News archive from 16 November 2012, page 7

Ansar Dine softens stance on sharia law

Islamists in northern Mali have offered minor concessions on Sharia law in a bid to head off military intervention in the region. Ansar Dine has indicated it no longer wants to impose its harsh version of Islamic law across the whole of the country,...

 

Army-rebel clash kills 44

More than 40 people were killed in clashes between the Congolese army and M23 rebels today, smashing a two-month ceasefire. The army said 700 rebels attacked at 5am today morning and all 44 dead were rebels. The rebels said they were responding to an...

 

Mental (15)

IF you loved Muriel's Wedding then prepare yourself for another dark and musical comedy delight which never fails to surprise. Based on the Australian film-maker's own life it reunites him for the first time since 1994 with Toni Collette, star of his...

 

I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE: FREAKED-OUT HELEN FLANAGAN FAILS AGAIN

The former Coronation Street actress had been optimistic when she arrived at the trial, entitled Cruelty Towers. She was told that to get the first star she would need to remove the light in the first room of the trial house, plunging it into...

 

Welsh officials told to shut tax dodgers out of contracts

Unison Cymru called on Welsh ministers and council leaders today to take a firm stand on tax dodgers by banning them from getting their grubby hands on public contracts. The union's demand follows yet more reports of corporate giants such as Google,...

 
Hay Festival presents its annual Winter Weekend

Hay Festival presents its annual Winter Weekend

Hay Festival offers an opportunity to get in the festive spirit as it presents the annual Winter Weekend from Friday, November 30, to Sunday, December 2. The three days are packed with storytelling and Christmas inspiration, topped and tailed by music...

 
VICTORIA BECKHAM STICKS HER FACE ON PAM TO SAY: I'M CUT OUT TO BE IN DALLAS

VICTORIA BECKHAM STICKS HER FACE ON PAM TO SAY: I'M CUT OUT TO BE IN DALLAS

She mischievously slipped her image into a couple of snaps of the Ewing family from the television saga. Complete with big hair, make-up and shoulder pads, Posh cut a convincing figure in the line-up as she replaced her namesake actress, Victoria...

 
STRICTLY COME DANCING'S CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD'S SO NASTY? OH NO HE ISN'T!

STRICTLY COME DANCING'S CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD'S SO NASTY? OH NO HE ISN'T!

The acid-tongued star helped to promote the world's first Skype pantomime show at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. Peter Pan is being streamed on December 13 from the Venue Cymru theatre in Llandudno, North Wales. Craig, 47, who appears as the...

 
Home rental costs still rising, says LSL

Home rental costs still rising, says LSL

The cost of renting a home in England and Wales hit another new high in October although the pace of rent rises slowed, a survey has suggested. LSL Property Services said that the "heat" had come out of the rental market as the quieter...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
MPs: Sale of RBS or Lloyds 'not for years'

MPs: Sale of RBS or Lloyds 'not for years'

A parliamentary committee has said the Treasury's sale of Northern Rock in 2011 was "fortunate", and Lloyds and RBS may not be sold "for many years". A Public Accounts Committee report noted that while the Rock's sale was...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
Antibiotics resistance growing at 'alarming' rate

Antibiotics resistance growing at 'alarming' rate

Patients need to stop using antibiotics to tackle only a mild infection, such as a cough or sore throat, warn experts. Photograph: guardian.co.uk Patients should use antibiotics less because their ineffectiveness against potentially fatal bacteria is...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Argentina takes ship dispute with Ghana to UN court

Argentina takes ship dispute with Ghana to UN court

Argentina has asked a United Nations court to order the release of one of its navy ships impounded in Ghana because of a debt dispute. Argentina argues that the seizure violates maritime law. The ship was prevented from leaving Ghana last month,...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
Formula 1 motors back into United States

Formula 1 motors back into United States

A clock hangs on a wall in the offices of Circuit of The Americas (Cota) in Austin, Texas, counting down to 13:00 on Sunday 18 November, when the lights will go green at its track, marking Formula 1's return to the US. This year's F1 US Grand Prix...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Dinner blogs girl releases book

A father has described his pride in his enterprising daughter after she released a book about her efforts to raise more than £120,000 for charity through her controversial school meals blog. Martha Payne, 10, hit the headlines earlier this year when...

 

Big two fail to keep the eurozone afloat

Slender growth in France and Germany has failed to halt the eurozone sliding into its second recession since 2009 and a rebound could be some way off. The area’s two biggest economies both managed 0.2 per cent growth in the third quarter, according to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


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