Saturday, November 24, 2012

Russia sends ships to Gaza coast in preparation for violence escalation

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/11/24/251518.html

Severe Flood Warning Issued For Cornwall

The Environment Agency has issued a severe flood warning, which means there is a potential threat to life, for the River Pol in Polperro, Cornwall.

The agency recorded the level of the river to be 0.4m just after 9pm. The typical river level range for the location where the measurement was taken is between 0.00 metres and 0.25 metres.

The river reached a level of 0.83m in November 2009. Flooding at the River is now "significant and serious," the agency said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1015810/severe-flood-warning-issued-for-cornwall

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 21:04:18 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:04:18 PM at epicenter
Location
36.515°N, 27.908°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE
Distances
30 km (19 miles) WNW (288°) from Rodhos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
5.3
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 20:28:49 UTC
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 04:28:49 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.461°N, 123.494°E
Depth
600.3 km (373.0 miles)
Region
MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances
60 km (37 miles) W of Bantogon, Philippines

Farage: Europe split in every way possible

Exodus to Nowhere? Refugees 'treated like criminals' in Germany

'One rocket already too much: Quiet will be met by quiet'

New Pharaoh? 'Military fascism replaced by Islamofascism in Egypt'

Revolución? Catalonia anger blooms, Spain break up looms

Keiser Report: Colossal Collapse Coming! (E371)

'Obscene' UK foster kids taken from 'politically incorrect' family

New SARS-related virus has now infected six, killed two in the Middle East

A new coronavirus from the same family as SARS has now infected six people in the Middle East, two of whom have died, the World Health Organization announced Friday.

The UN health agency said four new cases have been confirmed, in addition to a previous patient from Saudi Arabia, who died in June, and another one from Qatar still undergoing treatment in the United Kingdom.

Three of the new cases are Saudis — and two are family members who lived together, the WHO said in a news release. One died and the other is recovering.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1291914--qatar-man-sickened-by-new-coronavirus-related-to-sars

Health Authorities Try To Identify Woman Exposed To Rabies

Health authorities are posting an urgent notice as they try to trace a woman bitten by a cat in Chaplin, Connecticut about two weeks ago. The cat has since died, and a necropsy found it suffered from rabies,

Director Robert Miller of the Eastern Highlands Health District says the woman was driving on South Bear Hill Road, with at least one child in her vehicle. It was after 5 p.m. around November 8th, but because it was dark, the witness did not have more of a description than that. The car was travelling between Cross Road and Canada Lane.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/11/21/health-authorities-try-to-identify-woman-exposed-to-rabies/

18 Chinese miners die in coal-gas explosion

A coal mine accident in China's southwest killed 18 workers and trapped five more on Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

There were 28 workers working in the state-owned Xiangshui coalmine in Guizhou province when the coal-and-gas explosion happened about 11 a.m., and five of those were rescued, Xinhua said. No other details were immediately available.

China has the world's deadliest coal mine industry, with 1,973 miners killed in accidents last year.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iAQj0a5dZXOZescpoK2PMzLWhoYg?docId=da33c65c0eef43a3a915dff5beba848b

Gas explosion at Massachusetts strip club injures 18

Gas explosion at restaurant in northern China kills 14 people, injures 47

The government of Shouyang county in Shanxi province says on its official website that a gas leak caused the blast and triggered a fire Friday evening at the Xinyangyang hotpot restaurant.

The official Xinhua News Agency says six people were killed at the scene and eight others died at a hospital. Seventeen people were severely injured.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/gas-explosion-at-restaurant-in-northern-china-kills-14-people-injures-47/2012/11/23/7f90ba98-35e2-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html

Explosion, fire reported in Edgecombe County

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities responded Friday afternoon to the scene of a reported explosion and fire at a farm in Edgecombe County.

According to WTVD, the fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. at a farm southwest of Conetoe.

Photos from WTVD’s helicopter “showed a farm building close to the intersection of Thigpen and Ellis roads with its roof blown off,” the station reports.

http://myfox8.com/2012/11/23/explosion-fire-reported-in-edgecombe-county/

Train hits van in southern Italy, killing six

A train hit a van in southern Italy on Saturday, killing at least six people, the Italian fire service said on Saturday.

The van was waiting for the safety barriers to be opened manually at a crossing near Rossano in the Calabria region when it was hit by the train, Italian news agencies reported.

