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Friday, November 9, 2012

Iranian attack on US drone – payback for Khartoum bombing?

Armored truck with cameras will roam St. Pete neighborhoods, Florida

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake NIAS REGION, INDONESIA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 19:59:42 UTC
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 02:59:42 AM at epicenter
0.881°N, 97.486°E
3.5 km (2.2 miles) (poorly constrained)
172 km (107 miles) WSW (238°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia

Florida Gov. refuses to enact Obamacare

Speaking on the New College of Florida campus following a meeting of the state's university governing board, Scott said it will cost taxpayers and business owners too much to expand Medicaid and set up health insurance exchanges as called for under the law.

"No one has been able to show me that that health care exchange is going to do anything rather than raise taxes, raise the cost of our companies to do business," Scott said, adding that expanding Medicaid would also require tax increases.

Gen. Petraeus resigns from CIA, according to reports

Divided We Stand: Germany still recovering 20 years after Berlin Wall fall

'US angry that Iran defended itself against spy drone'

Tens of thousands protest Argentine reforms

Gas Rationing Begins in New york

Drone films Poland protest

Dale Porch Death: Denver Postman Ignores Body To Deliver Mail

Dale Porch had been dropped off at his home in Denver, Colorado, after work but never made it inside. It was several hours before his family found him outside.

During that time the postman apparently walked around the 46-year-old and did nothing to help.

Kimberly Cordova, Mr Porch's sister-in law, told Denver's 7News: "When we found the body later around noon, he was still warm. Maybe if the mailman had done something, he would still be here."

Myanmar tanker train explosion, 25 Killed

The report said 62 other people were injured Friday morning after the train hauling seven carriages of gasoline and two of diesel derailed near Kantbalu about 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Yangon. It was travelling from Yangon to the Kachin state capital of Myitkyina.

The cause of the accident was not given.

Ga-Rankuwa residents affected by hail storm the Size of Golf Balls, South Africa

On Thursday, golf ball-sized chunks of ice shattered the glass tubes of solar geysers mounted on roofs.

The municipality installed the energy saving devices as part of a massive 'Greening the city' project.

Vusi Khumalo said the storm left him without hot water. He said his whole community was affected.

“About 2,000 houses have broken windows and broke geysers.”

Chemical leak in central Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington City Fire Station's senior station officer, Paul Lyall, said a refrigerant gas had leaked from a valve inside the former Telecom phone exchange building, which now houses a backpackers.

A technician met fire fighters outside the building about 4pm and said there had been a valve failure on the fourth floor, he said.

‘‘From the information we received, we upgraded it to a hazardous substance situation.’’

Two dead after explosion, fire at Quebec plant

The explosion, which occurred at a Neptune Technologies & Bioressources facility, caused the fire.

The two dead were found in the rubble hours after the blast.

Two of the burned were airlifted and two others rushed by ambulance to a specialized unit at a Montreal hospital.

The cause of the explosion is unknown

Fuel oil spill contained in Port Angeles Harbor

What was initially believed to be an 840-gallon heavy fuel oil spill in Port Angeles Harbor early Wednesday turned out to be much smaller, state Department of Ecology officials said.

Despite earlier reports, the actual spill was between 50 and 100 gallons.

“Most of it stayed on the deck of the barge and didn't go into the water,” Curt Hart said Wednesday afternoon.

Israel warns Assad over stray Syrian fire on Golan

A day after Syrian mortar shells hit northern Israel, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon says Israel holds Damascus responsible; 8,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey overnight.

'Thirteen killed' in clashes at Sri Lanka's Welikada prison

The violence was sparked when police commandos attempted to conduct a search at the prison.

There are reports of ongoing gunfire, and that inmates have seized weapons. The army has been called in and surrounding roads are closed.

Up to 4,000 inmates are held in the jail, which has seen violence before.

Tibetan Protests Erupt in Western China

EU annual budget talks flounder

In a worrying sign for looming negotiations over the EU's long-term budget, talks aimed at agreeing next year's spending plan collapsed abruptly on Friday evening amid a clash between member states and MEPs.

