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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Helicopters fire on Syrians as siege intensifies, activists say - CNN.com

Helicopters fire on Syrians as siege intensifies, activists say - CNN.com
CNN - Helicopter gunships fired on civilians Wednesday in the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr as Syria's intensifying campaign triggered fears among residents that a full-fledged ground invasion could be imminent, opposition activists said.

8 dead in storm aftermath; weather threat isn't over - CNN.com

8 dead in storm aftermath; weather threat isn't over - CNN.com
CNN - A powerful storm system that spawned suspected tornadoes left destruction and death in its wake as it pushed through the Midwest on Wednesday, leaving at least eight dead and more than 100 injured, authorities said.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Opposition: 144 dead in Syrian violence - CNN.com

Opposition: 144 dead in Syrian violence - CNN.com
CNN - At least 144 people were killed Monday across Syria,including 64 who died in a "horrifying massacre" at a checkpoint in Homs province, opposition activists said.

Those killed at a checkpoint in the Abel area were attempting to flee shelling in the Baba Amr neighborhood in the city of Homs, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists.

BBC News - Ship's anchor slows down East African web connection

BBC News - Ship's anchor slows down East African web connection
BBC News - East Africa's high-speed internet access has been severely disrupted after a ship dropped its anchor onto fibre-optic cables off Kenya's coast.

Ohio shooting: Three dead at Chardon High School

Update: A third student has died of wounds suffered in the shooting.

Update: CNN - A second victim has died from wounds suffered in the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office said Tuesday.


BBC News - A US student has been killed and four injured in a high school shooting in Chardon, Ohio.

BBC News - Cruise ship Costa Allegra adrift off Seychelles

BBC News - Cruise ship Costa Allegra adrift off Seychelles
BBC News - An Italian cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board is without power in the Indian Ocean following a fire. No one has been injured.

The Costa Allegra is adrift in the dark more than 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles, near Alphonse Island.

BBC News - Syria army shells Homs and northern towns in Idlib

BBC News - Syria army shells Homs and northern towns in Idlib
BBC News - Syrian military forces have launched a fresh offensive on several towns in the north-western province of Idlib.

A BBC correspondent says troops have been firing artillery, mortars and anti-aircraft guns at Binnish and other towns near the city of Idlib.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17176943

Russian TV claims Putin assassination plot foiled - CNN.com

Russian TV claims Putin assassination plot foiled - CNN.com
CNN - A plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been foiled, Russia's state-run Channel One TV reported Monday, less than a week before presidential elections that Putin is expected to win.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

BBC News - Nato pulls out of Afghan ministries after Kabul attack

BBC News - Nato pulls out of Afghan ministries after Kabul attack
BBC News - Nato has withdrawn all its personnel from Afghan ministries after two senior US officers were shot dead in the interior ministry building in Kabul.

BBC News - Chinese 'netizens' inundate Obama's Google+ page

BBC News - Chinese 'netizens' inundate Obama's Google+ page
BBC News - President Obama's page on Google's social network site has been inundated with messages in Chinese after restrictions in China were removed.

Freelance cameraman provides a rare glimpse into Homs - CNN.com

Freelance cameraman provides a rare glimpse into Homs - CNN.com

Yemen swears in new president after Saleh's longtime rule - CNN.com

Yemen swears in new president after Saleh's longtime rule - CNN.com
CNN - Abdurabu Mansur Hadi was sworn in Saturday in the capital, Sanaa. The ceremony cements a power transfer deal reached in November to end months of protests and violence over outgoing leader Ali Abdullah Saleh's longtime rule.

Friday, February 24, 2012

BBC News - Dutch prince Johan Friso in coma after avalanche

BBC News - Dutch prince Johan Friso in coma after avalanche
BBC News - Dutch Prince Johan Friso, injured in an avalanche last week, is in a coma and may never regain consciousness, doctors treating him in Austria say.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

At least 49 killed, hundreds injured in Argentina train crash - CNN.com Blogs

At least 49 killed, hundreds injured in Argentina train crash – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - At least 49 people were killed and more than 600 people were injured Wednesday morning when a train packed with rush-hour commuters plowed head-on into a barrier at a station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, officials said.

Spectrum Crunch: The cell phone industry hits its limits - CNNMoney

Spectrum Crunch: The cell phone industry hits its limits - Feb. 21, 2012
CNNMoney - The U.S. mobile phone industry is running out of the airwaves necessary to provide voice, text and Internet services to its customers.

