News archive from 23 November 2012

TWO KILLED IN 100-VEHICLE PILE-UP

TWO KILLED IN 100-VEHICLE PILE-UP

"It is catastrophic," said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll. "I've got cars on top of cars." The Thanksgiving holiday morning crash happened on Interstate 10 about 80 miles east of Houston. At least 51 people...

 
LIBYA OPPOSES AID TO SYRIA REBELS

LIBYA OPPOSES AID TO SYRIA REBELS

Mohammed al-Megarif, the head of Libya's parliament, spoke at a press conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, laying out their joint positions on Syria against foreign interference. Both called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step...

 
Might versus mitre over female bishops

Might versus mitre over female bishops

Sir Tony Baldry stands to speak in the House of Commons. Photograph: PA The House of Commons took on the Church of England on Thursday. If the church didn't allow female bishops, MPs said, they would force them. The C of E is the established church,...

 
Hunted: season one, episode eight

Hunted: season one, episode eight

Another episode, another hat: Melissa George as Sam Hunter. Photograph: Giles Keyte/BBC/Kudos Spoiler alert: this blog is for those watching Hunted on BBC1. Please do not read on if you haven't seen episode eight Julia Raeside's episode seven blog...

Guardian, 22:07 in Showbiz
 
TV review: The Aristocrats: Blenheim Palace

TV review: The Aristocrats: Blenheim Palace

Sunny, the Earl of Sunderland, Duke of Marlborough and Jamie’s dad. Photograph: Channel 4 I do love a good marquess. I mean a bad marquess, obviously. The 7th Marquess of Bristol was my all-time favourite marquess, I think. Remember him? He used to...

Guardian, 22:07 in Showbiz
 
Online activists 'targeted Paypal with £3.5million attack'

Online activists 'targeted Paypal with £3.5million attack'

Four members of the Anonymous collective, one as young as 18, allegedly targeted the online transaction company with distributed denial of service attacks, under the banner ‘Operation Payback'. However, the campaign had begun months before in response...

 

Gambit (12A)

On paper this remake of the 1966 heist caper starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine has all the makings of a great comedy. It's been written by the award-winning Coen brothers, directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station and One Fine Day) and...

 

UEFA have to act against Lazio after anti-semitic fans' chants, says Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas has urged UEFA to take action against Lazio if their fans are found guilty of chanting anti-Semitic songs at Tottenham during tonight's Europa League draw at the Stadio Olimpico. The home supporters chanted 'Juden Tottenham' during...

Daily Mail, 22:12 in Sport
 

Liverpool 2 Young Boys 2: Joy for Joe but late stunner leaves Reds in danger of elimination

A wondergoal from Young Boys' Elsad Zverotic means Liverpool face a tricky final Europa League clash against Udinese. Joe Cole's second-half strike seemed to be enough to send the Reds through before Zverotic's intervention, the defender rifling home...

Daily Mail, 22:12 in Sport
 

Newcastle 1 Maritimo 1: Toon in last 32 but Ben Arfa and Cisse add to injury crisis

Sylvain Marveaux scored his first goal for Newcastle as Alan Pardew's men booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League.The 22-year-old French midfielder latched onto a perfectly weighted pass from Hatem Ben Arfa to outstrip the defence and...

Daily Mail, 22:12 in Sport
 
Mali under pressure to give separatists autonomy in fight against al-Qaida

Mali under pressure to give separatists autonomy in fight against al-Qaida

The tea ceremony is an important ritual in Tuareg culture. Autonomy from Mali is ‘not off the cards’, according to officials. Photograph: Yannick Tylle/Corbis West African officials are pushing the Mali government to offer Tuareg separatists in the...

 

Two dead, up to 120 hurt in massive pileup on foggy Texas highway

"We have 18-wheelers on top of cars, we have cars on top of cars. It's just catastrophic," he said, adding that rescuers were still looking for victims. Two bodies were found underneath a tractor-trailer, he said. Eighty to 120 people had...

 

A chance to keep Blackburn with Darwen councillors on their toes

BLACKBURN with Darwen borough is looking for two council taxpayers to help ensure elected representatives maintain high ethical standards. Town hall bosses want residents who expect a lot from councillors and want to make sure they deliver. They are...

 
GALAPAGOS TORTOISE 'CAN BE REVIVED'

GALAPAGOS TORTOISE 'CAN BE REVIVED'

Researchers said they may be able to resurrect the Pinta Island subspecies by launching a cross-breeding programme with 17 other tortoises found to contain genetic material similar to that of Lonesome George, who died on June 24 at the Pacific Ocean...

 

Internet has part to play in child crime

Boredom and the internet are being blamed for children as young as ten getting involved in serious violent and sexual crimes. Figures for the year to April show that in Lincolnshire six ten-year-olds were arrested for crimes including sex offences,...

 


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