News Headlines - 08 March 2012

▽Headless torso found in canal may be that of ex-EastEnders actress - Yorkshire Post
A headless torso feared to be that of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has been dragged from a canal.
Murder detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man after the limbless body was discovered in Regent’s Canal, east London, on Tuesday.

▽Forbes rich list 2012: Carlos Slim tops rich list for third year - Telegraph.co.uk
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim retained his position atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires on Wednesday with an estimated worth of $69 billion.
Microsoft Corp cofounder Bill Gates ranked second at $61 billion and Warren Buffett third at $44 billion. France's Bernard Arnault, the richest person in Europe, repeated at No. 4. They were the same top four as last year.

▽Fears of disruption as big solar storm hits the Earth - BBC
The Earth is currently being battered by a storm of charged particles from the Sun, which could disrupt power grids, satellite navigation and plane routes.
The storm - the largest in five years - will bombard the Earth's magnetic field throughout Thursday.

▽Eurostar: Extremely rare to have delays - BBC
Eurostar, the train operator that links London and continental Europe, said sales were up 6% last year.
The rise in traffic came despite a decline in business travellers. Eurostar said it had been able to attract more leisure travellers away from the airlines.

▽Apple's latest iPad is evolutionary, not revolutionary - Times of India
What many investors and fans alike forgot is that technology improvements are often iterations toward perfection. Revolutionary devices typically belong in entirely new categories. That's how the initial iPhone leaped far enough forward to look like something that violated the space-time continuum. And it's why the iPhone 4S -- and the third version of the iPad -- appear relatively humdrum by comparison.







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