News archive from 18 May 2015, page 8

Fremantle player Ryan Crowley fronts AFL anti-doping tribunal

Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley’s doping hearing is underway, but a decision on his future is not expected to be known for several weeks. Crowley is fronting the AFL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal on Monday after testing positive to a “specified” banned...

Guardian, 03:38 in Sport
 

48 hours in Melbourne: what to do, where to go

A weekend in Melbourne? It’s never long enough. As with any hometown, it’s a place filled with old friends and heavy with memories and associations. I live in Sydney now – but each time I return to Melbourne I not only get nostalgic for the past, but...

Guardian, 03:41 in Travel
 

UPDATE 1-BHP spin-off South32 debuts at lower end of expectations

* Investors give small premium amid concerns over outlook * (Recasts, updates shares, adds broker comment) Sydney, May 18 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton's spin-off South32 debuted near the bottom of expectations on Monday as investors awarded only a small...

 
Top hedge fund managers boost stakes in Alibaba in first quarter

Top hedge fund managers boost stakes in Alibaba in first quarter

Tiger Global Management, Viking Global Investors LP, Moore Capital Management and Tiger Management were among those that added to their position in Alibaba in the first quarter. Farallon Capital Management LLC took a fresh stake in the company, buying...

 
Living with Alzheimer's: A harmonica for Ronnie

Living with Alzheimer's: A harmonica for Ronnie

Ronnie Seymour died earlier this year from Alzheimer's Disease. His son Mark, who documented his father's decline through photographs, describes how playing a harmonica gave a brief reminder of the man they were losing. Ronnie was the steadiest man...

BBC, 04:03 in Regional
 

Taylor Swift debuts star-studded video for Bad Blood single remix

Taylor Swift has unexpectedly released a remix as the fourth single from her 2014 album 1989. The highly-anticipated video for Bad Blood (Remix) had its world premiere at the start of 2015 Billboard music awards, and shows Swift as her action hero...

 
TV Preview: Scammers - ITV, 9pm

TV Preview: Scammers - ITV, 9pm

Scammers - ITV, 9pm BRITAIN is under siege from scammers, using technology to rob us blind. Repeatedly I've had my overdraft tutted at by criminals attaching skimmers to cash machines. Increasingly crime in the UK involves some form of cyber criminal....

 

Australia shares fall as banks, BHP Billiton head south

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON May 18 (Reuters) - Australian shares fell on Monday as investors sold bank stocks amid concerns about their ability to boost dividends and as mining giant BHP Billiton led resources lower after its demerger. BHP slumped 7 percent,...

 

Singapore calls on Iran to investigate tanker incident

Singapore's MPA said that it requested its Iranian counterpart prevent future recurrences, as the freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce are of critical importance to Singapore and other countries. "Such interference with navigational...

 
Dolly Parton says 'ay up me duck' at book scheme launch

Dolly Parton says 'ay up me duck' at book scheme launch

Dolly Parton has become the latest celebrity to use the phrase "ay up me duck". The country singer gave the East Midlands greeting in a video address to launch her Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Nottingham. The scheme sends free books...

BBC, 04:26 in Regional
 
Grey seals are compromising cod stock recovery plans

Grey seals are compromising cod stock recovery plans

Grey seals are compromising the recovery of cod stocks off the west coast of Scotland, research has suggested. The cod population has been in long-term decline for many years, largely due to fishing. The EU introduced a recovery plan to try and curb...

BBC, 04:26 in Regional
 
China's JD.com in online pharmacy tie-up with Shanghai Pharma

China's JD.com in online pharmacy tie-up with Shanghai Pharma

Larger rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it joined forces with U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc last week to explore developing online health services such as warehousing logistics and health data analysis. The sale of prescription drugs online in...

 

Police clash with Palestinians as Israelis march for 'Jerusalem Day'

Reuters Television filmed police, some wielding batons, dragging several Palestinian men from the scene by their arms and legs during the clashes just outside the Damascus Gate leading into the crowded old city. Police estimated more than 30,000...

 
US daredevil Dean Potter dies during flying stunt

US daredevil Dean Potter dies during flying stunt

Dean Potter - one of America's best known extreme athletes - has been killed during a stunt in California. The 43-year-old died while attempting a wingsuit flight from the 7,500 ft (2,286m) Taft Point promontory in Yosemite National Park, a park...

BBC, 04:31 in World News
 
India 'fightback' sisters: Has the fight gone out of them?

India 'fightback' sisters: Has the fight gone out of them?

Six months after two Indian sisters made headlines when a video showing them fight three alleged molesters on a bus went viral, there is still no clarity on what happened that afternoon and there remain many unanswered questions. BBC Hindi's Divya...

BBC, 04:31 in World News
 


News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31