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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chavez sending troops to Colombian border - CNN.com

Chavez sending troops to Colombian border - CNN.com

Pakistan flooding death toll reaches 800, more rain to come - CNN.com

Pakistan flooding death toll reaches 800, more rain to come - CNN.com: "The rescue and recovery efforts of the Pakistan floods that have killed more than 800 could become more complicated as weather officials predict more monsoon rains starting Monday.

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Russian wildfires leave 28 dead, thousands homeless - CNN.com

Russian wildfires leave 28 dead, thousands homeless - CNN.com: "At least 28 people have been killed and thousands left homeless by wildfires sweeping through western Russia, authorities said Saturday.
The fires have destroyed 1,257 homes across 14 regions, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said. It said 2,825 people have been left homeless.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/07/31/russia.wildfires/

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Attorney in Iran stoning case remains missing - CNN.com

Attorney in Iran stoning case remains missing - CNN.com
An attorney representing an imprisoned Iranian woman facing possible execution by stoning remained missing Tuesday, although his wife and brother-in-law were in custody, a human rights activist said.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/27/iran.stoning.lawyer/

Smartphone may be security threat, UAE says - CNN.com

Smartphone may be security threat, UAE says - CNN.com
Officials in the United Arab Emirates have put the BlackBerry smartphone under review as potential national security threat, according to WAM, the UAE's official state news agency.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/07/26/uae.blackberry.review/

Illegal local brew kills 14 in Kenya - CNN.com

Illegal local brew kills 14 in Kenya - CNN.com
At least 14 people died in a Nairobi slum after drinking illegal local brew, which may have been laced with chemicals to make it more potent, a government official said.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/07/27/kenya.brew.deaths

Pretoria News: Russians hit by severe heatwave

Pretoria News: Russians hit by severe heatwave

BBC News - Sarkozy condemns killing of hostage Michel Germaneau

BBC News - Sarkozy condemns killing of hostage Michel Germaneau

BBC News - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed the death of a French hostage killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in north-west Africa.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10760892

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chicago areas declare disaster after flooding - CNN.com

Chicago areas declare disaster after flooding - CNN.com

200 structures destroyed in Iowa dam flooding - CNN.com

200 structures destroyed in Iowa dam flooding - CNN.com
CNN - At least 200 structures have been destroyed and 1,100 damaged after a dam on an eastern Iowa lake failed, unleashing a torrent of floodwaters, a spokesman for the governor said Sunday.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/US/07/25/iowa.dam.breach/

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

About 556 dead penguins wash up on Brazilian coast.

Hundreds of penguins wash up on Brazilian coast - CNN.com
CNN - iologists suspect that unusually cold waters off the coast of Brazil were responsible for the deaths of more than 550 penguins that washed up on shore in the past 10 days.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/07/21/brazil.dead.penguins/

China flooding kills 701, worst toll in a decade - Yahoo! News

China flooding kills 701, worst toll in a decade - Yahoo! News
BEIJING – More than 1,000 people have died or disappeared in severe flooding in China so far this year, and the heaviest rains are still to come, a senior official warned Wednesday.

Read full story at Yahoo! News.

Flooding fears intensify as tropical storm churns toward China coast - CNN.com

Flooding fears intensify as tropical storm churns toward China coast - CNN.com
CNN - Tropical storm Chanthu has slowed, but it's edging ominously closer to an area of southern China already deluged with rain and deadly floods.

Read full story at CNN.com.

Scientists discover hypergiant star - CNN.com

Scientists discover monster star - CNN.com
See also: Wikipedia - List of largest known stars

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

China steps up effort to contain oil spill off Dalian - CNN.com

China steps up effort to contain oil spill off Dalian - CNN.com
CNN - More than 500 fishing boats joined the effort to clean up oil that gushed into a harbor in northeast China when two pipelines exploded Friday.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/19/china.oil.spill/

Cold temperatures cause death, damage in South America - CNN.com

Cold temperatures cause death, damage in South America - CNN.com
CNN - An intense cold front in southern Latin America continues to blanket the region, causing deaths, school and highway closures, and other woes.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/07/19/latin.america.weather/

520 die in Belgium's hot weather - CNN.com

520 die in Belgium's hot weather - CNN.com

Sunday, July 18, 2010

2 quakes hit Papua New Guinea - CNN.com

2 quakes hit Papua New Guinea - CNN.com
CNN - Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.9 and 7.3, respectively, struck in the New Britain Region of Papua New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific ocean Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/18/papau.new.guinea.quake/

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Feds nab alleged PR drug lord after 10-year hunt - Yahoo! News

Feds nab alleged Puerto Rican drug lord after 10-year hunt - Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News: Federal authorities arrested a fugitive alleged drug kingpin Saturday after a decade-long chase through the Caribbean marked by his narrow escapes and public taunting that he paid off police to remain free.
Read full story at Yahoo! News.

