Thames fireworks The big event for New Year's Eve 2007 is once again a free fireworks display on the South Bank of the Thames.
The display will start after Big Ben chimes midnight and will mark the dawn of the new year for around 350,000 people, as well as millions more watching on BBC1.
The best places to watch the display are from Westminster Bridge and the north embankment, opposite the London Eye.
BRISTOL: New Year's Eve Gala For a traditional experience, Bristol's Colston Hall is hosting an evening with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets cost £23.
CARDIFF: Admiral Family Fireshow A free event in Bute Park, in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, will feature displays from circus performers, acrobats and pyrotechnics from Cirque Bijou.
GLASGOW: George Square Hogmanay Party Music provided indie rock band The View and Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald. Tickets (£10) available on 08444 77 77 00.
EDINBURGH: Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens Kasabian, Idlewild and Calvin Harris performing live in Princes Street Gardens. Tickets are £37.50, available from the venue.
NEWCASTLE: Fireworks display Newcastle's Foreshore Park puts on fireworks display, live entertainment and fairground rides.
MANCHESTER: CBeebies Live For a family-friendly New Year's Eve, the event at the MEN Arena features Teletubbies, Postman Pat and Bob the Builder Tickets available online or from the arena box office.
LIVERPOOL: New Year service The Love & Joy Gospel Choir will be singing at this free event at the Anglican Cathedral, at the dawn of the city's year as European Capital of Culture. Doors open at 10.30pm.
Thames fireworks The big event for New Year's Eve 2007 is once again a free fireworks display on the South Bank of the Thames.
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The sixth, and final, Byler baby left the hospital in time for a day of giving thanks.
The last of the Byler sextuplets made it home Wednesday evening, giving even more meaning to his parents' Thanksgiving holiday.
Charlie Craig Byler, weighing 6 1/2 pounds, left All Children's Hospital after a news conference at which Ben and Karoline Byler showed off his five siblings.
"I'm exhausted," said Karoline, the mother of Florida's first surviving sextuplets.
Charlie, who weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces at birth, was breathing through an oxygen tube when he left the hospital, but that's not unusual, said Dr. Danilo Escoto, a neonatologist at All Children's. Some babies need extra oxygen for months, but Charlie's lungs should grow normally, he said.
"When you say you've come a long way, baby," Escoto said, "this baby has come a long way."
The Bylers' new silver 10-passenger van rolled up to their Wesley Chapel home about 6 p.m.
"It usually takes 20 or 30 minutes to get them out, and it's crazy," Karoline said.
One by one, each car seat was taken inside. Ryan was the first to start crying for dinner. Karoline fed him a bottle, while Ben did diaper duty and helped feed the others using foam bottle props, which prop a bottle in their mouths so they can eat without mom and dad.
Four-year-old big sister Zoe even got in on the act, feeding her little sister, MacKenzie.
The babies, born Sept. 1, aren't even 3 months old yet, but already their personalities are emerging.
"Jackson's the drama queen," joked Karoline. "He cries constantly and wants to be cuddled."
Ryan cries when he's hungry, but once fed, "he never makes a peep." MacKenzie is also "really mellow," while Eli is "big and strong and eats a lot." Then there's Brady, the whiner. "He has a really loud scream; it sounds like he's hoarse."
Karoline, 29, and Ben, 30, became parents to the six babies after using infertility treatments in an effort to give Zoe a sibling.
Ben, who has been sharing night duty since he has been on leave from his job, said it takes its toll. "You can't remember things," he said. "You're not yourself."
Several members of Karoline and Ben's church have volunteered to come by to help out next week. They'll be especially welcome, Karoline said, since Ben will be returning to work Monday after taking a month off.
As Karoline fed a baby and the others rocked and cried in their swings, Ben did an interview. He reflected on how far the family has come since the ultrasound showed six babies.
Some doctors advised the Bylers to remove some of the fetuses to give the remaining ones a better chance to survive. The Bylers, who are Catholic, said they decided against that based on faith. "We prayed to the Lord every night," Ben said. "We've been blessed. We're ecstatic about the choice we made."
An Indonesian fisherman who feared that he would be killed by tree-like growths covering his body has been given hope of recovery by an American doctor - and Vitamin A.
Dede, now 35, baffled medical experts when warty "roots" began growing out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident.
The welts spread across his body unchecked and soon he was left unable to carry out everyday household tasks.
Sacked from his job and deserted by his wife, Dede has been raising his two children - now in their late teens - in poverty, resigned to the fact that local doctors had no cure for his condition.
To make ends meet he even joined a local "freak show", parading in front of a paying audience alongside victims of other peculiar diseases.Although supported by his extended family, he was often a target of abuse and ridicule in his rural fishing village.
But now an American dermatology expert who flew out to Dede's home village south of the capital Jakarta claims to have identified his condition, and proposed a treatment that could transform his life.
After testing samples of the lesions and Dede's blood, Dr Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland concluded that his affliction is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a fairly common infection that usually causes small warts to develop on sufferers.
