News archive from 18 August 2014, page 3

Missouri shooting: Governor criticises police

Missouri shooting: Governor criticises police

Missouri governor Jay Nixon has criticised police for releasing CCTV footage which apparently shows shooting victim Michael Brown stealing. He said the release of the footage nearly a week after a policeman shot 18-year-old Mr Brown in Ferguson, St...

 
Triathlon for dog shelter

Triathlon for dog shelter

A group of young people from around the Mansfield area have raised more than £600 in a sponsored triathlon. The teenagers - all aged between 15 and 17 - raised a total of £615 for the Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which has a kennel in Blidworth. They...

 
Book festival comic inspired by climate change

Book festival comic inspired by climate change

Set three decades in the future, it presents a bleak vision of a 
Scotland ravaged by the effects of climate change. A new comic book depicts how a catastrophic rise in sea levels leads to the creation of new communities on high ground – and...

 

Australia's NAB Q3 profit up, UK challenges remain

NAB's British business, which includes Yorkshire and Clydesdale bank branches, has been weighing on its performance and investors are watching for the bank's potential exit from the UK assets. CEO Andrew Thorburn also cautioned that a Scottish vote in...

Reuters, 01:14 in Business
 
Death rates for four most common cancers in Britain fell 30% in 20 years

Death rates for four most common cancers in Britain fell 30% in 20 years

A scientist prepares protein samples for cancer research. Mortality rates for the UK's four biggest cancers have fallen. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters Death rates for four cancers which account for half of all cancer deaths in the UK have fallen...

Guardian, 01:18 in Health
 
80,000 fight democracy with Hong Kong march

80,000 fight democracy with Hong Kong march

TENS of thousands of people, many wearing red as a sign of their patriotism to China, took part in a demonstration march in Hong Kong yesterday to protest against a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists in the city....

 

Britain's EU exit could lead to banking exodus - Financial Times

The FT reported that the plans were at a very early stage. Bank of America and Morgan Stanley declined to comment on the article. Citigroup could not immediately be reached for comment outside regular working hours. British Prime Minister David...

Reuters, 01:23 in Business
 

Asia shares up after Wall Street recovers from Ukraine-driven slide

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent. Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.2 percent. News late on Friday that Ukrainian forces said they had destroyed a Russian military column in Ukrainian territory initially hit Wall...

Reuters, 01:25 in Business
 
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, 01:32 in Business
 
Big Lunch success for town

Big Lunch success for town

Yeoman Hill Park was a hive of activity recently with more than 1,000 people coming along to enjoy the Mansfield Big Lunch event. Visitors enjoyed an array of activities from a charity football match and a martial arts demonstrations at the event,...

 

NHS dental care info 'inaccurate'

Patients are being given "confusing and inaccurate" information about where they can get dental care on the NHS, a consumer watchdog has warned. Healthwatch England said that patients are experiencing "increasing frustration" about...

 
Scottish independence: Report claims UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'

Scottish independence: Report claims UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'

Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than a UK economic watchdog has forecast, according to a report. The claim was made by N-56, which describes itself as an "apolitical business organisation". The UK Office for...

BBC, 01:43 in Business
 
Singapore bank group OCBC to raise $2.7bn in share sale

Singapore bank group OCBC to raise $2.7bn in share sale

Southeast Asia's second-largest lender, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC), is looking to raise $2.7bn (£1.6bn) in a share sale to help fund its purchase of Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank. OCBC is to sell 440 million shares at a 25% discount to Friday's...

BBC, 01:52 in Business
 

Syrian government air strikes target Islamic State in Raqqa

It said 26 strikes on Sunday hit Islamic State buildings, including the military court and bases in the city. The conflict in Syria started when Assad cracked down on a pro-democracy uprising, which then armed itself. Until this summer, Assad's forces...

 
Brain training? Think again, says study

Brain training? Think again, says study

Girls Aloud in advert for Nintendo DS People who spend money on "brain trainers" to keep their minds agile may get the same results by simply doing a crossword or surfing the internet, according to research published today. A panel of...

 


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