News archive from 4 November 2013

TOWIE: Joey fails to give Sam answers while things come to a head between Jasmin and Ferne with very bitter...

It didn't look very promising last week when Joey Essex refused to kiss Sam Faiers during a date which was supposedly intended to build bridges between them. But that didn't stop Sam from trying to be more than "friends with feelings' with her ex...

 

The end of the road: Kingsland Road are latest act to be eliminated from The X Factor after sing-off with...

Kingsland Road were the latest act to be sent home from the X factor after a tense sing-off with Tamera Foster. The two acts with the lowest number of public votes - Tamera Foster and Kingsland Road - came as "a shocker' to Gary Barlow and the...

 

In political messaging wars, White House deploys a Twitter army

It was from NBC, which said that Obama had overpromised when he said Americans who liked their insurance could keep it, and that the president knew that many people would see their coverage change. White House officials quickly began firing off a...

 
UK must act to halt mutilation of girls – report

UK must act to halt mutilation of girls – report

Samira Hashi, her mother Lul Musse and grandmother Faduma Ali. The older women underwent FGM in Somalia but decreed that Samira should not. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Thousands of girls in danger of genital mutilation are being failed...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 

Exclusive - Tri Pointe nears $2.7 billion deal for Weyerhaeuser unit: sources

The two companies are working toward an announcement possibly as soon as Monday, said the people, who cautioned that the proposed transaction is still subject to last-minute details and that the timetable may yet slip. Tri Pointe shares have risen...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 

China reform checklist - How to tell that this time it's for real?

That was the conclusion of a key Communist Party meeting a decade ago, yet what followed was more of the same: rapid investment-led expansion, which turned China into the world's no.2 economy, but left it laden with debt, environmental damage and...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 

Cabaye's free-kick was a thing of beauty... Ramsey has to aim to double his goal tally... and why...

That free-kick from Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye against Chelsea was a beauty. The delivery looked like it came attached with an invite to say "Go on then, head it'. And Yoan Gouffran did exactly that. Some players try to strike the ball with too...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

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That was one of the worst 40 minutes I've seen at Twickenham... England must step on the gas if they are to...

The biggest lesson for England after a nervous afternoon at Twickenham is a simple one: stop worrying about the opposition and start focusing on yourself. It was one of the worst first halves I can remember watching at Twickenham, but an industrious...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

South Korea plans to buy four Global Hawk aircraft from 2017

The purchase would be conducted through the U.S. Foreign Military Sale (FMS) programme, and was likely to be signed in the first half of 2014, said the official who was not authorised to speak about the deal before its terms were fixed. The budget for...

Reuters, 00:27 in Business
 
China's service sector growth hits one-year high

China's service sector growth hits one-year high

China's service sector grew at its fastest pace in a year in October, the latest sign of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy. The non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 56.3 in October from 55.4 in September. The...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 
Co-op Bank secures rescue deal with creditors

Co-op Bank secures rescue deal with creditors

The Co-operative Bank is set to give details of its rescue plan later after securing a deal over the weekend, the BBC has learned. The deal will see creditors to the group - led by a half dozen hedge funds - end up with 70% of shares in the bank,...

BBC, 00:35 in Business
 

Australia's Nine seeks to raise up to $658 million in IPO

Nine's listing, set for December 6, comes about a year after it avoided receivership with U.S. hedge funds Oaktree Capital Group (OAK.N) and Apollo Global Management (APO.N) taking control in a more than $3 billion debt for equity swap. It plans to...

Reuters, 00:41 in Business
 

Pregnancy bias at work 'concerning'

It is "very concerning" that women in modern society are discriminated against at work because they choose to have children, the head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said. Mark Hammond said bias against pregnant women or...

 

Warning over 'failing' pre-schools

Tens of thousands of young children are still being cared for in nurseries and pre-schools that are not up to scratch, it has been revealed. Latest figures suggest that up to 157,778 pre-schoolers are at facilities that are considered not good enough...

 


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