2013.08.18

News Headlines - 18 August 2013

UK detains partner of journalist linked to Snowden | Reuters

British authorities used anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist with close links to Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on Sunday.

Update: 36 Egyptian Islamists killed in jailbreak - Daily News Egypt

Thirty-six Islamist prisoners were killed in Egypt on Sunday during an attempted prison break, the official MENA news agency reported.

How tax drove Vodafone brand to Dublin | The Guardian

But few of Vodafone's customers will be aware that, for four years, the marketing of these high-profile sponsorship deals was run not from its headquarters in the English market town of Newbury but from a satellite office in Dublin.

BBC News - Japan firework festival explosion injures dozens

More than 50 people have been injured, 19 seriously, by an explosion at a summer fireworks festival in Japan's Kyoto prefecture.

Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan: Largest Eruption in Decades Sends Ash Plume Thousands of Feet High - weather.com

The volcano, located in the far southwestern part of Japan's mainland on the island of Kyushu, began to erupt at 4:31 p.m. local time Sunday (3:31 a.m. EDT U.S. time). The smoke plume eventually reached a height of 5,000 meters (approximately 16,000 feet), according to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory. Public broadcaster NHK reported it was the volcano's tallest ash plume since records began in 1955.


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