Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Premier League Player of the Year contenders

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Michu | Swansea City

The ВЈ2million summer signing from Rayo Vallecano has been arguably one of the greatest value-for-money acquisitions in Premier Alliance history, with a acknowledgment of 15 alliance goals in 25 appearances for Swansea during his admission season.

Uncapped at all-embracing level, the Spanish advancing midfielder has been a adumbration at the Liberty Stadium, and was aswell on the scoresheet as Michael Laudrup's ancillary aerial the Capital One Cup at Wembley, afterward their absolute 5-0 achievement over Bradford City on Sunday.

Juan Mata | Chelsea

The 24-year-old's midfield ability has been active to aggregate absolute in what has been an contrarily black division for Chelsea in 2012/13.

Rafa Benitez has had abundant to acknowledge Mata for during his abrupt assignment at Stamford Bridge, with the Spain all-embracing chipping in with 17 goals in all competitions, as able-bodied as abundant assists for his Blues team-mates.

Mata will accept to be at his analytic best for the butt of the campaign, if Chelsea are to defended a top-four finish, with the more abandoned Fernando Torres declining to accommodate any absolute firepower in attack.

Luis Suarez | Liverpool

Where would Liverpool be after their Uruguayan hit-man this season? Suarez has been at his ablaze best for the Anfield club afresh this season, applique 25 goals in 37 appearances for Brendan Rodgers's ancillary in all competitions.

The South American striker currently lies abaft alone Robin van Persie in the Premier Alliance goalscoring charts, and continues to affliction defenders beyond the abstemious with his active displays in a Liverpool shirt.

Robin van Persie | Manchester United

Manchester United's 12-point advance at the top of the Premier Alliance table has a lot to do with the animated anatomy of Van Persie.

Since the baleful Dutchman's ВЈ24million accession from Arsenal in the summer, Sir Alex Ferguson's ancillary accept begin an added accessory in the chase for the calm title, alarming ascendant champions and bounded rivals Manchester City away.

Inspired by their abounding front-man, United are still on advance for a calm and European treble, with their FA Cup and Champions Alliance progression aswell searching likely, in what could prove to be a amazing admission advance for RVP at Old Trafford.

Gareth Bale | Tottenham Hotspur


After demography his Premier Alliance account for the division to 15 goals adjoin West Ham, Bale's accuracy acutely knows no bounds, with the Welshman accepting alone won abundant amateur for Tottenham this season.

His performances accept admiring admiring glances from Spanish giants Barcelona and Absolute Madrid, with football experts starting to allocution about the Spurs brilliant in the aforementioned animation as apple football's arch players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale will be arena Champions Alliance football next season, whether that is with Tottenham or elsewhere. But, while his approaching charcoal unknown, what's assertive is that he will accept a cardinal allotment to play in the arctic London club's advance for a top-four accomplishment this year.

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You haven’t done well with oil money, Clinton tells Nigeria

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You haven’t done well with oil money, Clinton tells Nigeria
Bill Clinton

IT was a abrupt admonition of the balance of the nation's leaders as above United States (U.S.) Admiral Bill Clinton declared that Nigeria had bootless to appropriately use her affluent accustomed resources.

Clinton did not chip words as he told Nigeria: You haven't done able-bodied with your oil money.

According to Clinton, Nigeria cannot allow to abort because if she does, the after-effects for Africa would be disastrous. He challenged Nigerian leaders to actualize bread-and-butter opportunities for the majority of the citizens.

The above U.S. admiral batten while answering stakeholders questions at the 18th This Day Awards organised by the This Day Newspaper administration to honour 18 agents for their charge to duty. The well-attended accident was captivated at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta.

Clinton apprenticed Nigeria to acquisition a way of bringing home her intellectuals, who he said, were broadcast all over the world, to abetment in developing the country instead of application their talents to advance added nations.

Answering a question, the above American Admiral said: “When I became President, my Secretary for Commerce did a lot of plan in Africa afore he was tragically dead in a even blast in 1995. I told him to accomplish the account of the 10 a lot of important countries in the apple for the 21st aeon and Nigeria was in the list. Imagine the approaching of the absolute abstemious if Nigeria fails or South Africa fails. So, you are a country of abundant potential.

He added: I would say you accept about three big challenges. First of all, like 90 per cent of the countries which accept one big resource, you haven't done able-bodied with your oil money. He said that he accepted Nigeria to reinvest it in altered ways.

He bidding the appearance that there has to be a way to yield the amazing bookish and organisational adeptness that Nigerians display in every country in the apple in which they are immigrant and accompany it to buck actuality so that the country as a accomplished can rise. One of the humans on my cruise with me today who abominably could not appear up actuality because he had to go to appointment his ancestors is a adolescent Nigerian-American, called Nnamdi.

He declared Nnamdi as a admirable man, saying: He (Nnamdi) does abundant plan in America for poor kids in Arkansas City and he became a acquaintance of mine. Both his parents accept Ph.Ds, his sister has a Ph.D. He generally says I'm the abortion in my ancestors and I alone accept a university amount and I play football. My point is there are Nigerians who are like this all over the world. What you accept to amount out is how to accumulate those humans in Nigeria and how to ensure their success leads on into the blow of the country. So, I anticipate analytic the bread-and-butter bisect that is in your country will advice the political divide; authoritative bigger use of your resources.

The above American Admiral compared Nigeria to India which he said has astonishing entrepreneurs but they are not actual acceptable at accession basic and advance it in basement so that they can affiliate the poor allotment of the country with the affluent part.

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Hollywood Actress Trips On Stage At The Oscars As She Was About To Claim Her Award

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What happens if that beautiful/ abundant dress lets you down appropriate in the average of one of your proudest moments?

That was 22 year old Jennifer Lawrence's acquaintance at the Oscars if she tripped as she was about to affirmation her Oscar award.

She eventually dusted herself up, wore a smile on her face and best up her accolade “ as an extra that was the simple part, we are aggravating not to brainstorm the abashment she felt.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Checkout 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet that makes calls

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 The FonePad has a 7-inch display, which packs in 1,280x800 pixels, making this the same size and resolution as the Nexus 7.

BARCELONA, Spain--Asus isn't absolutely the aboriginal aggregation that springs to apperception if you anticipate of tablets, but accepting complete Google's ablaze Nexus 7 device, it's accepted that it can crank out a agitating slate.

Now the aggregation is applying abounding of the aforementioned tricks to a new tablet. Dubbed the FonePad (yeesh), this new accessory follows in the footsteps of Asus' advancing PadFone mobile, and borrows abundant from the Nexus 7. It has the adeptness to accomplish calls, though, and is powered by an Intel Atom processor.

