News Headlines - 07 February 2012

▽Syria Renews Bombardment as U.S. Closes Embassy and Russia Sends Envoys - New York Times
With the city of Homs reported under renewed bombardment, a senior Russian envoy opened talks with President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, news reports said, a day after the United States closed its embassy in Syria in the face of escalating mayhem blamed by Washington on the Syrian government’s unbridled repression of an 11-month-old uprising.

▽Abu Qatada: Government still seeks deportation - Grieve - BBC
The government is still working with Jordan to try to reach assurances that will allow radical cleric Abu Qatada to be deported, the attorney general says.

▽BP's $25bn annual profit sees confidence and dividends soar - The Guardian
BP has declared itself "back on the right path" following the difficulties of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill with annual profits bouncing back from a $3.7bn (£2.3bn) loss to a $25.7bn profit.

▽Kylie Minogue Twitter threats: a decade of stalker problems - Telegraph.co.uk
Kylie Minogue has called in police after being threatened by a stalker on Twitter. This is not the first time the Australian pop star has attracted unwanted attention.

▽Hackers wanted $50,000 to keep Symantec source code private - CNET
As part of a sting operation, Symantec told a hacker group that it would pay $50,000 to keep the source code for some of the its flagship security products off the Internet, the company confirmed to CNET this evening.







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