News archive from 31 December 2011

China urges tighter Internet security after series of data leaks

China urges tighter Internet security after series of data leaks

A phishing attack occurs when the user is persuaded to part with his or her username and password via a fake webpage that closely resembles the original. Through the collaboration, the official websites of several Chinese banks, such as Agricultural...

 
Romney, Paul close in Iowa race - poll

Romney, Paul close in Iowa race - poll

But 41 percent of likely voters in the survey said they believed Paul, with his libertarian and isolationist messages, would be unacceptable as the Republican nominee. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum came in third with 15 percent, continuing...

 

MSF ponders Somali presence after attack - official

Meinie Nicolai, president of MSF's Belgian branch which runs the hospital in the Somali capital, said Thursday's attack did not appear to be politically driven. "For us to leave Somalia would be a last option," Nicolai told Reuters. "It...

 
The Mail's City reporters reveal their market tips for the coming year

The Mail's City reporters reveal their market tips for the coming year

Rather than taking the defeatist "little England" view about prospects, many of our biggest corporations are looking beyond these shores - and the broken eurozone - towards faster-growing regions of the world. I have long felt that the best...

 
Egypt assures U.S. no more raids on democracy groups

Egypt assures U.S. no more raids on democracy groups

U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and the U.S. ambassador in Egypt, Anne Patterson, spoke with top Egyptian officials including the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on Friday to press U.S. demands that the non-governmental...

 

Seventeen dead as Syrians stage mass protests

Five members of the security forces also were killed in a shooting in the city of Homs, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Assad, 46, has signed up to an Arab League plan for a verifiable withdrawal of his heavy weaponry and...

 
ONGOING EURO CRISIS LEAVES FTSE LOWER

ONGOING EURO CRISIS LEAVES FTSE LOWER

UK SHARES ended a turbulent year on a positive note yesterday but remained in the red for 2011 as the eurozone debt crisis and uncertain economic outlook continue to unnerve investors. The FTSE 100 Index see-sawed 53 points between positive and...

 
MARTIN O’NEILL FIRES WARNING TO HIS SCRAP MERCHANTS

MARTIN O’NEILL FIRES WARNING TO HIS SCRAP MERCHANTS

SUNDERLAND boss Martin O’Neill last night told his players: We’re still in a scrap for Premier League survival. The resurgent Black Cats have picked up seven points from four games under new boss O’Neill and were only denied a Boxing Day win over...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
CLARKE AND MCILROY BAG GONGS

CLARKE AND MCILROY BAG GONGS

Major winners Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy are both recognised in the New Year Honours List. Clarke, 43, receives an OBE five months after he won the Open Championship at Sandwich, while fellow Northern Irishman McIlroy is awarded an MBE. McIlroy,...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
ADAM DRURY'S DEMONS

ADAM DRURY'S DEMONS

NORWICH defender Adam Drury will relive one of his worst moments in football today. Drury, 33, is the only survivor of the Norwich side beaten 6-0 at Fulham in May 2005, a defeat that sent the Canaries crashing out of the Premier League. So the...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
HAPPY HARRY REDKNAPP'S UP AND AWAY

HAPPY HARRY REDKNAPP'S UP AND AWAY

HARRY REDKNAPP insists Tottenham are no longer a soft touch away from home – but expects another test at Swansea today. Spurs had a reputation for not travelling well, but have become Premier League title contenders this campaign after turning their...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
MARTIN JOL HAILS KERIM FREI

MARTIN JOL HAILS KERIM FREI

MARTIN JOL believes Kerim Frei is the face of Fulham’s future. Old hands Andy Johnson, Bobby ­Zamora and Damien Duff are set to miss today’s trip to Norwich – a match Jol reckons could transform the Cottagers’ ­season. The absence of such an...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
GARRY MONK’S SPUR TO SCUPPER HIS IDOLS

GARRY MONK’S SPUR TO SCUPPER HIS IDOLS

GARRY MONK is a proud Tottenham fan since boyhood but he is desperate to spoil their title bid today. Swansea skipper Monk wants a home win over Harry Redknapp’s team to ease the Welsh side’s ­relegation fears. He said: “Being a Spurs fan really...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
DEADLY DUO JP MCMANUS AND JONJO O’NEILL ARE HERE TO STAY

DEADLY DUO JP MCMANUS AND JONJO O’NEILL ARE HERE TO STAY

CELEBRITY owner JP McManus looks set to win another public vote of approval if GET ME OUT OF HERE (2.45) wins at Cheltenham tomorrow. But it seems unlikely his even more famous jockey AP McCoy will be able to take the ride after fracturing ribs in a...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
PHILIP HOBBS' ACE MENORAH FLUFFS LINES BUT STILL HAS ARKLE IN SIGHTS

PHILIP HOBBS' ACE MENORAH FLUFFS LINES BUT STILL HAS ARKLE IN SIGHTS

MENORAH nearly gave his supporters a heart attack when ploughing through the last fence at Taunton yesterday, when he had the race in the bag, but fortunately he remained on his feet and was able to win his race “They should call them nervous chases...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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