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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fisher-Price recalls millions of toys - CNN.com

Fisher-Price recalls millions of toys - CNN.com
CNN - Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price announced Thursday that it has recalled about 10 million toys because they were dangerous to children.

The toy maker said it has recalled about 2.8 million of several types of baby play areas with inflatable balls because of problems with choking. It also recalled 125,000 of the toys in Canada.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/09/30/fisher.price.recalls/

Ecuador declares emergency as police protest, president is attacked - CNN.com

Ecuador declares emergency as police protest, president is attacked - CNN.com
CNN - Ecuador teetered on the verge of a government collapse Thursday, as national police took to the streets of Quito, the capital, and attacked the president over what police say was the cancellation of bonuses and promotions.

The government declared a one-week state of emergency Thursday afternoon and put the military in charge of security.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/30/ecuador.violence/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Europe warned of Mumbai-style terror attacks - CNN.com

Europe warned of Mumbai-style terror attacks - CNN.com
CNN - A man captured in Afghanistan has tipped off investigators to a potential 'Mumbai-style' terror plot in Europe, a German counterterror source said Wednesday.

Investigators believe al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden signed off on a European attack plan, a separate law enforcement source said.

The potential plot is one reason for a dramatic increase in the number of missile strikes by unmanned drones against terrorist targets in Pakistan, according to a U.S. official.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/29/us.europe.terror.plot/

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Iran unveils squadrons of flying boats - CNN.com

Iran unveils squadrons of flying boats – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Iran unveiled three squadrons of new flying boats on Tuesday, Iranian news agencies reported.

The craft, dubbed the Bavar 2, is armed with a machine gun and carries surveillance cameras, according to a report from the Iranian Student News Agency.

Read full story at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/28/iran-unveils-squadrons-of-flying-boats/

BREAKING: Jimmy Carter hospitalized – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

BREAKING: Jimmy Carter hospitalized – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
Update: Upset stomach hospitalized Former President Jimmy Carter. 

"While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach, and, upon arrival, was taken to Metro Health Hospital for observation," said a statement from Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. "He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week."
CNN - Former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland, Ohio, for an unknown health issue

Read full story at CNN: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/28/jimmy-carter-hospitalized

BBC News - Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov sacked by President Medvedev

BBC News - Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov sacked by President Medvedev
BBC News - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired Moscow's powerful mayor, Yuri Luzhkov.

Mr Luzhkov, 74, was being removed because he had lost 'the trust of the president of the Russian Federation', a presidential decree said.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11424183

BBC News - Blackberry launches Playbook rival to iPad

BBC News - Blackberry launches Playbook rival to iPad
BBC News - Blackberry has announced its answer to Apple's iPad with a device called the Playbook.

The company unveiled its tablet computer to much anticipation at its developer conference, Devcon, in San Francisco.

It is one of the first business-centric devices in the tablet market.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11416190

BBC News - Landslide buries 300 houses in southern Mexico

BBC News - Landslide buries 300 houses in southern Mexico
BBC News - Up to 300 houses have been buried by a landslide in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, officials have said.

The state governor said 500 to 600 could have been buried.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11429439

Monday, September 27, 2010

BBC News - Pakistan anger at Nato-led cross-border raids

BBC News - Pakistan anger at Nato-led cross-border raids
BBC News - Pakistan has voiced anger at rare Nato-led raids at the weekend which crossed over its border from Afghanistan.

Apache helicopters are said to have taken part in the operations which killed more than 50 insurgents.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11421435

BBC News - Iran 'kills 30 Kurdish militants across Iraq border'

BBC News - Iran 'kills 30 Kurdish militants across Iraq border'
BBC News - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have crossed into Iraq and killed 30 Kurdish militants blamed for bombing a military parade last week, state TV reports.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11415710

Segway company owner James 'Jimi' Heselden dies in England after riding a Segway off cliff

Segway company owner James 'Jimi' Heselden dies in England after riding a Segway off cliff
NYDailyNews.com - The British businessman who owns the Segway company was killed when he drove one of his famous two-wheeled scooters right off a cliff.

Read full story at NYDailyNews.com

Levee along Wisconsin River fails; extent of possible flooding unkown - CNN.com

Levee along Wisconsin River fails; extent of possible flooding unkown - CNN.com
CNN - As many as 100 homes could be affected by flood waters in Wisconsin due to the failure of a 120-year-old sand levee along the Wisconsin River.

