News archive from 15 June 2016, page 6

Kashmir: Outrage over settlements for displaced Hindus

Kashmir: Outrage over settlements for displaced Hindus

Separatist groups in Indian-administered Kashmir are due to hold a silent march on Wednesday to oppose a government decision to resettle displaced Kashmiri Hindus in exclusive colonies. The BBC's Geeta Pandey reports on the controversy from Srinagar,...

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Left Fights to Reclaim EU Debate

Progressive In and Out campaigns ramp up rhetoric with 8 days to go PRO-BREXIT Tories “love the NHS like Dracula loves a blood bank,” Jeremy Corbyn fumed yesterday as trade unionists on both sides of the EU debate threw down the gauntlet over public...

 

William and Kate delight Hillsborough Castle garden party guests

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left garden party guests delighted and more than a little star struck on their first visit to Northern Ireland since their wedding.

 
More than half online users get news from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: study

More than half online users get news from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a thinktank said on Wednesday, warning that the embrace of free news was becoming a...

 
Russia responds to Euro 2016 fan clashes as petition launches to move 2018 World Cup

Russia responds to Euro 2016 fan clashes as petition launches to move 2018 World Cup

Even today's announcement that their fans are just one more incident away from being kicked out of the European Championships did little to change an attitude of ludicrous finger-pointing and flat denial - and that despite the fact that scuffles were...

 

Snapchat grows up: Social app explodes in popularity with over 30s

It’s no secret that teenagers can’t get enough of Snapchat, but according to new data, they’re far from the only ones. Research firm eMarketer has revealed that the social app is becoming increasingly popular among older generations, especially for...

 

Mystery meteorite found in Swiss quarry: Unique fossilized find from the early universe lay hidden for 470...

A rock that plummeted to Earth 470 million years ago has been identified as the first ever known meteorite of its kind. Named Öst 65, it was discovered in a marine limestone quarry in Sweden and is believed to have fallen during one of the most...

 

The gigantic 'gateway to the underworld': Experts say climate change to blame for massive mile long...

Over the last few decades, a rapidly growing crater has shaken the Siberian taiga with terrifying 'booms,' causing locals to believe it is the 'Gateway to the Underworld.' Since the massive Batagaika Crater opened suddenly toward the end of the last...

 

Men who watch soft-core porn are more likely to have a negative view of women, controversial study claims

Reaching for the top shelf too often could lead you to looking down on women. Psychologists have found that too much soft-core pornography may be linked to a lower view of women, and leads to people becoming desensitised to provocative images. The...

 

Go west if you want to win! Researchers say sports teams travelling from the east are more likely to lose

The direction a team travels in across the US could help decide whether they win or lose, researchers have found. Experts analysed NFL, NBA and NHL teams and their travelling routes. They found those travelling from west to east had a higher winning...

 

The science of fizzy drinks: Researchers reveal why tapping a can will stop it exploding everywhere

It is one of the distinct sounds of summer: the noise of people tapping the tops of their cans of fizzy drink before opening them. But does this widespread ritual really stop a can of beer or pop from gushing over? When you open a can of fizzy drink,...

 

One app to rule them all: Android users can now make Facebook's Messenger their default SMS text app

Facebook pledged to ‘kill the phone number’ by 2016 and a new feature brings them one-step closer. Messenger now lets Android owners use SMS text messaging to communicate with family, friends and their phone contacts within the app. This update...

 

An alien invasion won't happen anytime soon: Humans will take another 1,500 YEARS to find ET, say astronomers

It could be a blow for those hoping to make contact with an alien species within their lifetime – researchers estimate it could be 1,500 years before we hear from life on another planet. Astrophysicists have calculated that under one per cent of our...

 

'Oh my God... it's spinning!' Panicked residents film mysterious UFO that appeared over Ohio after 'dark...

Mysterious footage purporting to show a UFO moving slowly and silently through the sky over America has 'shocked' the witnesses who filmed it. The bizarre clip was captured in Cleveland, Ohio, by two people who can be heard reacting in disbelief as...

 
Italy judge keeps Eritrean migrant smuggling suspect in jail

Italy judge keeps Eritrean migrant smuggling suspect in jail

PALERMO, Italy An Eritrean man extradited to Italy from Sudan last week and accused of being a human-trafficking boss will have to stay in jail, a judge in Palermo ruled on Tuesday. British and Italian authorities, who joined forces in the...

 


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