News Headlines - 08 December 2010

▽Operation Payback cripples MasterCard site in revenge for WikiLeaks ban - The Guardian
The websites of the international credit card MasterCard and the Swedish prosecution authority are among the latest to be taken offline in the escalating technological battle over WikiLeaks, web censorship and perceived political pressure.

▽Blair recalled to give more evidence to the Iraq inquiry to explain gaps in his evidence of legality of the war - Daily Mail
Tony Blair has been  recalled to give further evidence to the inquiry into the Iraq war, it was announced today.
The former prime minister will face the Chilcot Inquiry for the second time sometime in January, almost exactly 12 months after his first controversial appearance.

▽PM in bid to win over fees critics - The Press Association
David Cameron has made a last-ditch attempt to win over critics of the Government's plans to treble university tuition fees as MPs and protesters geared up for a crunch vote on the issue.

▽Irish premier vows to stay leader despite crisis - BusinessWeek
Prime Minister Brian Cowen insists he won't quit and intends to lead his party into an early spring election once the toughest budget in Irish history has been passed in full.

▽Book sells for record £7m - Press Association
Sotheby's said the price of £7,321,250, including buyer's premium, paid for John James Audubon's Birds Of America was a record for any printed book at auction.







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