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Searching for John Wayne in the Alabama Hills

October 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

By Tara McKelvey BBC News Magazine

John Wayne standing between two people in The Oregon Trail Long-lost stills from The Oregon Trail show John Wayne, centre, at 28

John Wayne was the archetypal screen cowboy, embodying the rough independence of the American west for generations of film fans. Now, newly discovered still photographs offer fresh insight into a western he made that was last seen more than three-quarters of a century ago.

Musharraf arrested in Pakistan over Red Mosque case

October 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

In this photograph taken on April 20, 2013, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by soldiers as he arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad. Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile earlier this year

Pakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf has been arrested over a 2007 mosque raid a day after the country’s supreme court granted him bail in another case.

Link to Oetzi the Iceman found in living Austrians

October 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Sampling the body of Oetzi (Samadelli Marco/EURAC) Oetzi’s genome was published in February, indicating his probable eye colour and blood type

Austrian scientists have found that 19 Tyrolean men alive today are related to Oetzi the Iceman, whose 5,300-year-old frozen body was found in the Alps.

Their relationship was established through DNA analysis by scientists from the Institute of Legal Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University.

Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov human rights prize

October 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Malala Yousafzai, 17 Sep 13 Malala had life-saving surgery in the UK after being shot

Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has won the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize.

The 16-year-old activist was shot a year ago for campaigning for better rights for girls.

Huge salvage vessel may help lift Costa Concordia wreck

October 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

A computer graphic showing how the salvage operation would look. A computer graphic showing how the salvage operation would look

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship could be loaded aboard a colossal salvage vessel after a deal was struck with a Dutch company.

Rare Jerdon’s Courser egg discovered at University of Aberdeen

October 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Egg Experts hope the discovery could be crucial

A rare egg of an endangered bird from India has been discovered at the University of Aberdeen, and it is hoped it could help save the species.

The breeding habits of the Jerdon’s Courser are mysterious.

N Srinivasan returns as India cricket chief

October 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

N Srinivasan N Srinivasan was re-elected chief of India’s cricket board last month

India’s Supreme Court has reinstated N Srinivasan as chief of the country’s cricket board.

He was forced to “step aside” in June after charges that his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings team official Gurunath Meiyappan was involved in illegal betting in the IPL tournament.

Malala: The girl who was shot for going to school

October 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Mishal Husain By Mishal Husain BBC News

Malala Yousafzai


One year ago schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen – her “crime”, to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived. Her full story can now be told.

Samsung launches smartphone with curved display screen

October 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Galaxy Round Samsung said the curved screen will help users navigate the phone better

Samsung Electronics, the world’s best-selling smartphone maker, has launched a handset with a curved display screen.

Called the Galaxy Round, the smartphone will feature a 5.7in (14.5cm) display.

Panasonic ‘to quit’ loss-making plasma TV business

October 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Panasonic 4K world show Panasonic may ditch loss-making plasma screens in favour of the latest 4K and OLED screen technologies

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics company, is to stop production of plasma TV screens in 2014, according to reports.

The company will close its plasma screen factory in Amagasaki and put it up for sale next year, Nikkei business daily and Reuters have said.

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