Screen and design

The FonePad has a 7-inch display, which packs in 1,280x800 pixels, authoritative this the aforementioned admeasurement and resolution as the Nexus 7. It lacks a rear camera, but finds amplitude for a 1.2-megapixel front-facing snapper, which should appear in accessible for video calling.

The FonePad is fabricated from metal, but thankfully isn't too abundant at 340g. It's slim, too, barometer 10.4mm on its shallowest side. Asus is assured you'll be able to anchor this book calmly with one hand, and absolutely during my hands-on time I begin that the FonePad acquainted actual ablaze and portable, abundant like the Nexus 7.

The FonePad's metal architecture does feel classy, and my impressions afterwards a abrupt aeon of use were that body superior seemed high. The artificial architecture of the Nexus 7 is one of the few things I didn't like about Google's tablet, so this is a audible additional in my mind.

Apart from the metal casing, though, already you get your mitts on this book there's actual little to analyze it from the Google-branded Nexus 7, and the FonePad is actual agnate in admeasurement and design. The acceptable account is that if you've acclimated a Nexus 7, you'll be added than able to handle Asus' newest tablet. It does leave me apprehensive whether this accessory is altered enough, however.

Intel inside

Humming abroad on the central is one of Intel's Atom Z2420 processors, clocked at 1.2GHz and backed up by 1GB of RAM. The Nexus 7 offers accomplished achievement application Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chip, so it'll be absorbing to see whether the FonePad can outdistance it. Graphics meanwhile appear address of a PowerVR GX540 GPU.

As for storage, you get 16GB of space, but appropriately you can bang that up by slotting in a microSD card, with up to 32GB cards supported. That should be affluence of space, unless you're a decidedly adamant hoarder of photos and video, and gives the FonePad an bend over the Nexus 7, which is beggared of abundant storage. Asus says you'll get 9 hours of array activity from this bunched gadget.

Look antic on a call

The FonePad comes complete with all the all-important accouterments to accomplish buzz calls, provided you don't apperception captivation a 7-inch book up to your face and alluring baffled looks from passersby. It's able with a noise-canceling microphone, too.

In theory, congenital buzz ability agency you could pay for just one SIM-card and atom your smartphone completely, about nabbing yourself a smartphone and book in one, for a atom of the bulk it would amount to buy both. In convenance I can't see abounding shoppers demography to the idea, but if you'd appropriately use a book as your capital phone, let me apperceive in the comments.

The FonePad is active on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which isn't absolutely the latest version, but still gets you all the key appearance of Android like admission to the Google Play store, and several home screens to backpack abounding of widgets and apps.

Asus has taken the time to add some of its own applications, including Floating App, which helps administer your multitasking apps, and SuperNote Lite, which is for authoritative handwritten addendum and doodling. You'll aswell get the bemused adventure of alteration Microsoft Office abstracts on the go application Asus' WebStorage Office Online, and 5GB of billow accumulator on the inventively called Asus WebStorage.

Because it's not active "vanilla" Android like the Nexus 7, if you buy the FonePad you'll apparently accept to delay a lot best for updates, because Asus will acceptable yield its time authoritative abiding all its apps play nice with any new Android software. If you're a committed Android fan who thirsts for bleeding-edge software, the FonePad apparently isn't for you.

Price and absolution date

The FonePad will be landing in the U.K. amid April and June, acceptable against the end of June and costing ВЈ179, or 219 euros in the blow of the continent. That's a tad added big-ticket than the Nexus 7, so it'll charge to affect in agreement of achievement and array life.

It'll ability Asia-Pacific about the aforementioned time for $249. Unfortunately there's no chat on a absolution in the U.S., but Asus does accept a addiction of bringing its accessories stateside. Fingers crossed, folks.

Stay acquainted for the abounding review, and let me apperceive in the comments whether you'd buy this tablet.

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Scrummy soprano suffers chilly wardrobe malfunction while singing anthems

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 Singer Laura Wright was somewhat underdressed for the wintry weather yesterday when she sang before England's Six Nations victory over France
Singer Laura Wright was somewhat underdressed for the biting acclimate if she wore one of her brand slashed-to-the-waist dresses to sing afore England's Six Nations achievement over France.

As the 22-year-old belted out the National Anthem in bitterly algid conditions, her white underwear was apparent to 81,000 admirers at Twickenham and millions added at home.

BBC television cameras pulled abroad from the feature attempt of Laura abrogation admirers apprehensive whether it was advised or an adventitious wardrobe malfunction

Commentator John Inverdale said afterwards her achievement Laura must accept had something thermal on
Parts of the UK were blanketed with snow as an icy bang from Scandinavia connected to anchor the country. Added algid weather, and snow flurries in some areas of the UK, are accepted today.

Laura aswell plays full-back for Rosslyn Park Ladies - the appropriately called Slingbacks - in south-west London.
 Laura Wright     Laura Wright
Rugby is in my claret as I started arena at academy and accept three earlier brothers who aswell play,’ she said.

I adulation action and took up rugby appropriately endure year as I absolutely adore getting allotment of a team. I'm not the affectionate of being to reside activity carefully. It is full-on acquaintance rugby I play.

It's a altered activity dispatch out on to a angle in a alluring dress and heels compared to boots and gumshield.

From arena rugby, I absolutely begin even added account for able sportsmen and how focused address you have to be.
Cold conditions: In one of her trademark slashed-to-the-waist dresses, the 22-year-old exposed her white underwear to 81,000 fans at Twickenham and millions more at home
I consistently get afraid afore arena matches “ just as I consistently get afraid afore signing no amount how baby the achievement is.

Laura, who has aswell articulate in foreground of the Queen, says that she had to accomplish a accommodation whether to commence on a career singing or afterward her antic ambitions.


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British man dies in Egyptian resort

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 Locator map of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt

A British man has died in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Local badge said a 50-year-old man had drowned while he was pond off the Red Sea bank on Friday.

A Foreign Office backer said: "We can affirm the afterlife of a British civic in Egypt on 22 February. We are accouterment consular abetment to the ancestors at this difficult time."

Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the a lot of accepted Red Sea anniversary destinations.


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Benedict XVI's cryptic frustration

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The Pope delivers his message concluding a weeklong spiritual retreat at the Vatican, 23 February 2013
Popes tend to be dissipated with words. They accomplish bags of speeches and religious homilies every year. Nevertheless, apostolic pronouncements rarely hit the headlines.

But occasionally a individual chat or byword shines out like a alarm that illuminates the cabalistic apple of the Vatican.

One of these occasions was if at Easter 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, arch a Good Friday brainwork at Rome's Colosseum alone canicule afore the afterlife of Pope John Paul II and his own acclamation as Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the "filth" corruption the Catholic Church.
We were at a accident to accept anon to what he was referring.

As we now know, it was a advertence to the accounting animal corruption scandals which were damaging the believability of the Catholic Church, not alone in the United States, but aswell in abounding added countries.

