News archive from 8 February 2019

Newcastle news: Alan Shearer offers his view on new signing Miguel Almiron

Newcastle news: Alan Shearer offers his view on new signing Miguel Almiron

Once upon a time, Shearer held the record for being the most expensive player in the world when he signed for Newcastle in 1995. But these days, it is a rarity to see Mike Ashley bolster the squad at St. James' Park with big-money arrivals. However,...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Arsenal transfer target 'just behind Neymar and Mbappe' - Boss praises star man

Arsenal transfer target 'just behind Neymar and Mbappe' - Boss praises star man

The left-sided winger has been linked with a move to the Gunners in recent months after impressing for Lille in Ligue 1. Pepe is likely to be the subject of major transfer interest in summer, especially with Arsenal planning to splash the cash after a...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Ariana Grande to Grammys producer: 'You're lying about me

Ariana Grande to Grammys producer: 'You're lying about me"

Ariana Grande has called out Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich for lying about the reasons behind her absence from this weekend’s awards. Ehrlich had told the Associated Press that Grande was in talks to perform at the Grammys on Sunday, but ultimately...

 
Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had on climate change. Chief Justice Brian Preston dismissed an appeal...

 
'Overreacting to failure': Facebook's new Myanmar strategy baffles local activists

'Overreacting to failure': Facebook's new Myanmar strategy baffles local activists

Facebook banned four ethnic armed Myanmar-based groups from its site this week, in its latest effort to reckon with its role in the violence in that nation. But the tech giant’s decision is drawing criticism from local civil society and human rights...

 
Leak to News Corp of Asio briefing on Phelps refugee bill referred to AFP

Leak to News Corp of Asio briefing on Phelps refugee bill referred to AFP

The Department of Home Affairs has asked the Australian federal police to investigate how a confidential security agency briefing found its way into the Australian newspaper. Shortly after Scott Morrison declared the proposed refugee medical...

 
Line call controversy clouds Great Britain’s Fed Cup win over Greece

Line call controversy clouds Great Britain’s Fed Cup win over Greece

Great Britain set up a winner-takes-all Fed Cup clash with Hungary on Friday, but their victory against Greece was dogged by controversial line calls. Britain made it two from two to sit top of Pool A of the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 going into the...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 

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EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

An EE customer has said she was stalked by an ex-partner who worked at the firm, after he accessed her personal data without permission. Francesca Bonafede's number was switched to a new handset and her address and bank details were accessed. She said...

 
From selfie taker to lifesaver: The smartphone grows up

From selfie taker to lifesaver: The smartphone grows up

As the smartphone falls in price while its capabilities improve, it is becoming a valuable tool in the diagnosis of a growing number of diseases and ailments around the world. When Yonatan Adiri's mother fell down a bank and briefly lost consciousness...

 
Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence

Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence

A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence. Mark Whittle and his wife were waiting to be collected by Mohammed Saghir, 59, in Nottingham, in December. After a member of the public saw the driver pull...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 
Murder investigation under way after man shot dead in Liverpool

Murder investigation under way after man shot dead in Liverpool

A murder investigation is under way after a man in his 30s was shot dead in Liverpool city centre. Emergency services were called to Holy Cross Close at about 8pm on Thursday to reports of shots being fired. On arrival police discovered the victim,...

 
Australian security services investigate attempted cyber attack on parliament

Australian security services investigate attempted cyber attack on parliament

Australia’s security agencies are urgently investigating an attempt to hack the federal parliament’s computer network, with the parliament unable to rule out a foreign government was behind the attack. In a joint statement, Scott Ryan and Tony Smith,...

 
Venezuela crisis: Aid lorries stuck in Colombia border city

Venezuela crisis: Aid lorries stuck in Colombia border city

The first lorries with US humanitarian aid for Venezuela have arrived in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta. The vehicles are currently parked near the Tienditas bridge, which remains blocked by Venezuelan troops. President Nicolás Maduro, who has...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 

Up and coming Breathe Panel set for Leeds gig

Brighton’s up and comers Breathe Panel are set to play live in Leeds this month as their UK headline tour arrives at Hyde Park Book Club on Wednesday, February 20. Breathe Panel draw upon musical influences including Chris Cohen, Real Estate and...

 


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