News archive from 13 April 2011

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea | Champions League match report

Javier Hernández celebrates scoring Manchester United's first goal against Chelsea in last night's Champions League tie. Photograph: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Manchester United moved into the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they will...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 Barcelona (Barcelona win 6-1 on agg) | Champions League

Barcelona celebrate Lionel Messi's goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League quarter-final. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Lionel Messi's first-half goal ensure that this tie, which looked over after the first leg, when...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 

Clashes erupt in Darfur as peace talks stall

Darfur has been racked by violence since 2003 when mostly non-Arab rebels took up arms against Khartoum, which responded with a brutal counter-insurgency campaign. Violence has fallen from its peak in 2003 and 2004 but a surge in attacks since...

 

Don't raise the bridge: Voina, Russia art terrorists

Voina protesters struggle with police at a 2009 court hearing Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters It's midnight in a burger bar in St Petersburg. Three youngish, dishevelled men sit at a table; a two-year-old boy called Kasper runs excitedly towards a...

 

Why Sarkozy is no 'Africain' | Pierre Haski

Officially, French troops in Ivory Coast are described by their government as "impartial forces". This is somewhat disingenuous. French combat helicopters played a decisive role in the runup to the arrest on Monday of the outgoing Ivorian...

 

Brighton & Hove Albion 4-3 Dagenham & Redbridge | League One report

Brighton's Iñigo Calderón celebrates his team's opening goal in their League One win against Dagenham & Redbridge. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Brighton became the first team in the Football League to gain promotion this season as Gus...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Five things we learned | Daniel Taylor

Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic, right, tangles with Chelsea's Didier Drogba, after forcing the substitution of Fernando Torres at half-time. Photograph: Jon Super/AP 1 Vidic does not have an inferiority complex against TorresPerhaps it is time to...

Guardian, 22:23 in Sport
 

Barnsley 0-1 Queens Park Rangers | Championship match report

QPR's Adel Taarabt celebrates after scoring his side's goal during their Championship match against Barnsley. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Whether Adel Taarabt can possibly prove as influential in the Premier League as he has been for Queens Park...

Guardian, 22:42 in Sport
 
Sheffield university to charge full £9,000 fee

Sheffield university to charge full £9,000 fee

Sheffield University said the decision was made ‘in the context of an uncertain higher education environment’. Vice-chancellor Prof Keith Burnett said: ‘We now face a real challenge not of our choosing but one which we owe it to future students to...

Metro, 22:46 in Hot News
 
Royal wedding street party needs £5m of insurance

Royal wedding street party needs £5m of insurance

Hayley Mills said she was also put off by the amount of council red tape she faced, including safety rules banning bunting higher than 5m (16ft 6in). She said: ‘You have to nominate a person to take responsibility for virtually everything - health and...

Metro, 22:46 in Hot News
 
New writers dominate shortlist for Orange Prize for Fiction 2011

New writers dominate shortlist for Orange Prize for Fiction 2011

Emma Henderson, Tea Obreht and Kathleen Winter make up half of the nominees announced for the award for novels by women. Henderson, a former teacher from London, got the nod for her book Grace Williams Says It Loud. The Oxford-educated author ran a...

Metro, 22:47 in Hot News
 
World War I Bible returned to soldier's family over 90 years later

World War I Bible returned to soldier's family over 90 years later

The holy book belonged to private Richard Cook, who died in October 1917, but was found six months later by British soldier Herbert Hodgson. Pte Hodgson was knocked unconscious by a shell blast moments after grabbing the mud-encrusted Bible and put...

Metro, 22:47 in Hot News
 
Female humpback whales snapped hunting for fish in spectacular pics

Female humpback whales snapped hunting for fish in spectacular pics

Surely this proves ladies who lunch don’t necessarily have to be rich, well-dressed... or slim. These female humpback whales meet up at the same spot every year to hunt shoals of herring. And there’s even waiter service in their regular Pacific ocean...

Metro, 22:47 in Hot News
 
£6.2m in cash found in South Korean garlic field

£6.2m in cash found in South Korean garlic field

About 24 containers stuffed full of money have been unearthed by the authorities from the field in Gimje, about 160 miles south of Seoul. Police say that the farmer, surnamed Lee, who owns the field was asked by his two brothers-in-law to hide the...

Metro, 22:47 in Hot News
 
Toyota to cut back on European production

Toyota to cut back on European production

Toyota is to stop production at five plants in Europe for several days in April and May because component supplies from Japan remain limited. The announcement comes a day after the Japanese car maker announced similar shutdowns in North America. Last...

BBC, 22:48 in Business
 


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