January 2, 2015

Top News Stories –

Broken Bono –
U2 lead singer Bono says that a crash on his bicycle last November resulted in multiple left arm fractures, a broken should and hand and a fractured eye socket. He now has a titanium elbow and fears that he may never play guitar but his band-mates have reminded him “that neither they nor western civilization are depending on this.”
Bono U2 360 Tour 2011

Cancer due to bad luck –
A new piece of research by a team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US has found that most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking. The research printed in the journal “Science”, showed 66% of the cancer types analysed were caused just by chance mutations rather than lifestyle.
Pink ribbon

Taking a bite out of Apple –
Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara are suing Apple over the amount of storage space the Apple iOS 8 uses on mobile devices.They claim it uses up such a large amount that it forces owners to pay for iCloud storage. They are suing in California for millions of dollars.

Prince Andrew named in court papers –
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has been named in Florida court papers by a woman who says she was forced to have sexual relations with the prince in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by his fried Jeffrey Epstein when she was a minor. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party. As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue”.
Prince Andrew August 2014 (cropped)

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List of the day –

U2 Albums  (from Wikipedia)

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
IRE CAN FRA GER NLD UK US
Boy Released: 20 October 1980 13* 4 30 52 63 World: 3,000,000
Label: Island
October Released: 12 October 1981 17* 23 11 104 World: 2,000,000
Label: Island
War Released: 28 February 1983 16* 4 4 59 3 1 12 World: 9,000,000
Label: Island
The Unforgettable Fire Released: 1 October 1984 53* 5 14 4 1 12 World: 7,000,000
Label: Island
The Joshua Tree Released: 9 March 1987 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 World: 25,000,000[36]
Label: Island
Rattle and Hum Released: 10 October 1988 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 World: 15,000,000
Label: Island
Achtung Baby Released: 18 November 1991 1 1 1 4 1 2 1 World: 18,000,000[47]
Label: Island
Zooropa Released: 5 July 1993 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 World: 7,000,000
Label: Island
Pop Released: 4 March 1997 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 World: 7,000,000
Label: Island
All That You Can’t Leave Behind Released: 30 October 2000 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 World: 12,000,000
Label: Island/Interscope
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Released: 22 November 2004 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 World: 9,000,000[50]
Label: Island/Interscope
No Line on the Horizon Released: 27 February 2009 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 World: 5,000,00
Label: Interscope
Songs of Innocence Released: 9 September 2014 2 5 1 2 1 6 9
Label: Island

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