News archive from 21 June 2018

Australian woman and daughter killed in Sri Lanka car crash

Australian woman and daughter killed in Sri Lanka car crash

An Australian woman and her young daughter have been killed and two others have been injured in a car crash in Sri Lanka. Local media reported that a 37-year-old Australian woman and her four-year-old daughter died when their van crashed into a truck...

 
Eighty tonnes in a single scoop: Mega-mining iron ore

Eighty tonnes in a single scoop: Mega-mining iron ore

It is the rock that has fortified Australia's recession-defying economy. Iron ore has helped to raise living standards in the country, supercharge pension funds, and bankroll governments. It is the key ingredient of steel, and is Australia's most...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
World Cup 2018: The Indian who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

World Cup 2018: The Indian who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup. "Of course," he replied. "I might even travel to Russia to watch the extravaganza." That was in August - but he had no idea...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 

Turkey election: Expats play decisive role in Erdogan vote

Eyebrows furrowed, feet hesitantly tapping, the Turkish choir of Berlin gets to grips with a new piece of music. They've been singing songs of heartbreak and history here for more than 30 years. Men and women for whom two countries, Germany and...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 

US migrant children: The bigger picture explained

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border. But how did we get to this point and what is the bigger picture? The policy - which the administration...

BBC, 00:21 in World News
 
Home Secretary Sajid Javid accuses EU on plans for UK expats

Home Secretary Sajid Javid accuses EU on plans for UK expats

The home secretary has accused the EU of failing to match the UK's progress on plans for expats after Brexit. Sajid Javid, who will reveal more details on the UK scheme for EU citizens later, said more information was needed from EU member states. He...

BBC, 00:22 in Regional
 
Medecins Sans Frontieres staff 'used local prostitutes'

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff 'used local prostitutes'

Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Female former employees said the behaviour was widespread. One said a senior colleague said it...

BBC, 00:23 in World News
 

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Sidecar action at Cadwell Park

Hundreds of spectators are expected at Cadwell Park this weekend as two of the best-ever sidecar racers take to the track as part of one of the biggest celebrations of sidecar racing of the last decade. Sponsored by Massingberd-Mundy Lincoln Red Beef,...

 

Hartlepool close in on second summer signing - prolific non-league striker set to join

Matthew Bates is closing in on his second signing of the summer with prolific non-league frontman Niko Muir set to sign. Pools appear to have won the race to land the in-demand striker, who netted 32 goals for Hendon in the Isthmian League last...

 

in-Cumbria Business Breakfast hears county must gear up for challenges that lie ahead

The county's future was on the agenda today at the first of a series of in-Cumbria Business Breakfasts. The Barrow event, held at the Abbey House Hotel, focused on innovation. Keynote speakers were Jo Lappin, chief executive of Cumbria Local...

 
Colleges admit buildings ‘do not lend themselves to modern learning’ amid £360m repairs backlog

Colleges admit buildings ‘do not lend themselves to modern learning’ amid £360m repairs backlog

Colleges in Dundee and Fife have some of the biggest maintenance backlogs in the country, according to an Audit Scotland report. There are £360 million worth of repairs needed to Scotland’s further education facilities, of which £31m are urgent. The...

 
Scotland at risk of losing migrant workers to rivals from Brexit, study warns

Scotland at risk of losing migrant workers to rivals from Brexit, study warns

Scotland faces losing its competitive advantage over other English-speaking countries such as the USA and Canada in securing migrant labour, a Brexit study warns. The report by Edinburgh and Glasgow universities warned that a more restrictive system...

 

Have Zimbabwe's generals turned into democrats?

In his well-cut suit, with outstretched hand and beaming smile, Sibusiso Moyo is the very picture of a modern politician. He speaks softly, smoothly and pauses to listen as if he had spent years on campaign trails listening to the supplications of...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 
Hollywood v Fox News: Why a Fox walkout over migrants unlikely

Hollywood v Fox News: Why a Fox walkout over migrants unlikely

The creator of hit TV show Modern Family says he's "disgusted" to work for the same company that owns Fox News. The maker of hit TV show Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane, says he "embarrassed" to work for Fox. Hollywood has managed for...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 


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