News archive from 28 December 2013

U.S. bank watchdogs to consider Volcker rule tweak

The American Bankers Association welcomed the regulatory action. "ABA appreciates the regulators taking this important step, and our experts are studying to see if the affected banks indeed find immediate interim relief from this action,"...

Reuters, 00:01 in Business
 
Nigella Lawson: 'I'm conflict-averse'

Nigella Lawson: 'I'm conflict-averse'

Nigella Lawson on The Taste. Photograph: Craig Sjodin/ABC/Getty Images Nigella Lawson told a reporter that she has a "conflict-averse" personality in an interview recorded weeks before she gave evidence during the acrimonious fraud trial of...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Olivia Colman ditches Downton dreams

Olivia Colman ditches Downton dreams

Olivia Colman with her two Baftas. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage Double Bafta winner Olivia Colman has changed her mind about wanting a role in Downton Abbey – because she cannot bear to wear the period costume. The Broadchurch star said she was...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Sherlock: Martin Freeman's grumpy audition nearly cost him Watson role

Sherlock: Martin Freeman's grumpy audition nearly cost him Watson role

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/BBC/Hartswood Films The Sherlock actor Martin Freeman has revealed how he almost missed out on the role of Dr John Watson because he was so...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
India Gang Rape Victim Was Attacked Twice

India Gang Rape Victim Was Attacked Twice

A young woman was kidnapped and raped by two gangs in India - a year after a fatal rape shook the nation. Police have arrested 10 people and charged six of them with raping the a 21-year-old victim in southern India. Officer Monika Bharadwaj said the...

 
Man 'Used Facebook To Contact Al Qaeda'

Man 'Used Facebook To Contact Al Qaeda'

A man who used Facebook to connect with al Qaeda operatives has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge in a US court. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen admitted that he tried to help al Qaeda by offering to providing weapons training to the terror group. The 24 year...

 

The gaffer let me out of my cage against Tranmere... I knew I'd score and finally get to show off my dance...

In his latest fortnightly column, MailOnline Sport's Adebayo Akinfenwa reveals his joy at scoring three goals in two games after four months without hitting the back of the net. My first thought after scoring against Tranmere last week was: "Yes,...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

After three years of mediocrity, Villa fans' patience is being tested again... so, has Lambert got what it...

When Paul Lambert became the fourth permanent manager appointed by Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner, the Scot was handed an unparalleled mandate for success. The former Champions League winner with Borussia Dortmund had produced a lively, entertaining...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

Leaders back UN's £4bn Syria appeal

The three main political party leaders have thrown their support behind the United Nations' £4 billion appeal to help the millions of people forced to flee the Syrian civil war. In a rare joint statement, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg said...

 

Moyes on his United reign: How Fergie swore him to secrecy over getting top job, how Rooney is back to his...

Being Sir Alex Ferguson's successor was never going to be an easy task. After 26 glittering years at the Old Trafford helm, Ferguson's retirement was always going to bring about a period of transition for United. Enter David Moyes. The former Everton...

Daily Mail, 00:40 in Sport
 

On the mend! Messi snaps picture of 'last few days in Argentina' with wife before he returns to full...

Breathtaking skills, all the money you could want, and a gorgeous partner alongside him in sunny South America. You would have thought Lionel Messi had the perfect Christmas. But the Argentine forward has been at an intense rehab camp in Buenos Aires...

Daily Mail, 00:43 in Sport
 

Not quite runway ready! Cara Delevingne swaps her chic shades for oversized comedy sunglasses as she enjoys...

She's known for her wacky sense of humour, and is never afraid to poke fun at her catwalk queen status. And Cara Delevingne did her best to stand out among the effortlessly cool jet-set crowd as she soaked up the sun in Barbados on Friday. Ditching...

 

Ditched the bag already then? Kim Kardashian goes without her garish painted Hermes handbag as she and...

84 View comments She proudly toted it in front of the cameras on Thursday when she and Kanye West stocked up on ski wear at a store in Woodland Hills, California. But it appears that Kim Kardashian has already shelved the one-of-a-kind customised...

 

Three quarters plan 'big night in'

Three quarters of adults are planning a "big night in" this New Year's Eve as the cost of Christmas takes its toll, a survey suggests. Some 74% of people surveyed plan to see in 2014 at home or at a friend's house, up from 72% last year,...

 
The food co-op where shoppers are happy to work

The food co-op where shoppers are happy to work

Chris Agee is loading boxes of food and drink products on to a conveyor belt down in the basement of a grocery store in Brooklyn, New York. One floor above him, shoppers push trolleys up and down the aisles, picking up their weekly groceries. But this...

BBC, 00:47 in Business
 


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