Saturday, July 14, 2012

14-Jul-2012 13:48

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

Google CEO Page recovering, was in office this week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/O7ce8lLpvgA/us-google-page-idUSBRE86B1HN20120712

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When will violence end in the Congo? :: Helicopter gunships were used in the Congo to attack suspected rebels. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/13/mckenzie-congo-violence.cnn?eref�ition

The great Olympics sponsorship bandwagon :: The Olympics was once about amateurism. But have the modern Games become too much about sponsorship and commerciality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18182541#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Minister questions union time off :: Francis Maude calls for urgent change to the way civil servants take time off for union activities.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18826811#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Circumcision a right, says Merkel :: Germany's leader backs Jewish and Muslim communities' rights to circumcision, after a court ruled it was illegal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18833145#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Band in city church 'provocation' :: A loyalist band is filmed playing a sectarian song outside a Catholic church in north Belfast.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18829447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Thailand Court Backs Government's Reform Plans - Voice of America :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNHwfaVpNSdtnx37Lvb2ftGIhcj43A&url=http://www.voanews.com/content/thailand-court-constitution/1404214.html

Ex-rebel snipers in S Lanka team :: Former Tamil Tiger snipers have been selected to represent Sri Lanka in shooting sports at national level, an official says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18831958#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK could use "lethal force" to protect airspace :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zLffumUvK1A/olympic-security-airspace-idINDEE86C0CL20120713

Is Chariots of Fire a good running track? :: Vangelis's soundtrack to the newly re-released 1981 film Chariots of Fire says "running" in a way few pieces of music do. But does it or other upbeat tunes help motivate joggers?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18825579#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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