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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

China raises stakes over disputed islands by telling Japanese ships to leave their own waters around the Senkaku islands

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake POLAND - 30th October 2012

Magnitude M 4.3
Date time 2012-10-30 20:09:23.0 UTC
Location 51.54 N ; 16.13 E
Depth 2 km
Distances 7 km NE Polkowice

IMF chief urges major economies to push on with consolidation

BERLIN Oct 30 (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday advanced economies must continue fiscal consolidation to reduce debt long-term while emerging economies should loosen up fiscal and monetary policy to salvage their slowing growth.

The governments of leading economies "need to continue fiscal consolidation at a sensible pace to address debt long term," Lagarde said in Berlin after meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of world economic agencies such as the World Trade Organisation and the World Bank.

Crash story stirs Polish government anger

An erroneous newspaper story claiming traces of explosives had been found on the wreckage of a Polish airliner which killed the president and 95 others has plunged relations between the government and the opposition, headed by the dead president’s twin brother, to a new low.

Israel says Iran has pulled back from the brink of nuclear weapon - for now

Iran has drawn back from its ambition to build a nuclear weapon but the respite is only temporary and Tehran will still have to be confronted by next summer, Ehud Barak, the Israeli defence minister, said on Tuesday.

'Clinton & Al-Qaeda on one side of Syrian war barricades'

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: Video of damage, flooding in New York in Sandy's wake

Belgian Muslim State? Islamists vow campaign after election win

Keiser Report: Give Us Your Money, Or You're Dead!

Razed by the Great Fire of Sandy: Devastating scene after ONE HUNDRED homes are destroyed by blaze sparked by downed power cables

The fierce winds and flooding in the Rockaways, Queens meant fire engines could get nowhere near the cluster of burning apartments as the blaze spread rapidly. Instead, the firefighters waded into chest-deep water and paddled boats into the inferno. They used ladders to scale walls and helped carry 70 people to the little high ground that was left on the peninsula.

Atlantic City shutdown: Shelters 'filled to capacity' and all residents told to boil water... but what has happened to stranded 500 who bore brunt of storm?

The resort is today underwater after it was hit by the full force of Sandy, which made landfall nearby yesterday and left 500 people stranded on the barrier island overnight.

How long can New York survive without power? Bloomberg warns city faces 'days' in darkness after superstorm

New York's Mayor said the storm was 'maybe the worst' the city has ever experienced. Hundreds of thousands of residents are without electricity and transport. They awoke to chaos and unanswered questions as officials remained vague over when New York could expect to stagger back to its feet after the monstrous storm destroyed homes, flooded streets and plunged the city into darkness.

Typhoon Son-Tinh Hits Vietnam And South China

A typhoon has now killed 32 people across Asia - and left scenes of devastation to rival Superstorm Sandy in the US.

Typhoon Son-Tinh blew the roofs off more than 13,000 homes in Vietnam, killing at least seven people and damaged nearly 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) of rice crops.

Vietnam's disaster agency reported the death toll and said five people were still missing and 43 injured after the storm ripped through the north of the country.

Superstorm Sandy Has Killed 'At Least 38'

At least 38 people have been killed in the US and Canada as a result of Superstorm Sandy, according to reports.

The storm lashed the east coast overnight, leading President Barack Obama to declare a "major disaster" in New York and Long Island.

Forecasters say the storm is set to move westwards towards the Great Lakes, and on to northeastern states and parts of Canada.

Dozens of Tory MPs demand the EU budget be cut but Downing Street tells them to be 'realistic'...............This reminds me of 2010

  • David Cameron faces another major rebellion over Europe in tomorrow's crunch vote
  • Up to 40 Conservatives have signed up to a call for a real terms cut in funding for Brussels
  • A rival amendment calls for a cut or a freeze in a move aimed at deflating the rebellion

Rescuers helped the man from a collapsed building in the north of Philadelphia before arresting him on suspicion of looting

Tanker washed up, homes razed to the ground and flooded streets littered with cars: Obama declares a 'major disaster' after Sandy turns New York into apocalyptic scene and death toll jumps to 33

President Obama declared a 'major disaster' in New York and Long Island as swathes of the city woke up under water after a night of being battered by Superstorm Sandy. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in the city and the transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway are all out of action after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. Ten people died in New York, including two children who were killed instantly by a falling tree - across the US and Canada at least 33 people have died.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake ROTA REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 16:56:48 UTC
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 02:56:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
14.458°N, 146.827°E
40.7 km (25.3 miles)
141 km (87 miles) ESE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 15:22:52 UTC
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:22:52 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
17.979°S, 178.566°W
623.1 km (387.2 miles)
278 km (172 miles) SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Netanyahu says strike on Iran would be good for Arabs

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to convince Arab states that an Israeli military strike on Iran would benefit them, removing a potential threat and easing tensions across the Middle East.

