A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, January 27, 2012 .
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== Medicins Sans Frontieres announces partial withdrawal over Libyan torture abuses ==
Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have announced a partial withdrawal from Libya. The medical charity announced they will no longer work at Libyan detention centres due to facing treating torture victims in order to make them well enough to be further tortured. MSF General Director Christopher Stokes said: "Our role is to provide medical care to war casualties and sick detainees, not to repeatedly treat the same patients between torture sessions".
The United Nations estimates that some 8,500 former Gaddafi loyalists are being held by a number of unregulated, and unaccountable, armed groups.
Damien McElroy. "Libya: UN alarmed over failure to stop torture of detainees" — The Telegraph, January 26, 2012
"Libyan detainees die after torture, says Amnesty International" — BBC News Online, January 26, 2012
== Jagger tells World Economic Forum, "can't always get what you want" ==
Lead singer of The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger has withdrawn from the 'Great British Tea Party' in Davos, Switzerland.
Cutting short his visit to the 2012 World Economic Forum, as well as pulling out of Prime Minister David Cameron's event intended to promote UK creativity, Jagger complained of both "being used as a political football" and "comment[s] about my political allegiances which are inaccurate."
"Mick Jagger pulls out of David Cameron event amid 'political football' claims" — The Telegraph, January 25, 2012
"Jagger boycotts political football in Davos" — Russia Today, January 25, 2012
== UK Prime Minister calls for European Union to be more competetive ==
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron called on European Union leaders to be "bold" and "decisive" to boost growth and promote business.
Labelling a proposed financial transactions tax as "madness" he attacked "unnecessary" regulations on business, telling attendees that "Europe's lack of competitiveness remains its Achilles heel."
Larry Elliott and Jill Treanor. "Davos: David Cameron urges Eurozone to take 'bold and decisive action'" — The Guardian, January 26, 2012
Daniel Bentley. "Be bold to promote business, Cameron tells Europe" — The Independent, January 26, 2012
== Coup in Papua New Guinea fails ==
A military coup in Papua New Guinea failed with the capture of at least fifteen mutineers. These supporters of deposed former Prime Minister Sir Michael Thomas Somare seized a military barracks, and the nation's military head, early on Thursday morning and demanded Somare be reinstated.
The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea previously ruled that Somare be reinstated, concluding that current Prime Minister Peter O'Neill was unlawfully appointed.
"Papua New Guinea PM Says Military Mutiny is Over" — Voice of America, January 26, 2012
Kate Hodal. "Papua New Guinea military coup fails" — The Guardian, January 26, 2012
== Australian Prime Minister rescued from protesters ==
During an Australia Day function, the country's Prime Minister, Julia Gillard — and the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, had to be rescued after they were surrounded by as many as 200 aboriginal rights protesters at a Canberra restaurant.
The protesters, from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, appear to have been angered by Abbot's suggestion that it was time for the Embassy, now in its fortieth year, to come down.
"Julia Gillard 'rescued' amid Australia Day protests" — BBC News Online, January 26, 2012
"Australian PM stumbles before angry protesters" — CBS News, January 26, 2012