News archive from 15 October 2013

Al Libi In New York To Face Terrorism Charges

Al Libi In New York To Face Terrorism Charges

A suspected al Qaeda leader captured in Libya has arrived in New York following a week-long interrogation aboard a US warship. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al Ruqai, better known by his alias Abu Anas al Libi, has been under federal indictment in New York for...

 
Insight - Philippines infrastructure: taking the slow train to nowhere

Insight - Philippines infrastructure: taking the slow train to nowhere

The fire last week, caused by a short circuit that ignited power cables lining the tracks, was the second on Manila's elevated rail system in two months and one of many mishaps in its 29-year life - telltale signs that Southeast Asia's first light...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Changed balance of power in Anglo-Chinese history

Changed balance of power in Anglo-Chinese history

The Chinese love their history at least as much as the British, and it will not be lost on either hosts or guests this week that George Osborne's trade and investment mission to China is travelling a well trodden path. It was the UK that in the 18th...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Brooklyn Nets flying high in new NBA home

Brooklyn Nets flying high in new NBA home

A year ago on Tuesday, Brett Yormark, chief executive of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team, was watching his team play its first game in its new home after a move from New Jersey to New York. Twelve months on, and the 10-mile move to Brooklyn now...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Why the world’s technology giants are investing in Africa

Why the world’s technology giants are investing in Africa

"I don't understand. Why is it that the media only seems to talk about Africa when bad things happen?" Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Nigerian shoppers warm to online retailers The tech modernising...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 

Small plane carrying at least 14 missing over northern Mexico

"A Marine plane was going to go out but the conditions right now are no good for the search," said Enriquez. "We've suspended things until the conditions change." He added that efforts to contact the pilot had failed and that the...

 
Study links air pollution and traffic with low birthweight

Study links air pollution and traffic with low birthweight

Exhaust fumes. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Babies born to mothers who live in areas with air pollution and dense traffic are more likely to have a low birthweight and smaller head circumference, according to a large European study. The...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 

Fiat fails to get quick trial in Chrysler stake dispute

The Italian automaker had sought a May trial and had offered to fly executives to the United States for depositions to speed its lawsuit with the union trust that owns a 41.5 percent stake in Chrysler. A five-day trial will begin September 29 and run...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

Boeing rebuts critical Pentagon report on helicopter parts

The inspector general's report faulted the Army for not overseeing the contract properly, and noted it lacked a process to double-check Boeing's estimates and track the number of used or new parts that were actually installed. "Boeing recognizes...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 
Souped-up Clangers to return to TV

Souped-up Clangers to return to TV

The Clangers. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex With its knitted puppets, clipped voiceover and stilted production values reminiscent of a prewar Soviet propaganda film, Clangers might not immediately spring to mind as a BBC children's show ripe...

Guardian, 00:19 in Showbiz
 

Twitter wrapping up $1 billion IPO revolver

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank are leading the deal that backs the most highly anticipated go public transaction in the technology space since Facebook Inc. Representatives from the five banks...

 

Money Mayweather's the undisputed Lord of The Ring - but PacMan must be higher and Froch deserves a place...

Tim Bradley's victory over Juan Manuel Marquez - in Saturday night's clash between the only two men to have beaten Manny Pacquiao in the last eight years - has provoked a reshuffling of the list of the top-10 boxers in the world. Never a night goes by...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

£10million-rated Mulumbu spends a penny to help show cancer the red card

West Bromwich Albion's Youssouf Mulumbu is backing a national campaign to raise awareness of blood in urine as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. The midfielder took part in a photoshoot at the Hawthorns to promote the Be Clear on Cancer...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

As Hodgson's men go into do-or-die Poland battle, Sportsmail looks back at the other times England left it...

In nine of their last 12 qualifying campaigns for major tournaments, England's fate has been decided in their very last game. Sportsmail looks back at the nailbiting moments from down the years, from last-gasp successes to oh-so-near heartbreaks. Euro...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

Coleman hits out over Spanish claims that Wales duty caused Bale's back problem

Chris Coleman has blasted reports that Wales' medics have aggravated Gareth Bale's back problem and suggested Real Madrid will not see the best of the world's most expensive player until next year. The Wales manager heads into a party atmosphere in...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 


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