2012.09.29

News Headlines - 29 September 2012

Megan Stammers's teacher ready to face abduction charges in UK | guardian.co.uk

The teacher Jeremy Forrest, who went missing with 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers, will not fight extradition proceedings against him, his lawyers have said. The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of child abduction after the pair were found in the French town of Bordeaux on Thursday.

BBC News - Ulster Covenant: Thousands on centenary parade

The six-mile march from central Belfast to Stormont marks the 100th anniversary of the Ulster Covenant, to oppose Home Rule for Ireland in 1912. There was no trouble at a contentious feeder parade past a north Belfast Catholic church on Saturday morning. The biggest policing operation in 20 years is under way in the city.

BBC News - Czech President Vaclav Klaus shot at with replica gun

A man armed with a replica pistol has fired at Czech President Vaclav Klaus at close range while he was opening a bridge in the north of the country. Footage of the incident from Czech channel TV Prima shows Mr Klaus recoiling slightly but carrying on with the visit apparently unhurt. Mr Klaus was taken to hospital but suffered only minor bruising.

AFP: China's Wen urges citizens to back Communist Party

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on Saturday for his people to unite in support of the Communist Party and its outgoing leader, President Hu Jintao, ahead of a pivotal congress to usher in new leadership. The announcement comes amid a damaging political scandal involving Bo Xilai, a senior party boss who is to stand trial for a litany of crimes including abuse of power and improper sexual relations.

Apple chief Tim Cook says sorry over iPhone maps app - The Independent

Apple has issued a humiliating and humbling apology to customers after being widely derided for the accuracy of its new maps service. Chief executive Tim Cook went so far as to recommend that frustrated customers use rival products such as Google Maps to ensure they find what they are looking for.


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