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- Major warns of Labour-SNP 'mayhem'Ex-prime minister Sir John Major is to claim that a Labour government backed by the SNP would be a "recipe for mayhem".
- Chilcot report release date uncertainThe official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.
- Action call over grocery pricingConsumer body Which? demands action from regulator over "confusing and misleading" supermarket pricing.
- Labour plans nurses recruitment driveLabour would launch an emergency recruitment drive to get 1,000 more nurses into training this year if they win the election, Ed Miliband will say.
- Christian medic 'made to look crazy'A Christian health worker claims the NHS made her look "a bit crazy" by disciplining her for allegedly trying to convert a Muslim colleague.
- One MILLION migrants waiting to sail to EuropeMore than 900 people – including 200 women and up to 50 children – are feared dead after the boat overturned in the Med in the one of the worst maritime disasters since World War Two.
- Cop stationed in isolated town on his own for ten years set to retireConstable Neale McShane has spent 40 years as an officer in three different states, but he vows nothing compares to the immense heat and desolate conditions of Birsdville in far west QLD.
- Aussie twins who spent $250K on plastic surgery and share the SAME boyfriend named 'World's Most Identical Twins' Identical Perth twins Anna and Lucy DeCinque won the tittle after they fascinated the producers of a Japanese television prank show who discovered them on YouTube and invited them to part...
- Could YOU recognise your mum while blindfolded? Watch what happens when children are asked to pick their mother out of a group without seeing them in heart-warming new videoIn a heart-warming video that will have you reaching for the tissues, six real-life women and their children are gathered to find out the answer.
- 'Cake? You mean the b o m b': Terror suspect's 'attempt to groom another man to buy ingredients for device failed when he reveals truth in text exchange'Kazi Islam, 18, from Manor Park, east London, is alleged to have groomed Harry Thomas, 19, who has learning difficulties, into buying ingredients for a bomb and purchasing a knife to kill...
- Bobbi Kristina has "irreversible brain damage" grandmother Cissy Houston says as war of words eruptWhitney Houston's family rubbishes Bobby Brown's claims his daughter Bobbi Kristina is "awake"
- Loch Ness Monster: Google Doodle created to mark 81st anniversary of the most famous monster photoThe internet giant has devised a moving illustration to celebrate the date the most iconic 'picture of Nessie' was taken
- Tiny chihuahua and huge Italian mastiff show opposites attract after forging unlikely bondLittle pooch Digby has become inseparable from Nero the Neapolitan Mastiff after the pair met at an RSPCA centre
- It's official: Parking charges are the most loathed fee we have to payUnreasonable parking charges topped the table of least-popular fees and charges, the poll by Direct Line showed
- Hunting the Loch Ness Monster? You can now use Google Street view to find itWhen people are looking in the Loch Ness area, the usual yellow Google Pegman will change to a Nessie peg-monster, giving users the power to zoom into different areas of the loch
- Happy 89th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II - her life in picturesIn pics: Queen Elizabeth II's 89th birthday
- Sperm Whale circles submarine in amazing underwater footageScientists in the Gulf of Mexico have filmed a sperm whale circling their submarine
- DPP Alison Saunders spent £7,000 on business class flights while CPS headed towards crisisAlison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions facing resignation calls over her handling of the Greville Janner affair, claimed £13,000 in expenses
- England must be bold in second Test against West Indies and gamble on Adil Rashid's X-factorUnpredictable leg-spinner can be the surprise package England clearly need if they are to win series in West Indies, writes Michael Vaughan
- Queen spends 89th birthday celebrating with Royal family at Windsor CastleThe Queen is having a relaxing week at Windsor as she enters her 90th year on Tuesday
- Cirque du Soleil sold to private equityTPG Capital and Fosun buy circus group in $1.5bn deal
- Up to 1m trying to cross sea, warns ItalyRenzi makes emotional appeal for help from European partners after latest tragedy leaves 700 dead
- Tory grandees at odds over tactics on SNPBoosting nationalists dangerous, says Forsyth, as Major joins campaign
- UK economy failing to innovateKey measure of progress in productivity falls for third year
- Britain tests US over Berkshire scrutinyWarren Buffett company left off provisional ‘too big to fail’ list
- Captain and first mate who survived Libya migrant boat disaster arrestedTWO crew members who piloted a boat carrying Libyan migrants that capsized killing 800 on board have been arrested by Italian authorities.
