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Prince Harry gets Promoted by the Army

Prince Harry has been promoted to captain in the British Army.

Harry, 26 who graduated from Britain's prestigious Sandhurst military academy in 2006, was also awarded an Apache Badge on Thursday after completing an eight-month course to fly the helicopter without an instructor, St. James' Palace said according to CNN.

Prince Harry who has been speculated as preparing for a wedding with girlfriend Chelsy Davys will have a new title to his name, and that is captain.

There's speculation that Harry's outfit at the big nuptials will be the gold-brocaded state ceremonial uniform of the army regiment he originally joined when he left Sandhurst military academy. But palace aides will not confirm what the best man will be wearing until the day of the wedding, reports the Daily Beast.

Harry's elder brother Prince William serves in the Royal Air Force as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot off the coast of Wales , according to CNN.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/item/prince-harry-gets-promoted/moving-up/
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/04/16/uk.prince.harry.army/index.html?hpt=T2

600- year- old book discovered

A 600- year-old book was found in Sandy, UT at an antiques fundraiser on Saturday.

Book dealer Ken Sanders examined what was a very antique book for $2 dollars , but had not idea the history behind it.

KPLC reports,"A gentleman walked in and said I've got a really important book here and I'm sitting there rolling my eyes and think, 'yeah, sure you do,'" Sanders said. "Then he opens it up and it's a Nuremberg Chronicles from 1494."

Sanders first guess was that this book is well over 100,000 dollars.

The owner of the book said he does not plan to go for top dollar, and just wants to make it available for the public to see, reports KPLC

KPLC
http://www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14417290

Prostitution in India Increases

According BBC News, the number of prostitutes in India has risen by 50% in less than a decade according to a new survey.

Many underage prostitutes in India enter the sex trade industry between the ages of 12 and 15.

A study done by the Government Commission said that two million sex workers in 1997 has risen to 3 million by 2003-2004.

BBC also reports that the study conducted by the NGO interviewed a dramatic 9,500 prostitutes in 31 countries. Of these prostitutes the majority were poor and illiterate.

Over the past seven years, prostitution has even transistioned to the internet .

The Times of India reports that , on Tuesday Police busted a national level online prostitution network.

The police found the pimp who was one of the main players in the internet prostitution scandal and arrested him .

Fortunately, the police were able to rescue a few of the women being held under the pimps control.

"The pimp allowed his customers take the girls out, and asked them to treat the women like their wives," assistant deputy commissioner of suburban police S Jayakumar said. He charged `15,000 for a day. The girls worked for a monthly salary, reports The Times of India.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5140526.stm

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-03-09/chennai/28672170_1_prostitution-racket-anti-vice-girls


Eiffel Tower Bomb Threat causes French Officials To React

A bomb threat made to the Eiffel Tower in Paris caused French Officials to evacuate 4,000 tourist.

On Wednesday, a bomb threat and a suspicious package was enough to cause French officials to take action and protect the safety of everyone in the tower.

According to sify news ,No explosives were found, and the site in the French capital was reopened to visitors more than two hours after the original warning, said a Paris police official.

The Eiffel tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, and millions of people visit every year, but it is not stranger to bomb threats.

The Eiffel Tower was last evacuated on Oct. 10, 2005, due to a bomb threat. Before that, the landmark was last evacuated on July 22, 2003, due to a fire, reports msnbc.

sify news reports that France is currently at the forefront of an international military operation against Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. It has received general, unspecified threats from extremists in the past related to its troops in Afghanistan and a law banning Islamic face veils in public.

The bomb threat is still under investigation, and the Eiffel tower has since been opened back up to the public

sifynews
http://www.sify.com/news/eiffel-tower-evacuated-after-bomb-threat-news-others-ld0xOnecaci.html

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39177318/ns/world_news-europe/Etower.jpg (image= Daily Contributor)

Massive Earquake Shatters Japan

An 8.9 magnitude- temblor hit the east coast of Japan Friday morning at 2:46 p.m(12:46a.m. ET) killing and injuring hundreds of people.

30-foot walls of water swept across rice fields,spread across entire towns, dragged houses onto highways, and tossed cars and boats. Waves were documented as reaching six miles (10 kilometers) inland in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan's east coast.

The earth shook with such ferocity," said Andy Clark, who said he had gotten used to earthquakes during his 20 years in Japan but never experienced what he felt Friday at the airport outside Tokyo. "I thought things were coming to an end ... it was simply terrifying," reported CNN.

UPDATE:
The skies all along the coastline are buzzing with helicopters. They are search teams scouring the wrecked landscape for any signs of life, reports BBC News.

The tsunami rolled across the Pacific at 800km/h (500mph) - as fast as a jetliner - before hitting Hawaii and the US West Coast, but there were no reports of major damage from those regions reports BBC.

Natsuko Komura had been riding her horse when the earthquake struck. She left her horse and fled away in her car, and when she came back she could not find her horse or identify the roads where she had been.

"Words fail me," she said, "because there is nothing here, the things that are supposed to be here, everything is gone, she told BBC reporters.


CITED:
CNN- http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.quake/index.html?hpt=T2
BBC-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12728400


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