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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Serbia: Anti-hail missile hits house in southern town

An anti-hail missile broke through the roof and exploded in the bathroom of a house in the southern town of Leskovac on Saturday night.

Several people were inside the house when the incident happened but nobody was injured.

“We first heard two powerful explosions. The house shook but we could not determine where the explosions were coming from. Neighbors warned us that smoke was coming out of the bathroom,” the house owner’s son Boban Marković said.

Marković said that police had mentioned that the anti-hail missile had been fired from a nearby Mt. Kukavica.

Horsemeat: Millions Of Ready Meals Thrown Away

Nearly 18 million packets of processed food were thrown away by families in Britain after the horsemeat scandal, according to a survey.

Research to kick off Tefal's Fresh Week found more than 13.5 thousand tonnes of items like sausages, burgers and meat pies were chucked in the bin.

The kitchenware manufacturer said it shows the recent scandals have had a positive effect on the nation's eating habits, with Britons becoming more aware of the health risks of processed ready-meals.

New Orleans: 18 Shot At Mother's Day Parade

Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans injuring 18, police have said.

The wounded included a boy and a girl, both 10 years old.

Two people have undergone surgery. Many of the victims have suffered grazes and most of the wounds are not life-threatening.

New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas said: "At this time, we have no indication that anyone will perish from today's events."

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 13th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.2
Date time 2013-05-13 01:42:58.0 UTC
Location 26.46 N ; 57.77 E
Depth 5 km
102 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 06:12:58.0 2013-05-13

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 13th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.4
Date time 2013-05-13 00:50:54.6 UTC
Location 10.31 N ; 85.82 W
Depth 40 km
26 km W of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica / pop: 12,281 / local time: 18:50:54.6 2013-05-12

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 13th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.8
Date time 2013-05-13 00:00:29.0 UTC
Location 0.75 N ; 125.35 E
Depth 95 km
78 km SE of Tondano, Indonesia / pop: 33,317 / local time: 08:00:29.0 2013-05-13

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake COSTA RICA - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.3
Date time 2013-05-12 23:56:53.2 UTC
Location 10.25 N ; 85.89 W
Depth 39 km
33 km W of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica / pop: 12,281 / local time: 17:56:53.2 2013-05-12

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake MARIANA ISLANDS REGION - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.1
Date time 2013-05-12 23:05:29.0 UTC
Location 21.95 N ; 143.62 E
Depth 175 km
Distances 1569 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 08:05:29.0 2013-05-13

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.6
Date time 2013-05-12 22:42:46.0 UTC
Location 44.03 N ; 147.81 E
Depth 60 km
91 km E of Шикотан, Russia / pop: 2,100 / local time: 09:42:46.0 2013-05-13

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.4
Date time 2013-05-12 22:40:33.0 UTC
Location 29.51 N ; 52.68 E
Depth 20 km
17 km SE of Shīrāz, Iran / pop: 1,249,942 / local time: 03:10:33.0 2013-05-13

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.0
Date time 2013-05-12 22:30:10.1 UTC
Location 26.42 N ; 57.69 E
Depth 13 km
100 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 03:00:10.1 2013-05-13

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.2
Date time 2013-05-12 22:15:35.0 UTC
Location 26.37 N ; 57.64 E
Depth 2 km
102 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 02:45:35.0 2013-05-13

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake COQUIMBO, CHILE - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.2
Date time 2013-05-12 21:56:26.0 UTC
Location 29.82 S ; 70.39 W
Depth 144 km
38 km NE of Vicuña, Chile / pop: 13,496 / local time: 17:56:26.0 2013-05-12

US Politicians more frequently mulling the impeachment of Obama over Benghazi, abuse of executive orders

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the fatal attacks on American diplomats in Benghazi could lead to President Barack Obama’s impeachment during a radio interview Friday.

“People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said during a discussion of Benghazi on “The Rusty Humphries Show.”

“I-word meaning ‘impeachment?’” Humphries asked.

“Yeah,” Inhofe said.

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New Orleans Shooting: 12 Shot At Mother's Day Parade

New Orleans police say at least 12 people have been injured in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade.

Among those hurt is a 10-year-old who sustained a minor wound, police superintendent Ronal Serpas said.

The local WDSU-TV said at least four people were in surgery, while others were taken to hospitals in the area.

Reports say as many as 200 people were participating in the residential street parade when the gunfire erupted.

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.2
Date time 2013-05-12 20:18:30.0 UTC
Location 26.52 N ; 57.59 E
Depth 14 km
85 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 00:48:30.0 2013-05-13

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.7
Date time 2013-05-12 20:06:45.0 UTC
Location 52.56 N ; 171.98 W
Depth 40 km
391 km W of Unalaska, United States / pop: 4,376 / local time: 11:06:45.0 2013-05-12

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Lana Leigh Bailey: Police Find Body In Search

A body has been recovered that is believed to be an 18-month-old girl whose mother was found dead along with two men at a Kansas farmhouse last week.

