News Headlines - 22 April 2012

▽First round of presidential election begins in France, with jobs, sour economy high in minds - Washington Post
Voting began Sunday in France in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s uncertain bid for re-election, with polls showing that many French are dissatisfied with his response to concerns about the economy and jobs.

▽Jamie Oliver hits out at Michael Gove over academy school meals - Metro
Jamie Oliver has attacked education secretary Michael Gove for failing to control the meals served by academy schools.

▽Diplomat George Fergusson may lose sight after London mugging - Metro
The 56-year-old, who is due to become the new governor of Bermuda next month, was assaulted and robbed as he walked through Margravine Cemetery and Park, Hammersmith on Friday evening.

▽Queen Victoria archive goes online - BBC
Rarely-seen documents from the life and reign of Queen Victoria have been made public on a new website marking her own Diamond Jubilee.
Called Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Scrapbook, the website also features audio and film clips from 1897, when she celebrated the 60th year of her reign.

▽Polar bears are 450,000 years older than we thought - The Independent
The polar bear is a much older species than previously thought and probably emerged as the Arctic's top land predator when a cold-adapted bear diverged from an ancestral brown bear about 600,000 years ago, a study has found.







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