Syria: leader of rebels warns they might 'turn into terrorists'....They Might?

Image: Rebel Car Bomb Kills 5 in Syria

The leader of the Free Syrian Army has called on the outside world to back the rebels before they all “turn into terrorists”.

He also said he welcomed David Cameron’s decision to engage with the rebels and even consider organising arms supplies, but he added that war was spreading to surrounding countries, the rebels were fractured and speed was of the essence.

Iran says repelled unidentified plane from its airspace

Iran repelled an unidentified aircraft violating its airspace, it said on Friday, after Washington reported a U.S. surveillance drone was shot at by Iranian warplanes last week.

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi appeared to be referring to the U.S. drone which the Pentagon said had not entered Iranian territory. The incident has underlined the risk of U.S.-Iranian tensions escalating into a military clash.

"Last week an unidentified plane entered the airspace above the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf which, due to the timely, quick and decisive action of the Iranian Armed Forces, was forced to flee," Iran's state-run Press TV quoted Vahidi as saying.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 9th November 2012

Magnitude M 4.8
Date time 2012-11-09 17:20:26.5 UTC
Location 20.51 S ; 176.96 W
Depth 263 km
Distances 194 km W Nuku'alofa

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 9th November 2012

Magnitude mb 4.8
Date time 2012-11-09 16:56:44.0 UTC
Location 24.56 S ; 69.93 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 1338 km E Mah├ębourg

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 16:18:41 UTC
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 03:18:41 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
10.088°S, 161.102°E
56.1 km (34.9 miles)
98 km (60 miles) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake BALI SEA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 15:07:50 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 11:07:50 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
7.934°S, 117.624°E
30.9 km (19.2 miles)
28 km (17 miles) NW of Labuhankananga, Indonesia

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 14:42:59 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 10:42:59 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
7.476°N, 126.768°E
64.3 km (40.0 miles)
20 km (12 miles) E of Baculin, Philippines

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 14:42:44 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 08:42:44 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
14.123°N, 92.099°W
56.1 km (34.9 miles)
28 km (17 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:55:07 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 06:55:07 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
14.498°N, 93.025°W
35 km (21.7 miles)
68 km (42 miles) WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:43:06 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 06:43:06 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
13.824°N, 92.587°W
35 km (21.7 miles)
87 km (54 miles) SSW of Ocos, Guatemala

Nigel Farage: Criminals across the country must be laughing at us

OUTRAGED Euro MP Nigel Farage vowed to challenge monster William Beggs’ £5,000 “blood money” award as fury mounted over the payout.

The UKIP leader insisted the scandalous compensation to evil Limbs-in-the-Loch killer Beggs is certain to make Scotland a laughing stock among crooks.

He branded the award “disgusting” as he backed The Scottish Sun’s campaign to strip Beggs of the cash.

Sweden Shooting: Dead Man At PM's Residence

A man has been reported dead at the Swedish prime minister's official residence, shortly after it was said that a bodyguard had been shot and injured.

It is unclear who the dead man is, but police said he had security clearance to be inside.

First Things First: Obama slaps Iran with new sanctions

War & Travel: Libya lures tourists as Bani Walid atrocities silenced

Corruption Destruction: Multi-million fraud scandals flare up in Russia

US Journalist Used In 18th Congress Propaganda

An American journalist covering the 18th National Congress
has been spotlighted in official news about the congress.
The Central Propaganda Dept of the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP) arranged a weekend tour.
The reporter was forced onto the stage,
dressed in a Peking Opera costume.
The reporter regarded it as an "ignominy"
to be used in the CCP's propaganda.
She disclosed the truth in blogs
in the Los Angeles Times.

Before the 18th Congress, CCP's Central Propaganda Dept
had arranged a weekend bus tour for foreign journalists.
These journalists were taken to cultural sites in Beijing
and its neighboring areas.
CCP official media reported the itinerary, saying
"Foreign reporters eye diverse issues at congress."
The spotlight focused on a photo of Julie Makinen, a reporter
for the LA Times, dressed in Peking Opera finery.
In her article, Makinen revealed how she was included
"in a propaganda piece" for the CCP authorities.

