12 August 2011 Last updated at 07:48 ET
South Africa unveils universal health care schemehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14504628
"If you earn above a certain income you will be required by law to make a contribution to the NHI Fund. It will not be possible to opt out of this responsibility."
Aug 12, 3:36 PM EDT
Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 2-15-36-40
requirement...that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.
Aug 12, 2:49 PM EDT
Wall Street's ride compounds states' pension fears http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 2-14-49-27
turning what was merely a troubled forecast into a potentially stormy future for taxpayers who are on the hook for billions in unfunded liabilities for government retirees.
U.S. Postal Service looks to cut 220,000 jobs
WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:05pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... S720110812
and shutter about 300 processing facilities by 2015 under a proposal to bring its finances in order
August 2011 Last updated at 12:30 ET
Mark Duggan death: IPCC 'may have misled journalists'http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14510329
IPCC = Independent Police Complaints Commission
12 August 2011 Last updated at 10:59 ET
Cumbria detective Mark Fisher jailed for misconduct
A Cumbria detective who used police computers to access women's details has been jailed for
four years after being found guilty of misconduct.
12 August 2011 Last updated at 10:50 ET
Home secretary bans Telford EDL march
The home secretary has banned an English Defence League (EDL) march through a Shropshire town amid fears of disorder. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sh ... e-14506941
Aug 12, 2:57 PM EDT
Mideast upheavals open doors for Saudi strategies http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ ... 2-14-57-19
Saudi Arabia is getting bolder in its strategy for dealing with the Middle East's uprisings. No longer waiting for Washington's cue, the kingdom is aggressively trying to influence the regional turmoil and boost its two goals - protect fellow royal houses and isolate its rival, Iran.
Germany looks to migrants to fight labour shortage
BERLIN | Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:37pm IST http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 9520110812
The Association of German Engineers...reported there were more than 76,000 unfilled engineering vacancies in June, up from 30,000 in 2009.
Exclusive - Vitol, Trafigura supply fuel [gasoline] to Syria
LONDON | Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:01pm BST http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 7O20110812
Syria's oil industry generates most of the state's hard currency from crude output of 380,000 barrels a day.
U.S. calls for boycott of Syrian oil and gas
WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:11pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... 4D20110812
LARGER CRIMES NOT USUALLY CALLED CRIMES
Gunmen kill Brazil judge who jailed corrupt cops
RIO DE JANEIRO | Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:43pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... DW20110812
fired at least 16 bullets into the judge's car