Don't tell the Daily Star but Ryan Giggs does not feature as one of the most covered stories on the UK newslist for the week ending Sunday, June 19, according to journalisted.
Royal Ascot, the big annual race meeting, plus a drunken brawl topped the list with 303 articles; Greece's financial crisis, with anti-austerity riots in Athens and Prime Minister George Papandreou offering to step down or form a unity government, 158 articles; Andy Murray wins the AEGON tournament at Queen's tennis club, the week before Wimbledon, 141 articles; the row over public sector pensions, with Danny Alexander announcing a rise in retirement age to 66 and quarter of a million workers threatening strike action, 119 articles.
Covered little, according to journalisted were North Sudan dropping bombs along its border with South Sudan, with local rights groups reporting up to 65 deaths, 9 articles; Lebanon annouces its new Hezbollah-dominated cabinet, headed by PM Mikati, after 5 months without a functioning government, 5 articles; the Centre for Social Justice reports at least 6,000 women are believed to have been trafficked into the UK last year, 3 articles; hate mail received by several UK Mosques, containing an unknown powder initially feared to be anthrax, later discovered to be harmless, 1 article.
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