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  • Church Of England Backs Women Bishops Move

    November 20, 2013 3:22 PM 358

    Female bishops could be given final approval next year after a vote described as "miraculous" by one senior figure in the church. The Church of England General Synod has backed proposals that could see women bishops given final approval by 2014. Members of the Synod voted 378 in favour and eight against with 25 abstentions. The endorsement came alongside

  • Man says Google Maps image shows his murdered son's body

    November 20, 2013 3:03 PM 208

    RICHMOND, Calif. -- A San Francisco Bay Area man says a Google Maps aerial image shows the body of his teenage son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera wants the Internet giant to take down the image out of respect for his son, Kevin. The 14-year-old's body was found on a path near railroad tracks that separate North Richmond from San Pablo

  • Oscar’s Christmas treats in cinemas

    November 20, 2013 2:46 PM 140

    November 20 2013 at 11:30am Around this time of year, many people look forward to gifts under a tree in their living room. But for US film buffs the best gifts are more likely to be in their local cinema. With Oscar season at the start of the new year, film studios are rushing their Academy Award contenders into theatres now in order to leave a fresh

  • The Tablet

    November 20, 2013 1:45 PM 119

    A severely disabled man whose body is covered in painful tumours, has told how the now-famous moment he was embraced by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square felt “like being in Paradise”. Images of the moment at the end of a General Audience earlier this month when Pope Francis held Vinicio Riva spread across the world. “First, I kissed his hand while with the other

  • Black Sabbath rocker receives doctorate

    November 20, 2013 11:15 AM 101

    Gia Kaplan | Today, 12:54 JOHANNESBURG – Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Coventry University. Iommi told the BBC it was a great honour to receive the doctorate. The degree is in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music. Iommi has sold more than 80 million records worldwide during

  • Bank of England stresses it in no rush to raise interest rates

    November 20, 2013 9:38 AM 133

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers will be in no hurry to raise interest rates even as the economy gathers steam, minutes of their latest policy meeting showed on Wednesday. Sterling briefly fell against the dollar and British government bond prices pared losses as the BoE underscored its message that an eventual fall in unemployment to 7 percent

  • Exclusive mission tasks on Metal Gear Solid

    November 20, 2013 8:57 AM 185

    November 20 2013 at 10:52am Johannesburg - Konami Digital Entertainment has announced the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 editions of its Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will boast a Sony platform exclusive mission that celebrates the series’ heritage across the PlayStation range. Series creator Hideo Kojima has celebrated the heritage of the acclaimed

  • James Horwill rubbishes claims Wallabies are divided and says players didn't dob teammates in

    November 20, 2013 8:03 AM 112

    JAMES Horwill has rejected speculation that the Wallabies are a divided group and that players dobbed in teammates who were out until the early hours of last Wednesday. In the wake of coach Ewen McKenzie's decision to suspend six players and caution a further nine in his squad over a boozy night out, there has been conjecture that the coach was tipped

  • Rangers hire ex-Man City exec

    November 20, 2013 7:50 AM 116

    Rangers have appointed former Manchester City executive Graham Wallace as their new CEO to lead a revival of the former Scottish soccer champions, the club said on Wednesday. Wallace, 52, served as chief financial officer and then chief operating officer at the Abu Dhabi-owned English Premier League club between 2009 and January 2013. He will seek to bring

  • 2014 Budget not realistic – Minority

    November 20, 2013 7:48 AM 129

    Page last updated at Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:07 AM // The 2014 Budget and Economic Policy of government, has drawn mixed feelings from parliamentarians, with the majority optimistic that the economy would surmount the current financial challenges. The budget as presented by Finance Minister Seth Terkper, aims to strengthen revenue collection