News archive from 15 May 2015, page 7

Xi to Indian PM: China, India must build mutual trust

"We must work together to enhance mutual trust, control our differences and problems to avoid them interfering with bilateral relations," Xi was quoted as telling Modi, according to a statement late on Thursday on China's foreign ministry's...

Burundi coup bid: Mutineer general says plot has failed

Burundi coup bid: Mutineer general says plot has failed

One of the renegade generals who tried to seize power in Burundi says he recognises that their attempt to overthrow the president has failed. General Cyrille Ndayirukiye told the AFP news agency that most in the military wanted to keep the current...

BBC, 03:27 in World News
‘They’ll have to take job off me’

‘They’ll have to take job off me’

JOHN Carver hopes to learn his fate within 48 hours of the end of Newcastle United's season. Carver still feels he is in “pole position” to become the club’s head coach on a permanent basis – despite the team’s poor form. I have the job - they have to...


Women 'are the better drivers'

Driving's battle of the sexes appears to have been won by women, according to a survey. Female drivers outscored males not only in in-car tests but also when observed anonymously using one of the UK's busiest junctions - Hyde Park Corner. Women were...


Creagh joins Labour leadership race

Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh has joined the race to succeed Ed Miliband promising to "earn back the trust that middle England has lost in the Labour Party". Writing for Mail Online and the Daily Mail, Ms Creagh said...


Ukip row letting off steam - Farage

Nigel Farage has dismissed a bitter row over his leadership of Ukip as "people letting off steam", insisting a leadership contest would be a "massive, massive mistake". After resigning the leadership a week ago only to back out of...


Rising tennis hope Kokkinakis handed French Open wildcard

Rising Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis’ run of good form has been rewarded with a wildcard entry to the French Open. Kokkinakis gained the Roland Garros green light thanks to the reciprocal agreement between Tennis Australia and the French...

Guardian, 03:34 in Sport

Samsung heir takes charge of foundations in succession step

Jay Y. Lee, 46, will succeed his 73-year-old father, who has been hospitalised since suffering a heart attack more than a year ago, as chairman of Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation and Samsung Foundation of Culture from May 31, a Samsung Group...

Reuters, 03:35 in Business

The 'man-o-sphere' is outraged about Mad Max? Hand me my popcorn!

The furore over Mad Max: Fury Road amongst “men’s rights activists” is, as many have pointed out, hilarious. It shouldn’t surprise anyone who has spent any time monitoring what passes for thought in the assemblage of saddo pick-up artists and...

Amtrak crash: Obama makes transport funding pledge

Amtrak crash: Obama makes transport funding pledge

President Obama has said the US must invest more in its infrastructure, in the wake of a train derailment in Philadelphia that claimed eight lives. He said he was talking to congressional leaders to secure passage of a transport bill. It's not yet...

BBC, 03:37 in World News

Australia and NZ shares higher after record close on Wall St

The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 0.4 percent, or 21.8 points, to be at 5,718.3 by 0210 GMT. The benchmark index was up 1.5 percent so far this week, turning around from two weeks of declines. Market sentiment improved after Wall Street ended at a...


Stress on rise among college staff

Rising numbers of college workers report feeling stressed and worn-out amid heavy workloads, long days and major changes in the workplace, according to a survey. Almost nine in 10 (87%) say they find their job stressful, according to a poll by the...

Oil heads for weekly gain despite ample supply

Oil heads for weekly gain despite ample supply

U.S. crude CLc1 is on track to rise for a ninth week, which would be the benchmark's longest winning streak since 1983. U.S. crude stockpiles have fallen from record levels, while international oil agencies cut U.S. production forecasts after low...

Reuters, 03:42 in Business

Decision due in Rowling libel case

A decision is due today on a newspaper's challenge to a High Court ruling that author JK Rowling should be allowed to read a unilateral statement in open court as part of the settlement of a libel claim. Associated Newspapers does not dispute that she...


Man faces jail in child sex case

A restaurant boss is facing a lengthy jail sentence after becoming the last of a string of men to be convicted of child sex crimes in Peterborough. Married businessman Mohammed Khubaib, 43, originally from Pakistan, had a "persistent and almost...


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