Saturday, July 14, 2012

14-Jul-2012 05:41

US tightens sanctions on Tehran :: The US blacklists new firms and people said to be aiding Iran's nuclear programme, and identifies front companies allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18822957#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Fake users hurt Facebook 'likes' :: An investigation suggests firms are wasting money to gain "likes" from fake profiles and users who have no interest in their products.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18813237#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Breast cancer 'reoperation risk' :: One in five women who has breast conserving surgery, rather than a mastectomy, in England ends up having another operation, a study says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18811712#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Elderly 'low prescribing' warning :: More elderly patients should be prescribed drugs to tackle high blood pressure and cholesterol, experts say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18817307#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18811141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S. believes Syria moving part of chemical stockpile: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/k60zxNOH4tk/us-usa-syria-chemical-idUSBRE86C07620120713

China's growth rate slows to 7.6% :: China's economy grew at 7.6% in the second quarter, its slowest pace in three years, as investment and demand fell in key export markets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18824088#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico runner-up contests result :: The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, files a legal challenge to the result of the 1 July vote.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18824607#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blur announce live BBC radio show :: Blur are to play a live show for BBC radio, ahead of their comeback gigs in London's Hyde Park.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18825448#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

INSIGHT - Despite sanctions, Apple gear booms in Iran :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/eAE6TPwnkM0/apple-iran-idINDEE86C05020120713

Early Americans' two-tool tech :: Scientists studying how North America was first settled find stone spearheads and darts in Oregon, US, that date back more than 13,000 years.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18814522#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dad jailed in Iran for son's Facebook :: A 25-year-old Iranian says his Facebook activity has led to his father's detention in a notorious prison in Tehran.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/12/world/facebook-iran-imam/index.html?eref�ition

Thai court delivers key verdict :: A court in Thailand rejects petitions against proposed constitutional changes by the ruling Pheu Thai party.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18824948#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures 13 July 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 July 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-18825590#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Apple's green image gets dirtied :: Apple prides itself on being green. The gadget maker announced this year that it would power a data center in North Carolina "using entirely renewable sources." And it publishes environmental reports on each of its products, indicating whether they can be recycled and what steps the company is taking to reduce its impact on global climate change.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/12/tech/web/apple-greenpeace-report/index.html?eref�ition

Lemurs sliding towards extinction :: A new assessment of Madagascar's lemurs shows they are far more threatened than previously thought.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18825901#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Jordan Islamists to boycott poll :: Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has said its political party will boycott this year's early parliamentary polls because of a lack of electoral reforms.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18825221#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Spain takes scalpel to hospital budget :: Austerity cutbacks have been a big blow to Spain's hospitals -- but now, some doctors claim they have found a cure.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/07/12/qmb-goodman-spain-hospital-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Chinese Catholics keep faith in spat :: Beijing and the Vatican are again shadow boxing over the ordination of a new Chinese bishop without the Pope's blessing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/world/asia/china-catholic-church-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

iReport photos: The best of Ukraine ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/12/world/europe/ukraine-ireport/index.html?eref�ition

Russia NGO 'agents' bill approved :: Russian MPs adopt a controversial bill to force foreign-funded political NGOs to register as "foreign agents".
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18826661#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rausing husband unfit to question :: The husband of Eva Rausing is not medically fit to be questioned about her death following his arrest on suspicion of murder, an inquest hears.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18828442#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Australia's Brett Lee retires from international cricket :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FHtXO-PHWM4/cricket-australia-brett-lee-retire-idINDEE86C01E20120713

Nursery man jailed for sex crimes :: A Lanarkshire nursery worker is jailed for eight years for a series of sexual offences against young boys.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18828651#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Osborne defends bank probe panel :: Chancellor George Osborne defends the cross-party group of MPs chosen to investigate the banking scandal amid claims it will be a "whitewash".
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18826806#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

INSIGHT - Russia ponders the future of its capital :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/yVVBAPEvKiw/russia-capital-moscow-idINDEE86C09A20120713

West End show Chicago to close :: Long-running West End musical Chicago will close at the end of the summer, after nearly 15 years.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18826220#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Divers fight off great white shark :: Two spear fishers in Australia had an up-close encounter with a great white shark.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/12/pkg-great-white-shark-encounter.seven-network?eref�ition

Welsh troops on Olympics standby :: Hundreds of troops from two Welsh elements of the Army are set to take on Olympic security work amid fears of staff shortages at contractor G4S.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18829756#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Oil port plan risks Kenyan paradise :: The Kenyan government wants to build a massive port near Lamu but some locals fear it will damage the environment.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/opinion/lamu-kenya-port-oil/index.html?eref�ition

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