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Sunday, June 30, 2013

BBC News - Croatia becomes 28th European Union member

BBC News - Croatia becomes 28th European Union member

Friday, June 28, 2013

Western states brace for scorching weekend heat wave | Fox News

Western states brace for scorching weekend heat wave | Fox News
Fox News - A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas settled over the West on Friday, threatening to ground airliners and raising fears that people and pets will get burned on the scalding pavement.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/28/weekend-heat-wave-to-bake-western-us/?test=latestnews#ixzz2XYiguHao

Thursday, June 27, 2013

BBC News - China resettles two million Tibetans, says Human Rights Watch

BBC News - China resettles two million Tibetans, says Human Rights Watch
BBC News - More than two million Tibetans have been resettled by the Chinese government over the last seven years, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

Many, including hundreds of thousands of nomads, were forced into so-called "socialist villages", the group says.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BBC News - Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'

BBC News - Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'
BBC News - Riots have killed 27 people in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report.

There are sporadic outbreaks of violence in Xinjiang, where there are rumbling ethnic tensions between Muslim Uighur and Han Chinese communities.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

BBC News - Edward Snowden 'leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight'

BBC News - Edward Snowden 'leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight'
BBC News - United States intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong on a flight bound for Moscow, reports say.

BBC News - Nine tourists killed at mountain base camp in Kashmir

BBC News - Nine tourists killed at mountain base camp in Kashmir
BBC News - Gunmen have killed 10 people, including nine foreign tourists after storming a hotel in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Officials say five are from Ukraine, one from Russia and three from China. A Pakistani guide also died in the attack.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Car thieves use mystery gadget to hack in | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Car thieves use mystery gadget to hack in | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
KVOA.com -  Police across the country are stumped by a rash of car thefts.

In surveillance video of the thefts, criminals appear to open locked cars with a mysterious handheld device.

BBC News - Central Calgary evacuated as flood threatens city

BBC News - Central Calgary evacuated as flood threatens city
Authorities have ordered the evacuation of central Calgary, Canada as flooding has left swathes of the city underwater.

BBC News - India floods: Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'

BBC News - India floods: Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'
BBC News - The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Yahoo 'recycling' old e-mail, raising security concerns - CNN.com

Yahoo 'recycling' old e-mail, raising security concerns - CNN.com
CNN - Yahoo has announced a plan to "recycle" old e-mail addresses, a move meant to free up accounts for folks who want them but that has sparked privacy concerns.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BBC News - Microsoft U-turn in Xbox One games row

BBC News - Microsoft U-turn in Xbox One games row
BBC News - Microsoft has made a dramatic U-turn over its decision to impose restrictions on pre-owned titles on its new Xbox One console.

Bacterial ‘bling’: Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their effectiveness | Fox News

Bacterial ‘bling’: Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their effectiveness | Fox News

BBC News - Nigeria's Zamfara state violence 'kills 48'

BBC News - Nigeria's Zamfara state violence 'kills 48'
BBC News - Gunmen have killed 48 people in an attack on a village in Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.

BBC News - Nigeria militants kill school children in Maiduguri

BBC News - Nigeria militants kill school children in Maiduguri
BBC News - Suspected Islamist militants in north-east Nigeria have killed at least nine school children, the second targeted attack on students in recent days.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sing 'Happy Birthday' and get fined - CNN Video

Sing 'Happy Birthday' and get fined - CNN Video
CNN - Did you think the "Happy Birthday" song was free? You could be fined $150,000 for singing the popular jingle in public.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Israel accelerates cybersecurity know-how as early as 10th grade - Yahoo! News

Israel accelerates cybersecurity know-how as early as 10th grade - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News - Israel is strengthening cybersecurity recruitment and cooperation between hi-tech, academia, and the military as threats rise.

BBC News - Libya army chief of staff 'resigns' after deadly clashes

BBC News - Libya army chief of staff 'resigns' after deadly clashes
BBC news - Libyan army chief of staff Youssef al-Mangoush has reportedly resigned after 30 people died in clashes between protesters and a militia in Benghazi.

