News Headlines - 13 May 2011

▽Pakistan suicide bomb kills 80 as Taliban seeks revenge for Bin Laden - The Guardian
The Taliban said the vicious double suicide bombing in Shabqadar, a trading town on the edge of the tribal belt in Charsadda district in north-western Pakistan, claimed the first part of the blood price they had promised to extract for the American killing of Bin Laden on 2 May. It was conducted with ruthless efficiency.

▽Lloyd’s of London Predicts $1.95 Billion in Claims From Japan Earthquake - Bloomberg
Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, said losses from this year’s natural disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia will cost about $3.8 billion, making it the costliest first quarter on record.

▽Miller accepts payout in phone hacking scandal - ABC Online
British actress Sienna Miller has accepted $153,000 in damages from the News of the World after they made a full admission of phone-hacking.
As well as the money, Miller will have her legal costs paid and has also received an unreserved apology from the newspaper.

▽Don't believe the hype: PS3 users aren't switching to Xbox 360 - BetaNews
Yesterday, Edge reported that the PlayStation Network outage is negatively affecting PS3, with gamers trading in their consoles -- half for cash, the rest for Xbox 360. Today, the story is being picked up everywhere, it seems, and repeated as gospel. One problem: Edge's report is largely about the United Kingdom (there was one Belgian retailer quoted). What about the United States? Based on a massive poll conducted by Betanews and random calls to a half-dozen GameStops, there is no evidence of mass consumer exodus from PlayStation 3 to Xbox 360 -- at least in the States.

▽Court Injunction Bans Publishing On Twitter And Facebook - ITProPortal
According to new reports, a high court judge ruled in favour of a proposed injunction that will prevent information from being published in social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.
The ruling came out in the Court of Protection, where a mother pledged for the mercy killing of her severely brain damaged daughter. The hearing prevents the names and details of the woman, her relatives as well as the well wishers from being published in the public.







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