Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

News of the World

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. Police reopen phone hacking inquiry Police have received "significant new evidence" relating to phone hacking at the News of the World and will reopen their investigation, according to the BBC. An examination of emails sent by the paper's head of news, Ian Edmondson, unearthed "highly damaging evidence". Edmondson has now been sacked. The BBC's Tom Symonds says he has been told that Edmondson has evidence that could implicate other senior people at the NoW. MERVYN KING: PAIN IS NECESSARYBank of England governor Mervyn King told an audience in Newcastle last night that the UK's standard of living is about to fall at the fastest rate since the 1920s – but said the pay squeeze was necessary as the economy adjusts to higher commodity prices and warned the Bank would respond to attempts to raise wages by upping inflation. First Post: GDP figures are a nasty shock for Osborne BRITON KILLED IN MOSCOW WAS ABOUT TO MARRYThe British man who died when a woman blew herself up in Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Monday was just weeks away from getting married, it has emerged. Gordon Cousland - who was 39 and had a six-month-old daughter, Elisa - was among at least 35 people who died in the blast, thought to be the work of Chechen insurgents. First post: 35 dead - and Moscow is back to business in hours In pictures: Moscow airport bomb TERRORISM CONTROL ORDERS SCRAPPEDThe home secretary, Theresa May, has revealed the new regime that will replace control orders following a review that concluded the UK had over-reacted to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7. Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (T-Pims), described by critics as "control orders lite", will impose less harsh conditions, such as reduced curfew times, but will still allow secret evidence to be used against suspects. OBAMA: 'THIS IS OUR SPUTNIK MOMENT'Barack Obama yesterday used his second State of the Union address – and his first to a divided Congress - to urge Americans to unite behind a programme of investment in education, clean energy and high-tech research despite the looming $14 trillion national debt. Instant polling by CNN seemed to show the US public approved. Alexander Cockburn: President gasbag TUNISIA ISSUES BEN ALI ARREST WARRANT Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and members of his family, who fled to Saudi Arabia earlier this month after a mass uprising. The charges relate to illegally acquired assets and the transfer of funds abroad. Meanwhile, protests in the north African state continued and anti-government violence spread to nearby Egypt. Why did we never know how rotten Tunisia was? JO YEATES MURDER ACCUSED MOVEDVincent Tabak, the man accused of murdering landscape architect Jo Yeates in Bristol late last year, has been moved from Bristol Prison to a jail in Gloucester over fears he could be attacked by inmates who believe he is guilty. Tabak was in court for the second time yesterday for a procedural hearing. He has not yet entered a plea. Yeates murder: Tabak’s supporters rally round THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD FACES LIFE SENTENCEUS lawyers were yesterday appealing against a decision to try a 13-year-old boy for a murder in an adult court, which would mean he faces an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole if found guilty. Jordan Brown was 11 when he allegedly shot dead his father's pregnant fiancée using his own, child-sized hunting rifle. ZUCKERBErg's facebook page hackedThe Facebook page of the social network's founder Mark Zuckerberg has apparently been hijacked by a hacker with a social conscience. Last night, a message appeared on Zuckerberg's fan page reading: "Let the hacking begin: if Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way?" The message attracted hundreds of comments before it was spotted and removed. RICHARD Keys RESIGNS OVER SEXISM ROWSky Sports host Richard Keys has given into pressure to resign following the broadcasting of sexist remarks he made about a female linesman on Saturday. "I've reached the decision it's time to move on," he said. Referring to his colleague, Andy Gray, who has already been sacked, he added: "Going forward without Andy would have been almost impossible." First Post: Andy Gray row highlights tensions at Sky ANDY MURRAY REACHES SEMI-FINAL IN OZAndy Murray has a great chance of making the final of the Australian Open for the second year running after he won his quarter-final against powerful Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, and his expected semi-final opponent Rafa Nadal suffered a shock loss to David Ferrer. Murray won his game 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in 184 minutes, and then saw an injury-plaged Nadal, the number one seed, bow out in straight sets. Murray faces seventh-seed Ferrer on Friday.

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