News archive from 2 October 2012, page 1

QPR 1 West Ham 2: Jarvis and Vaz Te strike to sink 10-man Rangers

Matt Jarvis scored his first goal for West Ham who saw-off a late rally from 10-man QPR to win the Barclays Premier League clash 2-1 at Loftus Road. Jarvis's headed effort handed the Hammers the lead early in the London derby and Ricardo vaz Te...

Daily Mail, 22:17 in Sport
 

ArcelorMittal confirms French furnace closures

In a blunt response to the Socialist government's demand last week that it restart or sell the furnaces, ArcelorMittal said it would give the state a two-month window to try to find a buyer before it shuts down the site. "After four years of...

Reuters, 22:18 in Business
 

Iran rial plunges as Western sanctions bite

The freefall suggests sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear programme are undermining its ability to earn foreign exchange and that its reserves of hard currency may be running low. The rial traded at 34,200 per dollar according to currency-tracking...

 
Labour in Manchester: Preview of leader Ed Miliband's speech

Labour in Manchester: Preview of leader Ed Miliband's speech

Labour leader Ed Miliband will launch plans for a major overhaul of the education system tomorrow - with a new 'technical A-level' that aims to keep every teenager in education to 18 and get them into work. The new 'gold standard' qualification –...

 

Eight die in Hong Kong boat crash

A boat packed with revellers during a holiday weekend has collided with a ferry and sunk off Hong Kong, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens more. The boat was carrying about 120 people when the accident happened near Lamma Island, off...

 
CELEBS BACK MALDIVES DEMOCRACY BID

CELEBS BACK MALDIVES DEMOCRACY BID

The group, which also includes actors Kim Cattrall, Minnie Driver and academic Professor Peter Singer, have all added their names to a letter calling on the "illegitimate" regime of President Mohammed Waheed "to set a date for free and...

 
AVB HOPING UNITED WIN JUST THE START

AVB HOPING UNITED WIN JUST THE START

Villas-Boas endured a slow start to his reign at White Hart Lane, with Spurs booed off twice during an opening trio of winless games. The Portuguese has masterminded a turnaround since, however, with a run of three consecutive league wins that...

 
SMITH TO PICK 'HORSE FOR COURSES'

SMITH TO PICK 'HORSE FOR COURSES'

Smith revealed his "horses for courses" selection policy at a press conference at Old Trafford, the venue for the 15th Super League title decider. The Wolves boss has a full-strength squad to choose from, with England prop Garreth Carvell...

 

WTO chief acknowledges failings, prods U.S. to show leadership

Lamy, in the prepared text of a speech to the Brookings Institution, said it was clear that reaching a comprehensive agreement in the Doha round of world trade talks launched in 2001 "is out of reach in the short term." But it may still be...

Reuters, 22:39 in Business
 

Archbishop defends outspoken stance

The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended his outspoken record on issues such as the Iraq war and sharia law, insisting that his role is not to be "too cautious." Dr Rowan Williams admitted that his decision to speak out over a range of...

 

Archbishop defends outspoken stance

The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended his outspoken record on issues such as the Iraq war and sharia law, insisting that his role is not to be "too cautious." Dr Rowan Williams admitted that his decision to speak out over a range of...

 
IRAN CURRENCY DIVE AS SANCTIONS HIT

IRAN CURRENCY DIVE AS SANCTIONS HIT

Street traders said it reached 34,500 rials to the dollar. It was 29,500 rials on Sunday. The collapse of the currency is a sign of the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear programme. The West suspects Iran is aiming to build...

 

Archbishop defends outspoken stance

The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended his outspoken record on issues such as the Iraq war and sharia law, insisting that his role is not to be "too cautious." Dr Rowan Williams admitted that his decision to speak out over a range of...

 

Eight die in Hong Kong boat crash

Oct 1 2012 A boat packed with revellers during a holiday weekend has collided with a ferry and sunk off Hong Kong, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens more. The boat was carrying about 120 people when the accident happened near Lamma...

 
White House confirms cyber-attack on 'unclassified' system

White House confirms cyber-attack on 'unclassified' system

The White House has confirmed it was the target of a cyber-attack but says the breach hit an unclassified network. An unnamed administration official told US media that there was no indication any data had been removed. The conservative Washington...

 


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