News Headlines - 18 August 2011

▽Three killed, 70 injured at Belgium music festival -
The Chateau stage at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival, near the town of Hasselt, was apparently destroyed when bad weather caused trees to fall over. A second stage collapsed but it is not thought to have fallen on any concertgoers. Some giant screens also fell down.

▽Syria: Assad must resign, says Obama - The Guardian
The US and Europe have dramatically increased the pressure on the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, with Barack Obama leading a demand by world leaders for him to surrender power.

▽Phone hacking: News of the World Hollywood reporter is arrested - The Guardian
The allegations are believed to relate to events before Desborough was promoted to be the NoW's Los Angeles-based US editor in April 2009, less than a month after winning a British Press Award for showbusiness reporter of the year.
His move to the US makes his arrest, the 13th made by Operation Weeting, particularly significant. If Desborough was involved in hacking while in Britain, it raises the question of whether he practised those techniques in the US – and if so, whether he was the first and only News of the World journalist in the US to do so.

▽News Corp. Said to Be Sued by Former Investigator Mulcaire Over Legal Fees - Bloomberg
Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator jailed in 2007 for intercepting voice-mail messages while working for News Corp.’s defunct News of the World tabloid, sued the company, which had stopped paying his legal fees.

▽Livingstone Hitler comments blasted - The Press Association
Labour's London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has been condemned for comparing his battle to regain City Hall from Boris Johnson to the "great struggle between Churchill and Hitler".







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