Saturday, 31 January 2015

In The News

In the News

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

Major Oak
Sasha Pique Mebarak
Lotte Haas
Avengers Helicarrier
Prime Evil
Katie Swan
Howard Marks
New Horizons
Amjad Bashir
Elise Christie
Salman bin Abdulaziz
Holm of Huip
Alexis Tsipras
Libby Lane
Michael Van Praag
Gary Street
Andrew Barratt
H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald
Haris Sohail
Joel Grey
Sayida al Rishawi
Marshawn Lynch
The Hard Problem
Alice Biggar
Colleen McCullough

In Other News

Who is the new head of the African Union?
Who declared that he will not be running for the US Presidency in 2016?
Which European country banned arms exports to Saudi Arabia
Which much publicised trial began in France?
Which team knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup?
– and Man City?
– and Spurs?
Which driver won the Monte Carlo rally?
Which unusual new Easter Egg was it announced would be available in 2015?
A judge in a French court ruled that a couple would not be allowed to name their child after which foodstuff?
Which 68 year old European singer passed away?
Who apologised for using the phrase ‘coloured actors’ on a US talk show?
Who said that if he went back to 1995 he’d cheat all over again?
Lord Hall of the BBC said what will become obsolete?
Where is the 2018 European Football Youth Cup to be held?
Which Wales and British Lions great announced his international retirement last week?
Whose high profile trial for sex offences began last week?
Which English city suffered an earthquake of 2.9 on the Richter scale?
Which US Composer has been announced as writing the theme for the new Fantastic Four movie?
Name the Stone Roses front man who gave evidence against former TV weatherman Fred Talbot?
Which company secured rights to animate the Mr Men books series?
What was the result of the Liverpool v Chelsea Capital One cup semi final?
– and Spurs v. Sheffield United semi?
Who are the (English) FA officially backing in the FIFA presidency election?
Who had to apologise for comparing the effect of a Trident submarine base to those of Nazi death camps?
Scotland announced a moratorium on which practice?
Which company announced the largest ever annual profit, and what was the figure?
Which former Real Madrid player announced he will also stand against Sepp Blatter?
Who confirmed he will stand against Lord Coe in the election for IAAF president?
Which Radio station will only play music composed by women on International Women’s day?
Which prominent Brit was given one of the first of the revived Australian Knighthoods?
Politicians failed to elect a new president of which country?
Which famous actor quit Labour to join the SNP?
Whom did Andy Murray defeat in his Australian Open semi final?

Which two countries had to draw lots for a space in the African Cup of Nations quarter finals – and which was successful?

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