News archive from 29 December 2013

Wright and Whitlock hold their nerve in thrillers to book semi-final spots

Peter Wright overcame Wes Newton 5-4 in a dramatic quarter-final encounter at Alexandra Palace to reach the last four of the PDC World Championship. The colourful Scotsman was chasing the game after Newton built a quick 2-0 lead, but rallied to take...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Prince George is introduced to the world

Prince George is introduced to the world

'What you saw on the TV cameras would have just been the tip of it – the press pit had grown at least 10 deep and 60 people across': Natalie Morales, TV presenter for NBC. Photograph: Rex/Zuma I had originally planned to report from London on the...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Miley Cyrus twerks – and the world gets overexcited

Miley Cyrus twerks – and the world gets overexcited

Miley Cyrus with Robin Thicke at the VMAs. Photograph: Rex We were making a documentary of Miley, so we were backstage at the VMAs. I remember looking into the celebrity crowd at the Video Music Awards and being reminded of Maximus in Ridley Scott's...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
Una Stubbs's cultural highlights

Una Stubbs's cultural highlights

Una Stubbs: 'I love going to coffee shops because I sketch. I don't think anyone's ever caught me sketching them.' Photograph: David Levene Una Stubbs, 76, began her career as a dancer, appearing on the TV music programme Cool for Cats in 1956. She...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 

How America uses uranium from Russian Cold War nuclear warheads to heat millions of homes

15 View comments It is a post-Cold War collaboration between the US and Russia, which has provided heat to millions of homes across America. But the little-known Megatons-to-Megawatts programme, which has seen 20,000 decommissioned Russian nuclear...

 
Angelina Jolie reveals she has had a double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie reveals she has had a double mastectomy

Speaking out about cancer: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Photograph: Rex Features Reading Angelina Jolie's op-ed in the New York Times, in which she told the world about the preventative surgery she has undergone, I was impressed by her ability to...

Guardian, 00:18 in Health
 
Son of Donald Woods fights against spread of diabetes in South Africa

Son of Donald Woods fights against spread of diabetes in South Africa

Dutana Mjikijua, who had his leg amputated due to diabetes, with Health in Every Hut community outreach workers and a nurse. Photograph: Lettie Ferreira When the pain in his infected foot became unbearable, Dutana Mjikijua's family persuaded him to...

Guardian, 00:18 in Health
 

Versatile Morata may be the Real deal to boost Gunners' title run on loan in January

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is the man most likely to join Arsenal in the January transfer window to help support Olivier Giroud up front. Arsene Wenger will delay making a final decision on whether he needs to boost his squad for the title...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

United's £30m Koke deal back on and Moyes also wants Alonso, Saint Luke could be Spur of the moment and...

Manchester United's hopes of signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke appear to be back on. Reports in Spain on Saturday suggested United have tabled a £30million bid for the 21-year-old. After missing out on several signings in the summer just after...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Taking her eye off the ball! Miranda Kerr can't resist taking cheeky selfies at basketball game with her...

She has just spent a cosy Christmas with her ex partner Orlando Bloom and her son Flynn. But Miranda was clearly not ready to finish up on the family time, as she headed out to the Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks game with her cousin Bec on...

 

Enemies reunited! Becker and Edberg go head to head again as coaches to the stars

Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker will return to Melbourne in the next fortnight to renew a rivalry that first gripped tennis 30 years ago. Andy Murray's success under the guidance of Ivan Lendl - another former champion from the same golden era - has...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 

Dyke's FA Commission can help our players be world beaters again... here are the five ways they can help to...

Greg Dyke's much-vaunted, much-criticised Football Association Commission will stop taking submissions this week and are expected to reach their conclusions to save the English game by the spring. There is enormous scepticism as to whether the FA...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 

Skier, snowmobiler die in Wyoming avalanches

The snowmobiler, Rex J. Anderson, 39, died in an avalanche less than two hours later near the Idaho border. Anderson was in a group of several snowmobiles and got caught in a 100-yard-wide (91-metre-wide) slide that left him buried under six feet (1.8...

 
Meteor Mystery As Fireball Caught On CCTV

Meteor Mystery As Fireball Caught On CCTV

Hundreds of people have reported seeing a large fireball in the sky in America's Midwest - and it could have even been caught by a CCTV camera. The American Meteor Society said it received more than 700 reports of a fireball over the border of Iowa...

 

McCoist admits he may not have stuck with Rangers in the lower leagues if they'd folded in his playing days

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has admitted that, had the club been liquidated while he was at the peak of his powers as a player, he may not have sacrificed three years of his career to help take them back to the top. That was the situation faced by the...

Daily Mail, 01:04 in Sport
 


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