News Headlines - 29 August 2012

17 beheaded at party in bloody Afghan day - thenews.com.pk

Taliban insurgents beheaded 17 party-goers, 10 Afghan soldiers were killed and two Nato troops shot dead in a new insider attack in a bloody day across Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.

BBC News - 'Essex lion was my pet cat Teddy Bear' - owner

A woman has claimed sightings of a "lion"- which sparked an extensive search by Essex Police - were of her large pet cat, Teddy Bear. A search for the "very large animal" seen in St Osyth, near Clacton-on-Sea, on Sunday was called off on Monday.

BBC News - Ryanair's Aer Lingus bid faces EU inquiry

Budget airline Ryanair's latest attempt to take over its Irish rival Aer Lingus is to be investigated by the European Commission.

Global Deal: Japan’s Daikin to Buy US Rival Goodman - Deal Journal India - WSJ

The world’s biggest maker of air conditioners, Japan’s Daikin Industries Ltd, said Wednesday it has agreed to buy U.S. peer Goodman Global Inc. for $3.7 billion as it looks to increase its share of the U.S. market and solidify its position as global number one.

Two planets orbiting binary star system discovered for the first time (Wired UK)

Astronomers have published a study revealing that Nasa's exoplanet-hunting Kepler telescope has spotted two planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The find proves that circumbinary planetary systems can not only form in, but continue to withstand, the intense pressures exerted by a binary star system -- until now, astronomers had only been able to identify binary star systems with one planet in orbit, a find that was confirmed in 2011 when Kepler-16b was spotted.








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