Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 26 May 2011

Carla Bruni pregnant at G8

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. SERBIA arrests ratko mladicSerbian authorities have arrested Bosnian war crimes suspect General Ratko Mladic after receiving an anonymous tip-off. Mladic is accused, among other crimes, of orchestrating the massacre of at least 7,500 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bosnian civil war. Announcing the arrest today, Serbian president Boris Tadic said it opens the way for the country's accession to the EU. In pictures: Ratko Mladic 'PREGNANT' CARLA BRUNI STEALS SHOW AT G8Leaders of the G8 nations have gathered in France ahead of their summit meeting. On the agenda will be the Arab Spring revolutions, how to end the conflict in Libya and the issue of internet regulation. But Carla Bruni (above), the wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was the centre of attention thanks to her obvious baby bump, even though rumours of a pregnancy have not been officially confirmed. Sarkozy's father says Carla Bruni is pregnant PEER GUILTY OF EXPENSES FRAUDLord Hanningford has become the latest politician to be found guilty of fiddling his parliamentary expenses. The former Tory peer and leader of Essex council falsely claimed almost £14,000 for overnight accommodation in London, when on most nights he was returning to his home outside the capital. He was convicted on six counts of false accounting. CHERYL COLE DROPPED FROM X FACTOR FOR HER ACCENTCheryl Cole was dropped from the judging panel on The X Factor yesterday because her Geordie accent was too thick for an American audience to understand, according to the gossip site TMZ. It said that there had also been "lack of chemistry" with fellow judge Paula Abdul, and that Cole was "royally pissed" and would refuse to rejoin the British version. Cheryl Cole dropped from US version of X Factor REBEL TRIBES OVERRUN YEMEN CAPITALHeavily armed Hashid tribesmen were poised to take the airport in Sanaa last night after three days of clashes with president Saleh's troops left them in possession of the Information Ministry and much of the city. British Ambassador Jonathan Wilks urged all expatriates to evacuate, and president Obama called on Saleh to transfer power. Is this the end for Yemen president Saleh? NHS REFORMS TO GO BACK BEFORE MPsLib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said that the government's NHS reform bill will be sent back to MPs for detailed examination, delaying it by at least six months. In a speech in London he said that the so-called "listening exercise" over NHS reform would result in less of an emphasis on competition and a more relaxed approach to the timetable of change. Earlier the British Medical Association said the bill should be withdrawn. TWITTER will turn in injunction breakersTwitter's new European boss Tony Wang said yesterday that the site would hand over user data to the authorities when it was "legally required", and that tweeters breaking privacy injunctions or doing "bad things" needed to defend themselves. He said the responsibility of platforms was not to defend their users, only their right to defend themselves US TO STORE AIR PASSENGER DETAILS FOR 15 YEARSThe personal details of millions of passengers who fly between Europe and the US will be stored by the Department of Homeland Security for 15 years, a document leaked yesterday to the Guardian reveals. The information includes credit card details, phone numbers, health, race and sex life, and will be used for data-mining and profiling. ANDY MURRAY INTO THIRD ROUND OF FRENCH OPENAndy Murray made it into the third round of the French Open after a straight sets win over Italian Simone Bolelli at a windy Roland Garros. The conditions made it difficult for both players and Murray eventually won the scrappy encounter 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 7-5, although his opponent twice served for the set only to be broken. Murray will face either Arnaud Clement or Michael Berrer in the last 32. Dad forgets to enter tennis star in French Open QATARi FIFA CANDIDATE DENIES BRIBERY ALLEGATIONSFifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar last night denied bribery allegations made by executive committee member Chuck Blazer, who claims he offered cash for "development projects" in connection with the June 1 election for Fifa president. "I completely deny any allegation of wrongdoing," Bin Hamman said on his web site. Can Fifa vote go ahead after latest corruption claims? Fifa rocked by new bribery claims on eve of vote

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