The levee, near the city of Portage in Columbia County, began to give way Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service's Milwaukee/Sullivan office.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/27/wisconsin.flooding/

Friday, September 24, 2010

BBC News - Burma soldiers 'refusing tasks in pay, rations protest'

BBC News - Burma soldiers 'refusing tasks in pay, rations protest'
BBC News - Reports from Burma say soldiers in many areas are refusing to carry out routine tasks in protest at short rations and lack of access to their pay.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11398536

Colbert storms Capitol Hill for migrant workers - CNN.com

Colbert storms Capitol Hill for migrant workers - CNN.com
CNN - Stephen Colbert, accompanied by a media swarm, sarcastically testified on Capitol Hill Friday about the conditions facing America's undocumented farm workers. The popular host of 'The Colbert Report' told members of a House Judiciary subcommittee that he hoped to bring attention to the workers' hardships.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/09/24/colbert.house.immigration/

Thursday, September 23, 2010

French unions strike over pension reforms - CNN.com

French unions strike over pension reforms - CNN.com
CNN - France's eight leading trade unions Thursday staged their second day of strikes this month to protest government pension reforms that include raising the retirement age.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/23/france.strikes/

Nicaraguan diplomat found dead in New York apartment - CNN.com

Nicaraguan diplomat found dead in New York apartment - CNN.com
CNN - A Nicaraguan diplomat based in New York was found dead in his apartment in the Bronx on Thursday, his throat slashed, police said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/23/new.york.slain.nicaraguan.diplomat/

Typhoon socks southern China - CNN.com

Typhoon socks southern China - CNN.com
CNN - At least 55 people in southern China died in floods, landslides and heavy rains caused by Typhoon Fanapi

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/23/china.typhoon.deaths/

BBC News - Afghan women are commissioned into the army

BBC News - Afghan women are commissioned into the army
BBC News - The first female Afghan officers since the early 1990s have been commissioned into the army.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11400095

BBC News - Stuxnet worm 'targeted high-value Iranian assets'

BBC News - Stuxnet worm 'targeted high-value Iranian assets'
BBC News - One of the most sophisticated pieces of malware ever detected was probably targeting 'high value' infrastructure in Iran, experts have told the BBC.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11388018

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BBC News - Kremlin bans sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran

BBC News - Kremlin bans sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran
BBC News - The Kremlin has formally banned the sale of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran three months after new UN sanctions.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11388680

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BBC News - Twitter scrambles to block worms

BBC News - Twitter scrambles to block worms
BBC News - Twitter has patched a flaw in its website that was being exploited to pump out pop-up messages and links to porn sites.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11382469

BBC News - Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes'

BBC News - Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes'
BBC News - The Commonwealth Games Federation head has demanded the Indian government take immediate steps to improve conditions at the athletes' village in Delhi.

Team delegates have described the accommodation as filthy, unhygienic and unfit for human habitation.

But organisers of the event, which runs from 3 to 14 October, said the facilities would be excellent.

Meanwhile, police said 23 labourers were injured as a bridge being built near the main Games venue collapsed.
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It is the latest setback to an event plagued by construction delays, allegations of corruption and a dengue fever outbreak in the Indian capital.

New Zealand, Scotland, Canada and Northern Ireland have demanded their teams be put up in hotels if their accommodation is not ready.

Michael Fennell, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, said he had written to the Indian cabinet secretary urging immediate action.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11379020

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Altered photograph in Egyptian newspaper continues to make waves - CNN.com

Altered photograph in Egyptian newspaper continues to make waves - CNN.com
CNN - On Tuesday, the government-majority owned Al-Ahram newspaper published a picture showing Mubarak leading U.S. President Barack Obama, Jordanian King Abdullah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the red carpet, with the words 'The route to Sharm Al-Sheikh' beneath it. The phrase referred to the Sharm Al-Sheikh peace talks on that same day.

The original photo, taken September 1, had Obama leading the group. Khalil discovered the altered image had swapped Mubarak for Obama.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/17/egypt.altered.photo/

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Three dead in accidents linked to Typhoon Fanapi - CNN.com

Three dead in accidents linked to Typhoon Fanapi - CNN.com
CNN - Three people died Saturday in accidents linked to Typhoon Fanapi's approach to Taiwan's eastern coast, where it was expected to make landfall Sunday, Taiwan's official news agency reported.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/18/taiwan.typhoon/

Conditions in Bermuda deteriorate as Igor approaches - CNN.com

Conditions in Bermuda deteriorate as Igor approaches - CNN.com
CNN - The eye of Hurricane Igor may pass just to the west of Bermuda late Sunday, sharply increasing the likelihood of damaging winds, forecasters said Saturday.

