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Thursday, December 22, 2011

String of quakes rattles New Zealand city of Christchurch - CNN.com

String of quakes rattles New Zealand city of Christchurch - CNN.com
Two powerful 5.9 & 5.8 earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kim Jong Il has died

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/world/asia/kim-jong-il-obit/
CNNNorth Korea's longtime leader Kim Jong Il, the embodiment of the reclusive state where his cult of personality is deeply entrenched, has died.


He was believed to be 69.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/world/asia/kim-jong-il-obit/

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Last U.S. troops leave Iraq - CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/17/world/meast/iraq-troops-leave/
CNN - In a final tactical road march, the last U.S. troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait on Sunday morning, ending almost nine years of a deadly and divisive war.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Strong quake shakes from Mexico City to Acapulco - Yahoo! News

Strong quake shakes from Mexico City to Acapulco - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News - A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck in Mexico's western Guerrero state, shaking buildings and causing panic in the nation's capital and the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Officials said at least three people died, but there were no reports of widespread damage.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Iran releases video of downed U.S. spy drone–looking quite intact - Yahoo! News

Yahoo! NewsIran's Press TV on Thursday broadcast an extended video tour of the U.S. spy drone that went down in the country late last week--and it indeed looks to be intact.
American officials have acknowledged that an unmanned U.S. reconnaissance plane was lost on a mission late last week, but have insisted that there is no evidence the drone was downed by hostile acts by Iran. Rather, they said, the drone likely went down because of a malfunction, and they implied the advanced stealth reconnaissance plane would have fallen from a high altitude--the RQ-170 Sentinel can fly as high as 50,000 feet--and as a result, wouldn't be in good shape.