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Jun 29, 2012

LATEST World News, Jun 29, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, June 29, 2012
Changing Fortunes? -- Reuters notes a surge both in Asian shares and the euro following the agreement by Eurozone members at the E.U. summit over bond support for Spain and Italy.
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 "Every day 1.3 million people in India (of which more than 80% are Dalit women) are forced to clean human excrement with their bare hands for little to no wages, a practice called manual scavenging. On June 17, 2011, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India referred to manual scavenging as "one of the darkest blots on [India's] development process" and asked all state Ministers in his country to pledge to eliminate this scourge from every corner of India in the next six months, by the end of 2011.
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UNITED NATIONS News, Jun 29, 2012

Pakistan: Afghanistan Refugees To Be Deported
Huffington Post
Afghan refugees wait for transport to leave for Afghanistan at a repatriation center run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on World Refugee Day, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) ...
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Tidal Evidence Suggests Water Sloshes Beneath Titan's Icy Crust
Scientific American
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REUTERS World News, Jun 29, 2012

Syria crisis: Assad vows to 'annihilate terrorists' - Friday 29June 2012
The Guardian
... from Reuters on the talks in Geneva (see 4.42pm): Senior officials from major powers and regional players failed on Friday to overcome differences on a plan for political transition in Syria put forward by mediator Kofi Annan, as Russia continued ...
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NBC News, Jun 29, 2012

The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, June 29, 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 U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at Compiled by ABC News' Jayce Henderson and Amanda VanAllen ...
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LONDON OLYMPICS News, Jun 29, 2012

Serena looking for a golden time in London Olympics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Firing an ominous verbal volley to her Olympicrivals, Serena Williams says she is anxious to seize the one piece of serious hardware yet to adorn her trophy case: a gold medal in. ...WASHINGTON | Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:32pm EDT ...
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LIBYA News, Jun 29, 2012

RPT- Democracy a learning process as Libya set to vote
Under Gaddafi political parties were banned* Voters ask basics of process* More than 3000 candidates runningBy Hadeel Al ShalchiTRIPOLI,June 28 (Reuters) - In the small courtyard of akindergarten.
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INTERNET News, Jun 29, 2012

A battle for Internet freedom as UN meeting nears
San Francisco Chronicle
(06-22) 12:45 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations... ... FILE - In this April 13, 2012 ...
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FRANCHISE News, Jun 29, 2012

Thoughts on Sixers Draft Haul of Moe Harkless and Arnett Moultrie
Liberty Ballers
Or they could be franchise cornerstones. Regardless, their selections represent a different line of thinking from the previously-stale ways of the Sixers front office. We'll have more specific thoughts on everything in the coming days, but for now I ...
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FORBES News, Jun 29, 2012

Key Risks Not Being Continually Monitored: Deloitte Survey
Technology Digital (press release)
NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Deloitte and ForbesInsights survey reveals that fewer than 25 percent of executives report that their organizations continuously monitor risk. While the majority of respondents anticipated that the global ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, Jun 29, 2012

June US new-car sales seen highest in 5 years
DETROIT (Reuters) - The deteriorating European markets have led auto industry executives to worry about possible contagion spreading across the Atlantic, but June new-car sales in the United States are. ... DETROIT | FriJun 29, 2012 1:17pm EDT ...
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DIED, Jun 29, 2012

Girl, 11, Electrocuted in Putt-Putt Golf Pond
An 11-year-old girl was electrocuted at a putt-putt golf course in Florida, an accident that's likely to result in a wrongful death lawsuit.Ashton Jojo of Latham, N.Y., had just ... Oldest sound recording resurrected Thu, Jun 282012. EU leaders start ...
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CBS World News, Jun 29, 2012

High court agrees no indecency fine for CBS "wardrobe malfunction"
Jackson's right breast briefly exposed during 2004 SuperBowl* Chief Justice says wardrobe malfunction strains credulity* CBS says it is gratified episode is finally overBy James ViciniWASHINGTON, ... Fri Jun 29, 201211:47pm IST. * Jackson's right ...
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CARIBBEAN News, Jun 29, 2012

FEATURE-Olympics-Times edge closer to perfection point
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - A mythical athlete from theCaribbean clocks 8.99 seconds over 100 metres in the year 2909.Some centuries earlier, in 2245, ... Hong Kong's dirty habits Wed, Jun 27 2012. Court finds Kim Dotcom raid illegal Wed, Jun 27 2012 ...
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BBC World News, Jan 29, 2012

