Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSky News
IN THE NEWS

Sky News

FEATURED ARTICLES
WORLD
August 14, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
A cameraman for the British broadcaster Sky News and a reporter for a United Arab Emirates-based newspaper were among scores killed Wednesday in Egypt, where security forces clashed with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Sky News said Mick Deane, 61, was shot while covering the disturbances in Cairo, where troops stormed two protest camps. “Despite receiving medical treatment for his injuries, he died shortly afterwards,” Sky said in a statement. “None of the other members of the Sky News team were injured in the incident.” Gulf News reported that Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz was shot near Cairo's Rabaa al Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters have been camped out for more than a month.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
November 30, 2013 | By Henry Chu, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
LONDON - At least one person was killed and 32 injured in the crash of a police helicopter onto the roof of a pub filled with revelers, with the death toll expected to rise, Scottish officials said Saturday. [Updated 8:30 a.m. PDT Nov. 30: Scottish police have confirmed that at least eight people were killed in the crash, including all three on board the helicopter. Another 14 people remain hospitalized with serious injuries. ] An overnight search stretched into the Saturday morning for anyone still trapped in the wreckage of the Clutha Vaults bar, on the banks of the Clyde River in Glasgow.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Simon Cowell egged - it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an operatic duo, a woman in a black dress popped up on stage with a carton of eggs and began hurling them toward the judges, Cowell especially, landing a few before security hustled her away. After the performance, Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy could be seen removing his jacket, which was presumably covered with goo. (See the video above.)
WORLD
October 23, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes. Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with "started. " But kuffar, the favorite word for non-Muslims among Islamist militants, posed more of a problem for Lewthwaite, nicknamed the White Widow in the British and Kenyan media and viewed by many as the world's most wanted woman. Toward the end of the 34-line poem that Sky News reports she wrote about Bin Laden, Lewthwaite appeared to give up trying to find rhymes for words such as paradise, killed, Koran, almighty and planners.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
LONDON -- Our friends over at Yahoo (Fourth-Place Medal) unearthed this wildly entertaining clip of the unsuspecting Sky News reporter at the London Olympics who was caught off guard by a big kiss on the cheek from a female spectator. Cheeky, indeed. The reporter, who was in the middle of his stand-up remote, handled the crazy moment quite well and had a good laugh after she sprinted up from behind him. The fan, wearing a English soccer jersey, said: "Thank you!" before planting the kiss.
WORLD
October 23, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes. Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with "started. " But kuffar, the favorite word for non-Muslims among Islamist militants, posed more of a problem for Lewthwaite, nicknamed the White Widow in the British and Kenyan media and viewed by many as the world's most wanted woman. Toward the end of the 34-line poem that Sky News reports she wrote about Bin Laden, Lewthwaite appeared to give up trying to find rhymes for words such as paradise, killed, Koran, almighty and planners.
WORLD
November 30, 2013 | By Henry Chu, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
LONDON - At least one person was killed and 32 injured in the crash of a police helicopter onto the roof of a pub filled with revelers, with the death toll expected to rise, Scottish officials said Saturday. [Updated 8:30 a.m. PDT Nov. 30: Scottish police have confirmed that at least eight people were killed in the crash, including all three on board the helicopter. Another 14 people remain hospitalized with serious injuries. ] An overnight search stretched into the Saturday morning for anyone still trapped in the wreckage of the Clutha Vaults bar, on the banks of the Clyde River in Glasgow.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC's hunt for a new president of its news division has gone beyond not only the company, but the country as well. The position of NBC News president has been open since last month when Steve Capus departed after almost eight years in the job. Among the more interesting names to surface as a successor to Capus is Deborah Turness, the news editor for Britain's ITV Network. People close to the search said NBC News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel is intrigued by Turness. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Turness is the latest executive to emerge as a potential Capus successor.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2011 | James Rainey
Too bad a little shaky ground on the East Coast seized the better part of the news cycle Tuesday, because the real earthquake had already hit half a world away. And as Libyan rebels pushed into Moammar Kadafi's compound, cable television provided a riveting, front-row seat. If you didn't get enough sense of moment seeing Alex Crawford of Britain's Sky News or Sara Sidner of CNN marching into Kadafi's once-seemingly invulnerable stronghold, then surely the danger and stakes came through as CNN's Matthew Chance told of being held hostage — short on power, food and water — with a group of journalists inside Tripoli's most luxurious hotel, the Rixos.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
News Corp. has received the backing of a key British official, moving one step closer to taking control of British Sky Broadcasting. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday that he was inclined to accept News Corp.'s proposal to spin off Sky News into a separate company to address concerns about the editorial independence of the 24-hour news operation. A final favorable decision, pending a 15-day public comment period, would avoid a lengthy and costly regulatory review by Britain's Competition Commission, analysts said.