More info at CNN and the National Hurricane Center.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

3,634 dead birds collected in Gulf, wildlife service says – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

3,634 dead birds collected in Gulf, wildlife service says – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the first time is breaking down the species of oiled birds collected - alive and dead - in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 BP well blowout.

Read full story at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/16/3634-dead-birds-collected-in-gulf-wildlife-service-says/

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BBC News - Pope aide pulls out of trip after Third World jibe

BBC News - Pope aide pulls out of trip after Third World jibe
BBC News - A senior Papal adviser has pulled out of the Pope's UK visit after saying arriving at Heathrow airport was like landing in a 'Third World' country.

Cardinal Walter Kasper reportedly told a German magazine the UK was marked by 'a new and aggressive atheism'.

The German-born cardinal was quoted as saying to the country's Focus magazine that "when you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country".

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11317441

CNNMoney.com - The Browser Wars are back

Internet Explorer 9 puts Microsoft back in the browser wars - Sep. 15, 2010
                                              Chart from CNNMoney.com: http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/15/technology/browser_wars/
CNNMoney.com - Browsers are getting updated faster than ever before as HTML5 and hardware acceleration have given new life to the battle between Internet Explorer and its competitors.

Microsoft has publicly released a beta version of Internet Explorer 9 -- its first complete embrace of HTML5, and the company's biggest leap forward in browser technology in years.

IE's market share has slipped about 15 percentage points over the past two years, falling to 60%, according to Net Applications. In that same time, the number-two browser, Firefox, has expanded its turf, while Safari's share has nearly doubled and Chrome's market penetration has shot up nearly seven-fold.

The current version of Internet Explorer is noticeably slower than most modern browsers. Despite its deficiencies, Microsoft has maintained its dominance in the browser market mainly because Internet Explorer is packaged with Windows computers -- and more than 90% of PCs are running Windows.

Read full story at CNNMoney.com: http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/15/technology/browser_wars/

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9: http://windows.microsoft.com/ie9

SJSF Links site - List of Web Browsers: http://sites.google.com/site/sjsflinkssite/web-browsers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bomb scare at Eiffel Tower ends without incident - CNN.com

Bomb scare at Eiffel Tower ends without incident - CNN.com:
CNN - A bomb threat that led authorities to use sniffer dogs to inspect the Eiffel Tower and surrounding areas Tuesday turned out to have been a hoax, CNN affiliate BFM-TV reported, citing police.

The police press office said the telephone threat was reported at 8:20 p.m. and was treated as a routine occurrence; the tower was inspected to determine whether the threat was real.

A telephoned bomb threat also led authorities to briefly evacuate the St. Michel metro station, police said, according to BFM-TV. It was reopened within 30 minutes.

Some 2,000 people had been in the area of the Eiffel Tower and the park in which it sits when the evacuation was ordered, police said, according to BFM-TV. Briefly evacuated were a number a nearby apartment buildings and businesses, according to news reports.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/14/france.eiffel.tower/

French senate approves burqa ban - CNN.com

French senate approves burqa ban - CNN.com
CNN - The French senate approved Tuesday a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women -- making France the first European country to plan such a measure.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/14/france.burqa.ban/

Water shortages reach crisis levels in China - CNN.com

Water shortages reach crisis levels in China - CNN.com
CNN - China can't dam or divert water quickly enough to keep up with its thirsty population, and the shortage has reached crisis levels in Beijing and other areas.

In northern China this month, farm fields have developed cracks up to 10 meters (32.8 feet) deep. Farmers in Chifeng city have had to delay harvests to avoid injury, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. According to the Chifeng's hydrological bureau, 62 percent of the city's 51 reservoirs have run dry, Xinhua said. More than 250,000 people are short on drinking water.

