Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 22 Jul 2011


Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. CAMERON: 'MURDOCH NEEDS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS'David Cameron today told reporters that James Murdoch "clearly" has questions to answer after evidence on phone hacking he gave to MPs was called into question by two former News International executives, News of the World editor Colin Myler and legal manager Tom Crone. They said they did inform him of an e-mail indicating wider knowledge of phone hacking. End of the road for James as BSkyB chairman? ISLAMISTS MAINTAIN AID BAN IN SOMALI FAMINEIslamist group al-Shabab says reports it lifted a ban on foreign aid agencies entering Somalia are untrue - and denies that there is a famine taking place in the East African country. The UN used the word "famine" officially for the first time in alsmost 20 years earlier this week when it said the country was in its worst drought for 60 years. british sprinter faces ban for steroidsTwenty-seven-year-old British sprinter, Bernice Wilson, has been suspended by UK Athletics and faces a full-on ban from the sport after she tested positive for anabolic steroids. The Birchfield Harriers runner is one of the country's Olympic hopefuls but could now face two years away from the track. GREEK DEAL COULD LEAD TO CREATION OF EMFLeaders of the eurozone countries yesterday agreed a new €109bn bailout package for Greece, and for the first time banks and private investors must contribute. French president Nicolas Sarkozy claimed the deal had pulled the eurozone back from the edge of disaster and laid the foundations for the creation of a European Monetary Fund. Euro crisis: fiscal union heralds a dystopian future Alexander Cockburn: US deficit - the End is Nigh (or possibly not) EDITOR IN HACKING SCANDAL FOUND IN FLORIDAGreg Miskiw, the former assistant editor at the NoW alleged to have been a "gatekeeper" authorised to order phone hacking, was yesterday found in Delray Beach, Florida, living in a $1,000-a-month flat under his birth name, Ihor Miskiw. He told reporters that he has agreed with Scotland Yard to return to Britain "voluntarily". Scoop! Police want to talk to NotW’s Greg Miskiw PAINTER LUCIAN FREUD DIES AT 88Lucian Freud, among the top British artists of the modern era, died on Wednesday aged 88, it was announced yesterday. Freud died at his London home after an unspecified illness. He was the grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. The sale in 2008 of his portrait of an overweight nude woman broke the record for a living artist, fetching £20.6m. British artist Lucian Freud dies at 88 In pictures: Lucian Freud's life and work TWO MORE DIE AT MURDER INQUIRY HOSPITALTwo more patients died yesterday at the Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport where a nurse has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of contaminated saline solution, bringing the total to five. Police have been granted more time to question nurse Rebecca Leighton, 27. They believe insulin was injected into saline bags. RUMER AND ARCTIC MONKEYS SCOOP MOJO AWARDSThe singer-songwriter Rumer, born in Pakistan as Sarah Joyce, won the best newcomer prize at last night's Mojo awards in London for Season of My Soul, the album which took her to No 3 in the charts after 10 years making ends meet as a waitress and a cleaner. Arctic Monkeys won album of the year for Suck It and See. Slow-burn Rumer caps stellar year with Mojo MAU MAU VETS GET GO-AHEAD TO SUE FOR TORTUREFour elderly Kenyans, veterans of the rebel Mau Mau army, have been told by a High Court judge that, because it would be "dishonourable" to block the action, they can sue the Foreign Office for their alleged torture by British colonial authorities 50 years ago. Atrocities alleged in British camps include castration, rape and prisoners beaten to death. ONE OF TWO ‘BRITISH TALIBAN’ WAS A WOMANOne of the two alleged British Taliban members captured in Afghanistan was a woman, the Times reports. She was arrested with a man at a hotel in Herat in a joint UK and Afghan intelligence operation. Both are Pakistani-born Britons, and are now being interrogated at a base in Kandahar. Two more suspects are said to be on the run. 'British Taliban' capture is a first

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