Twister strikes western Puerto Rico, 3 injured - CNN.com

Twister strikes western Puerto Rico, 3 injured - CNN.com: "A tornado touched down in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Saturday afternoon, injuring three people and leaving the area without electricity

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

No oil leaking as BP conducts critical pressure tests in Gulf oil well - CNN.com

No oil leaking as BP conducts critical pressure tests in Gulf oil well - CNN.com

U.S. Government nears new standards for cribs, ban on drop-side cribs - CNN.com

Government nears new standards for cribs, ban on drop-side cribs - CNN.com

CNN - In an effort to make children safer while they sleep, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of new proposed mandatory standards for cribs.

The new rules, likely to go into effect next year after a final vote by the federal commission, would render many cribs in the country as not up to code, regardless of whether the crib style and model was ever considered unsafe, and essentially would ban the manufacture and sale of drop-side cribs.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/14/crib.standards/

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ISAF: Afghan villagers repel insurgents - CNN.com

ISAF: Afghan villagers repel insurgents - CNN.com: "Villagers in eastern Afghanistan repelled an insurgent attack Tuesday, an incident that left an Afghan civilian and 'numerous' Taliban dead, the NATO-led command said.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/13/afghanistan.fighting/

Monday, July 12, 2010

BBC News - Somali militants 'behind' Kampala World Cup blasts

BBC News - Somali militants 'behind' Kampala World Cup blasts
BBC News - The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab has said it was behind twin blasts which hit the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday, killing 74 people.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/10602791.stm

Sunday, July 11, 2010

BBC News - 'Somalia link' as Uganda explosions kill at least 64

BBC News - 'Somalia link' as Uganda explosions kill at least 64
BBC News - At least 64 people have died in two blasts in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
Read full story at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/10593771.stm

BBC News - Total solar eclipse crosses South Pacific

BBC News - Total solar eclipse crosses South Pacific: "A total solar eclipse has crossed the South Pacific, with thousands of tourists and scientists gathered on Chile's Easter Island to witness it.

Spain wins World Cup!

Spain celebrates Iniesta, World Cup - CNN.com
CNN - Spain won the World Cup for the first time in their history as an extra-time goal from midfielder Andres Iniesta gave them a last-gasp 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final at Soccer City.
CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/football/07/11/world.cup.final.spain.thenetherlands/

Heavy rains cause flash floods in greater Boston area - CNN.com

Heavy rains cause flash floods in greater Boston area - CNN.com

DEA: Bust rids Puerto Rico of 'most hard-core' traffickers - CNN.com

DEA: Bust rids Puerto Rico of 'most hard-core' traffickers - CNN.com: "drug trafficking

CNN - A sweeping drug bust in Puerto Rico (U.S.) involving more than 500 U.S. drug agents and Puerto Rican police early Friday is being described by officials as the biggest drug trafficking arrest/operation ever conducted on the Caribbean island.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/09/puerto.rico.drug.bust/

BBC News - Children survive Mexican floods by sheltering in tree

BBC News - Children survive Mexican floods by sheltering in tree: "Rescuers looking for flood survivors in northern Mexico have found two girls clinging to the branches of a tree.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

2,000 more evacuated amid Romania floods - CNN.com

2,000 more evacuated amid Romania floods - CNN.com
CNN - Romanian authorities have evacuated 2,000 people from their homes over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of evacuees to almost 16,000 since heavy flooding began.

22 people have died in the flooding, which began on June 22.
One person is listed as missing.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/07/02/romania.flooding/

6 dead in Mexico from Alex drenching, government says - CNN.com

6 dead in Mexico from Alex drenching, government says - CNN.com
CNN - At least six people have died in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon from rain associated with former Hurricane Alex, which stormed ashore late Wednesday, the government news agency said Friday.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/07/02/tropical.depression.alex/

Suicide bombers kill 50 at shrine in Pakistan - CNN.com

Explosions at famous shrine in Pakistan kill dozens - CNN.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Alex weakens, but rain pelts northern Mexico - Weather - msnbc.com

Alex weakens, but rain pelts northern Mexico - Weather - msnbc.com
MSNBC - 3 died in Monterrey, where floods sweep zoo animals from pens.

Weather - Hurricane Alex made landfall in Soto La Marina, Mexico - about 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas - around 9:00 pm CDT Wednesday with top winds of 105 mph. Alex was a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. From Weather.com