News archive from 29 October 2015

Capital One Cup Draw: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to face Southampton, Man City to host Hull

Capital One Cup Draw: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to face Southampton, Man City to host Hull

Middlesbrough's reward for knocking out Manchester United on penalties is a home draw against Everton, while Stoke will face Sheffield Wednesday who thrashed Arsenal 3-0 in the fourth round. The ties are set to be played on Tuesday, December 1 and...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport

Arab states pose 'critical' risk of defence corruption

Arab states that buy billions of dollars worth of weapons are at high risk of corruption and pose a continuing threat to regional security and stability, according to a new report by watchdog Transparency International. As foreign secretary Philip...


Puffins and turtle doves at risk of being wiped out, say experts

Puffin and turtle dove numbers across the globe have plummeted so rapidly the birds now face the same extinction threat as the African elephant and lion, say conservationists. Atlantic puffins and European turtle doves have been added for the first...


Archaeologists discover Mesolithic eco home near Stonehenge

Evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers were environmentally aware home builders has emerged a mile from Stonehenge – together with a stone age version of the storage heater. Archaeologists have expressed astonishment at the 6,000-year-old discovery...


Central African Republic announces fresh elections after October poll scrapped

The Central African Republic has scheduled presidential and parliamentary elections for 13 December, the electoral commission has said, reviving delayed efforts to restore democracy in a country rocked by fighting since 2013. The polls were initially...


US warns Britain it could face trade barriers if it leaves EU

The United States is not keen on pursuing a separate free trade deal with Britain if it leaves the European Union, US Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Wednesday, the first public comments from a senior US official on the matter. Voters are...


NHS patient healthcare to be given ‘Ofsted-style’ ratings

Patients will be able to check how good healthcare is in their area when cancer, mental health, diabetes and other services are given ratings similar to those awarded to schools, the health secretary will announce. Jeremy Hunt will say on Thursday...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
China's New Zealand farm-buying runs into opposition

China's New Zealand farm-buying runs into opposition

Image copyright Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Pengxin Group has been on a buying spree ever since it entered New Zealand in 2011. The food giant has bought 29 farms through local subsidiaries to become the country's third largest...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
What is the impact of New York's new nail salon rules?

What is the impact of New York's new nail salon rules?

Valley, a high-end nail salon on a leafy street in Manhattan, is spacious and sleek, its whitewashed walls adorned with contemporary art. The salon has a loyal customer base of well-heeled New Yorkers willing to pay the higher-than-usual minimum fee...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
Scots doctors want lung cancer to be top priority

Scots doctors want lung cancer to be top priority

CANCER specialists have called for the Scottish Government to make tackling lung cancer a top priority after a report revealed that outcomes and access to treatment compared poorly with the rest of Europe. Scotland was ranked 27th out 29 European...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health

FFA want government restrictions to stop A-League fans buying flares

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is hopeful the NSW Government will adopt legislation to make it harder to buy flares and light them at A-League matches, following a string of incidents in last weekend’s Sydney derby. FFA chief executive David...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport

14 things that will keep you healthy this winter

It feels inevitable. Winter arrives, and you accept your destiny of staying inside, miserable, with a sore throat and blocked nose for the next three months. But you can beat the curse of the cold. Just try these things... 1. Wrap up warm Seems...

Metro, 00:08 in Lifestyle

MI5 chief: Terrorist threat to UK is greater than any point in career

The director general of MI5 has used a keynote speech in London, one week before the anticipated publication of a bill setting out a wide range of surveillance powers, to insist that the terrorist threat faced by the UK is greater than at any time in...


Malcolm Turnbull announces custom-built icebreaker for Antarctic research

A new custom-built icebreaker to support exploration and research in the Antarctic was promised yesterday. The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said the icebreaker for exploration and research in Antarctica would be designed, built and operated by...

Women now 25% of FTSE boards but more needed - report

Women now 25% of FTSE boards but more needed - report

The UK's top companies have reached a "major milestone" in increasing the number of women in their boardrooms, but more needs to be done, a new report is expected to say. FTSE 100 companies have now met a voluntary target of 25% women board...

BBC, 00:10 in World News

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