Dr Dre Beats 24 METRO Thursday, April 29, 2010 AUSTRALIA: For the first time tobacco companies are to be banned from putting branding or colours on cigarette packets. Laws coming into force in January 2012 will also prohibit them using text or images, meaning the packets will be plain. Prime minister Kevin Rudds Labor Party wants to be seen to be seizing the initiative ahead of this years election. It is set to be dominated by health issues. Mr Rudd struck a deal with state leaders earlier this month to take funding control of hospitals. The countrys tobacco market is worth 5billion a year.
Logos stripped off cigarettes RUSSIA: Dunkin Donuts is back in Moscow after an 11-year hiatus. The US chain plans to open up to 20 stores this year. Its first foray in the country was in 1996 but it pulled out again in 1999 Picture: APTwo arrested over rare monkey soup INDONESIA: A couple have been arrested for making meatball soup out of protected monkeys. The pair poached rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island. Police found 30kg (65lb) of meat estimated to come from 20 to 25 individuals, two rifles and a live langur, said animal protection group ProFauna. The couple have admitted making the soup from the monkey meat. Meatball soup, known locally as bakso, is a popular dish in the country. Speaker to easily win presidency POLAND: Acting president Bronislaw Komorowski could win the June presidential election outright in the first round. The centrist parliamentary speaker (pictured) is backed by 52 per cent of voters, a poll showed. Right-wing Jaroslaw Kaczynski, whose twin brother Lech died alongside 95 other dignitaries in a plane crash earlier this month, has just 27 per cent support. A full general election will be held next year. worlddigest and finally. AMERICA: A goose with a 66cm (26in) arrow sticking out of its chest landed at just the right place.
The wounded bird was picked up by retired vet Bernard Levine in the back yard of his home in Toms River, New Jersey. He performed surgery and took the Canada goose to a bird sanctuary. Russia opens up on Katyn killings DOCUMENTS on the Soviet Un- ions massacre of more than 20,000 Polish officers and civilians in World War II have been posted on- line for the first time. The papers were uploaded to the Russian state archive website yesterday, showing a willingness in the country to take responsibility for the killings at Katyn in 1940. They include a letter by Lavrenty Beria, head of the secret police, rec- ommending the executions. It is signed by dictator Josef Stalin. The minutes of a government meeting re- garding the killings, and a note from 1959 to inform Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev the Katyn files had been destroyed, are also included. The documents have been public since 1992 but it is the first time they have been available to a mass audience in Russia. The Soviets blamed the killings on the Nazis until 1990.
Beats By Dre UK We can surely call the decision a breakthrough because, for the first time, a website that is generally accessible to everyone in the Russian Federation publishes three very important documents concerning Katyn, said polish his- torian Andrzej Kunert. Relations between Russia and the Poles have warmed after Polish president Lech Kaczynski died in a place crash on April 10, while on his way to a Katyn memorial. By Joel Taylor Follow breaking news through the day.
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