Dede's problem is that he has a rare genetic fault that impedes his immune system, meaning his body is unable to contain the warts.
The virus was therefore able to "hijack the cellular machinery of his skin cells", ordering them to produce massive amounts of the substance that caused the tree-like growths known as "cutaneous horns" on his hands and feet.
Dede's counts of a key type of white blood cell are so low that Dr Gaspari initially suspected he may have the Aids virus.
But tests showed he did not, and it became clear that Dede's immune condition was something far rarer and more mysterious.
Warts aside, he had enjoyed remarkable good health throughout his life - which would not be expected of someone with a suppressed immune system - and neither his parents nor his siblings have shown signs of developing lesions.
"The likelihood of having his deficiency is less than one in a million," Dr Gaspari told the Telegraph.
Dr Gaspari, who became involved in the case through a Discovery Channel documentary, believes that Dede's condition can be largely cleared up by a daily doses of a synthetic form of Vitamin A, which has been shown to arrest the growth of warts in severe cases of HPV.
"He won't have a perfectly normal body but the warts should reduce in size to the point where he could use his hands," Dr Gaspari said.
"Over the course of three to six months the warts should be come smaller and fewer in number. He will be living a more normal life."
The most resilient warts could then be frozen off and the growths on his hands and feet surgically removed.
Dr Gaspari hopes to get the necessary drugs free of charge from pharmaceutical firms. They would then be administered by Indonesian doctors under his supervision.
Still intrigued by the origins of Dede's peculiar immune condition, the doctor would like to fly him to the United States for further examination, but fears the financial and bureaucratic barriers would prove too difficult to overcome.
"I would like to bring him to the US to run tests on where his immune condition has come from, but I would need funding and to get him a visa as well as someone to cover the costs of the tests," he said.
"I've never seen anything like this in my entire career."
There are scores of eligible Google millionaires, but as of next month, both its famed billionaire founders appear to be taken.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, co-founder Larry Page will marry his girlfriend, Lucinda Southworth, at an undisclosed location during the weekend of December 8. Guests have been advised to have their pasSports available to travel internationally, the newspaper said.
Earlier this month, Silicon Valley celebrity gossip site valleywag.com reported that the two would marry on Necker Island, the Caribbean hideaway owned by Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson, on Dec. 7.
Since 2003, Southworth has been a doctoral student in biomedical informatics at Stanford University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and holds a master's of science from Oxford University. Southworth did not respond to requests for comment. A Google spokesperson declined to confirm the engagement.
Page, 34, co-founded the now famed search company in 1998 with Stanford University classmate Sergey Brin.
Since the firm went public in 2004, its stock has skyrocketed to nearly $750 a share and it has become one of the world's most highly valued Companies. Following a week of rocky trading, shares closed at $660.55, up 4.5 percent on Tuesday. Page and Brin were co-ranked at No. 5 this year in Forbes' 400 list of U.S. billionaires. Each is estimated to have a net worth of $18.5 billion.
In May, Brin married his longtime girlfriend, Anne Wojcicki, on a sandbar in the Bahamas.
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When the master batsman fell for 97 in the fourth cricket ODI against Pakistan in Gwalior, it was the 23rd time in Tests and ODIs that he has got out in the 90s. In ODIs, he has got out in the 90s as many as 16 times and in Tests seven times. He has 78 centuries to his credit -- 41 in ODIs and 37 in Tests, and the 23 missed ones would have taken his tally to 101. Unbelievably, he has fallen in the 90s seven times this year.
"Well, these things happen. What is most satisfying for me is that we won both the match and the series," he said after India clinched a ODI series triumph over Pakistan on home soil after 24 years by winning the fourth ODI by six wickets. "I guess I got into this wrong habit of getting out in the 90's. But for me, what matters and counts most is that India won," he said.
The 42nd century is turning out to be jinxed for Tendulkar who has fallen in the 'nervous 90s' for six times this year (19 matches), and second time in the ongoing series. He fell short by just one run on three occasions.
Incidentally, it was Umar Gul again who denied him a century in Mohali, removing him for 99 in the second match there. Tendulkar faced a similar problem at the start of his ODI career and it took him 79 matches to score his first century that came almost after five years since the start of his career. But once he scored his first ton -- against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo in the Singer World series -- he scored centuries at will.
Shell Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest
To scoop the competition's top prize for budding wildlife photographers, Briton Patrick Corning didn't even have to leave his family's rented villa while on vacation in Costa Rica last year.
Patrick, 11, took this photo from his balcony as a trio of squirrel monkeys played and hunted for fruit in nearby trees.
“I think it is cute how one of the monkeys is pulling another one's ear,” he said in a statement. “I remember thinking to the monkeys, Don't move!”
Squirrel monkeys are native to Mexico as well as Central and South America. They live in large groups, splitting off into smaller foraging parties during the day to hunt for insects, fruit, and seeds.
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