News archive from 15 February 2011, page 11

Borse Dubai may consider cutting stake in LSE - report

Borse Dubai may consider cutting stake in LSE - report

Borse Dubai's Chairman Essa Kazim declined to comment when contacted by Reuters. Under its current structure, Dubai's exchange would hold 11.3 percent of the combined entity, triggering the involvement of Canadian regulators. "If we wanted the...

Reuters, 06:12 in Business
 
Eighteen killed in cartel-plagued northern Mexican town

Eighteen killed in cartel-plagued northern Mexican town

A series of shootings has left 18 people dead in a town in northern Mexico where a turf war has raged between two brutal drug cartels. The violence damaged the city hall, a court and the police headquarters in Padilla, a town just north of the...

 

The strange powers of the Placebo Effect

Everyone's heard of the Placebo Effect -- that curious phenomenon where taking a substance that has no known medicinal value makes us feel better. This video takes a look at the many strange effects of placebos ("sugar pills"), as well as...

 

Philippine Maoists demand release of arrested leader

Alan Jazmines, a top communist leader, was detained in a raid on a rebel hideout north of Manila on Monday, hours before the start of a seven-day cease-fire between the government and the New People's Army (NPA). "The arrest of Jazmines is an...

 

Education letters

Does every child matter? Last week Fran Abrams reported on fears that the government could reduce the number of children eligible for help with special needs The powers that be want us to differentiate between students and find a way to teach them...

Guardian, 06:38 in Learning
 
Asian stocks rise slightly, copper up on China

Asian stocks rise slightly, copper up on China

Consumer price figures for China that came in lower than had earlier been expected prompted London copper to rally to a record high, as the data soothed concerns that Beijing might adopt a more aggressive monetary tightening regime. Chinese consumer...

Reuters, 06:45 in Business
 

Rangers director Dave King hit by £250m tax bill after losing tax battle

dave king Image 1 King (centre) at a recent Rangers game Rangers director Dave King has been hit with a £250million bill after he lost a 10-year battle with the taxman. A company run by the Scot have dropped their appeal against a South African court...

 

China openly backs North Korea succession plan - KCNA

Meng Jianzhu, China's public security minister, congratulated Kim's youngest son Jong-un on his appointment as vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission last year, "hailing the successful solution of the issue of succession to the Korean...

 
Japan's economy emerging from lull, says Bank of Japan

Japan's economy emerging from lull, says Bank of Japan

Japan's economic outlook is more positive and it is gradually emerging from a slowdown, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has said in a statement. Exports and production are showing signs of recovery, helped by growth in the global economy, the BOJ said....

BBC, 07:04 in Business
 

InterContinental ups dividend, sees strong growth

That compared with analysts' average forecast of $442 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S Estimates. Revenues per available room (RevPAR), a key industry measure, were up 8.4 percent in January, following increases of 8 percent in the fourth...

Reuters, 07:13 in Business
 
Will revolution spread to Pakistan? | Declan Walsh

Will revolution spread to Pakistan? | Declan Walsh

As Hosni Mubarak reluctantly retired last Friday night, another revolt was reaching its climax in Pakistan. For four days the workers of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national carrier, had been on strike. Some 25,000 passengers were...

 
Battle lines drawn over Argentina's abortion ban | Annie Kelly

Battle lines drawn over Argentina's abortion ban | Annie Kelly

In December 2008 Sophia González sat in an NGO office in one of the large slums surrounding the city of Córdoba in Argentina and described her desperate search for an abortion. With five young children, no work and her husband gone, she says...

 
Royal Society calls for A-level overhaul to tackle decline in science students | Jeevan Vasagar

Royal Society calls for A-level overhaul to tackle decline in science students | Jeevan Vasagar

The Royal Society is calling for A-levels to be overhauled to tackle the declining numbers of teenagers studying sciences. Across the UK, just 17% of 16- to 18-year-olds took one or more science A-levels in 2009, a report by the society says, and...

Guardian, 07:15 in Learning
 
What became of the bog-standard comprehensive?

What became of the bog-standard comprehensive?

Ten years ago this week Tony Blair proclaimed the dawn of the "post-comprehensive era". Inspired by his belief in faith schools, the then prime minister urged comprehensives to develop "a distinctive mission, ethos and purpose",...

Guardian, 07:15 in Learning
 
Plan your lessons with the Guardian Teacher Network

Plan your lessons with the Guardian Teacher Network

Today the Guardian is embarking on an exciting new project that will give teachers access to 70,000 pages of lesson plans and modern interactive teaching materials, all absolutely free. While others in the online media firmament are testing out the...

Guardian, 07:15 in Learning
 


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