Monday, May 31, 2010
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/
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Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
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/
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/
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/
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
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/
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/
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
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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/
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
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
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
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
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
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
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10100108.stm
Thursday, May 6, 2010
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
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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(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
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.
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
(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/