News archive from 4 January 2016

SAS sniper ‘shoots suicide bombers from a kilometre’

SAS sniper ‘shoots suicide bombers from a kilometre’

An SAS sniper serving as an adviser to Iraqi forces is believed to have killed three Isis suicide bombers, firing from a kilometre away with the most powerful rifle in the world. The sniper used a Barrett M82 .50 calibre anti-materiel rifle to kill...

Masked killers swap knives for pistols

Masked killers swap knives for pistols

The rhetoric, the posturing, the sinister black masks, orange jumpsuits and slow-motion killings: the latest video nasty from Islamic State has many features familiar from past releases. Much has changed, however, since the videoed killings of...

Briton faces jail for joke about national dish

Briton faces jail for joke about national dish

A Briton who works at a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan could face up to five years in jail for comparing the country’s national dish to a horse’s penis. Michael Mcfeat, 39, from Abernethy in Perth and Kinross, was held by police after he committed the faux...


Arsenal making £18.3m Marcelo Brozovic transfer offer – report

Arsenal are making a £18.3million bid to sign up midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in January, according to reports. Brozovic is currently on-loan at Inter Milan from Dinamo Zagreb but he’ll join the Italian club permanently in the coming days. However,...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
EU referendum: Business support for membership falls, says survey

EU referendum: Business support for membership falls, says survey

Business support for membership of the EU has narrowed from 74% six months ago to 62%, according to a survey of large businesses by consultants Deloitte. The majority still say the UK is better off in the EU, but the number backing moves to leave has...

BBC, 00:07 in Business

UK rail passengers 'hit six times harder' on fares than European travellers

British commuters spend as much as six times more of their salaries on rail fares than their European counterparts do, campaigners claim, as millions return to work today paying new, higher fares. Analysis of similar journeys into four major European...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business

British business set to scale back spending amid eurozone fears

Worries about the eurozone and shaky prospects for the wider global economy have dented confidence among bosses of the UK’s biggest companies, according to a survey. After a tumultuous 2015, when a downturn in China and sharp slowdown in global trade...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
Transfer News: Man Utd to sign wonderkid, Arsenal move refused, Chelsea want star defender

Transfer News: Man Utd to sign wonderkid, Arsenal move refused, Chelsea want star defender

Manchester United are tracking Benfica wonderkid Renato Sanches, according to reports in Portugal. The 18-year-old has scored twice in just six games for the club and United scouts have been impressed with his performances. Sanches would provide a...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
Leeds nostalgia: The year they skated on Waterloo Lake

Leeds nostalgia: The year they skated on Waterloo Lake

A little bit of yin and yang this week with two pictures taken in the 1950s at Roundhay Park - one shows people skating on Waterloo Lake in 1952, while the other shows crowds relaxing on Whit Sunday in 1955. If we think our winters are cold lately or...


Six times more than state-owned rail fares

That’s what we’re paying for a privatised nightmare – mostly run by the corporate arms of other countries’ state train services BRITS are demanding public ownership of the railways as a new study revealed we’re coughing up six times as much as...


Danczuk paid 30,000 pieces of silver

‘Judas’ MP rakes in cash from Tory press barons “JUDAS” Labour MP Simon Danczuk made more than £29,000 last year from penning pieces for right-wing newspapers — including regular attacks on his own party, the Morning Star can reveal.   Mr Danczuk, who...


Public land sold off for ‘starter homes’

Thatcherite scheme blasted for subsidising the better-off DAVID CAMERON set to brag today about his new Thatcher-style housing scheme which will bring an extra 30,000 homes into the private sector.   The Prime Minister will reveal that his government...


Saudi killings spark rallies worldwide

Execution of religious leader condemned by Our Foreign Desk   TENSIONS between Saudi Arabia and Iran rose yesterday following the execution of a Saudi opposition religious leader which sparked protests worldwide.   Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who had called...


Two Israeli settlers charged with firebomb murders

by Our Foreign Desk   TWO Israeli settler extremists were charged yesterday with the brutal firebomb murder of a Palestinian toddler and his parents in July.   Amiram Ben-Uliel, a 21-year-old West Bank settler, was named as the main suspect in the...


United States: 150 gun-toting rightwingers seize government building

A HEAVILY armed band of right-wing extremists seized a government building in the US state of Oregon on Saturday in protest at the jailing of two ranchers for arson.   The 150 gunmen occupied the headquarters of the the Malheur National Wildlife...


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