News Headlines - 01 June 2013

Turkish PM Erdogan calls for end to protests as clashes flare | Reuters

Protesters lit fires and scuffled with police in parts of Istanbul and Ankara early on Sunday, but the streets were generally quieter after two days of Turkey's fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years.

Russia tries to kick habit with anti-smoking law | Reuters

Tobacco restrictions came into force in Russia on Saturday which President Vladimir Putin hopes will create a healthier workforce and help reverse a population decline, but they face stiff opposition in a country where four in ten people smoke.

In Asia, Hagel Presses Beijing on Cyberspying - WSJ.com

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel used his first visit to Asia as Pentagon chief to raise alarms about the dangers of China's cyberspying and to urge Beijing to join talks to establish global rules in cyberspace ahead of a summit in the coming week between U.S. and Chinese leaders.

BBC News - Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science. The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of a member of the human lineage from two million years ago.

Large asteroid safely zips past Earth, dragging its moon along - CNN.com

Scientists have been rubbing their hands for a decade and a half for this opportunity since they discovered the asteroid on August 19, 1998, the year for which it is named. The letter "Q" stands for the month of August.








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