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Friday Digest: Troy Davis executed, NASA satellite


This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news…

This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us.

 

Strauss-Kahn denies violence in sex assault cases
Dominique Strauss-Kahn broke his silence four months after a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault, calling his encounter with the woman a “moral failing” he deeply regrets, but insisting in an interview on French television Sunday that no violence was involved. Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund and a one-time top presidential contender in his native France…

Flags before statehood for Palestinians
Standing under a large poster of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock, Nabil Saeed lays out large rolls of red, green, white and black cloth on his workshop table. These are the colors of his homeland, one he hopes will soon become a fully recognized state. The flag-maker marks the cloth in precise shapes before cutting different colored layers as the hum of a sewing machine is heard from a small room next door…

Apple Event Reportedly Scheduled For October 4
Tired of waiting for the next iPhone? Mark your calendars! The iPhone 5 could be announced at an Apple event on October 4, according to tech blog and Huff Post Tech partner All Things Digital. AllThingsD reports that, according to “sources close to the situation,” new CEO Tim Cook will give the keynote address at an event on October 4, which will be used to introduce the much-anticipated iPhone 5 to the world…

Troy Davis put to death in Georgia
Troy Davis, whose case drew international attention, was put to death by lethal injection for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer in Savannah, Georgia, prison officials announced Wednesday night. Until the very end, Davis maintained his innocence. After he was strapped to the death gurney, he lifted his head to address the family of the slain officer. He told the family of Mark MacPhail that…

NASA Satellite falling on Earth
An out-of-control satellite plummeting to Earth at 18,000mph could land almost anywhere this evening –  excluding North America, Nasa warned tonight. The craft, which is the size of a bus, will break up on entering Earth’s atmosphere, flinging huge chunks of metal weighing up to 350lb across hundreds of miles. NASA said it will only know two hours before impact where it will land – and even that prediction…

Palestinians submit UN statehood bid
Defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of troubled negotiations in the hope this dramatic move on the world stage would reenergize their quest for an independent homeland. In the West Bank, the core of that hoped-for state, a Palestinian man was shot dead in a clash with Israeli soldiers and settlers…




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