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May 25, 2012

LATEST World News, May 25, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, May 25, 2012
TIME (blog)
By | May 25, 2012 | + President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao arrive for a bilateral meeting in Seoul on March 26, 2012. Bo Fallout - Reuters reports (exclusively) that Chinese President Hu Jintao has demanded senior Communist ...
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TIME (blog)
SpaceX Dragon capsule makes historic arrival at space station
Washington Post
May. 25, 2012 - The International Space Station captures the SpaceX Dragon capsule, which is delivering a half-ton of supplies. The unmanned craft becomes the first private vessel to visit the space station. (NASA TV/The Washington Post) Correction: ...
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WIKILEAKS News, May 25, 2012

US slammed over access denial to Wikileaks suspect
P.M. News
Earlier proceedings against him at the same base in December 2011 were conducted “largely outside the public view,” those who signed Friday's petition said Posted by pmnews 2 hours ago on May 25, 2012, 8:27 pm. Filed under News, World.
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In conversation with Steve Coll
The Deal Pipeline
by Claire Poole | Published May 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM Steve Coll has had a fascinating journalism career, from writer and contributing editor at California magazine to various positions at The Washington Post, including feature writer for the Style ...
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UNITED NATIONS News, May 25, 2012

UN rights chief: Suspend Zimbabwe sanctions
U-T San Diego
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, center, addresses a press conference in Harare, Friday, May, 25, 2012. UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said Friday they were discouraging foreign investment and having other ...
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Photos: Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom 25th anniversary
Denver Post
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: US military veterans lay a wreath at the grave of an unknown Union soldier who died during the Civil War at the Congressional Cemetery May 25, 2012in Washington, DC.
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TORONTO STAR News, May 25, 2012

ole Inks Co-Pub and Worldwide Admin Deal With CountryStar/Songwriter/Actor ...
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. ole has concluded a futures Co-Pub and worldwide legacy catalogue administration deal with award-winning Canadian country ...
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Nelson champ Jason Dufner takes lead at Colonial
Fort Worth Star Telegram
17 during round two of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Friday, May 25, 2012. Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley Talking on the #2 tee is early tournament leader Jason Dufner, playing partners Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar. Jason Dufner talks to the ...
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TIME Magazine News, May 25, 2012

Eurovision 2012: The Babushki Make It To The Final
(Vano Shlamov / AFP/Getty Images) This week, Europeans can forget about the debt crisis and politics for a moment, and throw themselves into rooting for their home country or favorite artist. Eurovision 2012 is under way, and about half a billion ...
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Maria Shriver, Michael Lewis on 'Meet the Press'; Douglas Brinkley on 'Face ...
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images ***Maria Shriver and author Michael Lewis discuss commencement speeches on NBC's “Meet the Press.” The program starts at 9 am on WESH-Channel 2. The headline guests are Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., ...
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Fukushima: Scientists Warn of Increased Nuclear Radiation Risks
Daily Disruption
Another recent story published in Scientific American, finds California kelp contaminated with elevated levels of radioactive iodine. A review from the Max-Planck Society estimates that the risks of another serious nuclear accident are significantly ...
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Visualize and Score… BIG!
Scientific American (blog)
She began writing about vision science on her blog,ScienceHidden in Plain Sight, in 2008. Links to her previous contributions to Scientific American's guest blog can be found here. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter. Follow on Twitter @murphyod.
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REUTERS World News, Mar 25, 2012

H2O Innovation: Professional Water Technologies holds first annual ...
Professional Water Technologies products obtain REACH compliance, opening European market Quebec City, QC, May 25, 2012 - (TSXV: HEO) - H2O Innovation Inc. ("H2O Innovation" or the "Company") announces that its Professional Water Technologies' team ...
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Defensives push European shares up against bleak backdrop
* FTSEurofirst up 0.2 percent * Defensives gain as Europe woes intensify * Bankia shares suspended, more funds needed * Disorderly Greek exit could hit shares hard - SG By David Brett LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Drugmakers and utilities were among the ...
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NBC News, May 25, 2012

The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, May 25, 2012
ABC News (blog)
The Note's Must-Reads are a round-up of today's political headlines andstories from ABC News and the top US newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at ABC News' Devin Dwyer: “President Obama Accuses Mitt Romney of 'Cow-Pie ...
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NFL games top-rated prime-time show of TV season
Palm Beach Post
By AP | TV | May 25, 2012 A sports series is the most-watched prime-time show for an entire television season for the first time. The NFL said Thursday that “Sunday Night Football” averaged the most viewers for the 2011-12 season. The games on NBC ...
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Boy, 14, wins National Geographic Bee on Bavaria question
May 25, 2012 (WASHINGTON) -- In the end, it came down to an educated guess as to which Bavarian city located on the Danube River was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806. And with that, 14-year-old Rahul Nagvekar took the top ...
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Indian-Americans sweep this year's National Geographic Bee
PTI | 03:05 PM,May 25,2012 From Lalit K Jha Washington, May 25 (PTI) Indian-American students have swept the prestigious National Geographic Bee, bagging the top four positions of this year's tough national competition, where US President Barack Obama ...
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FASHION Models News, May 25, 2012

Monster Brings Unprecedented Audio Performance and Style to Europe with the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MONACO, May 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monster, the global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance headphones, is dramatically raising the bar for headphone sound and style at this year's Monaco Grand Prix, introducing three ...
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Euro's parachute drop has no end - The Buzz
... Monica May 25, 2012: 12:57 PM ET So much for the euro currency holding up well versus the dollar. The euro has plunged 5% in the past month. That's like a 50% move for a stock. Sleepy currencies don't often move that sharply in such quick fashion.
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LONDON OLYMPICS News, May 25, 2012