Netanyahu has made a number of veiled threats to attack Iran's nuclear program and has appealed to the United States and the United Nations to set a limit for Tehran on its further development.

Hurricane Sandy disrupts Northeast telecom networks

Power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy disrupted telecommunications services on Tuesday resulting in spotty coverage for cellphones, home telephones and Internet services.

Verizon Communications (VZ.N), which serves many of the states in the hurricane's path, appeared to have suffered some of the worst damage from the storm.

Super storm Sandy cuts power to 8.1 million homes

More than 8.1 million U.S. homes and businesses were without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy tore down power lines, flooded electrical networks and sparked an explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation on Manhattan's East River.

Eastern U.S. shocked by massive damage, flooding from Sandy

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 14:10:59 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 07:10:59 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
52.285°N, 131.948°W
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
192 km (119 miles) S of Masset, Canada

Superstorm Sandy Has Killed 'At Least 33'

The storm lashed the east coast overnight, leading President Barack Obama to declare a "major disaster" in New York and Long Island.

Forecasters say the storm is set to move westwards towards the Great Lakes, and on to northeastern states and parts of Canada.

Hurricane Sandy Blows Front of NYC Building Off

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 30th October 2012

Magnitude mb 5.1
Date time 2012-10-30 15:21:51.0 UTC
Location 16.89 S ; 177.05 W
Depth 33 km
Distances 383 km E Labasa

Ship with 700 tons of gold ore disappears off Russia

Canadian police urge Parliament to pass domestic spying bill

Kim Jong-un a Loose Cannon, Says USFK Chief

Syria on a cliff edge between Assad and Al Qaeda

Sandy leaves eastern U.S. crippled

Millions of people across the eastern U.S. awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.

Another Somali journalist killed, 18th this year

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Journalists in Somalia's capital say gunmen have targeted and killed another media worker, bringing the number of Somali journalists killed this year to 18.

Warsame Shire Awale, who worked at a Mogadishu radio station, was shot dead by two men near his home late Monday. Sharmarke Abukar Amin, a colleague who confirmed the death, said journalists in Somalia are being killed only because of their professional identity.

Awale, a veteran poet and playwright, was known for composing dramas and songs for bands and radio stations.

Greek PM appeals to coalition allies to back austerity

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appealed to his coalition partners on Tuesday to approve in parliament a new wave of austerity measures demanded by international lenders.

The government had completed negotiations on the 2013 budget and the austerity measures after working until the very end to obtain concessions from lenders, Samaras said in a statement.

"What would happen if the deal isn't passed and the country is led to chaos?" he said in the statement.

Spain recession drags on with no aid in view

Spain fell deeper into recession in the third quarter and prices rose sharply in October, piling pressure on the government to revive a paralyzed economy as it stalls over requesting aid.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is in no hurry to apply for a politically humiliating financial rescue that would kickstart an ECB bond-buying programme and ease financing costs. But the worsening economy, along with spreading civil unrest, may force his hand.

Superstorm Sandy's death toll rises to 17 across the US and Canada, as fires rage and subway tunnels remain flooded in New York.

Superstorm Sandy is heading inland after battering parts of the east coast of the United States and Canada, killing at least 17.

The storm lashed parts of the east coast overnight, leading President Barack Obama to declare a "major disaster" in New York and Long Island.

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 13:12:29 UTC
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:12:29 AM at epicenter
37.939°S, 177.709°E
68.2 km (42.4 miles)
85 km (53 miles) NNW (342°) from Gisborne, New Zealand

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:53:40 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 06:53:40 AM at epicenter
12.554°N, 87.961°W
87.8 km (54.6 miles)
86 km (53 miles) W (261°) from El Viejo, Chinandega, Nicaragua

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:53:05 UTC
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:53:05 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
24.742°S, 179.616°W
541.2 km (336.3 miles)
462 km (287 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake COQUIMBO, CHILE - 30th October 2012

Magnitude ML 4.2
Date time 2012-10-30 12:46:24.0 UTC
Location 29.64 S ; 70.92 W
Depth 105 km
Distances 43 km NE La serena, Chile

Queens Fire: 25 Rescued From Fire by Boat

Sandy Dumps Heavy Snow on Mountain Regions

Bahrain bans protests after cops tear gas & fire on rally

Syrian armed groups kidnapped Lebanese Journalist

Hundreds Injured in Ningbo Protests, China

police in Ningbo claimed that no serious incidents
occurred nor was anyone killed during PX Project protests.
However, local people revealed that
the police didn't tell the truth.