China's quest for water has stressed downriver countries as well. Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, India, Thailand and Vietnam say China's aggressive dam-building is depriving their citizens, especially subsistence farmers and other poor people, of water.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/13/china.water.crisis/

American hiker released from Iranian prison, state media reports - CNN.com

American hiker released from Iranian prison, state media reports - CNN.com
CNN - Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained for more than a year in Iran, has been released from prison, state-run Press TV reported Tuesday.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/14/iran.detained.american/

Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs - CNN.com

Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs - CNN.com
CNN - Cuba announced on Monday it would lay off 'at least' half a million state workers over the next six months and simultaneously allow more jobs to be created in the private sector as the socialist economy struggles to get back on its feet.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/13/cuba.economy/

Chattanooga claims fastest internet in U.S. - CNN.com

Chattanooga claims fastest internet in U.S. - CNN.com
CNN - The unlikely city of Chattanooga in southern Tennessee says it began offering one-gigabit-per-second internet upload and download speeds Monday, a rate it says is the fastest in the United States -- and 250 times the average internet speed in the nation.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/09/13/chattanooga.broadband/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Japan report: China's military worrisome; U.S. military reassuring - CNN.com

Japan report: China's military worrisome; U.S. military reassuring - CNN.com
CNN - China's military puts the scare into Japan, and the U.S. is a key to keeping peace in the region, Japan's Defense Ministry said in a white paper Friday.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/10/japan.china.paper/

Turkey's Erdogan hails constitutional referendum win - CNN.com

Turkey's Erdogan hails constitutional referendum win - CNN.com
CNN - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed the passage of a wide-ranging package of constitutional amendments as a 'milestone for democracy' after voters approved the measures in a Sunday referendum.

In a resounding victory for Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), voters approved the 26 amendments by a wide margin Sunday. The country's current constitution was enacted after a military coup that took place on September 12, 1980, 30 years to the day before Sunday's vote.

With more than 96 percent of the votes counted, 58 percent of voters favored the referendum, while 42 percent were opposed, Turkey's electoral board reported. The proposed reforms include amendments to the judicial system, curbs on the power of military courts and an article abolishing the immunity currently enjoyed by the leaders of the 1980 coup. Other measures would guarantee gender equality and put in place measures to protect children, the elderly and the disabled.

One of the amendments increases the number of judges on Turkey's highest court from 11 to 17. It also grants the parliament, which is controlled by Erdogan's party, the power to appoint several judges.

Turkey's main Kurdish political party, the BDP, called on its supporters to boycott the vote altogether, saying their struggle for greater autonomy will continue whatever the result.

"Regardless of who wins, it won't stop the war," Mustafa Avci, the Istanbul co-chairman of the BDP, told CNN. "The referendum does not recognize the rights of Kurds."

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/12/turkey.referendum/

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Florida pastor calls off Quran burning - CNN.com

Florida pastor calls off Quran burning - CNN.com
CNN - The pastor of a Florida church says his congregation has decided to call off the burning of the Quran that was to be held Saturday -- the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by the al Qaeda terror network.

'We will definitely not burn the Quran,' Rev. Terry Jones told NBC's 'Today' on Saturday 'Not today, not ever.'

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/11/new.york.jones/

Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering 9/11, 2001


The World Trade Center (Twin Towers)

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Twin towers of the World Trade Center burning.


View of the World Trade Center shortly after both towers fell.
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Ruins of the World Trade Center 6 days after the attacks.

The Pentagon damaged by fire and partly collapsed.

Flight 93 crash site

The 2004 Tribute in Light memorial.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

South Sudan gets aircraft ahead of secession vote - CNN.com

South Sudan gets aircraft ahead of secession vote - CNN.com
CNN - Nearing a January vote on independence, Southern Sudan is acquiring its first military aircraft as the oil-rich region prepares for potential conflict in a nation Washington is calling a 'ticking time-bomb.'

Read full story at CNN.com

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At least 17 dead in Russian republic after suicide car bombing - CNN.com

At least 17 dead in Russian republic after suicide car bombing - CNN.com
CNN - A car bomb exploded Thursday in the Russian republic of North Ossetia, killing at least 17 people -- including an 18-month-old baby -- and wounding up to 123 others, local health officials said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/09/russia.explosion/

Blaze engulfs dozens of homes in California neighborhood - CNN.com

Blaze engulfs dozens of homes in California neighborhood - CNN.com
CNN - Firefighters were still battling a deadly gas-fueled blaze Friday that engulfed dozens of homes and sent fireballs shooting into the air in this neighborhood near the San Francisco airport, emergency management officials said.

At least one person died in the fire, Kelly Huston of California Emergency Management said.

Local hospitals reported Thursday night that at least 28 people were being treated for injuries from the fire, some with critical burn injuries. The number of dead and injured was 'likely to climb,' Huston said.

