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'No Kiss, He Just Vanished' - Auschwitz Survivor

news.sky.com — Seventy-five years ago in 1939 when the Nazis invaded Poland, Renee Salt was just 10 years old. Now 85, she is able to look back and reflect on how, miraculously, she survived when so many others perished.
Jan 25, 2015

'No Kiss, He Just Vanished' - my interview with Auschwitz survivor Renee Salt- it was a true honour to meet her news.sky.com/story/1414381/…

Woman At Centre Of IS Prisoner Swap Demand

news.sky.com — Islamic State militants have said they will release the remaining Japanese hostage Kenji Goto if a prisoner called Sajida al Rishawi is released from jail in Jordan. But who is she and why does IS want her free? On the evening of 9 November 2005, explosions ripped through three hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Jan 25, 2015

Islamic State say #KenjiGoto will be free if #Jordan releases Sajida al-Rishawi. Who's she & why does #ISIS want her? news.sky.com/story/1414514/…

UKIP MEP Defects To Conservative Party

news.sky.com — UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir has defected to the Conservative Party, with David Cameron saying he was "absolutely delighted" with the decision. He told the Telegraph that UKIP had become a "party of ruthless self-interest" and was "pretty amateur". He added that it was "delusional" about its chances of winning Parliamentary seats in the general election in May.

Warsi Attacks Govt Policy Towards Muslims

news.sky.com — The former Conservative party chairman Baroness Warsi has accused the Government of viewing Britain's Muslim community with suspicion. Baroness Warsi also criticised what she described as a policy of non-engagement with Britain's three million Muslims, leading to a lack of trust.

Japan 'Investigates IS Hostage Death Reports'

news.sky.com — The Japanese government is reportedly trying to verify claims that one of the two hostages held by Islamic State has been killed. Broadcaster NHK said officials were looking into the claims. But there was confusion as another report by the Japanese Times said the captives were still alive.

Crackdown On Prisoners Caught With 'Legal Highs'

news.sky.com — Prisoners caught using so-called "legal highs" will face tougher penalties following a huge increase in the use of the drugs inside jails. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has warned that the trend could be driving a spike in violence among inmates - which has resulted in prison staff being injured.
Jan 25, 2015

Prison staff - during a raid at hmp ranby- told me legal highs most common substance in jail cos so hard to detect. news.sky.com/story/1414260/…

King Abdullah: A Legacy Of Contradictions

news.sky.com — He has been called a 'reformist' ruler, steadily driving Saudi Arabia towards modernisation. World leaders past and present hailed him as a man "committed to peace" and a "powerful voice for tolerance". King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz firmly placed Saudi Arabia at the centre of regional events and, for better or worse, his policies have had a profound impact on countries beyond the kingdom's borders.

He's Not A TV Dog! Call For Churchill Legacy

news.sky.com — Sir Winston Churchill died 50 years ago today, but his grandson says many people nowadays think Churchill is a "dog that sells insurance". Sir Nicholas Soames MP said the United States and France "revere" Britain's war-time leader and that more needs to be done to remember him in his home country.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @skynewsniall: Great report from @skyenda - fifty years on from Churchill's death, have we forgotten the Greatest Briton? news.sky.com/story/1413917/…

Jan 24, 2015

Great report from @skyenda - fifty years on from Churchill's death, have we forgotten the Greatest Briton? news.sky.com/story/1413917/…

BA Owner IAG Tables Fresh Bid For Aer Lingus

news.sky.com — The parent company of British Airways (BA) has approached Aer Lingus about a fresh takeover bid for the Irish carrier. Sky News can exclusively reveal that International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) submitted a revised proposal to the board of Aer Lingus within the last couple of days.
Jan 24, 2015

Exclusive: British Airways' parent tables new takeover proposal to board of Aer Lingus worth at least €2.50-a-share. goo.gl/BcCbGf

Mayweather Fight May Be Next, Says Pacquiao

news.sky.com — Manny Pacquiao has told Sky Sports News HQ he thinks his next fight will be against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The two biggest stars in boxing have been unable to finalise a clash in recent years, amid rows over television network deals and blood tests.

Iraqi Forces Retake Less Than 2% Of IS Areas

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Apple Watch Battery May Struggle To Last A Day

news.sky.com — Apple's big announcement last year that it was launching a smartwatch left fans with one question: what's the battery life like? Apple was uncharacteristically coy about the details - despite trumpeting the staying power of the iPhone 6 device which was announced on the same day.

Man Arrested Over Missing Woman In Dorset

news.sky.com — Police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a woman in Dorset. Dorset Police say they hold "grave concerns" for 25-year-old Samantha Henderson, who was reported missing on Thursday. The man from the village of Corfe Castle in Wareham is currently being questioned by police.

TV Debates: Leaders Could Be 'Empty Chaired'

news.sky.com — Broadcasters have suggested they would be prepared to "empty chair" leaders who decline to participate in the TV debates, as they revealed their latest proposals. Sky News, BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have also proposed holding the debates during the election campaign, on 2, 16 and 30 of April.
Jan 23, 2015

broadcasters agree to "empty chair" any party leader who chooses not to participate in debates. in election period news.sky.com/story/1413652/…

Jan 23, 2015

Broadcasters suggests they would "empty chair" leaders who decline to participate in TV debates in latest proposals: news.sky.com/story/1413652/….

Army Review: Senior Officers Set To Be Axed

news.sky.com — The number of senior Army officers could be axed under plans to streamline the military's top brass. Up to one third of the Army's 500 colonels and 200 brigadiers and generals are set to be axed, The Times newspaper reports.

E-Cigarettes May Cause Fire Hazard On Planes

news.sky.com — E-cigarettes which are checked into luggage on aeroplanes may cause a fire hazard, according to a warning issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has recommended the nicotine replacement devices should be carried in the aircraft cabin, rather than inside checked luggage.
Jan 23, 2015

E-cigarettes in checked luggage could pose a fire hazard on planes: news.sky.com/story/1413958/…

Police "Already Aware" Of Secret File Content

news.sky.com — The secret file on "unnatural" sexual behaviour was not handed to a government-backed review looking into child abuse.

Classroom Rush To Keep Up With Advancing Tech

news.sky.com — The modern-day classroom is evolving rapidly - most British children starting school today have grown-up using tablets, smartphones and YouTube, and teaching methods are changing to reflect this. One of the biggest changes happened in September, when coding became part of the UK national curriculum in primary and secondary schools.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @SkyNews: Watch @SkyNewsSwipe to find out why Bob Geldof is launching an app - despite his retro phone news.sky.com/story/1413729/… pic.twitter.com/4xMwHFSaQ9

Jan 24, 2015

RT @SkyNewsSwipe: On this week's show @skywillsarge meets computer whizzkids + @SkyGemma meets Sir Bob Geldof tinyurl.com/lacmrrf

Jan 24, 2015

RT @SkyNewsSwipe: On this week's show @skywillsarge meets computer whizzkids + @SkyGemma meets Sir Bob Geldof tinyurl.com/lacmrrf

Final Frontier: Sky News Sends Cube Into Space

news.sky.com — Near-space ballooning is becoming increasingly popular, according to new figures from the Civil Aviation Authority. There were 156 high altitude balloon launches in the UK in 2014 - a 57% increase on 2012. Low-cost kits allow schools and citizen scientists to carry payloads to around 30 kilometres up in the atmosphere.