News Headlines - 28 May 2013

Syria and the Middle East: our greatest miscalculation since the rise of fascism | The Guardian

By helping to destroy secular politics in the Middle East, the west has unleashed the Shia/Sunni conflict now tearing it apart

Video - U.S. Energy Boom Triggers Split Within OPEC - WSJ.com

The American energy boom is deepening splits within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, threatening to drive a wedge between African and Arab members as OPEC grapples with a revolution in the global oil trade. OPEC members gathering on Friday in Vienna will confront a disagreement over the impact of rising U.S. shale-oil production, with the most vulnerable countries arguing that the group should prepare for production cuts to prop up prices if they fall any lower.

Pakistan Electricity Shortages Reach Crisis Stage - NYTimes.com

Electricity shortages, bad for years, have reached crisis proportions. Lights go out for at least 10 hours a day in major cities, and up to 22 hours a day in rural areas. As the summer heat pressed in suddenly last week — touching 118 degrees Fahrenheit in the eastern city of Lahore — Pakistanis again took to the streets to protest the chaotic state of the country’s power delivery system.

Culls risk illegally exterminating badgers, animal expert warns | The Guardian

England's highly controversial badger culls risk illegally wiping out every badger in the cull zones because the animals' numbers are so poorly known, according to one of the UK's leading badger experts.

Bridget Jones returns in new title, Mad About the Boy - Telegraph

Bridget Jones will be returning to our bookshelves this year in all her drunken, haphazard, singleton glory. Helen Fielding, the author behind the phenomenally successful series about the hapless Bridget, today announced through her publisher, Jonathan Cape, the title for the next book. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy and will be published on October 10th 2013.








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