At least 53 homes were severely damaged and up to 120 homes have some damage from the fast-moving fire, San Bruno Fire Chief Dennis Haag told reporters.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/10/california.fire/

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trump makes offer on Islamic center site - CNN.com Blogs

Trump makes offer on Islamic center site – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Donald Trump has offered to buy the lower Manhattan site where a Muslim group plans to build an Islamic community center for 25 percent more than the current owners paid for it.

Read full story at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/09/trump-makes-offer-on-islamic-center-site/

Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans - CNN.com

Florida pastor calls off burning of Qurans - CNN.com
CNN - The Florida pastor who had planned to burn copies of the Quran on Saturday has called off the controversial event.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/09/florida.quran.burning/

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Brazil declares emergency in 14 states and capital because of fires - CNN.com

Brazil declares emergency in 14 states and capital because of fires - CNN.com

New Google Instant shows search results as you type - CNN.com

New Google Instant shows search results as you type - CNN.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

BBC News - Hundreds of thousands hit by Mexico flooding

BBC News - Hundreds of thousands hit by Mexico flooding
BBC News - Weeks of heavy rain have brought widespread flooding to wide swathes of eastern and southern Mexico.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11226611

BBC News - Christchurch shaken by severe aftershock

BBC News - Christchurch shaken by severe aftershock
BBC News - The New Zealand city of Christchurch has suffered its most damaging aftershock since a powerful earthquake at the weekend.

The 5.1 magnitude tremor cut power, further damaged buildings and sent frightened residents into the streets.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11224081

BBC News - Cuba's Fidel Castro criticises Iran over anti-Semitism

BBC News - Cuba's Fidel Castro criticises Iran over anti-Semitism
BBC News - Fidel Castro has criticised Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for what he called his anti-Semitic attitudes.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11226158

U.N. puts Congo sex attacks at more than 500 - CNN.com

U.N. puts Congo sex attacks at more than 500 - CNN.com
CNN - U.N. officials on Tuesday put the number of rapes and other sexual attacks in eastern Congo since late July at more than 500, more than double the previous estimate.

IAEA: Iran still enriching uranium - CNN.com

IAEA: Iran still enriching uranium - CNN.com
CNN - In defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, Iran continues its uranium enrichment activities, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency released Monday.

At its nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran estimated that between November 23 and August 6, it produced 995 kilograms (2,194 pounds) of low enriched uranium, which can be used as fuel for nuclear reactors or, if enriched further, for nuclear weapons, as many governments fear.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/06/iran.iaea.report/

Lawyer: Woman facing stoning in Iran has been whipped - CNN.com

Lawyer: Woman facing stoning in Iran has been whipped - CNN.com
CNN - Contradictory reports swirled around the case of an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, with one Iranian lawyer saying Monday that she had been whipped 99 times for another alleged offense but another casting doubt on it.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/06/iran.stoning.lashing/
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Iraqi soldier kills 2 U.S. soldiers - CNN.com

Iraqi soldier kills 2 U.S. soldiers - CNN.com
CNN - An Iraqi soldier opened fire Tuesday on a group of U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, killing two and wounding nine others, the U.S. military and the Iraqi military said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/07/iraq.us.soldiers/

Fires burn across Detroit as high winds knock down power lines - CNN.com

Fires burn across Detroit as high winds knock down power lines - CNN.com
CNN - Firefighters in Detroit, Michigan, grappled with 85 fires in a four-hour period Tuesday night, officials said.

'A lot of these fires were due to high winds and downed wires,' said Karen Dumas, a city spokeswoman.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries, she said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/08/michigan.fires/

Belize mob torches Americans' animal sanctuary but their will survives - CNN.com

Belize mob torches Americans' animal sanctuary but their will survives - CNN.com
CNN - An American couple in Belize struggled Tuesday to figure out their future, their dreams literally up in smoke after a mob of indigenous Mayans burned down their animal sanctuary in the belief the foreigners fed two missing children to crocodiles on their property.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/07/belize.american.house.torched/

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tylenol-loaded mice dropped from air to control snakes – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Tylenol-loaded mice dropped from air to control snakes – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Dead mice packed with acetaminophen, strapped to pieces of cardboard and dropped from helicopters may help control one of the big headaches for the Pacific island of Guam – the brown tree snake.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week began dropping the expired rodents packed with 80 mg of the generic equivalent of Tylenol on the forests of Naval Base Guam.

The USDA says brown tree snakes have wiped out Guam’s native populations of forest birds.

