News Headlines - 22 February 2013

BBC News - Obama and Shinzo Abe affirm US-Japan security alliance

US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have affirmed their security alliance and pledged to stand firm against North Korea.

Egypt's president calls parliamentary elections in April - CBC News

Egypt's president called multi-stage parliamentary elections beginning in April but a key opposition leader warned Friday that the vote may only inflame tensions unless there are serious political talks first.

PressTV - Syria opp. says plans to form govt.

The Western-backed so-called Syrian National Coalition says it plans to form a government to run "liberated areas" of the country, as violence rages on in the crisis-hit Arab state.

The Saudi Shard: Skyscraper modelled on British design set to be world's largest - at ONE KILOMETRE high | Mail Online

The British company that built the Shard has landed a contract to manage the construction of what will become the world's largest building - and plans reveal the two look remarkably similar. London-based Mace won the £780million deal to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will stand more than 3,280ft (1km) high. The Shard is currently western Europe's tallest building, while the company also played a role in several of London's most recognisable landmarks, such as the London Eye.

Oscar granted bail, but questions remain | IOL.co.za

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was granted bail of R1 million on Friday, but sharp questions were asked about his version of events the night his girlfriend was killed.








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