Coded phrases

The scandals were already causing abysmal all-overs to the approaching Pope. For two decades, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had captivated a key Vatican column - arch of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, aswell accepted as the Holy Office, amenable for apostolic discipline.

He was one of the best abreast bodies in the absolute Vatican about the scandals' impact.

Many American bishops were artlessly abashed and had gone into abnegation instead of calling the bounded police, generally just switching behind priests to added parishes.

In a address at his final Ash Wednesday accumulation in Saint Peter's basilica beforehand in the month, he said the Catholic Church had been "defiled" by centralized divisions, and appropriate that he had been amidst by "too abundant appearance and claimed rivalry".

This faculty of dysfunction central the Holy See - accumulated with considerations of declining bloom - pushed him to accomplish what he has accepted was a "grave" accommodation to footfall down.

Papal compliments

The Pope has aswell about accepted an Italian prelate, a contempo newcomer to the Academy of Cardinals, 70-year-old Milanese Biblical academic Gianfranco Ravasi - thus, according to Vatican insiders, acknowledging him as a accessible successor.

Cardinal Ravasi was alleged by the Pope to advance a six-day acceptable Lenten retreat central the Apostolic Palace during which the Pope anniversary year cancels all accessible engagements and charcoal closeted for a aeon of airy brainwork a part of his abutting advisers.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (L) addresses cardinals during the closing day of the Spiritual Exercises at the Vatican, 23 February 2013



At the end of what are alleged the airy exercises, Pope Benedict complimented Cardinal Ravasi for his "brilliant" preaching, beatific him a claimed acknowledgment letter and in accession arrive him for a clandestine audience.

Cardinal Ravasi, according to those present, was accent in his criticism of the accepted poisonous centralized atmosphere at the Vatican. He did not chip his words, deploring, in foreground of the Pope himself, the "divisions, dissent, careerism and jealousies" that he said agonize the Vatican bureaucracy.

Cardinal Ravasi, a witty, bookish priest who peppers his accent with absolute arcane as able-bodied as Biblical quotations, appropriately emerges as a arch amateur a part of the Vatican assembly who are traveling to boss the acute closed-door discussions afore the accomplished balloter academy moves into a abstruse assembly during March to accept Benedict's successor.


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Oscar Pistorius reports to South Africa authorities

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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius has appear to the authorities in the South Africa, admitting not getting appropriate to beneath the bond agreement set by a adjudicator endure week.

Mr Pistorius visited correctional admiral in the capital, Pretoria, backer Lunice Johnston said.

Earlier, prosecutors said a acquittal administrator would go to his home alert a anniversary afore his balloon began on 4 June.

The 26-year-old has accepted cutting asleep his adherent Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February, but denies murdering her.

Prosecutors say the brace had an altercation afore Ms Steenkamp, 29, was killed, but Mr Pistorius says he mistook her for an intruder.

'Committed to acknowledged process'

A ample amount of bounded and all-embracing journalists aggregate alfresco the Brooklyn badge base in Pretoria on Monday morning, acquisitive to bolt afterimage of Mr Pistorius.

Earlier letters had said the double-amputee amateur would accept to assurance in with badge on Mondays and Fridays amid 07:00 (05:00 GMT) and 13:00 (11:00 GMT).

The claim had been agreed by both the case and defence teams, but Chief Court Desmond Nair did not cover it in his final adjustment acceding Mr Pistorius bond on Friday, prosecutors said on Monday.

"The National Prosecuting Authority has accepted that the action that he address to the Brooklyn badge base has not been fabricated an adjustment of court," one official said.

Instead, a acquittal administrator will go to Mr Pistorius's abode alert a week. He is currently blockage at the home of his uncle, Arnold, in the Pretoria suburb of Waterkloof.

Ms Johnston told reporters that he had about appear to the authorities on Monday morning, but would not say where.

"[Mr Pistorius] takes this balloon actual seriously. He takes the altitude actual actively and he will accede with all those conditions," she told the South African Press Association. "He does not wish to do annihilation to impede his case. He is committed to the acknowledged process."

The court set bond for Mr Pistorius at 1m rand ($113,000).

He was aswell ordered to duke over his passports and any firearms; not to leave the basic after his acquittal officer's permission; not to absorb drugs or alcohol; and to accumulate abroad from his home in a gated association in the capital, which is still a abomination scene.


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French children kidnapped in Cameroon

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Still from the video alleged to show the French victims

A video appear on YouTube appears to appearance seven associates of a French family, including four children, abducted by Islamists in Cameroon.

The video shows an armed man account a account in foreground of two men, a woman and four children.

Claiming to be from the Nigerian alive accumulation Boko Haram, the declared kidnappers appeal the absolution of prisoners in Cameroon and Nigeria.

The ancestors were snatched endure Tuesday by gunmen on motorbikes.

Following the abduction, the French government said it believed the couple, their accouchement age-old five, eight, 10 and 12, and an uncle were taken beyond the bound into Nigeria, apparently by Boko Haram.

The ancestors reside in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, area the ancestor formed for the French gas accumulation Suez. They had been abiding from a appointment to Waza Civic Park if they were kidnapped.

'Terribly shocking'

On Thursday, France accepted it had "received advice that the accumulation Boko Haram is claiming to be captivation the French family".

"These images are awfully abominable and affectation animality afterwards limits," French Adopted Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement.

In the video, one of the macho hostages said they had been kidnapped by Jamaatu Ahlis Sunna Liddaawati wal-Jihad - the Arabic name for Boko Haram.

One of the declared kidnappers warned that France had launched a war on Islam.

Behind him, the declared ancestors is apparent belted by two armed men in appearance uniforms.

A antecedent abutting to the ancestors accepted their identities to the AFP account agency.

Meanwhile, French nationals accept been apprenticed to leave arctic Cameroon "as bound as possible".

The French adopted admiral said on its website citizens were "officially brash not to go to the far arctic of Cameroon (the shores of Lake Chad in the South Maroua), and the bound with Nigeria, until added notice".

Boko Haram has staged abounding attacks beyond arctic Nigeria in contempo years, targeting churches, government barrio and the aegis forces.

Another Islamist accumulation - Ansaru - is aswell alive in the region.

Last Sunday, Ansaru claimed the abduction of seven adopted workers in Nigeria.

Italian, British, Greek and Lebanese workers are anticipation to be a part of those captivated afterwards an advance on a architecture activity in Bauchi state.

Ansaru aswell says it is captivation a French national, Francis Colump, who was bedeviled in the arctic accompaniment of Katsina.


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Italy election: Deadlock after protest vote

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Italy's aldermanic elections accept concluded in stalemate and the achievability of a afraid parliament.

With all calm votes counted, Pier Luigi Bersani's centre-left affiliation has almost baffled ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi in the lower abode but has bootless to defended a majority in the Senate.

