News Headlines - 31 May 2012

▽U.N. monitors in Syria report new massacre - Los Angeles Times
United Nations monitors in Syria reported a new massacre Wednesday as diplomats at U.N. headquarters in New York scrambled to revive the faltering peace plan devised by special envoy Kofi Annan.

▽Spain moves to centre of eurozone crisis - BBC
Last night the crisis was discussed in a video-conference call between Angela Merkel, Mario Monti, Francois Hollande and Barack Obama. Investors are fleeing to safer havens, however low the return.

▽Japan's Nikkei posts biggest monthly fall in 2 years - Reuters
Japan's Nikkei share average shed
1.1 percent on Thursday, closing out its worst monthly fall in
two years as investors cut exposure to risky assets on deepening
concerns over Spain and its banking sector, with exporters
taking a beating.

▽SpaceX Dragon removed from space station for flight home - CTV.ca
The Dragon spacecraft has left its parking spot at the International Space Station. It's the first step in coming back to Earth.
Early Thursday morning, astronauts unbolted the world's first commercial supply ship, the SpaceX Dragon, from the orbiting outpost. Then they used a robot arm to move it away. Next up will be its actual release.

▽Japan arrests Majikon video game piracy suspect - BBC
Authorities in Japan have arrested a suspected video games pirate in the first case of its kind, according to Nintendo.
An amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, introduced in December, made it a crime to sell devices that circumvent security controls.







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