Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 28 Sep 2010

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Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0 am, and on weekends at 11.0 am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date with the main news talking points... ED MILIBAND: LABOUR WAS WRONG ON IRAQLabour's new leader Ed Miliband has attacked Prime Minister David Cameron for his "pessimistic" view of Britain and said he was one of the "optimists" in his first speech to the party's conference. He also admitted the Iraq war was wrong, a comment that seems to have upset his brother David, who was filmed asking Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman: "You voted for it, why are you clapping?" Ed Miliband needs to lose the 'Red Ed' tag fast Neil Clark: Why Ed Miliband must be like Harold Wilson TALEBAN WANT SIDDIQUI FOR UK AID WORKERAs the search continues for a Scottish aid worker abducted with her three Afghan colleagues in the east of Afghanistan, local media are reporting the Taleban will demand the US releases Aafia Siddiqui in exchange for her. Siddiqui is a Pakistani neuroscientist who was last week sentenced to 86 years for firing on US soldiers. BECKHAM LIBEL HOOKER SERVED WRITDavid Beckham's legal team have finally pinned down call girl Irma Nici and served her with a writ for libel. Nici, who alleged in US magazine In Touch she had twice had sex with Beckham, had avoided the writ for days as she holed up in a New York hotel but the papers were handed to her last night as she visited her lawyer's office. Hooker slur: ‘Say it to my face,’ asks Beckham £100M UK SPACE PROJECT ANNOUNCEDA British firm, Surrey Satellite, has announced it will launch a fleet of three small satellites in 2013. UK-owned and operated, the satellites will provide imagery of the surface of the planet to smaller nations who do not have their own dedicated satellites. The £100m spacecraft will be able to picture details down to one metre in size. BLACKBERRY UNVEILS NEW 'IPAD KILLER'The latest rival to Apple’s iPad has been unveiled by the Blackberry makers, Research in Motion (RIM) – though it will not receive its official launch until early in 2011. Dubbed the 'Playbook', the machine (above) has a seven-inch screen and is slightly smaller than the iPad and appreciably lighter, at 400g. It is also expected to be slightly cheaper. Apple tries to trademark 'pod' - look out farmers! PORN PIRATES REVEALED ONLINEA list of Sky broadband users who allegedly committed copyright theft by sharing pornographic films online, compiled by solicitors who specialise in online piracy, has been published on the internet. ACS: Law says the list was stolen from its internal servers and published online by pro-pirate hackers seeking to embarrass the company. DAVID MILIBAND 'MAY HEAD IMF' Speculation abounds as David Miliband remains tight-lipped about his plans for the future. Praising his brother Ed as a "great leader" of the Labour Party, he spent yesterday dodging questions about whether he would stand for a shadow cabinet position. The Daily Mail reports rumours that David could become the new IMF boss. The guilt that binds Ed and David Miliband together Birdies but no tweets for Ryder CupThe US Ryder Cup team, which includes Tiger Woods, has arrived in Britain ahead of the golfing showdown with Europe this weekend. But while there are expected to be plenty of birdies, there will be no tweets after both captains, Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin of the US, announced players will be banned from using social networking sites like Twitter until after the competition. Ryder Cup captains worry about tweets, not birdies X FACTOR FINALISTS UPSET NEIGHBOURSThe neighbours of the mansion in north London where the 12 X Factor finalists are already staying, their identities a closely-guarded secret, are up in arms over the disturbance caused by camera crews coming and going. The £3.5m villa is in an exclusive cul-de-sac and residents fear fans may congregate nearby as the show progresses. Will Americans get The Cheryl Cole Factor? MEXICO LANDSLIDE BURIES TOWNAt least seven people are dead and 100 missing after a landslide in southern Mexico. Up to 300 homes were buried after heavy rain saturated a mountainside above the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec in Oaxaca. State governor Ulises Ruiz said: "Rivers have overflowed and we're having a hard time reaching the area because there are landslides on the roads."

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