Mr Berlusconi conceded the lower abode vote, but ascendancy of both houses is bare to govern.

A beef movement led by actor Beppe Grillo won a division of the vote.

Meanwhile a affiliation led by accepted Prime Minister Mario Monti came a poor fourth, with about 10%.

The aftereffect of the election, which comes amidst a abysmal recession and boxy acerbity measures, was so abutting that the allowance of achievement accustomed in autogenous admiral abstracts was beneath than 1% in both houses of parliament.

Mr Berlusconi conceded to his opponents in the lower house. He said that anybody should now reflect on what to do next, but beginning elections should be avoided. He would not do a accord with Mr Monti's centrist bloc, he added, adage that the prime minister's poor assuming was down to accepted depression with his acerbity measures.

With allotment from all polling stations processed, the autogenous admiral abstracts gave Mr Bersani's centre-left affiliation 29.54% of the vote for the lower abode (Chamber of Deputies), almost advanced of the 29.18% polled by Mr Berlusconi's bloc.

Votes casting alfresco Italy are still to be collected.

Mr Bersani aswell won the civic vote for the Senate, but was clumsy to defended the 158 seats appropriate for a majority.

As benefit seats are broadcast in the high abode according to bounded votes, Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right affiliation was accepted to appear with a college amount of seats.

'War of generations'

Initial avenue acclamation on Monday afternoon gave Mr Bersani's affiliation a bright victory, bidding the Milan banal bazaar to arise by about 4%.

But as the abutting aftereffect became bright the markets fell back. In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.55% and Asian markets absent amid 0.7% and 2.2%.

The credible breach amid larboard and appropriate in the eurozone's third bigger abridgement is acceptable to could cause abundant all-overs a part of leaders in added EU affiliate states.

Mr Berlusconi, 76, larboard appointment in November 2011, adverse claims of bread-and-butter corruption as the eurozone struggled to accommodate Italy's debt crisis.

Italians accept had added than a year of technocratic government beneath Mario Monti. But his attempts to abate spending acquired boundless accessible acerbity and his accommodation to arch a centrist account in the aldermanic elections admiring little added than 10% of the vote.

"Some declared we'd get a hardly bigger aftereffect but I am actual satisfied, we are actual satisfied," he said.

In a billow in support, Beppe Grillo's anti-austerity Five Star Movement admiring 25.54% of the vote, authoritative it the a lot of accepted individual affair in the lower chamber.

Correspondents say this was an amazing success for the Genoese comic, whose tours about the country throughout the acclamation attack - casting blame adjoin a discredited political chic - resulted in his affair assuming able-bodied in both chambers.

"We've started a war of generations," Mr Grillo said in an audio account on his website which taunted the leaders of the boilerplate parties.

"They are all losers, they've been there for 25 to 30 years and they've led this country to catastrophe."

As the admeasurement of his success became bright on Monday night, Mr Grillo's supporters in his home boondocks of Genoa acclaimed aboriginal into Tuesday morning.

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M23's Makenga and Runiga factions 'clash'

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Col Sultani Makenga photographed in July 2012
The abandon was affiliated to a power-struggle amid M23 political baton Jean-Marie Runiga and aggressive arch Sultani Makenga, the sources said.

On Sunday, bounded leaders active a UN-brokered accordance to end battle in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

About 80,000 humans accept been displaced in angry aback May 2012.

The M23 launched a apostasy adjoin the DR Congo government, briefly abduction Goma, the capital city-limits in the east, in November.

Both Rwanda and Uganda acerb abjure claims they aback the rebels.

The BBC's Ignatius Bahizi letters from neighbouring Uganda that the battling M23 factions exchanged battery in the boondocks of Rutshuru, 70km (43 miles) arctic of Goma.

The M23 denied that it was hit by dissent, our anchorman says.

It abhorrent the abandon on the FDLR insubordinate group, which is fabricated up of Rwandans accused of captivation in the 1994 genocide that larboard about 800,000 humans dead, he says.

The M23 is complex in abstracted accordance talks with the DR Congo government in Uganda.

In January, it declared a unilateral ceasefire.

In Ethiopia on Sunday, the leaders and assembly of 11 African countries active an accord, alliance to advice end the battle in DR Congo.

The accord was active in the attendance of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

"It is alone the alpha of a absolute access that will crave abiding engagement," Mr Ban said.

The region's mineral abundance accept been plundered by abundant armed groups and countries over the accomplished 15 years, while a lot of Congolese humans abide mired in poverty.


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West affectation nude on the awning of French magazine

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 Shameless: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pose on the cover of the spring issue of French magazine L'Officiel Hommes


She afresh said she's alive on getting added attentive with her clandestine life.

But conceivably Kim Kardashian meant afterwards her babyish with Kanye West is born.

The brace affectation nude on the awning of French appearance annual L'Officiel Hommes, the absoluteness brilliant bent in an advertisement abiding to achieve her babe bloom as Kanye reveals his bald back, wrapping his accoutrements about her.

The atramentous and white angel appearance on the bounce affair of the men's magazine, attempt by Nick Knight.

Its absolution comes just canicule afterwards Kim was affected to shut down rumours she is planning her avenue from Keeping Up with the Kardashians afterwards division nine.
Missing her man: Kim posted this picture of herself with Kanye on Instagram on Monday
It had been appropriate that Kim may ambition to leave the appearance afterward the bearing of her aboriginal adolescent with Kanye West, afterwards claiming her babyish will not arise on television.

Kim had told DuJour magazine: 'I anticipate there's consistently an change of, you know, what you ambition to do in life. It's all about award things that absolutely accelerate you and actuate you and atom you all over again.

'I'm realising that no amount what, if you go into something with all these expectations and plans, already you're in actuality active it, it could be absolutely different.'

Kim aswell told the advertisement that rapper Kanye has accomplished her 'a lot about privacy', and afterwards his own abhorrence to arise in the series, conceivably it wouldn't be a abruptness if she did adjudge to bid adieu to the Kardashian bubble.

'I'm accessible to be a little beneath accessible about some things, like my relationships,' Kim added. 'I'm realising anybody doesn't charge to apperceive everything. I'm alive my priorities.'

Addressing the letters on her Celebuzz page beforehand this month, Kim accepted she doesn't apperceive area activity will yield her, but said she is 'staying on through at atomic division 10' of Keeping Up (the E! appearance is currently in division seven).

She wrote: 'As anybody knows, we are acutely appreciative of the appearance and all of us are blockage on through at atomic division 10. The appearance charcoal to be my amount 1 antecedence and it’s a big allotment of my activity and I adore every moment of it.

'It has accustomed me such a attenuate befalling to allotment added of my activity with all of you and has brought my ancestors afterpiece to anniversary other. I’m searching advanced to the new division and beyond.'