Read full story at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/07/tylenol-loaded-mice-dropped-from-air-to-control-snakes

Wildfires burn in Colorado as Oklahoma gains ground - CNN.com

Wildfires burn in Colorado as Oklahoma gains ground - CNN.com
CNN - Evacuations were ordered and classes canceled as crews battled a fast-moving wildfire near Boulder, Colorado, early Tuesday, authorities said.

Firefighters have gain upper hand in Oklahoma wildfire.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/07/wildfires/

Families mourn as death toll climbs in Guatemala landslides - CNN.com

Families mourn as death toll climbs in Guatemala landslides - CNN.com
Emergency officials in Guatemala report 44 dead, 56 injured and 16 missing from the landslides.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/07/guatemala.landslide.deaths/

Tropical Storm Hermine - weather.com

Tropical Storm Hermine - weather.com
Weather.com - Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall last night in northeast Mexico around forty miles south of Brownsville, Texas.

As the center moved through Deep South Texas, winds gusted to 72 mph in Harlingen and 69 mph in Brownsville. There have been numerous reports of trees down, roofs damaged and thousands of power outages.

More info at Weather.com.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hartz Mountain Corp recalls nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats. CNN.com

Pet product company recalls nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats - CNN.com

CNN - The move by Hartz Mountain Corp. came after random sample testing by the FDA indicated the presence of salmonella organisms in one or more 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs.

The company, based in Secaucus, New Jersey, has not received any reports of animals or people becoming ill as a result of contact with the treats, and is investigating the source of the potential contamination.

The potentially affected treats are stamped with the lot code BZ0969101E, according to the FDA.

Hartz is urging dog owners who have purchased the recalled treats to immediately throw them away.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/05/dog.treat.recall/

BBC News - Basque separatist group Eta 'declares ceasefire'

BBC News - Basque separatist group Eta 'declares ceasefire'
BBC News - Armed Basque separatist group Eta says it will not 'carry out armed actions' in its campaign for independence.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11191395

Friday, September 3, 2010

7.0 earthquake strikes New Zealand.

BBC News - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off New Zealand's South Island, the US Geological Survey has said.

The epicentre was 55km (35 miles) north-west of Christchurch, at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles), it added.

Police reported widespread minor damage and local power cuts. Christchurch is New Zealand's second largest city with a population of about 386,000, but no casualties have yet been reported.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11183685

Migrant who survived Mexico massacre: Don't leave home - CNN.com

Migrant who survived Mexico massacre: Don't leave home - CNN.com
CNN - A survivor of a massacre in Mexico that left 72 dead advised other would-be migrants to stay at home to avoid a fate like the one he and his companions met.

The victims in the killings, which happened in northern Mexico, were migrants from Central and South America who were on their journey north.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/02/ecuador.massacre.surviver.speaks/

At Category 2, Hurricane Earl spins off North Carolina - CNN.com

At Category 2, Hurricane Earl spins off North Carolina - CNN.com
CNN - Weakening by the hour but still covering a massive area, Hurricane Earl spun off the North Carolina on Thursday night, lashing parts of the Outer Banks with rain and high wind.

People along the East Coast made just-in-case preparations despite the waning power of the storm.

The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday night, but warned that 'Earl is expected to remain a large and strong hurricane as it passes near the Outer Banks' of North Carolina.

Full info and stats on Earl at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/02/tropical.weather and at the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl
 
 Hurricane Earl's Forecast Cone from the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl
                                        Picture from the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl 

                                              Picture from the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/025217.shtml?radii

 

Fire out, no sheen visible at Gulf oil platform - CNN.com

Fire out, no sheen visible at Gulf oil platform - CNN.com
CNN - A fire on a well connected to an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is out and there is no indication of an oil sheen, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

There were no serious injuries among the platform's rescued 13 crew members, who were wearing survival suits when they were plucked out of the water. They were being evaluated at Terrebone General Hospital, officials said.

Despite earlier reports, there is no evidence of an oil sheen, said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Peter Troedsson, adding there were no visible leaks.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/02/louisiana.oil.platform.explosion/

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Arrests made in maid's nail torture, Sri Lankan officials say - CNN.com

Arrests made in maid's nail torture, Sri Lankan officials say - CNN.com
CNN - A Saudi employer and his wife, who are accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid by hammering nails into her body, have been arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials at the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said Monday.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/30/sri.lanka.maid.assault/