The BBC Chinese website cited Ms Ni, a witness who said
that hundreds of protesters were injured during the protests.
One woman's three ribs were broken and one protester's face
was filled with blood.

Northern Lights: The Aurora Borealis visible over northern England and Scotland

Greek journalists strike over suspension of presenters

Greek state television journalists accused the government of censorship and began a series of work stoppages on Tuesday after two well-known presenters were suspended for criticizing a government minister.

Their removal came on the same day an editor went on trial for printing a list of 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, prompting outrage at the swift pursuit of journalists in comparison to the sluggish crackdown on suspected tax evaders.


No block to foreign money – not even from dead terrorists

Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, “Osama bin Laden” has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.

The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”

“Bin Laden” is currently set up on the official campaign website to contribute more to Obama’s campaign. The name is also registered as a volunteer.

Since the “foreign” contribution was sent, “Bin Laden’s” email address has received several solicitations from Obama’s campaign asking for more donations.

  • The acceptance of foreign contributions is strictly illegal under U.S. campaign finance law.

  • The information submitted was: “Osama bin Laden, 911 Jihad Way, Abbottabad, CA 91101.”

  • For a requested phone number, WND used the White House information line of (202) 456-2121.

  • The email address used to set up the donation account was

  • the website asked for an employer, occupation and a password to set up future donations. WND staff entered the occupation as “deceased terror chief” and the employer as “al-Qaida.”

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN COLOMBIA - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:18:20 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 07:18:20 AM at epicenter
6.836°N, 73.056°W
148.2 km (92.1 miles)
35 km (22 miles) SSE (160°) from Bucaramanga, Colombia

Currency Warfare: What are the Real Targets of the E.U. Oil Embargo against Iran?

Tehran has warned the leaders of the E.U. countries that the new sanctions are foolish and against their national and bloc interests. But is this correct? At the end of the day, who will benefit from the chain of events that are being set into motion?

''The end of Iranian oil exports to the European Union and the decline of the euro will directly benefit the United States and the U.S. dollar.

What the European Union is doing is merely weakening itself and giving the U.S. dollar the upper hand in its currency rivalry against the euro. Moreover, should the euro collapse, the American dollar will quickly fill much of the void. Despite the fact that Russia will benefit from higher oil prices and greater leverage over E.U. energy security as a supplier, the Kremlin has also warned the European Union that it is working against its own interests and subordinating itself to Washington.''

A Brilliant Pentagon Plan for Spreading Perpetual “Persistent War” Looks Just Like A “Failed” Terror War

The American war on terror HAS NOT FAILED, it has succeeded brilliantly in its primary mission--to spread conflict over the entire planet.

The war on terror was NEVER intended to be won, it was just a means to an end, prepositioning military forces in every nation, before unleashing global nuclear war.

 All of these little "piss ant" wars that we have been fighting, the various Partnership-for-Peace programs, Special Forces training missions, drug-interdiction and border control operations, along with the overall rubric of "fighting terrorism," have all provided the means to preposition American "Special Operators" and their weapons within other national militaries and police forces. Their original mission has been to "win the hearts and minds" of foreign military men, before the real war begins, the war against all enemies at once.

Oil, Dollars, Euros And Dead Iraqi's

Control of Middle Eastern oil resources has always been a matter of strategic concern to the United States. In his famous speech of 1947 when he initiated the Cold War and enunciated the doctrine that now goes under his name, US President Truman referred to the Middle East with its “great natural resources” as among the considerations that motivated the fight against “communism.”

In 1974-75, in the midst of the OPEC oil price hikes and the threat of extended oil embargoes, the US administration discussed the possibility of undertaking military action against oil-producing states.

Beijing report says Chinese Muslims are fighting in Syria

Chinese Muslim separatists from the northwest region of Xinjiang are battling Syrian government forces alongside al-Qaida and other extremist groups, an official Chinese newspaper reported Monday.

