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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Official: 160 girls poisoned at Afghan school - CNN.com

Official: 160 girls poisoned at Afghan school - CNN.com

Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy - CNN.com

Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy - CNN.com
CNN - CNN - At least 15 people were killed and some 200 injured in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in northern Italy on Tuesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BBC News - Pakistan jails doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden

BBC News - Pakistan jails doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden
BBC News - A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden has been jailed for at least 30 years, officials say.

BBC News - Egyptians vote in landmark presidential election

BBC News - Egyptians vote in landmark presidential election
BBC News - Polling stations have closed on the first of two days of Egypt's first free presidential election, 15 months after Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

BBC News - Russia tests secret missile after Nato shield launched

BBC News - Russia tests secret missile after Nato shield launched
BBC News - A new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) so secret it has no name yet has been successfully tested in Russia, the defence ministry says.


The new weapon is designed to penetrate NATO's European missile defence shield, Russian defence sources told the Interfax news agency.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

BBC News - Bomb explosion at school in Brindisi, Italy

BBC News - Bomb explosion at school in Brindisi, Italy
BBC News - A bomb has exploded in front of a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi killing at least one girl and injuring six others.

Chen leaves China on flight bound for U.S. - CNN.com

Chen leaves China on flight bound for U.S. - CNN.com
CNN - Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese human rights activist who ignited a diplomatic frenzy when he escaped house arrest last month, has left Beijing airport Saturday on a flight bound for New York.

Commercial space vehicle launch aborted - CNN.com

Commercial space vehicle launch aborted - CNN.com
CNN - SpaceX aborted the historic launch of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on Saturday at the last second because of a rocket engine glitch.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

49 decapitated bodies found in Mexico - CNN.com

49 decapitated bodies found in Mexico - CNN.com

CNN - Syrian conflict spills into Lebanon - CNN.com

Opposition: No stop to gunfire, shelling as violence spills into Lebanon - CNN.com
CNN - Gunfire and mortar shells pierced the pre-dawn sky in cities around Syria early Monday, the latest in the months-long violence that has even begun spilling into neighboring countries.

Gulf leaders to discuss EU-style union - CNN.com

Gulf leaders to discuss EU-style union - CNN.com
CNN - CNN - The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council will hold a meeting Monday in Saudi Arabia to discuss transforming their six nations into a union, similar to the European Union.


The idea of the GCC nations to integrate into one entity -- and replace what exists now as simply a cooperative -- was first floated by Saudi Arabia in December. Monday's meeting in Riyadh will lay out the timetable for it.

The GCC is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

BBC News - Afghan peace negotiator Arsala Rahmani shot dead

BBC News - Afghan peace negotiator Arsala Rahmani shot dead

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Russian plane wreckage found in Indonesia - CNN.com

Russian plane wreckage found in Indonesia - CNN.com
CNN - The wreckage of a Russian passenger airliner that went missing during a demonstration flight over Indonesia has been located in a mountainous area, but rescue workers have yet to find any survivors, officials said Thursday.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Russian plane missing in Indonesia - CNN.com

Russian plane missing in Indonesia - CNN.com
CNN - A Russian passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesia.

IRS forms show charity's money isn't going to disabled vets - CNN.com

IRS forms show charity's money isn't going to disabled vets - CNN.com
CNN - A national charity that vows to help disabled veterans and their families has spent tens of millions on marketing services, all the while doling out massive amounts of candy, hand sanitizer bottles and many other unnecessary items to veteran aid groups, according to a CNN investigation.

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2007, received about $55.9 million in donations since it began operations in 2007, according to publicly available IRS 990 forms.

Monday, May 7, 2012

New terrorist plot to attack plane foiled - CNN.com

New terrorist plot to attack plane foiled - CNN.com
CNN - U.S. and other intelligence agencies recently broke up a plot to bomb an airliner and have seized an explosive device that is similar to ones previously used by al Qaeda, officials said Monday.

South Korea seizes capsules containing powdered flesh of dead babies | Yahoo! News

South Korea seizes capsules containing powdered flesh of dead babies | Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News - The South Korean government revealed Monday that it recently seized thousands of capsules filled with the powdered flesh of dead babies. Reportedly, some people believe the powder has medicinal purposes and was created in northeastern China.

BBC News - Greek election: Antonis Samaras coalition bid fails

BBC News - Greek election: Antonis Samaras coalition bid fails
BBC News - Greek centre-right leader Antonis Samaras has said he cannot form a coalition government, dealing a blow to supporters of the foreign bailouts.

Far-left group Syriza, which is opposed to austerity measures, will now try to form an anti-bailout coalition.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reports: North Korea jamming South's air traffic navigation - CNN.com

Reports: North Korea jamming South's air traffic navigation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - North Korea has been busy for the past week, trying to jam the navigation signals going to civilian aircraft over South Korea, according to reports in South Korean media.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng wants to go to U.S. - CNN.com

Chinese activist wants to go to U.S. - CNN.com
CNN - The Chinese activist who walked out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after what officials said was a decision he had made on his own said Thursday that he regrets the move and now wants U.S. officials to help get him and his family to the United States.

BBC News - At least 20 killed as attackers target Cairo protest

BBC News - At least 20 killed as attackers target Cairo protest

BBC News - Chen Guangcheng left US embassy 'after family threats'

BBC News - Chen Guangcheng left US embassy 'after family threats'
BBC News - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he left his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing after Chinese authorities made threats to family members.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

BBC News - Mali junta claims control of Bamako after fighting

BBC News - Mali junta claims control of Bamako after fighting
BBC News - Mali's coup leaders have said they are in control of the situation in Bamako, after hours of fighting in the capital.

BBC News - Turkey to write first fully civilian constitution

BBC News - Turkey to write first fully civilian constitution
BBC News - A parliamentary committee in Turkey is due to start work on the country's first fully civilian constitution.

Delta to buy oil refinery - CNNMoney

Delta to buy oil refinery - Apr. 30, 2012
CNNMoney - Delta Air Lines announced plans Monday to purchase an oil refinery outside of Philadelphia, a novel approach to reducing its fuel costs.