- Rapist sobs as victim tells him: 'You robbed me of joy'A NIGHT stalker rapist wept yesterday as one of his victims told how she had been “violated in the worst possible way”.
- Sturgeon’s shopping list for Nationalist bloc at WestminsterSNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was accused yesterday of delivering “the most expensive ransom note in history” after setting out demands for a £140bn spending spree.
- UKIP gaining support from small business bossesUKIP is hailed as a champion of small businesses today with more than 100 bosses declaring their support for Nigel Farage’s party.
- David Cameron warns British voters against a Labour and SNP coalition governmentVOTERS must not sleepwalk into a “match made in hell” for Britain by letting in a Labour-Scottish National Party government, David Cameron warned yesterday.
- NSW storm: three dead as Sydney and Hunter region lashed by wild weather – rolling reportThree confirmed fatalities as houses washed away in Dungog Woman in critical condition as 20 people rescued from flood waters 180,000 homes without power SES advises roads are ‘far too d...
- South Korea's latest prime minister offers to resignCorruption scandal prompts Lee Wan-koo’s offer to leave post that four others have either quit or declined to accept since Park Geun-hye became president The post of South Korean prime m...
- Neil Robertson surges into second round on back of obsessive practice• The 33-year-old Australian secures a 10-2 victory over Jamie Jones • Former champion reveals new training regime in quest for greatness • John Higgins and Graeme Dott ease into second r...
- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill and drug chargesRudd was due to stand trial in New Zealand but changed his plea to guilty before the trial began AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possessi...
- Six Baltimore officers suspended over police-van death of Freddie Gray‘It’s clear that what happened happened inside the van,’ mayor says Officials say man who died from a ‘significant spinal injury’ asked officers for an asthma inhaler two minutes after h...
- RSS Feed Moving (scotsman.com)We are about to release our new site with a new look, feel and structure. Part of this release will involve the creation of new RSS feeds and the decommissioning of the current ones. Plea...
- The Rumour Mill: Tuesday's football news and gossipIn today's Rumour Mill: All the build-up to tonight's big match in Spain; Craig Brown linked with Northern Ireland vacancy; Rangers finance boss quits; plus the rest o
- Scottish Business Briefing - Tuesday 11 October, 2011WELCOME to scotsman.com's Scottish Business Briefing. Every morning we bring you a comprehensive round-up of all news affecting business in Scotland today.
- 'My views unwelcome north of the border', says PGA chief Sandy JonesSANDY Jones, the chief executive of the PGA, has said he feels his opinions on Scottish golf are unwelcome in certain quarters and claimed the skills within his organisation a
- Interview: Lee McConnell, athleteWITH the Olympic Games now almost within touching distance, the next year is mapped out for Lee McConnell, as it is for every other athlete who hopes to be in the Great Britai
- 'Jihadi John': Isis executioner Mohammed Emwazi wanted to wage jihad in Somalia until his friends were betrayed and killed by al-ShabaabMohammed Emwazi, the Isis recruit from Britain now notorious as the savage executioner “Jihadi John”, gave up an earlier plan to join al-Shabaab in Somalia when a succession of friends ...
- Qataris pledge to expand Canary WharfThe £2.6bn takeover of Canary Wharf formally went through yesterday, with its new owners, the US property giant Brookfield and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, promising it a bright future.
- Beware these bad ideas about reforming the taxation of pensionsAlmost every government has tinkered with pensions, an area of financial life that needs stable structures and a long-term perspective. For 30 years this has not caused much concern nor ...
- General Election 2015: Is the election crushing growth?George Osborne, famously, likes to be photographed on visits to factories where he is shown pulling levers while wearing a hard hit and a luminous vest. The message the spin doctors want...
- Questions, questions... but HSBC still won’t give a straight answerThe word from HSBC is that nothing has changed. The debate about the location of the headquarters ? Not put about by us, guv. It’s been re-heated by others, specifically our shareholders.
