News archive from 24 December 2013

Stormy night at the Emirates as Mourinho turns back the clock to frustrate Arsenal

Jose Mourinho brought his team to North London ready for the elements. It was as if he had spent six days storm-proofing since the defeat at Sunderland. Tight at the back, physical in midfield and dangerous on the counter attack, there was more than a...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Now Cook must write the script: Captain has perfect opportunity to plot the course of England's revival

The future starts in front of 90,000 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, where England had the Boxing Day of their dreams the last time they were in Australia. It is where they must begin their quest to regain the urn in 2015. This is the time for...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Tech 2013: BBC News Online's most read technology stories

Tech 2013: BBC News Online's most read technology stories

It's been a busy year in technology. From Edward Snowden's NSA/GCHQ leaks to a severe decline in PC sales; from the launch of the PlayStation 4 to the aborted sale of Blackberry; from Microsoft buying Nokia's handset business and preparing to part...

 
Insight - AOL banks on HuffPost to turn profitable next year

Insight - AOL banks on HuffPost to turn profitable next year

From brands like J.Crew and White + Warren, the sweaters are placed at the desks of The Huffington Post staffers who can swap or trade them before posing for an annual group photo. When The Huffington Post was sold for $315 million nearly three years...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 

Blackstone's La Quinta says files confidentially for IPO

Reuters reported earlier that Blackstone was seeking as much as $4.5 billion for the La Quinta chain in an auction that attracted interest from hospitality holding companies such as Choice Hotels International Inc (CHH.N) as well as private equity...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 

Japan's Nikkei climbs to 6-yr high after Wall St records

Driven by Tokyo's massive fiscal and monetary stimulus, the Nikkei is up nearly 54 percent this year, on track for its best yearly performance since 1972.

 

Batsmen can start recovery process by taking the fight to Johnson and Co

This Ashes tour has just gone from bad to worse. If anyone had said before the start that both Jonathan Trott and Graeme Swann would have gone home before the series was out and Ben Stokes would make England's only century in the first three Tests on...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

Disney cuts CEO pay, adds Twitter co-founder to board

Dorsey, widely credited with creating Twitter alongside fellow co-founders like Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass, will stand for election at Disney's March 18 annual meeting, Disney said in a statement on Monday. At 36, Dorsey, who is also CEO of...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
Alan Turing: WW2 Code-Breaker Granted Pardon

Alan Turing: WW2 Code-Breaker Granted Pardon

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity. Dr Turing, who was pivotal in breaking the Enigma code, arguably shortening the Second World War by at least two...

 
Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. It overturns his 1952 conviction for homosexuality for which he was punished by being chemically castrated. The conviction meant he lost his security clearance and...

 

'She was a really, really good judge': Simon Cowell hints that Cheryl Cole may come back as an X Factor...

Simon Cowell has already admitted he will return to the UK X Factor at some point in the near future, after signing a new three year contract for the show. And now the TV mogul has also hinted that he wants singer, Cheryl Cole to come back to the...

 

She knows how to twerk it! Miley Cyrus shows off some her best moves as she gyrates around door

1 View comments She's certainly not lacking in confidence when it comes to strutting her stuff and now Miley Cyrus has been pictured dancing provocatively around a door. The singer and actress fist-pumped the air as she burst into the room before...

 

Cry babies! Mourinho hits out at Arsenal over complaints about Mikel tackle and Walcott penalty appeal

Jose Mourinho has branded Arsenal cry babies following an ill-tempered goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger was upset his side were denied a penalty after Willian appeared to trip Theo Walcott in the box, while John Mikel Obi escaped a...

Daily Mail, 00:29 in Sport
 

U.S.-India dispute puts spotlight on diplomats' domestic workers

Even just a decade ago such a prosecution would have been impossible, according to advocates who work with victims of labour abuse and trafficking. The strengthening in 2008 of the law that protects foreign employees brought to the United States by...

 
Insight - AOL banks on HuffPost to turn profitable next year

Insight - AOL banks on HuffPost to turn profitable next year

From brands like J.Crew and White + Warren, the sweaters are placed at the desks of The Huffington Post staffers who can swap or trade them before posing for an annual group photo. When The Huffington Post was sold for $315 million nearly three years...

Reuters, 00:38 in Business
 


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