, giving the shortest speech in the debate, lasting just 18 seconds: Because Brexit should mean Brexit and because no-deal is better than this bad deal, I shall vote no, no and no....

 
Jeremy Corbyn offers little hope for people's vote campaigners
Guardian
yesterday, 22:13

Jeremy Corbyn offers little hope for people's vote campaigners

Jeremy Corbyn has offered no encouragement to supporters of a second EU referendum after he called for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government and an immediate general election. The Labour leader did not...

 
How Tayside and Fife MPs voted on May’s Brexit deal
The Courier
yesterday, 22:05

How Tayside and Fife MPs voted on May’s Brexit deal

Less than a quarter of MPs in Courier Country supported Theresa May’s deal. The area’s six SNP representatives and Labour’s Lesley Laird voted against the agreement that Mrs May struck with the EU in November....

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:13

Poll: Were MPs right to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt. Mrs May now has...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:13

‘Time to stop Article 50’: Scottish politicians react to Theresa May’s Brexit defeat

Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated her support for a second EU referendum after Theresa May’s Brexit plan was voted down by her own MPs tonight. The UK Government’s withdrawl bill was rejected by a majority of 230 in the...

 
Flight attendant smuggled drugs in 'highly organised' ring, police say
BBC
6 min. ago

Flight attendant smuggled drugs in 'highly organised' ring, police say

Australian police say they have busted a "highly organised" drug ring which allegedly used a flight attendant to smuggle drugs into the country. The Melbourne-based Vietnamese syndicate had been operating...

 
Arthur Treadgold: Guardian Klondike correspondent - archive, 1964
Guardian
17 min. ago

Arthur Treadgold: Guardian Klondike correspondent - archive, 1964

Arthur Christian Newton Treadgold, whose dispatches from the Yukon lie in the 1898 files of the then Manchester Guardian, was the most thrusting pioneer of the great Klondike gold rush. He was also the most powerful....

 
Oakden whistleblower calls for surveillance cameras in Australian nursing homes
Guardian
17 min. ago

Oakden whistleblower calls for surveillance cameras in Australian nursing homes

The son of an elderly woman abused at South Australia’s notorious Oakden nursing home hopes the royal commission will recommend installing surveillance cameras to catch out misconduct. Whistleblower Stewart Johnston’s...

 
Asia markets subdued and sterling volatile as scale of May's Brexit defeat sinks in
Guardian
17 min. ago

Asia markets subdued and sterling volatile as scale of May's Brexit defeat sinks in

The comprehensive defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit vision subdued markets in Asia, with sterling expected to remain volatile until the result of Wednesday’s no-confidence vote in the prime minister is known. Sterling...

 
'It's been like hell': Australians on coping with the extreme heatwave
Guardian
36 min. ago

'It's been like hell': Australians on coping with the extreme heatwave

Tolga Ozkuzucu, gardener and owner of Top Notch Gardens, Mildura, Victoria (46C on Wednesday) It’s been like hell. The thing is, you have to work. Start off early, knock off early – by one or two o’clock. You try and...

 
Police appeal for help after suspected murder of woman in Melbourne
Guardian
42 min. ago

Police appeal for help after suspected murder of woman in Melbourne

Police investigating the suspected murder of a woman in Melbourne’s north are investigating whether she was followed off a tram from the city and attacked in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The woman, who has...

 

Sport

 
Man Utd transfer news: Why Milan Skriniar would be an 'intriguing' signing
Daily Star
17 min. ago

Man Utd transfer news: Why Milan Skriniar would be an 'intriguing' signing

That’s according to Calcioland podcast host David Amoyal, who believes the Inter Milan centre-back would be a better long-term replacement for Victor Lindelof in United’s back four than Napoli defender Kalidou...

 
Man Utd news: This is the one thing Solskjaer should be worried by after Spurs game – Cox
Daily Star
17 min. ago

Man Utd news: This is the one thing Solskjaer should be worried by after Spurs game – Cox

United clung on for a 1-0 win thanks to Marcus Rashford’s goal and David De Gea who pulled off save after save to keep Spurs at bay on Sunday evening. Solskjaer’s side went into self-preservation mode and were unable...

 
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool deal close, Man Utd’s Koulibaly boost, SHOCK Arsenal exit
Daily Star
17 min. ago

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool deal close, Man Utd’s Koulibaly boost, SHOCK Arsenal exit

Transfer news LIVE - Tuesday, January 15 - Manchester United are confident they can lure Kalidou Koulibaly to Old Trafford in the summer with the defender unhappy in Italy amid racist abuse he’s received - Liverpool...

 
Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri is preparing for THREE departures - Sheth
Daily Star
17 min. ago

Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri is preparing for THREE departures - Sheth

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, who says any exits will be damaging for the Blues if they fail to deliver replacements. Cesc Fabregas became the first player to wave goodbye to Stamford Bridge...

 
Chelsea transfer news: Sky Sports reporter offers Gonzalo Higuain and Callum Wilson update
Daily Star
17 min. ago

Chelsea transfer news: Sky Sports reporter offers Gonzalo Higuain and Callum Wilson update

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett, who says the Blues boss is prepared to spend £50m on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if a move for Higuain fails to materialise.  Chelsea are on the hunt for a...

 
Bernard Tomic's attack on Leyton Hewitt symptomatic of mateship gone sour
Guardian
48 min. ago

Bernard Tomic's attack on Leyton Hewitt symptomatic of mateship gone sour

Australian sport runs on mateship, like much of society here. So it was no surprise when the wagons circled after Bernard Tomic embarrassed the tennis community with a withering attack on Lleyton Hewitt (whose own...

 
 


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