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U.S. – Warren Buffett to invest $5 billion in Bank of America

Reuters – Warren Buffett will invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp, stepping in to shore up the largest U.S. bank in the same way he helped prop up Goldman Sachs and General Electric during the financial crisis. Read Article

As Kidnappings Increase, Mexicans Get Dubious RFID Tracking Chips Implanted In Their Arms

Washington Post – Following the violent kidnapping of former Mexican presidential candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos last year, some Mexicans are now having themselves implanted with RFID tracking chips similar to the one that was supposedly cut from Fernandez’s arm by his abductors, the Washington Post reports. Companies selling these chips to scared citizens are promising that they will help rescuers track them down in the event of a kidnapping. Read Article

Too much stress ‘turns you grey’: Adrenaline from being put under pressure could cause hair to change colour

Daily Mail – Stress really can turn your hair grey, say scientists. They have got to the root of how the ‘fight or flight chemical’ adrenaline causes damage that may eventually lead to a variety of conditions from the superficial, such as grey hair, to the serious, such as cancer. Read article

US will veto Palestine bid at UN: Poll

PressTV – The majority of the respondents to a Press TV poll believe the bid by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to seek statehood for Palestine at the United Nations will be vetoed by the United States. Read article

SAS troops dressed in Arab clothes join hunt for Gaddafi as £1m reward is offered for dictator’s head

Mail Online – SAS troops are on the ground in Libya helping rebels to scour buildings and entrances to tunnels in the hunt for runaway leader Colonel Gaddafi. The crack squad of elite soldiers are dressed in Arab clothes and carrying the same AK47s and Kalashnikovs that the rebels have used in the conflict. The SAS will be searching Gaddafi’s wrecked apartments and trying to gain entrance to the network of underground tunnels where he is believed to be hiding. Soldier from 22 SAS Regiment  were first sent into the north African country several weeks ago by David Cameron and they have remained there to find Gaddafi, according to the Daily Telegraph. Read Article

Study shows powerful corporations really do control the world’s finances

PhysOrg – For many years conventional wisdom has said that the whole world is controlled by the monied elite, or more recently by the huge multi-national corporations that seem to sometime control the very air we breathe. Now, new research by a team based in ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, has shown that what we’ve suspected all along, is apparently true. The team has uploaded their results onto the preprint server arXiv. Read Article

Tanzania police seize poached elephant tusks

Reuters – DAR ES SALAAM  – Tanzanian authorities have seized more than 1,000 elephant tusks hidden in sacks of dried fish at Zanzibar port which were destined for Malaysia, officials said on Wednesday. Read article

UK: Inquiry as rugby league player, 25, dies after he was pepper-sprayed and arrested by ‘ELEVEN officers’

Daily Mail – An amateur rugby league player collapsed and died after being overpowered with pepper-spray as he was being arrested by up to eleven police officers. Jacob Michael, 25, was sprayed in the face inside his home in the Widnes area of Cheshire, but managed to flee officers before being brought down on a verge 30 metres away. Read Article