News archive from 8 June 2015, page 5

Tourists face confusion as paper licence ditched

Tourists face confusion as paper licence ditched

Motoring groups fear holidaymakers will face car-hire confusion following today's abolition of the paper part of the driving licence. The paper counterpart shows a driver’s record, including offences and endorsements, and is being replaced by an...

Scotsman, 01:17 in Hot News
 
HMS Bulwark rescues hundreds of migrants off Libya

HMS Bulwark rescues hundreds of migrants off Libya

HMS Bulwark was yesterday involved in a rescue mission to save at least 500 migrants found in four boats in the seas off Libya. Last week Bulwark plucked 747 people from dangerously overcrowded boats in a similar operation and it is thought...

Scotsman, 01:17 in Hot News
 
Reward offered in New York jail break 'crisis'

Reward offered in New York jail break 'crisis'

The escape of two murderers from a maximum security jail in New York has been described as a "crisis situation" by the state's governor. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, used power tools to break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in...

BBC, 01:19 in World News
 
Dollar shines as jobs report supports case for Fed hike in September

Dollar shines as jobs report supports case for Fed hike in September

U.S. nonfarm payrolls jumped 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, while payrolls for March and April were revised to show 32,000 more jobs were created than previously reported, the U.S. Labor Department said. After the data, the...

Reuters, 01:34 in Business
 

Can't get your children to eat their vegetables? Try offering them a STRIPED red-and-yellow pepper instead 

As the parents of any fussy eaters know, sometimes it can be a real struggle to get children to eat their vegetables. But that everyday battle could soon be over - as scientists have developed the word's first striped pepper. The eye-catching...

 
Asian shares slip, China trade data awaited

Asian shares slip, China trade data awaited

U.S. nonfarm payrolls jumped 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, while payrolls for March and April were revised to show 32,000 more jobs were created than previously reported, the Labor Department said. "We view this report as...

Reuters, 01:39 in Business
 
UK grocer Morrisons cuts prices again

UK grocer Morrisons cuts prices again

Monday's cuts, some 200 on everyday branded and own-brand items, are the first to be announced under new Chief Executive David Potts, the former Tesco executive who succeeded Dalton Philips in March. Like rivals Tesco (TSCO.L), Wal-Mart's Asda (WMT.N)...

Reuters, 01:39 in Business
 
Craze for ‘superfood’ beetroot sees sales soar

Craze for ‘superfood’ beetroot sees sales soar

ITS reputation as a superfood soared when Olympic athletes were spotted drinking it by the litre at the 2012 London Games. But now, the craze for beetroot has caught on with the general public as new figures shows that sales of the product have soared...

Scotsman, 01:53 in Hot News
 

Kurdish party thwarts Erdogan's ambitions with Turkish election advance

Erdogan, Turkey's most popular modern leader but also its most divisive, had hoped a crushing victory for the AKP would allow it to change the constitution and create a more powerful U.S.-style presidency. To do that, it would have needed to win...

 
CEO says Orange 'in Israel to stay'

CEO says Orange 'in Israel to stay'

"Orange does not support any form of boycott, in Israel or anywhere else in the world," Richard said in comments emailed to news agency Agence France Presse and confirmed by an Orange spokesman. "Our decision on the use of the brand is...

 
Japan's growth revised sharply higher

Japan's growth revised sharply higher

Growth in the Japanese economy in the first quarter has been revised sharply higher, official government data shows. The world's third largest economy expanded 1% in the first three months from the previous three, up from an initial estimate of 0.6%,...

BBC, 02:15 in Business
 
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka: I played the match of my life to beat Novak Djokovic

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka: I played the match of my life to beat Novak Djokovic

The super Swiss, 30, put the world No.1 to the sword with a majestic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 French Open triumph to leave his opponent in tears. Djokovic was aiming to complete a career grand slam by winning all the four majors. But he must now wait at...

Daily Star, 02:16 in Sport
 
Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

The Mercedes driver overcame fuel saving issues to cross the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg. Williams' Valtteri Bottas completed the podium. The Ferrari pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel finished fourth and fifth...

Daily Star, 02:16 in Sport
 
Wales boss Chris Coleman: Fans will lift hero Gareth Bale

Wales boss Chris Coleman: Fans will lift hero Gareth Bale

And that can only spell danger for Euro 2016 rivals Belgium ahead of their crunch Group B clash in Cardiff on Friday. Real Madrid forward Bale has endured a torrid season at the Bernabeu, often the focus of the home fans' fury - and blamed for many of...

Daily Star, 02:16 in Sport
 

Sloppy England MUST find a ruthless streak for the Ashes against Australia next month

England went from champs at Lord’s to chumps at Headingley.  So with the Ashes a month away, we asked our panel — former England captain Nasser Hussain, ex-England coach David Lloyd, cricket correspondent Paul Newman and Wisden editor Lawrence Booth —...

Daily Mail, 02:18 in Sport
 


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