News Headlines - 28 May 2014

World War I centennial: The Great War and its great and terrible consequences | Fox News

On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duchess. It was the shot-heard-round-the-world, unleashing a series of events that by August 1914 embroiled Europe in war. That deadly summer unfolded 100 years ago, and the world truly was never the same.

BBC News - Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit

Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say.
State television said the governor's HQ had been recaptured and 60 fighters from the Isis militant group killed.

Nasa launches saucer-shaped vehicle to test technology for landing on Mars | theguardian.com

A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, completing a successful test of technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Google Glass fans warned: Don't forget about privacy | ZDNet

Google Glass went on sale in the UK earlier this week for £1,000 and the Information Commissioner's Office, which said that wearable technology may well become as common as mobile phones, has set out how privacy rules affect such devices.

Wimbledon 2014: Serena Williams loses to Alize Cornet - The Independent

A tournament apparently immune from major surprises underwent a second, more seismic shock in as many days, when Serena Williams followed Li Na out of the women's singles, beaten by Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. It is the first time in the open era that the top two seeds have both taken their leave from Wimbledon before the fourth round.








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