News archive from 21 June 2015, page 10

Rally calls for Confederate flag's removal from South Carolina legislature grounds

Hundreds of people gathered at South Carolina’s state house on Saturday night in support of demands lawmakers remove the Confederate flag from flying on its grounds in the aftermath of the Charleston killings where the shooter killed nine people...

 

Bill Shorten says he put workers first as AWU leader but rejects some questions

Bill Shorten has rejected claims he put his own interests ahead of the workers he represented as a union leader by saying he had been a modern consensus-seeking unionist – but has refused to answer questions about some specific business payments to...

 

Crowds flock to see summer solstice

More than 30,000 people are expected to descend on Stonehenge to attend this year's summer solstice. Several thousand more - including hippies and pagans - are likely to visit the nearby Avebury stone circle to witness the sun rising on the longest...

 

Dalai Lama to face counter protest

Hundreds of people are expected to protest next week when the Dalai Lama visits Britain. More than 500 members of the International Shugden Community (ISC) will turn out when the Tibetan spiritual leader opens a Buddhist Community Centre in Aldershot,...

 
Author Robert Goddard to meet fans in Lincoln

Author Robert Goddard to meet fans in Lincoln

Mystery and crime fiction writer Robert Goddard will visit the city just days after the latest book in his The Wide World Trilogy is released. James 'Max' Maxsted's adventure reaches a climax in the final instalment, titled The Ends Of The Earth,...

 
Bank of China fraud: Italy seeks trial for 300 people

Bank of China fraud: Italy seeks trial for 300 people

Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme. Prosecutors in Florence allege €4.5bn ($5.1bn, £3.2bn) was transferred from Italy to China. It was earned through prostitution,...

BBC, 04:03 in World News
 
Doncaster needs you! Call goes out to support town’s war project

Doncaster needs you! Call goes out to support town’s war project

Your borough needs you - that's the message from organisers of a new Doncaster-based project aiming to document the impact of the First World War on local people before memories are lost forever. The four-year Doncaster 1914-18 project has been set up...

 

Aboriginal man's death in custody in Northern Territory prompts scrutiny

An Aboriginal man has died in the Alice Springs jail – the second Indigenous death in custody in the Northern Territory in less than a month. The 40-year-old man, an inmate at the Alice Springs correctional centre, died on Friday night, police said....

 

US Open: Jason Day rally makes it a four-way tie with 18 holes to play

Jason Day retains a strong chance of completing what would be one of the more astonishing major championship victories in recent times, with the Australian part of a four-way 54-hole lead at the US Open. Day’s prospects of even seeing out this event...

Guardian, 04:34 in Sport
 

Jason Day grabs share of US Open 2015 lead alongside Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson despite battling...

The No 1 contender for gutsiest round of this golfing year was delivered by Jason Day on Saturday to transform a United States Open that was in grave danger of dying of shame. The gritty Australian had collapsed with vertigo while playing the final...

Daily Mail, 04:34 in Sport
 

Meningitis baby vaccine on the way

All babies in England and Scotland can be vaccinated against meningitis B from September in a move that experts described as lifesaving. Parents will be able to get jabs for the strain of the deadly brain infection for youngsters at the ages of two...

 

Fallon defends UK military strategy

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has defended the Government's military strategy and spending, saying that "no country in Europe is playing such a strong global role". In the face of concern about the Armed Forces budget, including from US...

 

Three charged over cemetery murder

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a schoolboy who was found dead in a cemetery. Jordan Watson, 14, was discovered in a secluded part of St John the Baptist Church cemetery in Carlisle, Cumbria, by a member of the public on Tuesday...

 
VIDEO: Awesome military spectacle returning to Buxton’s Devonshire Dome

VIDEO: Awesome military spectacle returning to Buxton’s Devonshire Dome

The awesome military musical spectacle that is the Buxton Military Tattoo returns for a sixth year next month, with two performances inside the iconic Devonshire Dome. Presented by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the acclaimed showcase will feature a whole...

 

Copa América: Early Higuain goal steers Argentines past Jamaica

An early goal from Gonzalo Higuain was enough to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Jamaica at the Copa América on Saturday and secure their place in the quarter-finals as winners of Group B. Higuain collected a pass from Angel di Maria in the 11th...

Guardian, 05:09 in Sport
 


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