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Friday 27th February 2015
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'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad
LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years.
IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named as London graduate
London (AFP) - "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant believed responsible for beheading of at least five Western hostages, has been named as Kuwaiti-born computing graduate Mohammed Emwazi from London. "Jihadi John", nicknamed after Beatle John Lennon due to his British accent, is believed to be responsible for the murders of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff ...
London stocks pull back from record high, Europe steady
London stocks pulled back Wednesday from to a record high the previous day on profit-taking, while the main European markets ended flat. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.21 percent from Tuesday's close to end the day at 6,935.38 points. The Irish government demanded more guarantees on jobs and routes before agreeing to the deal, while shares in engineering firm Weir Group collapsed ...
London shares retreat at open
London shares were flat at the start of trading on Thursday as the Royal Bank of Scotland reported a huge net loss for 2014. The benchmark FTSE 100 index slipped 0.02 percent, or 1.53 points, to 6,933.85 points. RBS, about 80-percent owned by the British government after a 2008 bailout, said losses after tax totalled £3.47 billion last year following a £4.0 billion writedown on Citizens, part ...
London fashion designers get a helping hand in a tough industry
With its frayed denim outfits, Marques'Almeida is making a name for itself on the London fashion scene thanks to a sponsorship scheme that has helped half the designers showing here this season. Portuguese designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida have been winning rave reviews for their Nineties grunge-inspired collections since they started the label four years ago. This season they expanded ...
London's FTSE hits record closing high
London (AFP) - London shares soared to a record closing high on Thursday, with banks Standard Chartered and RBS experiencing sharply contrasting fortunes.
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Refund promise as Bears bring cricket back to Rugby
FIRST-class cricket will return to Rugby during the school summer holidays - and this time ticket-holders will get their money back if the match is rained off.
Aussie rugby leaguer Hayne looks like Lion rusher
Australian Rugby League standout Jarryd Hayne could be taking his talents to the National Football League's Detroit Lions, with reports saying he will sign with the US club this week. From the NFL's website to the Mlive site for a Michigan regional newspaper group on Tuesday, reports said the 27-year-old Parramatta Eels playmaker will join the Lions as a running back and potentially a kick ...
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday, Feb 26
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday: - - - - SOCCER Europa League last 32 second legs Dutch league leaders PSV Eindhoven face a tricky outing at Zenit St Petersburg where they will be looking to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat while Inter Milan will be eager to forget about their Serie A problems when they host Celtic. (SOCCER-EUROPA/ expect 2000 GMT/3 PM ET, by Toby Davis, 500 words ...
Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad seeks seat on FIFA board
Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is seeking election to the FIFA executive committee. The Kuwait Football Association said on Thursday it nominated Sheikh Ahmad for Asian Football Confederation elections to the FIFA board, scheduled in Bahrain in April. Sheikh Ahmad has led the influential Olympic Council of Asia since 1991, and his support ensured Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin ...
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday, Feb 26
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: - - - - CRICKET World Cup Afghanistan v Scotland, Dunedin Afghanistan bowlers restrict Scotland to 210 in Dunedin Afghanistan's pace bowlers, ably supported by captain Mohammad Nabi's gentle off-spin, produced a superb bowling effort to dismiss Scotland for 210 in their World Cup Pool A clash in Dunedin. ...
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