The top editor at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones and a confidant of News Corp's chairman and chief executive, Rupert Murdoch, will become chief executive of the media conglomerate's newly spun-off publishing company. Thomson will run the separate, publicly traded company, which will include the WSJ, HarperCollins and a suite of television assets in Australia. Thomson took over at the WSJ in 2008, soon after News Corp bought it.
Prince William and Kate
Britain's royal couple are expecting their first child. St James's Palace was forced to announce the pregnancy because the Duchess of Cambridge - formerly known as Kate Middleton - was admitted to a London hospital with a severe form of morning sickness. The 30-year-old duchess went home on Thursday, saying she felt "much better". The child will make history. Regardless of its sex it will be behind William in the line of succession to the throne.
The Brazilian jockey rode his heart out to win two legs of the Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley last week and take the crown. Moreira, who holds race records in Singapore, pipped the favourite Zac Purton to take the richest prize ever offered for a jockey championship. He also hinted he might consider moving to Hong Kong to ride.