The 32-year-old added: 'The actuality is that I accept abounding goals that I still charge to ability and achieve and I (like so abounding of you) don’t apperceive area my activity will be in the next brace of years, but I’m searching advanced to continuing this journey.'

Kim is accepted to accord bearing to her aboriginal adolescent in July this year.

The brace appear that they were assured on December 30.

The adored account was aboriginal appear by Kanye onstage during his concert in Atlantic City as Kim watched from the audience.

The rapper said 'stop the music', again appear 'make babble for my babyish astronomic appropriate here,' with a advanced smile.

Kanye's advertisement prompted a flurry of aflame tweets from the audience.

Kim, who was sat in the admirers during the show, is said to accept not accepted that her man would acknowledge their abundance and was in shock like abounding of the rappers fans.

She accepted the account in a bulletin to her admirers blue-blooded 'New Year, New Beginnings' not continued after.
Lovers' stroll: Kim and Kanye looked blissful as the couple shopped in Paris on January 25
Lovers' stroll: Kim and Kanye looked blissful as the couple shopped in Paris on January 25

She wrote: 'It's true!! Kanye and I are assured a baby. We feel so adored and advantageous and ambition that in accession to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be actuality to bless this appropriate time with us. Searching advanced to abundant new ancestry in 2013 and to starting a family. Adored New Year!!! Xo

At the time the song was penned, Kim was in a accord with NFL brilliant Reggie Bush, whom she went on to date on and off for three years.

The song includes the lines: 'You was consistently the cheerleader of my dreams... To assume to alone date the arch of football teams... And I was the chic antic that consistently kept you laughing... We were never meant to be, babyish we just happened.'

He again goes on to rap: 'You should leave your admirer now.'
Kim tweeted this picture on Monday with the caption: Fun day working with my high school BFF @simoneharouche
Kim tweeted this picture on Monday with the caption: Fun day working with my high school BFF @simoneharouche

Kim fabricated it bright she was missing Kanye if she took to Instagram on Monday.

A account she acquaint of the brace with the caption, 'I absence him too!!!!', garnered about 140,000 brand aural the aboriginal hour.

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19 tourists killed after hot air balloon crash in Egypt

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Tourists dead: One of these balloons is probably the one that exploded this morning after a gas explosion



At atomic 19 adopted tourists, including British and French citizens, accept been asleep afterwards a hot air airship comatose abreast Luxor in Egypt at aurora today.

It appears that alone two humans may accept survived if the airship came down in a brawl of bonfire afterwards a gas access at 1,000ft.

Eye-witnesses said there was a blaze and a huge blast afore the airship again plunged from the sky and comatose into amoroso pikestaff fields west of Luxor.

Photographer Christopher Michel witnessed the incident, and took a set of pictures just 40 account afore the crash.

'It was the airship abaft mine. I heard a loud access and saw smoke. 19 dead,' he tweeted anon afterwards.

The authorities accept been apparent putting corpses into physique accoutrements and demography them abroad in ambulances.

There were about 20 humans on lath and 14 bodies accept been amid so far.

The UK Government could not affirm the amount of Britons asleep in the crash.

A Adopted Office spokesman: 'We are acquainted of the letters and we are authoritative burning inquiries with the authorities in Egypt.'

Ahmed Aboud, a agent for companies that accomplish airship flights in the area, said that one torurist and the balloon's pilot may accept survived

'There were 20 cartage aboard. An access happened and 19 cartage died. One day-tripper and the pilot survived,' he said.
Eyewitnesses: People in the area heard a huge bang and saw one of these balloons crash into a sugar cane field

Other incidents: 16 people were hurt in the area, including several Britons, after a balloon hit a mobile phone mast
Beautiful: Tourists will often be swept along the Nile and over Luxor's plethora of historic sites

Aboud represents eight companies that accomplish the hot air balloons frequently apparent in Luxor.

Hot air airship trips, usually at aurora over the Karnak and Luxor temples as able-bodied as the Valley of the Kings, are accepted with British visitors to Egypt.

Sixteen humans were hurt, including two British women, if a airship comatose during a bout of Luxor in April 2009. The airship was believed to accept hit a adaptable buzz manual belfry abreast the banks of the Nile.

Following the 2009 crash, aboriginal morning hot air airship flights over the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the Nile were abeyant for six months while assurance measures were anchored up.

During the break, all 42 pilots from the eight companies who accomplish flights had added training.

Other initiatives to advance assurance brought in included circumscribed all take-offs to a new airship 'airport' and attached the best amount of balloons up at the aforementioned time to eight - ahead as abounding as 50 could allotment the air space.
Popular: Many tourists will take a balloon rise around the majestic Valley of the Kings
Popular: Many tourists will take a balloon rise around the majestic Valley of the Kings
Luxor is 320 afar south of Cairo and is one of Egypt's a lot of accepted day-tripper destinations as it is abutting to the acclaimed Valley of the Kings, area abounding pharaohs are buried, including Tutankhamen.

The adventure could accident Egypt's brittle tourism industry, which has suffered a aciculate abatement in company numbers back the 2011 insurgence that agitated President Hosni Mubarak, with two years of political alternation alarming off adopted tourists.

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Brain's 'stroke shielding' cracked

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 Brain

A allotment of the brain's adeptness to absorber itself from the annihilative accident acquired by a achievement has been explained by researchers.

It has been accepted for added than 85 years that some academician beef could bear getting fatigued of oxygen.

Scientists, autograph in the account Nature Medicine, accept apparent how these beef about-face into adaptation mode.

They achievement to one-day acquisition a biologic which uses the aforementioned ambush to assure the accomplished brain.

Treating a achievement is a chase adjoin time. Clots that block the claret accumulation anticipate the breeze of oxygen and amoroso to academician cells, which again rapidly die.

But in 1926, it was noticed that some beef in the hippocampus, the allotment of the academician complex in memory, did not chase this rule.

I'm a survivor

Experiments on rats showed that these surviving-cells started bearing a protein alleged hamartin - which armament beef to conserve energy. They stop bearing new proteins and breach down absolute ones to admission the raw materials.

When the advisers prevented the beef from bearing hamartin, they died just like added cells.

Prof Buchan said: "We accept apparent for the aboriginal time that the academician has mechanisms that it can use to assure itself and accumulate academician beef alive."

Their aim is to advance a biologic that can aftermath the aforementioned effect, which could be accustomed if an ambulance arrived. This would buy the academician time until clot-busting drugs could be accustomed in hospital.

The advisers do not apperceive why these beef accept this defence, but added adjacent beef in the hippocampus do not. There are differences in function. The beef that die are accepted as CA1 beef which are actual artificial and are complex in laying down memories admitting the surviving, or CA3, beef are beneath adaptable.


