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Thursday, April 28, 2011

BBC News - Morocco: Marrakesh bomb strikes Djemaa el-Fna square

BBC News - Morocco: Marrakesh bomb strikes Djemaa el-Fna square
BBC News - A bomb attack in the main square of the Moroccan city of Marrakesh has killed 15 people, at least 10 of them foreigners, officials say.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13226117

Sony: Hacker stole PlayStation users' personal info - CNN.com

Sony: Hacker stole PlayStation users' personal info - CNN.com
CNN - A hacker has obtained the personal information of PlayStation Network account holders and subscribers of the Qriocity streaming service, Sony said in a message to customers Tuesday.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/04/26/playstation.network.hack/

Southern storms kill at least 273 people in 6 states

Southern storms: 'I don't know how anyone survived' - CNN.com

Monday, April 25, 2011

BBC News - Libya: Berlusconi backs Nato strikes by Italy jets

BBC News - Libya: Berlusconi backs Nato strikes by Italy jets
BBC News - Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has approved the use of his country's air force in Nato's Libya mission.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13188951

BBC News - Nintendo announces Wii 2 console

BBC News - Nintendo announces Wii 2 console
BBC News - Nintendo has announced it will launch a new version of its Wii console in 2012.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13186597

57 dead in Southern Sudan violence - CNN.com

57 dead in Southern Sudan violence - CNN.com
CNN - Fifty-seven 'militiamen,' including several high-ranking officers loyal to militia leader Gabriel Tang, were killed when Tang's forces attacked the Sudan People's Liberation Army in Southern Sudan, officials said Sunday.

Tang's forces launched the attack at Kaldak on Saturday, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) said in a statement issued on behalf of Gen. Malaak Ayuen of the South Sudan Army. The SPLA is the military wing of the movement that governs Southern Sudan.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/24/sudan.violence/

BBC News - Syrian army 'attacks protest city of Deraa'

BBC News - Syrian army 'attacks protest city of Deraa'
BBC News - Syria's army has advanced into the southern city of Deraa, using tanks to support troops amid an intensified effort to curb popular protests.

One activist was quoted as saying that security forces were 'firing in all directions', and at least five people were reportedly killed.

Witnesses also said security forces had opened fire in a suburb of Damascus.

A prominent human rights campaigner said President Bashar al-Assad had launched a 'savage war' on protesters.

In the US, the Obama administration is considering imposing sanctions on senior Syrian officials to pressure the regime to stop its violent crackdown, Reuters news agency quoted a government official as saying.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13185185

BBC News - PlayStation outage caused by hacking attack

BBC News - PlayStation outage caused by hacking attack
BBC News - Sony has confirmed that a hacking attack was to blame for its PlayStation Network being taken offline.

The company said that it had taken the PSN down voluntarily while it investigated an 'external intrusion'.

The system is still unavailable five days after the hack was discovered.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13169518

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thousands protest in Syria, brushing off reforms - Yahoo! News

Thousands protest in Syria, brushing off reforms - Yahoo! News

France vows to step up airstrikes in Libya - Yahoo! News

France vows to step up airstrikes in Libya - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News - France said Wednesday it has already sent military officers to work with Libyan rebels on the ground, in addition to stepping up airstrikes. Italy and Britain have said they're also sending military officers.

Read full story at Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/libya_diplomacy

Report: iPhones secretly track their users' locations - CNN.com

Report: iPhones secretly track their users' locations - CNN.com
CNN - Apple devices appear to be tracking their owners' locations and storing data about people's whereabouts without their knowledge, according to a report posted Wednesday on a site called iPhone Tracker.

