News archive from 30 August 2015, page 6

British woman winning the race to send tourists to space

Science pioneer Jane Poynter made history in September 1993 when she and seven others emerged from Biosphere 2, an artificial eco-system in the Arizona desert designed to test whether humans can be self-sufficient on Mars. Now she aims to send...

 

German pro-immigrant protest welcomes asylum seekers to Dresden

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region. Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read “Prevent the...

 

Obsession of the TV gun killer

Failed reporter Vester Flanagan kept journals detailing how he would mimic the atrocities and wreak revenge on those he believed had thwarted his dreams of being a TV “celebrity”. Police who raided his Virginia flat even found archive footage of the...

 

Chad executes 10 members of Boko Haram by firing squad

Chad has executed 10 members of Boko Haram by firing squad, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terrorist measures last month. Related: Around Lake Chad: Boko Haram's legacy of ruin and fear – in pictures...

 

Sam Stanley becomes first English rugby union player to come out as gay

The England Sevens player Sam Stanley has become the first English rugby union professional to come out as gay. Stanley, 23, part of one of rugby union’s most famous families who has represented England at under-16 and under-18 level and has played...

Guardian, 01:15 in Sport
 

Search under way for three teenage boys missing in Victorian bushland

Three teenage boys are missing in Victorian bushland. Two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were walking as part of a group of about 20 teens when they wandered off in the Yarra Ranges national park north-east of Melbourne about 2pm on Saturday. A search...

 
Specialist fishing equipment worth thousands of pounds stolen in Halifax

Specialist fishing equipment worth thousands of pounds stolen in Halifax

Thieves broke into a stone yard and stole specialist fishing equipment worth thousands of pounds. An Anatec bait boat, century focal fishing rod pods, a bivvy tent, solar rod pods and a nash rod holdall were stolen from the premises in Ovenden Road...

 

Plans for Scottish government budget delayed

Details of Scottish public spending plans for next year are to be delayed by several months. The Scottish government normally publishes its draft budget in September. But the finance department said the 2016-17 proposals will not be produced until...

BBC, 01:25 in Regional
 

Barcelona star Neymar rules out move to Manchester United and says he is happy in Spain despite 'many...

Neymar has ruled out a move to Manchester United. The Barcelona forward had been linked with a world-record transfer to the Premier League after United missed out on his former Nou Camp team-mate Pedro. But the Brazilian, who made his first appearance...

Daily Mail, 01:30 in Sport
 
Man Utd Transfer News: Star agrees move, double done deal, Lewandowski dream move

Man Utd Transfer News: Star agrees move, double done deal, Lewandowski dream move

David De Gea will sign for Real Madrid today. That's the stunning claim from The Independent, who say the Spanish giants have finally got their man. The Independent's sources in Spain and Manchester believe Real Madrid are confident of completing the...

Daily Star, 01:32 in Sport
 

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race to launch in London

The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, which will see 12 teams spend a year travelling the globe, begins in London later. The world's longest ocean race at 40,000 nautical miles, it will feature 700 participants over its eight stages. The first leg,...

BBC, 01:35 in Regional
 

England sevens star Sam Stanley becomes first rugby union player to come out as gay

England sevens star Sam Stanley has become the first professional rugby union player to come out as gay and has revealed he even contemplated suicide because he was worried that he wouldn't be accepted in the macho world of the sport. The 23-year-old,...

Daily Mail, 01:39 in Sport
 

Arsenal are too 'nice' says Martin Keown, as Arsene Wenger's side overcome physical battle to beat 10-man...

Martin Keown has questioned whether Arsenal are too 'nice' to be successful and has urged players at his former club to put pressure on referees and to kick opponents to protect their team-mates. Keown, a veteran of over 300 appearances for Arsenal...

Daily Mail, 01:39 in Sport
 
Specialist fishing equipment worth thousands of pounds stolen in Halifax

Specialist fishing equipment worth thousands of pounds stolen in Halifax

Thieves broke into a stone yard and stole specialist fishing equipment worth thousands of pounds. An Anatec bait boat, century focal fishing rod pods, a bivvy tent, solar rod pods and a nash rod holdall were stolen from the premises in Ovenden Road...

 

Scottish Labour hits out at plans to close two police call centres

Plans to shut two police call centres should be suspended as their closure would only "make matters worse", according to Scottish Labour. Graeme Pearson, the party's justice spokesman and former senior police officer, made the call over...

 


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