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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Intel plans set-top box

INTEL says it will sell a set-top box that brings internet-delivered movies and shows to a TV set this year.

Erik Huggers, general manager of Intel Media, said the company planned to sell a box that would offer "a vastly superior experience" to today's cable boxes. There are various boxes that bring internet content to TV sets but Intel wants to go make its box and streaming service a replacement for cable.

Final fry kills grill king

THE unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died – of a heart attack. John Alleman (52) collapsed while waiting at a bus stop in front of the well-known diner.

The medically themed restaurant is famous for its huge hamburgers, extra-fat milkshakes and fries cooked in lard. It uses the tagline "taste worth dying for".

Four die in plane crash

AT LEAST four people were killed when a plane carrying 45 passengers and crew crash-landed in fog in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, officials said.

The plane overshot the runway at Donetsk airport as it attempted to execute an emergency landing and broke up, the Interfax news agency said. Most of the passengers were travelling to the Champions League clash between the Ukrainian home team Shakhtar and Germany's Borussia Dortmund.

Journalists arrested

SIX former 'News of the World' journalists have been arrested under a new police investigation into phone hacking. Jules Stenson, Matt Nixson, Rav Singh, Jane Atkinson, Polly Graham and Rachel Richardson were all held over a suspected conspiracy that took place between 2005 and 2006.

Ms Richardson and Ms Atkinson both work for 'The Sun'. Detectives now plan to speak to people that may have been victims of the suspected phone hacking.

West goes south

BBC drama 'The Hour', which starred Dominic West and Ben Whishaw, is to be axed after two seasons.

The programme was set in a 1950s newsroom. Despite acclaim, ratings dropped on its second run, down from the two million-plus who saw the first season. West recently signed up for another BBC show, playing actor Richard Burton for a BBC4 biopic.

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