News archive from 21 May 2013, page 7

Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Muslims

During the first visit to the White House in 47 years by a leader of the Southeast Asian nation, Obama called for an end to the killings of Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar's Rakhine state. Reformist Myanmar President Thein Sein vowed to resolve...

 
What's in a name? U.S. starts using Myanmar as well as Burma

What's in a name? U.S. starts using Myanmar as well as Burma

But in a nod to political reforms made by President Thein Sein, the White House acknowledged it is now employing the name Myanmar more often than before. "We have responded by expanding our engagement with the government, easing a number of...

 

Oklahoma tornado: 37 dead as Obama lends support

US President Barack Obama has called Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to express his concern about a monstrous tornado that killed 37 people and wreaked havoc in the Oklahoma City suburbs. The White House said Mr Obama told the governor that he has...

 
Hugh Reilly: Teaching profession needs to man up

Hugh Reilly: Teaching profession needs to man up

When I joined Strathclyde Police in 1975, many of my older colleagues hailed from the Highlands or one of the many Hebridean gulag archipelagos. Most had the muscular build of men who had carried cows on their shoulders as they tramped their way down...

Scotsman, 01:36 in Learning
 

Tina and her daughters are all obese - but it's not their fault, it's their genes

To many of us who struggle with our weight, the problem is obvious: it's our genes. After all, how else to explain those people who manage to stay slim despite gobbling down cakes and stodgy pizzas. And now the emerging science of nutrigenomics seems...

Daily Mail, 01:42 in Health
 

The pill you can swallow to ease bowel trouble

A pill that shines a light into the gut is being used to treat bowel conditions. The swallowable tablet is being trialled in patients. It contains mini spotlights that are designed to illuminate and heal damaged and inflamed tissue as the pill passes...

Daily Mail, 01:42 in Health
 

Do you think only men get heart disease? It kills more women than breast cancer

In her usual ten-minute walk to the Tube station, Rachel Boothroyd suddenly experienced crushing pains in her chest, throat and down her arms. "It felt as if an elephant was sitting on my chest,' says the lawyer. Rachel, then 37, had no reason to...

Daily Mail, 01:42 in Health
 

Should you be taking vitamin B to protect against Alzheimer's?

For as long as he can remember, John Hough has suffered from a poor memory. "I hated learning poems at school - after a few lines it had all gone,' says the 83-year-old retired electrical engineer from Banbury. His memory only worsened with age....

Daily Mail, 01:42 in Health
 

Anyone for Thai Green Curry crickets? Or BBQ worm crisps?: Selfridges reports 11% surge in EDIBLE INSECT sales

Selfridges has reported aN increase in sales of insect delicacies after the World Health Organisation suggested that eating bugs could be the solution to worldwide food shortages.The department store has recorded an 11 per cent increase in sales of...

Daily Mail, 01:42 in Health
 
‘Facebook trolls forced me to quit school’

‘Facebook trolls forced me to quit school’

A SCOTS teenager yesterday told how she had to quit school after she was bullied by cruel Facebook trolls. Lucy Traynor, 16, of Aberdeen, became depressed after a series of vile attacks on the social networking site – being ridiculed as a “hunchback”...

Scotsman, 01:44 in Health
 
Britain's Cameron tells Google and others to play fair on tax

Britain's Cameron tells Google and others to play fair on tax

Cameron was speaking at a regular quarterly meeting of the government's business advisory group attended by Schmidt at which corporate taxation was discussed. "He said, on tax and transparency, that as part of having very low corporation tax he...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Bale Bombshell! Spurs face paying star £200k a week to stay

Tottenham's failure to secure Champions League football is going to impact heavily on contract talks with their star performer Gareth Bale.The triple Footballer of the Year, who scored 26 goals for Spurs in a brilliant personal campaign, is expected...

Daily Mail, 01:53 in Sport
 

Bring in the PFA! Sunderland duo want fines imposed by Di Canio for breaking club rules investigated... and...

Two Sunderland players have brought in the PFA to investigate fines imposed by head coach Paolo Di Canio last week. The Italian manager revealed at the weekend that he had fined seven players for breaking club rules in the run-up to their final day...

Daily Mail, 01:53 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: I am not saying sorry to Woods for our Sawgrass spat, insists Garcia

Sergio Garcia insists he will not apologise for his part in the row that erupted with Tiger Woods at the Players Championship earlier this month. The Spaniard was enraged when Woods pulled a club from his bag during the second hole of their third...

Daily Mail, 01:53 in Sport
 

Brooklyn picks up the Beckham baton after joining QPR's academy side

David Beckham's retirement doesn't mean the end of his family's playing involvement with a professional football club.His eldest son Brooklyn has just started with relegated Queens Park Rangers' Under 14 academy side, who train near the Beckhams' new...

Daily Mail, 01:53 in Sport
 


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