Opening ceremony jolly good show – Chicago Tribune

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Opening ceremony jolly good show

Chicago Tribune

LONDON — In one of thousands of pubs across London, where surely tears mixed with laughter Friday night, they might say I was gobsmacked by the Olympic opening ceremony. In a more proper English teahouse, they might say I quite fancied that.

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Syrian rebels amass as battles for Aleppo, Damascus intensify – CNN International

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Syrian rebels amass as battles for Aleppo, Damascus intensify

CNN International

(CNN) — Syrian rebels set up medical clinics in Aleppo homes as they prepared for more clashes with government forces Friday in the city that serves as the country's commercial hub. "On every street, we have a car to transport the wounded," said …

Syrian Helicopters Fire on Aleppo as Defection of Lawmaker Is Reported

New York Times

Syria crisis: US fears Aleppo 'massacre' – live updates

The Guardian

Syria rebels defiant ahead of Aleppo battle

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North Korea’s Ri Sol-ju ‘may have visited South Korea’ – BBC News

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North Korea's Ri Sol-ju 'may have visited South Korea'

BBC News

More details are emerging in South Korea about the woman identified as the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A lawmaker, quoting intelligence officials, said they believed Ri Sol-ju had visited South Korea in 2005 and had studied singing in …

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un projects new image by showing off wife

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North Korean Olympic official rails against flag blunder

Reuters

Kim Jong Un married in 2009, according to intelligence service

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Faces of the Free Syrian Army – CNN

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Faces of the Free Syrian Army

CNN

Editor's note: CNN's Ivan Watson and crew are some of the few international reporters in Syria, whose government has been restricting access on foreign journalists and refusing many of them entry. Check out more from CNN inside Syria.

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Amelia Earhart Google Logo Honors Pilot’s 115th Birthday – Huffington Post

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Amelia Earhart Google Logo Honors Pilot's 115th Birthday

Huffington Post

Google on July 24 paid tribute the the female aviation pioneer, famous for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, with a Google Doodle on the search engine's home page. The day would have been the pilot's 115th birthday.

Nothing To Report Yet, 'Disappointed' Amelia Earhart Searchers Say

NPR (blog)

Amelia Earhart: Expedition returns without evidence

BBC News

Lost at sea: Hunt for Earhart's plane abandoned

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Penn State hit with unprecedented penalties for Sandusky scandal – Reuters

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Penn State hit with unprecedented penalties for Sandusky scandal

Reuters

By Edith Honan (Reuters) – The governing body of US college sports took sweeping, unprecedented action against Penn State University's revered footb »

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Sony Ericsson posts $300M loss as sales sink – Triangle Business Journal:

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A year ago, Sony Ericsson reported a second quartefr profitof $8.4 million. Revenue for the secondx quarter of 2009was $2.3 down 40 percent compared to the same period last The London-based handset maker, which has its North Americann headquarters in Morrisville, shipped 13.8 million phones in the quarter, down by 43 percen t from the second quarter of 2008. The companty attributed the declines to the challengingmarke conditions, particularly in Latin America.
“As expected, the second quarter was challenging and we stilk believe the remainder of the year will be difficult for Sony company President Dick Komiyama said ina “Our focus remains on bringing the compan back to profitability and growth as quickly as possiblwe and our performance is starting to improve due to our cost reduction activities.” Sincse starting cost-cutting programs last year, Sony Ericsson’s globalp work force has been slashed by 2,35 0 people. The company in the seconx quarter announced plans for an online applications store, which is aimed at generating more revenue. Sony Ericssomn employs about 450in Morrisville.

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In Aurora, bomb experts complete first phase of disarming apartment of James … – Washington Post

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In Aurora, bomb experts complete first phase of disarming apartment of James …

Washington Post

AURORA, Colo. — As the names of the 12 victims of Friday's mass shooting in a Denver suburban movie theater were slowly released by grieving families, federal and local bomb squads began disarming an elaborate set of booby traps set up inside the …

Authorities disarm trip wire, first explosive deivce in Colorado movie theater …

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Police Devise Plan to Enter Apartment of Colo. Suspect

New York Times

Colorado shooting suspect was 'a bright guy,' former teacher says

Los Angeles Times

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Gunman attacks ‘Batman’ premiere in Colorado, 12 dead | – Reuters

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Gunman attacks 'Batman' premiere in Colorado, 12 dead |

Reuters

By Keith Coffman and Stephanie Simon | AURORA, Colo. (Reuters) – A gunman in a gas mask and bullet-proof vest killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of the new "Batman" movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a …

12 killed in shooting at Colo. movie theater

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Rebels keep pressure on Assad, UN resolution fails – Reuters

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Rebels keep pressure on Assad, UN resolution fails

Reuters

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon | AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebels battled deep into the heart of Damascus on Thursday against government troops, who unleashed artillery and helicopter gunships on their own capital in retaliation for the …

Syria: US condemn pair's UN veto as 'highly regrettable' – live updates

The Guardian

The way forward in Syria after Bashar al-Assad

Christian Science Monitor

Damascus turns battlefield

Hindustan Times

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