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Friday, September 30, 2011

BBC News - Typhoon Nalgae batters flood-hit Philippines

BBC News - Typhoon Nalgae batters flood-hit Philippines
BBC News - The second typhoon to hit the Philippines in less than a week is battering the north of the country, with ferocious winds and heavy rain.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15135050

US-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is killed in Yemen by U.S. drone.

Read more at CNN, BBC News & Yahoo! News.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

20 doctors sentenced in Bahrain over recent unrest - CNN.com

20 doctors sentenced in Bahrain over recent unrest - CNN.com
CNN - A group of 20 doctors who were detained during this year's protests in Bahrain have been convicted of attempting to overthrow the government and hit with lengthy prison sentences, authorities and a human rights group said Thursday.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mourning, outrage, disbelief over woman's mutilation in Syria - CNN.com

Mourning, outrage, disbelief over woman's mutilation in Syria - CNN.com
CNN -A young woman whisked away by Syrian security forces to coax the surrender of her activist brother turned up beheaded and dismembered, activists and human rights groups say, yet another high-profile display of cruelty in the conflict-wracked nation.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/23/world/meast/syria-mutilated-body/

India orders poultry culling after bird flu outbreak - CNN.com

India orders poultry culling after bird flu outbreak - CNN.com

Saudi king signals greater role for women in politics - CNN.com

Saudi king signals greater role for women in politics - CNN.com
CNN - The king of Saudi Arabia has opened the door to greater participation by women in future municipal elections.

In an address on Saudi state TV, King Abdullah said women will be allowed to nominate candidates for the next set of municipal elections. Although he did not use the word "vote," allowing women to take part in the nomination process would amount to voting within Saudi Arabia's system.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2011/09/25/world/meast/saudi-women-vote

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Libyan government seeks Algerian answers over cross-border attack | World news | The Guardian

Libyan government seeks Algerian answers over cross-border attack | World news | The Guardian
The Guardian - The provisional government in Tripoli will ask Algeria to explain how pro-Gaddafi forces crossed the border to attack its forces on Saturday, the Libyan army chief spokesman has said. Eight were killed in the attack near Ghadames.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Particle might have traveled faster than speed of light – USATODAY.com

Particle might have traveled faster than speed of light – USATODAY.com
USA Today - Scientists at the world's largest physics lab said Thursday they have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than light. That's something that according to Einstein's 1905 special theory of relativity — the famous E (equals) mc2 equation — just doesn't happen.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

American hikers are released from Iran & arrive in Oman

Freed American hikers arrive in Oman - CNN.com
CNN- American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer bounded down the steps of the aircraft that took them from Iran to Oman late Wednesday, rushing into the arms of loved ones who had sought their freedom for more than two years.
The pair, released earlier in the day from an Iranian prison, arrived in Muscat, the capital of Oman.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/21/world/meast/iran-hikers

Sunday, September 18, 2011

11 dead in India, Nepal after magnitude-6.9 quake - CNN.com

11 dead in India, Nepal after magnitude-6.9 quake - CNN.com
CNN - At least 11 people -- six in India and five in Nepal -- died when a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck the northern Indian state of Sikkim near the border between the two nations Sunday night, police said.

Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/09/18/india.earthquake/

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

101-year-old Detroit woman evicted in foreclosure - Yahoo! News

101-year-old Detroit woman evicted in foreclosure - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News - A 101-year-old woman was evicted from the southwest Detroit home where she lived for nearly six decades after her 65-year-old son failed to pay the mortgage.

Read full story at Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/101-old-detroit-woman-evicted-foreclosure-191726499.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

U.S. Embassy in Kabul attacked by Taliban

BBC News - Afghan gunfight: Kabul police battle insurgents
BBC News - Afghan and international security forces have been battling a multi-pronged attack by insurgents targeting the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul.

Six people have been killed and 16 injured, Kabul's police chief said.

The Taliban said they were behind the violence.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14897358

Microsoft unveils a radically redesigned Windows 8 - CNNMoney

Microsoft unveils a radically redesigned Windows 8 - Sep. 13, 2011
CNNMoney - Windows 8 has a completely new visual interface, optimized for touchscreens on mobile devices like tablets.

The user interface looks similar to Windows Phone 7.

Read full article at CNNMoney.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

BBC News - Zanzibar mourns ferry disaster victims

BBC News - Zanzibar mourns ferry disaster victims
BBC News - The Tanzanian region of Zanzibar has begun three days of mourning for the victims of a ferry sinking that killed nearly 200 people.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14869596

Remembering


Monday, September 5, 2011

BBC News - Electric motor made from a single molecule

BBC News - Electric motor made from a single molecule
BBC News - Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised.

Lee's remnants spawn tornadoes in Georgia - CNN.com

Lee's remnants spawn tornadoes in Georgia - CNN.com

Massive wildfires burn in Texas

Perry: Sweeping Texas wildfires have 'devastating effects' - CNN.com
CNN - Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday, struggling to gain some semblance of control over a fast-moving wildfire that officials say has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed more than 450 homes.

Another blaze in eastern Texas killed a mother and her 18-month-old child when flames engulfed their mobile home Sunday near Gladewater, the Gregg County Sheriff's Department said.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/05/texas.fires

Documents show China offered to sell arms to Moammar Gadhafi in the waning days of his rule

China denies report, says it did not sell weapons to Libya - CNN.com