- Bikini-clad skiers take to the slopes for world record attemptAD_166522204.jpgnicholasreillyPic show: Skiers stripped down to bikinis and swimming trunks to claim the new world record.nnBrrrr ¿ It was a bit brass monkeys but several hundred skiers still stripped down to bikinis and swimming trunks to claim a new world record for 'mass skiing in bathing suits' on the slopes.nnBraving the freezing conditions, 1,835 snowboarders and skiers took part in the mammoth ski in the town of Sheregesh in Central Russia's Kemerovo Oblast.nnPictures of the the amazing bikini flash mob were captured by a drone in the sky and six cameras on the route as organisers believe they have smashed the previous record by more than three times.nnWith so many people coming down the slope at once, there were 30 instructors on hand to prevent accidents.nnMost of the participants came from the local music festival in the town and some did take a tumble, but no serious accidents were reported.nnThe result is being submitted to the Guiness Book Of Records and is expected to be confirmed soon.nnTwo years ago, the event drew aound 700 people but the final number was reduced to 500 because some skied in clothes.nnThis time everyone skied without clothes and participant Ella Alexseeva, 22, said: "It was brilliant. It was a bit cold because I was only in a bikini but if the world record is confirmed it will be worth it. Everyone had a laugh and it was good fun."nn(ends)Pic show: Skiers stripped down to bikinis and swimming trunks to claim the new world record.nnBrrrr ¿ It was a bit brass monkeys but several hundred skiers still stripped down to bikinis and swimming trunks to claim a new world record for 'mass skiing in bathing suits' on the slopes.nnBraving the freezing conditions, 1,835 snowboarders and skiers took part in the mammoth ski in the town of Sheregesh in Central Russia's Kemerovo Oblast.nnPictures of the the amazing bikini flash mob were captured by a drone in the sky and six cameras on the route as organisers believe they have smashed the previous record by more than three times.nnWith so many people coming down the slope at once, there were 30 instructors on hand to prevent accidents.nnMost of the participants came from the local music festival in the town and some did take a tumble, but no serious accidents were reported.nnThe result is being submitted to the Guiness Book Of Records and is expected to be confirmed soon.nnTwo years ago, the event drew aound 700 people but the final number was reduced to 500 because some skied in clothes.nnThis time everyone skied without clothes and participant Ella Alexseeva, 22, said: "It was brilliant. It was a bit cold because I was only in a bikini but if the world record is confirmed it will be worth it. Everyone had a laugh and it was good fun."nn(ends)Pic show: Skiers stripped down to bikinis and swimming trunks to claim the new world record.nnBrrrr ¿ It was a bit brass monkeys but several hundred skiers still stripped down to bikinis and swimming trunks to claim a new world record for 'mass skiing in bathing suits' on the slopes.nnBraving the freezing conditions, 1,835 snowboarders and skiers took part in the mammoth ski in the town of Sheregesh in Central Russia's Kemerovo Oblast.nnPictures of the the amazing bikini flash mob were captured by a drone in the sky and six cameras on the route as organisers believe they have smashed the previous record by more than three times.nnWith so many people coming down the slope at once, there were 30 instructors on hand to prevent accidents.nnMost of the participants came from the local music festival in the town and some did take a tumble, but no serious accidents were reported.nnThe result is being submitted to the Guiness Book Of Records and is expected to be confirmed soon.nnTwo years ago, the event drew aound 700 people but the final number was reduced to 500 because some skied in clothes.nnThis time everyone skied without clothes and participant Ella Alexseeva, 22, said: "It was brilliant. It was a bit cold because I was only in a bikini but if the world record is confirmed it will be worth it. Everyone had a laugh and it was good fun."nn(ends)Ski dog *Books flight, gets out budgie smugglers* Ski dog
- Now anyone can Direct Message you on TwitterTwitterolliemcateerTwitter has promised to crack down on trolls (Picture: PA)The changes happened today.