Olympic mystery: Where is the London cauldron?
The Olympian
By DANICA KIRKA | AP • Published May 25, 2012 LONDON – London's Olympic Stadium is ready, with a pristine track, a well-manicured grassy field and rows of gleaming seats to welcome 80000 fans. But one thing is clearly missing. Where's the cauldron that ...
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Usain Bolt wins 100 at Golden Spike in 10.04
Kansas City Star
... 100m race at the Golden Spike Athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Friday, May 25, 2012. OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Usain Bolt won the 100 meters at the Golden Spike meet Friday, his first victory in Europe leading to the London Olympics.
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LIBYA News, May 25, 2012

Libya's PM says ex-intelligence chief knows who killed PC Yvonne Fletcher
The Guardian
Asked whether her killer was most probably still alive and inLibya, Keib said: "I leave this to the investigation." He urged Downing Street to help Libya extricate Senussi from Mauritania, where he fled last year. Senussi is MuammarGaddafi's ...
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The Guardian
Yvonne Fletcher memorial: Libyan prime minister Abdurrahim El-Keib lays wreath
Daily Mail
David Cameron said the visit was a 'really positive step forward' in the inquiry into the 1984 killing of the officer, who was shot dead as she policed an anti-Gaddafi demonstration outside the Libyan Embassy in London. Her killing triggered an 11 day ...
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INTERNET News, May 25, 2012

Vend Raises $2 Million, Announces Key Partnership with PayPal
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
With over 11000 registered accounts in more than 80 countries, the company already processes more than 1 million transactions a month, and is set to continue rapid global growth throughout 2012. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 San Francisco ...
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7 Key Mobile Experience Trends & Topics from Adobe's Kevin Cochrane
By Barb Mosher Zinck (@bmosherzinck) May 25, 2012 Mobile is the topic at the top of the list for just about every organizations customer experience strategy. What things does Adobe VP of Enterprise Marketing, Kevin Cochrane, see and hear most from his ...
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FRANCHISE News, May 25, 2012

Homework a Must for Investors To Make the Grade in Real Estate Market
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Experts say low home prices combined with low interest rates make this the best time in years to become a real-estate investor. While the timing might be right, investors need to understand all the costs ...
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5 things to know: 25 May 2012
Hotel News Now
Overall, franchised businesses are not a major benefactor of Small Business Association lending. However, hotel franchisees appear to be an anomaly, according to Mike Rozman, co-president and chief strategy officer of BoeFly, an online marketplace that ...
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FORBES News, May 25, 2012

Property4East introduces Laucala Island (former owner Malcolm Forbes) for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Luxembourg, Netherlands, May 25, 2012 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- CORRECTION: Correct spelling of company name Property4East in headline. Passion, exclusivity, service and privacy is something that we constantly guarantee, says Ivonka Kirov, ...
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Romney's Revealing (semi-Keynesian) Slip
Daily Beast
by Michael Tomasky May 25, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Halperin: Why not in the first year, if you're elected — why not in 2013, go all the way and propose the kind of budget with spending restraints, that you'd like to see after four years in office?
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EARTHQUAKE News, Mar 25, 2012

Earthquake rattles New Zealand city; no injuries
Huffington Post
May 25, 2012 12:14 AM EST | AP CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A magnitude-4.7 earthquake has rattled the quake-weary New Zealand city of Christchurch. There are no initial reports of serious injuries or damage. Authorities closed down the downtown part ...
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Tibetan Village Project Helps Family Recover after Devastating YushuEarthquake
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Non-profit organization Tibetan Village Project (TVP) has helped a Tibetan family rebuild their lives after the Yushu earthquake devastated their family and destroyed their business. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 25, 2012Tibetan Village Project, ...
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DIED, May 25, 2012

Die hard Zeppelin fan dies
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Posted: May 25, 2012 7:15 AM by AP BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) - He was known as George Blackburn for most of his life, but after his divorce last fall he wanted to start life over. So Blackburn changed his name to Led Zeppelin II.
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3rd person dies after murder suspects' car crashes
Central Florida News 13
A total of three people have now died after a car crashed into a canal while trying to outrun Orlando police Thursday, May 24, 2012. Two other people in the car were in critical condition as of Friday morning, May 25, 2012. Five men, all 18 years old, ...
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CBS World News, May 25, 2012

Dragon capsule arrives at ISS in historic first for space travel
This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft, top, after Dragon was grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the International Space Station, Friday, May 25, 2012. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week ...
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So Bryan Boy <em>Is</em> Joining the Cast of <em>America's Next Top Model</em>?
By Dhani Mau Friday, May 25, 2012 / 9:12 AM Page Six reported the rumor about a month ago, along with the sudden dismissal of longtime cast members Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander–which turned out to be true. BryanBoy denied the rumor to us, ...
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CARIBBEAN News, May 25, 2012

'Pirates' star Keira Knightley is engaged
Tucson Citizen
by USA TODAY feed on May. 25, 2012, under USA TODAY News Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley said “Yes” when her boyfriend of more than a year, James Righton, asked if she'd be his wife, her publicist says. The British beauty, 27, ...
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Actress Keira Knightley to wed musician Righton
Columbus Dispatch
Associated Press Friday May 25, 2012 12:09 PM Keira Knightley starred in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies and was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice." Keira Knightley, the glamorous ...
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