News Pages

Monday, April 30, 2012

Al Qaeda's 'future works' documents found encoded in porn

Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans for seizing cruise ships, carnage in Europe - CNN.com



BBC News - 'More than 100' feared dead in Indian ferry sinking

BBC News - 'More than 100' feared dead in Indian ferry sinking

One World Trade Center becomes NYC's tallest building - CNN.com

One World Trade Center becomes NYC's tallest building – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Sunday, April 29, 2012

BBC News - Ugandan army says Sudan is backing Joseph Kony's LRA

BBC News - Ugandan army says Sudan is backing Joseph Kony's LRA

BBC News - Peru investigates deaths of more than 500 pelicans

BBC News - Peru investigates deaths of more than 500 pelicans
BBC News - The government of Peru is investigating the deaths of more than 500 pelicans along a 70km stretch of shoreline in northern Peru.

BBC News - Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million

BBC News - Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million
BBC News - The number of unemployed people in Spain reached 5,639,500 at the end of March, with the unemployment rate hitting 24.4%, the national statistics agency said.

BBC News - Samsung overtakes Nokia in mobile phone shipments

BBC News - Samsung overtakes Nokia in mobile phone shipments

Report: Bahraini police beat, torture detainees - CNN.com

Report: Bahraini police beat, torture detainees - CNN.com
CNN - Police in Bahrain regularly resort to beating anti-government protesters, despite officials' pledges to stop such practices, a human rights group said Sunday.


A Bahraini government spokesman denied that allegation and others made in the Human Rights Watch report.


Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/29/world/meast/bahrain-rights-report/

BBC News - Nairobi church struck in grenade attack

BBC News - Nairobi church struck in grenade attack
BBC News - At least one person has been killed and 10 wounded in a suspected grenade attack on a church in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, police have said.

BBC News - Deadly attack on Nigeria's Bayero university in Kano

BBC News - Deadly attack on Nigeria's Bayero university in Kano
BBC News - At least 16 people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack at a university in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, Nigerian Red Cross officials say.

Friday, April 27, 2012

BBC News - China dissident Chen Guangcheng 'in US embassy'

BBC News - China dissident Chen Guangcheng 'in US embassy'
BBC News - China dissident Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC.


Mr Hu said Mr Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Opposition: Syrian regime intensifies attacks in cities visited by monitors - CNN.com

Opposition: Syrian regime intensifies attacks in cities visited by monitors - CNN.com

BBC News - Syria crisis: France raises use of force

BBC News - Syria crisis: France raises use of force
BBC News - France says the Security Council should consider the use of force in Syria if a UN-backed peace plan fails to stop violence in the country.

Violence was reported on Wednesday in several parts of Syria - including in towns where observers are monitoring a ceasefire agreed earlier this month. Activists say about 20 people were killed in total.

BBC News - Syria crisis: France raises use of force

BBC News - Syria crisis: France raises use of force
BBC News - France says the Security Council should consider the use of force in Syria if a UN-backed peace plan fails to stop violence in the country.

Violence was reported on Wednesday in several parts of Syria - including in towns where observers are monitoring a ceasefire agreed earlier this month. Activists say about 20 people were killed in total.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BBC News - South Sudan's Salva Kiir says Sudan has declared war

BBC News - South Sudan's Salva Kiir says Sudan has declared war
BBC News - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says Sudan has "declared war" on his country, following weeks of fighting along their common border.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Google Execs, James Cameron Plan Space Venture - Mashable

Google Execs, James Cameron Plan Space Venture
Mashable - Google CEO Larry Page and the company’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt have joined forces with Avatar director James Cameron for a space venture that will possibly involve mining asteroids.

Infected PCs may lose Internet in July – USATODAY.com

Infected PCs may lose Internet in July – USATODAY.com
USA Today - For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.

The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.