Lana Leigh Bailey had already been presumed dead and a 27-year-old man, Kyle Flack, charged with first-degree murder for all four deaths.

The body was found by a sheriff's deputy during a search in Osage County, Kansas.

Police said a forensic examination would soon be carried out to confirm the body's identity.

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.4
Date time 2013-05-12 19:06:12.0 UTC
Location 7.71 S ; 127.93 E
Depth 169 km
Distances 276 km E of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 04:06:12.0 2013-05-13

Turkey says world must act against Syria after bombings

Turkey accused a group with links to Syrian intelligence of carrying out car bombings that killed 46 people in a Turkish border town, and said on Sunday it was time for the world to act against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The two car bombs, which ripped through crowded shopping streets in Reyhanli on Saturday, increased fears that Syria's civil war is dragging in neighboring states, despite renewed diplomatic moves to end it.

Damascus denied involvement, but Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said those behind the attacks were from an "old Marxist terrorist organization" with ties to Assad's administration.

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.1
Date time 2013-05-12 18:12:01.3 UTC
Location 26.29 N ; 57.68 E
Depth 20 km
112 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 22:42:01.3 2013-05-12

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.6
Date time 2013-05-12 17:58:59.0 UTC
Location 6.57 S ; 128.08 E
Depth 314 km
318 km S of Ambon, Indonesia / pop: 355,596 / local time: 02:58:59.0 2013-05-13

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.0
Date time 2013-05-12 17:50:35.0 UTC
Location 26.41 N ; 57.69 E
Depth 20 km
101 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 22:20:35.0 2013-05-12

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake GALAPAGOS TRIPLE JUNCTION REGION - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.5
Date time 2013-05-12 17:49:44.0 UTC
Location 1.68 N ; 100.81 W
Depth 33 km
Distances 1826 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 11:49:44.0 2013-05-12

Radicals & Opium: Afghan pullout sparks fears of future terror

Military Millions: US spends fortune on Israeli Iron Dome amid efficiency doubts

Stephen Hawking is right, it's time to end international support for Israeli impunity

Stephen Hawking’s decision to withdraw from Israel’s President Conference deals a huge blow to Israel’s attempts to whitewash its crimes by branding itself as a technologically advanced liberal democracy. His decision highlights the growing consensus that Israel’s oppression of Palestinians is intolerable. More than that, Hawking has made an immensely significant contribution to the campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel that has in recent years won support from musicians, artists, trade unions, faith groups and people all over the world.

Such effective forms of solidarity are badly needed in the face of government inaction. A ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2004 on the illegality of Israel’s Wall and settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories failed to persuade western governments to take action against Israel’s continued violations of international law. The reality is that Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people are only made possible through the continued financial, military and diplomatic support it receives from western states.

China coal mine blast in Sichuan province kills 27

An explosion at a coal mine in China's south-west Sichuan province has killed at least 27 people, state media report.

The blast happened in Taozigou coal mine in the city of Luzhou, Xinhua news agency said.

More than 100 miners were working underground when the accident happened on Saturday afternoon, according to officials.

Of 81 people rescued, 16 were injured. It was the second deadly coal mine explosion in China in 24 hours.

'Dramatic decline' for plants and animals

More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.

New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.

But the scientists say that the losses can be reduced if rapid action is taken to curb greenhouse gases.

The paper is published in the journal, Nature Climate Change.

I would vote to quit EU, says Michael Gove

Michael Gove has become the most senior member of the Conservative party to admit he would vote to leave the EU in the event of an immediate referendum.

The education secretary said a UK exit would be “perfectly tolerable” and even bring some benefits.

His comments come as about 100 Tory backbenchers say they will support a motion that condemns the Queen’s Speech for not including details of a vote on EU membership.

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France: 2nd case of coronavirus Confirmed, Patient shared hospital room with 1st infected for 2 days.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in France has informed WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case with infection of the novel coronavirus (NCoV).

This patient was identified as part of the epidemiological investigation initiated by the French authorities, following laboratory confirmation of the first case on 7 May 2013. The patient shared a hospital room in Valenciennes with the first laboratory-confirmed patient from 27 to 29 April 2013. The patient is currently hospitalized and isolated in an infectious disease hospital.

Among 120 persons identified as contacts of the first laboratory-confirmed case in France, laboratory tests were conducted by Pasteur Institute in Paris on five suspected cases, of which four tested negative, one (mentioned above) tested positive.

In Saudi Arabia, an investigation is ongoing into an outbreak in a health care facility, where 15 patients, including seven deaths have been confirmed.

