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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Man swallowed live goldfish in Neknominate drinking game

South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

Indian Express - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The captain, Lee Joon-seok, and two crew members were arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Tweet This.
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Jindo (South Korea), Apr 22 (AFP): The confirmed death toll in South Korea’s ferry disaster crossed 100 today, but almost twice that number remained unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and r

Ukraine alert as politician 'killed'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ukraine's acting president has relaunched military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east after two men, one a local politician, were found "tortured to death".

New Malden deaths: Woman arrested as three children found dead in South ...

9 minutes ago

Written by
Jessica Best

A neighbour, who did not wish to be identified, has said the family who live at the house are originally from South Africa. She said they moved into the large semi-detached house in the suburbs of New Malden with their four children a year ago.

Drew Barrymore Gives Birth To Second Baby Girl

Sky News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The Hollywood star and her husband say everyone is "healthy and happy" and name their new daughter Frankie. 8:08am UK, Wednesday 23 April 2014.

Scottish independence: Gauging reaction in the home of William Shakespeare

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Scottish play and this cry by Macduff are heard almost daily in the gardens of Shakespeare's birthplace over the summer. But the constitutional drama being played out north of the border is largely passing people by.

Mourinho threatens to play weakened Chelsea team against Liverpool

The Guardian - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Chelsea's manager, José Mourinho, will 'listen to the club' over his team selection against Liverpool. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images.
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Ukraine crisis: John Kerry threatens Russia with more sanctions

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎22 minutes ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Washington would impose more sanctions on Russia if tensions did not de-escalate in eastern Ukraine.

South Korea: North Korea could launch nuclear missile tests 'at any moment'

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
North Korea could be preparing for its fourth nuclear test in seven years, according to South Korea's Ministry of Defence. A spokesman from South Korea's Ministry of Defence said that the country's intelligence agencies have detected a lot of activity in the ...

Gunmen in South Sudan leave 'piles' of bodies as UN say killings are 'game ...

Daily Mail - ‎23 minutes ago‎
'Piles and piles' of bodies were left at a mosque in South Sudan after gunmen killed 200 civilians and wounded 400 others, a top United Nations official has said.

Did Yemen, US kill al Qaeda's chief bomb maker?

CNN - ‎36 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Officials call the attack "massive and unprecedented." At least 65 suspected terrorists killed. Assaults from both the ground and the sky.

Christian values 'underpin society'

MSN UK - ‎8 hours ago‎
British society is "underpinned by Christian values", the Government's senior law officer said as he dismissed criticism of David Cameron for talking about his faith.

Tony Blair urges British intervention against Islamic extremists around the world

The Independent
43 minutes ago

Written by
Oliver wright

Tony Blair will call on Britain today to back “revolution” against anti-Western interests in the Middle East and beyond to combat the growing threat of radical Islam.

1000 Pupils Caught With Weapons In Schools

Sky News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Weapons including guns, knives and razors were seized from 981 children since 2011, a Sky News investigation reveals. 7:44am UK, Wednesday 23 April 2014.

Saint George's Day: Google marks England's national day with Doodle of patron ...

The Independent
41 minutes ago

Written by
Kashmira Gander

Google has celebrated St George's Day with a Doodle on its homepage. Depicting the legend of the patron saint of England, the black and white drawing shows him on a rearing horse as he slays a fire-breathing dragon with a lance.

UPDATE 1-Primark growth offsets weak sugar market at AB Foods

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
(Adds detail). LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Associated British Foods met forecasts with a 1 percent rise in first-half profit with a strong performance from its Primark clothing chain and progress in its grocery operation offsetting a major fall in its sugar business.

Vince Cable warns FTSE 100 firms on 'excessive' executive pay

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Vince Cable has warned the paymasters of Britain's biggest companies that they must do more to keep a lid on rising executive pay.

MARKET REPORT: Quindell in row with Gotham City over research report

This is Money - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Shares of insurance outsourcing group Quindell were zapped after a 74-page report posted online by Gotham City Research. They were heavily sold down to 19p before closing 15.25p, or 39 per cent, lower at 23.75p.

