News archive from 10 April 2011

Libya rebels repel attack on Misrata

As fighting raged on for the coastal town, where conditions are said to be desperate, a buoyant Muammar Gaddafi made his first television appearance for five days and his troops engaged rebels in more fighting on the eastern front of the civil war....

 

Harry Redknapp wants leaders and made a bid for Rio Ferdinand

Harry Redknapp said he tried to sign Rio Ferdinand for Tottenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images Harry Redknapp has admitted that he attempted to sign Rio Ferdinand from Manchester United at the start of the season as he urged the Tottenham...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
SEXTON BOOTS LEINSTER TO VICTORY

SEXTON BOOTS LEINSTER TO VICTORY

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton kicked English champions Leicester out of Europe in a Heineken Cup quarter-final that bristled with Test match intensity. Sexton, who booted 14 points when Ireland ended England's RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam hopes three...

Daily Star, 22:22 in Sport
 

Boardwalk Empire: season one finale, episode 12

Boardwalk Empire ... rousing rhetoric SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode 12 – and if you've seen more of the series, please be aware that other readers may...

 
Man arrested after two-month-old baby stabbed in Birmingham

Man arrested after two-month-old baby stabbed in Birmingham

The baby is now in a critical condition in hospital with what West Midlands Police described as 'life-threatening' injuries. Police officers attended an incident at a property in Alfred Road in the Handsworth area of the city late on Friday night and...

Metro, 22:49 in Hot News
 

Spiral III: The Butcher of La Villette - episodes three and four

Spiral III's Berthaud and Gilou ... growing tension. Photograph: Nathalie Mazéas/BBC/A Son et Lumiere for Canal Plus production Spoiler Alert: This blog is for people watching Spiral III on BBC4 in the UK. Stop reading if you haven't seen episodes...

Guardian, 22:51 in Showbiz
 

Julian Assange claims WikiLeaks is more accountable than governments

WikiLeaks 'is more responsive than a government that is elected after sourcing money from big business every four years,' Assange told the audience. Photograph: Akira Suemori/AP WikiLeaks is more accountable than democratically elected governments...

 
Lawsuits to strengthen Net traffic rules possible

Lawsuits to strengthen Net traffic rules possible

So-called net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC in December would prevent network operators from blocking lawful content but still let them ration access to their networks. Public interest groups criticized the rules, intended to preserve the...

 
Expedia shares gain on TripAdvisor spin-off plan

Expedia shares gain on TripAdvisor spin-off plan

Shares of Expedia rose 13 percent on Friday as analysts hailed the online travel agency's separation plan as a way to unlock potential value. TripAdvisor, which sells ad revenue on its sites that feature travel reviews, has been the growth engine at...

 
Katie Price calls for Minister to sack C4 chief who cleared Frankie Boyle s sick joke

Katie Price calls for Minister to sack C4 chief who cleared Frankie Boyle"s sick joke

According to Ofcom, Mr Abraham "gave clearance" for the jokes. Speaking to TV executives soon after the show was screened, he said: "I hope you have noticed... when we are being hounded by the Press to defend creative risk-taking, that...

 

Mystery bird: wood duck, Aix sponsa

Adult male wood duck, Aix sponsa, also known as the Carolina duck, photographed in southern California, USA. Image: Avian Resources/Steve Duncan [velociraptorize]. Question: This lovely North American mystery bird species has some unusual breeding...

 

Hull KR 38-28 Leeds | Super League match report

Hull KR's Scott Murrell scored a try and five goals in the 38-28 victory over Leeds at Craven Park. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images Hull KR capitalised on a woeful Leeds performance to end their own poor run, and ease the pressure that had been...

Guardian, 23:34 in Sport
 
Katy Perry 'carries a comfort blanket'

Katy Perry 'carries a comfort blanket'

The California Gurls star is in the city to spend time with husband Russell Brand, after the pair endured a spell apart due to work commitments, reported the Daily Mail. She was snapped leaving her apartment in the Big Apple with the comedian while...

Metro, 23:44 in Showbiz
 

Ben Ainslie leads British medal run in Mallorca

Ben Ainslie after winning the men's Finn class competition in Palma, Mallorca. Photograph: Montserrat Diez/EPA Britain's Olympic sailors scored heavily at the Trofeo Princess Sophia in Palma, Mallorca, with eight medals, three of them gold. Ben...

Guardian, 23:51 in Sport
 
MCILROY REMAINS IN CONTENTION

MCILROY REMAINS IN CONTENTION

Rory McIlroy lost the lead, grabbed it back again, then found himself in a three-way tie in a Masters third round of fluctuating fortunes at Augusta. Two ahead at halfway in the opening major of the season, the 21-year-old Northern Irishman was...

Daily Star, 23:51 in Sport
 


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