News archive from 9 December 2014, page 11

Hong Kong court issues order to clear Admiralty protest site

Hong Kong court issues order to clear Admiralty protest site

Hong Kong authorities are preparing for the final clearance of the city’s main pro-democracy protest site after more than two months, with an injunction paving the way for bailiffs to move in. The high court ruling published on Tuesday morning calls...

 

Inquest into dog attack girl death

An inquest will take place into the death of an 11-month-old girl attacked by a pit bull terrier. Ava-Jayne Corless died following the incident in Blackburn, Lancashire, on February 11. Her mother, Chloe King, 21, and Miss King's partner, Lee Wright,...

 

Pelka murder conviction pair appeal

A couple convicted of the murder of four-year-old Daniel Pelka are having appeals heard by leading judges today. His mother Magdelena Luczak and stepfather Mariusz Krezolek were sentenced to life in August last year and ordered to serve at least 30...

 

Denning sentenced for sex crimes

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning will be sentenced today for a string of sex offences against young boys. The 73-year-old, who was arrested in June last year by detectives from Operation Yewtree, has admitted a total of 41 charges over a 20-year...

 
Shrien Dewani Prepares To Leave South Africa

Shrien Dewani Prepares To Leave South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani is expected to leave South Africa today after he was cleared by a judge of plotting to murder his wife. The case against the 34-year-old was dismissed by Judge Jeanette Traverso, who ruled that prosecution arguments...

 

Spotlight On Homosexuality In Asian Community

The Shrien Dewani case has put a spotlight on a subject Britain's Asian community has struggled to address. Homosexuality is one of the last taboos. The subject is rarely talked about and coming out is extremely difficult in most cases, and impossible...

 
Miliband: I'll Lower Voting Age In 2016

Miliband: I'll Lower Voting Age In 2016

The voting age would be lowered to 16 as soon as 2016 under Labour proposals, Ed Miliband has said. The Opposition leader has pledged to give 1.5 million 16 and 17-year-olds the right to participate in UK elections if his party wins the General...

 

HS2 campaigners await court ruling

Campaigners waging a legal battle against the Government's high-speed rail project HS2 learn the result of their latest action today. Objectors have warned that large areas along the route could be unnecessarily hit by a costly planning blight for an...

 

HS2 campaigners await court ruling

Campaigners waging a legal battle against the Government's high-speed rail project HS2 learn the result of their latest action today. Objectors have warned that large areas along the route could be unnecessarily hit by a costly planning blight for an...

 

U.S. allies to send about 1,500 troops to Iraq - commander

Lieutenant General James Terry, commander of Operation Inherent Resolve targeting the militants in Iraq and Syria, said the forces would come on top of the up to 3,100 troops U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized to deploy to Iraq. The allies'...

 
Shopping centre to host consultation on improving children’s play in Northampton

Shopping centre to host consultation on improving children’s play in Northampton

An empty shopping unit in Weston Favell Shopping Centre in Northampton is to be used for a public consultation aimed at improving opportunities for children's play in Northampton. The Play Development Team at Northampton Leisure Trust will take over...

 

Portland, Oregon, sues to stop Uber online car service

"The city's lawsuit is asking for a declaration by the court that Uber is subject to the city's regulations," the city said in a statement. "The lawsuit also asks the court to order Uber to stop operating in Portland until it is in...

 
Security Fears As CIA Torture Report Released

Security Fears As CIA Torture Report Released

Security has been boosted at US diplomatic bases ahead of the release of a congressional report which is expected to detail harsh CIA interrogation methods. US intelligence agencies have circulated a bulletin warning of violent reactions to the report...

 
Round-the-world cyclist names Sydney as having the most aggressive drivers

Round-the-world cyclist names Sydney as having the most aggressive drivers

A Danish man who has spent the past four years cycling around the world has named Australia as the country most aggressive towards cyclists after he was abused three times by drivers in Sydney. Thomas Andersen said his worst experience was in the...

 

Dollar gets a lift from Fed talk, no relief for oil

Oil prices also extended their long crash with U.S. crude hitting its lowest in five years amid a glut of supply and pressuring energy stocks globally. Dealers said the dollar got a lift from a Wall Street Journal report that Fed official were...

Reuters, 04:53 in Business
 


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