News archive from 8 October 2015, page 10

Parents ‘fear children will not find work’

Parents ‘fear children will not find work’

PARENTS' biggest fear is that their child will not be able to find a job when they leave education, according to a survey published today. It found two-thirds of those polled said their biggest concern was children would not be able to get into work...

 
The triumphant flight of the lame duck

The triumphant flight of the lame duck

Image copyright Reuters David Cameron's self-harm, turning himself into a lame duck with just one shot to the foot, does not stop him from flapping serenely into the future. The quacking squabbles from the pond below do not yet spoil his serenity. The...

BBC, 04:25 in Regional
 

Chicago Cubs through to NLDS as Jake Arrieta masters Pittsburgh Pirates

Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wildcard game on Wednesday night. Arrieta struck out 11 without a walk. He also dusted off getting hit by Pittsburgh...

Guardian, 04:29 in Sport
 

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff loses legal battle and could face impeachment

Brazil’s besieged president, Dilma Rousseff, has lost a major battle after the federal audit court rejected her government’s accounts from 2014, paving the way for her opponents to try to impeach her. Related: Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cuts...

 

Fremantle Arts Centre print award exhibition

For the past 40 years, the Fremantle Arts Centre print award exhibition has presented works from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists working in printmaking. Over that time, print has become an increasingly important medium. Related:...

 

Destiny: Bungie’s BIG Year Two plans to include free content and expansion updates

The Eververse Trading Company is set to be rolled out next week and with the chance to buy emotes from The Tower. October 13 will be the launch pad for big changes in Destiny, with the character of Tess Everis returning to make way for a new...

 

Former head of China's Sinopec under investigation for corruption

The governor of China’s economically important eastern province of Fujian has been placed under investigation as President Xi Jinping continues a campaign against corruption at all levels of government. Related: China's energy giant Sinopec to sell...

 
Migrant crisis: EU to debate faster deportations

Migrant crisis: EU to debate faster deportations

Image copyright EPA Plans to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers are to be discussed at a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg. The home affairs ministers are expected to approve measures including the detention of those who may abscond...

BBC, 04:47 in World News
 
India activist to fight sex determination ruling

India activist to fight sex determination ruling

Image copyright Dr Mitu Khurana The first Indian woman to initiate proceedings against her ex-husband and his relatives under a law that bans foetal gender determination, has vowed to challenge a court order that absolved the accused of charges that...

BBC, 04:47 in World News
 
INTERVIEW: Why The Lake Poets are riding the crest of a Wearside wave

INTERVIEW: Why The Lake Poets are riding the crest of a Wearside wave

As musicians go they don't get much more Mackem than Martin Longstaff. His love for his home city, its loss of industry and its tales of human endeavour, has sparked his burgeoning career in the music industry. It’s a beautifully haunting sound that...

 

World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn

Scientists have confirmed the third-ever global bleaching of coral reefs is under way and warned it could see the biggest coral die-off in history. Since 2014, a massive underwater heatwave, driven by climate change, has caused corals to lose their...

 

Chinese hospitals still offering gay 'cure' therapy, film reveals

Chinese doctors are offering painful electroshock therapy and drug prescriptions they claim will “cure” homosexuality, an undercover documentary team has discovered, even though the treatments have no scientific basis and a Beijing court recently...

 

I went on a medical mission to North Korea – any questions for me?

5.27pm BST Universal healthcare is one of North Korea’s founding promises. Whether or not citizens enjoy it depends on who you ask. When Kim Jong-un opened a new hospital in Pyongyang last year he boasted that the people would “live in luxury and...

 

Salim Mehajer charged with menacing father of Sydney siege hostage

The deputy mayor of the Sydney suburb of Auburn has been charged with intimidating the father of one of the hostages in the Lindt cafe siege. Salim Mehajer, who came to national attention for his extravagant wedding earlier in the year, was accused by...

 

Home not always best place to die, says expert

Home is not always the best or preferred place to die, an expert has said. Kristian Pollock, from the University of Nottingham, said evidence suggesting most people would prefer to die at home is not as strong as previously thought. Evidence suggests...

 


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