2012.02.22

News Headlines - 22 February 2012

▽Western journalists 'killed in Homs bombardment' - BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17124786
Two Western journalists have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs when shells hit the building they were staying in, opposition activists say.
French officials named them as Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times and the French photographer, Remi Ochlik.

▽British court rejects Occupy London bid to stop eviction from its campsite - Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/british-court-rejects-occupy-london-bid-to-stop-eviction-from-its-campsite/2012/02/22/gIQATKOtSR_story.html
A British court has rejected a bid by Occupy London protesters to challenge an order evicting them from their camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Last month a High Court judge backed local authorities who are trying to remove the protest, but lawyers for the demonstrators sought to challenge the decision.

▽Yen drops to 7-mth low vs dollar; euro pressured - Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/22/us-markets-forex-idUSTRE80S0RY20120222
The yen hit a seven-month low against the dollar on Wednesday and looked set to remain on the defensive after recent monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, while the euro struggled to make headway against the greenback following Greece's bailout deal.

▽Olympus exec found dead in apparent suicide - London Free Press
http://www.lfpress.com/tech/news/2012/02/21/19404906.html
A top executive of Japan’s scandal-ridden Olympus Corp was found hanged outside his apartment in suburban Delhi in a likely suicide, police said on Tuesday.

▽How the Yakuza went nuclear - Telegraph.co.uk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-in/9084151/How-the-Yakuza-went-nuclear.html
As the scale of the catastrophe at Fukushima became apparent, many workers fled the scene. To contain the nuclear meltdown, a handful of workers stayed behind, being exposed to large amounts of radiation: the so-called “Fukushima Fifty”. Among this heroic group, according to Suzuki, were several members of the yakuza.


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