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Clare Spencer | 14:25 UK time, Friday, 10 December 2010

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

The Guardian's latest revelation coming from Wikileaks implicates the world largest pharmaceutical company. According to a leaked US embassy cable, Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence of corruption on Nigerian attorney general to persuade him to drop legal action. Nine children died after a meningitis drug trial, but it was claimed Pfinzer hadn't obtained proper consent from their parents.

The Independent reports that a protester from Thursday's anti-university fees demonstrations is in hospital after a police officer hit him with a truncheon. The paper says as they tried to leave the area where protesters were being held in a police "kettling" operation, the second-year undergraduate suffered a blow to the head which left him unconscious with bleeding on the brain.

The Times relives Thursday's student protests as-it-happened in their live text page. The reporter signs off before the news of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's car being attacked, but predicts, "The police are sending in reinforcements to clean up the demo outside Parliament. That will not be easy: the young protesters really have the bit between their teeth."

The Sun says Prince Charles also predicted problems getting through the protest. While hosting a tea party earlier in the day the paper says he jokes: "Hopefully we'll be able to brave our way through".

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is among 16 billionaires who promise to give away the majority of their wealth. It's part of "the Giving Pledge" organised by software mogul Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to persuade the world's rich to boost their giving.

Slate asks why no-one has heard of world champion surfer Kelly Slater. The 38 year old won his 10th world surfing championships this week. Despite that, he's unheard of - something the magazine puts down to surfing not working as a spectator sport, not least because of all the waiting around involved.

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