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Friday, March 30, 2012

'Massive' credit card data breach involves all major brands - CNNMoney

'Massive' credit card data breach involves all major brands - Mar. 30, 2012
CNNMoney - A data breach at a payments processing firm has potentially compromised credit and debit card information from all of the major card brands.


Read full story at CNNMoney: http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/30/technology/credit-card-data-breach/

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

BBC News - Mohamed Merah: Toulouse gunman's father 'to sue France'

BBC News - Mohamed Merah: Toulouse gunman's father 'to sue France'
BBC News - The father of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah has hired an Algerian lawyer to sue French special police over his son's death, French media report.


Mohamed Merah, 23, killed seven people, including three children, in southern France before he was shot dead in a siege at his home last week.



Mr Merah's plan to sue the state drew criticism from French politicians.
"If I were the father of such a monster, I would shut my mouth in shame," French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday.

Rhode Island Guardsman died saving Afghan girl - CNN.com

Rhode Island Guardsman died saving Afghan girl - CNN.com

Monday, March 26, 2012

BBC News - Sudan and South Sudan in fierce border clashes

BBC News - Sudan and South Sudan in fierce border clashes
BBC News - Clashes have broken out between the armed forces of Sudan and South Sudan in several disputed border regions, both sides say.


Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17515209

BBC News - France election: Sarkozy vows ban on militant preachers

BBC News - France election: Sarkozy vows ban on militant preachers
BBC News - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to ban militant Muslim preachers from entering the country.


Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17512436

BBC News - Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda edges away from Sharia

BBC News - Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda edges away from Sharia
BBC News - Officials from the largest party in Tunisia's governing coalition have said they will not support moves to enshrine Islamic law in the new constitution.


Senior members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party said the wording of the old constitution, which proclaims Islam as the state religion, would remain.

BBC News - Al-Shabab forces lose Somali base of El Bur

BBC News - Al-Shabab forces lose Somali base of El Bur
BBC News - Ethiopian forces and Somali pro-government troops have captured a major base from al-Shabab militants, residents say.


Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17516440

Sunday, March 25, 2012

BBC News - James Cameron back on surface after deepest ocean dive

BBC News - James Cameron back on surface after deepest ocean dive
BBC News - Hollywood director James Cameron has returned to the surface after plunging nearly 11km (seven miles) down to the deepest place in the ocean, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile - CNN.com

7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile - CNN.com

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery - CNN.com

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery - CNN.com
CNN -  Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday evening after undergoing heart transplant surgery, his office said.

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery - CNN.com

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery - CNN.com
CNN -  Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday evening after undergoing heart transplant surgery, his office said.

Militia storms hotel in Libya after guest told to pay overdue bill - CNN.com

Militia storms hotel in Libya after guest told to pay overdue bill - CNN.com
CNN - Armed members of a Libyan militia burst into a luxury hotel in the capital Tripoli on Saturday and opened fire after one of their members was told to pay an outstanding bill or vacate, sources and hotel officials said.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

BBC News - Human rights in Cuba deteriorate, warns Amnesty

BBC News - Human rights in Cuba deteriorate, warns Amnesty
BBC News - Cuba has intensified its harassment of dissidents and human rights activists, according to Amnesty International.

BBC News - France shootings: Toulouse gunman killed by sniper

BBC News - France shootings: Toulouse gunman killed by sniper
BBC News - A police sniper shot and killed the gunman who carried out a spate of murders in southern France, prosecutors say, after a 32-hour siege in Toulouse.

Read full story at BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17473207

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

France killings suspect holds out against police siege - CNN.com

France killings suspect holds out against police siege - CNN.com
CNN - Hundreds of police officers laid siege to an apartment in the south of France where a serial killing suspect was holed up Wednesday, but the man described by authorities as an al Qaeda-trained jihadist refused to surrender as the standoff dragged on.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/21/world/europe/france-shooting/

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Hundreds of houses collapse after 7.4 earthquake hits Mexico - CNN.com

Hundreds of houses collapse after 7.4 earthquake hits Mexico - CNN.com
CNN - Hundreds of houses collapsed after a strong earthquake that rattled residents in southern Mexican resort towns and the nation's capital Tuesday, officials said.

