News Headlines - 21 August 2011

▽Libyan rebels push into Tripoli as Gaddafi appeals for help - The Guardian
Hundreds of rebel fighters have pushed into the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as their struggle to overthrow the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi moves closer to ending in victory.

▽Syrian president dismisses calls for him to step down as 'worthless' - Telegraph.co.uk
Syria’s embattled president shrugged off international calls for him to step down on Sunday as he claimed he was “not worried” about unrest sweeping the country.

▽Strauss-Kahn charges could be dropped this week - Vancouver Sun
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be freed this week, as prosecutors reportedly prepared to dismiss explosive charges that the once-powerful French politician tried to rape a hotel maid.

▽How can you afford that £8m home, Mandelson? - Telegraph.co.uk
The purchase would be the first indication of the multi-million-pound fortune amassed by the former business secretary, who left office last year.
While he has made money over the years with shrewd property investments, the source of much of Lord Mandelson’s wealth remains shrouded in secrecy.

▽Cycling worth £3bn a year to UK economy, says LSE study - The Guardian
Cycling generates nearly £3bn a year for the UK economy, according to a report from the London School of Economics. The figure includes £51m in revenue for British manufacturers from the 3.7m cycles sold in 2010 – a rise of 28% on 2009.







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