The problem, known as the "spectrum crunch," threatens to increase the number of dropped calls, slow down data speeds and raise customers' prices. It will also whittle down the nation's number of wireless carriers and create a deeper financial divide between those companies that have capacity and those that don't.

Wireless spectrum -- the invisible infrastructure over which all wireless transmissions travel -- is a finite resource. When, exactly, we'll hit the wall is the subject of intense debate, but almost everyone in the industry agrees that a crunch is coming.

BBC News - 2 western journalists 'killed in Homs bombardment'

BBC News - Western journalists 'killed in Homs bombardment'
BBC News - American Marie Colvin of the UK's Sunday Times and French photographer Remi Ochlik are among 20 people killed in the Syrian city of Homs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

4.0 quake jolts Missouri - CNN.com

4.0 quake jolts Missouri – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Residents across 13 states reported feeling a 4.0-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Missouri early Tuesday.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Execution of web programmer in Iran may be imminent - CNN.com

Execution of web programmer in Iran may be imminent - CNN.com
CNN - A computer programmer from Canada faces imminent execution in Iran for the actions of another person, which he had no control over, a human rights group says.

Saeed Malekpour wrote a program to upload photos to the Internet, an accomplishment that could cost him his life, Amnesty International reported Friday. Authorities in the Islamic Republic claimed his program was used by someone else to upload pornography and charged him with "insulting and desecrating Islam."

Iranian warships sail into the Mediterranean - CNN.com

Iranian warships sail into the Mediterranean - CNN.com

Friday, February 17, 2012

Computer spyware is newest weapon in Syrian conflict - CNN.com

Computer spyware is newest weapon in Syrian conflict - CNN.com
CNN - In Syria's cyberwar, the regime's supporters have deployed a new weapon against opposition activists -- computer viruses that spy on them, according to an IT specialist from a Syrian opposition group and a former international aid worker whose computer was infected.

BBC News - 'Anti-terror arrest' near US Congress

BBC News - 'Anti-terror arrest' near US Congress
BBC News - A man has been arrested near the US Capitol building as part of an anti-terror investigation, US officials say.

Officials suggested the man was planning an attack on the Washington DC building, home to the US Congress.

BBC News - Dutch Prince Johan Friso buried in Austria avalanche

BBC News - Dutch Prince Johan Friso buried in Austria avalanche
BBC News - Dutch Prince Johan Friso is in a critical condition after being hit by an avalanche while on a skiing holiday in western Austria.

More than 300 killed in Honduras prison fire - CNN

More than 300 killed in Honduras prison fire - CNN

German President Wulff resigns amid scandal - CNN.com

German President Wulff resigns amid scandal - CNN.com
CNN - Germany's President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to stand down.

The German presidency is a largely ceremonial office, but Wulff's resignation is seen as a blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel, who supported his candidacy as president.

The scandal involves alleged political favors and financial impropriety while he was state premier of Lower Saxony.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Israel blames Iran for Thai bombings - CNN.com

Israel blames Iran for Thai bombings - CNN.com
CNN - Israel's defense minister blamed Iran for a series of bombings in the Thai capital of Bangkok Tuesday, a day after attacks against the country's diplomats in India and Georgia.


Two Iranians are in custody in Thailand and another person is at large, the government said. Five people were injured, authorities said.

Monday, February 13, 2012

BBC News - Car bombs 'target Israel envoys' in India and Georgia (Country)

BBC News - Car bombs 'target Israel envoys' in India and Georgia
BBC News - Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks.

Witnesses said a motorcyclist placed a device on an embassy car in Delhi, causing a blast that hurt four people - one seriously. A bomb underneath a diplomat's car in Tbilisi was defused.

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was behind both incidents.

But Iranian officials denied the claims as "sheer lies".

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17013987

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 - CNN.com

Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 - CNN.com

Report: General gunned down in Damascus - CNN.com

Report: General gunned down in Damascus - CNN.com
CNN - A Syrian general was gunned down in the heart of the capital on Saturday, according to state media, as fresh violence flared in several cities and world powers mulled a way to halt the government's bloody offensive against civilians.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

BBC News - Kodak exits digital camera market

BBC News - Kodak exits digital camera market
BBC News - Eastman Kodak, whose name became synonymous with photography, is to stop making digital cameras.

