News archive from 19 October 2015, page 10

Chinese economic growth slows to 6.9% in third quarter

China’s economy grew at 6.9% in the third quarter of the year, its slowest pace since the global financial crisis. The figure released on Monday compared with 7% growth in the previous quarter. The third quarter’s growth rate was the slowest since the...


Border Force officials apologise for botched visa crackdown in Melbourne

Related: Table in PM's suite smashed at farewell party under scrutiny in estimates – politics live Senior officials have apologised for a botched police and immigration department visa crackdown in Melbourne earlier this year, but have strongly denied...


The Walking Dead: season six, episode two – JSS

‘Just Survive Somehow’ Considering the horn that disrupted the zombie stampede at the end of last episode and the audience’s eagerness to discover the cause, it was a little odd to start the episode with the origin of Carl’s girlfriend, Enid. She lost...

Guardian, 03:14 in Showbiz
Typhoon Koppu weakens as it crosses the Philippines

Typhoon Koppu weakens as it crosses the Philippines

Image copyright EPA Typhoon Koppu has weakened after battering the northern Philippines on Sunday. The slow-moving typhoon killed at least two people and forced more than 16,000 people from their homes. Dozens of villages are flooded and troops have...

BBC, 03:33 in World News
China's economic growth falls to 6.9%

China's economic growth falls to 6.9%

Image copyright Getty Images China's economy grew 6.9% in the third quarter, the weakest rate since the global financial crisis. The growth rate is below the government's 7% target. Though slightly above expectations, the data is expected to raise...

BBC, 03:41 in World News

True love: tiny Australian desert fish travel vast distances to find new mate

A trickle of water running over parched earth is all the encouragement the desert goby needs. The unassuming little fish, reckoned by researchers to be a poor to average swimmer, only needs a few centimetres of water to follow a rivulet from one...


Liverpool ace: Double injury blow is a huge loss for us

Gomez ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for England Under 21's against Kazakhstan last week before Ings suffered the same injury in training days later. Both players are expected to be out for at least six months and Lucas admits the...


Australia doing foreign affairs 'on the cheap', says Kim Beazley in Washington

Australia has been doing foreign affairs “on the cheap” for decades, says departing ambassador to the US Kim Beazley. Beazley, a former Labor opposition leader, who is due to leave his post at year’s end, says resources in Washington have been pared...


AFL star Steve Johnson to join Greater Western Sydney Giants

Former Geelong star Steve Johnson will continue his AFL career at Greater Western Sydney. Fairfax Media reports that the three-time premiership player has signed a one-year deal with the Giants. Johnson will apparently also become an assistant coach...

Guardian, 03:57 in Sport
Paper Review: Shock Man Utd return, Liverpool warning, Arsenal crunch time, Chelsea attack

Paper Review: Shock Man Utd return, Liverpool warning, Arsenal crunch time, Chelsea attack

THE SUN: Newcastle ended their winless drought thanks to a superb four-goal haul from Georginio Wijnaldum in their 6-2 victory over Norwich. MIRROR: Aston Villa are on alert as Real Sociedad fans call for Man United flop boss David Moyes' head. ***...

Daily Star, 04:04 in Sport

Homeless invited to $35,000 wedding feast in California after groom pulls out

After a California couple called off their wedding, the bride-to-be’s family decided to turn the $35,000 event into a feast for the homeless. The bride’s mother, Kari Duane, said Sunday that rather than cancel the reception, they invited Sacramento’s...

Moorland blaze tackled

Moorland blaze tackled

Fire crews from Colne were called out to a small moorland fire in Trawden on Saturday afternoon. A passerby reported seeing flames and crews attended the scene at Coombe Hill in Lancashire Moor Road. It is believed the blaze was caused by someone...


Anger over fast food advert depicting Fanning attack

A television advert parodying a shark attack on Australian surfer Mick Fanning has angered the three-time world champion's mother. The advert for fast-food chain KFC aired in South Africa, where Fanning was attacked in a competition in July. In it, an...

BBC, 04:19 in World News

Planned Parenthood: no Australian aid goes to programs selling aborted foetal tissue

No Australian aid money has gone to family planning programs in countries that sell foetal tissue obtained from abortions, a key sexual and reproductive health organisation has confirmed, ahead of an expected Senate grilling on the issue this week....

Guardian, 04:19 in Health

Migrant crisis: Tensions rise in Balkans as numbers grow

Tensions are building among thousands of migrants heading north through Balkan states as their route to Western Europe is stalled by new controls. Croatia had asked its northern neighbour Slovenia to accept 5,000 migrants daily, but Slovenia said it...

BBC, 04:32 in World News

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