News archive from 25 October 2012

Ajax 3 Man City 1: Dutch destroyers put Mancini's men on brink of European exit

Manchester City are close to being eliminated from the Champions League after being soundly beaten by Dutch side Ajax on Wednesday night. Samir Nasri gave Roberto Mancini's side the lead but Ajax struck back through Siem De Jong, Niklas Moisander and...

Daily Mail, 21:58 in Sport
 
Savile fallout: former BBC chief 'expects to be grilled' for New York Times post

Savile fallout: former BBC chief 'expects to be grilled' for New York Times post

Jimmy Savile. The axing of a BBC programme looking at the sex abuse claims against him is under investigation. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, said it was "completely...

Guardian, 21:59 in Showbiz
 

DPP to review Savile papers - PM

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is to review legal papers relating to abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister said it was essential that lessons were learned from the scandal of Savile's decades of...

 

DPP to review Savile papers - PM

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is to review legal papers relating to abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister said it was essential that lessons were learned from the scandal of Savile's decades of...

 

US STOCKS-Wall St slips after tepid earnings and steady Fed

* Boeing dips after results, but Dow Chemical jumps on job-cut plans * Housing sector shines as new home sales hit nearly 2-1/2-year high By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended lower for a second day on Wednesday, as...

 
Manchester City's zonal marking tactic divides opinion among Twitter users

Manchester City's zonal marking tactic divides opinion among Twitter users

Mancini's side were a goal up in Holland, but conceded either side of half-time, with their zonal marking strategy being blamed for the second goal.@garbosj tweeted: ‘Zonal marking by #mcfc exposed by the jump of a Dutch chimney sweep to score from a...

Metro, 22:00 in Sport
 
Greek parliament in chaos over revised bailout plan

Greek parliament in chaos over revised bailout plan

Bank employees march in Athens on 24 October during a 24-hour strike over Greek austerity measures. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images Chaos in the Greek parliament following a row over the country's revised bailout plan brought fresh...

 
KILLER SHARK PROBABLY A GREAT WHITE

KILLER SHARK PROBABLY A GREAT WHITE

Francisco Javier Solorio junior, 39, was bitten in the upper torso off Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday. He died at the scene. Authorities have closed the beach about 150 miles north-west of Los Angeles, where a 19-year-old surfer was...

 
Alastair Cook: Kevin Pietersen will rejoin England with a clean slate

Alastair Cook: Kevin Pietersen will rejoin England with a clean slate

Cook and his squad fly to Dubai for a four-day training camp before heading to India on Monday. Pietersen, though, is not available straight away. His commitments in the Champions League for Delhi Daredevils, who face a semi-final tomorrow in South...

Metro, 22:00 in Sport
 
Donald Trump wants Barack Obama to publish his college and passport records but won't reveal his own

Donald Trump wants Barack Obama to publish his college and passport records but won't reveal his own

Donald Trump's special counsel took exception to a request for access to the college and passport records that the tycoon says Barack Obama should release. Photograph: Nbc Newswire/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images While Donald Trump had no problem...

 
Petr Cech: Chelsea will learn from shock Shakhtar defeat

Petr Cech: Chelsea will learn from shock Shakhtar defeat

Cech claimed the European champions' first major setback of the season may have come at the right time as they bid to open up a seven-point gap over United in their encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Czech international was confident Tuesday's 2-1...

Metro, 22:00 in Sport
 
US presidential debates by the numbers

US presidential debates by the numbers

2 out of 3: number of debates during which Romney explicitly said he'd 'get rid of Obamacare'. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters The debates are over, done, finito. But before we put them behind us, we want to take a closer look at what the debates as a...

 

Helicopter suffered gearbox failure

A helicopter carrying 19 people was forced to ditch in the North Sea due to a gearbox failure, according to an Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report. The aircraft was carrying an oil crew from Aberdeen to a rig 86 miles north-west of...

 

DPP to review Savile papers - PM

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is to review legal papers relating to abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister said it was essential that lessons were learned from the scandal of Savile's decades of...

 

Helicopter suffered gearbox failure

A helicopter carrying 19 people was forced to ditch in the North Sea due to a gearbox failure, according to an Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report. The aircraft was carrying an oil crew from Aberdeen to a rig 86 miles north-west of...

 


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