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Friday Digest: Occupy Oakland, Google Music


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.

 

Death toll in Turkey quake rises to 264; 1,300 more hurt
Rescue workers scrambled to find survivors Monday after a deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated parts of eastern Turkey. At least 264 people are dead and 1,300 are injured after Sunday’s quake, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin told reporters Monday. Search crews used flashlights, shovels, heavy machinery and clawed with their bare hands to lift debris. Roughly 20 aftershocks rattled eastern Turkey…

Libya ends public showing of Gaddafi’s body
Libya’s interim rulers ended the public display of the bodies of Muammar Gaddafi, his son and army chief on Monday after four days in which thousands of Libyans came to see for themselves that the dictator was really dead. Guards locked the gates to the compound surrounding the cold storage container where the grim parody of the lying in state typically accorded to deceased leaders had been played out…

Occupy Oakland Protest: Police Fire Tear Gas And Beanbag Rounds, Clear Out Encampment
Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement engaged in a game of cat-and-mouse in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, with authorities using tear gas to respond to demonstrators’ repeated agitations. The latest such skirmish came around 11:15 PDT in front of City Hall, where a haze of chemical smoke still hung in the air following several similar…

U.N.: World can ‘thrive’ as population reaches 7 billion
As the global population hits 7 billion in the coming days, nations can take steps to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century, the United Nations said Wednesday. The milestone is expected to be reached on October 31. “With planning and the right investments in people now … our world of 7 billion can have thriving, sustainable cities, productive labor forces…

Google Music Store Hindered Due to Lack of Licenses
Google plans to launch its licensed music store with tight integration into its Google+ social network, but its lack of agreement from two major labels may jeopardize this latest entry into the field of music sharing. Users will be able to recommend songs in their online library to Google+ contacts, who, in turn, would be allowed to listen to the songs once at no charge. After the one-listen trial…

Yemen women burn veils in Sanaa in anti-Saleh protest
Hundreds of women have set fire to their traditional veils in Yemen in protest at the violence used against anti-government demonstrators. The women, in the capital Sanaa, made a pile of veils in the street which they then doused with petrol and set alight. Women have played a key part in the uprising against Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A Yemeni woman activist, Tawakkul Karman, was joint winner…

Finally, Europe has a deal
European Union leaders announced an agreement early Thursday on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds. The agreement came at the end of marathon talks to finalize the details of a comprehensive policy response to the government debt and banking problems threatening the stability of the euro currency and global economy…

Horror of South Africa’s ‘corrective rape’
It was supposed to be an ordinary night out with friends for 20-year-old Zukiswa Gaca but it ended with her lying on a railway track attempting to take her own life. Gaca was at a bar, drinking with friends in Khayelitsha township, less than 40 kilometers outside Cape Town, South Africa, when a man tried to ask her out. “I told the guy that no I’m a lesbian so I don’t date guys and then he said to me…




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