- 18 signs you’re a massive LADstagolliemcateer(Picture: Getty)(Picture: Giphy)(Picture: Metro)(Picture: BBC/Howlatthemoon)(Picture: imgur.com)(Picture(Picture: Getty)(Picture: Giphy)Matthews Political Roundup.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Adam Gordon/REX (4229840a) Tourists taking a selife with a Kangaroo Kangaroo takes a selfie with British tourists at Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia - October 2014 G'day mate! This kangaroo looks simply overjoyed to get in on the selfie trend. Brit Brendan Cleaves captured this hilarious image of the face pulling marsupial while visiting Australia for a friend's wedding. Rather than the typical stag do, Brendan, the groom-to-be and several mates decided to visit some of Australia's more interesting attractions. One of these stops was to the late Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. At the wildlife park the group popped by the roo enclosure where visitors are able to get up close to the animals and even feed them. And it was here that they met a particularly curious character! Brendan comments: "This one guy seemed pretty curious with us and our English banter. We took the usually tourist pics but he just followed us about, as if them normal pictures weren't cutting it for him. We all knew what he was trying to get at, so we all huddled around and got an awesome selfie pic. Admittedly it did take a few goes, but he was a perfectionist and wanted to get the frame right!"Man crying Adam Lister/Adam Lister(Picture: Giphy)Recycling rubbish or garbage bin with vegetable scraps inside to turn to composte. LisaStrachan/LisaStrachan(Picture: YouTube)Conceptual photo of young, sexy and good looking police officer, almost naked.(Picture: imgflip) Just how much of a lads' lad are you? 2015 Black Girls Rock! - Showeyesgiphy (5)giphy (4)obamalaughingWindsor Raceshub200Conceptual photo of young, sexy and good looking police officer, a...
- Could your child save a life? 37% of parents believe their child couldn’t1-E-kWndPdjFzQc7d-uAW2kwnicholasreillyLoretta Addison suffered an epileptic fit in January 2012, but her daughter rang 99 and saved her life (Picture: Medium.com) 37% of parents believe that their child couldn't.
- Scientists reveal ‘Altamura man’ was a Neanderthal and also very unlucky to have fallen down a sinkholeAltamura ManjimmynsubugaukmetroAltamura Man, Neanderthal It wasn't the best way to go.
- 'You okay hun?': Ruth Davidson has cheeky pop at Jim Murphy for furious tweet to David CameronDAVIDSON posted after a furious Leader of the Scottish Labour party took to Twitter to have a go at PM David Cameron.
- Absolutely Fabulous star June Whitfield set to guest star in Eastenders as a nunTHE actress will play as a nun who helps Kat Moon when the popular character feels suicidal during an episode while will be aired next week.
- Google a new view of Nessie: Loch Ness Monster can now be hunted on Maps' Street ViewVISIT SCOTLAND hope that the global initiative will boost the profile of Loch Ness and Scotland as a whole.
- Tragedy hits migrant boat yards from shore as vessel runs aground on Greek island killing threeA YOUNG boy and two others drowned yards off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes as 100 shivering survivors were pulled ashore.
- Perth's all set for the first race day of the 2015 seasonWith a total prize pot of £20,000 the three-day Perth Festival kicks off a scorching summer of racing
- EXCLUSIVE: Footballer's future in crisis after sick taunts about Steven Gerrard's daughterA TEENAGE footballer could be booted out of his club after making sick comments about Steven Gerrard’s three-year-old daughter.
- Brave Kellie Maloney gets a standing ovation at the Ukip conferenceFORMER boxing promoter Kellie Maloney got a standing ovation after an emotional speech at Ukip’s spring conference.
- One ALE of a tax dodge! Customs officers seize 39,000 smuggled pintsCUSTOMS officers seize 39,000 pints of beer every day in a war against booze bandits.
- Britain's cold snap DEATH toll to hit 50K as winter victims are on the riseBRITAIN’S winter death toll is set to hit a shocking 50,000 – the biggest for 39 years.
- EXCLUSIVE: Soldier chasing Jihadi John is a pal of American Sniper Chris KyleTHE SOLDIER tasked with taking out Islamic State maniac Jihadi John is a pal of American Sniper Chris Kyle.
- Ten-man Swansea defeat LaticsGylfi Sigurdsson struck either side of the interval to secure a deserved 2-0 victory for 10-man Swansea at the Premier League basement boys Wigan.
- Dunn snatches point for RoversDavid Dunn earned Blackburn a valuable point in the fight against relegation with a headed equaliser five minutes from time in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Ewood Park.
- City stretch leadMario Balotelli again took centre stage as Manchester City saw off Bolton 2-0 to move five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
- Baggies pile pressure on AVBWest Brom defender Gareth McAuley increased the pressure on Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas with a late winner in the 1-0 Barclays Premier League clash at the Hawthorns.
- Van Persie bags brace at LiverpoolLiverpool paid for missing a penalty and hitting the post twice as Arsenal's Robin van Persie scored twice to snatch a late 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Anfield.
