Friday, June 1, 2012

01-Jun-2012 14:55

UK economy 'to grow 0.1% in 2012' :: The British Chambers of Commerce slashes its forecast for economic growth this year, to just 0.1%, and calls for more action to help businesses.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18291523#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Egypt's state of emergency ends :: Egypt's state of emergency, which gave extensive powers to the authorities to detain suspects, has expired after 31 years in force.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18283635#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A universal plug socket... at last? :: One socket for all, cries the BBC's own plug revolutionary
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18266022#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Military options :: Diplomacy remains the favored option as the U.S. grapples with how best to deal with Syria, but the U.S. military has drawn up plans to use if diplomacy fails.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/meast/syria-military-option/index.html?eref�ition

Justin Bieber suffers concussion in Paris :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-Hu_9W-TnnM/entertainment-us-justinbieber-concussion-idUSBRE85000620120601

Why regime is killing babies :: Following a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla that killed more than 100, Frida Ghitis argues that the Assad regime is using a campaign of terror to maintain power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/opinion/ghitis-syria-killing-children/index.html?eref�ition

Is the end in sight for bucket-sized sodas? :: The mayor of New York City has proposed banning sales of large sodas. Does this herald the end of bucket-sized soft drinks?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18271120#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Golf: Tiger in the hunt after opening 70 :: Tiger Woods carded a two-under-par opening round of 70 at the Memorial Tournament on Thursday to sit within striking distance of the early leaders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/sport/golf/golf-tiger-donald-mcilroy/index.html?eref�ition

New York seeks to ban big sodas :: New York City officials are proposing banning the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and food carts.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/us/new-york-sugar-drinks/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: 1952-2012: The changing face of the Queen :: The changing faces of the Queen during her time on the throne
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18208434#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What is the national average price for a pint of beer?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18287898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Persecutors or persecuted? :: Are birds of prey being unfairly persecuted?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/18198526

UK butterflies continue decline :: The population of UK butterflies is continuing its downward trend, according to a nationwide survey of the countryside.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/18283251

Seattle shooting "hero" threw stools at gunman: police :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/GpaMtOGhmsE/us-usa-shooting-seattle-idUSBRE85002M20120601

Report hits Apple's China suppliers :: The biggest manufacturer of iconic Apple products including the iPhone and the iPad has again come under fire for the alleged treatment of its workers -- this time by a Hong Kong-based rights group.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/asia/china-foxconn-workers-report/index.html?eref�ition

Tide turns towards undersea energy :: A 30-meter- turbine anchored to the seafloor off the Scottish coast is proving that tidal farms are a turn closer to being a viable renewable energy source.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/europe/underwater-tidal-turbine/index.html?eref�ition

Argentina: Drugs end for 'miracle' baby :: Doctors have withdrawn medications and begun palliative care for a premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/31/world/americas/argentina-baby-survivor/index.html?eref�ition

Legal battle over Twitter subpoena heats up :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/SL62WoHxbx8/usa-twitter-subpoena-idINDEE85001K20120601

VIDEO: Volcano threatens millions in Mexico :: Popocatepetl sits roughly halfway between Mexico City and the city of Puebla, meaning some 25 million people live within a 60-mile radius of the volcano.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18290809#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analysis: RIM's new woes seen speeding loss of BlackBerry users :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/K6L8UKdQ5Xc/us-rim-customers-idUSBRE85006F20120601

Suu Kyi warns on Burma 'optimism' :: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warns against ''reckless optimism'' over reforms in her first major foreign speech in more than 20 years.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18291862#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

US court battle over lethal drugs :: A US government agency goes to court to secure supplies of a drug used in lethal injections, which have dwindled since an importation ban.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18253578#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Venezuela bans private gun owners :: Venezuela brings in a new law banning the commercial sale of guns and ammunition, in an attempt to control worsening crime rates.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18288430#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In India, some farmers take banks for a ride :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/orYSVtAmaig/india-farm-loans-idINDEE84U0KA20120601

China slowdown worsens amid signs U.S. losing steam :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/rvstk435eN4/us-global-economy-idUSBRE85008R20120601

Maybe tops Oaks hopes for O'Brien :: Maybe is one of six fillies for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien as a field of 14 is declared for the Oaks at Epsom on Friday.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/18262692

The Chopper: 'Every child's dream' :: Iconic 70s bike the Raleigh Chopper remembered
url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9725000/9725380.stm#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ex-Senator Edwards acquitted on campaign finance charge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/84Gc8JmHlRs/us-usa-court-edwards-idUSBRE84T1KA20120601

NHS 'too quick to resuscitate' :: Frail elderly patients are suffering "undignified and distressing" deaths because hospitals wrongly try to resuscitate them, a watchdog says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18278110#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Israel to begin migrant deportation :: In recent weeks, African migrants have become the target of violent attacks by people in Israel, who blame them for a rise in crime and anti-social behaviour.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18292716#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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