News Headlines - 24 July 2013

The baby boy destined to become King George VII - Telegraph

Tasked with choosing a name that would suit a 22nd century king, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to stick with tradition by naming their son George Alexander Louis.

BBC News - Are royal baby name choices copied by the public?

Baby name trends are influenced by an eclectic range of sources. In 2001, the girls' name Chardonnay was nowhere in the names chart, only just creeping into the ONS's top 5000 for England and Wales.

Edward Snowden 'granted papers needed to leave Moscow airport' - Telegraph

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has been granted documents that will allow him to leave a Moscow airport where he is holed up, an airport source said on Wednesday.

Appeal court dismisses HS2 challenge - FT.com

Ministers have welcomed a “green light” for the High Speed 2 rail project after the Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed the latest attempt by opponents to block the £42.6bn scheme. The appeals had been brought by 15 councils and other campaign groups, including local residents affected by the route, who had asked the judges to order further assessment of the project.

BBC News - New worries for Fukushima workers

Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they have seen steam rising from one of the damaged reactor buildings, for the second time in less than a week.









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