News Headlines - 04 June 2011

▽Firefighters battle large fire at Kent oil depot - The Guardian
A large blaze at a waste oil storage site in Kent has been brought under control after more than 60 firefighters worked through the night on Friday.
The fire initially involved two road tankers but quickly spread to plastic storage containers and drums containing more than 1,000 litres of oil at the Kingsnorth industrial estate in Hoo just after 11pm on Friday. There were no reports of any casualties.

▽Hay Festival 2011: Julian Assange claims FBI tried to bribe Wikileaks staff - Telegraph.co.uk
Julian Assange appeared at The Telegraph Hay Festival to defend Wikileaks' “enviable record” and claimed that the FBI had tried to bribe the organisation’s staff.

▽Hackers claim they stole a million Sony passwords - BBC
A hacker group has claimed it has attacked the Sony network and stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information, reports BBC News. Lulz Security said it broke into servers that run SonyPictures.com. Sony said it was aware of Lulz Security's statement and was investigating.

▽Royals enjoy family get-together at Epsom Derby - Telegraph.co.uk
The Queen's horse, Carlton House, may have failed to win the Investec Derby but nothing could dampen the mood at Epsom racecourse, where the Royal family enjoyed its first get-together since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

▽Japan PM Kan to step down by August: report - Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will step down by August if not earlier due to growing calls from the opposition and within his own ruling party to resign as quickly as possible, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday.







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