News archive from 26 June 2013, page 15

Yard to probe Brooks bugging claims

Scotland Yard will investigate reports that officers secretly bugged meetings which they held with murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence's friend Duwayne Brooks and his lawyers. The BBC quoted a senior police source as saying authorisation had been given...

 
Taliban: US Backs Talks Despite Kabul Attack

Taliban: US Backs Talks Despite Kabul Attack

Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have backed peace talks with the Taliban just hours after an attack on a CIA building in Kabul. The White House said in a statement the two leaders "reiterated their support for an office in Doha for...

 

Samsung Electronics shares down 3 percent on weaker earnings outlook

Samsung Electronics shares were set to fall for a sixth consecutive session. They were down 3.1 percent to 1,257,000 Korean won (713.17 pounds) as of 0443 BST, underperforming the wider market's 0.2 percent drop. This was their lowest level since...

 

Fans out in force to back Murray

Andy Murray will take to Wimbledon's Number One court for his second round clash with unprecedented support from British fans. The Scot will take on Lu Yen-hsun in the second match of Tuesday afternoon in his latest bid for success at SW19. Eager to...

 

Labour in union clash on selection

A furious row has broken out between Labour and its biggest financial backer over the selection of a candidate for the next general election. The party announced it will impose a candidate in the Westminster seat of Falkirk, after claims that the...

 

Fans out in force to back Murray

Andy Murray will take to Wimbledon's Number One court for his second round clash with unprecedented support from British fans. The Scot will take on Lu Yen-hsun in the second match of Tuesday afternoon in his latest bid for success at SW19. Eager to...

 

Clean-up initiative with youth service

A group of young people are helping to make the borough spotless this summer. As part of a partnership between North Tyneside Council’s environmental services and the Youth Offending and Prevention Service, eight youngsters are cleaning up the...

 
Phar Lap's DNA to be compared to other champion thoroughbreds

Phar Lap's DNA to be compared to other champion thoroughbreds

A piece of Phar Lap's tooth is being sent to Australia for DNA analysis. Photograph: AAP Image/Museum Victoria A piece of Phar Lap's tooth is being sent to Australia from a museum in New Zealand so scientists can analyse his DNA and compare it to the...

 

Samsung Elec shares down 3 percent on weaker earnings outlook

Samsung Electronics shares were set to fall for a sixth consecutive session. They were down 3.1 percent to 1,257,000 Korean won ($1,100) as of 11:43 p.m. ET, underperforming the wider market's 0.2 percent drop. This was their lowest level since...

 

Barnes & Noble retreats from tablet wars as Nook sales plummet

The top U.S. bookstore chain reported another quarter of dismal results on Tuesday, led by a 34 percent drop in sales of Nook devices and e-books business, and said it expects sales to continue to decline this fiscal year at its bookstores. Shares...

 

Andrew Denton: his final farewell?

Andrew Denton: "I've decided to make that a break from television altogether" Photograph: TRACEY NEARMY/AAPIMAGE Andrew Denton's retirement from television is not entirely unexpected. When he began his sabbatical following last year's merger...

Guardian, 05:30 in Showbiz
 

VIDEO: How to get tickets for Michael Buble in Sheffield

Michael Buble fans wanting tickets for his last-minute charity show at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Friday are being advised to snap them up or miss out, writes Graham Walker. They go on sale Wednesday - June 26, 2013 - at 9am. VIDEO: Press ther play...

 

UK set to miss greenhouse targets

The UK is not on track to meet its targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions through the 2020s, the Government's climate advisers have warned. Some progress has been made in putting in place measures to meet the targets, with record levels of new wind...

 

VIDEO: Charity Jaguar Rally

Car enthusiasts went into overdrive when they set off on a charity mission in their Jaguar vehicles last week. Local drivers and their navigators met at the George and Dragon pub in West Haddlesey before heading off on a European Charity Day - to...

 

UK set to miss greenhouse targets

The UK is not on track to meet its targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions through the 2020s, the Government's climate advisers have warned. Some progress has been made in putting in place measures to meet the targets, with record levels of new wind...

 


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