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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BP oil clean-up efforts disrupted by 12-foot waves - CNN.com

BP oil clean-up efforts disrupted by 12-foot waves caused by Hurricane Alex - CNN.com

Southern Mexico rattled by earthquake - CNN.com

Southern Mexico rattled by earthquake - CNN.com
CNN - A strong earthquake hit southern Mexico's Oaxaca state early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The magnitude 6.2 quake rattled the region at 2:22 a.m. local time and was centered about 220 miles south-southeast of Mexico City.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/30/mexico.earthquake/

One person was killed in Oaxaca, Mexico by the 6.4 magnitude earthquake.
CNN Mexico - Una persona murió en Oaxaca, México por el sismo de 6.4 grados.
CNN Mexico: http://mexico.cnn.com/nacional/2010/06/30/una-persona-murio-en-oaxaca-por-el-sismo-de-64-grados

Study links bee decline to cell phones - CNN.com

Study links bee decline to cell phones - CNN.com

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BBC News - Taiwan and China sign landmark trade agreement

BBC News - Taiwan and China sign landmark trade agreement

26 troopers killed in suspected India Maoist assault - CNN.com

26 troopers killed in suspected India Maoist assault - CNN.com
CNN - At least 26 armed police were killed in a Maoist ambush in eastern India on Tuesday, authorities said.

The assault occurred in the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh state, one of the regions worst-hit by Maoist attacks in recent months.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/29/india.ambush/

Feds arrest 10 accused of being Russian agents - CNN.com

Feds arrest 10 accused of being Russian agents - CNN.com
The Justice Department announced Monday that 10 people were arrested on charges of being Russian agents involved in a long-term mission in the US. Another suspect was still being sought.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06/28/russian.spying.arrests/

Feds push $700,000 fine against Puerto Rican airline - CNN.com

Feds push $700,000 fine against Puerto Rican airline - CNN.com
CNN - The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is pushing for a $700,000 fine against Puerto Rico-based Executive Airlines for allegedly operating eight of its airplanes in violation of federal aviation regulations.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/06/28/faa.airline.fine/

Monday, June 28, 2010

Alex expected to become a hurricane - CNN.com

Alex expected to become a hurricane - CNN.com
CNN - Tropical Storm Alex is expected to strengthen into a hurricane but is heading away from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/28/tropical.storm.alex/

For more information on tropical cyclone Alex see the National Hurricane Center: Atlantic Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml)

For forecast track cone, watches, warnings and other info see http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?5-daynl#contents

More than 150,000 remain homeless amid Brazil floods - CNN.com

More than 150,000 remain homeless amid Brazil floods - CNN.com

Thursday, June 24, 2010

China breaks up suspected terror group - CNN.com

China breaks up suspected terror group - CNN.com

McChrystal relieved of command, Petraeus chosen to take over - CNN.com

McChrystal relieved of command, Petraeus chosen to take over - CNN.com
President Barack Obama on Wednesday replaced Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan and nominated Gen. David Petraeus to replace him while affirming support for a counterinsurgency strategy encountering problems.

The dramatic shift came a day after McChrystal's disparaging comments about America's civilian leadership surfaced.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06/23/general.mcchrystal.obama.apology/

Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Latest developments – CNN.com Blogs

Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Latest developments – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

BBC News - Australia has first woman PM as Gillard replaces Rudd

BBC News - Australia has first woman PM as Gillard replaces Rudd
BBC News - Julia Gillard has been sworn in as Australia's first female prime minister after a surprise leadership vote in the ruling Labor Party ousted Kevin Rudd.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10393918.stm

Death toll climbs to 44 in Brazil flooding - CNN.com

Death toll climbs to 44 in Brazil flooding - CNN.com
CNN - The death toll from severe flooding in two states in northeastern Brazil has grown to 44, with more than 600 people still missing, the government-run news agency reported.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/24/brazil.floods/

At least 12 dead in train accident outside Barcelona - CNN.com

At least 12 dead in train accident outside Barcelona - CNN.com
CNN - At least 12 people were killed and several others injured when they were run over by a train in a town south of Barcelona, Spain.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/06/23/spain.train.accident/

Monday, June 21, 2010

BBC News - Fourteen die as gangs target buses in El Salvador

BBC News - Fourteen die as gangs target buses in El Salvador
Police in El Salvador say they have captured a number of alleged gang members they accuse of torching a public bus, killing 11 people.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10371224.stm

BBC News - Iraq electricity minister resigns after deadly protests

BBC News - Iraq electricity minister resigns after deadly protests
BBC News - Iraq's electricity minister has offered his resignation after violent protests in several cities over power shortages.
Electricity is available for several hours a day and public anger has grown as temperatures have soared to 50 ºC (122 ºF).
Two people were killed in Basra on Saturday when police opened fire on a protest against power shortages.

Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/middle_east/10371581.stm

BBC News - Mining executives' Africa plane wreckage found

BBC News - Mining executives' Africa plane wreckage found

BBC News - The wreckage of a plane carrying a group of Australian mining executives in West Africa has been found, Cameroon's information minister said.

Nine or 10 bodies had been found, he said, as hopes faded for survivors.

The plane, carrying 11 passengers, disappeared on Saturday while flying from Cameroon to Republic of Congo.

One of Australia's richest men, Ken Talbot, was on board, with five other Australians, and one US, two British and two French nationals.

Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/10371154.stm

BBC News - Belarus 'to pay for Russian gas debt' within two weeks

BBC News - Belarus 'to pay for Russian gas debt' within two weeks
BBC News - Belarus has said it will settle its gas debts to Russia within two weeks, after its eastern neighbour started cutting supplies in a dispute over payments.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10369300.stm

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A wedding fit for a princess - CNN.com

A wedding fit for a princess - CNN.com
Sweden's four-day royal wedding celebration reached its peak Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria married commoner Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/06/19/sweden.royal.wedding/

Polish presidential election is headed for a runoff, exit polls show - CNN.com

Polish presidential election is headed for a runoff, exit polls show - CNN.com

58 workers trapped after China mine blast - CNN.com

58 workers trapped after China mine blast - CNN.com

Santos declares victory in Colombian presidential runoff - CNN.com

Santos declares victory in Colombian presidential runoff - CNN.com
CNN - Former Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos declared victory Sunday in Colombia's presidential run-off, winning more than 69 percent of the votes with nearly all votes counted.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/20/colombia.elections/

Death toll in China flood rises to 147 - CNN.com

Toll in China flood rises to 147 - CNN.com
CNN - The death toll from heavy flooding in southern China rose to 147, as authorities forecast more rain in coming days.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/20/china.floods/

California sees increase in whooping cough cases - CNN.com

California sees increase in whooping cough cases - CNN.com
CNN - California health officials say there's an increase in cases of whooping cough, which is believed to have killed five people in the past few months.

Symptoms of the disease include a runny nose and rapid coughing fits that end with a whooping sound.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/18/california.whooping.cough/

Study: Millions in Bangladesh exposed to arsenic in drinking water - CNN.com

Study: Millions in Bangladesh exposed to arsenic in drinking water - CNN.com
CNN - It could be the worst mass poisoning in history. And the terrible irony is that it may all be due to an idealistic push to clean up drinking water for some of the world's poorest people.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/20/bangladesh.arsenic.poisoning/

7 Colombian soldiers killed by suspected guerrillas - CNN.com

7 Colombian soldiers killed by suspected guerrillas - CNN.com

Mexican officials: Mayor of Guadalupe killed by gunmen - CNN.com

Mexican officials: Mayor of Guadalupe killed by gunmen - CNN.com
CNN - Gunmen shot and killed the mayor of the Mexican town of Guadalupe as his wife and child watched, the mayor of nearby Ciudad Juarez told CNN.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/19/mexico.mayor.killed/

Thursday, June 17, 2010

World Cup - Special Coverage on CNN.com

World Cup - Special Coverage on CNN.com
Full coverage of the FIFA World Cup at CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/worldcup/

46 die in landslides in Myanmar (Burma) - CNN.com

46 die in landslides in Myanmar - CNN.com

BBC News - Nelson Mandela attends great-granddaughter's funeral

BBC News - Nelson Mandela attends great-granddaughter's funeral
BBC News - Nelson Mandela is making a rare public appearance for the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani, who was killed in a car crash last week.