Commenting on the study, Dr Clare Walton from the Achievement Association said: "Previous analysis has apparent that some academician beef are by itself added airy than others, and this abstraction has articular a accurate protein in the beef that is responsible.

"In the future, advisers could try to about-face on this protein in other, beneath airy academician beef to abate the academician accident acquired by stroke.

"The allegation of this analysis are exciting, but we are still a continued way off from developing a new achievement treatment."


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Slow-growing babies 'catch-up' by teens

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 Baby

Babies who are apathetic to accretion weight in the aboriginal months of their lives about bolt up to their aeon by age 13, a ample UK abstraction shows.

Researchers, autograph in the account Pediatrics, said the after-effects would assure parents whose babies abort to put on weight quickly.

And they acquaint adjoin advocacy the calorie assimilation of slow-growing babies as this may access obesity.

Experts said that ecology of weight accretion in breed remained vital.

The advisers looked at abstracts from 11,499 accouchement who took allotment in a ample abstraction in Bristol in the 1990s.

It showed that 507 who were apathetic to accretion weight in the aboriginal eight weeks of activity recovered adequately bound and had about bent up by the age of two years.

Another accumulation of 480 accouchement who were apathetic to accretion amid eight weeks and nine months connected to put on weight boring until they were seven years, but again had a access and bent up by the age of 13.

Normal range


The altered patterns of accretion amid the two groups were acceptable due to altered affidavit for apathetic weight gain, the advisers said.

All the accouchement were still lighter and beneath than their aeon by the time they were teenagers, but aural the accustomed range.

The allegation highlight the accent of ecology a baby's weight and acme accretion during the aboriginal few weeks and months, but not creating all-overs with parents of slow-growing babies, said abstraction baton Prof Alan Emond from the University of Bristol.

"In the past, a lot of parents accept been acquired a lot of accidental all-overs by bloom professionals and this is a absolute and abating message."

He said in abounding cases apathetic advance area accouchement who are contrarily able-bodied do not chase the accepted 'curve' is just because they are afterward their abiogenetic potential.

"The additional point for bloom professionals is that for a adolescent that is able-bodied with no affection they can be airy and not anguish about blame calories because you can advance them the added way."

Feeding habits in the additional six months of activity actuate a child's approaching weight gain, so arresting too abounding calories in adolescence can advance to blubber after on, he explained.

Dr Simon Newell, vice-president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Adolescent Health, said he broadly agreed with the abstracts of the advisers but fatigued that poor weight accretion was something which bare to be monitored closely.

"The weight if you're aboriginal built-in is the appulse of pregnancy, the weight at eight weeks is accompanying to how able-bodied you are feeding, again for the next year there will be an acclimation to your accustomed centile."

He said bloom professionals bare to attending at the accomplished picture.

"I would animate parents to use advance archive but if abstracts appearance your babyish is abate than boilerplate it may be absolutely normal."


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Nils Petersen Could return to Bayern Munich

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Nils Petersen

The above Energie Cottbus brilliant is accommodating to go aback to the Allianz Arena, but alone if he appearance on a approved basis

Nils Petersen has appear that he could acknowledgment to Bayern Munich already his accommodation spell at Werder Bremen comes to an end at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

The 24-year-old struggled to accomplish an appulse at FCB in his aboriginal division afterwards abutting the club in 2011, and was appropriately alien out on accommodation to Werder.

He has back netted 11 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances and would be accessible to a acknowledgment to the alliance leaders if he gets a adventitious to prove his worth.

"A acknowledgment would accomplish faculty if Bayern acquaint me that I am allotment of the coach's affairs and accept a attempt at arena time," Petersen said.

"I do not apperceive what Bayern want, though. I am focused on the butt of the division for now. The decision-makers at the club will again authority talks and adjudge on my future."

The striker again went on to altercate Bayern's performances this season, and had annihilation but acclaim for his ancestor club.

"Bayern are in a absolutely altered alliance at the moment. We all saw that at the weekend..."

The Bavarians recorded a 6-1 win over Werder on Saturday.

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Chelsea set to land £10m replacement for Cole

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Great expectations: Shaw has long been tipped to leave Southampton for one of the Premier League big guns
Shaw


Chelsea wish Luke Shaw to accomplish Ashley Cole as their first-choice larboard aback afterwards aperture talks over a summer move.

Sportsmail can acknowledge the Blues had a ВЈ10million action for the England Under 21 apostle alone by Southampton in January.

Chelsea aswell bootless with a move for Shaw during the summer alteration window.

However, talks over a big-money move for Shaw are continuing, with Chelsea more assured of landing the awful rated 17-year-old.

Despite the ambiguity surrounding who will be in allegation at Stamford Bridge next season, Shaw charcoal a antecedence signing.

Having active a 12-month addendum to his contract, Cole's position as Chelsea's first-choice larboard aback is defended until the end of next season.
Established: England left back Cole, 32, has been at Stamford Bridge since joining from Arsenal in 2006
England left back Cole, 32

But Chelsea will still attending to complete a accord for Shaw this summer and could accommodation the jailbait aback to Saints next season.

Arsenal administrator Arsene Wenger and his affecting arch advance Steve Rowley accept aswell articular Shaw as a top target.

But Chelsea are now durably in pole position to assurance the defender, who is angled to become a approaching England regular.


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Daniel Day-Lewis makes Hollywood history

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Daniel Day-Lewis

Early after-effects from Italy's acclamation advance the houses of assembly may breach amidst larboard and right, causing new all-overs in the eurozone.

Daniel Day-Lewis has fabricated Oscars history by acceptable the aboriginal man to win the best amateur amount three times.

The British-born star, who had been the delinquent favourite, was adored for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

"I absolutely don't apperceive how any of this happened. I do apperceive I've accustomed abundant added than my fair allotment of Daniel Day-Lewis has fabricated Oscars history by acceptable the aboriginal man to win the best amateur cost three times.

The British-born star, who had been the delinquent favourite, was adored for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

"I absolutely don't apperceive how any of this happened. I do apperceive I've accustomed abundant added than my fair allotment of acceptable affluence in my life," he said.

Ben Affleck's Iran-set accomplishment abstruseness Argo exhausted Lincoln to the top cost for best picture.

In a reside advertisement from the White House, Aboriginal Lady Michelle Obama abutting Jack Nicholson to advice present the best account cost at the end of the night.

Argo, directed by and starring Affleck, is the aboriginal best account champ not to accept aswell been nominated for best administrator aback 1989's Driving Miss Daisy.

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane joked at the alpha of the ceremony: "Argo's adventure is so clandestine that its administrator charcoal alien to the Academy."

Accepting his accolade alongside adolescent producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Affleck paid accolade to the "genius" Steven Spielberg, who absent out in the aforementioned category.

Referring to his antecedent Oscar success with 1997's Acceptable Will Hunting, he said: "I never anticipation I would be aback actuality and I am because of so abounding of you who are actuality tonight.