The unauthorized surveillance started in June 2010, when the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system was released, according to two researchers who say they discovered a hidden tracking file and posted it out of concern for users.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/04/20/iphone.tracking/

Oscar nominee, another photographer killed in Libya - CNN.com

Oscar nominee, another photographer killed in Libya - CNN.com
CNN - Oscar nominee Tim Hetherington and acclaimed photojournalist Chris Hondros died Wednesday while chronicling the violence in the war-torn city of Misrata in Libya, their agencies said.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

California tsunami victim found washed ashore in Oregon - CNN.com

California tsunami victim found washed ashore in Oregon - CNN.com

BBC News - Japan: Nuclear crisis raised to Chernobyl level

BBC News - Japan: Nuclear crisis raised to Chernobyl level
BBC News - Japanese authorities have raised the severity rating of their nuclear crisis to the highest level, seven.

The decision reflects the total release of radiation at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which is ongoing, rather than a sudden deterioration.

Level seven previously only applied to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, where 10 times as much radiation was emitted.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation leaks at the plant were declining.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13045341

BBC News - Belarus arrests several over Minsk metro bomb blast

BBC News - Belarus arrests several over Minsk metro bomb blast
BBC News - Several people have been arrested in Belarus following a bombing on the Minsk metro that killed 12 people and injured 126, prosecutors say.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13047140

Sunday, April 10, 2011

11 Brazil students shot to death - CNN.com

Hero officer kept Brazilian school massacre from being even worse - CNN.com
CNN - Thursday's massacre of 11 students at a Brazilian school could have been even worse, were it not for the heroic actions of a military policeman, according to a statement from the Rio de Janeiro state governor's office.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/04/07/brazil.school.shooting/

Northern Ireland police defuse huge bomb - CNN.com

Northern Ireland police defuse huge bomb - CNN.com
CNN - Authorities in Northern Ireland on Saturday defused a bomb packed into a bin containing 500 pounds of homemade explosives, police said.

The bin was located in a van abandoned outside Newry, along the main roadway between Dublin and Belfast, said District Commander Alastair Robinson of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/04/09/northern.ireland.bomb/

7 shoppers killed in Dutch mall shooting - CNN.com

7 shoppers killed in Dutch mall shooting - CNN.com

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BBC News - Nato 'apologises for hitting Libya rebels'

BBC News - Nato 'apologises for hitting Libya rebels'
BBC News - The commander of Libya's rebel forces has said Nato apologised for mistakenly hitting a column of rebel tanks near the eastern town of Ajdabiya.

Gen Abdelfatah Yunis said the deadly air strike had occurred despite a warning to Nato that the tanks were being moved to the front line.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13008244

7.1 aftershock hits Japan, kills 2

Fresh aftershock in Japan rouses fear, kills 2 - CNN.com
A powerful quake struck Japan on Thursday, killing two and injuring 132.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

BBC News - Millions caught in e-mail breach

BBC News - Millions caught in e-mail breach
BBC News - Millions of live e-mail addresses are thought to have been stolen in an attack on US marketing firm Epsilon.

It handles customer communications for many household names and sends more than 40 billion e-mails annually.

Epsilon has more than 2,500 clients including Best Buy, TiVo, Walgreens, Capital One, JP Morgan and Citigroup.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12958925

Sunday, April 3, 2011

BBC News - Pakistan Sufi shrine suicide attack 'kills 41'

BBC News - Pakistan Sufi shrine suicide attack 'kills 41'
BBC News - Suicide attackers have killed at least 41 people and wounded many more at a shrine in Pakistan, police say.

The explosions struck near the Sakhi Sarwar shrine in Punjab, as Sufi Muslim devotees gathered for an annual three-day festival.

Sufis, a minority Muslim group who follow mystical beliefs, are regarded as heretical by hardliners.

A Taliban fighter told reporters his group carried out the attack, the third on Sufi shrines in a year.

Ehsanullah Ehsan told Reuters news agency the attack was in revenge for a government offensive against militants in Pakistan's north-west.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12951923

Friday, April 1, 2011

BBC News - Sites hit in massive web attack

BBC News - Sites hit in massive web attack
BBC News - Hundreds of thousands of websites appear to have been compromised by a massive cyber attack.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12933053