News archive from 18 November 2013

Ant and Dec to appear on Desert Island Discs

Ant and Dec to appear on Desert Island Discs

Ant and Dec will be on the Radio 4 show on 29 December, the final castaways of 2013. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images The TV presenters Ant and Dec will be the final castaways on this year's Desert Island Discs – the first time two guests have...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
Households less optimistic on finances, says Markit survey

Households less optimistic on finances, says Markit survey

New figures suggest that householders are feeling less optimistic about their finances than at any time since April. The Markit Household Finance Index (HFI) showed a particularly sharp decline between October and November. The index, which measures...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

French budget minister sees 5.5 billion euro tax shortfall

He added income tax revenue also fell 500 million euros short of estimates, but as income tax revenues are based on 2012 incomes, he said his ministry was not yet sure what was behind this shortfall. Cazeneuve also said the French treasury was...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 
Alan Trefler: The chess master turned global chief executive

Alan Trefler: The chess master turned global chief executive

"Why are we so bad at thinking logically?" asks Alan Trefler with genuine puzzlement. It's a question that Star Trek's Spock also often asked. But then Spock - and Mr Trefler, a chess master and chief executive of business software group...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Google and Microsoft agree measures to block abuse images

Google and Microsoft agree measures to block abuse images

Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online. As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child...

 
Foreign actors battle for stardom in Bollywood

Foreign actors battle for stardom in Bollywood

The latest drama to hit India's television screens, Firangi Bahu ("Foreign Daughter-in-Law"), is a tale of culture clash and changing social norms. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote You have to get so many people to guide you and...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 

Turkey's Kemalists see secularist legacy under threat

"Happy is he who can say 'I am a Turk!'" Now that oath rings out no more and the image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the secular republic, seems for some to be retreating into the shadows, victim of a new ruling class they suspect of...

 

Cameroon says army repulses attack from Central African Republic

One attacker was also captured and would be interrogated to determine the identity and motive of the gunmen, Ngo'o said. The attack is the latest in a series of deadly cross-border raids since the Central African Republic, which is rich in minerals,...

 

What we learned this week: France likely to lay blame on Nasri, Argentina hatch plan to handle Messi with...

Ralph Ellis runs you through what we learned from the weekend's football... This week includes a look at the likelihood of Samir Nasri being made a scapegoat, the lengths Argentina will go to preserve Lionel Messi and how Dani Osvaldo is no better for...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

West Ham and Leyton Orient condemned for 'squabbling like children' over Olympic Stadium

THE conflict between West Ham and Leyton Orient over shared occupancy of the Olympic Stadium has been reignited by a damning House of Lords report into Games legacy. The select committee called the dispute between the football clubs a...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Bumble's inimitable guide to the Ashes Test venues: Australia's a great place... just beware the snakes,...

Brisbane The ground: The Gabba's a bullring, you can get a tasty atmosphere. This has traditionally been a place where your fast bowlers can get right into it. Australia have got a great record here but in England's case that might have something to...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Tremlett's two-year exile is over as England paceman given nod for first Ashes Test

Chris Tremlett will be given the chance to repeat his Ashes-winning performances of the last Australian tour when he completes England's bowling line-up in the eagerly anticipated first Test here at the Gabba on Thursday. It now looks certain that...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

NASSER HUSSAIN interviews STUART BROAD: Aussie abuse will only rev me up

NASSER HUSSAIN: I have to say that as a captain you are the kind of cricketer I would love to have on my side in an Ashes confrontation. A bowler who gets on a hot streak and someone who seems to really relish the heat of the battle. I always wanted...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Battle for the urn: The essential guide to cricket's greatest showdown

The action starts on Thursday and read our brilliant guide to cricket's greatest showdown featuring player profiles of England and Australia and the lowdown on the five Test venues.

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 
Man Found Dead In Well Had Suffered Injuries

Man Found Dead In Well Had Suffered Injuries

A man whose body was found in a well in the front garden of a house in Surrey had been assaulted, police have said. An initial post-mortem examination did not prove conclusive in providing a cause of death and further tests will be carried out,...

 


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