"It doesn't amount how you get agape down in life, all that affairs is that you get up."

But Iranian columnist were analytical of the win on Monday. Columnist TV in Tehran said Argo was inaccurate and politically motivated in its assuming of the country.


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Facebook blocks Vintage Camera app

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 Vintage Camera

The developers of an appliance alleged Vintage Camera say Facebook has unjustly banned users from uploading their photos to the amusing network.

The app, which works on Apple devices, provides assorted furnishings to accomplish pictures attending dated.

French flat Presselite, which developed the app, says it has added than eight actor users worldwide.

Facebook told the developers the accommodation had been fabricated afterward abrogating acknowledgment from annual holders.

After Presselight appealed adjoin the ban, Facebook beatific the aggregation an email saying: "We've arrested out the affairs of your app's restriction, and we begin that your app accustomed able abrogating acknowledgment from users and their friends.

"Unfortunately, we will not be able to restore your app's functionality."

But Presselite co-founder Antoine Morcos said that, according to administering abstracts provided by Facebook itself, there had been about one abrogating address per 1,000 images aggregate via the app, which he believed had been due to "inappropriate use".

"We don't accept how Facebook could block the admission to millions of users of the Vintage Camera appliance who wish to allotment their photos on Facebook, alone because of a few abrogating acknowledgment reports," Mr Morcos wrote in a columnist statement.

"As you all know, Facebook has acquired the Instagram photo-sharing application, and we achievement this accretion is not influencing this affectionate of admission limitation for added photo applications."

"While we accommodate an accessible platform, every appliance on Belvedere is appropriate to accommodated our policies. We yield both automatic and chiral accomplish to ascertain violations and ensure compliance," the close said.

"Pending on the violation, we accord developers an befalling to appear into acquiescence via a admonishing system. In the case of this application, the appliance was not in acquiescence with our belvedere behavior and had accustomed three warnings above-mentioned to our systems demography activity on the application."

The app has a four-star boilerplate appraisement on the Apple store, although some users accept accounting in reviews it does not consistently plan and others accuse it is too agnate to Instagram,

In 2010, Presselite accused London-based developer Q Mapps of anarchic its copyright, afterwards both firms appear an app alleged Paris Metro for Apple devices.

Presselite asked Apple to abolish the Q Mapps app from its abundance but was begin to accept had its brand appliance alone by the US Patent and Brand Office.

At the time, developer Malcolm Barclay declared the allegations as "utterly bottomless and false".

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Early vote count points to impasse election in Italy

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 Pier Luigi Bersani voting on 24/2/13

Early after-effects from Italy's acclamation advance the houses of assembly may breach amidst larboard and right, causing new all-overs in the eurozone.
According to aboriginal figures, Pier Luigi Bersani's centre-left affiliation is assertive to yield the lower abode while Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right appears to be arch in the able Senate.

A beef movement led by actor Beppe Grillo has surged into third.

The acclamation comes amidst a abysmal recession and boxy acerbity measures.

Milan's banal bazaar soared about 4% if avenue acclamation appropriate a bright Bersani achievement - but absent about all of its assets if projections began to appearance Mr Berlusconi acceptable a abundant vote. Italy's 10-year borrowing amount fell but afresh rose afresh to abutting hardly college at 4.49%.

It was bazaar pressure, with a borrowing amount of able-bodied over 6%, that affected Mr Berlusconi to abandon as prime abbot in backward 2011.

Correspondents say Italy's EU ally and the banking markets wish to see a abiding aftereffect to the election, with a charge to ameliorate and debt-reduction.

'No abiding government'

As the official calculation got beneath way, avenue acclamation anticipation 34.5% for Mr Bersani's centre-left affiliation in the lower abode (Chamber of Deputies).

Mr Berlusconi's affiliation was getting accustomed 29%, Mr Grillo's Five Star Movement 19% and the centrist account led by Mario Monti 9.5%.

At that stage, Mr Bersani was aswell projected to win a majority in the Senate, area seats are absitively arena by region.

However, a consecutive bump for the accompaniment anchorperson Rai put Mr Berlusconi's affiliation advanced in the Senate with 31.6% to 29.4% for the centre-left, 24.9% to Five Star and 9.2% to the Monti list.

A bump for bartering anchorperson Sky corrective a agnate picture.

Control of both the lower and high houses of assembly is bare in adjustment to govern.

Mr Bersani has apprenticed to abide with Mr Monti's reforms but suggests accepted European action needs to do added to advance advance and jobs.

The acclamation was alleged two months advanced of schedule, afterwards Mr Berlusconi's affair withdrew its abutment for Mr Monti's government.

Speaking on Italian accessible TV, Mr Bersani's economics spokesman, Stefano Fassina, said: "The book from the projections we accept apparent so far suggests there will be no abiding government and we would charge to acknowledgment to the polls."

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Mario Balotelli frustrated as AC Milan held by Inter

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Milan striker Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli

 Mario Balotelli was balked by his above ancillary as AC Milan were captivated to a 1-1 draw by rivals Inter.

Stephan El Shaarawy coiled home the opener as Milan bedeviled the aboriginal half.

Balotelli, who spent four years at Inter, was alert denied by acute saves from babysitter Samir Handanovic.

Inter bigger afterwards the breach and acting Ezequiel Schelotto ensured they took a point with a able header.

The draw agency Milan abide third in Serie A, six credibility abaft Napoli, while Inter ascend one abode to fifth.

All eyes were understandably on Balotelli as the AC Milan striker faced the aggregation for whom he fabricated added than 50 appearances amid 2006 and 2010.

But it was El Shaarawy, arguably the stand-out aerialist in Milan's 2-0 Champions League win adjoin Barcelona in midweek, who lit up the San Siro with a accomplished opener in the 20th minute.

Kevin-Prince Boateng best out El Shaarawy with a acute canyon that broken the Inter defence and the Italy all-embracing alluringly controlled the brawl afore crimper a attempt with the alfresco of his cossack into the aback of the net.

Milan were durably in ascendancy and alone superb saves by Handanovic prevented Balotelli from accepting his name on the scoresheet and extending the lead.

First, Handanovic showed abundant athleticism to abjure the above Manchester City striker's attack from El Shaarawy's corner, afresh the Slovenian dived at abounding amplitude to advance abroad a dipping Balotelli chargeless bang and anticipate Milan from accretion their advance afore bisected time.

However, the Milan who had bedeviled for continued periods in the aboriginal bisected bootless to materialise in the additional and instead it was Inter who came out strongly.

They came abutting to equalising just afore the hour if Freddy Guarin stabbed Rodrigo Palacio's aerated cantankerous appear ambition but Christian Abbiati kept out the brawl at abounding stretch.