Why did the French (Minitel) not conquer the on-line world ? (blog)
A blog about UK politics and the information society. Why did the French (Minitel) not conquer the on-line world ? By Philip Virgo on June 28, 20127:30 PM | No Comments | No TrackBacks. | More ... It was better than theBBC article implies because the ...
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ASIA News, Jun 29, 2012

TEXT-Fitch:Asia-Pacific monthly June 2012 - highlights
The following statement was released by the rating agency)June 29 - Fitch Ratings has published the latest edition of its Asia-Pacific monthly newsletter. The 'Asia-Pacific Monthly' is one of the most.
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ASEAN News, Jun 29, 2012

Clinton Prepares for Major Asean Security Meeting
Voice of America
News RSS Feeds RSS Feed. Friday, 29 June 2012 ... The AseanRegional Forum will focus on security in Southeast Asia, but it will also host many of the world's major players, including North Korea, which said through Cambodian diplomatic channels it ...
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TIMES OF INDIA News, Jun 29, 2012

Clijsters through as ailing Zvonereva retires
Times of India
Indiatimes|The Times of India|The Economic Times|. More. More ... as ailing Zvonereva retires. Kim Clijsters (R) shakes hands with Vera Zvonareva after defeating her in their singles match at the Wimbledon in London on June 29, 2012. (Reuters Photo) ...
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BRUNEI TIMES News, Jun 29, 2012

Kudos to ISB for getting Green Flag | The Brunei Times
THIS is with reference to the news article "ISB Gets Green Flag as First Eco- School in Region" published in The Brunei Times (June 23, 2012). It is great to know ...

BOSTON GLOBE News, Jun 29, 2012

Led by Davis, draft is shaded Kentucky blue
07/06/2012, at Fenway Park ... Find Tickets · · ... Led by Davis, draft is shaded Kentucky blue. Kidd-Gilchrist selected No. 2. Associated Press / June 29, 2012. E-mail|; Print|; Reprints|. Text size – + ...
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LOS ANGELES TIMES News, Jun 29, 2012

DA: No charges in leak of Rihanna beating photo
By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer on June 29, 2012. Tweet; Facebook; LinkedIn; Google ... The Associated Press report obtained a copy of the March 28 report on Thursday after its contents were first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Officers Blanca Lopez and ...
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ITALY vs GERMANY, Euro 2012, Videos, Jun 29, 2012

  1. Italy Beats Germany 2-1

    Italy Beats Germany 2-1 The Euro 2012 produced an upset as Italy beat tournament favorites Germany 2-1 to secure a place in the final. German fans ...

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EURO 2012 News, Jun 29, 2012

With Style, Balotelli Sends Italy to Final
New York Times
By ROB HUGHES. Published: June 28, 2012. WARSAW — The Germans have never beaten the Italians in a majorsoccer tournament, and after what happened here in Poland's new National Stadium on Thursday night, they must wonder whether they ever will ...
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ITALY Beats Germany, Euro 2012, Jun 29, 2012

Italy beats Germany 2-1 to reach Euro 2012 final By The Associated Press ...
Laramie Boomerang
Italy beats Germany 2-1 to reach Euro 2012 final By The Associated Press • Friday, June 29, 2012. Print · E-mail; No comments posted. Share. Italy's Mario Balotelli scores his team's second goal by Germany'sPhilipp Lahm during the Euro 2012 soccer ...
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ABC News, Australia, Jun 29, 2012

Governments failing on housing affordability
Yahoo!7 News
Federal and state government efforts at improving housing affordability appear to be failing with nearly two-thirds ofAustralia's poorest households falling into rental stress, according to new analysis. ... Governments failing on housing...
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DAILY MIRROR News, Jun 29, 2012

Embley quashes rumours - but more Mirror job cuts are likely
The Guardian (blog)
Lloyd Embley, the seven-day editor of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, has given his first interview since his appointment at the end of last month following the shock firings of Richard Wallace and Tina Weaver. But Embley, who maintained a ...
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Enter National Geographic Traveler's Photo Contest
Have you noticed that we feature beautiful, compellingphotographs here on Chicagoist? That's largely thanks to our Flickr pool contributors, who share their shots of our fair city. That's why we want to make sure you know aboutNational Geographic ...
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San Francisco gay rights activist reportedly arrested over child porn
Fox News
A gay rights advocate who worked for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission before retiring in 2010 was arrested Friday in connection with felony possession of child pornography, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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GENOMICS News, Jun 29, 2012

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second ...
BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today that a group of scientists and researchers successfully demonstratedgenomic data transfer at a sustained rate of almost 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) over a new link connecting US and ...
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