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Friday, December 14, 2012

Extreme UFO Activity, Pennsylvania, Parts 2/3, 11-29-12, Hovering by Level Green or Trafford woods (Mind-boggling)

Here is a short, stabilized clip of one of the craft "pretending" to be a plane. That's right, pretending. It looks identical to a giant US military aircraft upon visual inspection, but hovers at tower-tree level, floats like a helicopter, is completely silent, doesn't show up on any FAA flight records, and uses safety lighting systems that mimic, but do not follow standard regulations. Essentially, whatever it is, it's pretending to be a human plane visually just enough to avoid detection by a common observer. The only other explanation is that the US has suddenly made all its massive lift planes / bombers stealth, silent, and no longer have to follow any regulations. Oh, and they also appear in this exact spot, change change shapes, and do a myriad of other bewildering behaviours weekly, if not daily. You can also easily hear nearby traffic, so a giant plane that close, if it was actually a plane, would thunder in the ears. So what exactly is going on here?

Part 3, hour-long footage:

"Secrets in Plain Sight" Episodes 1-23 (Full video): One of the most mind-blowing documentaries to ever exist

Did Obama wipe away fake tears over the killing of dozens of children in Connecticut?

His staged homage to the young victims rings especially hollow considering the fact the Obama administration shipped weapons to murderous drug cartels in Mexico under the Justice Department’s Fast & Furious operation and he has authorized the CIA to uses its killer drones to slaughter innocents in Pakistan.

The cartel war bankrolled by transnational banks has so far resulted in 60,000 deaths with more than 10,000 people missing.

In 2011, it was reported that nearly 170 children were killed in Obama’s illegal drone war in Pakistan. From June 2004 to mid-September 2012, drone strikes killed between 2,562 and 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 to 881 were civilians, including 176 children, according to figures from the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Matt's thoughts:
Not surprised in the least if it's indeed the case. Only Obama knows for sure.

TLC orders 'Best Funeral Ever' reality show

TLC is ready to put the “fun” back into funeral.

The network has ordered a special/backdoor pilot, Best Funeral Ever, that goes behind-the-scenes of a unconventional funeral parlor.

At the Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas-based funeral director John Beckwith, with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then throws a wild party.

Examples include a Christmas-inspired funeral complete with reindeer, elves and snow, and a singer known for his famous rib sauce jingle remembered at a BBQ-themed funeral — including live pigs, praise dancers, and a BBQ sauce fountain where loved ones dip a ceremonious rib to say goodbye. “We’re going to make these families extremely happy at the worst moments of their lives,” Beckwith says.

Delta Airlines humiliates double-amputee Marine, who was also sick with fever

On Dec. 13, 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown was leading his squad on a foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when he stepped on an explosive device that blew off both his legs, one above the knee, the other below his hip. He also lost part of his right index finger.

Last Sunday, almost exactly a year since those grievous injuries forced him to learn to walk on two successive pairs of prosthetic legs, Brown was “humiliated” to the point of tears on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington after being clumsily wheeled to the back row of the plane, according to a complaint sent to the airline by an outraged fellow passenger.

Worse yet, according to retired Army Col. Nickey Knighton’s detailed “customer care” report to Delta, efforts by several fellow vets to shift Brown from coach to a first class seat offered by another flyer, were rebuffed by the crew. Flight attendants insisted no one could move through the cabin because the doors were being closed for takeoff, she wrote.

Connecticut school shooting: 'Screams were coming over the intercom'

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The first that some pupils heard of the mass shootings Friday at their Connecticut elementary school was when screams started coming over the intercom system, according to accounts from the scene.

Eighteen children, all ages 5 to 10, and eight other people were killed when a masked gunman opened fire inside Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown, Conn., authorities said. The gunman was later found dead, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News.

The brother of a little girl who made it out of the school safely told NBC 30 of Connecticut that his sister told him that her class knew something was wrong "when she heard screams — screams were coming over the intercom and the school went on lockdown."

Ryan Lanza is in custody?, brother Adam is the shooter?

Too many conflicting reports, why?

Brother of suspected Connecticut school shooter found dead in New Jersey: CNN

Seismic Fears: UK govt allows super-polluting fracking technology

Cyclone Evan rips through Samoan islands, at least 2 Dead

Tropical Cyclone Evan is battering Samoa and American Samoa in the South Pacific with wind gusts up to 130 mph, heavy rain and pounding surf.