Just as Milan looked to be regaining control, Inter equalised, with Schelotto - who had alone been on the angle a amount of account - branch in Yuto Natomo's abysmal cross.

Palacio's attack moments after had Abbiati scrambling, while at the added end of the angle Sulley Muntari beatific a looping attempt wide.

Palacio went abutting afresh with addition attack in the closing stages afore the adjudicator alleged time, ensuring the Derby della Madonnina concluded in a attenuate draw.

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Michu urges Michael Laudrup to break at Swansea City

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Michael Laudrup with the Capital One Cup
Michael Laudrup

Top goal-scorer Michu has apprenticed Swansea City administrator Michael Laudrup to advance the aggregation into Europe next season.

The Swans clinched a abode in the Europa Alliance by assault Bradford 5-0 in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday.

Laudrup, who has one added year on his arrangement and insists he will stay, has been affiliated with Real Madrid and Chelsea.

And Spaniard Michu revealed: "I accept gone up to Michael and said 'stay with us now we are in Europe'."

Laudrup brought Michu to Swansea from Rayo Vallecano afore the alpha of the season, and the 26-year-old advanced has paid his administrator aback in goals.

His first-half bang at Wembley was his 19th of the season, and he paid accolade to Laudrup's access on his own play and the blow of the team.

"The ancestor actuality has done abundant in his aboriginal season," said Michu.

"I apperceive added humans will wish him. He is absolutely good, accomplishing absolutely able-bodied and maybe he can go with addition club, but I achievement he will break here.

"We are growing up absolutely fast and it is consistently difficult for a club of our admeasurement to win a trophy.

"But I anticipate now we are traveling to play in Europe we can accompany in some actual acceptable players and can be a stronger aggregation next season."

Laudrup has a arrangement until the summer of 2014, and has common his ambition to break in south Wales for a additional season.

The 48-year-old afresh won 72% of the votes in a poll a part of Real Madrid supporters on who should accomplish Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu.

"I'm appreciative of that," said Laudrup, who won a alliance appellation with Real Madrid in 1995. "To accept 40,000 or 50,000 votes and be in foreground of two huge names like Rafael Benitez and Carlo Ancelotti, who accept won alliance titles in Spain and Italy and the Champions League, I'm actual grateful.

"There will consistently be rumours but my ambition is to stay. I accept a arrangement for one added year.

"Even if you accept a 10-year accord there will consistently be rumours. My ambition is to break here, that's all I can say really."

Michu's goal-scoring accomplishment has aswell brought him to the absorption of Europe's arch clubs.

Bought from Rayo Vallecano in 2012 for £2.2m, Michu afresh active a arrangement addendum and Laudrup appropriate his account has now risen to £30m.

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Italian reports suggest Balotelli racially abused

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 Mario Balotelli
 Italian media letters advance AC Milan's Mario Balotelli was the ambition of ancestral corruption from admirers of ex-club Inter Milan in Sunday's derby.

Balotelli, 22, played for Inter afore signing for Manchester City and again affective to AC Milan in January 2013.

Newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport was a part of those to address inflatable bananas were coiled by Inter admirers in Sunday's 1-1 draw at the San Siro.

Balotelli aswell put his feel to his aperture in an allegedly aggressive gesture.

The Press Association is advertisement that the Serie A antidotal board will aphorism on the contest of the bout at the San Siro in a affair to be captivated in Milan on Tuesday.

But Italian football announcer Tancredi Palmeri, in an account with BBC World Service, questioned whether the bouncing of the items were directed at Balotelli. "I've appealing abundant consistently apparent these inflatable bananas in the stands of the fans," he said,

"So we could catechism what could be the meaning. It could be that it so sometimes just a badinage appear the adverse fans.

"I'm not cardinal annihilation out."

Earlier this month, Inter were fined 15,000 euros (£12,900) afterwards racist chants from some of their supporters about Balotelli at a bout adjoin Chievo.

AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi, brother of the San Siro's club admiral Silvio, was aswell afresh accused of application racist accent to call Balotelli.

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David Beckham targets Paris St-Germain starting spot

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Paris St German's David Beckham
David Beckham

David Beckham says he is targeting a abode in the Paris St-Germain starting XI afterwards authoritative an burning appulse in Sunday's basic 2-0 achievement over rivals Marseille.

The above England captain accepted he had been afraid about his aboriginal achievement in France afore his 16-minute actualization as a substitute.

But accepting helped actualize the additional ambition of the night for Zlatan Ibrahimovich, he said he had been appreciative of his admission at Parc des Princes.

"Obviously it is a acceptable start," he said. "It was nice to get out there as it seems like a continued time aback I signed.

"The administrator just asked me to go on accumulate the brawl and achieve things down. Hopefully I did that."

The 37-year-old could accomplish his aboriginal alpha for Paris in Wednesday's Cup bold adjoin the aforementioned opponents and he is agog to prove to Ancelotti that he still has the adeptness to accord for 90 minutes.

"I accept consistently accepted that as a new amateur advancing in afterwards Christmas and at my age, I don't apprehend to accept a starting position in the XI but it is what you consistently wish as a player," he said.

"I am appreciative to be allotment of this aggregation and was appreciative to be out there but I will yield it footfall by footfall and as continued as I can appear on and accomplish a difference, I would adulation to that."

Beckham accepted he had been destroyed abroad by the acceptable he had got from the home abutment on the night. "The atmosphere in the amphitheater and the accession I got was appealing absurd both afore the bold and again if I came on. It makes it easier if you win."

When asked if he there had been any agitation about dispatch aback into the angrily aggressive amphitheatre of top-flight European football, he said: "There was slight nerves. I accept consistently said it was a big challenge, aback I active for Paris. Playing in America for six years and again absent addition claiming meant there was a little bit of pressure. But I enjoyed advancing on."

David Beckham factfile

At 37 years and nine months, David Beckham is the oldest outfield amateur in Ligue 1 aback Claude Makelele (38 years old and three months) in May 2011 - aswell for PSG

His Paris admission on Sunday agency he has now played in four of the 5 above European leagues

Source: Opta

Beckham aswell accepted he had been admiring by the acceptance administrator Carlo Ancelotti had apparent in him, accepting been befuddled into a top-of-the table affray which was cautiously assertive with just 16 account actual and PSG arch 1-0.

"Yes, of course, abnormally adjoin a aggregation that are in third abode and aggravating to bolt us up," he said. "It is a big game, it is the better bold in France and it is a nice one to be a allotment of for my aboriginal game."

The above Manchester United midfielder has been criticised in some abode as affective absolutely to advice Paris St-Germain advance itself as a cast but Beckham said his affidavit were absolutely down to football.

"The alone application was just to play top-flight football for a top-flight team," he said.

"To be able to accept the adventitious to do that at my age was something I was actual blessed about and actual appreciative to be a allotment of."

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