News archive from 31 March 2014, page 9

China to crack down on videos, audios promoting terrorism

Early this month, 29 people were knifed to death at a train station in the southern city of Kunming, an attack that China says was carried out by extremists from the far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Uighur ethnic minority group. China says...

 
Climate Change: 'We're All Sitting Ducks'

Climate Change: 'We're All Sitting Ducks'

Flooding, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires will pose a massive threat to humans in the future as climate change worsens, a major United Nations report says. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the impact of...

 

Motorway pile-up inquest to begin

An inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a massive motorway crash will begin today. West Somerset coroner Michael Rose will resume the hearing following the trial last year of firework contractor Geoffrey Counsell. Mr Counsell, who had...

 

Royals see horse statue unveiling

The Duke of Cambridge will join the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh today for the unveiling of a statue commemorating the Coronation and horses closely associated with the monarch. Sculptor Robert Rattray has created a life-size artwork depicting two...

 

Competition watchdog assumes powers

A powerful new competition watchdog will come fully into force tomorrow as part of a shake-up to make markets work better for consumers, business and the wider economy. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is expected to have payday lenders and...

 

New Hillsborough inquests to open

Long-awaited fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster will begin today. Most of the day is expected to be taken up with jury selection for the hearing, taking place on the outskirts of Warrington, Cheshire,...

 

Climate change impact 'being felt'

Climate change is already having an impact across the world in areas ranging from human health to agriculture and wildlife, a major international report has found. Rising temperatures will increasingly threaten security, health and food supplies, and...

 

The elation of hearing birdsong, a gurgling tap and a child's voice: In an emotional interview, Joanne, who...

There were no words to encompass the enormity of it, only tears of joy and overwhelming emotion. Joanne Milne had been deaf since birth, but last week she emerged from her world of silence and heard sounds for the first time. A month after cochlear...

Daily Mail, 04:03 in Health
 
'Biggest Tax Cuts In Two Decades' - Osborne

'Biggest Tax Cuts In Two Decades' - Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne is set to claim that UK workers and businesses will benefit from the biggest tax cuts in a generation. Measures include the rise in the income tax personal allowance to £10,000, which comes into effect on Sunday, along with...

 
Dredging Begins On Flood-Hit Somerset Levels

Dredging Begins On Flood-Hit Somerset Levels

Dredging is getting under way on the Somerset levels after homes, businesses and farms were submerged by some of the most serious winter flooding the area has ever seen. From Monday morning the Environment Agency will start work on a 200-metre stretch...

 
You could Win a Monkey* with your Derby Telegraph this week

You could Win a Monkey* with your Derby Telegraph this week

This week your Derby Telegraph will give readers the chance to win their very own monkey...or, in other words, £500 cash! £500 could set you up for a great summer, however you may choose to spend it. You could celebrate your win by jetting off for a...

 

SocGen facing bribery lawsuit over Libyan deals - FT

The newspaper said the LIA has filed a $1.5 billion (901.9 million pounds) lawsuit against the bank in London's High Court. (link.reuters.com/sur97v) According to the FT, the LIA alleges that SocGen paid at least $58 million to Leinada, a...

Reuters, 04:30 in Business
 
Flipped car driver flees scene

Flipped car driver flees scene

Police are trying to trace a driver who fled the scene after parking a car on its side in a quiet Leyland street. Resident heard a crash in East Street and went outside to find an upturned Renault saloon in the middle of the road. A passing driver,...

 
Missing Plane: 'No Time Limit' To Search

Missing Plane: 'No Time Limit' To Search

The "extraordinarily difficult" search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will go on for as long as possible, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said. He said the best brains in the world are trying to solve the mystery of what...

 

German finance ministry expects ECB rates to rise - Der Spiegel

The ECB has kept interest rates at a record low of 0.25 percent since November and is expected hold them at that level at its next policy meeting on Thursday. But the focus of debate in the region has been on whether the ECB will provide more rather...

Reuters, 04:38 in Business
 


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