News Headlines - 19 February 2013

BBC News - Brussels diamond robbery nets 'gigantic' haul

Armed robbers have made off with a "gigantic" haul of diamonds after a rapid raid at Brussels Airport. Disguised as police, they broke through a fence on Monday evening and broke into the cargo of a Swiss-bound plane to take the gems, estimated to be worth $50m (£32m; 37m euros).

High pollution episodes recorded across UK | AirQualityNews

Air pollution has reached high levels in a number of areas of the UK today (February 19), according to the latest data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

US business hits out at ‘Obamacare’ costs - FT.com

US retailers and restaurants chains that employ millions of low-wage workers are considering cutting working hours or paying fines rather than enrolling employees in health insurance plans under Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law.

China’s Army Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S. - NYTimes.com

An unusually detailed 60-page study, to be released Tuesday by Mandiant, an American computer security firm, tracks for the first time individual members of the most sophisticated of the Chinese hacking groups - known to many of its victims in the United States as “Comment Crew” or “Shanghai Group” - to the doorstep of the military unit’s headquarters. The firm was not able to place the hackers inside the 12-story building, but makes a case there is no other plausible explanation for why so many attacks come out of one comparatively small area.

Bruce Willis on Die Hard: "I think we set a new record for smashing cars" - Telegraph

After a mural is unveiled at 20th Century Fox in honour of Bruce Willis and the Die Hard films, John Hiscock talks to Willis about his return to the franchise.








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