The quake had a magnitude of 7.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Its epicenter was about 15 miles (25 kilometers) east of Ometepec, Guerrero, the USGS said, and its depth was about 12.4 miles (20 km).

In the nearby town of Igualapa, officials reported that at least 800 houses had collapsed, the Guerrero state government said in a statement. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths.

Powerful 7.6 earthquake hits Acapulco, Mexico - Breaking News

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

BBC News - Laser 'unprinter' wipes photocopied ink from paper

BBC News - Laser 'unprinter' wipes photocopied ink from paper

BBC News - Afghanistan's Taliban suspend peace talks with US

BBC News - Afghanistan's Taliban suspend peace talks with US

BBC News - Anonymous operating system prompts security warnings

BBC News - Anonymous operating system prompts security warnings


BBC News - More than 26,000 people have downloaded an operating system which members of the Anonymous hacker group claim to have created.

The software is based on a version of the open-source operating system Linux and comes outfitted with lots of website sniffing and security tools.

The "official" Anonymous group has distanced itself from the software.

In a widely circulated tweet, AnonOps claimed the operating system was riddled with viruses.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17381214

BBC News - Morocco protest after raped Amina Filali kills herself

BBC News - Morocco protest after raped Amina Filali kills herself
BBC News - Moroccan activists have stepped up pressure to scrap laws that allow rapists to marry their victims - after a 16-year-old girl killed herself.

BBC News - Ethiopia 'launches military attack inside Eritrea'

BBC News - Ethiopia 'launches military attack inside Eritrea'
BBC News - Ethiopian forces have launched a military assault on positions inside Eritrea, Ethiopian officials have said.


Ethiopia attacked because Eritrea was training "subversive groups" to carry out attacks inside Ethiopia, a government spokesman said.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Russia: we're happy to sell arms to Assad - The Independent

Russia: we're happy to sell arms to Assad - Europe - World - The Independent
The IndependentRussia insisted yesterday that it would not halt arms shipments to Syria even as evidence mounts that the regime is committing crimes against humanity, with a rights group today releasing a sickening dossier of the torture inflicted on those who oppose President Bashar al-Assad.


BBC News - Syrians routinely tortured in detention, says Amnesty

BBC News - Syrians routinely tortured in detention, says Amnesty

BBC News - Victims of deadly Swiss coach crash mourned

BBC News - Victims of deadly Swiss coach crash mourned
BBC News - Belgium is mourning the deaths of 28 people - 22 of them children - in a coach crash in Switzerland.


Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17370278

6.8 earthquake hits Japan - CNN.com

Strong earthquake hits Japan - CNN.com
CNN - A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


There were no immediate reports of damage, police said.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/14/world/asia/japan-earthquake/

BBC News - China's Wen Jiabao says 'reforms urgent'

BBC News - China's Wen Jiabao says 'reforms urgent'
BBC News - China's Premier Wen Jiabao has delivered a strong warning about the ''urgent'' need for reforms, without which, he said, tragedies such as the Cultural Revolution could still happen.


Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17362644

BBC News - Bangladesh ferry sinking kills at least 32

BBC News - Bangladesh ferry sinking kills at least 32

BBC News - Switzerland bus crash kills 28, including 22 children

BBC News - Switzerland bus crash kills 28, including 22 children

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Obama announces WTO case against China over rare earths - CNN.com

Obama announces WTO case against China over rare earths - CNN.com
CNN - The United States, the European Union and Japan are filing a challenge with the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on minerals that are crucial for the production of many high-tech devices, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Monday, March 12, 2012

45 women, kids die in Homs massacre, opposition says - CNN.com

Syria dominates U.N. Security Council meeting - CNN.com
CNN - Children were stabbed to death in front of their mothers, and girls were sexually assaulted before being shot, the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights said. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

BBC News - Deutsche Telekom claims record data transfer record

BBC News - Deutsche Telekom claims record data transfer record
BBC News - Deutsche Telekom says it has set a new data transfer speed record over a long distance and outside a laboratory.


The German firm says it achieved a usable bit rate of 400Gbps (gigabits per second) over a single channel of its fibre optic network.

BBC News - Coke and Pepsi alter recipe to avoid cancer warning label

BBC News - Coke and Pepsi alter recipe to avoid cancer warning label
BBC News - Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing the recipes for their drinks to avoid putting a cancer warning label on the bottle, to comply with California laws.


The new recipe for caramel colouring in the drinks has less 4-methylimidazole - a chemical which California has added to its list of carcinogens.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

BBC News - Afghanistan: 'Very large' Taliban bomb killed soldiers

BBC News - Afghanistan: 'Very large' Taliban bomb killed soldiers
BBC News - Initial assessments of the explosion which killed six British soldiers in southern Afghanistan suggest it was a "very large Taliban bomb".

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17288766

Monday, March 5, 2012

Reports: Iranian court annuls death sentence for American accused of spying - CNN.com

Reports: Iranian court annuls death sentence for American accused of spying - CNN.com
CNN - An Iranian court has canceled the death sentence for an American accused of espionage in Iran, semi-official news agencies there reported Monday.

Observers slam Russian vote as Putin declares victory - CNN.com

Observers slam Russian vote as Putin declares victory - CNN.com
CNN - International observers blasted Russia's presidential election Monday, saying: "The point of an election is that the outcome should be uncertain. This was not the case in Russia."

They said they observed ballot stuffing and other irregularities in about a third of polling stations they monitored, and an uneven playing field in the run-up to the election.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Toddler found in Indiana field after tornadoes remains in critical condition - CNN.com

Toddler found in Indiana field after tornadoes remains in critical condition - CNN.com
CNN - An Indiana toddler who lost both her parents and siblings when devastating tornadoes ripped through the region last week, but who herself -- miraculously -- survived, remained in critical condition Sunday.

Rescuers search for survivors after train crash kills 16 in Poland - CNN.com

Rescuers search for survivors after train crash kills 16 in Poland - CNN.com

Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 100-plus - CNN.com

Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 100-plus - CNN.com
CNN - A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 123 people and wounded about 2,000 more in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic of Congo, Congolese officials said.

Putin poised to retake Russian presidency - CNN.com

Putin poised to retake Russian presidency - CNN.com
CNN - Russians went to the polls Sunday in an election that looks likely to return Vladimir Putin, the current prime minister and former president, to the country's top job.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dozens of defecting Syrian soldiers executed, activists say - CNN.com

Dozens of defecting Syrian soldiers executed, activists say - CNN.com
CNN - More than 40 soldiers trying to defect from an army unit in Idlib province were executed by government troops, according to activists from the town of Binnish, the opposition Syrian Network for Human Rights, and the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.

Rescuers scour rubble for survivors after tornadoes kill dozens in Midwest, South - CNN.com

Rescuers scour rubble for survivors after tornadoes kill dozens in Midwest, South - CNN.com
CNN - Rescuers searched for survivors Saturday after powerful storms spawned tornadoes that killed dozens as they ripped through the South and Midwest, flattening towns and turning churches into shelters.

At least 28 people were killed: 15 in Indiana, 12 in Kentucky and one in Ohio.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two U.S. soldiers "killed by Afghan soldier, civilian" - Yahoo! News

Two U.S. soldiers "killed by Afghan soldier, civilian" - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News - Two American soldiers were shot dead on Thursday by two Afghans, including a man believed to be a soldier.