News Headlines - 05 September 2012

Japan to buy Senkaku-Diaoyu islands in dispute with China | The Australian

JAPAN'S government has agreed to buy a group of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with China, reports say - a move likely to prove a further irritant in a tense relationship.

Apple hacking: FBI hits back at hackers and says its did NOT have the details millions of accounts | Mail Online

The FBI has hit back at a hacktivist groups claims that it stole personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an FBI agent's laptop. FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.

Foreign student migration rules attacked - FT.com

Britain’s ability to expand its share of the overseas student market is in jeopardy because the government is counting accredited students as part of overall immigration totals, an inquiry by a committee of MPs has found.

Northern Ireland leaders hold crisis talks to halt rioting | Reuters

Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers held crisis talks with politicians and leaders of the pro-British Orange Order on Wednesday in a bid to stop the sectarian violence which has engulfed Belfast over the last three days.

Human Genome Far More Complex, New Research Finds - WSJ.com

Encode succeeded the Human Genome Project, which identified the 20,000 genes that underpin the blueprint of human biology. But scientists discovered that those 20,000 genes constituted less than 2% of the human genome. The task of Encode was to explore the remaining 98%—the so-called junk DNA—that lies between those genes and was thought to be a biological desert.








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