Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 28 Jan 2011

Andy Murray

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.00 am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. NELSON MANDELA DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL South Africans breathed a sigh of relief after former president Nelson Mandela was discharged after a two night stay in hospital in Johannesburg. There were fears that the 92-year-old was close to death after he reportedly suffered a collapsed lung. His former wife, Winnie, was seen leaving the hospital in tears and President Zuma was forced to appeal for calm before Mandela was sent home by medics. Relief all round as Mandela goes home ECONOMY: CAMERON REFUSES TO BACK DOWNDavid Cameron will tell the World Economic Forum in Davos today that the coalition government will not be diverted from its deficit reduction measures - despite a growing chorus of voices warning of a double-dip recession. "Those who argue that dealing with our deficit and promoting growth are somehow alternatives are wrong," he will say. Pressure on Cameron grows as double dip looms EL BARADEI RETURNS TO EGYPT FOR MASS DEMO Thousands of Egyptians are expected to join anti-government rallies after Friday prayers today as pro-democracy protesters show no signs of giving up their fight. They will be joined by the Nobel Prize-winning opposition politician Mohamed El Baradei, who returned to Cairo yesterday, and by members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood opposition group. In pictures: Arab world in turmoil British journalist records horrific Cairo police ordeal MURRAY POWERS INTO AUSTRALIAN FINAL Andy Murray secured his place in the Australian Open tennis final for the second year running, beating Spaniard David Ferrer in the semi-final. Murray lost the first set but recovered to overcome the tenacious Ferrer, eventually winning 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 7-6 (7-2) in just under four hours. The 23-year-old Scot, who is chasing his first Grand Slam title, takes on Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday. Andy Murray could end the era of Federer and Nadal MATERNITY: WOMEN WARNED NOT TO WAITWomen aged 35 are six times more likely to suffer fertility problems than those aged 25, according to a new study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. And by 40, a pregnant woman is more likely to have a miscarriage than give birth. LIVERPOOL REJECT £40M OFFER FOR TORRESLiverpool FC, now managed by Kenny Dalglish and climbing up the Premier League table after a disastrous first half to the season, have rejected an offer of £40m from Chelsea for Spanish striker Fernando Torres. If the offer had been accepted, it would have broken the British transfer fee record. Transfer Talk: Greedy Man City want Van der Wiel and David Luiz PHONE-HACKING: TESSA JOWELL JOINS LISTFormer Labour Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has hired lawyers to seek to discover who hacked into her voicemail on 28 separate occasions. And actress Leslie Ash has joined the list of those threatening to sue the News of the World over alleged phone-hacking. Scotland Yard is reopening its inquiry into phone-hacking at the tabloid after being passed "significant new information". NoW scandal: has Rupert Murdoch left it too late? CHARLIE GILMOUR CHARGED WITH VIOLENT DISORDER Charlie Gilmour, the 21-year-old son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has been charged with violent disorder during the the tuition fee protests in London before Christmas. Gilmour, who was caught on camera climbing over the Cenotaph, will face Westminster magistrates on February 10. RABBIS PROTEST AT GLENN BECKFour hundred rabbis have signed an open letter calling on Rupert Murdoch to sanction the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, and the channel's right-wing commentator Glenn Beck for making frequent inappropriate references to the Nazis and the Holocaust. The rabbis took a page ad in the Wall Street Journal, owned by Murdoch, to register their displeasure. Five arrested over 'ANONYMOUS' HACKing attacksFive people have been arrested in relation to "recent and ongoing" hacking attacks by a shadowy group known as 'Anonymous' on a number of websites. The campaign of distribute denial of service (DDoS) attacks were orchestrated against sites such as PayPal and Amazon for withdrawing services to WikiLeaks last year. The five arrested were aged between 15 and 26 and are all male.

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is a London-based freelance journalist who has also worked in marketing. His interests include archaeology and opera.