News archive from 23 March 2016, page 5

Australian wins global cosplay competition with necromancer outfit

Australian wins global cosplay competition with necromancer outfit

An Australian has been crowned champion of a global cosplay competition for her ornate interpretation of a gothic necromancer. Sam Mansfield wore her painstakingly hand-crafted costume – based on a character called Julietta Necromancer by the Japanese...

 
Bangladesh Bank weighs lawsuit against NY Fed over hack

Bangladesh Bank weighs lawsuit against NY Fed over hack

DHAKA Bangladesh's central bank has hired a U.S. lawyer for a potential lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York after hackers stole $81 million from its account with the NY Fed, according to an internal report by the Bangladesh bank....

 
Two police officers suspended in Rotherham abuse scandal crime probes

Two police officers suspended in Rotherham abuse scandal crime probes

Three criminal investigations into police officers linked to the Rotherham abuse scandal are under way, The Star can reveal. A new independent review of South Yorkshire Police’s handling of child sexual exploitation cases between 1997 and 2016 by...

 
Manhunt for suspect after 34 people die in Brussels attacks

Manhunt for suspect after 34 people die in Brussels attacks

Some 34 people are known to have died, while at least 198 - including two Britons - are injured. Others have been reported missing following the double blast in the Belgian capital's Zaventem Airport, and the subsequent explosion on a subway train at...

 
Appeal to trace final hours of murdered of schoolgirl Paige Doherty

Appeal to trace final hours of murdered of schoolgirl Paige Doherty

Paige Doherty, 15, disappeared from Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire on Saturday. The popular schoolgirl had been due to catch a bus to her part-time hairdressing job but never arrived at the salon. The teenager's body was discovered in a wooded area...

 
South Yorkshire Police has made 'determined progress' since 2013, inquiry finds

South Yorkshire Police has made 'determined progress' since 2013, inquiry finds

Professor John Drew, who led the inquiry, said he agreed with criticisms made in previous high-profile investigations into what happened to hundreds of children in the South Yorkshire town and said the force's response to CSE in the past was...

 
Police response to missing children 'inconsistent', says HMIC report

Police response to missing children 'inconsistent', says HMIC report

The Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report on the police response to missing and absent children also described runaway teenagers being sworn at by police, blamed for other people getting raped, pushed to the floor and threatened...

 
HS2 firm accused of 'culture of misinformation'

HS2 firm accused of 'culture of misinformation'

MPs accused of HS2 Ltd of treating consultations about the controversial route as a box-ticking exercise and warned it will continue to face claims it has a "complete disregard" for the public unless it changes. The parliamentary ombudsman...

 
Nike shares hit by poor sales forecast

Nike shares hit by poor sales forecast

Nike shares fell as much as 7% in after-hours trading after it released a weaker-than-expected growth forecast. The world's largest sportswear maker said it expects sales to increase by a high single digit percentage and for overall earnings to be in...

BBC, 00:39 in Business
 

Old boys' network still keeping women out of the boardroom, report claims

An old boys' network is still in place in company boardrooms, holding back the number of women in senior posts, according to a new report. A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) showed that headline progress in achieving a target...

 

British IS fighter killed in Iraq suicide attack named in reports

A British Islamic State (IS) fighter killed in a suicide attack in Iraq has been named in reports. The militant, pictured in IS propaganda on social media, has been identified by his family in Huddersfield, according to the BBC. The man, fighting...

 

Japan, mulling new fighter jets, opens talks with defence contractors

Japan has opened talks with Western defence contractors about building a new generation of fighter jets, sources say, in what would mark an important milestone in Tokyo's strategy to maintain its air superiority over rival China. The discussions with...

 

Gang sought following bank robbery attempt

A group of balaclava-clad men who attempted to rob a bank set fire to their two BMW getaway cars after fleeing empty-handed, police have said. Lancashire Police are appealing for information following the attempted robbery at the HSBC bank on Station...

 

Old boys' network still keeping women out of the boardroom, report claims

An old boys' network is still in place in company boardrooms, holding back the number of women in senior posts, according to a new report. A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) showed that headline progress in achieving a target...

 
Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report

Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report

"Old boys' networks" are stopping women from getting into the boardroom in the UK's top companies, according to the equalities watchdog. Nearly a third of the UK's biggest companies largely rely on personal networks to identify new board...

BBC, 00:46 in Business
 


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