News Headlines - 28 August 2011

▽Broadway shows shut down as Hurricane Irene strikes - BBC
Broadway shows have all been cancelled as New York braces itself for the full force of Hurricane Irene to strike.
All musicals and plays on and off Broadway shut on Saturday.

▽Gaddafi offers to negotiate with Libya rebels over transfer of power - The Guardian
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has offered to enter negotiations with the Libyan rebels over the formation of a transitional government as loyalist fighters are pushed further to the outskirts of Tripoli and rebel forces prepare for an assault on the ousted dictator's hometown of Sirte.

▽C.I.A. Drone Is Said to Kill Al Qaeda’s No. 2 - New York Times
A drone operated by the Central Intelligence Agency killed Al Qaeda’s second-ranking figure in the mountains of Pakistan on Monday, American and Pakistani officials said Saturday, further damaging a terrorism network that appears significantly weakened since the death of Osama bin Laden in May.

▽IMF chief Lagarde in warning on economic recovery - BBC
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the global economy is not growing at a fast enough pace and faces a number of risks to recovery.

▽Google's Eric Schmidt: don't blame the internet for the riots - Telegraph.co.uk
Eric Schmidt, the head of Google, said it would be "a mistake" for governments to try to interfere with the internet in the wake of the English riots.







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