News Headlines - 10 May 2012

▽Public sector workers strike and police protest over cuts - The Guardian
Up to 400,000 public sector employees, including police officers, lecturers and border control staff, are staging a day of protest against the government austerity programme, with thousands of people expected to attend events in central London.

▽More Than 40 Killed in Damascus Bomb Attack - New York Times
More than 40 people were killed and at least 170 injured by two powerful explosions outside a key intelligence headquarters in Damascus early on Thursday, Syrian state television reported. The blasts peeled open a new, more treacherous front in the struggle for the country.

▽Bank of England holds rates and QE - Financial Times
Minutes of the April meeting of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee had highlighted growing concern among members that inflation may prove stickier than had been believed earlier in the year and that getting it down to the 2 per cent medium-term target by year-end may be more difficult in light of rising oil prices.

▽Vidal Sassoon: pioneer who liberated women from beehives and hot rollers - Telegraph.co.uk
Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an international name in hair care.

▽Facebook app store launches amid mobile revenue worries - BBC
Developers will have the ability to charge a fee for apps sold in the store in the near future, Facebook said.
The announcement came as Facebook admitted growth in mobile use could hurt future advertising revenue.







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