News Headlines - 19 May 2012

▽Mafia suspected as bomb attack at Italian school kills teenage girl and wounds seven - Telegraph.co.uk
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but the school is named after the wife of a famous anti-Mafia judge, Giovanni Falcone, who was blown up by the mob almost exactly 20 years ago.

▽Chinese dissident Chen flies to US with family - ABC Online
Chen Guangcheng, the high-profile Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Beijing and Washington, has left his homeland for the United States.

▽Merkel says Germany needs European market - AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany's economic health depends on that of the European Union, even though exports to the region are at a 20-year low.

▽Tidal power gets a stormy birth off coast of Scotland - BBC
The turbines, well below the waves, are also out of sight and probably out of mind. And the tidal currents are of course utterly carbon-free.

▽First private spacecraft launch of SpaceX is aborted - Telegraph.co.uk
The US firm SpaceX aborts the lift-off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station during the final countdown.







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