News Headlines - 15 May 2011

▽French politics rocked by Strauss-Kahn sex case - Reuters
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest on sexual assault charges, weeks before he was expected to announce a presidential bid, looks set to scar France's political landscape and remold its coming election campaign.

▽The £400 test that tells you how long you'll live - The Independent
A blood test that can show how fast someone is ageing – and offers the tantalising possibility of estimating how long they have left to live – is to go on sale to the general public in Britain later this year.

▽Protesters shot dead by Israel as Arab Spring crosses borders - The Independent
At least eight people were reported killed after Palestinians marched on three different frontier posts with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba ("catastrophe") of the founding of Israel on 15 May, 1948, and the creation of the Palestinian refugee crisis.

▽Hague war crimes court to issue arrest warrant for Gaddafi - The Independent
The international Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is today expected to formally seek the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi for crimes linked to the brutal suppression of demonstrations against his 42-year rule.

▽UK group hails Swiss assisted suicide vote - BBC
Campaign group Dignity in Dying says Swiss voters have made a "brave decision" in rejecting calls to ban assisted suicide for non-residents.







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