EU employees in Brussels strike over proposed cuts

Total solar eclipse November 13th 2012

The eurozone's reluctant leader

After five years in crisis the eurozone's new leader has emerged. With influence reaching from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean Sea, the European Central Bank now rules the common currency with unparalleled power.

But as the bloc's new protagonist, the ECB is facing criticisms it has overstepped its remit, and potentially broken the law.

Spain under pressure to seek aid

More Unarmed Prisoners executed by Syrian Rebels

Assad: I'm not a puppet

SEALS gave info to video game makers

Seven U.S. Navy SEALs have been reprimanded for giving up classified information connected to their tradecraft so a video game could seem more realistic, according to a navy official.

The seven were charged with the unauthorized showing of their official combat gear and dereliction of duty for disclosing classified material after an investigation found the seven to have worked as paid consultants for two days with the video game company Electronic Arts, according to a U.S. Navy official familiar with the investigation.

The work, done around the late spring and early summer, was unauthorized by their commanders and against military regulations according to the Navy official.

All seven are active duty members of SEAL Team 6

Cracks Found at South Korean Nuclear Reactor

Image: The problems at the reactors come amid increased scrutiny following the crisis at the Fukushima plant in Japan

Tiny cracks have been found in tunnels at a nuclear plant in South Korea, increasing concerns about nuclear safety in the country following a recent scandal involving the use of unverified parts.

The reactor where the cracks were found will remain offline for weeks as regulators investigate the problem, putting extra strain on South Korea's already stretched power supply going into the winter months.

U.S. agency warns of fiscal cliff risk

The biggest threat posed by the $7 trillion fiscal cliff is that it could throw the U.S. economy into recession next year.

But how exactly? The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Thursday estimated the economic punch of different parts of the cliff -- a series of spending cuts and tax increases that starting taking effect in January.

Hu warns China of the enemy within

Gazans set off explosives in massive tunnel

Terrorists on Thursday blew up a massive tunnel they had dug from southern Gaza toward Israel, the IDF said.

No one was injured, but a jeep that was in the area was blown sideways by the force of the explosion. The blast may have been set off by remote control.

Melcom shop collapse in Ghana: Voices heard in rubble 48 hrs after it's Collapse

Voices can still be heard in the rubble of a multi-storey shopping centre in Ghana's capital, Accra, 48 hours after it collapsed, rescue workers have said.

So far 78 people have been pulled out from beneath the debris of the Melcom store - nine of them dead and 69 alive.

Faulty construction has been blamed for the collapse of the building, which opened earlier this year.

Syria Opposition Factions Balk at US-Backed Unity Plan, But Keep Talking

The clamor by Britain, France, Turkey and Arab powers for the U.S. to help provide more direct and even military support to Syria‘s rebellion only becomes a dilemma for the Obama Administration if the fractious Syrian opposition is united under a single leadership acceptable to the West. Without a credible address through which greater support could be channeled, it remains a non-starter—and some 20 months into a civil war that has claimed more than 20,000 lives, Syria’s opposition remains politically fragmented, while the armed insurgency is waged by scores of disparate and localized fighting groups.

Thus the effort, still underway Friday in Qatar’s capital, Doha, to forge a new leadership body uniting the forces most active on the ground in the political and military struggle behind a moderate political consensus. Predictably, perhaps, that goal is proving elusive after a week’s worth of talks.

Greece calls for calm over bailout delay

Greece's finance minister, Yannis Stournaras, has attempted to calm fears this morning. Emerging from talks with prime minister Antonis Samaras, Stournaras told journalists that "there is absolutely no reason to worry," about the upcoming euro group meeting...

Greece: we're almost out of cash
Just in -- Greece's deputy finance minister, Christos Staikouras, has warned that the country's cash pot is "almost depleted".

Staikouras told a conference that:

The situation with the state's cash reserves is borderline.

