News archive from 18 August 2014, page 1

Britons survive as 15 others drowned in Indonesia

Britons survive as 15 others drowned in Indonesia

TWO British tourists are in hospital and 15 other people missing after a boat sank while sailing between islands in Indonesia in stormy weather. The boat was on its way from Lombok island to Komodo island carrying 20 foreign tourists, four Indonesian...

 
PM faces legal battle over Israel arms sales

PM faces legal battle over Israel arms sales

Campaigners have threatened the UK government with legal action over its failure to suspend exports of military equipment to Israel. Leigh Day, the law firm acting on behalf of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), has written to Business Secretary...

 
Ukrainian troops make breakthrough in Luhansk

Ukrainian troops make breakthrough in Luhansk

UKRAINIAN forces raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, sources in Kiev reported yesterday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine's efforts to crush 
pro-Moscow...

 
Insurance cost drop 'masks divide'

Insurance cost drop 'masks divide'

Home and motor insurance premiums have dropped sharply, insurance brokers say, but the AA has highlighted big regional differences in costs. Premiums fell by 4.9% in the second quarter of the year compared with the same period a year earlier, the...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Travel ban to curb Ebola outbreak

Travel ban to curb Ebola outbreak

THE Kenyan government said it will bar passengers travelling from three West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak, closing a debate in East Africa's economic powerhouse about whether the national airline was exposing the country to the deadly...

 
More than a million still working at age of 65 plus

More than a million still working at age of 65 plus

The number of people aged over 65-years-old and still working has increased to more than a million since the coalition came to power, according to research. According to older people’s group Saga, who carried out the research, there has been a 36 per...

 
Outlander: Is Scotland’s Game of Thrones any good?

Outlander: Is Scotland’s Game of Thrones any good?

The opening credits come dressed to kilt: a montage of familiar Scottish myths of stags, lochs and glens accompanied by a bagpiped-up arrangement of Over the Sea to Skye. There has not been such a proud display of tartanalia since the opening of the...

 
Outlander generates investment in screen industry

Outlander generates investment in screen industry

SCOTLAND is gearing up for a lucrative double whammy after Outlander received a green light for an extended run - before it is even screened in the UK. The first six-part series of the show, which is set in the Highlands, is thought to have generated...

 
Over-full classrooms are Cameron's fault, says Tristram Hunt

Over-full classrooms are Cameron's fault, says Tristram Hunt

Some children are taught in classes of over 70 pupils, Labour's Tristram Hunt will claim. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA David Cameron is to blame for a huge growth in the number of over-filled classrooms, with up to 70 pupils being taught together in...

Guardian, 00:17 in Learning
 
Scots winning war against ‘big four’ cancers

Scots winning war against ‘big four’ cancers

The number of people in 
Scotland surviving the four most common cancers has jumped by almost a quarter in the past 20 years, says a leading charity set up to battle the disease. The latest figures from Cancer Research UK show the death rate...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Health
 
Across Asia's borders, labour activists team up to press wage claims

Across Asia's borders, labour activists team up to press wage claims

The result was a 25 percent increase in the minimum pay for an estimated 600,000 garment workers, to $100 (60 pounds) a month, the biggest jump in around 15 years. Now, they're asking for more. Negotiations over pay and working conditions have...

Reuters, 00:24 in Business
 
From cradle to grave, Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed ageing nation

From cradle to grave, Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed ageing nation

Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company sees a new opportunity opening up in rapidly ageing Japan as parents who brought kids up on Kewpie approach their sunset years - what it calls "nursing care food" for the elderly. Kewpie says...

Reuters, 00:24 in Business
 
‘Hothouse’ scheme for renewables sector

‘Hothouse’ scheme for renewables sector

A SCHEME to "hothouse" young professionals in the multi-billion-pound renewable energy sector will provide newcomers with access to top business leaders and policy makers. Young Professionals in Renewables (YPiR), which is due to launch...

Scotsman, 00:27 in Business
 

More than 1m over-65s 'in work'

The number of over 65-year-olds working has increased to more than a million since the coalition came to power, according to research. Saga said there had been a 36% increase since May 2010, to 1.09 million, partly following the abolition of the...

 
Salmond: I should have done better on currency

Salmond: I should have done better on currency

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Alex Salmond has admitted he could have made his position on the currency of an independent Scotland clearer during his televised debate with No campaign leader Alistair Darling. The First Minister and Mr Darling clashed in the...

Scotsman, 00:31 in Politics
 


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