News archive from 1 January 2013, page 96

Pope’s prayer for
a peaceful world

Pope Benedict XVI has said he is convinced peace will prevail in 2013, despite the inequality, terrorism and "unregulated financial capitalism" that afflict the world today. Benedict celebrated a Mass yesterday in St Peter’s Basilica in the...

Scotsman, 23:14 in Politics
 
Science mag goes live

Science mag goes live

EVERYTHING that's sound about science is to be found in a new online magazine created by students at Sheffield University. Steel Science has gone live with a host of features covering latest developments in technology, medicine, physics and the...

 

Arts group plan New Year party

SHEFFIELD Caledonian Society's Arts Group is holding a New Year party. The event takes place on Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses. The party includes a meal plus a toast to the New Year, a presentation about Caledonian memories,...

 

Asia holds breath as U.S. fiscal talks go to the wire

However, the package immediately ran into opposition from House Republicans, who were meeting to decide whether to reject or amend the bill . "Frankly, we don't know what to make of it all. It's like a circus there," said one exasperated...

Reuters, 23:24 in Business
 
U.S. arms sales to Asia set to boom on Pacific pivot

U.S. arms sales to Asia set to boom on Pacific "pivot"

Strengthening treaty allies and other security partners is central to the White House's "pivot" toward a Pacific region jolted by maritime territorial disputes in China's case, and missile and nuclear programs, in North Korea's. The pivot...

Reuters, 23:24 in Business
 

Drifting Shell drill ship grounds on rocks off Alaska

The ship, the Kulluk, broke away from one of its tow lines on Monday afternoon and was driven to rocks just off Kodiak Island, where it grounded at about 9 p.m. Alaska time, officials said. The 18-member crew had been evacuated by the Coast Guard late...

Reuters, 23:24 in Business
 
Greg the baker has recipe for success... Olympic hero Rutherford on how life has been very different since Super Saturday

Greg the baker has recipe for success... Olympic hero Rutherford on how life has been very different since...

Of the three British athletes who won gold on that unforgettable Super Saturday inside the Olympic Stadium back in August, no one's life has changed quite so dramatically as that of long jumper Greg Rutherford.The public were already on first-name...

Daily Mail, 23:31 in Sport
 

Brave swimmers take the plunge for New Year dips at Otley and Ilkley

Brave swimmers take the plunge for New Year dips at Otley and Ilkley Seventy-year-old Carole Deighton who completed the River Wharfe swim at Otley for the 17th time Brave swimmers took to the icy waters in Ilkley and Otley to welcome in the New Year...

 

'Fiscal cliff' Bill faces new hitch

Jan 1 2013 US politicians who hoped to resolve any uncertainty over the so-called "fiscal cliff" before financial markets reopen on January 2 has run into trouble as the Republican-controlled House of Representatives objected to urgent...

 
TAYLOR POWERS TO 16TH TITLE

TAYLOR POWERS TO 16TH TITLE

'The Power' battled back from 2-0 and 4-2 down to prevail 7-4 against the hugely talented 23-year-old, who had triumphed in their two previous meetings but came unstuck as his inexperience in world finals told. "I'm probably the proudest man in...

 
GUNNERS THANKFUL TO GULY OWN-GOAL

GUNNERS THANKFUL TO GULY OWN-GOAL

Arsene Wenger's side rarely threatened on the south coast in a game that the relegation-threatened hosts looked more likely to win. Saints proved a much different proposition to the team that Arsenal ruthlessly dispatched of 6-1 in September, taking...

 
Little Riley is Scotland’s first baby of 2013

Little Riley is Scotland’s first baby of 2013

Happy couples celebrated New Year with the arrival of Scotland's first babies of 2013. The first came at four minutes past midnight – and he was three weeks early. Riley Lafferty arrived at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, weighing in at a...

 
Fiscal cliff deal under threat from hardline conservative Republicans

Fiscal cliff deal under threat from hardline conservative Republicans

House majority leader Eric Cantor, left, said he does not support the bill while John Boehner, right, is coming up for re-election as speaker and will not want to alienate conservative Republicans. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP A hard-fought deal...

 
TAYLOR POWERS TO 16TH TITLE

TAYLOR POWERS TO 16TH TITLE

Phil Taylor produced some of the finest darts of his stellar career to clinch his 16th world title with victory over Michael van Gerwen in a high-quality Ladbroke World Darts Championship final at Alexandra Palace. 'The Power' battled back from 2-0...

Daily Star, 23:46 in Sport
 

Take a look at my medals! Owen hits back at Twitter trolls with picture of trophy cabinet

Stoke striker Michael Owen hit back Twitter trolls who were abusing him on the social network site by posting a picture of his personal trophy cabinet.The abuse started after Owen wrote: "Tough game today and not many teams get anything away at...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 


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