2013.09.08

News Headlines - 07 September 2013

Japan celebrates as Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Olympic Games ahead of Madrid and Istanbul - Telegraph

But the biggest fear has been the threat posed to the health of athletes and visitors alike from radiation escaping from the Fukushima nuclear plant, some 155 miles north of the city. An impassioned final address to the IOC by Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, appears to have quelled those fears.

OTHERS - Istanbul loses out to Tokyo in bid to host 2020 Olympics

Both Madrid and Istanbul were tied with 26 votes each after a first ballot – meaning Tokyo comfortably topped that round with 42 votes – and it had to be put to a second decisive vote to see who would be eliminated.

Disbelief in Madrid as bid to host 2020 Olympics rejected | Reuters

Spaniards reacted with disbelief and disappointment on Saturday after Madrid was eliminated as a possible host of the 2020 summer Games in the opening round of voting by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Obama appeals for backing to hit Syria, Europeans urge delay | Reuters

President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday to back him in launching an attack on Syria, as diplomatic pressure grew on the United States to wait for a U.N. report expected in a week's time before beginning military action.

NSA surveillance: how to stay secure | Bruce Schneier | theguardian.com

Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's deliberate weakening of cryptographic systems, we can finally start to figure out how to protect ourselves.


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