- Review: Professor Green at 02 Academy, BirminghamRapper Professor Green showed energy and enthusiasm in his Birmingham performance
- Lap dancing plan in Birmingham rejected after protests from blind charityBlind charity protests lead to application for Lace Gentlemens Club on John Bright Street being rejected
- Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis memorial education annual award scheme to endThe award scheme was set up in 2006 to help disadvantaged students achieve their career goals
- Man who died after suspected hit-and-run accident is namedPolice question 18-year-old after body found in Rugeley
- Kings Norton church sealed off after sex attackPolice investigate sexual assault near church at Kings Norton
- PaytriotismFOREIGNERS pledging their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth in Fife, near Edinburgh, are rewarded, along with British citizenship, by a mug emblazoned with a puffin and the words “Fife the k...
- The cross-dressersWHEN writing its election manifesto, a sensible political party strikes a compromise between its own grand ideals and the practical realities of voters’ lives. This balancing act demands...
- Apathetic fallacyFancy a snap election? ONE-BY-ONE they approach the lectern, explaining why they will cast their votes. “Regardless of whether you do or don’t, policies will be implemented,” says Prince...
- The right to buy...votesBRITONS are obsessed with home ownership, but an acute housing shortage has put it out of the reach of many. The last census, in 2011, recorded the first fall in the number of owner-occu...
- The anti-tarmac voteON first glance, the constituency of Brentford & Isleworth, in west London, looks like a typical Conservative Party heartland. It is full of boutique shops and cafés. The back streets ar...
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- EU Targets Russian Gas GiantThe European Union plans to file formal antitrust charges against Russia’s Gazprom.image
- Norway Steams Up Investors in PipelineInvestors in a gas pipeline are suing the government of Norway, usually seen as a safe place to do business, over changes they say will cost them billions of dollars.image
- Hong Kong Shares ReboundStocks in Hong Kong rebounded Tuesday from their largest tumble of the year.image
- Rich Smuggling Trade Fuels Deadly Migration Across MediterraneanEuropean authorities are finding it difficult to combat a brazen, multimillion-dollar people-smuggling enterprise run by Libyan militias and tribesmen.image
- Power Companies' Profit Recipe: Just Spend MoreU.S. power companies poured billions into new equipment in the past decade, a spending surge that customers have paid for. One reason behind the heavy spending: It actually boosts utiliti...
- Tuesday's gossip columnHenderson set for £100,000 a week, Liverpool target Depay, Klopp rejects West Ham, plus more.
- Bingham repels Williams challengeStuart Bingham holds off a gutsy challenge from Robbie Williams to earn a place in the second round of the World Championship.
- England should pick Rashid - VaughanLeg-spinner Adil Rashid should make his England Test debut in the second match of the series in the West Indies, says Michael Vaughan.
- Tebow makes NFL return with EaglesQuarterback Tim Tebow signs a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, three years after he last played in the NFL.
- NZ's Cruden set to miss World CupNew Zealand fly-half Aaron Cruden says the prospect of missing the World Cup because of injury is a "tough pill to swallow".
- Andy Murray wins 500th career match to reach Miami quarter-finalsAndy Murray was made to work hard for his 500th career win, but he finally came past Kevin Anderson to reach the quarter-finals at the Miami Open
- Liverpool won't sell Sterling despite contract wrangleLiverpool will not consider a deal to sell Raheem Sterling this summer even if he refuses to sign a new contract, sources have told ESPN FC
- Arsenal have 'made offer' for Palermo striker DybalaArsenal and Juventus have both made offers for Paulo Dybala, according to Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini
- Real Madrid's Coentrao eyes 'honour' of Man United moveReal Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao says he would be very interested in a move to Manchester United next season
- Manchester United take non-league Grimshaw on trialManchester United have taken non-league sensation Sam Grimshaw on trial, sources have told ESPN
- Tolstykh voted Russian FA chiefNikolai Tolstykh, ousted as head of the Russian Professional Football League (PFL) two years ago, was elected president of the country's Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
- Former league boss Tolstykh voted Russian FA chiefNikolai Tolstykh, ousted as head of the Russian Professional Football League (PFL) two years ago, was elected president of the country's Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
- Pienaar ruled outInjury has forced Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to withdrawn from South Africa's squad due to play international friendlies this week.
- Partizan win marred by crowd troubleSerbian champions Partizan Belgrade came from behind to beat city rivals OFK 3-1 on Sunday, but their success was marred by serious crowd trouble among groups of their own fans.