Monday, February 6, 2012

BBC News - Central Philippines earthquake 'kills at least seven'

BBC News - Central Philippines earthquake 'kills at least seven'
BBC News - At least 15 people have died after a 6.7 magnitude quake struck the central Philippines, according to government officials.

BBC News - Mahmoud Abbas to head interim Palestinian government

BBC News - Mahmoud Abbas to head interim Palestinian government
BBC News - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will head a Palestinian unity government, after a second meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

The interim government is to prepare polls in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

BBC News - Syria crisis: Army steps up Homs shelling

BBC News - Syria crisis: Army steps up Homs shelling
BBC News - Heavy artillery fire has been rocking Homs, as Syrian troops step up an assault on the restive city.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rockets, mortars rain down on Syrian city, opposition says - CNN.com

Rockets, mortars rain down on Syrian city, opposition says - CNN.com

BBC News - Egypt 'to put on trial foreign NGO workers'

BBC News - Egypt 'to put on trial foreign NGO workers'
BBC News - Egypt says it is to put on trial 43 people - including Americans and other foreigners - over the funding of non-governmental organisations.

Egypt's ruling military council has accused foreign groups of funding street protests against them.

Sheriff's official: Missing woman's husband, 2 sons killed in explosion - CNN.com

Sheriff's official: Missing woman's husband, 2 sons killed in explosion - CNN.com

BBC News - Europe cold snap death toll rises

BBC News - Europe cold snap death toll rises
BBC News - More deaths have been reported from the cold snap across Europe, which has already claimed more than 200 lives.

BBC News - Three Tibetans 'in anti-China fire protest' in Seda

BBC News - Three Tibetans 'in anti-China fire protest' in Seda
BBC News - Three Tibetans have set fire to themselves in south-west China, reports say, in the latest apparent protest against rule from Beijing.

BBC News - Syria crisis: Hillary Clinton calls UN veto travesty'

BBC News - Syria crisis: Hillary Clinton calls UN veto travesty'
BBC News - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described as a "travesty" Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's crackdown against anti-government protesters.

Opposition group calls for strike as Syrian violence grows - CNN.com

Opposition group calls for strike as Syrian violence grows - CNN.com
CNN - The death toll from fighting between Syrian government forces and civilians rose steadily Sunday, a day after the United Nations Security Council failed to approve a plan seeking to halt the violence.

Nearly 500 on 2 cruise ships stricken by Norovirus - CNN.com

Nearly 500 on 2 cruise ships stricken by Norovirus - CNN.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012

BBC News - Hackers outwit online banking identity security systems

BBC News - Hackers outwit online banking identity security systems
BBC News - Criminal hackers have found a way round the latest generation of online banking security devices given out by banks, the BBC has learned.

BBC News - Moscow: Thousands join pro- and anti-Putin protests

BBC News - Moscow: Thousands join pro- and anti-Putin protests
BBC News - Tens of thousands of people have marched in Russia's capital Moscow in protest at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's grip on power.

BBC News - Moscow: Thousands join pro- and anti-Putin protests

BBC News - Moscow: Thousands join pro- and anti-Putin protests
BBC News - Tens of thousands of people have marched in Russia's capital Moscow in protest at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's grip on power.

CNN - Russia, China veto resolution aimed at Syrian violence - CNN.com

Obama slams Syria on massacre, as U.N. Security Council fails to pass resolution - CNN.com
CNN - As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the Syrian regime, a U.N. Security Council draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted Saturday after veto-wielding members Russia and China voted against it.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/04/world/meast/syria-unrest/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

BBC News - European cold snap claims more than 130 lives

BBC News - Europe freeze: Serbia snow strands thousands

BBC News - UN Syria text drops call for Assad power handover

BBC News - UN Syria text drops call for Assad power handover
BBC News - Diplomats at the UN Security Council have watered down a resolution on Syria in an apparent attempt to overcome Russian objections to an earlier draft.

Anger flares in Egypt after 79 die in soccer riot - CNN.com

Anger flares in Egypt after 79 die in soccer riot - CNN.com
CNN - Egyptians began three days of mourning Thursday for the 79 people who perished at a violent soccer riot, as the nation's fledgling parliament erupted in anger over the national tragedy.