News archive from 16 April 2011

BofA profit drops as foreclosure delays hurt bank

BofA profit drops as foreclosure delays hurt bank

The largest U.S. bank lost more than $2.39 billion (1.46 billion pounds) in its home loan business as revenue fell and expenses rose. The foreclosure mess that began in the fourth quarter of 2010, with borrowers accusing major banks of repossessing...

Reuters, 22:00 in Business

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed in the Republic of Singapore. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Marie Louise Ng, 14 April 2011 [velociraptorize]. This lovely mystery bird has a large range but is seldom common anywhere in its range...


Leeds Rhinos 6-38 Huddersfield Giants | Super League match report

Ian Kirke of Leeds Rhinos is tackled by Huddersfield's Darrell Griffin, left, and Luke Robinson at Headingley. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Action Images Huddersfield claimed their first away win against Leeds in 27 matches stretching back 51 years to return...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport

Amir Khan says he may not fight in UK for 'a long time' after TV row

Amir Khan poses during the official weigh-in ahead of his WBA light-welterweight fight against Paul McCloskey. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Even for the fight game the fiasco overseen by Amir Khan's triumvirate of promoters in the build-up to...

Guardian, 22:17 in Sport
U.N. says Ivory Coast's Gbagbo has been well treated

U.N. says Ivory Coast's Gbagbo has been well treated

The three were arrested on Monday after U.N. and French forces attacked the presidential residence in Abidjan to neutralise Gbagbo's heavy weapons, which the United Nations said were threatening civilians and peacekeepers. Gbagbo's surrender ended a...


Celtic's manager says Madjid Bougherra fine sets 'dangerous precedent'

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes the SFA's decision not to ban Madjid Bougherra for putting hands on the referee was too lenient. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Celtic's manager, Neil Lennon, has criticised the Scottish Football Association for only...

Guardian, 22:18 in Sport

Norwich 2-1 Nottingham Forest | Championship match report

Norwich City's Simeon Jackson, left, fails to beat Lee Camp, the Nottingham Forest goalkeeper, with this attempted lob. Photograph: Henry Browne/Action Images Norwich City moved back into second in the Championship despite an early scare with a...

Guardian, 22:19 in Sport

AV reform: Nick Clegg derides 'desperate' no campaign

George Osborne argued that the Electoral Reform Society’s commercial wing stands to benefit from a yes vote because it makes electronic voting machines that could be used if AV is passed. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Cabinet tensions...

Guardian, 22:19 in Politics

Libya: Gaddafi forces 'using cluster bombs in Misrata'

Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have fired cluster bombs into residential areas of the besieged city of Misrata, according to witnesses. Human Rights Watch reported that four cluster bombs exploded in the city on Thursday and Friday, and two Libyan...


A republican fairy tale | Merryn Venneear

So, Camden council in north London is not allowing republicans to have their own street parties. What a lost opportunity. My mind goes back to 29 July 1981. I am watching the royal wedding of Charles and Diana with my friend Pam. We wanted to watch as...

Osborne backs closer deficit scrutiny by IMF

Osborne backs closer deficit scrutiny by IMF

Following talks between G20 nations in Washington on the sidelines of an International Monetary Fund meeting, Britain looked set to be named as a potential risk to global economic stability due to its large budget deficit. The G20 also appeared poised...

Reuters, 22:27 in Business

Internet gambling sites owners charged with fraud

Prosecutors also filed civil money laundering charges seeking to recover at least $3 billion (1 billion pounds) from the companies, which are all based overseas, court documents said. The Internet domain names of the companies were also seized....

Reuters, 22:28 in Business


Amir Khan is ready to turn his back on Britain "for a long time" after the row over television coverage for Saturday's WBA light-welterweight title defence against Paul McCloskey. The Englishman's first fight on home soil since 2009 has...

Daily Star, 22:38 in Sport

Kenny Dalglish should be knighted for Hillsborough work, says MP

Kenny Dalglish acknowledges the applause as he leaves the Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield that marked the 22nd anniversary of the disaster. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images A Liverpool MP is to request a knighthood for Kenny Dalglish in...

Guardian, 22:41 in Sport

Australia's Neil Robertson aiming to break the curse of the Crucible

Australia's Neil Robertson says he has 'got the game and the mentality' to make world championship history at the Crucible. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Neil Robertson's quest over the next 17 days is to defy the curse of the Crucible by doing what...

Guardian, 22:42 in Sport

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