News Headlines - 16 August 2013

Veteran British cameraman for Sky News killed 'by sniper' in Egypt clashes - Telegraph

A veteran British television cameraman was killed today as he reported on the Egyptian security forces’ bloody crackdown on protesters demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Clashes erupt in Egypt as Morsi supporters observe day of ‘rage’ - The Washington Post

Fierce clashes erupted across Egypt on Friday as thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in the aftermath of government raids on pro-Morsi protest camps that left hundreds dead. Dozens of dead and wounded were carried into a field hospital set up by Morsi supporters at the al-Fateh mosque in central Cairo’s Ramses Square on Friday afternoon, as helicopters flew low over the city’s central neighborhoods, witnesses and pro-Morsi activists said.

Court sanctions sterilisation of man with learning difficulties | theguardian.com

A high court judge has for the first time sanctioned the sterilisation of a man with learning difficulties, ruling that he could suffer psychological harm if he has another child. The man, known as "DE", already has a son with his girlfriend.

UK tourism hits record 12 months after Olympics - Telegraph

Britain welcomed more than one visitor every single second in June, as the reputation built up during last year’s Olympics games helped to attract record numbers of tourists, official figures show.

BBC News - Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone

A crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone has set a record for raising more money in pledges than any other such venture. The London-based developer, Canonical, has generated $10,288,472 (about £6.6m) in pledges, passing the record set by Pebble smartwatches last year.








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