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Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is stoking long-festering concerns among corporate sponsors about soccer's top governing body, but the marketing power of the world's most popular game is so great that severing ties wouldn't be easy.
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Two car bombs in Iraq; 10 killed, 27 injured

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others.
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'Hippie crack' banned: ministers outlaw young people's favourite party drug - ‎2 hours ago‎
Recreational use of laughing gas - dubbed “hippie crack” - will be banned alongside all legal highs under new legislation. Inhaling nitrous oxide for its mind-bending effects will become a criminal offence carrying up to seven years' imprisonment.
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Freedom and liberty should not be red flags for climate science denial, but they are

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Protesters in Canberra, 2011, to plans in Australia to introduce a price on greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images.
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Amnesia researchers use light to restore 'lost' memories in mice

The Guardian - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Massachusetts Institute of Technology neuroscientists identified the cells (highlighted in red) where memory traces are stored in the mouse hippocampus.
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Syria: Insurgent Coalition Pushes Assad's Forces From a Stronghold

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Insurgents seized one of the last Syrian government positions in the northern province of Idlib on Thursday night, in the latest in a series of recent gains by a newly effective opposition coalition that includes the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda as well as other ...
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French bartender sentenced after customer drinks 56 shots and dies

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
A French bartender has received a suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man down 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.

The moment an erupting Japanese volcano blew its top

TVNZ - ‎38 minutes ago‎
A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on today, and authorities ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted in spectacular fashion, spewing towering black-grey clouds into the sky.
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Two held in counter-terror raids

Belfast Telegraph - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK. Also in this Section.
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Orthodox Jewish Belz sect ban women in London from driving

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Jewish mothers have been banned from driving by their Orthadox sect who were today accused of trying to turn their London community into Saudi Arabia.
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TTIP: MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy over courts

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Euro MPs have called for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US, but they have softened their stance on much-criticised commercial courts.
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Galloway confirms he will run to be London mayor

The Times (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
The former MP George Galloway yesterday declared his candidacy for the London mayoral election next year. The controversial Respect Party leader, who was ousted from his Bradford West parliamentary seat at the general election this month, confirmed his ...
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IMF warns of Grexit risk as judgment day approaches - ‎5 hours ago‎
The International Monetary Fund has hinted that Greece could be forced out of the eurozone, as the country edges closer to judgment day with its foreign creditors.
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The poorest part of London is wealthier than the richest parts of Northern Ireland ...

The Independent - ‎9 hours ago‎
The most wealthy areas in Wales and Northern Ireland are on average poorer in terms of disposable income than the most deprived areas of London, according to new official statistics.
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Alexander Dennis wins major order from FirstGroup

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bus producer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has secured an order for nearly 120 vehicles from transport giant FirstGroup. The order, which is understood to be worth about £30m to the Falkirk-based company, includes single and double deck buses and ...
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Applegreen 'to transform' fuel forecourts with €70m share placing

Irish Examiner - ‎3 hours ago‎
Applegreen, the Irish forecourt fuel supplier, plans to benefit from the “grim” reputation of motorway service stations in Britain as it announced a €70m placing of shares and detailed its expansion plans.
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Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

Business Today - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President for products, delivers his keynote address during the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, California May 28, 2015.
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Splatoon hold up: Lorry of Nintendo games is stolen

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
A lorry transporting copies of a special edition of Nintendo's Splatoon shooter video game has been stolen. The vehicle was on its way from Nintendo's European warehouse to retailer Game, said Nintendo.
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Exclusive: FCC poised to side with Verizon, AT&T in airwaves spat

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON U.S. telecoms regulators are leaning toward rejecting a T-Mobile U.S. Inc (TMUS.N) request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year, according to people familiar ...
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San Andreas review: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to the rescue in not-so-dumb ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reviewer rating: Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Reader rating: Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (3 votes). Name: San Andreas; Genre: Action/Adventure; Director: Brad Peyton; Screen writer: Carlton Cuse, Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore; Actors: Dwayne Johnson, ...
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Jamie xx: 'What have I learned? That I like working on my own'

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
He's one third of a Mercury-winning band, an acclaimed remixer and a producer by appointment to pop royalty, such as Drake and Alicia Keys.
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James Bond's Pussy Galore character based on Pussy Deakin

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger. The character was based on real life spy Pussy Deakin. Bond slowly regained consciousness.
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Simon Pegg: 'I find it very hard to write for women'

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Man Up actor Simon Pegg and screenwriter Tess Morris. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian. Laura Barton. Thursday 28 May 2015 12.49 EDT Last modified on Thursday 28 May 2015 19.00 EDT.
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Serena Williams loses set but wins match

The Seattle Times - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Top-seeded Serena Williams was sloppy in stretches in a 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory over 105th-ranked Anna-Lena Friedsam, a German who had never won a Grand Slam match until this week.
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Hull City: Abel Hernandez banned for Phil Jones punch

BBC Sport - ‎11 hours ago‎
Hull City's Abel Hernandez has been banned for three games for punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones. The incident occurred in the 70th minute of the 0-0 draw with United in the final game of the Premier League season which, coupled with a win ...
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Humans will be left 'defenceless' by killer drones - The Nation

Gazette Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Humans could possibly be left 'completely defenceless' by small and agile flying robots that assume for themselves and are designed to kill, a number one US pc science skilled has warned.
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Have YOU drunk dinosaur urine? Every glass of water contains almost 100 ...

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
The next time you reach for a glass of water, remember this; you could be about to sip on dinosaur pee. This is according to science YouTube channel, Curious Minds, which explains that the amount of water on the Earth has remained roughly the same for ...
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How the solar system looked a billion years ago

Daily News & Analysis - ‎10 hours ago‎
Scientists have found a young planetary system which may enable them to understand what our own solar system looked like as 'toddler' billions of years ago.
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Smoking ban in England 'cuts child hospital admissions'

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Thousands of children have been spared serious illness and hospital treatment since the smoking ban was introduced in England in 2007, research suggests.
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Woman comes face to face with her dead brother's transplanted face

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A woman has met the man who received the face of her dead brother in a groundbreaking transplant. Rebekah Aversano saw - and touched - the transplanted face for the first time in an emotional meeting with Richard Norris, who was severely disfigured in a ...
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Who you gonna call? Beijing smokebusters to go on patrol

Bangkok Post - ‎23 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - China's capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places on Monday with a new ban, unprecedented fines and a hotline to report offenders, but enforcement is doubtful in one of the world's most tobacco-addicted countries.
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Three-quarters of fresh UK chickens carry food poisoning bug

Financial Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens bought in UK shops have tested positive for the food poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the Food Standards Agency.
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