News archive from 3 November 2012, page 3

American writers go to the polls

American writers go to the polls

Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Toni Morrison. Photograph: Martin H Simon/Corbis US authors go to the polls on Tuesday along with the rest of the country, and – thanks to registers of donations or their public statements – we...

 
Olivia Fraser: mastering the Hindu miniature

Olivia Fraser: mastering the Hindu miniature

Detail of Olivia Fraser's Radha Krishna diptych. Photograph: Kajoli Khanna/Grosvenor Gallery Jute is pulped into paper in Sanganer, just outside the Rajasthani capital of Jaipur. The maharaja who founded that great planned city in 1727 also...

 
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss – review

Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss – review

Eyjafjallajökull … just a day-trip from Reykjavik. Photograph: John and Tina Reid/Getty Images/Flickr RF Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Tell us what you think:...

 

Boeing wins $4 billion contract for Saudi fighter jet fleet

The Pentagon said the work, expected to be completed by December 31, 2019, would be done at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The contract also provides for four base stand-up kits, which include spares and support equipment needed to achieve...

Reuters, 23:11 in Business
 

R-Patz, K-Stew interviewed together

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have made their first joint TV appearances following the actress' affair scandal. The Twilight co-stars - who split and then reunited after Kristen admitting cheating on Robert with her married Snow White And The...

 

Marathon cancelled in storm's wake

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has cancelled Sunday's New York Marathon in deference to the recovery work taking place in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Bloomberg had, only hours previously, told a press conference that he was sticking to his guns over...

Daily Post, 23:14 in Sport
 

Sharks sink Irish

Danny Cipriani inspired Sale Sharks to their first Aviva Premiership triumph of the season with a 21-9 victory over London Irish at the Salford City Stadium. The first half was dominated by Cipriani and the Sale forwards. The one-time England...

Daily Post, 23:14 in Sport
 

Openers prepare for Test audition

It will be a "cut-throat" situation when Alastair Cook's two prospective Test opening partners each try to grasp their opportunity against Mumbai A. With Cook rested, Nick Compton and Joe Root are set to open the innings together at the Dr...

Daily Post, 23:14 in Sport
 

Obama, Romney take aim at key Midwestern swing states

In duelling campaign appearances in the swing states of Ohio and Wisconsin, the two contenders battled over the economy on a day when the government reported the jobless rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in October but that employers stepped up their...

 
JustGiving page set up to support family of Cardiff hit-and-run victim

JustGiving page set up to support family of Cardiff hit-and-run victim

The 32-year-old was killed and 13 people others were injured after a van drove into pedestrians in Ely last month. Her friends and family have since rallied round to support Ms Menzies' three young children, and have now started fundraising to help...

Metro, 23:15 in Hot News
 
New York Marathon cancelled in aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

New York Marathon cancelled in aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Over 47,000 people had been expected to take part in the race, which had been scheduled to start in Staten Island - one of the areas worst-hit by this week's storm. The mayor had previously insisted the annual race would still go ahead, saying 'an...

Metro, 23:15 in Hot News
 
Prominent Irish nationalist arrested over Northern Ireland shooting

Prominent Irish nationalist arrested over Northern Ireland shooting

The murder of David Black, 52, on Thursday was the first killing of a Northern Irish prison officer in almost 20 years and the fifth fatal attack on a member of the security establishment since the 1998 Good Friday peace deal. The pact largely ended...

 
TV review: Jonathan and Charlotte

TV review: Jonathan and Charlotte

Moving moments ... Jonathan and Charlotte take an operatic tour "Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse," whispered Simon Cowell when "classical crossover" act Charlotte and Jonathan shuffled on stage during a heat of...

Guardian, 23:26 in Showbiz
 
SHARKS SINK IRISH

SHARKS SINK IRISH

Danny Cipriani inspired Sale Sharks to their first Aviva Premiership triumph of the season with a 21-9 victory over London Irish at the Salford City Stadium. The first half was dominated by Cipriani and the Sale forwards. The one-time England...

Daily Star, 23:34 in Sport
 

17-year term for toddlers murderer

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of the "chilling, terrible and revolting" murder of a two-year-old boy. Rio Smedley suffered 91 separate injuries and died from a ruptured liver, Manchester Crown Court...

 


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