Radicals among China's ethnic Turkic Uighur minority have been traveling to Syria since May to join the fighting on trips organized by groups opposed to Beijing's rule over Xinjiang, the Global Times reported Monday.

Pentagon is World’s Leading Landlord

'Move over, Donald Trump and Ted Turner. The Department of Defense is the world’s top property owner with holdings around the world – a fact relevant amid election-year debate about the size and role of our military.

In the United States alone, DOD occupies 1.9 billion square feet of office space

Worldwide, DOD has more than 2 million people working on 5,000 sites in 41 countries.''

Superstorm Sandy: Possible levee breach

Crane partially collapses, dangles over New York street

Fire rocks Queens, New York: Over 200 firefighters battle to contain a six-alarm fire in the Breezy Point section of Queens

Sandy lashes states with snow

Sandy's trail of devastation

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:43:54 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 06:43:54 PM at epicenter
5.341°S, 102.728°E
41.9 km (26.0 miles)
182 km (113 miles) SSE (164°) from Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia

Syrian jets bomb area near Homs to break rebel siege

Syrian warplanes bombed rebel positions on the outskirts of the central city of Homs on Tuesday to try to break a siege of an army base housing dozens of soldiers, opposition activists said.

Two rebels were killed and 10 wounded at al-Mubarkiyeh, a village 6 km (4 miles) south of Homs, where rebels have besieged a compound guarding a tank maintenance facility, they said.

Italy president says Monti government must continue until spring

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Mario Monti's government must complete its natural term, due to end in spring, following Silvio Berlusconi's threat to withdraw support before next year's election.

"The legislature must come to its natural conclusion," Napolitano said at an institutional ceremony on Tuesday.

Berlusconi said on Saturday his center-right bloc may withdraw its support from the government, a move that could throw Italy into political chaos.

Sandy's mixed bag of wind, rain, snow strands travelers, causes crane to collapse

New Jersey Levee Breaks flooding three towns

A possible levee breach in northern New Jersey on Tuesday, flooded three towns with 4 to 5 feet of water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, prompting the evacuation of hundreds from their homes.

The towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt were underwater after the swollen Hackensack River broke its banks, affecting around 2,000 residents, said Jeanne Baratta, chief of the Bergen County Executive.

New York Paralysed by Sandy

Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to flooded homes, fallen trees and widespread power outages caused by the giant storm Sandy, which swamped New York City's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.

Charles Woods Attacks Obama: 'It's better to die a hero than live a coward'

  • Charles Woods, father of SEAL Tyrone, sharply criticises President
  • 'If you are responsible for the death of my son, I forgive you,' he says
  • Suggests administration should have responded quicker to news of September 11 attack on U.S. consulate in Benghazi

Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, revealed his suspicion that Obama was 'responsible for the death of my son' - but he insisted he was not angry at the President.

Joseph Hall 'shot dead his neo-Nazi father when he was TEN because he thought he was doing the right thing'

A boy who, aged ten, shot dead his neo-Nazi father as he slept should not be jailed as he thought it was 'the right thing to do', his lawyers have argued.

Prosecutors want Joseph Hall, now 12, jailed for murder, citing a history of violent behaviour including choking a teacher with a telephone cord. He would become one of the youngest people in a U.S. correctional facility.

Pastor Danny Kirk Sr's Killer Died in the back of a squad car

According to Chief Dennis, Pastor Kirk was inside the church at the time of the incident. What exactly transpired isn’t clear, but a silver-colored, 4-door, full-size vehicle did crash into the church. When officers arrived they said they found the driver of that car beating Pastor Kirk with an electric guitar.

“Officers caught him [suspect] engaged, actively in the assault. They deployed a Taser to stop the assault,” Chief Dennis explained. “We got him [suspect] in custody. We put him in the back of a squad car. While other parties were being treated medically, we came to check on him and treat him and he had stopped breathing. We had him transported to John Peter Smith Hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Rev. Danny Kirk Sr beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church, Texas

A North Texas congregation is reeling after an attacker rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor, and beat him to death with an electric guitar. Police told reporters they didn't know why the unidentified suspect attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome MIssionary Baptist Church.

Sandy devastates the East Coast leaving Atlantic City underwater

It is still unclear what has happened to 500 people who were stranded on the town's barrier island, pictured. They were unable to escape before Sandy rolled in. The 1,000-mile-wide storm lashed towns and cities up and down the East Coast, with three million left without power, the 911 system inundated with 10,000 calls every half an hour and cars floating down flood-hit streets in New York City.

