News Headlines - 06 August 2011

▽Tottenham in flames as protesters riot - The Guardian
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the trouble began when "missiles" were thrown at parked patrol cars at 8.30pm. He said one was pushed, blazing, into the middle of Tottenham High Street. Neither of the two officers who had been driving the cars were injured.

▽Police cars set alight as Tottenham shooting protest turns into riot - Metro
Officers from the Metropolitan Police were involved in a shootout on Ferry Lane in Tottenham Hale on Thursday evening, leading to the death of a man named locally as 29-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan.
Around 300 people took to the streets on Saturday night to demand 'justice' for the victim and things soon turned ugly.

▽NATO copter downed; Navy SEALs among the 30 U.S. dead - Washington Post
A NATO helicopter was shot down during an overnight operation against the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 U.S. service members, including about 20 SEALs from the elite SEAL Team 6 counterrorism unit that carried out the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, the coalition said.

▽US Downgrade Raises Anxiety, If Not Interest Rates - ABC News
The real danger from the downgrade of U.S. government debt by Standard & Poor's isn't higher interest rates. It's the hit to the nation's fragile economic psyche and rattled financial markets.

▽Happy 20th birthday, World Wide Web! - CNET
Happy birthday, Web!
On August 6, 1991--20 years ago--Tim Berners-Lee posted a summary of a project for organizing information on a computer network using a "web" of hyperlinks: the "WorldWideWeb," or W3. At the same time, the W3 made its debut as a publicly available service on the Internet. Now, as the Web turns 20, those of us here at CNET and sister site CBS News.com are giving it a big thank you for revolutionizing the world as we know it.







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