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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 14 Sep 2012

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Islam film row
1. SUDAN PROTESTERS STORM BRITISH EMBASSY
Sudanese police have fired tear gas at protesters after they attacked the British and German embassies in Khartoum. It is the latest in a wave of protests against a US-made anti-Islam film sweeping the Arab world. Libya claims to have made arrests relating to the killing of the US ambassador at the consulate in Benghazi.
Kate photos
2. KATE 'SADDENED' BY TOPLESS PICTURES
St James's Palace has responded to the publication of topless photographs of Kate Middleton by the French edition of the magazine Closer, saying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge "have been hugely saddened" by "a grotesque and totally unjustifiable" invasion of privacy. Closer says the photos were taken while Kate sunbathed on holiday with Prince William in the south of France before their Far East tour.
Hillsborough
3. HILLSBOROUGH: TOP COP INVESTIGATED
The conduct of Sir Norman Bettison, now chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, is to be investigated by the police authority committee following the Hillsborough cover-up revelations. Bettison was an off-duty inspector with South Yorkshire Police who attended the Hillsborough game and took part in an internal inquiry afterwards. He says he has nothing to hide.
Annecy shootings
4. ANNECY ORPHAN ZAINAB RETURNS TO UK
Zainab al-Hilli, the girl orphaned by a brutal attack near Lake Annecy in which a gunman murdered her father Saad, mother Iqbal and grandmother Suhail al-Allaf, is on her way home to the UK after being released by a French hospital. Zainab, 7, was bludgeoned over the head in the attack. Police hope she will be able to help with the investigation when she is interviewed formally.
Tour of Britain
5. BRADLEY WIGGINS OUT OF TOUR OF BRITAIN
Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Tour of Britain because of a stomach bug, Team Sky has announced. The only British cyclist with a realistic chance of overhauling race leader Leigh Howard by the time the race finishes on Sunday is Jonathan Tiernan-Locke of the Endura Racing team, who was 24 seconds behind at the beginning of today's stage.
6. REPORT: MPS PLOT TO REMOVE CAMERON
David Cameron was under fresh pressure last night after the Spectator magazine reported that 14 Tory MPs have backed calls to remove him. The rebels have written to Graham Brady, chairman of the party’s backbench 1922 Committee, demanding a leadership challenge. Brady said: “Nobody but me would know whether it’s true and I haven’t spoken to anyone”.
7. CHIEF CONSTABLE OF CUMBRIA SUSPENDED
The Chief Constable of Cumbria, Stuart Hyde, has been suspended while claims against him of serious misconduct are investigated. Hyde was only temporary, having replaced Craig Mackey who was chief constable at the time of the gun rampage by Derrick Bird, who killed 12 people in June 2010. "This is an isolated matter," said the Cumbria Police Authority.
Computer virus
8. COMPUTERS INFECTED WITH VIRUSES IN FACTORIES
A Microsoft investigation has found that malware, including viruses, are being installed in PCs on factory production lines by cybercriminals. Buying and testing computers in China, investigators discovered viruses including Nitol, which facilitates access to bank accounts.
Religion
9. RABBI SLAMS DAWKINS 'ANTI-SEMITIC' PHRASE
The Chief Rabbi has accused atheist Professor Richard Dawkins of using an "anti-Semitic stereotype" in his best-selling book The God Delusion by saying the God of the Old Testament was "the most unpleasant character in all fiction". Dawkins dismissed the allegation as "ridiculous" and said he was not "anti-Jewish" just "anti-God".
Film
10. HOT TICKET: HOPE FOR STREEP AND JONES
Midlife romantic comedy Hope Springs opens in UK cinemas today. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play a staid middle-aged couple trying to revive a stale marriage at a relationship counselling retreat. “Excruciatingly funny”, says Empire. “Among Streep’s greatest performances,” says Salon.