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Monday, May 31, 2010

Tropical storm leaves more than 100 dead in Central America - CNN.com

Tropical storm leaves more than 100 dead in Central America - CNN.com
At least 115 people have died after a tropical storm battered Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the weekend, officials in those countries reported.

Guatemala was hit hardest, with at least 92 deaths, 54 people missing and 59 injured, emergency officials said. Nearly 112,000 people have been evacuated and more than 29,000 are living in temporary shelters, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said in an address to the nation late Sunday.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/05/31/honduras.storm.emergency/

The office of Guatemala's president handed out this aerial view of a crater that opened up after Agatha hit.
Picture from CNN.com 

Friday, May 28, 2010

At least 73 killed in India train crash - CNN.com

At least 73 killed in India train crash - CNN.com
CNN - At least 73 bodies have been pulled out of the mangled wreckage where two trains crashed in eastern India early Friday in an incident authorities linked to Maoist rebels.
Also about 115 passengers were injured when 13 cars of the Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Express derailed, capsized on a parallel track and were slammed by a cargo train, authorities said
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/27/india.train.crash/

At least 80 killed in Lahore, Pakistan attacks - CNN.com

At least 80 killed in Lahore, Pakistan attacks - CNN.com
CNN - Attacks with bombs and firearms in Pakistan, targeting houses of worship for a persecuted religious minority, killed at least 80 people Friday, a senior government official said.

The strikes took place at two mosques in Lahore belonging to the Ahmadi religious group, police and rescue officials said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/28/pakistan.violence/

CNN - Ecuador peak erupts

CNN - Two villages in Ecuador were being evacuated Friday after the Tungurahua volcano erupted again, as it has done periodically since 1999, the government's emergency management agency said.
The eruption sent a large ash cloud into the air, the national geophysical institute said. The height could not be determined because of cloudiness in the area.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/05/28/ecuador.volcano.evacuations/ 
    

Death toll climbs to 3 from Guatemala volcano - CNN.com

Death toll climbs to 3 from Guatemala volcano - CNN.com
More than 1,800 people have been evacuated; four are missing.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/05/28/guatemala.volcano/

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Russia bomb kills 6; more than 40 hurt - CNN.com

Russia bomb kills 6; more than 40 hurt - CNN.com

CNN Money - Apple exceeds Microsoft in market capitalization - May. 26, 2010

Apple exceeds Microsoft in market capitalization - May. 26, 2010
CNN Money - Microsoft's dominance as the tech industry's most valuable player has ended.

On Wednesday, Apple's market capitalization edged past its longtime rival's as investors made official what consumers have long suggested: Microsoft is no longer the industry's alpha dog.
Read full article at CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/26/technology/apple_microsoft/

Madagascan bird declared extinct - CNN.com

Madagascan bird declared extinct - CNN.com
London, England (CNN) -- The Alaotra Grebe, a small diving bird native to Madagascar has been officially classified extinct, according to a leading bird conservation organization.
Read full article at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/05/26/bird.extinction.red.list/

BBC News - Red Cross in Afghanistan gives Taliban first aid help

BBC News - Red Cross in Afghanistan gives Taliban first aid help
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has given first aid training to Taliban members in Afghanistan.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10161136.stm

BBC News - Jamaica shoot-out death toll 'rises to 44'

BBC News - Jamaica shoot-out death toll 'rises to 44'

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ship collision off Singapore causes spill - CNN.com

Ship collision off Singapore causes spill - CNN.com
An estimated 2,000 metric tons of crude oil may have spilled into the Singapore Strait when two ships collided off the city-state's southeastern coast on Tuesday, the Port Authority said.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/25/singapore.collision/

North Korea freezes relations with South Korea - CNN.com

North Korea freezes relations with South Korea - CNN.com

BBC News - Jamaica drug raid toll reaches 27

BBC News - Jamaica drug raid toll reaches 27
At least 27 people, almost all civilians, have died in gun battles in Jamaica, police have said, as the hunt continues for Christopher "Dudus" Coke a suspected drug lord.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10156140.stm

Online maps, apps help track oil spill - CNN.com

Online maps, apps help track oil spill - CNN.com

See the map and use it to view the spill in relation to your town at http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill.

Oil Reporter is a new app for the iPhone and Android smartphone systems that lets residents of the Gulf Coast upload photos and videos of what they see, along with messages about it.

Google has assembled a multilayer map of information about the Gulf oil slick.
See more at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/05/25/oil.spill.map/

Monday, May 24, 2010

BBC News - US to conduct naval exercises with S Korea after attack

BBC News - US to conduct naval exercises with S Korea after attack
The US has confirmed it will hold naval exercises with South Korea, after a report blamed the North for the sinking of a Southern warship, officials say.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10150379.stm

Air India's flight data recorder sought - CNN.com

Air India's flight data recorder sought - CNN.com
158 people perished when the plane crashed in Mangalore on Saturday, 128 bodies have been identified and handed over to relatives.
Eight people survived after plane overshot runway and crashed into valley during landing.
The cockpit voice recorder has been recovered from the crash site.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/23/india.plane.crash

Google rolls out encrypted Web search option - CNN.com

Google rolls out encrypted Web search option - CNN.com
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Friday, May 7, 2010

BBC News - 'Historic' day as first non-Latin web addresses go live

BBC News - 'Historic' day as first non-Latin web addresses go live

Arab nations are leading a "historic" charge to make the world wide web live up to its name.

Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called "country codes" written in Arabic scripts.

The first country codes:

  • Egypt: مصر
  • Saudi Arabia: السعودية
  • United Arab Emirates: امارات

Source: Icann

Website for the Egyptian Ministry of Communications
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10100108.stm

Thursday, May 6, 2010

CNNMoney.com Market Report - May. 6, 2010

CNNMoney.com Market Report - May. 6, 2010
CNNMoney - Dow falls over 500 points. CNNMoney: http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/06/markets/markets_newyork/

See current stock market points at SJSF Links site/Finance.

BBC News - Images show volcano intensifying

BBC News - Images show volcano intensifying

The UK Met Office has released a vivid series of images that show the Eyjafjallajokull volcano intensifying.

In the satellite pictures, which use infrared wavelengths, the ash plume appears as bright orange colours spreading out from the volcano.

The plume gradually increased in size over a period of approximately six hours on Thursday morning.

Read the full story and watch the video at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8665280.stm

Report Of Suspicious Device On Bus Closes Portsmouth Streets - New Hampshire News Story - WMUR Manchester

Report Of Suspicious Device On Bus Closes Portsmouth Streets - New Hampshire News Story - WMUR Manchester

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BBC News - Deadly tornado hits city in south-western China

BBC News - Deadly tornado hits city in south-western China
A powerful tornado has hit Chongqing municipality in south-western China, killing at least 23 people.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8663969.stm

BBC News - Nigerian President Yar'Adua is dead, says state TV

BBC News - Nigerian President Yar'Adua is dead, says state TV

Fifty-eight-year-old Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua died at his presidential villa on Wednesday, state TV has said.

A presidential aide and the information minister confirmed his death. Mr Yar'Adua, who became president in 2007, had been ill for some time.

Read full Story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8663824.stm

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | UK election

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | UK election
Watch news and info of the UK election at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm

BBC News - Three dead as Greece protest turns violent

BBC News - Three dead as Greece protest turns violent
At least three people have been killed in the Greek capital as protesters set fire to a bank during a general strike over planned austerity measures.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8661385.stm

BBC News - Somali pirates hijack Russian China-bound oil tanker

BBC News - Somali pirates hijack Russian China-bound oil tanker
A Russian warship is rushing to assist an oil tanker bound for China which has been hijacked by Somali pirates. Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8661816.stm

BBC News - Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish airports shut by ash

BBC News - Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish airports shut by ash
Thousands of passengers are facing long delays after airports in Scotland and Ireland closed because of a fresh cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8661096.stm

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BBC News - Microsoft's Internet Explorer losing browser share

BBC News - Microsoft's Internet Explorer losing browser share
Read more at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10095730.stm

BROWSER MARKET SHARE

  • Internet Explorer - 59.9%
  • Firefox - 24.5%
  • Chrome - 6.7%
  • Safari - 4.7%
  • Opera - 2.3%
  • Opera Mini - 0.7%
  • Netscape - 0.46%
  • Mozilla - 0.16%
  • Flock - 0.06%
  • Lunascape - 0.04%
  • Source: Net Applications
Chart from BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10095730.stm

Flooded Nashville faces long recovery - CNN.com

Flooded Nashville faces long recovery - CNN.com

(CNN) -- The Cumberland River is receding in swamped Nashville, Tennessee, but Music City faces a long recovery from the historic flooding.

The floods left landmarks, homes and businesses underwater in the country music capital.

At least 27 deaths were blamed on flooding in the Southeast, 18 of them in Tennessee. And 10 of those Tennessee deaths occurred in Davidson County including Nashville, authorities said.

Read full story at CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/05/04/tennessee.flooding.deaths

Times Square bomb plot suspect arrested 'at last second' - CNN.com

Times Square bomb plot suspect arrested 'at last second' - CNN.com

New York (CNN) -- Authorities hunting for the suspect in the botched Times Square bombing dramatically beat the clock overnight, seizing a Pakistani-American citizen moments before he was set to begin a long trip to his strife-torn homeland.

Faisal Shahzad, 30, was arrested around 11:45 p.m. ET Monday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Shahzad will appear sometime after 2 p.m. ET Tuesday in federal court, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said.

The suspect is set to go before Magistrate Judge Kevin Fox. Charges will be read against the defendant, and the judge will determine if bail will be set.

Latest updates in Times Square bomb scare from CNN

Shahzad was on board Emirates Airlines Flight 202 to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the jetway had been pulled back when the plane was called to return to the gate, a law enforcement source said. Shahzad was booked through to Islamabad, Pakistan, via Dubai, a senior airline official confirmed.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/04/new.york.car.bomb

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Suspicious car leads to closure of Times Square - CNN.com

Suspicious car leads to closure of Times Square - CNN.com
(CNN) -- Several blocks of New York's Times Square remained shut down early Sunday morning as a robot from the city police department's bomb squad checked for explosives after an officer saw smoke coming from a box inside a parked car. Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/02/times.square.closure/