News archive from 30 December 2015, page 13

Christmas Confidential: Discreet service to dispose of unwanted gifts and help charity

Christmas Confidential: Discreet service to dispose of unwanted gifts and help charity

As another festive period draws to a close, many households across Britain will be determining fates for scores of unwanted gifts. To help spare feelings, a discrete outlet for disposing of these troublesome presents is being offered by Argos and eBay...

 

Otways bushfire: seaside towns told to evacuate ahead of hot and windy weather

People in three Victorian tourist towns have been asked to evacuate ahead of hot and windy conditions that could cause the Otways bushfire to flare up again. Related: 'Tragedy and triumph': Turnbull pays tribute to Victoria's Christmas Day...

 

Muslim convert to be sentenced for Facebook threats against Tory MP

A Muslim convert who threatened to bomb an MP's house and "show her what it's like to murder innocents" after she voted in favour of Syria air strikes is due to be sentenced. Craig Wallace, 23, launched a tirade of abuse on Facebook aimed at...

 

Muslim convert to be sentenced for Facebook threats against Tory MP

A Muslim convert who threatened to bomb an MP's house and "show her what it's like to murder innocents" after she voted in favour of Syria air strikes is due to be sentenced. Craig Wallace, 23, launched a tirade of abuse on Facebook aimed at...

 
Thailand beach murders: Myanmar protests grow over verdict

Thailand beach murders: Myanmar protests grow over verdict

Protests against the conviction in Thailand of two Burmese men for the murder of a pair of British tourists have been growing in Yangon. The Thai embassy's consular section in the Burmese capital said it would be closed for the week in the wake of the...

BBC, 04:15 in Regional
 

More troops may be needed in Afghanistan, says US and Nato chief

The top US and Nato military commander in Afghanistan may seek additional American troops to help local forces as they struggle to contain the Taliban insurgency, according to reports. Related: Why capturing Helmand is top of the Taliban’s strategic...

 

Trade union royal commission timeline: how it reached its final report

April 2014: the first session Commissioner Dyson Heydon insists in his opening remarks that the commission’s “terms of reference do not assume that it is desirable to abolish trade unions”. Rather, “they assume the desirability of unions having...

 
Muslim convert to be sentenced for Facebook threats against Tory MP

Muslim convert to be sentenced for Facebook threats against Tory MP

Tweet Craig Wallace, 23, launched a tirade of abuse on Facebook aimed at Tory MP Charlotte Leslie, who represents Bristol North West. "I'm going to smash her windows then drop a bomb on her house while she's tucked up in bed. You dirty f******...

 
VW emissions scandal: Industry fears more revelations

VW emissions scandal: Industry fears more revelations

Tweet Volkswagen admitted in September that it had fitted software designed to cheat emissions tests for nitrogen oxides in 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide, including almost 1.2 million in the UK. No other manufacturers have come forward with a...

 

Manchester United working on James Rodriguez transfer – report

Manchester United are in talks with James Rodriguez in a bid to persuade him to join the club from Real Madrid, according to reports. Rodriguez has been tipped to quit Madrid for United with the Red Devils apparently planning a huge offer for his...

Metro, 04:26 in Sport
 
Twitter and Facebook gaffes of 2015

Twitter and Facebook gaffes of 2015

Another year, another 12 months of social media mishaps. This unfortunate juxtaposition by the Daily Telegraph after the sentencing of terror plotter Mark Colborne last week was the latest in a long line of such bungles. Police forces, politicians and...

BBC, 04:27 in Regional
 
Facebook class action lawsuits to go ahead

Facebook class action lawsuits to go ahead

Two US class action lawsuits against Facebook by shareholders alleging it hid growth concerns ahead of its 2012 public listing can now go ahead. A federal judge certified the legal proceedings, Reuters reports, saying investors who claim they lost...

BBC, 04:31 in World News
 

China stocks fall on economy, share supply worries; HK also down

* CSI300 -0.3 pct; SSEC: -0.1 pct; HSI: -0.5 pct * Economic uncertainty and share supply increase worry investors * China manufacturing activity may have contracted again in Dec SHANGHAI, Dec 30 China stocks dipped on Wednesday, undermined by selling...

 
Seal causes stand-off after trying to cross California road

Seal causes stand-off after trying to cross California road

A half-ton elephant seal that had tried to cross a road in Northern California has been tranquilised by rescue officials. It followed a day-long stand-off in which wildlife experts used horns and paddles to try to encourage the animal back into the...

BBC, 04:54 in World News
 
Christmas Confidential: Discreet service to dispose of unwanted gifts and help charity

Christmas Confidential: Discreet service to dispose of unwanted gifts and help charity

As another festive period draws to a close, many households across Britain will be determining fates for scores of unwanted gifts. To help spare feelings, a discrete outlet for disposing of these troublesome presents is being offered by Argos and eBay...

 


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