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:59:33 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:59:33 PM at epicenter
18.219°S, 174.809°W
9.8 km (6.1 miles)
99 km (62 miles) WNW (299°) from Neiafu, Tonga

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake LAKE BAYKAL REGION, RUSSIA - 30th October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:11:40 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 06:11:40 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
53.391°N, 108.066°E
17.9 km (11.1 miles)
50 km (31 miles) NNW of Turka, Russia

New Jersey Nuclear plant on alert as Superstorm Sandy threatens cooling system of spent uranium fuel rods

If cooling ceased, the pool would take 25 hours to reach boiling point.

The spokesman said the company could use water from a fire hose to cool the pool if necessary. The used uranium rods in the pool could cause the water to boil without additional coolant: in an extreme scenario the rods could overheat, risking the eventual release of radiation.

Manhattan in darkness, 14ft flooding and infrastructure grinds to a halt... and now come the rats

Rats scurrying to escape rising floodwaters in New York could spread diseases as they infest new areas, according to a nature expert.

A 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides have caused severe flooding to subways and road tunnels in the city and torrents of water poured into city streets.

The rising water will force rats out of their underground lairs and into contact with humans, according to Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, New York, speaking to The Huffington Post.

Kostas Vaxevanis: Facing jail, the editor who dared to name tax evaders: Press freedom is on trial, says Greek journalist in £1.6bn exposé

  • Kostas Vaxevanis, editor of Hot Docs, was giving a radio interview in Athens when officers stormed into the studio saying he had to go 'to be arrested'
  • Today, as he appeared in court, Greek daily Ta Nea reprinted the list across ten of its pages in possible act of defiance
  • Vaxevanis faces up to two years in prison for what police say was the illegal publication of personal details without proof of any law breaking
  • He says it is not him being put on trial but 'freedom of the press'
  • The list, given to Greece by France in 2010, contains names of 2,059 Greek account holders at HSBC, Switzerland, to be probed for possible tax evasion

Hundreds of monkeys being bred for laboratories in Europe are killed for growing too large, claims animal rights group

The disturbing images show discarded dead monkeys stacked in piles on the floor or dumped in rubbish bins
Mutilated bodies can also be seen in a skip awaiting incineration, according to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

Animal rights activists have published shocking pictures and video of hundreds of monkeys they claim were killed because they were too big for testing in British laboratories.

The disturbing images show discarded dead monkeys stacked in piles on the floor or dumped in rubbish bins.

Swiss police shock after FIFTEEN drivers own up to running over same pedestrian

Police who urged a motorist who ran over a pedestrian to turn himself in were shocked when 15 drivers owned up.

The victim was involved in a minor collision on Switzerland’s A13 motorway near St Gallen in the early hours, and was hit when he got out of his car.

Police thought that 56-year-old Bojan Solivic had been run over only once, but were amazed that he had been hit so many times without anybody stopping.

Ministers were biased against Branson's West Coast bid and wanted anyone but him, report reveals

  • Report accuses ministers of trying to pass the buck onto their civil servants
  • 'Four Cabinet ministers have their fingerprints on the "franchise fiasco"'
  • Centrica chief executive highlights 'significant errors', 'weak governance' and 'flawed process' in which 'bidders were treated inconsistently'
  • Findings vindicate charges by Virgin that there was an in-built bias against their bid which has been characterised as 'Anyone But Branson'

Electrical explosion at power plant lit up Manhattan skyline: 19 workers believed to be trapped inside

Manhattan goes dark + + 6 MILLION without power + + 16 dead as Superstorm Sandy throws a 13-foot wall of water at US coast

New York looks like the set of a disaster movie this morning after a night of being battered by Hurricane Sandy. It hit the mainland at 6.30pm local time last night having laid waste to large parts of the coast throughout the day. Millions were left without power as New York City closed down its power supply as a safety measure, giving the famous skyline an eerie look (left). The city's transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway were also shut after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. Torrents of water poured into building works at Ground Zero (right) and swept cars down streets.

Sandy floods lower Manhattan

Claudene Christian Dies after was she taken to hospital in a critical condition following HMS Bounty Rescue

Claudene Christian, 42, was pulled from the water on Monday - hours after the historic ship went down in the storm off the coast of North Carolina - but was unresponsive.

The Coast Guard is still searching for the ship's captain, Robin Walbridge, 63.