- Slew set for spell on sidelinesOn-loan Oldham striker Jordan Slew suffered another injury setback during the 1-0 win over Portsmouth. Slew was hurt against Walsall and missed the Stevenage game, returning to parent cl...
- Game of Thrones tour of Dubrovnik is more than just fantasyGet to the heart of the Seven Kingdoms and discover the real King's Landing on this cruise ship excursion with a difference
- Gamescom 2013: Live updates on the news, gameplay footage, trailers and announcements from day threeIt's day three of gamescom 2013 and we have live news and updates coming direct from Cologne, Germany.
- Transfer news LIVE: All of Thursday's gossip, rumours and done deals as they happenWho? What? When? Where? How? Which? All those questions and more (possibly) answered in Thursday's transfer live blog
- Edinburgh TV festival LIVE: Follow GEITF news and live updates, as they happenLet us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below or tweeting us at @MirrorTVNews
- Ricky Gervais plans David Brent film based around hit YouTube series Learn To Play GuitarComedian is planning a David Brent film, album and world tour as he resurrects his most famous small screen character
- Little Mix join forces with Caroline Flack and tell cancer to jog onWHAT a bunch a beauties.
- Myleene Klass does the school run in animal print and heels comboNOT bad for a Monday morning.
- Peaches Geldof plays proud mummy in intimate family picturesTHEY look so content.
- Judge rules in favour of Emma Thompson in Effie court caseEMMA THOMPSON has been given the go-ahead to proceed with a movie about the lives of 19th century poet JOHN RUSKIN, his wife EFFIE GRAY and her lover, painter JOHN EVERETT MILLIAS, after...
- Eva Mendes organised special 'mothers' day' for film researchActress EVA MENDES gathered up all the mums in her life for an intensive 'mothers' day' so she could get a feel for what it's like to be a woman with a kid for her new film THE PLACE AMO...
- This humanoid robot can read facial expressions and make his ownHanson Robotics' Han the robot made his debut at the Global Sources Electronics Fair, where he interacted with visitors, holding eye contact and conversation.
- The 10 gestures you need to know for the Apple WatchFind apps, pay for things on the go and find your way around Apple's advanced new watch: here are the key ways to navigate on it.
- Google joins the search for Loch Ness Monster, may have found it (or not)Technically Incorrect: Google may have all sorts of problems in Europe, but it's trying to make a contribution too.
- Yahoo's new search pact with Microsoft includes opt-out clauseEither company will be able to terminate the amended deal on or after October 1, according to a new regulatory filing.
- Microsoft chooses Australia for first store outside North AmericaAs it expands its online presence to more than 189 countries, Microsoft has announced it will open its first retail store outside North America in Sydney, Australia.
- Labour maintains one point lead over Conservatives - YouGov(Reuters) - Ahead of Britain's May 7 election, the opposition Labour Party maintained its one-point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov poll for ...
- China's ICBC to provide $4.3 billion in financing for Pakistan power projectsBEIJING (Reuters) - Industrial and Commerical Bank of China (ICBC), the world's biggest lender by assets, said on Tuesday it has agreed to provide $4.3 billion in financing for energy and...
- New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverageNEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and ...
- John Major warns of a Labour-SNP deal - The Times(Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister John Major will urge voters on Tuesday to reject a "weak and unstable" Labour government subjected to a "daily dose of political blackmail" by th...
- Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effortCATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of...
- Arran comes top in a poll of Scottish islandsThe Isle of Arran has been placed fourth in a list of the best islands in the UK and Channel Islands.
- Alan McManus falls behind against returning Ali CarterVETERAN potter Alan McManus faces an uphill battle to qualify for the World Snooker Championship second round after trailing Ali Carter in their first-round encounter in Sheffield.
- Wildfires on Isle of LewisFIREFIGHTERS were called to two different wildfires on the Hebridean island of Lewis.
- A Labour government propped up by the SNP would be open to daily dose of blackmail, warns ex-PM Sir John MajorAN Ed Miliband government propped up by Nicola Sturgeon's SNP would be "open to a daily dose of political blackmail", Sir John Major will insist today.
- Blaise Matuidi says belief is the biggest problem for PSG against BarcelonaOf all the challenges facing Paris St Germain ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final return leg at Barcelona, the biggest is to actually believe they can achieve something grea...