The National Weather Service in Pago Pago issued hurricane and high surf warnings for the islands as well as a flash flood watch.

There were reports of two deaths from the storm in Samoa, an independent country with a population of 183,000. American Samoa is a U.S. territory with a population of about 55,000.

President Obama orders flags flown at half staff

President Obama orders flags at half staff following CT school shooting

AP: official says Ryan Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.

Ryan Lanza's younger brother being held by police: AP

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Ambitions deflated as EU delays decisions

European leaders were at pains to insist at the end of a two-day EU summit that the long-promised transformation of the eurozone from a simple currency union into something resembling a centralised fiscal and economic bloc was still in the works.

“No door was closed on steps towards deeper [integration] and we will keep moving forward,” said José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president.

Memphis Shooting, 1 officer dead, 1 officer injured

Memphis police say one officer has been killed and another wounded in a shooting.

Police Chief Toney Armstrong said officers went to a home in east Memphis early Friday to serve a drug-related search warrant. He said a suspect opened fire, striking officers Martoiya Lang and William Vromah (VROH'-mah).

Armstrong said officers returned fire, striking a suspect.

Ryan Lanza killed his mother, who was a teacher at school, along with students, and his father at his Home: NYT

Ryan Lanza Named as one of the shooters by Fox News

Connecticut elementary school shooting: Possible second gunman in custody

Newton School Shooting: Second body found in home of suspected Connecticut school shooting gunman

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 17:46:45 UTC
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 03:46:45 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
5.259°S, 153.413°E
36.7 km (22.8 miles)
97 km (60 miles) SSE of Taron, PNG

Potential CCTV Footage of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Newtown Connecticut (Still investigating)

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A parent of a second grader at the Connecticut elementary school where 27 people were killed including 18 children, describes his feelings of 'sheer terror'

Raw: Conn. Police Search Woods After Shooting

Connecticut School Shooting : At least 27 have been killed in one of the worst school shootings in US history. - NEW POSTS WILL APPEAR BELOW

Parent, child recount Connecticut school shooting

US Elementary School Shooting: '27 Killed' -- including 18 children.

A shooting at a US elementary school has reportedly killed at least 27 people - including 18 children.

The death toll at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut was reported by AP, which cited an unnamed official.

It is also being reported that the shooter, the father of a pupil, was masked and heavily armed - and has been killed.

Connecticut, Newtown school shooting: One entire classroom of students unaccounted for

CBS News says suspect in police custody, possibly second shooter

27 Dead, Including 18 Children, At Sandy Hook School Shooting In Newtown

Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press.

The report cites an official with knowledge of the situation.

Sources told The Courant that there are at least 20 shooting victims. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom, sources said.

One entire classroom is unaccounted for, sources said.

A person believed to be a shooter is dead. Earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed.

Three people were brought to Danbury Hospital, but their condition is unknown. The emergency room is on lockdown.

Police were still searching the school at 11 a.m., and police dogs had been brought in. Around noon, the triage area was broken down, stretchers were taken away and the SWAT team left the building.,0,3969911.story

Sun storm threat to GPS: Space agency plans global network to study effects of 'solar max' on satellite communications

Scientists are gearing up for fierce solar storms next year by setting up a worldwide chain of monitoring stations to study the so-called 'solar maximum'.

Massive increases in the numbers of sunspots are expected to cause changes in the Earth's ionosphere, the shell of plasma at the top of our atmosphere.

There are fears because the current generation of satellite navigation technology has never experience a 'solar max', and changes in the ionosphere could cause problems with GPS and other signals from space.

Major health alert after 7,000 children's face painting sets containing poisonous lead sold to British shops imported from China

Parents are being warned not to buy face painting sets for their children without checking them after thousands were found to contain lead.

More than 7,000 Tartan Collection paint pot sets have been imported from a factory in China by Chelford Ltd in Salford, Greater Manchester, and sold on to outlets throughout the UK.

The sets could cause brain damage in very young children - and only 324 out of the 7,200 sets have been recovered.

Still obsessed with Hitler and attracted by the lure of the far right: News magazine Der Spiegel's astonishing condemnation of Germany

Germany's biggest news magazine has lambasted the rise of the 'ugly German' - racist, arrogant and in thrall of the nation's Nazi past.

Der Spiegel says the heady days of patriotism and partying epitomised during the country's hosting of the soccer World Cup in 2006 are long gone.