Friday, June 7, 2013

BBC News - Europe floods: Hungary Danube set for record high

BBC News - Europe floods: Hungary Danube set for record high
BBC News - Hungarians have been warned to prepare for their country's worst floods ever as the Danube is set to reach record levels this weekend.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

BBC News - Six dead as Philadelphia building collapses

BBC News - Six dead as Philadelphia building collapses
BBC News - Six people have died and 13 have been hurt after a building collapsed in the center of the US city of Philadelphia, officials have said.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

BBC News - Oklahoma tornado was widest on record

BBC News - Oklahoma tornado was widest on record

BBC News - American tourist gang-raped in India

BBC News - American tourist gang-raped in India
BBC News - Indian police say that a 30-year-old American woman has been gang-raped in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

BBC News - France's Fabius 'confirms sarin use' by Syria regime

BBC News - France's Fabius 'confirms sarin use' by Syria regime
BBC News - There is no doubt Syria's government has used sarin during the country's crisis, says France's foreign minister.

Monday, June 3, 2013

BBC News - Flood waters from Czech dams bear down on Prague

BBC News - Flood waters from Czech dams bear down on Prague
BBC News - The authorities in the Czech Republic have been forced to open dams in the south of the country, releasing huge volumes of water towards Prague.

BBC News - Egypt activist Ahmed Douma convicted for Morsi insult

BBC News - Egypt activist Ahmed Douma convicted for Morsi insult
BBC News - An Egyptian opposition activist has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence for insulting President Mohammed Morsi, state media say.

BBC News - Jordan blocks 'unlicensed' national news websites

BBC News - Jordan blocks 'unlicensed' national news websites
BBC News - The Jordanian government says it has blocked more than 300 unregistered and unlicensed news websites in a bid to curb "sensationalised" reporting.

BBC News - Dehui poultry plant fire: Locked exits 'blocked escape'

BBC News - Dehui poultry plant fire: Locked exits 'blocked escape'
BBC News - BBC News - A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 119 people, officials say.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Smugglers drive Thailand's grim trade in dog meat - CNN.com

Smugglers drive Thailand's grim trade in dog meat - CNN.com
CNN - Packed tight into wire baskets -- sometimes 20 or more to a cage -- animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs every year are smuggled from northeast Thailand across the Mekong River destined for restaurants in Vietnam.

Dehydrated, stressed, some even dying of suffocation on the trip, the dogs are often stacked 1,000 to a truck on a journey that lasts for days.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/02/world/asia/thailand-dogs

Police: Evidence in killing of former beauty queen points to ex-priest - CNN.com

Police: Evidence in killing of former beauty queen points to ex-priest - CNN.com

BBC News - Central Europe on alert for flooding

BBC News - Central Europe on alert for flooding
BBC News - Homes have been evacuated across southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland as rivers reach dangerously high levels.

BBC News - Syrian rebels and Hezbollah 'exchange fire in Lebanon'

BBC News - Syrian rebels and Hezbollah 'exchange fire in Lebanon'
BBC News - A number of people have been killed in an exchange of fire between Syrian rebels and fighters from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, say reports.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

BBC News - Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

BBC News - Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'
BBC News - The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America.

BBC News - Turkey protests: Police pull out of Istanbul square

BBC News - Turkey protests: Police pull out of Istanbul square
BBC News - Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have pulled out of a square which has become the focus of the largest anti-government protest in years.

Case of imprisoned American-Iranian pastor taken to U.N. council in Geneva | Fox News

Case of imprisoned American-Iranian pastor taken to U.N. council in Geneva | Fox News
Fox News - The wife of the Iranian-American pastor held in Iran, along with U.S. attorneys representing the family, have traveled to Geneva and will present his case to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday, urging the organization to push harder for the pastor’s immediate release.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/06/01/case-imprisoned-american-iranian-pastor-taken-to-un-council-in-geneva/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Uyvx1qWN