A landowner and Romanian clementine-pickers travelling in the vehicle were among the victims, they said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-italy-crash-idUSBRE8AN0B720121124

Iran accuses U.S. of 'illegal and provocative acts' in Gulf and warns of 'adverse consequences'

Iran yesterday accused the U.S. Navy of carrying out 'illegal and provocative acts' in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.

In letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee said the Navy repeatedly violated the country's airspace.

He mentioned flights over the coastal areas of Bushehr on seven occasions in October, and most recently a U.S. drone flight on November 1 which ignored radio warnings and penetrated Iranian airspace.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237736/Iran-accuses-U-S-illegal-provocative-acts-Gulf-warns-adverse-consequences.html

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 18:48:00 UTC
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 06:48:00 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
21.358°S, 178.808°W
Depth
549.1 km (341.2 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
79 km (49 miles) S of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 16:26:40 UTC
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 01:26:40 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.155°S, 130.585°E
Depth
123.6 km (76.8 miles)
Region
BANDA SEA
Distances
213 km (132 miles) NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Rare white tiger escapes enclosure and mauls three employees at Czech zoo

The incident happened at the zoo in the northern city of Liberec in the Czech Republic. One man suffered head injuries while two women sustained minor injuries. A spokesman for the zoo confirmed the seven-year-old tiger, named Paris, had been sedated and posed no further danger.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237535/Rare-white-tiger-escapes-enclosure-mauls-employees-Czech-zoo.html

Cameron rounds on EU leaders who quaffed £120 bottles of wine over lunch while insisting there was no room to make savings in the Brussels budget

David Cameron last night accused Brussels of existing in a ‘parallel universe’ and ‘insulting taxpayers’ last night as EU budget talks collapsed in acrimony.

In the strongest condemnation of EU institutions ever issued by a British prime minister, Mr Cameron reacted with scorn after being accused of ‘blackmailing’ other leaders by demanding spending cuts and defending Britain’s rebate.

Mr Cameron said he was astonished that EU bosses were refusing to cut ‘a single euro’ from their spending plans – as the two-day summit designed to fix the next seven-year budget deal for the EU broke up without agreement.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237178/Cameron-rounds-EU-leaders-quaffed-120-bottles-wine-lunch-insisting-room-make-savings-Brussels-budget.html

Le basket case: Why should anyone listen to a country whose imploding economy could drag the whole of Europe down with it?...Says the Idiot who's country has just Lost their AAA rating

During all the smoke and confusion surrounding this week’s battle over a proposed new seven-year EU budget, it is France that has mounted the fiercest resistance to David Cameron’s call for tens of billions of pounds worth of cuts.

The irony of this couldn’t — to use a Gallic adjective — be more piquant.

For the truth is that France is an economic basket case that is over-indebted, over-taxed, over-regulated, spendthrift, poorly governed and in desperate need of wholesale reform.

And the irony is even more profound, for without such reform, the zealously pro-EU France and its deep-seated problems could derail the whole of the European project.

Don’t hold your breath that those reforms will happen.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2237622/Why-listen-country-imploding-economy-drag-Europe-it.html

Spain sends Algerian criminal to live in the UK... and there's nothing we can do about it

An Algerian-born career criminal suspected of a ‘marriage of convenience’ to a British citizen has been deported from Spain to the UK.

Police said Lazhari Zemouche had been arrested 92 times in Spain over the past 25 years for crimes from theft to robbery and had used a number of fake identities.

But because he had married in the UK before his latest crime spree in Spain, he was deported to London rather than to his native Algeria.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237590/Spanish-send-Algerian-criminal-live-UK--theres-it.html

Egyptian judges' body calls on judges to strike in protest over President Mursi's decree


Jihadist Brigade in Syria with New American Weapons

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL CALIFORNIA - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
3.5
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 15:44:35 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 07:44:35 AM at epicenter
Location
36.615°N, 121.221°W
Depth
5.9 km (3.7 miles)
Region
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
Distances
12 km (7 miles) NW (323°) from Pinnacles, CA

Egypt Judges Condemn President's 'Attack'

Egyptian judges have condemned a decree granting President Mohamed Morsi sweeping new powers, as angry protesters clashed with police for a second day.

A handful of rock-throwing activists battled riot police in the streets near Tahrir Square, where several thousand protesters massed on Friday to demonstrate against a decree, which effectively prevents Mr Morsi's decisions from being challenged.

