News Headlines - 19 February 2012

▽Dozens of inmates killed in gang fight in Mexican jail - BBC
At least 44 people have died in a prison fight in northern Mexico.
Security officials said members of rival drug cartels confronted each other with stones and home-made weapons in the jail north of the city of Monterrey.
Some victims were strangled.

▽Former East German rights activist to be president: Merkel - AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her coalition and the opposition had agreed Sunday to nominate former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck as a consensus candidate to become the country's next president.

▽Sarkozy hits at rival’s anti-banking claim - Financial Times
Nicolas Sarkozy has poured scorn on the anti-banking credentials of his socialist rival for the French presidency, accusing him of playing to different audiences and pretending to be “Margaret Thatcher in London and François Mitterrand in Paris”.

▽Study weighs savings of NHS competition - Financial Times
Contentious moves to stimulate competition in the health service have been bolstered by a groundbreaking study of 2m patients that shows forcing NHS hospitals to compete with one another saves money and improves efficiency.

▽ExxonMobil fined 'record' £2.8m over carbon dioxide emissions - BBC
Energy giant ExxonMobil was fined £2.8m for failing to report carbon dioxide emissions from its Mosmorran chemical plant in Fife, it has emerged.







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