WORLD
August 14, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
A cameraman for the British broadcaster Sky News and a reporter for a United Arab Emirates-based newspaper were among scores killed Wednesday in Egypt, where security forces clashed with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Sky News said Mick Deane, 61, was shot while covering the disturbances in Cairo, where troops stormed two protest camps. “Despite receiving medical treatment for his injuries, he died shortly afterwards,” Sky said in a statement. “None of the other members of the Sky News team were injured in the incident.” Gulf News reported that Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz was shot near Cairo's Rabaa al Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters have been camped out for more than a month.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Simon Cowell egged - it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an operatic duo, a woman in a black dress popped up on stage with a carton of eggs and began hurling them toward the judges, Cowell especially, landing a few before security hustled her away. After the performance, Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy could be seen removing his jacket, which was presumably covered with goo. (See the video above.)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC's hunt for a new president of its news division has gone beyond not only the company, but the country as well. The position of NBC News president has been open since last month when Steve Capus departed after almost eight years in the job. Among the more interesting names to surface as a successor to Capus is Deborah Turness, the news editor for Britain's ITV Network. People close to the search said NBC News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel is intrigued by Turness. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Turness is the latest executive to emerge as a potential Capus successor.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
LONDON -- Our friends over at Yahoo (Fourth-Place Medal) unearthed this wildly entertaining clip of the unsuspecting Sky News reporter at the London Olympics who was caught off guard by a big kiss on the cheek from a female spectator. Cheeky, indeed. The reporter, who was in the middle of his stand-up remote, handled the crazy moment quite well and had a good laugh after she sprinted up from behind him. The fan, wearing a English soccer jersey, said: "Thank you!" before planting the kiss.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2011 | James Rainey
Too bad a little shaky ground on the East Coast seized the better part of the news cycle Tuesday, because the real earthquake had already hit half a world away. And as Libyan rebels pushed into Moammar Kadafi's compound, cable television provided a riveting, front-row seat. If you didn't get enough sense of moment seeing Alex Crawford of Britain's Sky News or Sara Sidner of CNN marching into Kadafi's once-seemingly invulnerable stronghold, then surely the danger and stakes came through as CNN's Matthew Chance told of being held hostage — short on power, food and water — with a group of journalists inside Tripoli's most luxurious hotel, the Rixos.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
News Corp. has received the backing of a key British official, moving one step closer to taking control of British Sky Broadcasting. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday that he was inclined to accept News Corp.'s proposal to spin off Sky News into a separate company to address concerns about the editorial independence of the 24-hour news operation. A final favorable decision, pending a 15-day public comment period, would avoid a lengthy and costly regulatory review by Britain's Competition Commission, analysts said.
WORLD
July 9, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Nigerian gunmen released a British preschooler who had been kidnapped in the country's oil-rich south. Margaret Hill, 3, was reunited with her parents. Her father, Mike Hill, told Sky News that no ransom was paid. Hill said his daughter was hungry and covered with mosquito bites. Kidnappers seized Margaret while the car taking her to school idled in traffic Thursday in Port Harcourt. They stabbed her driver as he tried to protect her.
MAGAZINE
July 25, 2004 | Martin J. Smith, Martin J. Smith is a senior editor at the magazine and the coauthor of "POPLORICA: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore That Shaped Modern America."
The lifeless body of Marvin Heemeyer was still at the controls of his Jurassic bulldozer when the strange chatter began. For the preceding 90 minutes he'd behaved like an imperious child who didn't get his way, avenging his wounded pride by trying to raze 13 buildings in the rustic mountain town of Granby, Colo. But almost as soon as he'd ended the rampage by putting a bullet through his head, the former muffler shop magnate was attracting admirers. Not in Granby, of course.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|