News archive from 8 October 2016, page 8

'My heart is shattered': Katie Price announces break from public eye after reliving Kieran Hayler's...

Over the past two weeks, she's successfully whipped up an avalanche of headlines while promoting her revealing new book Reborn, telling all about her heartbreak. But Katie Price has now revealed that speaking so candidly about her husband Kieran...

 
Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards to Russia's Putin

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards to Russia's Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honour of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The announcement comes on the same day that the Nobel...

 

Nigeria's northern Kaduna state declares Shi'ite Muslim sect unlawful

A northern Nigerian state on Friday said it declared a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect, whose members clashed with the army late last year, an unlawful society. The Kaduna state government said anyone convicted of being a member of the Islamic Movement...

 

Morocco's Islamist PJD party leading parliamentary election over rivals - initial results

Morocco's Islamist PJD party were ahead in Friday's parliamentary election over rival PAM party with 90 percent of votes counted, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said announcing the initial results. The ruling PJD or Justice and Development Party won...

 
Lawsuit claims Yahoo job reviews discriminated against men

Lawsuit claims Yahoo job reviews discriminated against men

A Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) media executive fired from the internet company last year has filed a lawsuit claiming a job review process implemented by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was used to cut men from executive ranks and lay them off illegally, court...

 
Ireland still sees 2016 tax take almost 2 percent above target

Ireland still sees 2016 tax take almost 2 percent above target

Ireland still expects to collect almost 2 percent more tax than expected this year despite waning outperformance in recent months, the country's finance ministry said on Saturday. Ireland's tax take was as much as 4 percent ahead of target by the end...

Reuters, 02:14 in Business
 
North Korean pupils drown after being 'ordered to save portraits of Kim Jong-un’s family'

North Korean pupils drown after being 'ordered to save portraits of Kim Jong-un’s family'

The tragedy, which also included the death of seven teachers, took place in the northern province of Hamgyong after it was battered by Typhoon Lionrock. A source told South Korean media: “At Songhak High School, located near Hoeryong, seven teachers,...

 
PEOPLE POWER: Marine Le Pen praises Brexit and insists Europe 'will REJECT EU'

PEOPLE POWER: Marine Le Pen praises Brexit and insists Europe 'will REJECT EU'

The French firebrand of rightwing politics said she believes people around the world are “challenging” global political powers in a bid to bring back sovereign states – and striving to be “in charge of their own destinies”. Ms Le Pen, who says she...

 
QUICK QUIZ: What’s been going on this week?

QUICK QUIZ: What’s been going on this week?

1 Have your say It’s been a busy old week in the world of news, sport, politics and all the rest. But how much attention have you been paying to the stories hitting the headlines? Answer our quick quiz questions and find out... And don’t forget to...

 
Jamie and his Lion: The adults who take their soft toys to work

Jamie and his Lion: The adults who take their soft toys to work

Most of us have a favourite soft toy from childhood. A silent ally who over time becomes sidelined and left on a shelf. But for some adults they remain an essential presence never leaving the side of their owner. "Most people know me as Jamie +...

BBC, 03:01 in Regional
 
Host city for £5m Great Exhibition of the North to be revealed

Host city for £5m Great Exhibition of the North to be revealed

Four towns and cities in the north of England are waiting to discover which one will win the right to host the £5m Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. An announcement is due in the coming week to reveal whether Blackpool, Bradford, Sheffield or...

BBC, 03:01 in Regional
 

10 things we didn't know last week

1. Cod have regional accents. Find out more (FT) 2. At one US hospital, you get charged $39.35 (£31.63) to hold your baby after delivery. Find out more (Vox) 3. An "immoral" hug can get you banned from the acting profession in Nigeria. Find...

BBC, 03:01 in Regional
 

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainee to end hunger strike

Uruguay on Friday urged a former Guantanamo prisoner demanding to be reunited with his family to end a two-month-old hunger strike and said it was trying to transfer him to another country. Jihad Diyab, a Syrian national, was held for 12 years in the...

 
Black rhinos join the wildlife park population

Black rhinos join the wildlife park population

0 Have your say Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed two new residents to its site – black rhinos Hodari and Dayo who have arrived from Berlin. Their arrival is another triumph for Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which is committed to conservation and...

 
Trump forced to apologise after being caught 'bragging about groping women'

Trump forced to apologise after being caught 'bragging about groping women'

The Republican firebrand was forced to respond to footage from 2005 where he claimed as a celebrity he could "grab women by the p****". Mr Trump, who is believed to have been unaware his microphone was on, apologised for causing offence but...

 


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