News archive from 8 January 2014, page 8

BBC Sound of 2014: Banks

BBC Sound of 2014: Banks

Sultry R&B singer Banks has come third in the BBC's Sound of 2014 list, which showcases emerging artists for the coming 12 months. Fusing dark, introspective lyrics with seductive electronic grooves, the 25-year-old has collaborated with...

BBC, 07:49 in Art & Culture

Nine killed in India as passengers trapped in burning train

A worker at a crossing alerted officials about the fire and the train was then stopped and the coaches detached. Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had ordered an inquiry into the cause, Chandrayan said. Four passengers were burned to death while...


Gravity Leads Way At Bafta Nominations

Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is in the running for 11 Baftas as the nominations are announced in London. More follows...


Facebook to buy India-based app monitoring tool maker

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but media reports suggest the price was less than $15 million. The deal could likely boost interest in India's startups. Facebook was not immediately available for comment outside regular U.S. business hours....

Reuters, 07:54 in Business

Three charged with kidnap of Carlisle man

Three men have been charged with kidnapping a 35-year-old man from Carlisle. The incident is said to have happened between 8pm and 9pm on November 30 last year. It is alleged the man was taken from his home at Lediard Avenue to Birkenhead against his...


Poachers tried to stab me

A BAILIFF today told how he was attacked with a knife by poachers stealing fish from a water park. John Anderson, 53, ended up on a spinal board in hospital after he was also kicked in the back (inset picture). It happened after he confronted two...

Don't underestimate work as a beacon of hope for young people

Don't underestimate work as a beacon of hope for young people

Souter lighthouse in Whitburn near Sunderland, photographed every morning by a young apprentice as he arrived for work, to record his joy at having a job there. Photograph: Alamy Could it really be that things are looking up for young unemployed...

Guardian, 08:02 in Health

Pill class action: about 600 Australian women express interest in joining case

About 600 Australian women have expressed an interest in a potential class action against the manufacturers of the contraceptive pills Yasmin and Yas, reporting adverse reactions including blood clots and strokes after taking the pills. The women...

Guardian, 08:02 in Health
Mothercare issues profit warning

Mothercare issues profit warning

Mothercare has issued a profit warning after being hit by Christmas price discounting in the UK and weak economic conditions in overseas markets. Total worldwide group sales fell 6.1% in the 12 weeks to 4 January, with UK like-for-like sales down...

BBC, 08:05 in Business

Egypt's Mursi in court for second time

Mursi was last month ordered to stand trial in two further cases. The new charges include conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Shi'ite Islamist government of Iran against Egypt, and involvement in a terrorist plot...


Ejiofor earns Bafta nomination

Twelve Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor has been nominated for the best actor Bafta. He was among the nominations announced today at Bafta's HQ in central London b y Hobbit star Luke Evans and Helen McCrory from the Harry Potter films. The film's...


India targets American expatriate club as diplomatic row escalates

Hundreds of expatriate Americans use the American Community Support Association club, which has a bar, swimming pool, restaurant and a beauty parlour within the embassy premises. The club has been in existence for decades. The embassy must cease all...

Teachers call time on disruption in lessons

Teachers call time on disruption in lessons

2 Images BOSSES at a secondary school have come up with a new method designed to deal with disruptive pupils. Teachers at the Pingle School, in Coronation Street, will now be able to remove unruly youngsters to a new facility, dubbed "The...


U.S. economic espionage trial over China allegations kicks off

California businessman Walter Liew is accused of paying former DuPont engineers for assistance in designing a white pigment -- chloride-route titanium dioxide, also known as TiO2 -- used to make a range of white-tinted products, including paper, paint...

Reuters, 08:19 in Business
Delhi's new leader battles India's age-old VIP perks

Delhi's new leader battles India's age-old VIP perks

This was all shamelessly done dressed in flowing cotton tunics and trousers, the dress code of any official wanting to associate themselves with the founding fathers of independence and the country's frugal Gandhian legacy. Now, these symbols have...


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