News Headlines - 14 August 2010

▽Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site - NY Times
WASHINGTON - President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero  in Manhattan, using a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan to proclaim that “as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.”

▽Pentagon pleads with Wikileaks not to release more files - telegraph.co.uk
The Pentagon is trying to persuade the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks to abandon its planned release of 15,000 more classified files on the Afghan war.

▽Europe right-wingers at controversial Japan shrine - Associated Press
TOKYO - French nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen and other European right-wing politicians paid a visit Saturday to a Japanese shrine that has drawn outrage for honoring war criminals.

▽After 100 days in No 10, is the honeymoon over for the Coalition? - MailOnline
As Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to mark his first 100 days in office next week, the survey finds that some of the shine has come off the Coalition, with 57 per cent of people describing its performance as 'disappointing'.
But the Harris Interactive poll also identifies strong support for Mr Cameron personally, along with backing for the Coalition's programme of cuts.

▼"Comic Market 78" day 1 attracts 170,000 - MAN TAN WEB
Comic Market 78, the biggest Manga festival in Japan, starts at Tokyo Big Site on 13th, attracting 170,000 fans for the first day only.  Day 1 is featured for Anime, Game, Music and Cinema joined by 11,800 circles. Day 2 is for a shooting game Toho Projects and Manga such as One Piece and Hagane no Renkinjutsushi.







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