Saturday, 15 August 2015

Answers to News Questions

In the news

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

Ji So Yun
Tony Hayes
Adam Peaty
John Leslie ‘Les’ Munro
Lynn Anderson
James Guy
Myra Forde
Robert Conquest
Gary Hunt
Abdul Rahman Haroun
Stu Henshall
Astra Giurgiu
Kairat Almaty

In Other News

In which country was Naomi Campbell convicted and given a suspended sentence for assaulting a photographer?
Which high profile lawyer was fighting against the death penalty passed on Saif Gaddafi?
Which Oscar winner revealed that she was bullied at school – which her school denied?
In which country did Cilla Black pass away?
The Duchess of Cambridge has gained her advanced certificate in which leisure activity?
What was the score in the Community Shield?
Which colour medal did Tom Daley win in the world diving championships?
Which phrase did Gwyneth Paltrow blame on her publicist?
Which is the world’s most googled museum?
Which former PM was the subject of child sex allegations?
President Obama made a keynote speech promising to clean up the USA’s act on what?
Who cut short his visit to the French Riviera?
Which 4 police forces are investigating sex abuse claims against Sir Edward Heath?
IN which city did the UK’s first Pot Noddle vending machine open?
Which momentous announcement was made by the muppets last week?
Which US rapper is currently in court facing bankruptcy proceedings?
According to Forbes magazine who is the world’s highest paid actor?
In which events did swimmer Adam Peaty win his 2nd and 3rd golds in the world swimming championships?
What was opened in Egypt this week?
Whose portrayal of Hamlet on stage has been lambasted by reviews of the previews before it has opened?
What was Australia’s first innings score in the 4th test in Trent Bridge?
Which Jeremy Hunt scheme was dismissed as a gimmick?
Which company were the first to suspend betting on bake off?
The London Marathon announced they will begin to do what?

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

She scored Chelsea’s winner in the women’s FA Cup final v. Notts County
Jailed for 14 years for fixing LIBOR
Spanish town in which Cilla Black passed away
F Scott Fitzgerald story discovered in Princeton archives and finally published
Won world championship gold in 100m breaststroke in world swimming championships
The last ‘Dambusters’ pilot – passed away
Country and Western singer who had a huge hit with Rose Garden – passed away
World swimming championships – won mens 200m freestyle
Former brothel keeper denied threatening to expose Edward heath to avoid prosecution?
Historian – passed away
First company to promise to give a year’s paid leave for maternity/paternity
New world High Diving champion
Refugee who managed to walk nearly the full length of the Channel Tunnel
First baker to leave the Great british Bake Off
Knocked West Ham out of Europa League
Knocked Aberdeen out of Europa League

In Other News

Amal Clooney
Kate Winslet
Arsenal 1 – Chelsea 0 (Oxlade-Chamberlain scored)
Conscious Uncoupling
Science Museum London
Ted Heath
Pollution and climate change
King Salman of Saudi Arabia
Scotland yard, Jersey, Wiltshire and Kent
Kermit and Miss Piggy have split up
50 cent
Robert Downey Jr.
50m breaststroke and mixed medley relay
A major extension to the Suez Canal
Benedict Cumberbatch
60 all out
Putting price tags on prescription medicines
Drug testing elite athletes

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