The comments come after the Greek Public Debt Management Agency announced plans for an auction of over €3bn of short-term bonds.

That raised speculation of a deal to resolve next Friday's looming debt payment.

HSBC faces tax probe after Jersey accounts blown

The details included names, addresses and account balances of more than 4,000 people based in Britain who have bank accounts with HSBC in Jersey, and was given secretly to HMRC earlier this week, according to the newspaper.

A drug dealer, three bankers facing fraud allegations, and a man possessing more than 300 weapons at his house are among the HSBC Jersey account holders, the newspaper claims. The list, which is understood to be the single biggest leak of a bank's offshore customers, also includes several celebrities and other well-known figures.

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL PERU - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:19:06 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 07:19:06 AM at epicenter
8.585°S, 74.272°W
145.9 km (90.7 miles)
36 km (23 miles) SE (128°) from Pucallpa, Peru

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:14:33 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 06:14:33 AM at epicenter
13.704°N, 92.069°W
30 km (18.6 miles)
68 km (42 miles) SSW of Champerico, Guatemala

Weak euro zone outlook knocks euro, more losses seen

"There has been a rather poisonous cocktail that is dragging the euro down with weak European numbers today and renewed fears of the euro zone crisis with Greece back on the agenda," said Arne Lohmann Rasmussen, head of FX strategy at Danske markets.

"We would not be surprised if we saw the euro drop to the 1.25 level within the next three to four weeks."

German growth set to slow as euro zone crisis hits home

Growth in Germany, Europe's largest economy, is likely to weaken in the fourth quarter of this year and the first of 2013 as firms postpone investments due to the euro zone crisis.

The Economy Ministry said on Friday it expected "a noticeably weaker economic dynamic" over winter.

""Nonetheless at the moment we only expect a temporary period of weakness," it said.

Chavez hopes Obama 'forgets about destabilizing countries'

Guatemala mourns earthquake victims

Malaria vaccine touted as a new weapon disappoints in trial in African babies

A GlaxoSmithKline experimental malaria vaccine touted as a new weapon in the fight to eradicate the disease proved only 30 percent effective when given to babies as part Africa's largest ever clinical trial.

The surprisingly poor result for the world's first potential vaccine against malaria leaves uncertain whether it can have a useful role in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children a year.

Iran warns against air encroachments .....But Didn't Mention Pentagon's Drone Story

"The defenders of the Islamic Republic will respond decisively to any form of encroachment by air, sea or on the ground," Fars news agency quoted General Massoud Jazayeri, a senior armed forces commander, as saying on Friday.

"If any foreign aircraft attempts to enter our airspace our armed forces will deal with them," he said. Jazayeri did not mention the drone incident specifically.

Worried Germany investigates French economy

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has asked a panel of advisers to look into reform proposals for France, concerned that weakness in the euro zone's second largest economy could come back to haunt Germany and the broader currency bloc.

11,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon in past 24 hours: UNHRC

Assange says victorious President Barack Obama 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

“Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,” the 41-year-old Australian told AFP, after the president defeated Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday night to sweep back into the White House.

“It's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing.”

Assange complained of the “persecution” of WikiLeaks by Obama's government.

Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys develop autism symptoms after obtaining doses of popular vaccines

Following a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which revealed that many infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research,developed autism symptoms, question marks over the ultimate safety of vaccines have come to the fore.

The groundbreaking research findings presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in London, England, have revealed that young macaque monkeys given the typical CDC-recommended vaccination schedule from the 1990s, and in appropriate doses for the monkeys’ sizes and ages, tended to develop autism symptoms. Theirunvaccinated counterparts, on the other hand, developed no such symptoms, which points to a strong connection between vaccines and autism spectrum disorders.

New SARS May Be Genetically Engineered Experiment Derived From Bat Flu

A new case of the new SARS virus has been confirmed out of the Gulf region in Saudi Arabia. An unidentified patient admitted into a hospital displayed symptoms of “pneumonia caused by the new virus known as novel Coronavirus.”

