News archive from 5 December 2013, page 3

Cancer Survival Rates Are 'Truly Depressing'

Cancer Survival Rates Are 'Truly Depressing'

Cancer patients in Britain and Ireland are far less likely to survive the disease than people in most other European countries, according to new research. Results from the biggest cancer study of its kind show that Britain and Ireland have below...

 
Qantas shares tumble on shock profit warning and cuts jobs

Qantas shares tumble on shock profit warning and cuts jobs

Shares in Qantas sank more than 15% after the Australian airline issued a surprise profit warning and announced 1,000 job cuts. The airline said trading conditions had seen a "marked deterioration" amid tougher competition and slowing...

BBC, 01:50 in Business
 

China regulator approves Dongfeng-Renault $1.3 billion joint venture

Approval for the venture was given by the National Development and Reform Commission, Dongfeng said. The new venture, which will be granted certain non-exclusive rights to use Renault trademarks and the Dongfeng brand, plans to make 150,000 vehicles a...

Reuters, 01:59 in Business
 

RBS, S&P sued by European investors for $250 million crisis losses

The group of 16 European institutional investors filed the claim in Amsterdam on Wednesday for damages of up to $250 million suffered on investments in CPDOs - or constant proportion debt obligations - that were rated AAA by S&P. "This claim...

Reuters, 01:59 in Business
 
Radcliffe's relish at challenge of playing Beat poet Ginsberg

Radcliffe's relish at challenge of playing Beat poet Ginsberg

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has never been afraid to expose himself - physically and mentally - during his 14-year career, but his latest film role, as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, pushed him to his limits. His ventures beyond the boy wizard have...

BBC, 02:04 in Art & Culture
 

Google's mystery barge in San Francisco Bay under investigation

The probe, which began in the past week, will examine what permits are needed to build the barge and whether the owners of the Treasure Island pier where the vessel is moored have the proper permits, said Larry Goldzband, the executive director of the...

 

Brazil urges Telefonica to exit stake in rival TIM Brasil

Wednesday's ruling, which is definitive, gave a strong indication that the approval of Telefonica's stake increase in Telecom Italia SpA - TIM Brasil's parent company - faces serious challenges in Brazil. Cade's decision addressed Telefonica's failure...

 

Sending out 'racist' tweets about Panesar? Cricket Australia must not be clod-hopping, ignoramuses like the...

Will the real Cricket Australia please stand up? Are they the over-sensitive ninnies who last week sacked a stadium announcer in Alice Springs for what appears to be a complete misinterpretation; or are they the clod-hopping clowns who yesterday...

Daily Mail, 02:28 in Sport
 

Rob Ford May Have Offered $5k For 'Crack Video'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 (£2,900) and a car to buy a video allegedly showing him using crack cocaine, according to notes from police wiretaps. Details of the alleged offer were included in a 450-page police document released by...

 
British Skydiver Killed During Record Attempt

British Skydiver Killed During Record Attempt

A "highly experienced" British skydiver has been named as one of two men who died after a mid-air collision during a record parachute jump attempt in Arizona. Keiron O'Rourke, 40, and German Bernd Schmehl, 51, were taking part in the event...

 

The Gauld standard: Dundee United's Baby Messi first wowed at Brechin Under-Nines (and wasn't their sole...

Long before Ryan Gauld became known as "Baby Messi', he was just a regular baby-faced kid kicking a ball about a school gymnasium. A small skelp of a lad, training away from the elements inside Brechin High School in 2003, the quiet,...

Daily Mail, 02:43 in Sport
 

Mr Invincible: Rangers defender Mohsni is targeting Arsenal's record run

The dream of being an Invincible is a keen motivator for Bilel Mohsni. More than that, however, he believes Rangers can make it a reality by winning every game in League One this season. Each passing victory for the Ibrox side has made the murmur of...

Daily Mail, 02:43 in Sport
 

South Korea mulls disciplinary action against Goldman Sachs' local unit-sources

The Financial Supervisory Service had reviewed three brokerages, including Goldman, earlier this year for possible breach of domestic capital markets regulations. Regulators had focused their review on whether Goldman's sale of Malaysian state-backed...

Reuters, 02:48 in Business
 
Hundreds Of Under-16s Start Smoking Every Day

Hundreds Of Under-16s Start Smoking Every Day

Almost 600 children aged under 16 take up smoking every day in the UK, research has suggested. A survey of secondary school pupils in years 7 to 11 (children mostly aged 11-15) estimated there were 207,000 new child smokers between 2010 and 2011. The...

 

Dementia 'a global epidemic'

The number of people living with dementia will triple worldwide by 2050, according to a new report. There has been a 22% rise in the number of people living with dementia globally since previous estimates three years ago. Published ahead of next...

 


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