The move also removed powers from the judiciary and allows the president to take any measures to protect national security.

http://news.sky.com/story/1015951/egypt-judges-condemn-presidents-attack

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:50:20 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 09:50:20 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
22.064°S, 68.544°W
Depth
101.5 km (63.1 miles)
Region
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Distances
60 km (37 miles) NE of Calama, Chile

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:52:28 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:52:28 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
51.609°N, 159.111°E
Depth
78.1 km (48.5 miles)
Region
OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
Distances
154 km (95 miles) SSE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:21:10 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 05:21:10 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.009°N, 92.202°W
Depth
63.6 km (39.5 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
44 km (27 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

3.0 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN TENNESSEE - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
3.0
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:03:13 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 06:03:13 AM at epicenter
Location
35.922°N, 83.507°W
Depth
5 km (3.1 miles)
Region
EASTERN TENNESSEE
Distances
7 km (4 miles) NE of Sevierville, Tennessee

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:12:54 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 04:12:54 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.072°N, 92.120°W
Depth
64.4 km (40.0 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
33 km (20 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

Facebook's new privacy policy violates EU law

Facebook’s new privacy policy violates EU law, raising concerns over the sharing of private data with affiliated business without user consent. US privacy experts expressed concern over how Facebook shares this data with advertisers.

European Data Protection Commissioner Gary Davis has asked for Facebook to clarify its new changes to users’ privacy policy. As commissioner, Davis is responsible for ensuring that Facebook complies with EU and Irish law.

"We will be seeking urgent further clarification from Facebook Ireland and if we consider that the proposed changes require a specific consent from EU users we will require Facebook to do this," Davis told the Irish Times.

http://rt.com/news/facebook-privacy-european-law-470/

STORM CHASERS CATCH RARE TORNADO VIDEO, QUEENSLAND. AUSTRALIA

Night clashes in Egypt

Middle East nuclear talks will not occur next month: U.S.

Talks planned for next month on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East will not take place, the United States said on Friday, a development likely to anger Arab states but please Israel.

The State Department announced that the mid-December conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, or WMD, would not occur and did not make clear when, or whether, it would take place.

Earlier this month, diplomats told Reuters that the talks were likely to be postponed, rather than canceled outright.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-nuclear-middleast-idUSBRE8AN01L20121124

Clashes in Cairo after Mursi seizes new powers

Angry youths hurled rocks at security forces and burned a police truck as thousands gathered in central Cairo to protest at Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to grab sweeping new powers.

Police fired tear gas near Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak at the height of the Arab Spring. Thousands demanded that Mursi should quit and accused him of launching a "coup".

There were also violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-egypt-president-idUSBRE8AM0DO20121124

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 08:59:47 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 05:59:47 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
35.555°N, 139.975°E
Depth
65.7 km (40.8 miles)
Region
NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
10 km (6 miles) WNW of Ichihara, Japan

Gas Leak Blast Levels Massachusetts Strip Club

An explosion triggered by a gas leak flattened a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts, injuring at least 18 people.

The Scores Gentlemen's Club, exploded at about 5.25pm local time as a gas company was looking for a leak under the road, said Springfield Police Captain William Collins.

The blast blew out all windows in a three-block radius, leaving three more buildings damaged beyond repair and prompting emergency workers to evacuate an apartment building that buckled.

http://news.sky.com/story/1015801/gas-leak-blast-levels-massachusetts-strip-club

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 03:02:43 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 03:02:43 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
26.024°S, 178.868°W
Depth
494.9 km (307.5 miles)
Region
SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances
372 km (231 miles) NNW of Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 01:30:00 UTC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:30:00 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
38.288°N, 141.714°E
Depth
49.6 km (30.8 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
38 km (23 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 24th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 01:19:27 UTC
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:19:27 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
23.814°S, 67.863°W
Depth
121.9 km (75.7 miles)
Region
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Distances
105 km (65 miles) SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Couple Lose Foster Children For Being In UKIP

A couple say three foster children were taken from them because of their membership of the UK Independence Party.

The unnamed couple, from South Yorkshire, took on a baby girl, a boy and an older girl from an ethnic and troubled family background in September.

Less than eight weeks into the placement they were visited by a Rotherham social worker and foster agency official who accused them of belonging to a party with "racist policies" which meant they were unsuitable to look after the children.

The visit followed an anoymous tip-off about the couple's party membership.

http://news.sky.com/story/1015851/ukip-couple-lose-their-three-foster-children