News archive from 29 January 2012

Glitzy new AU headquarters a symbol of China-Africa ties

Critics point to an imbalance in what they see as the new "Scramble for Africa." But the prospect of growing Chinese economic influence is welcomed by African leaders, who see Beijing as a partner to help build their economies at a time when...

 

Freed Egypt activist says will not stay silent

Maikel Nabil has been jailed twice since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled from power last February on charges of defaming the army, but was pardoned by the head of the ruling army council earlier this month along with almost 2,000 others. In his...

 

Frenchman killed in armed robbery in Red Sea resort

The French embassy confirmed a Frenchman had been killed without giving further details. Sharm el-Sheikh is on the Sinai Peninsula, home to many popular tourist resorts. However, many people own weapons in inland areas of the peninsula, and analysts...

 
MERVYN CONN'S ROOTIN', TOOTIN' LIFE WITH THE STARS

MERVYN CONN'S ROOTIN', TOOTIN' LIFE WITH THE STARS

IF Mervyn Conn tells you a show is worth going to, pay close attention. This veteran promoter has form when it comes to launching and developing talent on our shores, having toured with everyone from Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton to The Beatles and...

 
KEEP KINGLY DAVID HAIG IN MIND

KEEP KINGLY DAVID HAIG IN MIND

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III 4/5 Apollo Theatre, London W1 (Tickets: 0844 412 4658, £20-£49.50, premium £65) THE TRIAL OF UBU Hampstead Theatre, London NW3 (Tickets: 020 7722 9301, £22-£29) BIG SOCIETY City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (Tickets: 0113 243...

 

GEORGE CLOONEY TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE HUMAN

THE recent Golden Globe Awards didn’t stir up the expected controversy from host Ricky Gervais who was on muted form. Instead, more headlines were made by the unconventional footwear of rising star Shailene Woodley, 21, the talented co-star of George...

 
SHIELS SHRUGS OFF ILNESS TO FIRE KILMARNOCK INTO FINAL

SHIELS SHRUGS OFF ILNESS TO FIRE KILMARNOCK INTO FINAL

DEAN SHIELS rose from his sickbed to fire Kilmarnock in to the League Cup Final. The Rugby Park striker was suffering from swollen glands all last week but recovered enough to score the only goal against Ayr United in a poor Hampden semi. And after...

 
ARSENAL V ASTON VILLA LIVE: EMILE HESKEY AND STEPHEN IRELAND BACK IN CONTENTION FOR VILLA

ARSENAL V ASTON VILLA LIVE: EMILE HESKEY AND STEPHEN IRELAND BACK IN CONTENTION FOR VILLA

ARSENAL'S Thierry Henry, Mikel Arteta (both calf) and Bacary Sagna (ankle) undergo late fitness tests. Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has recovered from sickness, with Emile Heskey (Achilles) and Stephen Ireland (hamstring) also back in contention....

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
SUNDERLAND V MIDDLESBROUGH LIVE: FRAIZER CAMPBELL TO RETURN?

SUNDERLAND V MIDDLESBROUGH LIVE: FRAIZER CAMPBELL TO RETURN?

Sunderland will be without striker Nicklas Bendtner (broken nose), but Fraizer Campbell (knee) may play. Boro are without Kevin Thomson and Julia Arca (both bans). Jason Steele (thigh) is a doubt and Danny Coyne (calf) stands by. SUNDERLAND V...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Fire kills 26 patients at rehab centre in Peru

"Some inmates wanted to escape and they set fire to some cloths and started throwing them at the manager's office, and then it caught fire inside," said patient Wilmer Garcia. Most of the victims were thought to have died from smoke...

 
ABYSMAL ENGLAND HIT BY BIG FREEZE IN DESERT STORM

ABYSMAL ENGLAND HIT BY BIG FREEZE IN DESERT STORM

THE CROWN will probably sit safely on the head for another month or two, given the convoluted mechanics of the ICC’s Test rankings system. But few who witnessed a hapless England slump to their first series defeat in 10 against Pakistan here...

 
Journalist faces jail after naming Redknapp juror on Twitter

Journalist faces jail after naming Redknapp juror on Twitter

A journalist who tweeted the name of a juror during the trial of Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp faces a possible jail sentence. Jamie Jackson, a sports reporter for The Guardian, also tweeted about a legal argument as a witness was giving evidence...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 
James Anderson: This was one of worst defeats I have ever had

James Anderson: This was one of worst defeats I have ever had

It's really hard to put your finger on why things aren't happening for them at the moment. I genuinely thought taking 20 wickets would be the most difficult thing when we came out here and it never really crossed my mind that our main issue would be...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 
EXCLUSIVE: All 92 Clubs sent homophobia awareness poster as PFA tackle taboo

EXCLUSIVE: All 92 Clubs sent homophobia awareness poster as PFA tackle taboo

The PFA will send a poster out to all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs to raise awareness of homophobia in the game. The union has been working with leading figures in the game for the past few months to tackle the issue and will send out...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 
Now Lendl can see how to make Murray a champion... and he will

Now Lendl can see how to make Murray a champion... and he will

"Andy became a man overnight," said Lloyd. "We never saw his old habit of whining, or shouting at his box, throughout this tournament. It"s as though he has grown up. "I have to give a lot of credit to Lendl. Andy"s...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 


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