News archive from 29 March 2011, page 11

Barack Obama defends US military intervention in Libya

Barack Obama defends US military intervention in Libya

Barack Obama has addressed the American people on TV and said that military intervention by America had prevented a massacre in Libya. The US president also called on those people still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi to desert him, and said that the end of...

 
Website settles over Beatles hits

Website settles over Beatles hits

A website that sold Beatles songs online for 15p each before they became legally available has agreed to pay record companies nearly one million dollars (£594,000) to settle a lawsuit. US District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off on the...

 
Ghost jumps from screen to stage

Ghost jumps from screen to stage

Ghost, the tragic love story starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, tugged at a million tear ducts when it appeared on the big screen 21 years ago. Now it has become the latest cinema hit to be recreated on stage. But can it recapture the magic? It...

BBC, 03:34 in Art & Culture
 
Can writing stop prisoners reoffending?

Can writing stop prisoners reoffending?

An organisation that sends writers into prison to work with offenders is among arts groups across England that fear their funding is about to be cut. But can arts for prisoners save the government money? Erwin James, a former inmate who served 20...

BBC, 03:34 in Art & Culture
 
Obama on Libya: a Goldilocks doctrine gambling on Gaddafi

Obama on Libya: a Goldilocks doctrine gambling on Gaddafi

The cable news talking heads wanted to call it the "Obama doctrine", but Barack Obama's speech outlining his decision to intervene in Libya against the Gaddafi regime only added a new wrinkle to what we already know about the president's...

 
Indian tycoons to face telecom probe panel

Indian tycoons to face telecom probe panel

Indian tycoons Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani will appear before a parliamentary committee investigating a multi-billion dollar telecom scandal, their companies have confirmed. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is probing alleged corruption in the sale...

BBC, 04:07 in Business
 
CYRUS PULLS OUT OF PREMIERE OVER VOLCANO CHAOS

CYRUS PULLS OUT OF PREMIERE OVER VOLCANO CHAOS

MILEY CYRUS has been forced to pull out of an appearance at the U.K. premiere of her new movie THE LAST SONG - after the volcanic ash chaos left her unable to travel to Britain. Almost all flights across northern Europe have been grounded following...

 
Website pays nearly $1m for piracy of Beatles hits

Website pays nearly $1m for piracy of Beatles hits

A website that illegally sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents each has agreed to pay record companies almost $1m (£625,000) to settle a lawsuit. BlueBeat.com, based in the US, streamed and sold music by The Beatles, Coldplay and others until it was...

BBC, 05:06 in Art & Culture
 
Mother offered cash if Libya woman changes story

Mother "offered cash" if Libya woman changes story

After being intimidated by security men and hotel staff, who also beat journalists trying to interview her in the restaurant of the hotel, she was bundled into a car and driven away. Her allegations have not been independently verified. The government...

 

Japanese stocks fall on nuclear crisis

Plutonium found in soil at the earthquake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant added to anxiety over Japan's protracted fight to prevent further radiation leaks. Heightening the uncertainty for investors, some Japanese companies said there would be delays...

Reuters, 05:37 in Business
 
FERGIE JOINS DUHAMEL FOR CHARITY RUN ON HER BIRTHDAY

FERGIE JOINS DUHAMEL FOR CHARITY RUN ON HER BIRTHDAY

Singer FERGIE spent her birthday on Sunday (27Mar11) helping to raise money for the Japanese relief effort by joining her actor husband JOSH DUHAMEL for his star-studded charity run in California. The Transformers star organised the Tokidoki Youth...

 
Rio Tinto in last ditch effort to save Riversdale bid

Rio Tinto in last ditch effort to save Riversdale bid

Rio Tinto is negotiating with a major shareholder in Riversdale Mining in an effort to salvage its takeover bid for the company. Rio's $4bn (£2.5bn) offer in December was conditional on at least 50% of shareholders approving the bid. So far only 41%...

BBC, 05:39 in Business
 
UK slips down global green investment rankings

UK slips down global green investment rankings

The UK is rapidly losing the race to be the global powerhouse of the green economy, while other countries streak ahead in low-carbon technology investment and development, according to rankings published on Tuesday. Last year, the UK slumped from...

Guardian, 05:44 in Politics
 
Obama vows U.S. forces won't get bogged down in Libya

Obama vows U.S. forces won't get bogged down in Libya

In a nationally televised address, Obama -- accused by many lawmakers of failing to explain the U.S. role in the Western air assault on Gaddafi's loyalists -- said he had no choice but to act to avoid "violence on a horrific scale" against...

 

Education letters

Choosing the parents Last week Warwick Mansell reported on concerns that new admissions rules will make it easier for schools to be selective. The easiest way for a school to improve its position in the performance tables is to "adjust" its...

Guardian, 06:11 in Learning
 


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