- Grounds maintenance teams will cut back by not cutting backThe upkeep of private ground by Perth and Kinross Council was this week described as ''ludicrous''.
- Thousands brave cold for Dundee Christmas Light Night 2011The festive season officially arrived in Dundee on Friday as around 25,000 people braved the cold for the switching-on of the Christmas lights.
- 'New' name for Dundee street would be link to medieval pastA long-abandoned medieval street name could soon return to Dundee.
- Lingerie boss Michelle Mone's Carnoustie kitchen all part of her great support for Erskine charityAn Angus couple this week told how Scottish lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone cooked for them in their home — and then did the washing up!
- VIDEO: Gordon Brown contributes to student's football-themed documentaryA Fife university student enrolled the help of the former Prime Minister to make a moving documentary about the Blue Brazil.
- Queen's Award for Enterprise: Wales Millennium Centre, a trio of top firms and an enterprise expert honouredWales Millennium Centre, University of Wales Trinity St David Professor Andrew Penaluna, Airborne Systems, Lumishore and Markes International have all won Queen's Awards for Enterprise
- Cardiff City 0-1 Swansea City: Swans see off strong Bluebirds second string to claim South Wales derby bragging rightsIt was the South Wales development derby that both clubs needed to win. It was the Swans who triumphed, effectively eliminating the 10-man Bluebirds in the process
- Drunk pedestrian died trying to 'hitch a lift home' after a night out in Swansea, inquest hearsKyle Simpkins, 23, of Cwmavon, Port Talbot died on February 12, 2012, following a collision with a silver Subaru Impreza in Fabian Way
- The 12 best music festivals in Wales in 2015Forget Glastonbury and Reading - there's something to rock everyone right here at home
- Millennium Stadium success for Llanishen High as they secure back-to-back Welsh Schools Cup titlesLlanishen won a battle of east against west to defeat Ysgol y Strade 17-11 at the home of Welsh rugby
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- Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over BluesST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have been busy trying to agitate the Minnesota Wild into costly mistakes.
- South Korea's prime minister offers to quit amid bribery scandalSouth Korea's prime minister, who has denied an allegation that he took illegal campaign funds from a businessman who committed suicide, has offered to resign over the scandal, the ...
- Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentumPITTSBURGH (AP) — There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road.
- Japan govt picks Toyota adviser Funo for divided BOJ boardBy Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government has nominated Yukitoshi Funo, an adviser to Toyota Motor Corp , to join the Bank of Japan's deeply divided nine-member polic...
- Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacyITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who raine...
- Captain Arrested Over Migrant Boat DisasterThe captain and a crew member of the boat that capsized off the Libyan coast killing around 900 people have been arrested.Search for migrant boat
- Labour's 100-Day Plan To Fix Health ServiceEd Miliband is expected to announce measures to "save" the NHS, starting with an "emergency recruitment drive" for nurses.Labour Leader Ed Miliband Delivers A Speech About The Future Of T...
- AC/DC Star Pleads Guilty In New Zealand CourtThe rocker admits one charge of threatening to kill and possession of cannabis and methamphetamine at a hearing in New Zealand.ENTERTAINMENT-COURT-AC-DC-MUSIC-NZEALAND-AUSTRALIA-RUDD
- Warning Over 'Diet Pills' After Student DiesThe 21-year-old's mother says she will be "missed by everyone" as police urge caution over potentially dangerous supplements.Eloise Parry
- 'Sadistic Sexual Stabbing' Killer Jailed For LifeAn architect with a sexual desire to stab women is told he deserves his sentence for murdering childcare worker Elaine O'Hara.Graham Dwyer court case
- Vlaar may stay at VillaAston Villa defender Ron Vlaar has revealed he may sign a new contract to remain at the club beyond this summer.
- Paterson faces ban for strikeSalford forward Cory Paterson has been charged with intentional striking during his side's 22-18 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup defeat at Leigh.
- Sky Live: West Indies v EnglandEngland are likely to make one change to their starting XI for the second Test against West Indies in Grenada, which starts on Tuesday.
- Botham: England must drop TrottSir Ian Botham believes Jonathan Trott should be left out by England for the second Test against the West Indies, which starts on Tuesday.
- Man Utd return for Van PersieManchester United striker Robin van Persie got an hour's play under his belt on Monday night in his first game since February 21.