News Headlines - 25 February 2012

▽Nelson Mandela taken to hospital - The Press Association
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a stomach ailment.
President Jacob Zuma issued a brief statement in which he asked that the 93-year-old's privacy be respected.

▽Fresh Afghanistan Koran burning protests break out - BBC
Fresh demonstrations are taking place in several locations across the country, with a UN compound in Kunduz province coming under attack.
More than 20 people have been killed since the protests began on Tuesday, including two US soldiers.

▽Phone hacking: News of the World bosses ordered emails to be deleted - Telegraph.co.uk
New evidence of a cover-up of phone hacking at the News of the World has been disclosed in court documents, which show the company created a policy to delete emails which could be used against it in legal proceedings.

▽Burger King pulls out of work experience scheme - Telegraph.co.uk
The fast food giant said it had decided to cease its involvement in the Get Britain Working programme because of recent concerns expressed by the public.
The scheme has attracted growing criticism in recent weeks with opponents describing it as a form of "slave labour" because youngsters worked for nothing, while keeping their benefits.

▽'Bacteria battery' boosted by space microbes found in river Wear - The Guardian
Scientists have doubled the power output of a "bacteria battery" by selecting microbes from a UK river estuary, including one normally found in space.







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