News Headlines - 21 October 2012

Jimmy Savile BBC documentary: Panorama to probe why programme pulled into disgraced star's child abuse claims - Mirror Online

The claims Savile was a paedophile only fully emerged after ITV broadcast a documentary this month. BBC journalists who investigated him speak out in the hour-long special. They claim Newsnight editor Peter Rippon went cold on the story. Reporter Liz MacKean explains how Mr Rippon was initially excited. But she adds: "It was an abrupt change in tone from one day 'excellent, let's prepare to get this thing on air' to 'hold on'." Ms MacKean says she was left with the clear impression that Mr Rippon was feeling under pressure.

Angry Lebanese Beaten Back From Government Offices - NYTimes.com

Lebanon’s jittery composure throughout the long Syrian uprising wobbled but held on Sunday, as political and religious leaders quelled street protests that erupted after the emotional funeral of a security chief whose killing in a car bombing was widely blamed on the Syrian government.

Microsoft Emulates Apple and Google With New Mobile Strategy - WSJ.com

Microsoft Corp. typically lets its software out in the world and leaves decisions about how to sell computers to retailers. This time, though, the company is taking matters into its own hands.

Lottery Hits 3,000 Millionaires Jackpot

The National Lottery has created 3,000 millionaires since it began in 1994 and most of them kept the majority of their winnings in the UK, a new study has said.

Rio Ferdinand in row with Sir Alex Ferguson over anti-racism campaign | The Observer

It is believed Ferdinand refused to support the Kick It Out campaign in protest against the punishment handed out by the Football Association to John Terry after he was found guilty of racially abusing Ferdinand's younger brother, Anton.








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