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Friday, October 19, 2012

Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney: Epic Rap Battles Of History

South African miners refuse to meet union leaders

Flicks restaurant E. coli outbreak: 44 cases are confirmed

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has said there are now 44 confirmed cases and 144 probable cases following an E. coli outbreak linked to a Belfast restaurant.

They said this was the figure at 15:00 BST on Friday.

Bomb threat prompts Texas A&M campus evacuation

Authorities ordered the campus of Texas A&M University evacuated on Friday after receiving a bomb threat, the latest such incident at colleges in recent weeks.

A "Dad's Army" hand grenade left over from the Second World War left 13 people needing hospital treatment.

The casualties, who were not seriously injured, were exposed to toxic fumes after workmen disturbed the stockpile of phosphorous grenades left in the sealed-up cellar of a property in Bamber Bridge near Preston, Lancs.

Marburg outbreak confirmed in Kabale, Uganda

Health experts have confirmed an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in the western district of Kabale after samples from two relatives taken to the Uganda Virus Institute tested positive.

Bird flu outbreak in Dien Bien, Vietnam

DIEN BIEN (VNS)- Cases of bird flu have been reported in Noong Luong Commune, Dien Bien District in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien.

Director of the provincial Department of Animal Health Cao Thi Tuyet Lan said bird flu outbreaks were discovered last Friday in two households in the commune's Village 12, with nearly 720 livestock suffering from the disease.

Three days later, local authority discovered nearly 400 other livestock infected with the H5N1 virus in Village 15.

Major damage, injuries after several likely tornadoes hit Mississippi

Update: At least 7 confirmed tornadoes hit Mississippi in rare October outbreak

The National Weather Service reports at least 14 counties sustained major damage from what were more than likely tornadoes Wednesday night.

Shark attack on paddle boarder reported; man, 55, uninjured, Hawaii

Officials closed beaches around Kanaha Beach Park Thursday morning after a shark bit a stand-up paddle board around 7:30 a.m. off of an area known as "Kite Beach," or Kaa Point.

Stand-up paddle boarder David Peterson of Pukalani was not injured, officials said.

Storm rips through Arkansas

Woman Killed In Cardiff 'Hit And Run' Crashes

A 32-year-old woman has been killed in a series of hit and run incidents in Cardiff, and another 11 have been injured.

'Libya mob-ruled, torn with no peace in sight'

CIA demands drones despite 80% civilian death rate

Chemical weapons in Libya? Bani Walid in 15th day of siege

Israel, Syria, Iraq: Who benefits from the Beirut blast?

Syrian warplanes drop cluster bombs: rebels

Trayvon's School Records Not Relevant say Family

Lebanese government to sue producers of TV drama Homeland because 'it portrays Beirut as full of terrorists' (on the day car bomb in city kills eight)

  • Lebanese Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud is consulting lawyers about legal action and is demanding an apology from producers
  • He said the latest episode wrongly depicted the city as strong-hold for terrorists and a place where foreigners are attacked
  • Complaint arrives just as car bomb rocks city, leaving at least eight dead

Simon Cremer faces bankruptcy after being forced to pay £5,000 compensation (and £40,000 costs) to the THIEF

Simon Cremer who forced employee Mark Gilbert to wear a sign saying 'thief' after he stole from him has been ordered to pay £45,000 in legal costs and compensation. Mr Cremer, 48, frog-marched Mr Gilbert through the streets of Witham, Essex to humiliate him after the 40-year-old wrote a cheque to himself for £845 and cashed it.

George Osborne charged £160 after being caught in First Class carriage with a standard train ticket

The Cheshire MP, believed to be worth more than £4.6m, was seen arguing with train staff, after he refused to move from the First Class carriages on the train from Wilmslow to London despite only having a Standard ticket. ITV's reporter Rachel Townsend was on the same train, and gave a running commentary on Twitter.

3.8 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL CALIFORNIA - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 17:44:45 UTC
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:44:45 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
36.468°N, 121.034°W
7.1 km (4.4 miles)
12 km (8 miles) SE (126°) from Pinnacles, CA

Deadly car bomb hits Beirut at rush hour

Death toll from meningitis outbreak rises to 21; fifth death reported in Michigan: CDC

Clive Sharpe Charged With Murder Of Catherine Gowing

Ms Gowing, 37, failed to arrive at work at the Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold, North Wales, on Monday.

Cardiff: Eleven Injured In 'Hit And Run' Crashes

A man has been arrested after 11 people were hurt in a series of "hit and run" car accidents in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.

