News Headlines - 21 November 2010

▽Britain to approve $12 bln train project-paper - Reuters
Britain will replace its ageing Intercity Express trains at a cost of 7.5 billion pounds ($12 billion), a newspaper report said on Sunday.
A consortium consisting of Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi (6501.T) and British infrastructure project manager John Laing are the preferred bidders on the contract, the Sunday Times said.

▽Republic of Ireland confirms EU financial rescue deal - BBC
The Republic of Ireland and the EU have agreed a financial rescue package, Irish PM Brian Cowen has confirmed.

▽Google agrees to delete Street View data in Britain - AFP
Google has agreed to delete private emails and passwords mistakenly picked up from wireless networks in Britain by its Street View cars, the information commissioner said Friday.
The US Internet giant has also agreed to improve the way it trains staff on data protection issues as it seeks to manage a global row over the cars, which gather information for its free online mapping services.

▽Why the Beatles sealed the digital deal with iTunes - The Guardian
Unsurprisingly, Ringo made the most pithy comment last week, saying he would be "particularly glad to no longer be asked" about the matter.
Part of the hesitation on the Beatles' part may have been that the band have always been heavily protective of their music, keen never to devalue the brand by giving away their songs too cheaply: when the disruptive effects of the internet were first felt within the music industry, one common response was to start selling CDs at heavily marked-down prices, but McCartney and co never succumbed to this pressure.

▽Flood traps 28 in China mine - AFP
Rescuers were trying to free 28 people trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwest China Sunday, in the latest incident to hit the country's notoriously dangerous mining sector.
The accident at the mine in Sichuan province occurred at 11 am (0300 GMT) near the city of Neijiang, Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.







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