Friday, 17 October 2014

Answers to News Questions

In the News

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

Brenda Leyland
Ça c’est fait comme ça
The Rainbow Room
Jules Bianchi
Ghoncheh Ghavami
Arnis Zalkains
Harry Street
Jean Claude Duvalier
Russell Slade
John O’Keefe
Kobani
Isamu Akasaki – Shiji Nakamura – Harishi Amano
Maria Ramero Ramos
Nancy Birtwhistle
Lord Hill
Mziwamadoda Qwabe
Ray Cole
Geoffrey Holder
Phil Ivey
James Gibson
Max Whitlock
Patrick Modiano
The Endless River
Satya Nadella

In Other News

Which IT giant announced that it is splitting its businesses up?
Whose trial began in South Africa?
What was the score between Chelsea and Arsenal?
Which multiple Olympic champion was arrested for drunk driving?
Which horse won the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe for the second year in a row?
Who actually won the Japanese GP?
Who was the first celebrity voted out of Strictly Come Dancing?
Which British Tv presenter announced that she’d had a double mastectomy?
How long did it take for Glastonbury 2015 tickets to sell out?
Which Paris landmark celebrated its 25th anniversary?
Which Hollywood star defended Islam on a chat show?
Argentina’s rugby union team gained their first ever win in The Championship – against which team?
What did Michael Bloomberg receive last week?
Who was appointed creative director of Maison martin margiela?
What change was made to Davis Cup matches, which it is argued will make them less attractive to top players?
What was opened in the Eiffel Tower?
Which cult Tv show is set to return?
What have the ASA banned Poundworld from doing?
Which singer revealed last week that he has been treated for cancer 4 times?
Where is Carlos the Jackal to stand trial again?
Which sport failed to submit application to be included in the 2020 Paralympics before the deadline?
Who announced that he will stand for the vice presidency of FIFA?
Wasps are set to move to which stadium?
Who spoke out against stolen nude pictures, and said that anyone viewing them is guilty of a sex crime?
Who was appointed chief executive of the ECB?
Britain sent 750 troops to which country?
Who are ending their sponsorship of Golf’s world matchplay?
Catherine Zeta Jones is said to have been signed up to appear in a film version of which TV series?
UKIP won the Clacton by-election, and were a close second in which other?
What was the score between England and San Marino
 – and Spain and Slovakia?
– and Wales and Bosnia?
What was the name of the 2010 Tour de France winner who announced his retirement?
Name the three unions that called off their 14th October strike
A new court ruling says that what can be advertised on TV?
Who won the Nobel Peace prize?
Which celebrity has been told that the police will be taking no further actions over allegations of a sexual nature?
In which town have the Clooneys bought a British home?

Answers

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

She was found dead after being accused by Sky TV of making offensive tweets about the McCanns
Autobiography of Gerard Depardieu
Reopened in Rockefeller Plazs
Critically injured in Japanese GP
Brit woman thrown into jail in Iran for attending a men’s volleyball match
Suspect in murder of Alice Gross, found dead in Boston Manor Park in Hounslow
Mentally ill gunman freed from prison who was found to have a massive arsenal in his home
Former ‘Baby Doc’ dictator of Haiti – died
Finally named as Cardiff City manager
Winner of Nobel Prize for Medicine
Turkish border town under siege by ISIS
Shared the Nobel Prize for Physics
Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola
Winner of Great British Bakeoff
New EU Commissioner for financial services
Murderer of Anni Dewani who claimed in court that Shrien Dewani paid him £830 to do it
British holidaymaker who had been jailed in Morocco for 4 months who was freed.
Dancer and actor, who played Baron Samedi in live and Let Die – passed away
Lost his London court case against the casino who refused to pay out his £7.7 million winnings
Police Community Support Officer not allowed to use his bike because ha has not passed the police test.
Won all round silver in men’s world gymnastics championships
French winner of the Nobel prize for Literature
New Pink Floyd album that is billed as their last
Microsoft boss who had to apologise for saying that women shouldn’t ask for a raise

In Other News

Hewlett Packard
Shrien Dewani
2 – 0 Chelsea
Michael Phelps
Treve
Lewis Hamilton
Gregg Wallace
Michael Strachan
26 minutes
Moulin Rouge
Ben Affleck
Australia
Honorary Knighthood
John Galliano
Matches will no longer be awarded ATP points
A brand new vertigo inducing glass floor
Twin Peaks
Saying that everything is 1 pound – it isn’t any more
Morrissey
Paris
Cycling
David Gill
Ricoh Arena in Coventry
Jennifer Lawrence
Tom Harrison
Sierra Leone
Volvo
Dad’s Army
Heywood Middleton
5 – 0 england
2 – 1 Slovakia
0 – 0
Andy Schleck
GMB – Unison – Unite
E Cigarettes
Malala Yusufzai
Paul Gambaccini
Sonning

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