News Headlines - 02 July 2011

▽Alastair Campbell: Blair was angry at Prince's interference - The Guardian
Tony Blair believed that the Prince of Wales publicly interfered in sensitive areas of government policy in a manner that sometimes stepped over the constitutional boundaries historically respected by the royal family, according to Alastair Campbell.

▽Police say Belfast trouble was 'not orchestrated' - BBC
Police say they do not believe paramilitaries were behind trouble in east Belfast on Friday night.
Six officers were injured as missiles were thrown and vehicles were damaged following a "mini Twelfth" parade.

▽Clinton calls on Gaddafi to step down - Aljazeera.net
Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state has said Muammar Gaddaf should resign instead of issuing threats after the Libyan leader threatened on to attack European "homes, offices and families" unless Nato stopped bombing his country.

▽Healing IMF’s wounds - Washington Post
The first thing Christine Lagarde will need to do as chief of the International Monetary Fund, of course, is to wrestle with the evolving debt crisis in Europe, particularly Greece. But equally important, as she noted in her statement to the board, will be healing the “open wounds” that have festered amid the resignation of her predecessor, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper.

▽'Singing penis' sets noise record for water insect - BBC
Scientists from France and Scotland recorded the aquatic animal "singing" at up to 99.2 decibels, the equivalent of listening to a loud orchestra play while sitting in the front row.
The insect makes the sound by rubbing its penis against its abdomen in a process known as "stridulation".







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