News archive from 8 November 2013, page 10

Viral Video Chart: Morgan Freeman, Miley Cyrus and One Direction

Our theme this week is youth and we start with some of the greatest veterans of the silver screen reading the words of some of the most popular young music artists of the day. While Morgan Freeeman puts his own spin on Ylvis's The Fox, Robert De Niro...

Guardian, 08:35 in Showbiz
 
Taliban Leader Fazlullah Vows Revenge Attacks

Taliban Leader Fazlullah Vows Revenge Attacks

The Pakistani Taliban has promised a wave of revenge attacks against the government a day after naming Mullah Fazlullah as its new leader. Fazlullah, the man behind the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, was chosen after the US killed the...

 
A day in the life of … a clinical director of forensic psychiatry

A day in the life of … a clinical director of forensic psychiatry

Mark Earthrowl decided to specialist in forensic psychiatry because of an interest in mental health and the law. My day begins with a 6.30am rise, when the chaos of a typical morning sets in thanks to our three young boys and hyperactive dog. I wake...

Guardian, 08:37 in Health
 

#profit: Twitter shares soar 73% to $45 on first day of trading to confound critics who questioned $26...

Twitter shares jumped as high as $50 when the social media giant began trading yesterday before closing up 73 per cent at $44.90. In the most hotly anticipated technology stock market listing since Facebook last year, Twitter shares floated at $26...

 

The death knell for widows' pensions: Over 1m in private sector could lose historic right to spouse's benefits

283 View comments Widows could lose their historic right to a pension under plans to halt the "terminal decline' of final salary schemes. Private sector bosses currently have to make payments to a retired worker's surviving spouse, typically...

 

Twitter's goal in IPO: to avoid becoming Facebook

Twitter CFO Mike Gupta grilled banks about how to sidestep the problems that beset Facebook's IPO from start to finish, asking detailed questions about everything from how to pick an exchange to how to communicate with analysts. "They were really...

Reuters, 08:41 in Business
 
Johnny Depp cake: Woman bakes giant Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp cake: Woman bakes giant Jack Sparrow

A woman from Walsall has baked an "almost life-sized" Johnny Depp cake for a competition. Lara Clarke, an amateur baker from Brownhills, made the Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired creation for the Cake International competition in...

BBC, 08:43 in Art & Culture
 

Arsenal take on Man Utd in battle to sign Remy Cabella

AS ARSENAL prepare to travel to Manchester to take on United in Sunday's mouthwatering Premier League clash, it is rumoured that the Gunners are tracking Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, previously linked to the Old Trafford club. Cabella is under...

The Week, 08:46 in Sport
 
Taiwan singer's flag display sparks row

Taiwan singer's flag display sparks row

Taiwanese singer Deserts Chang could never have imagined that her small concert in Manchester last week would trigger a massive row on Chinese social media over cross-strait relations. At the concert held on Saturday at the University of Manchester,...

BBC, 08:47 in Art & Culture
 
Humphrey Bogart drinking glasses sell for £8,000

Humphrey Bogart drinking glasses sell for £8,000

Drinking glasses that were a gift from Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart have sold for more than double their expected price. Bogart gave public relations man Bill Rowland Hill the six small and five large glasses for his help publicising the 1951 film...

BBC, 08:47 in Art & Culture
 
Game of Thrones Jack Gleeson visits Haitian charity projects

Game of Thrones Jack Gleeson visits Haitian charity projects

It's a testament to Jack Gleeson's acting ability that most Game of Thrones fans may have to look twice at this picture. The young Irish actor is usually seen playing the tyrannical King Joffrey Baratheon - a man so evil, his own mother isn't sure she...

BBC, 08:47 in Art & Culture
 

IAG third quarter profit soars as Iberia improves

IAG (ICAG.MC), the parent of BA and Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling, posted an operating profit of 690 million euros ($923 million) for the three months to end-Sept, compared with a profit of 270 million in the same period a year ago. IAG was...

Reuters, 08:55 in Business
 
LIVE: Join in with our embarrassing bodies Q&A

LIVE: Join in with our embarrassing bodies Q&A

Co-op pharmacist Nick Carney will be answering your questions on our live blog. The Lincolnshire Co-op is supporting this year's 'Ask Your Pharmacist' week. 10% OFF & A FREE PREMIUM MARKETING PACKAGE Winkworth Estate Agents View details Print...

 
Beatles in Belfast - It was 50 years ago today

Beatles in Belfast - It was 50 years ago today

These were the scenes in Belfast city centre 50 years ago. Thousands of screaming fans gathered outside the Ritz Cinema in Fisherwick Place to catch a glimpse of the band that was making people scream, cry and faint during their 1963 Autumn tour....

BBC, 08:58 in Art & Culture
 
'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous. The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group. He made the comments after a person...

 


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