News Headlines - 12 February 2012

▽Whitney Houston found dead in California - Financial Times
Whitney Houston, whose soaring voice lifted her to the top of the pop music world but whose personal decline was fuelled by years of drug use, died on Saturday afternoon in a Beverly Hills hotel room.

▽Murdoch 'flying to London' after Sun arrests - AFP
Publisher News International said Murdoch had given a "personal assurance" that The Sun would not face the same fate as the News of the World, which he closed in July amid a scandal over phone hacking.

▽Al-Qaida leader Zawahiri urges Muslim support for Syrian uprising - The Guardian
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, has called on Muslims around the world to support rebels in Syria who are seeking to overthrow Bashar al-Assad.
The statement is the most explicit attempt yet by the terrorist group to intervene in the ongoing Syrian conflict.

▽Greece set to agree to bailout as Germany demands action - Reuters
Greek lawmakers looked set to agree to a deeply unpopular bailout deal on Sunday to avert what Prime Minister Lucas Papademos warned would be "economic chaos," and Germany demanded Athens dramatically change its ways to stay in the euro.

▽Chilean miners rescue capsule on display - Metro
One of the capsules which carried the 33 trapped Chilean miners to safety is currently on display in London.







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