News archive from 15 February 2012, page 16

Political unrest deepens plight of Yemen children

"He does this because he knows food is on the way," said the young mother, coming out of her daze to throw a few granules of sugar into a brown paste of breadcrumbs and hot water. "This will be his only meal of the day." Political...

 
Buxton Mermaid origins probed at University of Lincoln

Buxton Mermaid origins probed at University of Lincoln

University staff and students are doing tests to uncover the origins of a museum exhibit which looks like a mummified mermaid. They have already found the mysterious Buxton Mermaid's hair is human. The University of Lincoln team is now testing the...

BBC, 15:51 in Art & Culture
 

U.S. industrial output flat on utilities, mining

Economists polled by Reuters had expected output to rise 0.7 percent. But upward revisions to December's industrial output to show a solid 1.0 percent increase instead of a 0.4 percent gain, took the sting out of the report. "Some encouragement...

Reuters, 15:51 in Business
 
Portsmouth recommend Andrew Andronikou to handle administration

Portsmouth recommend Andrew Andronikou to handle administration

Andrew Andronikou has confirmed to BBC Radio Solent his firm has been recommended by Portsmouth to handle their proposed administration. Andronikou oversaw the club's last administration two years ago, and is currently handling the same process...

BBC, 16:02 in Business
 
Alibaba Group petitions USTR over piracy list

Alibaba Group petitions USTR over piracy list

Alibaba wrote a letter last week to the USTR to petition its case that Taobao should not be on the list given the platform's efforts in working with intellectual property rights holders to combat piracy. The USTR removed Baidu Inc from the November...

 
US manufacturing lifted by demand for cars

US manufacturing lifted by demand for cars

US manufacturing grew for the second month in a row in January, according to figures from the Federal Reserve. A jump in auto production helped manufacturing grow 0.7% last month. December's growth figure was also revised upwards to 1.5%. But...

BBC, 16:20 in Business
 
'He is not welcome': Bobby Brown left devastated after being banned from ex-wife Whitney's funeral by family

'He is not welcome': Bobby Brown left devastated after being banned from ex-wife Whitney's funeral by family

'I eliminated access to her by certain people I thought were negative influences. The reality of it is that you can protect someone from everything but you can"t protect them from themselves' Houston's family was allegedly told by Los Angeles...

 

Not a mere miscalculation

Unelected Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud claims to discern "signs of stability" in the jobs market, which speaks volumes for his grip on reality. Far from stabilising, unemployment continues to rise, reaching 2.67 million, according to...

 

British fund told to pay SEC $77 million for abusive trades

The SEC case against Pentagon Capital Management Plc and Lewis Chester is among the last related to a long-running industry-wide probe into improper trading in mutual fund shares, and one of the few to go to trial. That probe was unveiled in September...

Reuters, 16:41 in Business
 
World Bank president Robert Zoellick is to step down

World Bank president Robert Zoellick is to step down

World Bank president Robert Zoellick is to step down from his role at the institution when his five-year term comes to an end on 30 June. Mr Zoellick, 58, was appointed to his role in 2007 by then-US president, George W Bush. The post has always...

BBC, 16:54 in Business
 
BBC announces 3D Olympic coverage

BBC announces 3D Olympic coverage

The BBC has announced its plans for 3D broadcasts from the 2012 Olympic Games. The broadcaster says the extravagant opening and closing ceremonies will be shown in the format, as will nightly highlights from the games. The only sporting event to be...

BBC, 16:57 in Art & Culture
 
Analysis - Thinking backwards, Merkel hits her stride

Analysis - Thinking backwards, Merkel hits her stride

Merkel always thinks backwards from the next election, a close adviser once said, adjusting policy carefully -- sometimes years in advance -- to put herself in the strongest possible position for eventual victory. For much of 2011 this approach seemed...

 
Warning as RnBXclusive shut down

Warning as RnBXclusive shut down

Popular music site RnBXclusive has been shut down by police and a man has been arrested. The domain name rnbxclusive.com was taken over by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which warned users they may have committed a criminal offence. In a...

 
Stars' tweets set hearts aflutter

Stars' tweets set hearts aflutter

Celebrities from Lily Allen to James Corden have been sending amorous tweets on Valentine's Day. Pop star-turned-new mother Allen and David Hasselhoff's Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts took to the site to gush about their love. Allen wrote: "I...

 

Returning Tevez sits out Porto tie

FOOTBALL: Wantaway Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez finally returned to Eastlands on Tuesday but was omitted from the side's last training session before the team flew out to take on Porto in the Europa League last 32 tomorrow night. Having spent...

 


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