Andrew Mitchell Resigns After 'Plebs' Row

Andrew Mitchell quits as the Government's Chief Whip a month after his outburst at police guarding the gates of Downing Street.

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 17:22:03 UTC
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 05:22:03 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
21.090°S, 176.436°E
14 km (8.7 miles)
205 km (127 miles) ENE of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 17:19:21 UTC
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 02:19:21 AM at epicenter
32.708°N, 141.664°E
41 km (25.5 miles)
179 km (111 miles) ESE (103°) from Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 16:27:54 UTC
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 01:27:54 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
4.935°S, 134.106°E
36.1 km (22.4 miles)
92 km (57 miles) N of Dobo, Indonesia

Jupiter Photos Reveal Big Changes on Giant Planet

Jupiter has been suffering more impacts over the last four years than ever previously observed, including this meteoroid impact on Sept. 10, 2012.

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 15:34:14 UTC
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 03:34:14 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
30.698°S, 177.645°W
34.9 km (21.7 miles)
144 km (89 miles) NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Merkel raises new hurdles on EU bank union

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised new hurdles on Friday to using the euro zone's rescue fund to inject capital directly into ailing banks from next year, dashing Spain's hopes of soon removing the cost from its strained national debt.

Beirut Car Bomb: 'Eight Killed' In Explosion

At least eight people have reportedly been killed and 80 wounded by a car bomb in Lebanese capital Beirut.

HSBC Hit By 'Large Scale' Cyber Attack

The banking giant says it was subjected to a "denial of service" attack but tries to reassure customers over their data.

HSBC said its servers came under a "large scale denial of service attack" that affected a number of sites around the world, although it did not give further details as to the nature or whereabouts of the problem.

Nigel Farage on Starbucks CEO's hypocrisy on 'Pay Your Fair Share' while evading tax in UK

S. Korea air show: Black Eagles team, US jets practice maneuvers

49 die as Syrian jets blast rebel-held town

Mr Shuffles the Asian elephant crushed Sydney zoo keeper

Violent clashes at Greece anti-austerity

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:55:53 UTC
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:55:53 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
10.261°S, 161.249°E
112.2 km (69.7 miles)
76 km (47 miles) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Clinton: I Thought Obama 'Was Going to Cry'

At a campaign event for Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Bill Clinton said that Mitt Romney's argument "is true, we're not fixed":

Fidel Castro suffered a stroke

A Naples doctor said former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is near ‘a neurovegetative state’ after suffering a stroke.

Currency Wars: U.S. Attack

Doubling down on QE3, the Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Bernanke tells China and Brazil: allow your currencies to appreciate.

One does not need to be a rocket scientist to conclude that Bernanke wants the U.S. dollar to fall. Is it merely a war of words, or an actual war? Who is winning the war?

Where do 53% of your Tax dollars go

Libya: ''Attacks on Bani Walid Leave Dozens Dead, Hundreds Wounded''

Rats is the popular name given by the Libyan people to terrorists and gangsters released from prisons as well as mercenaries and Al-Qaida allied militias which are all in the service of the U.S.-European installed puppet regime.''

The Dirtiest Congress in History

This Congress is on track to be the dirtiest ever. Since 1999, Dirty Energy Money flowing into Congress in the first year of the election cycle has increased 70%, reaching nearly $16 million in 2011

FBI Celebrates Foiling Its Own Terror Plot, Again

Federal agents convinced a naïve, violence-inclined 21-year-old Bangladeshi that he was a member of “al-Qaeda,” giving the dupe fake bombs to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before swarming in and arresting him on October 17. As has become typical, government officials scrambled to put out press releases patting themselves on the back for their work protecting the “Homeland.”

In reality, however, there was no al-Qaeda, there was no threat, there were no bombs, and the only alleged “plot” the FBI “foiled” was the one it helped hatch with its dupe, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis.

Vincent McKee Jailed For Fraud

The Ex-Lib Dem Candidate who ran a student tuition firm, was convicted of stealing around £23,000 from clients and their families.

Michael Brutsch exposed as Violentacrez: His Family brand him 'evil and nasty' . . . and reveal how they live in fear of him

  • Michael Brutsch, 49, unmasked as Violentacrez, the man behind Reddit forums called Creepshots, Jailbait, Rapebait and Incest
  • Users posted images of the buttocks and breasts of girls in the classroom, gym or even 'upskirt' images of women on the street
  • Relatives reveal they live in fear of ‘evil’ Brutsch who is as 'nasty in real life as screen name sounds'

Google and Samsung launch $249 tablet 'for everyone' (let's hope it doesn't crash like the share price)

Unlike a traditional laptop, the Chromebook has no hard drive, instead keeping all of its information on Google's servers.

