News archive from 13 December 2013, page 4

Show us your mettle! Wenger must avoid familiar failings at free-scoring City

5 View comments During Arsene Wenger's 17 years as manager of Arsenal, there is one question that crops up more frequently than any other. Before Arsenal fly north for an overnight stay in Manchester, he will confront it yet again. After their 2-0...

Daily Mail, 02:26 in Sport
 

After his Munich maths gaffe, will Pellegrini make it all add up against Arsenal?

Having failed his mental arithmetic test in midweek by miscalculating City's chances of winning their Champions League group, it is time for Manuel Pellegrini to turn his mind to a different examination, the arrival of Arsenal at the Etihad. With a...

Daily Mail, 02:26 in Sport
 
Bitcoin start-up raises $25m venture capital funding

Bitcoin start-up raises $25m venture capital funding

Coinbase, a start-up that lets people trade Bitcoins, has raised $25m (£15m) in venture capital funding. The move comes amid growing interest in Bitcoin, a virtual currency, which has seen its value surpass $1,000 recently. Confidence in Bitcoins has...

BBC, 02:30 in Business
 

The £16million house-husband: David Beckham admits he 'loves' being a stay-at- home father

Many men take it for granted they will always be their family's main breadwinner. Luckily for David Beckham, wife Victoria is an ambitious career woman so he can finally afford to take a back seat. Seven months after retiring from professional...

 

Billie Piper plays Best Supporting Pal as she congratulates Matt Smith on opening night of American Psycho...

They've been friends for years after acting together in Secret Diary Of A Call-Girl, Ruby In The Smoke, and more recently, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. So it was no surprise to see Billie Piper leading the cheers at pal Matt Smith's opening...

 

Talk about a complete 180! Miley Cyrus covers up in angelic head-to-toe white

Miley Cyrus has exposed more than her fair share of skin this year. So it came as quite a shock to see the Wrecking Ball hitmaker heading out with barely an inch of flesh on display on Thursday. The controversial popstar was clad in head-to-toe...

 

BofA's Merrill to pay $132 million in SEC case over mortgages

Thursday's settlement marks the latest enforcement action against Wall Street banks over the marketing of collateralized debt obligations prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Regulators have said hedge fund firms helped structure some of these CDOs,...

Reuters, 02:39 in Business
 

NICE issues warning over dangerous IV drip use

New guidelines from the health watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the use of intravenous (IV) drips have prompted a flurry of headlines, with The Guardian reporting that, "Thousands of patients [are] dying...

 
Jack White And Karen Elson Finalise Divorce

Jack White And Karen Elson Finalise Divorce

A judge has finalised the divorce between US rock star Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson. Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge on November 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential...

 
Scraping By: 1.5m UK Pensioners In Food Poverty

Scraping By: 1.5m UK Pensioners In Food Poverty

More than 1.5 million British pensioners are now living in food poverty - and the situation is set to worsen this winter, according to shocking new research. The Centre for Economics and Business says a quarter of over-65s have had to make cut-backs...

 
Syria Chemical Attacks Confirmed By Inspectors

Syria Chemical Attacks Confirmed By Inspectors

Chemical weapons were "probably used" five times in the Syrian conflict between March and late August, UN inspectors have said. The report examined seven alleged attacks and cites "credible evidence" and "evidence consistent...

 
Migrants Face 'More Robust' Benefits Test

Migrants Face 'More Robust' Benefits Test

A "more robust" test for migrants who want to claim income-related benefits is being rolled out at jobcentres across Wales, England and Scotland this week. The new habitual residence test is part of the Government's plan to ensure that only...

 
Nelson Mandela To Be Given Tribal Farewell

Nelson Mandela To Be Given Tribal Farewell

Xhosa elders are preparing to smooth Nelson Mandela's journey into the spiritual world in a traditional tribal farewell this weekend. The family have insisted the rites are woven into the service on Sunday, which will also incorporate the formality of...

 

U.S. carriers agree to new cellphone 'unlocking' policy

Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular agreed to "clearly notify" customers when their devices are eligible for unlocking and to process unlocking requests within two business days, said wireless industry...

 

Indonesia's Bumi Resources jumps 7 pct on debt indenture nod

Last month, the Bakrie group-controlled coal miner said it was confident that shareholders would also approve a $1.3 billion debt-for-equity swap deal with China sovereign wealth fund CIC, which it said would cut interest costs by $216 million. Bumi...

 


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