News Headlines - 15 October 2011

▽Virgin Atlantic and British Airways Compete Over BMI - New York Times
The rivalry between British Airways and Virgin Atlantic continues, this time over the midsize European carrier BMI.

▽Europe under pressure as G20 ministers meet in Paris - Telegraph.co.uk
The Group of 20 nations are pressuring eurozone leaders to draw an end under the region's debt crisis which has brought down its first bank.

▽Worldwide 'Occupy' protests held over financial crisis - BBC
Protesters in cities across the world are taking to the streets to demonstrate against alleged corporate greed and government cutbacks...
Many protest groups are taking their names from the high-profile Occupy Wall Street rally in New York.

▽Syria ‘on brink of civil war’ as double-edged conflict deepens - RT
RT’s team in Syria reports on the widening gap between the capital, which staunchly supports the Assad regime, and other parts of the country, which oppose it. Meanwhile, the UN is warning of a looming civil war.
Syria’s conflict has already claimed more than 3,000 lives, UN rights chief Navanethem Pillay said on Friday. He called for international protection of civilians in Syria and warned of a possible civil war.

▽Citizens’ Testing Finds 20 Hot Spots Around Tokyo - New York Times
The government’s failure to act quickly, a growing chorus of scientists say, may be exposing many more people than originally believed to potentially harmful radiation. It is also part of a pattern: Japan’s leaders have continually insisted that the fallout from Fukushima will not spread far, or pose a health threat to residents, or contaminate the food chain. And officials have repeatedly been proved wrong by independent experts and citizens’ groups that conduct testing on their own.







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