News archive from 27 December 2013

French jobless claims rise in November, but govt upbeat

Labour Ministry data showed on Thursday that the number of people registered as out of work in mainland France grew by 17,800 to 3,293,000, representing a 0.5 percent increase on the month and a 5.6 percent rise from the same time last year. However,...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 

Dozens of bodies recovered after violence in Central African Republic

Six Chadian peacekeepers have also been killed in the former French colony, while judicial authorities said they had uncovered a mass grave with 30 bodies, many of them showing signs of torture, near a military base used by Seleka rebels. The rebels...

 

Flip-flop chic! Glamazon Victoria Silvstedt hits the shops in Miami at Christmas in tiny shorts, a tight...

As someone who has featured on over 500 magazine covers, model and TV personality Victoria Silvstedt knows how to look her best on camera. Being a total Swedish glamazon, however, it means that when she just puts on simple pair of denim shorts, an old...

 

Wide boy Walcott is firing Gunners' charge to the top, don't write off Rio... and who is City's unsung hero?

0 View comments It's great to see Theo Walcott back in the goals and he has four in his last four against West Ham. He stretches the play so well and offers Arsenal an option they don't have when players like Jack Wilshere are out wide. His header was...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Rodgers should be punished for his comments about referee Mason

Should Lee Mason have been refereeing Thursday night's match? Absolutely. Referees complete a form each season and on it, they declare any allegiance to a football team. It could be that they support them, used to be a member or their partner or close...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

First Young, then Januzaj, now Rooney? Striker topples over at Hull to make it a hat-trick of United...

'Wayne was great today,' said manager David Moyes after Manchester United's 3-2 victory at Hull City. 'He was asked to do two or three different jobs'. The Scot didn't specify what those team duties were, though... Rooney scored one, and had a...

Daily Mail, 00:32 in Sport
 

Aussie skipper Clarke ignores bar on Warne brekkie

Shane Warne's influence on the Australia team is strong enough for the coach and captain to appear at his Foundation breakfast before play at the MCG. Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke were on a question-and-answer panel hosted by Mark Nicholas,...

Daily Mail, 00:32 in Sport
 
The year in business: 2013

The year in business: 2013

After years when the failures of the financial derivatives industry dominated business headlines, a shocking tragedy in a much older, much more basic industry - clothes making - was the most momentous event of 2013. In April, more than 1,100 people...

BBC, 00:33 in Business
 

United Arab Emirates Premier League match descends into chaos as Ajman official hits referee for awarding...

A United Arab Emirates league match between Ajman and Al-Ahli got extremely out of hand on Thursday as the away side were awarded a controversial last minute penalty. Al-Ahli converted the spot kick and won the game 2-1 at the death which prompted an...

Daily Mail, 00:42 in Sport
 

Butcher dedicates win to youth team player David Paul who tragically died in his sleep

Terry Butcher dedicated his first league win as Hibs manager to tragic youngster David Paul. The 18-year-old Easter Road youth died in his sleep before Christmas and Butcher admitted his side were desperate to honour his memory with a victory....

Daily Mail, 00:42 in Sport
 

Referees are damned if they do and damned if they don't use the referral system

The latest round of Aviva Premiership matches provided conclusive proof that the game is being tarnished by an officiating crisis. Every weekend, there are examples of irate coaches condemning decisions but the trend has become particularly...

Daily Mail, 00:42 in Sport
 

Attenborough 'still climbing trees'

Having a pacemaker fitted has not stopped veteran wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough climbing trees, he has revealed. Sir David, 87, who has also had knee replacement surgery, said his insurers insisted on him having the device fitted....

 

Bizarre causes of fires revealed

A pigeon dropping a discarded cigarette down a chimney and a dog turning on a toaster were among some of the most bizarre causes of fires this year, the country's biggest brigade has revealed. Investigators in London studied 2,000 incidents in the...

 

'We knew we were on borrowed time': Brother and sister shed an incredible 23 STONE between them after...

A brother and sister shed an incredible 23 stone after fearing they were living 'on borrowed time'. Stacey Ferguson and Wayne Robinson, both from Carlisle, were worried they would not live to see their children grow up after they both piled on the...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Health
 

MI6 driver couldn't find Dame Judi

Dame Judi Dench has told how she was once late for lunch with the boss of MI6 - because the driver sent by the Intelligence Service could not find where to pick her up. The actress, who famously played spy boss M in the James Bond movies for a 17-year...

 


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