Read full story at USA Today:  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-04-20/internet-woes-infected-pcs/54446044/1

Mystery surrounds deaths of 877 dolphins washed ashore in Peru - CNN.com

Mystery surrounds deaths of 877 dolphins washed ashore in Peru - CNN.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

BBC News - Pakistan plane crashes near Islamabad airport

BBC News - Pakistan plane crashes near Islamabad airport
BBC News - A plane carrying 127 people has crashed in a residential area near Islamabad international airport.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

BBC News - India test launches Agni-V long-range missile

BBC News - India test launches Agni-V long-range missile
BBC News - India has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry a nuclear warhead, officials say.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bashir threatens to oust South Sudan government - Yahoo! News UK

Bashir threatens to oust South Sudan government - Yahoo! News UK
Yahoo News - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir threatened Wednesday to overthrow South Sudan's "insect" government, as world powers tried to pull the rivals from the brink of an all-out war after the South seized a key oil field.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Extremists poison schoolgirls' water, Afghan officials say - CNN.com

Extremists poison schoolgirls' water, Afghan officials say - CNN.com
CNN - At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tuesday after drinking poisoned water, said local health officials, who blamed the act on extremists opposed to women's education.

Volcanic activity recorded at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano - CNN.com

Volcanic activity recorded at Mexico's 'Popo' - CNN.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Opposition: Syrian forces pummel Homs from the sky - CNN.com

Opposition: Syrian forces pummel Homs from the sky - CNN.com
CNN - Government helicopters pounded the besieged city of Homs from the sky, opposition activists said Sunday, three days after a so-called cease-fire in Syria.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sumatra quake reveals new seismic information - CNN.com

Sumatra quake reveals new seismic information - CNN.com
CNN -The undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday was the largest earthquake of its type ever recorded and has increased the risk of more powerful quakes in the region, a leading expert has said.

Syrians forces open fire on protesters, opposition activists say - CNN.com

Syrians forces open fire on protesters, opposition activists say - CNN.com

Thursday, April 12, 2012

7.0-magnitude quake strikes western Mexico - CNN.com

7.0-magnitude quake strikes western Mexico - CNN.com

BBC News - Fears grow of widening Sudan war

BBC News - Fears grow of widening Sudan war
BBC News - A second day of fighting between Sudan and South Sudan in their disputed border regions has prompted international concern that the conflict might develop into outright war.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

BBC News - Rick Santorum suspends US presidential campaign

BBC News - Rick Santorum suspends US presidential campaign
BBC News - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has ended his bid for the White House, leaving Mitt Romney as the presumptive nominee.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gunmen attack Yemen's main airport - CNN.com

Gunmen attack Yemen's main airport - CNN.com
CNN - Gunmen loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attacked the country's main airport with mortars Saturday, forcing authorities to cancel flights, witnesses and officials said.

BBC News - Nine men trapped after rockfall in Peruvian mine

BBC News - Nine men trapped after rockfall in Peruvian mine
BBC News - Rescue workers in Peru are trying to free nine miners trapped underground by a rockfall at a depth of more than 200m (650ft).

BBC News - Syria fighting 'kills 100' ahead of ceasefire

BBC News - Syria fighting 'kills 100' ahead of ceasefire

BBC News - Tulsa police launch manhunt after shootings kill three

BBC News - Tulsa police launch manhunt after shootings kill three
BBC News - Authorities in Tulsa, in the US state of Oklahoma, have launched a manhunt after a series of shootings which police say may have been hate crimes.


Five attacks took place within hours of each other on Friday, killing three and critically wounding two others, within a three-mile (5km) radius.
All the victims were black and police say there are searching for a white male in connection to the attacks.

Read full story at BBC News: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17648620

France serial killer fears grow after 4 shootings - CNN.com

France serial killer fears grow after 4 shootings - CNN.com
CNN - Investigators in France are hunting for a suspected serial killer after four fatal shootings with the same weapon in a Paris suburb in the past five months.

Pakistani rescuers search for up to 135 people trapped in avalanche - CNN.com

Pakistani rescuers search for up to 135 people trapped in avalanche - CNN.com
CNN - Pakistani rescuers continued to tunnel around a Himalayan military outpost on the Siachen glacier, where up to 135 people were buried by a massive avalanche near the Indian border.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

BBC News - Greek unrest after pensioner suicide beside parliament

BBC News - Greek unrest after pensioner suicide beside parliament
BBC News - Protesters have clashed with riot police in the Greek capital, Athens, hours after a pensioner shot himself dead outside parliament.