News archive from 19 August 2018

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet. The legislation on "cybercrime" means websites can be blocked in Egypt if deemed to constitute a threat to national security or the...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 

Lib Dem veteran Ming Campbell urges SNP to back EUref2

Former UK Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell yesterday urged Nicola Sturgeon to back a referendum on the Brexit deal as he joined hundreds of campaigners to demand a People’s Vote. The Lib Dem veteran became the latest figure to try to put pressure...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

Tyson Fury's clash with Deontay Wilder confirmed after victory over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast

Tyson Fury will challenge WBC champion Deontay Wilder before the year is out with the pair confirming the fight is on during a face-off in Belfast. The heated confrontation came after Morecambe’s former world heavyweight ruler eased past Francesco...

 

WATCH: Dave Seddon's verdict on Preston North End's 2-2 draw with Stoke City

Preston were forced to settle for a draw with Stoke on Saturday despite leading twice at Deepdale. REACTION: Alex Neil frustrated by draw with Stoke at Deepdale The Lancashire Post's Dave Seddon looks at the main talking points with the Potters...

 

Pupils' great reaction to school science week

SCIENCE went to the top of the class at Whitcliffe Mount as it held its first ever Science Fortnight. Pupils took part in a series of special events to promote the importance of science within their education. Before the event they held a competition...

 

Scientists eavesdrop on disappearing sea trout

Hi-tech acoustic monitoring devices are being deployed in a remote sea loch in the Highlands in an effort to reveal the secret lives of some of the country’s most valued native fish. Wild fishing brings in around £80 million to the Scottish economy...

 
Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows

Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows

Your work gives me a feeling of joy,” one of the professors said. The others nodded. I should have been happy. Nine months before, I had left my career as a brand strategist to pursue a graduate degree in a field in which I had no experience:...

 
Carl Frampton beats Luke Jackson after ninth round stoppage

Carl Frampton beats Luke Jackson after ninth round stoppage

The Belfast hero now looks set to face IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington later this year after easily defending the interim version of the WBO crown. Frampton wanted to get his first win inside the distance since he stopped Chris Avalos in...

Daily Star, 00:20 in Sport
 
Chelsea news: Eden Hazard compares Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte after Arsenal win

Chelsea news: Eden Hazard compares Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte after Arsenal win

Sarri arrived as the new Chelsea manager back in July, replacing Italian compatriot Conte at the helm in the process. Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title and FA Cup during his two years at Stamford Bridge but fell out with the board over...

Daily Star, 00:20 in Sport
 
The French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

The French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

This time last year the Catalan government was busily preparing for a vote on independence, even though the parliament had yet to give its final approval. One puzzle was how to obtain ballot papers and ballot boxes - and how to prevent them being...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 
End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

On Monday, Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme, having received more than €300bn (£269bn; $342bn) over eight years. The government and its European lenders are keen to paint the end of the last bailout as a good thing, having...

BBC, 00:26 in World News
 
Kofi Annan: tributes pour in for ‘an outstanding human being’

Kofi Annan: tributes pour in for ‘an outstanding human being’

Tributes poured in from around the world for Kofi Annan, the first sub-Saharan African to lead the United Nations, whose work revitalising the organisation and putting human rights at the core of its mission was recognised with a Nobel peace prize. In...

 
Putin urges Europe to help rebuild Syria so refugees can return

Putin urges Europe to help rebuild Syria so refugees can return

Russian president Vladimir Putin has called on Europe to contribute to the reconstruction of Syria to allow millions of refugees to return home. “We need to strengthen the humanitarian effort in the Syrian conflict,” he said on Saturday, ahead of a...

 
'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

Operating out of a small room in an unknown country, a new internet radio station broadcasts a programme aimed at campaigning for greater women's rights in Saudi Arabia. With melancholy music playing in the background, the presenter of Nsawya FM...

BBC, 00:30 in World News
 
Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No flashy little sports car or grunting Harley-Davidson. He’s not started dressing...

 


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