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Thursday, November 28, 2013

BBC News - US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone

BBC News - US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone
BBC News - The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BBC News - Dozens dead in Russian plane crash

BBC News - Dozens dead in Russian plane crash
BBC News - A passenger plane has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board, officials say.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan, strongest storm of 2013, hits Philippines - CNN.com

Super Typhoon Haiyan, strongest storm of 2013, hits Philippines - CNN.com
CNN - Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever observed, made landfall Friday morning in the Philippines, the country's weather service reported.

With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan churned across the Western Pacific into the Philippines.

The storm, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, is so large in diameter that clouds from it are affecting two-thirds of the country, which extends over 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles).

BBC News - Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan

BBC News - Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan
BBC News - Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

BBC News - Nigerian wedding party in Borno State massacred by gunmen

BBC News - Nigerian wedding party in Borno State massacred by gunmen
BBC News - Gunmen in north-eastern Nigeria have killed more than 30 people in a attack on a wedding convoy.

The groom was reportedly amongst the victims.

Friday, November 1, 2013

China Patriotism Campaign Backfires in Tibet - VOA

China Patriotism Campaign Backfires in Tibet
VOA - A Chinese government campaign to build patriotism in Tibet appears to have backfired, leading to protests, mass shootings and detentions in a restive area 560 kilometers northeast of Lhasa.

BBC News - Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike

BBC News - Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike
BBC News - The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC.