News archive from 19 May 2015, page 12

Dick Advocaat to play Adam Johnson for Sunderland at Arsenal

Dick Advocaat to play Adam Johnson for Sunderland at Arsenal

Adam Johnson could be recalled to the Sunderland line-up for the last two games of the season after Dick Advocaat hinted at the winger's importance for the season's finale. Johnson has not started for Sunderland since February’s defeat at Man United...

 
Can Hull City players pass do-or-die-test against Manchester United?

Can Hull City players pass do-or-die-test against Manchester United?

GOOD, but not good enough was the same old story for Hull City at White Hart Lane, writes Peter Swan. Try as they might to claim a positive result to ease their drop fears, it just didn't happen on an afternoon where the Tigers' fate began to look...

 
Japan says hard to hold TPP ministerial talks without U.S. fast-track bill

Japan says hard to hold TPP ministerial talks without U.S. fast-track bill

"TPP talks won't be concluded unless the TPA bill is passed," Amari told a news conference adding he is hoping for a swift passage of the bill in the United States. "It is becoming an extremely difficult situation as to whether...

Reuters, 04:44 in Business
 

Deutsche Bank may leave Britain in event of 'Brexit' – reports

Deutsche Bank would consider whether to relocate some of its UK operations if Britain left the EU, according to reports. The German lender is said to have established a working group to assess the consequences of a possible “Brexit” following an...

Guardian, 04:44 in Politics
 
Abbott rejects amnesties for Australian ex-militants

Abbott rejects amnesties for Australian ex-militants

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he will not show mercy to Australians who join militant groups abroad but then regret it and try to go home. He was responding to reports that three Australians with Islamist groups in Syria were in talks about...

BBC, 04:48 in World News
 

Philippines policeman arrested over kidnap of Australian Warren Rodwell

A Filipino policeman who is a cousin of one of the nation’s top Islamic militants has been arrested over the kidnap of an Australian for ransom, police said on Monday. Jun Malban went on the run after he was charged with kidnapping Warren Rodwell from...

 

Nauru inquiry: Transfield unable to answer basic questions about operations

Senior executives of Transfield Services, the Australian company running the detention centre on Nauru, have been unable to answer basic questions about its operations on the island and allegations of sexual assault, and may face being recalled to a...

 
Former Thai PM in court on negligence charges

Former Thai PM in court on negligence charges

It is the latest in a slew of cases that have been brought against the former premier, cases her supporters say are part of an attempt by the ruling junta and their establishment allies to tighten their grip on power a year after they toppled...

 
China-backed AIIB founding members to meet in Singapore this week

China-backed AIIB founding members to meet in Singapore this week

The meeting will be co-chaired by Shi Yaobin, vice minister of China's Ministry of Finance, and Yee Ping Yi, deputy secretary of Singapore's Ministry of Finance. A total of 57 countries have joined AIIB as its founding members, China has said,...

Reuters, 04:59 in Business
 
BOJ to maintain stimulus this week, debate consumption strength

BOJ to maintain stimulus this week, debate consumption strength

At a post-meeting news conference, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is likely to reiterate that he sees no imminent need to ease policy with improvements in the economy underpinning a broad uptrend in prices. But he will also remind markets of the BOJ's...

Reuters, 04:59 in Business
 

Murray in peak form - Croft

Andy Murray is playing the best tennis of his career and ranks behind only Novak Djokovic in the race to win the French Open, according to former British number one Annabel Croft. Murray's bid for victory at Roland Garros has gathered momentum after...

 
Thieves steal memorial trees from Leeds park

Thieves steal memorial trees from Leeds park

AN investigation has been launched following the theft of memorial tree saplings from a Leeds park. A total of 10 saplings have been stolen from Golden Acre Park. Some of them are from Leeds City Council’s Adopt a Tree Scheme, and were planted by...

 

Don Watson's The Bush wins top prizes at NSW premier's literary awards

Don Watson’s The Bush, a meditation on the heartland of Australia, won the 2015 book of the year and non-fiction prizes at the New South Wales premier’s literary awards. Watson was awarded $50,000 total prize money at the ceremony at the State Library...

 
Egyptian authorities using sexual violence on 'massive scale'

Egyptian authorities using sexual violence on 'massive scale'

Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to the International Federation for Human Rights. A report by the organisation suggests men, women and children are being abused "to eliminate...

BBC, 05:07 in World News
 

Brinsley Forde to be awarded MBE

Reggae musician and broadcaster Brinsley Forde will be awarded an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge today for a career as a entertainer lasting more than 40 years. He was a founding member of reggae act Aswad, who enjoyed a string of chart hits, and was...

 


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