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Thursday, April 29, 2010

BBC News - Pakistan Taliban militants 'reappear' in Swat valley

BBC News - Pakistan Taliban militants 'reappear' in Swat valley

BBC News - Man stabs 28 children in China nursery school attack

BBC News - Man stabs 28 children in China nursery school attack
Twenty-eight children and three adults have been injured by a man with a knife at a nursery school in eastern China, the third such attack in a month.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8650626.stm

Somalia rebels battle pirates, government troops - CNN.com

Somalia rebels battle pirates, government troops - CNN.com April 25, 2010

Oil spill given 'national significance' designation - CNN.com

Oil spill given 'national significance' designation - CNN.com
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) --
An oil spill off Louisiana was designated a spill of "national significance" Thursday, meaning assets can be drawn from other states and areas to combat it, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

The U.S. military may be called on to assist authorities scrambling to mitigate a potential environmental disaster posed by an oil spill expanding toward the Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard said.

Read full story at CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/29/louisiana.oil.rig/

Monday, April 26, 2010

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan - CNN.com

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan - CNN.com

U.S.: N. Korean torpedo likely sunk warship - CNN.com

U.S.: N. Korean torpedo likely sunk South Korean warship - CNN.com

Death toll stands at 2,220 in China earthquake – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

CNN - Death toll stands at 2,220 in China earthquake

From news.blogs.cnn.com - The death toll has risen to 2,220 in the massive earthquake that struck China this month, according to the state-run news agency in China.

At least 70 people, the Xinhua news agency said, were still missing.

The 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the northwest China Qinghai province April 14 and toppled about 15,000 homes. More than 100,000 people fled the area.

Qinghai province is home to about 5 million people and is considered a gateway to Himalayan Tibet.

Officials said they would raise the monthly allowance from 600 yuan ($87) to 1,000 yuan ($146) for orphaned children, widowed elderly and disabled people in the wake of the quake.

Families of the dead also will receive 8,000 yuan ($1,171) for each death.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Obama pays tribute to fallen West Virginia miners - CNN.com

Obama pays tribute to fallen West Virginia miners - CNN.com

BBC News - Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

BBC News - Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline
There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because of bad weather.

First president owes library $4,577 and two books - CNN.com

First president owes library $4,577 and two books - CNN.com

FOXNews.com - Torpedo blast likely sank warship: SKorea minister

FOXNews.com - Torpedo blast likely sank warship: SKorea minister
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An explosion caused by a torpedo likely tore apart and sank a South Korean warship near the North Korean border, Seoul's defense minister said Sunday, while declining to assign blame for the blast as suspicion increasingly falls on Pyongyang.

BBC News - X-37B military spaceplane launches from Cape Canaveral

BBC News - X-37B military spaceplane launches from Cape Canaveral
A prototype spaceplane developed for the US military has been launched into orbit from Florida.

The X-37B, which has been likened to a scaled-down space shuttle, blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1952 EDT (2352 GMT) on Thursday.

Oil leaking from site of sunken rig, Coast Guard says – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Oil leaking from site of sunken rig, Coast Guard says – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

BBC News - Clash on south Sudan boundary with Darfur 'kills 55'

BBC News - Clash on south Sudan boundary with Darfur 'kills 55'

Report: Close-range blast sank S. Korean ship - CNN.com

Report: Close-range blast sank S. Korean ship - CNN.com