News Headlines - 29 December 2013

Crew and passengers rescued after fire aboard a North Sea ferry - Telegraph

Seven people were airlifted to hospital after a fire broke out aboard a North Sea ferry. The fire started in the accommodation area of the MS King Seaways, which runs between North Shields, near Sunderland, and the Netherlands.

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…' | The Observer

Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes

Facebook Dead as Teens Leave in Droves

A new study has emerged that says Facebook is “dead and buried,” especially among the younger set. A large group of teenagers aged 16 to 18 participated in the study, which spanned over a year’s time and throughout eight different countries. The results may greatly dismay Mark Zuckerberg, as the survey reveals Facebook has become “uncool” with teens who are leaving the site “in droves.” Young folks would much rather engage with less complicated sites, such as WhatsApp, Snapchat and Twitter instead of spending time updating their Facebook profile and participating in organized, lengthy discussions.

Anelka faces 'race-hate' probe - Goal.com

Nicolas Anelka's goal celebration for West Bromwich Albion in Saturday's 3-3 draw at West Ham will be investigated by the English Football Association. The 34-year-old striker was alleged to have performed a gesture recognised as la quenelle in France, regarded by some as a reverse Nazi salute and linked to anti-Semetism, after scoring the first of his two goals.

China's one-child policy to change in the new year - The Independent

The Chinese government yesterday formalised its decision to amend authoritarian laws banning families from having more than one child, potentially creating an unprecedented baby boom in the world's most populated country.








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