News archive from 17 October 2014, page 2

Protesters shun Hong Kong chief’s new peace offer

Protesters shun Hong Kong chief’s new peace offer

Hong Kong's leader tried to soothe tensions with student-led democracy protesters yesterday by reviving an offer of talks, but public anger over a video of police kicking a handcuffed activist complicated efforts to end an increasingly bitter...

 
Hell in the Himalayas after avalanche

Hell in the Himalayas after avalanche

Dozens of stranded tourists have been rescued and more bodies have been found, taking the death toll to 27, after a blizzard and avalanches in northern Nepal. About 70 hikers were still missing yesterday along or near the popular Annapurna trail,...

 
Reeva’s cousin: Pistorius must pay for what he did

Reeva’s cousin: Pistorius must pay for what he did

Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp testified yesterday. Kim Martin spoke on the fourth day of the sentencing section of the...

 
Voter registration row over threat of £80 fine

Voter registration row over threat of £80 fine

A FIFTH of the Scottish electorate is being threatened with fines unless they re-register to vote in future elections as part of a controversial UK government scheme that was postponed until after the referendum. Voters have been ordered to provide...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Devo deal will bar Scots from being PM - Brown

Devo deal will bar Scots from being PM - Brown

GORDON Brown has urged Labour to maintain its opposition to the devolution of all income tax to Holyrood because it would create "a constitutional crisis" that would be "a Trojan horse" for independence. As the Smith Commission had...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 

Listen to your tweets on the move: Twitter adds new feature to allow users to listen to music from its...

Twitter will allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines for the first time. The firm unveiled a new 'audio card'. It hopes the move will convince artists to debut new songs on the platform.  'With a single...

 

The mystery of the 'Death Star' wobble: Does Saturn's icy moon Mimas have an ocean at its core?

It is known as the 'Death Star' due to a crater making it look like the Star Wars weapon. However, astronomers say they are a step closer to solving a mystery that has baffled them for decades about Saturn's moon Mimas. The moon has an odd wobble -...

 
Generation Y didn’t go crazy in a vacuum. How can we enjoy life when our future is so uncertain?

Generation Y didn’t go crazy in a vacuum. How can we enjoy life when our future is so uncertain?

Last week two of my friends, a couple in their twenties, had a baby together. A planned baby -- they’re married and mortgaged, reasonably financially secure, and able to provide the sort of stable family environment that has been our cultural gold...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 
Friday Premiership fixtures need a change, claims Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

Friday Premiership fixtures need a change, claims Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

McInnes takes his Dons side to New Douglas Park looking to topple league leaders Hamilton this evening. He believes Friday night games can be good, but has called for matches to be arranged more on a geographical basis rather than asking fans - like...

 
Charlie Nicholas: Dave King can be catalyst for Rangers’ top-tier hopes

Charlie Nicholas: Dave King can be catalyst for Rangers’ top-tier hopes

That is the view of Express Sport columnist Charlie Nicholas. The South African-based businessman is hopeful his consortium's £16million offer to buy a 51 per cent share in the Championship club will soon be rubber-stamped by the Ibrox board. Talks...

 
Peter Lawwell rakes in £1m at Celtic

Peter Lawwell rakes in £1m at Celtic

The club's posted figures for 2013/14 revealed that Lawwell received an impressive £999,496. The influential powerbroker picked up a bonus of £400,500, pension contributions of £57,108 and benefits in kind of £17,312 on top of his basic salary of...

 
Ronny Deila warns ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon NOT to plunder Hoops players

Ronny Deila warns ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon NOT to plunder Hoops players

Kris Commons has been linked with joining up with Lennon - who signed him from Derby County for a bargain £300,000 in January 2011 - as his Parkhead contract talks drag on. But Deila insists he has no interest in seeing his best players move on and...

 

Joan Rivers dead: Comedian's cause of death confirmed as "brain damage from low blood oxygen'

One month on from her passing, a cause of death for Joan Rivers has been confirmed. The 81-year-old Fashion Police presenter died as a result of complication during surgery that caused her brain to be starved of oxygen. In an official statement, Julie...

Metro, 00:18 in Showbiz
 
John Crace’s sketch: I’m David Farage. Bear with me ...

John Crace’s sketch: I’m David Farage. Bear with me ...

Here we are,” the cab driver laughed as he pulled up outside the Wainscott Memorial hall. “The arsehole of Kent.” That wasn’t quite the description David Cameron used when he arrived half an hour later to give a brief call-to-arms and introduce the...

Guardian, 00:19 in Politics
 

Win a pair of tickets to see Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle in action

We have teamed up with Matchroom Boxing to offer 10 lucky people the chance to win a pair of tickets each to see local Hull boys Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle in action. Returning to their hometown for their next bouts, both Tommy and Luke will take...

 


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