The editorial warns that ' the end of 2012, it seems as if we were the gloomy Germans once again, the Germans who either cannot or don't want to shed their horrific past.

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 16:52:38 UTC
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 04:52:38 AM at epicenter
15.368°S, 178.107°W
10 km (6.2 miles)
706 km (439 miles) WSW (255°) from APIA, Samoa

Hospitals in lockdown amid worst norovirus outbreak in five years.....SO if you get it,'re on your own!

Hospitals are going into lockdown in a desperate bid to get the winter vomiting bug under control.

Birmingham's City Hospital announced today that visitors are banned until further notice, after an outbreak of the bug forced the closure of four wards.

Another major hospital has taken to Twitter, pleading with anyone who has recently had the bug - or suspects they may be infected - to stay away.

Israel soldiers accused of assaulting journalists

The Israeli army has been accused of mistreating its journalists after soldiers allegedly assaulted two cameramen before forcing them to strip and kneel in the street, and exploding a tear-gas canister in their faces.

One of the cameramen needed hospital treatment after the incident, which is said to have happened in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday evening.

The journalists, Yousri Al Jamal and Ma'amoun Wazwaz, who were both working for Reuters news agency, were driving to a check point where a Palestinian teenager had earlier been shot dead by an Israeli soldier when they were stopped by a military foot patrol.

Russia insists no change in Syrian policy

Britain seeks new EU deal from euro zone crisis

Britain must use the upheaval created by the euro zone crisis to forge a new relationship with the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday as he fights a rising anti-EU mood at home that could threaten his chances of re-election.

Speaking at the end of a summit of EU leaders that secured the first part of a banking union, Cameron played down fears Britain's future lies on the margins of a two-tier Europe, while euro zone members build an ever-stronger core.

France wants more "two-speed" Europe from 2014...Any States that Don't agree or tow the line will be left behind

French President Francois Hollande called on Friday for like-minded EU countries to push ahead with further, deeper integration, even if it means leaving behind more Eurosceptic states which insist on protecting sovereignty.

Speaking after a two-day summit on the debt crisis where the 17 states that share the euro agreed on arrangements for a single supervisory system for their banks, Hollande indicated that a two-speed European Union was all but inevitable.

Egypt's Alexandria sees clashes ahead of vote

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman quits after indictment

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on Friday after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, in a move that could have repercussions on next month's election.

"I have decided to resign my post as foreign minister and deputy prime minister and ... also to remove my (parliamentary) immunity forthwith so I can end this matter quickly, without delay and clear my name absolutely," Lieberman said in an emailed statement.

Sword Fight Injures 19 In Egypt

At least 19 people have reportedly been hurt in Egypt, after supporters of the country's draft constitution attacked protesters with swords.

The clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria come on the eve of a referendum on the charter, which opponents claim does not guarantee basic rights to Egyptians and places emphasis on Islam and Sharia law.

Hacker Gary McKinnon Faces No Further Action

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will face no further criminal action, the Director of Public Prosecutions has announced.

The decision follows a review of the case after the Government's decision to block his extradition to the US in October on health grounds.

Mr McKinnon, 46, from Wood Green, north London, would have faced up to 60 years in prison if convicted in the US of alleged breaches of US military and Nasa networks.

Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Under Control

US State Police are responding to reports of a shooting at a school in Connecticut.

A number of people are reported to be injured following the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown.

Local media says there are unconfirmed reports of multiple victims and two shooters - one who is dead and another who is still at large.

Police told local media that a shooter was in the main office of the school and that a person in one room had "numerous gunshot wounds".

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake JAVA, INDONESIA - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 16:16:21 UTC
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:16:21 PM at epicenter
7.797°S, 105.782°E
31.6 km (19.6 miles)
152 km (94 miles) SW (230°) from Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL - 14th December 2012

Magnitude M 4.9
Date time 2012-12-14 15:18:49.9 UTC
Location 16.10 S ; 41.78 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 163 km SE Moçambique

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE - 14th December 2012

Magnitude ML 4.0
Date time 2012-12-14 12:26:40.0 UTC
Location 36.44 S ; 73.60 W
Depth 30 km
Distances 54 km NW Talcahuano, Chile

UFO Sightings in Sri Lanka Have Military on Alert - December 2012

Shooting reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown

Connecticut State Police said they were responding to reports of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning.

The shooting was reported at a school on Dickinson Drive at 9:41 a.m., according to state police.