Sounds extremely safe....think I will stick with Apple

'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Outrage at Obama's shocking response to the Benghazi massacre

Speaking to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night, the President was quizzed about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi attack on September 11

Earth 'too hot for life' after mass extinction 250 million years ago

For five million years after the worst mass extinction in Earth history, much of the planet was simply too hot for anything to survive, scientists have claimed.

  • Experts say 'broken world' that followed the Permian-Triassic mass extinction meant no life for five million years in a huge 'dead zone'
  • Temperatures in the tropics rose to lethal levels, soaring to 60C on land and 40C in the sea

Fresh horror at zoo where animals were 'clubbed to death' as it is revealed they were then 'fed to Polish park workers'

Former employees allege that foreign workers at Ölands Animal and Amusement Park in Sweden were kept in appalling conditions and fed creatures slaughtered on site.

British film director Duncan Roy sues after being arrested and held in U.S. jail 'for three months without trial or chance to post bail'

  • Duncan Roy, who filmed the 2002 film AKA, was arrested and held in L.A. for three months without trial or chance to post bail
  • Immigration authorities 'put a 48-hour hold on director posting bail - and it lasted 89 DAYS'

Markets fall worldwide in wake of Google’s catastrophic $24billion loss as nervous investors wait for Wall Street to open

  • Respected financier David Buik said: 'The bubble has burst. After Google's meteoric rise something like this was always bound to happen'
  • Third-quarter profits fell 20% on a year earlier to $2.18bn (£1.35bn)
  • Trading halted to give investors chance to digest news amid crash fears
  • Printing firm R.R. Donnelley blamed for leaking report ahead of schedule

Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was actually shelved 'because it clashed with Christmas tributes to the presenter'

  • Corporation previously said Newsnight film was axed because the abuse story 'could not be substantiated'
  • A leaked email shows the investigation was far advanced and BBC press office was preparing response to questions for after the broadcast
  • Document also shows BBC was aware film could raise questions about why it had failed to expose Savile as a paedophile while he was alive

David Cameron snubs chance to accept Nobel Peace Prize alongside fellow EU ...But they will send Someone in His place

It is believed the idea for all 27 leaders to go was the brainchild of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.

Last night Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, said: 'I know we must now all have prizes but 27 speeches would be ridiculous.

'I suggest David Cameron goes to celebrate at NATO headquarters because they are the ones that kept the peace.'

Turkey retaliates after shells fired from Syria

Turkey's army fired on Syria on Friday after two shells launched from Syria landed in Turkish territory, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported, underlining how tension between the two neighbours remains dangerously high.

Savile Inquiry Becomes Criminal Investigaton, with over 200 potential victims.

Scotland Yard said two weeks of gathering information has involved assessing more than 400 lines of inquiry and has identified more than 200 potential victims.

Trenton Oldfield jailed for six months for Disrupting Boat Race

The judge said Oldfield had acted dangerously, disproportionately, had not shown what he was actually protesting against, and displayed prejudice in sabotaging the event which Oldfield regarded as elitist.

Christopher Halliwell pleads guilty to murdering nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan.....but WON"T be Charged for the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards, who he also Admitted to Killing

The second count of murdering Becky Godden-Edwards, 21, was dropped after one of the country's leading detectives, Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher, spectacularly disregarded legal requirements on the questioning of suspects.
It meant Halliwell's confession to Fulcher and the fact he took police to the exact spot where he had buried Ms Godden-Edwards – who had been missing since 2003 - could not be used as evidence in court.

FDA: Vials contain fungus linked to meningitis outbreak

The presence of Exserohilum was found in "unopened medication vials," which were tested at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the FDA.

Obama defends Libya response....On Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"

"(We) weren't confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn't confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. I wasn't confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened so it gets fixed. And I wasn't confused about the fact that we're going to hunt down whoever did it," the president said.

Truck driver's death prompts riot and questions in China

Chinese authorities have arrested 20 people in the southwestern city of Luzhou after rioters, angered by the death of a truck driver who clashed with police

Afghan woman beheads daughter-in-law for refusing prostitution

To most people, the slaying of 20-year-old Mah Gul is unimaginable.

But it's just "one more incident that highlights the violent atmosphere that women and girls face in Afghanistan and the region," Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International USA, said Thursday.

