News archive from 27 December 2011

Great space ball mystery SOLVED: Metal sphere that crashed to Earth in Namibian desert is a fuel tank from an unmanned rocket (not a 'doomsday device')

Great space ball mystery SOLVED: Metal sphere that crashed to Earth in Namibian desert is a fuel tank from...

Some claimed that it could be an escaped particle from the Large Hadron Collider, reindeer droppings or a Quaffle from the Harry Potter films. Police forensics director Paul Ludik said that the ball was discovered a month ago but was only made public...

 
Scientists amazed after five migrating cuckoos fitted with GPS trackers meet up in the same spot in Africa

Scientists amazed after five migrating cuckoos fitted with GPS trackers meet up in the same spot in Africa

Scientists have been left astonished after five cuckoos who headed south from Britain for the winter have congregated in the same little-known part of Africa. British conservationists decided to track their movements to find out more about the birds'...

 
Rat-eating plant declared a new species seven years after award-winning debut at Chelsea Flower Show

Rat-eating plant declared a new species seven years after award-winning debut at Chelsea Flower Show

"It is very unconventional and a great surprise. But when I was presented with this material after the Chelsea Flower Show it didn"t take me long to work out this was new to science." "The plants are big and dramatic and are quite...

 
You won't get any radio play with that! Lady Gaga tweets a verbally explicit unreleased song as a Christmas treat for her fans

You won't get any radio play with that! Lady Gaga tweets a verbally explicit unreleased song as a Christmas...

She's not exactly the quiet and demure type and has been known to shock on several occasions. But even Christmas can't escape Lady Gaga's naughtiness, as her fans found out for themselves when she tweeted them an unreleased song complete with lewd...

 
How BAE Systems fights paedophiles and cyber criminals

How BAE Systems fights paedophiles and cyber criminals

Detica has been appointed a strategic partner by CEOP after its high-tech systems, which can rapidly sift enormous amounts of data, dramatically reduced the time taken to identify offenders and safeguard children at risk. It saved 330 working days for...

 
Holiday prices slashed to compete with Olympics and credit crunch

Holiday prices slashed to compete with Olympics and credit crunch

Thomas Cook recently announced it is to close 200 shops, threatening 1,000 jobs, after making an annual pre-tax loss of £398million. At the same time, a number of smaller travel operators, such as Holidays 4 U, have collapsed in recent months. Ian...

 

Berkshire Hathaway buys Warren Buffett's hometown paper

Berkshire Hathaway has bought the Omaha World-Herald, the hometown newspaper of its chairman, Warren Buffett for $150m ($96m). The deal, which was announced in November, obliges Berkshire to take on $50m in debts held by the paper. Buffet had...

BBC, 23:22 in Business
 
VILLA HELD BY STOKE

VILLA HELD BY STOKE

Marc Wilson came agonisingly close to grabbing a winner for Stoke as they played out a goalless draw with midlands rivals Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium. With Peter Crouch and Darren Bent unable to make their returns from illness and injury...

Daily Star, 23:39 in Sport
 
Saudi Arabia posts huge budget surplus

Saudi Arabia posts huge budget surplus

Saudi Arabia has posted an $81.6bn (£52.2bn) budget surplus for 2011 as its income beat forecasts by more than double, official figures suggest. Revenues grew to $296bn, although ministers had forecast $144bn, said the Saudi Arabian finance...

BBC, 23:39 in Business
 
Defiant Blackburn seek new faces in January transfer window

Defiant Blackburn seek new faces in January transfer window

The calf problem which ruled goalkeeper Paul Robinson out on the eve of the game meant Blackburn were without four of their regular back line but the novices who took their places coped admirably. 'Matt Bunn made some great saves and Adam Henley's...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
SELF-DESTRUCT RANGERS MUST CUT OUT THE BLUNDERS

SELF-DESTRUCT RANGERS MUST CUT OUT THE BLUNDERS

RED-CARD sinner Dorin Goian last night confessed Rangers keep committing football suicide and must ditch their death wish before facing Celtic. Romanian stopper Goian will miss tomorrow’s clash at Celtic Park after being sent off in his team’s 2-1...

 
CELTIC FANCY GRONINGEN DEFENDER

CELTIC FANCY GRONINGEN DEFENDER

CELTIC are tracking Groningen defender Jonas Ivens as they ponder a swoop for defensive cover. Boss Neil Lennon is scouring the market for a defender to bolster his backline and has had the Belgian stopper, left, watched several times in recent...

 
DONS STILL AIM TO MAKE THE CUT

DONS STILL AIM TO MAKE THE CUT

CHRIS CLARK has issued a rallying call and insisted struggling Aberdeen can still make their top-six dreams become reality. The midfielder aims to help the Dons get over the disappointment of their loss at Inverness and bounce back with a win at home...

 
EUROPA LEAGUE SPOT THE PRIORITY FOR MOTHERWELL

EUROPA LEAGUE SPOT THE PRIORITY FOR MOTHERWELL

STEVIE HAMMELL has challenged Motherwell to bounce back from their Tynecastle defeat and get on with the job of cementing a Europa League return against Dunfermline tomorrow. The Steelmen lost their five-match winning away record when they crashed...

 
LEYTON ORIENT 0 - MK DONS 3: IT'S CRUISE O'S FOR KARL ROBINSON

LEYTON ORIENT 0 - MK DONS 3: IT'S CRUISE O'S FOR KARL ROBINSON

DONS boss Karl Robinson was repaid after he broke with tradition and gave his players Christmas Day off. His side swept to their eighth win in their last nine games to stay right in the promotion mix with a superb scoring display. Robinson said: “We...

Daily Star, 00:26 in Sport
 


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