News archive from 2 March 2011, page 4

Graduates - the new measure of power

Graduates - the new measure of power

At the beginning of the last century, the power of nations might have been measured in battleships and coal. In this century it's as likely to be graduates. There has been an unprecedented global surge in the numbers of young people going to...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 
NHS reform could see GP surgeries on stock market

NHS reform could see GP surgeries on stock market

The government's health service reforms could lead to GP practices being partially floated on the stock market, it has emerged. Under the health secretary Andrew Lansley's health and social care bill, which is going through parliament, GP consortiums...

Guardian, 00:20 in Health
 
Owl kicked by Panamanian defender Luis Moreno dies of shock

Owl kicked by Panamanian defender Luis Moreno dies of shock

An injured owl that was kicked off the field by a player during a match between Colombian football clubs has died. A veterinarian, Camilo Tapia, said the owl went into shock on Tuesday, after having been taken in for treatment two days earlier. On...

Guardian, 00:21 in Sport
 
At which grounds can you watch football for free? | The Knowledge

At which grounds can you watch football for free? | The Knowledge

"In the match between Leyton Orient and Arsenal at the Matchroom Stadium, there were some supporters watching the match from neighbouring buildings," tweets Too Victor Qip. "At which other stadiums can you watch a match without having...

Guardian, 00:21 in Sport
 

U.S. warns of civil war in Libya unless Gaddafi goes

Gaddafi remained defiant, dispatching forces to a western border area amid fears that the most violent Arab revolt may grow bloodier and cause a humanitarian crisis. Tunisian border guards fired into the air on Tuesday to try to control a crowd of...

 
Newt Gingrich plans to launch bid for Republican nomination in 2012

Newt Gingrich plans to launch bid for Republican nomination in 2012

The former speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, is planning to formally launch on Thursday his bid for the Republican nomination to take on Barack Obama next year, the first of the candidates to do so. It has been a slow start this...

 
Broadband 'half advertised speed'

Broadband 'half advertised speed'

The average UK broadband speed remains less than half that advertised, with regulator Ofcom pushing for new rules to ensure consumers are not misled. Ofcom's biannual study found that the average speed is 6.2Mbit/second, despite the average advertised...

 

Exercise cuts bowel cancer risk by a third, study

EXERCISE cuts the risk of potentially dangerous growths in the bowel by a third, new research suggests. Those who lead an active lifestyle are far less likely to have large or advanced polyps in the bowel, which can lead to bowel cancer. The research,...

 

Cannabis use increases risk of psychosis in teenagers, study finds

USING cannabis as a teenager or into young adulthood increases the risk of psychosis, experts have warned. There has long been a debate over whether the link between cannabis and psychosis is causal or whether early psychotic experiences lead people...

 
MANCINI WANTS TO SEE SUPER MARIO

MANCINI WANTS TO SEE SUPER MARIO

ROBERTO MANCINI has told Mario Balotelli to punch his weight in a crucial month for Manchester City. Mancini has been accused of indulging fellow Italian Balotelli since his £24million move from Inter Milan. But after two lay-offs with a knee...

 

Gunman 'going mad' before rampage

Horrific details of Derrick Bird's ruthless killing spree have been revealed for the first time at the inquest into the deaths of his 12 victims. The taxi driver, 52, began his murders by blasting his semi-naked twin brother David in his bedroom,...

People, 00:26 in World News
 

Petrol price surges to 130p a litre

Average petrol prices have passed the 130p a litre mark for the first time, the AA has revealed. Prices at the pumps have reached an average of 130.03p a litre - only 2p away from the £6 gallon. Diesel is now averaging 135.44p a litre, the AA said. It...

People, 00:26 in World News
 

Soldier shot dead in Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier, from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was killed by enemy fire in Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province. His family have been told....

People, 00:26 in World News
 

Libya no-fly bid 'legal without UN'

The Government has signalled that the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya - to protect the civilian population from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's brutal crackdown - could go ahead without the backing of the United Nations. Foreign Secretary William...

People, 00:26 in World News
 

Aid cash 'will be better targeted'

Overseas aid will be better targeted after British funds are cut off from 16 countries currently receiving UK cash, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said. Russia, China, Angola and Vietnam are among those that will see their aid...

People, 00:26 in World News
 


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