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Monday, January 31, 2011

Protest hit Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan and Sudan

Unrest in North Africa and Middle East may spread to Syria - CNN.com
CNN - What began as a popular uprising that toppled the Tunisian government before spreading into Algeria, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan and, of course, Egypt, may now be headed for Syria.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/01/31/egypt.protests.where.else/

BBC News - South Sudan referendum: 99% vote for independence

BBC News - South Sudan referendum: 99% vote for independence
BBC News - Some 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede from the north, according to the first complete results of the region's independence referendum.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12317927

149-mph cyclone could wallop Australia - CNN.com

149-mph cyclone could wallop Australia – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - A strong cyclone thrashed flood-ravaged Queensland, Australia, this week, but another storm is about to hit the highly populated north coast – and it is much bigger.

Forecasters say Cyclone Yasi could reach 149 miles per hour.

Read full story at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/31/149-mph-cyclone-could-wallop-australia/

Monday, January 24, 2011

BBC News - Blast rocks Moscow's main airport

BBC News - Domodedovo airport: Blast rocks Moscow's main airport
BBC News - Moscow's Domodedovo airport - the busiest in the Russian capital - has been rocked by an explosion.

Interfax news agency reports that at least 10 people have been killed in the blast and that dozens more were injured.

Reports suggest a suicide bomber was behind the blast.

Read new updates on this story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12268662

Sunday, January 16, 2011

47 dead from flooding in the Philippines; 1.5 million affected - CNN.com

47 dead from flooding in the Philippines; 1.5 million affected - CNN.com
CNN - The death toll from flooding in the Philippines has climbed to 47, the country's national disaster agency said Sunday.

Parts of the Philippines have been dealing with the effects of heavy rainfall for weeks. A monsoon triggered rains, flooding and landslides affecting 25 provinces, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement.

More than 1.5 million people have been affected, the disaster agency said. Among 10 impacted regions, Caraga -- on the eastern island of Mindanao -- has the greatest number of people affected at more than 600,000.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/16/philippines.flooding/

More than 600 dead in Brazil floods - CNN.com

Troops arrive as flooding deaths increase in Brazil - CNN.com
CNN - The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported.

There were at least 617 deaths reported in a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state, northeast of the city of Rio.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/16/brazil.flooding/

BBC News - Tunis gun battles erupt after Ben Ali aide arrested

BBC News - Tunis gun battles erupt after Ben Ali aide arrested
BBC News - Tunisian forces are exchanging fire near the presidential palace with members of deposed President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's guard, reports say.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12202283

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

With Gates in the country, China stealth fighter takes first flight - CNN.com

Wikipedia: Chengdu J-20 "Black Eagle"

Brisbane braces for more flooding as 67 reported missing - CNN.com

Brisbane braces for more flooding as 67 reported missing - CNN.com
CNN - Brisbane, Australia awoke Wednesday to sunny, clear skies amid renewed warnings that a wave of water was sweeping through the city's main river system, threatening to exceed the damage done by the record 1974 floods.

The Brisbane River, which cuts through the city center, was expected to rise another 2 meters at high tide Wednesday afternoon before peaking at 4 a.m. Thursday at more than five meters.

'We are preparing for the worst natural disaster in our history,' said Queensland Premier Anna Bligh. Models predict that 19,700 homes will be 'completely flooded' in Brisbane, which is home to more than 1 million residents and another 4,000 homes are likely to be affected in Ipswich, she said.

The river is expected to rise beyond the records set in 1974 when it broke its banks, flooding more than 6,000 homes and killing 14 people.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/11/australia.floods/

Sunday, January 9, 2011

BBC News - Iran passenger plane crash 'kills 70'

BBC News - Iran passenger plane crash 'kills 70'
BBC News - An Iranian passenger plane with more than 100 people on board has crashed, killing at least 70 people, according to the state news agency Irna.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12147872

BBC News - Southern Sudan votes on independence

BBC News - Southern Sudan votes on independence
BBC News - Huge numbers of Southern Sudanese have been voting in a landmark referendum on independence from the north.

The week-long vote is widely expected to result in Africa's largest country being split in two.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12144675

BBC News - Shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords 'doing well'

BBC News - Shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords 'doing well'
BBC News - Ms Giffords, 40, was injured and six other people killed at a public meeting at a Tucson supermarket on Saturday.

The FBI has confirmed Jared Loughner, 22, is in custody and it expects formal charges to be laid on Sunday.

The dead included a nine-year-old girl, federal Judge John Roll - who had served Arizona's legal system for 40 years - and one of Ms Giffords' political aides. Fourteen people were wounded.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12147588

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A strong 7.1 earthquake strikes central Chile - CNN.com

Strong earthquake strikes central Chile - CNN.com
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/02/chile.earthquake/

BBC News - Australia floods: New storm forecast for Queensland

BBC News - Australia floods: New storm forecast for Queensland
BBC News - A severe thunderstorm threatening flash floods has been forecast for the already badly inundated Australian state of Queensland.

More than 20 towns have already been cut off or flooded across an area larger than France and Germany, with more than 200,000 people affected.

Meanwhile, a woman swept from the road in her car has become the first victim of the widespread flooding.

Fatality confirmed in Australian flooding; airport to close for weeks - CNN.com

Fatality confirmed in Australian flooding; airport to close for weeks - CNN.com
CNN - Massive flooding that has swept through Queensland, Australia, and claimed at least one life will likely force the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and close a regional airport for weeks, an emergency agency said Sunday.

The flooding has directly impacted about 200,000 people, according to Emergency Management Queensland, and has affected an area roughly the size of the entire state of New South Wales. Rockhampton, Queensland, is the worst-hit major population center, the agency said.

BBC News - Egypt's president calls for unity after church bombing

BBC News - Egypt's president calls for unity after church bombing
At least 21 people have been killed and 70 hurt in a suspected suicide attack, that happened during a New Year's Eve service at the al-Qiddissin Church.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12103248