The Newtown Bee is reporting multiple police, ambulance and emergency crews are at the scene, and there are multiple reports of injuries being reported.

'Iranians know US, Israel not as powerful as they claim'

Apocalypse Balls: Chinese invention to defend against doomsday

Dead or Alive? Fate of hostage journalist in Syria by Rebels unknown as ransom deadline passes

Volcano in Russia illuminates the night sky in beautiful lava light show

HOW OBAMA is spreading our wonderful peace and democracy with their Drones

Handcuffed police suspect steals squad car in Texas

China school knife attack in Henan injures 22 children

A man with a knife has wounded 22 children - at least two of them seriously - and an adult at a primary school in central China.

The attack happened at the gate of a school in Chenpeng village in Henan province.

Police arrested a 36-year-old local man at the scene.

Security at China's schools has been increased in recent years following a spate of similar knife attacks in which nearly 20 children have been killed.

Russia rejects blame in murder of ex-spy Litvinenko

Russia denied on Friday that it was involved in the murder of Kremlin critic and former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.

A British lawyer on Thursday told a preliminary hearing into Litvinenko's poisoning that the Russian government was most likely involved in his death, which has soured relations between Moscow and London.

Journalist Anna Politkovskaya Murder: Ex-Policeman Jailed

A former policeman has been jailed for 11 years in a prison camp over the murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov admitted tracking Politkovskaya so that she could be assassinated in 2006.

The established journalism was well known for her hard hitting reporting and her criticism of the Kremlin under Vladimir Putin.

Poisonous Nocturnal Monkey Found In Borneo

A monkey that comes out at night and has a bite so poisonous it could kill a human has been discovered by scientists.

The new species, which is a type of slow loris, releases poison from glands at its elbows which it then takes into its mouth.

Their bite can prove deadly because it can cause anaphylactic shock in humans, killing them.

'Plague Ship' Oriana Returns After Norovirus Bug

A luxury cruise liner described as a "plague ship" after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug has returned to dock in Southampton.

Around 300 passengers on P&O's Oriana are thought to have been struck down with norovirus during a 10-night Baltic cruise.

The company's owners, Carnival, initially said there had been "an incidence of a mild gastrointestinal illness" among the 1,800 people on board.

Earthquakes Hit US West Coast In Pacific

Two large earthquakes have struck off the coast of southern California and Mexico.

The US Geological Survey said the two first quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and hit 163 miles southwest of the Californian city of Avalon.

A second quake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck 88 miles from Avalon. Both were recorded at relatively shallow depths, although no tsunami warning has been issued.

NOTE: USGS Has since removed the 6.1 which struck 88 miles from Avalon at a depth of 11.1 km

Brent Troy Bartel 911 call after carving Pentagram on his 6 Year old sons Back with a box cutter

A North Texas father was arrested for allegedly carving a large pentagram into his six-year-old son's back, telling a 911 dispatcher that he did it because ‘it's a holy day.’

Brent Troy Bartel, 39, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of attacking his young son with a box cutter. He's jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Annette Morales-Rodriguez sentenced to life in prison without parole

The Milwaukee woman who brutally killed a pregnant mother and tried to steal her full-term fetus has been sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of extended supervision.

Annette Morales-Rodriguez, 34, was convicted earlier this year of two counts of first degree intentional homicide; one each for Maritza Ramirez-Cruz and her unborn son.

'76er fan shoots celebratory Bulls fan in subway after basketball game'

Authorities say it was an argument over the Chicago Bulls' win against the 76ers that led to the violent feud on Wednesday night, landing two men in a Philadelphia hospital. The gunman is still at large. Seen captured on camera the two suspects, between 16 and 19 years of age, appear to calmly exit the SEPTA El train before one in a blue puffer vest unexpectedly turns back to face them, swiping a gun out from his right pocket.

Susan Rice defends Benghazi comments as she drops out of running for secretary of state blaming 'disruptive' partisan politics

Susan Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, created a stir Thursday when she shockingly announced that she was withdrawing herself from contention for the top foreign policy post.

Rice explained on NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ Thursday night that while she wasn’t a victim of circumstance in the weeks that followed the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, she had no desire to weather out the ‘very prolonged, very criticized, and very disruptive’ confirmation process.