U.S. troops in Okinawa put on curfew Following the Arrest of 2 sailors

U.S. troops in Okinawa will now be on curfew after the arrest of two U.S. sailors accused of raping a local woman, the commander of U.S. forces in Japan said Friday.

Deadly blast rocks Yemen military base

At least 15 Yemeni troops were killed and more than a dozen injured when suspected al-Qaeda militants attacked a heavily guarded government military base in southern Yemen Friday, security officials said.

Syrian rebels getting stronger?

Syrian rebels getting stronger?

Islamists destroy tombs in Timbuktu

Al Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Mali destroyed historic and religious landmarks in Timbuktu on Thursday, claiming the relics are idolatrous

Iran suspected in bank cyber attacks

Cyber attacks on U.S. banks continued this week from suspected hackers believed to be supported by the Iranian government, according to U.S. officials.

Swedish concern over bank plan

U.S. to invite Myanmar to joint military exercises

The United States will invite Myanmar to the world's largest multinational military field exercise, a powerful symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West.

Europe pushes ahead towards ECB bank supervision

European Union leaders agreed on Friday a single supervisor will take responsibility for overseeing euro zone banks from next year.

Rescuers search for survivors of Peru landslide

Syrian rebels seige government army base

Diplomacy inbox clogs as world awaits U.S. vote

Arms trade treaty, the Palestinians' U.N. aspirations and talks on banning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East have had to wait.

Suspected ringleader was at consulate on 9/11, Libya

In an interview, Abu Khattala told Reuters he had only heard he was a suspect through news media and was surprised that officials had told journalists he was at large.

"These reports say that no one knows where I am and that I am hiding," he said. "But here I am in the open, sitting in a hotel with you. I'm even going to pick up my sister's kids from school soon."

Meningitis Outbreak: Steroid Link Confirmed

The US outbreak has killed 20 patients and sickened more than 250 others who received the injections to relieve back pain.

"Now we can definitively say that the injections are linked to the infection," Dr Tom Chiller, an epidemiologist with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said.

Government Borrowing Falls As Austerity Bites - Public Sector Net Borrowing Falls To £12.8bn

But despite September's improvement in borrowing, the public finances continue to be worse off year on year.

Total Government spending continued to rise - by 3.7% to £52.5bn, including a 1.6% rise in social benefits such as unemployment claims.

Ben Needham: New Search To Begin on the Greek island of Kos

Police investigating his disappearance in 1991 are due to begin searching an area close to where he went missing.

Ben Needham: New Search To Begin on the Greek island of Kos

Police investigating his disappearance in 1991 are due to begin searching an area close to where he went missing.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:13:54 UTC
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 02:13:54 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
9.471°S, 67.067°E
9.5 km (5.9 miles)
634 km (393 miles) WSW of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 09:12:58 UTC
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 06:12:58 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
39.309°N, 141.966°E
51.2 km (31.8 miles)
8 km (4 miles) ENE of Kamaishi, Japan

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 19th October

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 07:42:28 UTC
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 01:42:28 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
12.295°N, 88.407°W
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
105 km (65 miles) SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador

Jet2 aircraft Evacuated: Passengers Flee Smoke-Filled Plane at Glasgow Airport

A passenger jet has been evacuated on the runway at Glasgow Airport following reports of smoke filling the cabin.

East China Sea tension: China conducts naval exercises

China is conducting naval exercises in the East China Sea, state media report, amid heightened tensions with Japan over islands both claim.

Howard Willie Carter II arrested on child pornography charges Linked in plot to bomb US Federal Reserve: NYT

U.S. authorities said a man arrested in San Diego on child pornography charges was linked to plot by a Bangladeshi man to set off a bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York Times reported.

Greek Negotiations Hit Snags, From Inside and Out

Anger over austerity and government corruption have fueled a rise in the popularity of extreme leftist and rightist parties in Greece. Those groups are biding their time in the event that Mr. Samaras’s government falls (Check your history books...sound familiar?)

Merkel says EU bank supervisor to be built in 2013...and so the Integration begins

Frau Merkel: European banking supervisor will be built up in the course of next year and must be completed before euro zone rescue funds may directly recapitalise troubled banks.

North Korea 'Threatens To Strike South' ....Again?

North Korea has threatened to open fire on South Korea if anti-Pyongyang leaflets are dropped over its territory.

Human rights activists plan to send giant balloons containing 200,000 leaflets criticising North Korea's government over the country on Monday morning.