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Sunday, June 24, 2012

BBC News - Turkey calls Nato meeting on warplane downed by Syria

BBC News - Turkey calls Nato meeting on warplane downed by Syria
BBC News - Turkey has called a meeting of NATO member states to discuss its response to the shooting down of one of its warplanes by Syrian forces on Friday.

Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi declared Egypt's new president - CNN.com

Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi declared Egypt's new president - CNN.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BBC News - Ship 'carrying Russian attack helicopters to Syria' halted off Scotland

BBC News - Ship 'carrying Russian attack helicopters to Syria' halted off Scotland
BBC News - The UK has made moves to stop a cargo vessel allegedly carrying refurbished Russian-made attack helicopters from completing its journey to Syria.

BBC News - Microsoft unveils Surface Windows 8 tablets

BBC News - Microsoft unveils Surface Windows 8 tablets
BBC News - Microsoft has unveiled Surface - its own-brand family of tablets.

Friday, June 15, 2012

US believes Russia has ship with weapons, troops en route to Syria - CNN.com Blogs

US believes Russia has ship with weapons, troops en route to Syria – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

Obama administration to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants - CNN.com

Obama administration to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants - CNN.com
CNN - In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.

Military shuts down Egypt's parliament - CNN.com

Military shuts down Egypt's parliament - CNN.com
CNN - On the eve of a presidential runoff election, Egypt's military council formally dissolved parliament Friday, in line with a ruling from the nation's top court that declared the legislative body invalid.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Melting Arctic 'blooms' with algae - CNN.com

Melting Arctic 'blooms' with algae - CNN.com
CNN - Scientists in the Arctic have discovered the largest ever under-ice bloom of phytoplankton, likening the discovery to "finding the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert."

BBC News - Syrian forces attack Homs amid fears of new massacre

BBC News - Syrian forces attack Homs amid fears of new massacre

Sunday, June 10, 2012

BBC News - Mali rebel groups 'clash in Kidal'

BBC News - Mali rebel groups 'clash in Kidal'
BBC News - Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali two months ago have clashed following protests in the town of Kidal, witnesses say.

BBC News - Riot-hit western Burma province in state of emergency

BBC News - Riot-hit western Burma province in state of emergency
BBC News - Burma's president Thein Sein has announced a state of emergency in the western state of Rakhine, following a week of sectarian attacks in the area.


A spate of violence involving Buddhists and Muslims has left 17 people dead and hundreds of properties damaged.
Trouble flared after the murder of a Buddhist woman last month, followed by an attack on a bus carrying Muslims.

Friday, June 8, 2012

BBC Nature - Honeybee virus: Varroa mite spreads lethal disease

BBC Nature - Honeybee virus: Varroa mite spreads lethal disease
BBC Nature - A parasitic mite has helped a virus wipe out billions of honeybees throughout the globe, say scientists.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BBC News - New 'massacre' reported in Syria's Hama province

BBC News - New 'massacre' reported in Syria's Hama province
BBC News - At least 86 people, including many women and children, have been killed by Syrian pro-government forces in Hama province, opposition activists say.

BBC News - Russian parliament backs huge protest fines

BBC News - Russian parliament backs huge protest fines
BBC News - Russia's upper house of parliament has voted through a controversial bill which sharply increases fines for breaking laws governing protests.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

White House: Al Qaeda No. 2 leader is dead - CNN.com

White House: Al Qaeda No. 2 leader is dead - CNN.com
CNN - Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terror network, is dead, White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed Tuesday.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

BBC News - Passenger plane crashes into building in Lagos, Nigeria

BBC News - Passenger plane crashes into building in Lagos

A passenger plane with 153 people on board has crashed into a building in Nigeria's main city of Lagos.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

BBC News - Thousands of Sudanese 'flee to South Sudan'

BBC News - Thousands of Sudanese 'flee to South Sudan'
BBC News - Up to 4,000 people are fleeing into South Sudan every day to escape fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile province, according to medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison - CNN.com

Protesters rally after Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison - CNN.com

Biggest wildfire in New Mexico's history burns with only 15% containment - CNN.com

Biggest wildfire in New Mexico's history burns with only 15% containment - CNN.com
CNN - The largest wildfire in New Mexico's history continued to burn almost uncontrollably Saturday in the remote Gila Wilderness, belching enough smoke to prompt officials to caution that children, adults with heart disease and other sensitive groups should not go outdoors.