Nicholas Wieme dies texting his girlfriend for help after falling into 22-storey hotel smokestack

Nicholas Wieme (top right) was out on a date when he decided to climb the roof of the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile to take pictures, which ended with him falling 22 feet down a scorching chimney (left). Wieme then became wedged in an angle of the chute and was able to send a text message to his girlfriend, asking for help, but it took firefighters four hours to reach him, at which point it was too late.

Brandon Woodard executed over missing cash confiscated by cops in California'

The law student assassinated on a busy New York City street worked as a drug courier and was assassinated after a large sum of money he was carrying was confiscated by police in California, it was claimed on Thursday.

Brandon Woodard, 31, reportedly flew to New York from his home in Los Angeles to try to smooth things over with his angry bosses. Instead, he was coldly executed in Midtown Manhattan in broad daylight on Monday.

U.S. defense chief orders Patriot missiles to Turkey

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order on Friday to send two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey with 400 American personnel to operate them, in a move by NATO members to bolster Turkey's defenses against the threat of Syrian missiles.

The order was signed shortly before Panetta arrived on an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet American troops stationed at the Incirlik Air Base, the last stop on a week-long trip that took him to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Egyptian Islamists rally support before referendum

Flag-waving supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi staged a final rally on Friday before a divisive referendum on a new constitution that the Islamist leader hopes will bring an end to weeks of political crisis and street clashes.

Cairo and other cities have seen a series of often violent demonstrations over the past three weeks since Mursi assumed sweeping new powers to push through the constitution, which he sees as a vital element of Egypt's transition to democracy after the overthrow of autocratic predecessor Hosni Mubarak last year.

Germany's Merkel sets limits on euro zone risk-sharing

European leaders agreed on Friday to press on with further steps to tackle their debt crisis but German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw out a proposal to boost risk-sharing with a fund to help euro zone states in trouble.

Germany's rejection of an idea strongly backed by France showed the potential for more tensions over crisis management, a day after the bloc clinched a deal on euro zone-wide banking supervision and approved long-delayed aid to Greece.

MP Margaret Moran Guitly of £53,000 Fraud, Given Supervision Order

Former Labour MP Margaret Moran has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order for fiddling her expenses.

Moran, 57, who represented Luton South for 13 years, received more than £53,000 from the taxpayer as a result of the fraud.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:50:29 UTC
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 02:50:29 AM at epicenter
32.153°N, 119.158°W
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
153 km (95 miles) SSW of Avalon, California

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:36:18 UTC
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 02:36:18 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
32.413°N, 119.372°W
11.1 km (6.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
93 km (58 miles) S (172°) from San Nicolas Is., CA

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE WEST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:36:01 UTC
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 02:36:01 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
31.219°N, 119.551°W
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
262 km (162 miles) SSW of Avalon, California

Israel's AG announces major charge dropped against FM Lieberman

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Thursday said he was closing the main case against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, concluding a 12-year investigation into allegations of money laundering and fraud. However, Weinstein said he would indict Lieberman on lesser charges of fraud and breach of trust, in the case concerning Israel's former ambassador to Belarus.

Lieberman implied he would not resign and said he would decide whether to do so after consulting his lawyers and considering "the effect it will have on my voters." He accused the State Prosecutor's Office of persecuting him for 16 years.

22 Chinese children injured in knife attack outside primary school

Twenty-two children and one adult have been injured in a knife attack outside a primary school in central China, according to police.

A police officer said the attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8am on Friday as students were arriving for classes.

The officer said a 36-year-old villager, Min Yingjun, was in police custody. She declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants.

Talks over global internet regulation collapse

An attempt to establish global oversight of the internet has collapsed after many Western countries said a compromise plan gave too much power to United Nations and other officials.

Delegates from the US, Britain and other countries took to the floor at a UN conference in Dubai to reject a treaty governing international phone calls and data traffic.

While other countries will sign the treaty, the absence of so many of the largest economies means that the document, already watered down to suit much of the West, will have little practical force.

Russia says position unchanged on Syria after envoy comments

Russia said on Friday it had not changed policy on Syria, distancing itself from comments by a diplomat who said it could not be ruled out that President Bashar al-Assad's opponents might win.

The comments on Thursday by Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov were welcomed by Washington, where State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Russia had "finally woken up to reality".

But Russia's Foreign Ministry said Bogdanov had merely reiterated the country's position on Syria.

UFOs Have Sri Lanka Military On High Alert

Second time in a month we have heard an asian military on high alert due to UFOs. The other being the Indian army after seeing over 100 sightings in Jammu & Kashmir over the course of the year. At least SOME militaries take UFos seriously..