Zenani Mandela, 13, died after a World Cup concert in Soweto.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/10338146.stm

Mothers of detained U.S. hikers urge Iran to prosecute or free them - CNN.com

Mothers of detained U.S. hikers urge Iran to prosecute or free them - CNN.com
CNN - The mothers of U.S. hikers urged the Iranian government to either prosecute or free the three held since last year after reportedly crossing the border into the country while hiking in Iraq.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/17/detained.hikers/

More rain hits southern France as death toll rises to 22 - CNN.com

More rain hits southern France as death toll rises to 22 - CNN.com

Iran starting work on new nuclear reactor, official says - CNN.com

Iran starting work on new nuclear reactor, official says - CNN.com

BBC News - Israel cabinet votes to ease Gaza Strip blockade

BBC News - Israel cabinet votes to ease Gaza Strip blockade
BBC News - Israel has announced it will ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip and allow more civilian goods to enter the Palestinian territory.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/middle_east/10338199.stm

Victims recount horrors of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan - CNN.com

Victims recount horrors of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan - CNN.com

Human rights group urges Kurds to ban female circumcision - CNN.com

Human rights group urges Kurds to ban female circumcision - CNN.com
CNN - A human rights group issued a new report detailing the widespread practice of female circumcisions in Iraqi Kurdistan, calling on Kurdish authorities to outlaw it.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/06/16/kurdistan.genital.mutilation/

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BBC News - UN warship hearing angers N Korea

BBC News - UN warship hearing angers N Korea
BBC News - North Korea says its military will respond if the UN Security Council rebukes it over an alleged torpedo attack on a Southern warship in March.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10325099.stm

BBC News - Mexico train crash leaves 13 dead

BBC News - Mexico train crash leaves 13 dead

Powerful earthquakes shake Indonesian coast, kill 2 people - CNN.com

Powerful earthquakes shake Indonesian coast, kill 2 people - CNN.com
CNN - At least two people were killed after four earthquakes struck within an hour's time near the northern coast of Papua, Indonesia, midday Wednesday, authorities said. A fifth and sixth quake hit the region a few hours later.

"Two people dead, 20 houses collapsed" on the island of Yapen, according to Papua police spokesman Wachyono, who goes by a single name. There were also reports of fires burning, he added.

A 6.4 magnitude quake quake struck at 12:06 p.m. local time, followed by a more powerful 7.0 magnitude quake 10 minutes later, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Within the next 42 minutes, a 5.1 magnitude quake also rattled the region, along with a magnitude 6.2 quake. Weaker quakes of magnitude 4.9 and 4.8 hit the area after 3 p.m.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/15/indonesia.earthquake/

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An uneasy calm falls on Kyrgyzstan - CNN.com

An uneasy calm falls on Kyrgyzstan - CNN.com
CNN - A tense calm fell on the streets of Osh on Tuesday as Kyrgyzstan's interim government sent more security forces to the area to quell violent ethnic clashes.

Even though Tuesday had been one of the calmest days since fighting began, the Central Asian nation's news agency AKI Press reported that the death toll had risen to 170.

More than 100,000 ethnic Uzbeks have fled the ongoing clashes with ethnic Kyrgyz, streaming into camps in neighboring Uzbekistan,according to Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry. Thousands more have not been allowed into Uzbekistan because of a lack of resources. Many were standing on the Kyrgyz side of a barbed wire fence.

More than 1,400 people have been wounded in the clashes, which started late last week, AKI Press reported Sunday. Police said 15 officers have been killed.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/15/kyrgyz.violence/

American arrested searching for Osama bin Laden - CNN.com

American arrested searching for Osama bin Laden - CNN.com
CNN - A 52-year-old American citizen who said he was searching for Osama bin Laden was detained in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan this week, Pakistani police said Tuesday.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/15/pakistan.us.detention/

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Utah park closed following oil spill - Yahoo! News

Utah park remains closed following oil spill - Yahoo! News
A popular Salt Lake City park remains closed after a leaked pipeline sent more than 20,000 gallons of oil into a creek that flows through neighborhoods, into the park and ultimately the Jordan River.
Read full story at Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100613/ap_on_re_us/us_oil_leak_utah

BBC News - Pakistani agents 'funding and training Afghan Taliban'

BBC News - Pakistani agents 'funding and training Afghan Taliban'
Pakistani intelligence gives funding, training and sanctuary to the Afghan Taliban on a scale much larger than previously thought, a report says.

Support for the Afghan Taliban was "official ISI policy", the London School of Economics (LSE) authors suggest.

Pakistan's military denied the claims.


Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10302946.stm

Oil container washes ashore in Florida - CNN.com

Oil container washes ashore in Florida - CNN.com
CNN - A portion of beach in Panama City, Florida, was closed Saturday after a large oil container with BP markings washed ashore, local authorities said.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/12/florida.oil.container/

Afghan schoolgirls hospitalized for possible poisoning - CNN.com

Afghan schoolgirls hospitalized for possible poisoning - CNN.com

Massive fire burns at gas company in North Carolina - CNN.com

Massive fire burns at gas company in North Carolina - CNN.com
CNN - Lightning strikes apparently caused a major fire at a gas company in North Carolina early Sunday morning, fire officials said.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/13/north.carolina.gas.fire/

16 dead in Arkansas flooding - CNN.com

16 dead in Arkansas flooding - CNN.com

16 dead and 4 missing in Arkansas flooding; authorities look into whereabouts of 20 others.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/11/arkansas.campground.deaths/ and CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/12/arkansas.campground.deaths

Tensions high after ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan

Tensions remained high in Kyrgyzstan early Sunday after two days of ethnic clashes left nearly 80 people dead and more than 1,000 others injured since fighting broke out Thursday night, state media reported.

Kyrgyzstan's interim government has given security forces shoot-to-kill powers in a bid to stop ethnic fighting.

Read more about this story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10302611.stm and at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/13/kyrgyz.violence/

Thursday, June 10, 2010

BBC News - South Korea rocket 'explodes' moments after take-off

BBC News - South Korea rocket 'explodes' moments after take-off
A South Korean rocket appears to have exploded moments after take-off, ending the country's latest attempt to join the space-launch industry.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10281073.stm

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gulf Coast oil spill disaster

Gulf Coast oil spill disaster

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Fox News - Gulf Oil Spill Aftermath: How to Help

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CNN - Volunteers recruited to help in oil spill threat

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Greater New Orleans Foundation: Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund Money donation

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (www.crcl.org)
Donate money and/or register to volunteer.

National Park Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund
(http://www.nationalparks.org)
Give to the “National Parks Disaster Recovery Fund” online or by texting “PARKS” to 90999 on your mobile phone by July 1st.

LA Gulf Response (http://lagulfresponse.org)
Register to volunteer and/or make a donation.

Matter of Trust (http://www.matteroftrust.org)
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is working with Matter of Trust to collect donations of nylons, hair and fur, which can be used in making booms for containing oil. This info is from Fox News.

Catholic Charities (http://www.ccano.org)
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Oxfam America
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Volunteer Florida (www.volunteerfloridadisaster.org)
Volunteer to help in Florida.

Second Harvest Food Bank (http://no-hunger.org)

Alabama Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Donate and/or volunteer.

Gulf of Mexico SeaGrant Programs
Contains information on the spill and helpful websites.

For more info on some of this Gulf oil disaster response websites go to
Fox News - Gulf Oil Spill Aftermath: How to Help.



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North Korea prepares for power transfer - CNN.com

North Korea leadership changes strong on family ties - CNN.com

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gas pipeline erupts in eastern Texas - CNN.com

Gas pipeline erupts in eastern Texas - CNN.com
CNN - An underground natural gas pipeline exploded into flames Monday in Johnson County, Texas, injuring several people, a fire official said.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/07/texas.gas.line.fire/

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Reports: Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama to resign - CNN.com

Reports: Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama to resign - CNN.com
CNN - Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama told parliamentary officials Wednesday he will resign. "I'm going to step down," Hatoyama announced in a live broadcast on Japanese TV NHK.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/01/japan.pm.resignation/

More than 175 dead from weekend storm in Central America - CNN.com

More than 175 dead from weekend storm in Central America - CNN.com
CNN - The death toll from Tropical Storm Agatha continued to grow Tuesday, with 152 reported killed in Guatemala, 16 in Honduras and nine in El Salvador.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/01/central.america.storm.deaths/

Australia heads to court over whaling dispute with Japan - CNN.com

Australia heads to court over whaling dispute with Japan - CNN.com

 Picture from CNN.com/video: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2010/06/01/intv.japan.whaling.australia.cnn

BBC News - Turkey rocket attack 'kills six' at naval base

BBC News - Turkey rocket attack 'kills six' at naval base
BBC News - Six Turkish soldiers have been killed and seven injured in a rocket attack on a navy base in the country's south, state media reports.
Suspected Kurdish rebels fired on a military vehicle carrying troops in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10195996.stm

Al Qaeda announces death of No. 3 man, intel group says - CNN.com

Al Qaeda announces death of No. 3 man, intel group says - CNN.com
CNN - Al Qaeda says its No. 3 man and commander of its operations in Afghanistan has died, according to a group that monitors Islamist websites.

Al Qaeda announced the death of Mustafa Abu Yazid in a message posted on such websites Monday, the Maryland-based SITE Intelligence Group said. While the message didn't detail the circumstances of Yazid's death, it did say his wife, three of his daughters, a granddaughter and others were killed, according to SITE.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/31/afghanistan.qaeda.death/