Breaking the Bubble


Britain’s Immigration Minister, Mark Harper, resigned after disclosing that this house cleaner of six years was illegally living in the country. (New York Times)

Barclays Bank is under investigation after reports that thousands of confidential customer files had been stolen and sold. (BBC)

The United Nations nuclear agency said that Iran agreed to address the topic of its suspected atomic weapon development. (Reuters)

Indonesia’s first woman governor, Ratu Atut Chosiyah, is arrested on charges of bribery and extortion. (Reuters)

Nepal elected Sushil Koirala, a democratic activist, as the country’s new prime minister after years of deadlock. (New York Times)

Iran celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on Feb. 11. (New York Times)



A California beef company recalled 8.7 million lbs. of beef parts because the meat was comprised of “diseased and unsound animals” and lacked federal inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. (Reuters)

Eleven male students at the University of Georgia have been charged with beating pledges to a campus fraternity. (Reuters)

Facebook executive, advocate for women, and founder of Sheryl Sandberg is working with Getty Images to create images that represent women and families in empowering situations. (New York Times)

Shirley Temple Black, world famous Hollywood child actress, died in California at the age of 85. (CNN)

The House voted to increase the government’s borrowing limit without any conditions until March 2015. (New York Times)

Briefs by Kerong Kelly

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