News Headlines - 17 December 2010

▽Deadly US Missiles Target Pakistani Militant Bases - Voice of America
The area is a base for a local militant group, Lashkar-e-Islami, which is allied with the Pakistani Taliban. The French news agency quotes Pakistani officials as saying at least one compound belonging to the group was hit.

▽The migrant cap is illegal and must be ditched, say judges - Daily Mail
Judges dealt a blow yesterday to the Coalition’s efforts to cut immigration by capping the numbers of worker visas.

They ruled that the first attempt at an immigration cap brought in by Home Secretary Theresa May during the summer was unlawful and must be dropped.

▽Japan moves on from the Cold War - BBC
Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country's strategic posture is moving out of the Cold War era.
The National Defence Programme Guidelines, which will shape policy for the next 10 years, point to China and North Korea as a bigger threat than Russia.

▽Connecticut may sue Google over Wi-Fi data request - Computerworld
Google has missed a deadline set by the Connecticut Attorney General's Office for turning over data that it says was collected inadvertently by its Street View cameras.

▽Ofcom proposes UK phone numbers prefix re-org - Register
Ofcom has proposed simplifying non-geographic codes, making calls to 0800 numbers free from mobiles and finally bringing an end to the insanity of 0845 number usage.







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