Two people have been confirmed dead after Cyclone Evan hit Samoa, causing widespread destruction around the capital.

The category-two storm made landfall in Apia on Thursday, bringing heavy rainfall and winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour.

A state of disaster has now been declared in the Pacific nation.

Water on Mars Discovered?

A sick world: We live longer, with more illness

The world has made huge progress fighting killer infectious diseases, but as a result we now lead longer and sicker lives, with health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress.

This "devastating irony", as researchers describe it, is the main conclusion of a five-year study that forms the most comprehensive assessment of global health in the history of medicine, according to the journal publishing the research.

North Korea Rocket: Mass Rally Staged

Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have gathered for a government-staged rally to celebrate a long-range rocket launch, state TV has shown.

Below a grey sky and with flags flying high, the huge crowd of soldiers and civilians stood in neat ranks and applauded various speeches from officials.

New Hampshire police Taser Chinese woman who tried to buy too many iPhones

2nd bite to challenge Obama’s eligibility?

Famous justice has had ‘serious questions’ about birth certificate

A longstanding eligibility case challenging Barack Obama’s presence in the White House soon could be headed to the state Supreme Court in Alabama, where one justice already in a court filing has questioned the authenticity of Obama’s documentation, and the incoming chief justice is a dyed-in-the-wool Constitution supporter with little tolerance for those who want to bypass the document.

Pentagon Cries Poor, Starts $10 Billion Nuclear Weapon Upgrade in Europe

The Pentagon is facing its worst cash crunch in more than a decade, with potential cuts of up to a half-trillion dollars over the next decade if Congress doesn’t act soon. Yet the U.S. military still somehow found the money on Tuesday to put a down payment on a $10 billion upgrade of its nuclear weapons in Europe — y’know, just in case there’s another Cold War.

Twin NASA spacecraft prepare to crash into moon

Los Angeles: The moon is about to take another hit.

Twin NASA spacecraft are preparing to crash into the lunar surface next week after a successful mission mapping the moon's gravity.

Scientists say the crash won't be visible from Earth. The spacecraft - named Ebb and Flow - are too small and light to carve a crater or kick up a lot of dust. They're aiming for a mountain that's far away from the Apollo landing sites.

Flood Threat As Heavy Rain Hits South Coast, UK

Britain is on flood alert this morning as high winds and heavy rainfall begin to sweep in from the South West.

The Environment Agency has warned residents - many still mopping up after last month's widespread flooding - to brace themselves for a combination of heavy rain and storm surges.

Thirteen flood warnings have been issued across the South West and Wales, while a further 47 areas across Scotland, England and Wales have been told to prepare for possible flooding.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 05:07:04 UTC
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 03:07:04 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
37.522°N, 143.795°E
33.4 km (20.8 miles)
240 km (149 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

BP to send team to check if EVEN MORE oil slicks stem back to the Deepwater Horizon leak after satellite pictures show new sheens

A team of investigators is scheduled to check if any further oil is leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

CBS News reports that BP is sending a crew to look at the security of the containment dome that was put in place in 2010 to secure the massive oil leak after an explosion left 7 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

This would not be the first time that oil was spotted in recent months, as BP confirmed that a oil slick roughly 50 miles south of Louisiana had originated from the same well that caused the fatal 2010 explosion.

European Court of Justice squanders opportunity to save £14m after rejecting bid to slash sessions in Strasbourg

The Strasbourg building stands almost vacant for more than 300 days a year and accrues 12 million euros in maintenance costs.

Lords vote to axe law banning insults that had led to countless arrests of ordinary people

Free speech campaigners have hailed a vote by the House of Lords to scrap a draconian law that made it a crime simply to insult someone.

The controversial legislation led to countless arrests of ordinary people for making jokes and expressing opinions about religion and sexuality.

Section 5 of the Public Order Act criminalised ‘insulting’ words and behaviour – without defining what the term meant.

Critics warned that over- zealous police and prosecutors were abusing the law, leading to ludicrous scenarios such as the conviction of a teenager for saying ‘woof’ to two dogs.

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 04:58:51 UTC
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:58:51 PM at epicenter
14.012°N, 91.764°W
45.9 km (28.5 miles)
59 km (37 miles) S (188°) from Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala

A two-tier Europe as Britain opts out of banking union: Cameron vows to secure 'better deal' for nation

David Cameron vowed to secure ‘a better deal for Britain’ yesterday after an historic deal on EU banks established a two–tier Europe.

