News Headlines - 08 May 2012

▽Al-Qaeda Yemen plane bomb plot foiled by 'insider' - BBC
A plot by al-Qaeda in Yemen to attack a US-bound plane using an updated "underwear bomb" was foiled by an insider infiltrating a terror cell, US officials say.

▽Greece braced for repeat elections - Financial Times
Greece is bracing itself for a repeat general election after its centre-right leader failed to win leftwing support to form a “national salvation government” after Sunday’s inconclusive outcome at the polls.

▽Japan's royal couple to visit Britain in first trip overseas since 2009 - Telegraph.co.uk
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will attend a series of events while visiting the UK to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s ascension to the throne.

▽Japan summer power prospects look brighter - panel - Reuters
Summer power supply in nuclear-free Japan may be better than utilities' forecasts, a government-backed panel said on Monday.
However, the Kansai region - including the country's second-biggest metropolitan area of Osaka - will still see a significant shortage.
The findings are based on all of Japan's nuclear reactors remaining offline.

▽Maurice Sendak': ten insightful quotes - Telegraph.co.uk
Maurice Sendak, the artist behind the Where the Wild Things Are children's books has died aged 83.
“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”







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