London struggles to deal with rioting. Canadian marijuana growers take advantage of the American housing slump. Beach volleyball babes put advertisements on their bikini-clad bottoms. These are the top stories making headlines on Digital Journal.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on Digital Journal, under the category bar. They are changing constantly to reflect what people are reading on the site.
A man uses a parasol as a weapon against the thin blue line of watching riot police officers in Tottenham, London
By Beacon Radio
London riots 2011: A shop and police car burn as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London.
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London riots 2011: Many residents awoke on Sunday morning to burnt out cars and even buses were torched.
By Beacon Radio
Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London after youths protested against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England. Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan died August 4 after being shot by police in Tottenham, north London.
Zara Dampney, a female beach volleyball player, is sponsored by Betfair, an online sports betting provider. Dampney agreed to wear bikini bottoms that have quick response (QR) codes printed on the rear. When someone takes a photo of the QR code using a smartphone they are taken to a website that offers a free bet from Betfair.