The agreement will prevent eurozone countries from ganging up on those that have not adopted the single currency – and protect the City of London from financial regulations drawn up by the debt-stricken bloc.

After 14 hours of talks, eurozone countries agreed that the European Central Bank should directly supervise 200 banks – none of which are British – in the most far-reaching step towards a single-currency superstate since the euro crisis began.

Shelley Pratt Missing: Fears grow for missing 14-year-old as police release CCTV of her talking to a stranger on night she went missing

Shelley Pratt is pictured talking to the stranger in Croydon town centre, in south London, at 9.30pm on November 8 - the day she was last seen. Officers say the man was earlier seen chatting to other women and they are appealing for information about him. Murder team detectives are leading the search for Shelley, who is white and around 5ft 6in tall with long brown hair. On November 8 she was spotted at George Street tram stop in Croydon town centre (bottom right).

Korean American tourist detained in North Korea

A Korean-American tourist who visited North Korea last month for what was to have been a five-day trip has been detained by police in the reclusive state, associates of his family and activists in Seoul said.

Kenneth Bae, 44, was in a group of five tourists who visited the northeast city of Rajin, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said, citing a report by the Kookmin Ilbo newspaper. Bae entered North Korea on November 3 for a five-day visit.

Panetta, Karzai discuss plan for Afghanistan

Japan largely excludes foreign firms in Fukushima clean-up

Nearly two years after a massive earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan is failing to keep a pledge to tap global expertise to decommission its crippled reactors, executives at nuclear contractors from the United States and Europe say.

The result, they warn, is that a process expected to take more than 30 years and cost at least $15 billion could take longer and cost more as contracts are channeled through domestic heavyweights such as nuclear reactor makers Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd, and general contractors such as Taisei Corp.

U.S. lawmaker says Syria's chemical weapons are ready to use

Syria's chemical weapons could be used at "a moment's notice" and the international community should not accept any assurances from Syrian officials that they will not be used, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Wednesday.

U.S. and other Western officials recently issued sharp warnings to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not to deploy chemical weapons. Syria called those warnings a "pretext for intervention" in the civil war.

Syrian opposition leader: Fighters no longer need foreign forces

The Syrian people no longer need the intervention of international forces as rebels push towards the heart of the capital of Damascus to topple President Bashar al-Assad, the new leader of Syria's opposition told Reuters.

Mouaz al-Khatib, the scion of a Damascene Muslim religious dynasty, said the opposition would consider proposals from Assad to surrender power and leave the country, but would not give any assurances until it saw a firm proposal.

U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad

Syria's rebel leadership and the United States seized on Russian pessimism over President Bashar al-Assad's future to urge Moscow to help push its ally into ceding power and end the battles closing in around his capital.

"We want to commend the Russian government for finally waking up to the reality and acknowledging that the regime's days are numbered," the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said after a senior Kremlin envoy conceded publicly on Thursday that Assad's opponents could win the 20-month-old civil war.

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR - 14th December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 04:21:43 UTC
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:21:43 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
13.393°N, 89.694°W
69.1 km (42.9 miles)
26 km (16 miles) SSE of Acajutla, El Salvador

Merkel Says 2012 a Year of ‘Great Progress’ in Tackling Crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this year has been marked by “great progress” toward solving Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

“At the end of the year 2012 I want to say that we have achieved a lot,” Merkel told reporters in Brussels today before a meeting of European Union leaders. “It was a very laborious year, but it was also a year in which we made great progress,” she said, citing the establishment of the euro area’s permanent financial backstop and a pact on budgetary discipline.

Philippine death toll rises to 902 after Typhoon Bopha; 80000 homeless

Typhoon Bopha killed more than 900 people and left almost 80,000 others homeless in the Philippines, the government said Thursday, a week and a half after the storm devastated large parts of the southeast Asian island nation.

The death toll, which the government set Thursday at 902, is likely to rise significantly, as 934 other people remained unaccounted for. More than 2,600 people were injured.

Geminid Meteor Shower Brings Shooting Stars

Stargazers have been looking up to the heavens for a glimpse of a meteor shower in the night sky.

The spectacle was expected to peak at 11.30pm in the UK on Thursday night.

Tens of "shooting stars" were expected to streak across the sky each hour but would only be seen if conditions were good, said Dr Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society.