Flybe Adds London City Routes in UK, Ireland Service Expansion

Businessweek - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Flybe Group Plc (FLYB), Europe's largest independent regional airline, will add routes between London City Airport and destinations in the U.K.

Lytro Illum camera lets users refocus blurred photos after shooting

The Guardian
8 hours ago

Written by
Samuel Gibbs

Lytro Illum Lytro's Illum camera allows user to focus their photos after taking them, promising to make blurred shots a thing of the past.

Facebook COO Sandberg empowers women to seek top jobs and bolster equality

ITProPortal - ‎16 hours ago‎
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wants women to make a stand in order to create a world that is more equal and sees women making just as many influential decisions as men.

Almost half of motorists admit to talking on phone while driving

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎15 hours ago‎
Almost half of all motorists take and make phone calls behind the wheel, despite mobile use while driving being banned for 10 years.

Man swallowed live goldfish in Neknominate drinking game

The Times (subscription) - ‎12 minutes ago‎
A man who swallowed a live goldfish as part of a binge-drinking stunt has been fined £300. Gavin Hope, 22, was taken to court after footage of his “Neknominate” challenge was posted on Facebook.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

David Moyes Sacked As Manchester United Boss

David Moyes Sacked As Manchester United Boss

Sky News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
David Moyes has been sacked as Manchester United boss and Ryan Giggs will take over until the end of the season. A statement on the club's website said: "Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the Club.

Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

Washington Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MOKPO, South Korea - As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead.

Business news and markets: live

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎39 minutes ago‎
... Off. • Astra shares surge on takeover talk • GSK in major three-part deal with Novartis. Latest. Glaxo also up on Novartis deal.

Joe Biden Stresses Importance of Ukraine Elections

Wall Street Journal - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden enter a room for a meeting in Kiev Tuesday.

Thousands die of thirst and poor care in NHS

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎3 minutes ago‎
At least 1,000 hospital patients are dying needlessly each month from dehydration and poor care by doctors and nurses, according to an NHS study.

Teen stowaway raises questions about airport security

CNN - ‎29 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop on board the bottom of a plane?

Ukip election posters: Nigel Farage defends 'racist' campaign anti-immigration ...

The Independent - ‎29 minutes ago‎
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has defended his party's controversial election campaign ahead of the May European elections, after its posters were called "racist".

Seven-year-old boy engulfed in petrol game fire dies

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 minutes ago‎
A seven-year-old boy who suffered severe burns as a group of youngsters played with a can of petrol has died in hospital, police said.

Teachers: 'Our pupils are targeting us on social media' with more than a quarter ...

The Independent - ‎14 hours ago‎
Teachers are facing an increasing barrage of “vile” sexual abuse, unfair allegations of incompetence and videos of themselves taken without their consent being posted online by their pupils, according to a report seen by The Independent.

US steps up drone strikes against militants in Yemen

Los Angeles Times
3 hours ago

Written by
Ken Dilanian

WASHINGTON - Prompted in part by a video in which Al Qaeda leaders taunted the United States, the CIA launched lethal drone strikes in Yemen that marked an escalation in the Obama administration's shadow war against the terrorist network's most ...

Royal tour 2014: William and Kate reach Uluru

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The red earth of the red centre came alive with the beats and song of an indigenous welcome to country ceremony, or inma, on Tuesday afternoon, as the Anangu people of Uluru formally acknowledged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's arrival to their ...

David Cameron Christianity claim backed by religious groups

BBC News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Hindu Council UK said it was "very comfortable" with the description. The Muslim Council of Britain said the UK was a largely Christian country.

Nepal tries to avert Sherpa strike on Everest

TVNZ - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides today in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides.

scientists 'edit' DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scientists have used a genome-editing technique to cure mice of an inherited liver disease, raising the prospect that similar clinical trials on humans could begin within a few years.