Wednesday, July 24, 2013

World News Briefs -- July 24, 2013 (Evening Edition)

It's Prince GEORGE ALEXANDER LOUIS Of Cambridge! Kate And William Proudly Announce The Name Of Their Baby Boy -- Daily Mail

* Kensington Palace revealed the baby's full name will be George Alexander Louis
* The third in line to the throne will be known as Prince George
* George was the bookmakers' favourite once Kate's pregnancy was announced
* The Queen saw her great-grandson for the first time this morning
* She would have been told by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of their choice
* Six King Georges have worn the crown throughout history
* Royal biographer Robert Lacey said the choice of George would give the Queen 'great pleasure'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this evening revealed that their son - now the third in line to the throne - will be called George.

Kensington Palace revealed the baby's full name will be George Alexander Louis. William and Kate's baby will be known as Prince George and as third in line to the throne will one day be king.

Kensington Palace said in a short statement: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis.

'The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.'

By naming their son George - which is synonymous with British kings - it looks like the couple have followed tradition. However, royal sources say the baby's names are not supposed to be symbolic but that the couple genuinely like them.

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Red Cross: Syria regime blocking aid to Homs.

Syrian rebels claim control of western Aleppo.

Syria's opposition leaders lobby Paris for advanced weapons.

Number of Syria refugees in Lebanon tops 625,000 , UNHCR.

UN chemical weapons experts arrive in Syria.

Palestinian envoy to United Nations slams Israel for ‘war crimes’.

Hezbollah says EU invites Israel attack on Lebanon.

Al-Qaida raids on Iraqi prisons raise fears of return to civil war. Iraq prison break a bad sign of things to come.

US plans to bring Iran oil exports down to zero.

Russia's Putin to visit Tehran for nuclear talks: Media reports.

Iran opposes Israel-Palestinian peace talks.

Israel moves to protect Eilat-bound planes from Sinai jihadis.


China manufacturing activity slows to 11-month low.

Pakistan bomb blasts hit intelligence agency in Sukkur.

Japan scrambles jets after China plane flies by southern islands.

Despite promises to talk, new Pakistan PM gets tough on insurgents.

How Taliban brought new terror to Pakistan's Killer Mountain.

Boat carrying asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, 60 feared dead: media.

China gets muscular new coast guard.

Vietnam-US talks to cover trade, human rights, China.

Biden’s India visit is key in Asia 'rebalance' strategy.


Scores killed in Guinea ethnic violence.

Sudan Darfur rebels attack North Kordofan military.

Abidjan's Maca prison riot kills three in Ivory Coast.

Soaring Ramadan food prices take toll in northern Nigeria.

12 die in clashes in Egypt as new leaders find security elusive.

Egyptian general calls for millions to protest against 'terrorism'.

Human Rights Watch: M23 abuses continue.

Mali election preparations marred by fraud claims.

World Bank: Africa held back by land ownership confusion.

Donors darling, Mozambique looks less loveable after attacks.

S. Sudan's political shakeup: 29 ministers fired.


Fugitive Snowden's hopes of leaving Moscow airport dashed.

Spanish train in deadly derailment. At least 35 killed as train derails in Spain: reports.

William and Kate name Britain's new royal heir George.

Eurozone debt rising despite austerity measures.

Eurozone's 18-month-long recession may be over, economic surveys suggest.

Snowden 'allowed to leave airport'. Snowden set to leave Moscow airport.

Portugal political crisis a catalogue of missteps.

Bulgaria parliament siege escalates political crisis.

Analysis: Southern Europe's leaders eager for Merkel, public fearful.

Greek shipowner Restis arrested on money laundering charges.

Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks.


Bolivia leader Morales accepts apologies over plane row.

NBC/WSJ poll: Faith in DC hits a low; 83 percent disapprove of US Congress.

US Congress debates defense spending, including NSA surveillance and aid to Syrian rebels.

Brazilian police rate as ‘positive’ their security for Pope Francis as his car was swarmed.

Roman Catholics attend mass in Rio for World Youth Day.

More than 20 killed in clashes between Mexican police, armed gangs. Clashes in Mexico's Michoacan state leave 22 dead.

Colombian rebels offer to support peasant protests.

Canada tightens rail laws after Lac-Megantic crash.

Fight over Detroit bankruptcy begins in federal court.


Pakistani Taliban leader discusses 'global jihad,' Syria in al Qaeda video.

American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria.

U.S. overlooks threats from Al-Qaida affiliates.

Former military head says it was quickly clear terrorists behind Benghazi consulate attack.

Israeli army intel chief warns of Jihadist threats.


Facebook revenue up 53 pct; users, mobile ads climb.

Arctic thawing could cost the world $60tn, scientists say.

So the art world's biggest player is now a 30-year-old Qatari woman.

Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually: study.

Demand for OPEC crude will tumble, EIA says.

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