News archive from 20 November 2014
The UK government is due to receive an indication on whether its battle to overturn an EU law on bankers' pay is likely to succeed. A legal adviser at the European Court of Justice will give his opinion of the government's objections to the law. The...
The week in brief You really know that summer has kicked into gear when the Shane Watson stories get obscure and slightly embarrassing. This week we learned of “the Watto diet”, if not a contender to the Atkins throne then at least apparently the root...
Manchester Giants are set to face the world’s tallest professional player when Cheshire Phoenix visit the Trafford Sportsdome on Sunday. Phoenix have signed 7ft 8ins one-time Harlem Globetrotter Paul ‘Tiny’ Sturgess. And he is poised to make his debut...
A BRITISH nurse back treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone after narrowly surviving the virus has hit out at the global
AT LEAST seven people have died after a snow storm hit the north-eastern US. Yesterday, residents, some of whom were stranded overnight in cars, braced themselves as forecasters warned of more wintry weather. The city of Buffalo and the surrounding...
Israeli forces have demolished the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack, just hours after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict measures to deal with a rise in violence in the area. The demolition in the...
Gulf Arab states have called a truce over an eight-month exile of neighbours Qatar, raising hopes the alliance can be repaired for the good of the
An inquest has been opened into the death of five Doncaster teenagers who died in a horrific car crash last weekend. Coroner Nicola Mundy opened an inquest into the deaths of Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, 18-year-old Arpad Kore, Jordanna...
So far, five fatalities, in Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, California and Malaysia, have been linked to faulty Takata air bag inflators. Democratic Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal said in a statement the sister of the Arizona accident...
A UNITED Nations human rights committee has approved a resolution urging the Security Council to refer North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the country's human rights record. The non-binding resolution will...
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RBS customers were affected in June 2012 by problems with online banking and payments after a software upgrade went wrong. That cost the bank 175 million pounds ($274 million) in compensation for customers and extra payments to staff after the bank...
The son of actor Lynda Bellingham believes his mother’s life would have been saved had she had a colonoscopy. Michael Peluso, 31, said other tests missed his mother’s colon cancer, as he spoke publicly for the first time since her death last month. He...
For nine-year-old Samuel Juan Ramos Gomez, brick making is part of everyday life. When he has finished school for the day, he puts down his pencil and picks up a shovel, helping his parents in the small brick factory at the back of his house. Samuel...
For Khawla bin Khedia it was receiving compliments about her homemade clothes that first set her on the path to becoming a professional fashion designer. "In my first year of university people often stopped me to say that they liked what I was...
- 04:43 Fewer barbs across Korean border as South scales back fence
- 04:32 West Brom defender set for the exit as Albion learn EFL Cup second...
- 04:32 Garry Monk discusses Birmingham City's loan window plans as...
- 04:23 Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine
- 04:22 Radio 1's Greg James on breakfast and battling Taylor Swift fans
- 04:16 Stomp - Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday, August 18
- 04:05 Stomp - Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday, August 18
- 03:28 'Trojan Horse' hearings against teachers and governor cost £1.27m
- 03:16 Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests
- 03:16 Body scanners and sniffer dogs to target prison drugs
- 03:14 RIP Aretha Franklin: Five ways the Queen of Soul made history
- 03:14 Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets
- 03:14 Liverpool refugee memorial torn down again
- 03:14 Theatre world needs a 'culture change' for parents
- 03:14 Green Man festival in the Brecon Beacons to attract 25,000
- 03:14 Stage Debut Awards: Aidan Turner and Bryan Cranston among nominees
- 03:14 Stormzy launches Cambridge scholarship for black students
- 03:14 Peterloo: London festival film to premiere - in Manchester
- 03:14 Cardi B to open MTV VMAs in first performance since giving birth
- 03:14 WWE: Peyton Royce hits back at 'body shaming' Meltzer
- 03:14 Scarlett Johansson is world's best-paid actress, Forbes says
- 03:14 Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures
- 03:08 Replacement building for burnt down warehouse to be given planning...
- 03:02 E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs
- 02:44 Kerala floods: death toll reaches 86 in worst monsoon in nearly a...
- 02:44 The singer's singer: musicians pay tribute to Aretha Franklin
- 02:36 Sir Rod Stewart auctions furniture in Essex sale
- 02:36 B&Q owner Kingfisher sales rise during warm weather
- 02:36 Walmart shares up 10% on news of online sales lift
- 02:36 Discounts and online help retail sales bounce back in July