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  1. Headlines From BBCnews.com 2. Artist Emin may quit UK over tax <ul><li>Artist Tracey Emin has said she is thinking of leaving the UK in protest about being…
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  • 1. Headlines From BBCnews.com
  • 2. Artist Emin may quit UK over tax <ul><li>Artist Tracey Emin has said she is thinking of leaving the UK in protest about being overtaxed. </li></ul><ul><li>In a Sunday Times interview she said she was &quot;very seriously considering leaving Britain,&quot; adding: &quot;I'm simply not willing to pay tax at 50%.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The government's 50p tax rate for incomes of more than £150,000 will be introduced in April. </li></ul><ul><li>Emin said she is considering France because she thinks it has lower taxes and appreciates the arts more. </li></ul><ul><li>She said: &quot;So much here is simply not working now. The taxes are too high, there aren't enough incentives to work hard, and our politicians have put me off. We're paying through the nose for everything.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 3. US economic power 'is declining' <ul><li>US economic power is declining as a result of the financial crisis, the head of the World Bank has said. &quot;One of the legacies of this crisis may be recognition of changed economic power relations,&quot; said World Bank president Robert Zoellick. The US, the world's biggest economy, has been in recession for almost two years, while emerging economies like China and Brazil have grown. This may help bring about a long-term rebalancing of the world economy. </li></ul>
  • 4. Online advertising 'overtakes TV' <ul><li>Online advertising spending in the UK has overtaken television expenditure for the first time, a report has said. </li></ul><ul><li>Online spending grew 4.6% to £1.752bn in the first half of 2009, while TV spending shrank 16.1% to £1.639bn. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall advertising fell 16% compared with the same period in 2008, said the study by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail campaigns, classified adverts, display ads and search marketing are all classed as online advertising. </li></ul>
  • 5. Half of babies 'will live to 100' <ul><li>More than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live to 100 years, researchers say. </li></ul><ul><li>The study, published in The Lancet journal, also says the extra years are spent with less serious disability. </li></ul><ul><li>Data from more than 30 developed countries shows that since 1950 the probability of surviving past 80 years of age has doubled for both sexes. </li></ul><ul><li>One expert said healthy behaviours for all ages were the key to enjoying living a long life. </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Kaare Christensen, of the Danish Ageing Research Centre at the University of Southern Denmark, who led the study, said life expectancy had been increasing since 1840 and there was no sign of this trend slowing down. </li></ul>
  • 6. Spielberg staff find stolen art <ul><li>A stolen painting has been found at Steven Spielberg's home 18 years after the US filmmaker unwittingly bought it. Spielberg's staff spotted an FBI theft notice last week and realized it was in their employer's collection. Norman Rockwell's Russian Schoolroom was bought by Spielberg in 1989 from a legitimate dealer, the FBI said. The painting was stolen in 1973 from an exhibition in Missouri. The FBI estimate the work could be worth $700,000 (£360,000). Spielberg is co-operating with the FBI and will keep hold of the painting until its &quot;disposition can be determined&quot;, the FBI said. The work features a group of children in a classroom with a bust of Vladimir Lenin. </li></ul>
  • 7. Women 'doubt men will take pill' <ul><li>A university report has claimed that while men welcomed a male contraceptive pill, women said their partners could not be trusted to take one regularly. A Teesside University team questioned 380 people about their attitude to the male pill, which is still under test. Writing in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, Ms Eberhardt said: &quot;Once the male pill is widely available, promotional campaigns could target not only men but also their female partners, as they tend to come into contact with health services more frequently. She told BBC News that men, particularly in the north east, were often reluctant to discuss health matters and women were afraid their male partners would forget to take the pill regularly. Her study also revealed that men in stable sexual relationships were more positive about the male pill than those in casual sexual relationships. </li></ul>
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