In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved that they were “deeply concerned that SARS” would be “the first severe infectious disease to emerge in the twenty-first century [and] poses a serious threat to global health security, the livelihood of populations, the functioning of health systems, and the stability and growth of economies.”

Argentina: Protests Over Cristina Fernandez

Thousands of Argentines have been out in the streets of the capital, Buenos Aires, in the country's biggest anti-government protests for years.

The march against President Cristina Fernandez was in protest at rising inflation, crime and corruption and was organised on social media with people of all ages jamming the streets of the capital for nearly four hours.

Demonstrators filled the Plaza de Mayo in front of the pink presidential palace and also crowded into the square around the city's iconic obelisk chanting: "We're not afraid."

M1 Pile-Up: Driver Seriously Hurt

A motorist has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a motorway crash involving seven vehicles.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway of the M1 shortly after 8.30am.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said six cars and a lorry collided close to the exit slip road at junction 14 near Milton Keynes.

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 11:39:10 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 03:39:10 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
34.341°N, 118.480°W
0 km (~0 mile) (poorly constrained)
6 km (4 miles) SE (134°) from Newhall, CA

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 10:21:50 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 08:21:50 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
6.439°S, 150.387°E
35 km (21.7 miles)
96 km (59 miles) ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 09:54:39 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 07:54:39 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
56.381°S, 27.393°W
108.6 km (67.5 miles)
37 km (22 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island,

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 9th November 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012 at 08:52:11 UTC
Friday, November 09, 2012 at 02:52:11 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
13.922°N, 92.164°W
34.9 km (21.7 miles)
49 km (30 miles) SSW of Champerico, Guatemala

Number of unprocessed immigration cases is same as population of Iceland: Border chiefs accused of 'camouflaging' the issue

Border chiefs were today accused of ‘camouflaging’ the true scale of an immigration backlog that was ‘spiralling out of control.’

The total number of immigration and asylum cases which have not been processed by the UK Border Agency now stands at more than 300,000 - the equivalent of a city the size of Sunderland - or the entire population of Iceland, the Home Affairs Committee said.

And it has also emerged that the UK Border Agency is set to grant an ‘amnesty’ to some 80,000 migrants as it struggles with a spiralling backlog of immigration cases.

Who do you think you are kidding Mrs Merkel? Britain would THRIVE if we left the EU...Shame Cameron doesn't see it that way

Shortly before her meeting with David Cameron on Wednesday, the German Chancellor told MEPs: ‘Being alone in a global population of seven billion isn’t good for Britain. You can be happy on an island, but you can’t be happy on your own.’

I suspect a fair number of us, hearing those remarks, will have muttered: ‘We’ll be the judges of what makes us happy, thank you, Frau Merkel. We managed perfectly well before the EU existed — and we’ll decide for ourselves whether to remain part of it.’

n the same speech, Chancellor Merkel repeated her call for a federal Europe, in which the European Commission would be the Cabinet, the European Parliament would be the legislature, and the national governments would form a kind of regional senate, like the German Bundesrat. Every EU state, she said, should join the euro.

Do we need to be part of a European state in order to sell to, and buy from, our neighbours? Neither Norway nor Switzerland is a member of the EU, but both are, in slightly different forms, full participants in the European single market.

Last year, Norway exported two-and-a-half times as much per head to the EU as we did, and Switzerland four-and-a-half times as much.

Assad says he's not a 'puppet' of the West....And that's where the problems started

Ahmadinejad: Iran does not need atomic bomb

SEC left computers vulnerable to cyber attacks

WASHINGTON - Staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to encrypt some of their computers containing highly sensitive information from stock exchanges, leaving the data vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tax hike for wealthy won't kill growth: CBO

Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans, and maintaining rates for the less affluent, would not hurt U.S. economic growth much in 2013, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday, stepping into a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over how to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff."

The report by the authoritative non-partisan arm of Congress is expected to fuel President Barack Obama's demand for higher taxes on the rich, part of his proposal to avoid the full impact of the expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending reductions set to begin in early 2013 unless Congress acts.