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.6
Date time 2013-05-12 13:14:28.0 UTC
Location 3.11 S ; 77.59 W
Depth 24 km
95 km SE of Sucúa, Ecuador / pop: 7,413 / local time: 08:14:28.0 2013-05-12

Stateless Citizens: Americans renounce citizenship over 'unfair' taxation & policies

WHO Press Statement Related to the Novel Coronavirus Situation

The emergence of this new coronavirus is globally recognized as an important and major challenge for all of the countries which have been affected as well as the rest of the world. The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recognized this and invited the World Health Organization (WHO) to help them assess the situation and to provide guidance and recommendations. WHO is pleased to be here to work together with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At this time there are some things about this new disease we understand. However I would like to remind everyone that this is a new infection and there are also many gaps in our knowledge that will inevitably take time to fill in.

We know that the disease is caused by a virus from a group called coronaviruses. One member of the coronavirus family is the SARs virus. This new virus is NOT the SARS virus. They are distinct from each other. However, the fact that they are related has added to the world’s concern. We know this virus has infected people since 2012, but we don’t know where this virus lives. We know that when people get infected, many of them develop severe pneumonia. What we don’t know is how often people might develop mild disease. We also know that most of the persons who have been infected so far have been older men, often with other medical conditions. We are not sure why we are seeing this pattern and if it will change over time.

There are many other things that we don’t understand. For example, how are people getting infected? Is it from animals? Is it from contaminated surfaces? Is it from other people? Finally, we don’t know how widespread is this virus, both in this region and in other countries.

Novel coronavirus: The WHO contradicts reports of NO human to human transmission


Novel coronavirus is caused by a virus from coronaviruses group. Another from the group is SARS, however #nCoV is NOT SARS

Novel coronavirus: We don’t know where this virus lives. We don’t know how often people might develop mild disease. We aren't sure why #nCoV

Things we also don't understand re: novel coronavirus: How are people getting infected? From animals? Contaminated surfaces? People? #nCoV

Novel coronavirus clusters seen in countries increasingly support the hypothesis that the virus can transmit H2H with close contacts

Novel coronavirus person-to-person transmission has remained limited to some small clusters so far #nCoV

Critical for countries to report cases, related info urgently to WHO as required by the Intl Health Regulations #nCoV

For banks in cyber heist, how to get their money back?

Because the sums were large and such attacks are relatively new, the two Middle East banks hit in a $45 million ATM heist face an uncertain path in trying to recover their losses, financial, insurance and legal experts say.

Oman-based Bank of Muscat lost $40 million and United Arab Emirates-based National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah PSC (RAKBANK) lost $5 million in the global heist, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

Computer hackers broke into third-party companies that processed transactions for prepaid debit cards issued by the banks, the prosecutors said. Then, gangs in 27 countries withdrew the money from cash machines in two coordinated hits, one on December 21 last year and the other on February 19 this year.

While details of what happened are still sketchy, experts said the banks could bring claims against the processing companies in court, or they could file claims with their insurers and those of the processing companies.

Police end hostage standoff in New Jersey, detain suspect

A tense weekend standoff in a South Trenton, New Jersey, neighborhood ended early on Sunday when police took a man into custody after he held several children hostage for about 36 hours.
"The hostage situation has been resolved," State Police Sergeant Adam Grossman told Reuters. "The children are safe."

Grossman said the suspect was taken into custody at 3:45 a.m. EDT (0745 GMT), but declined to comment on his identity or any other details of the standoff.

Military Reservists: Small Firms Offered Cash

The Defence Secretary has announced small businesses will receive money to compensate for employees called up for service as part of the new Reservists force.

Philip Hammond revealed the move will be part of the White Paper due to be published in July, but an exact scheme has not been finalised.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) already covers some costs borne by small businesses such as money spent to recruit replacement workers and overtime costs other employees.

Mr Hammond said large employers embraced reservists in the ranks "because it's good for the business and because it's part of their corporate social responsibility agenda".

Andrew Moran was caught in Spain after four years on the run

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Spain in a dramatic raid while he was relaxing by a swimming pool with his girlfriend.

Armed police officers swooped on Andrew Moran at a luxury villa in the Calpe area of Alicante in a joint operation between UK and Spanish forces.

Two handguns, 60 rounds of ammunition and a machete were also recovered during the raid on Friday afternoon.

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake ATACAMA, CHILE - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.6
Date time 2013-05-12 12:59:11.0 UTC
Location 26.22 S ; 69.06 W
Depth 10 km
100 km E of Diego de Almagro, Chile / pop: 18,137 / local time: 08:59:11.0 2013-05-12

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake POTOSI, BOLIVIA - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.3
Date time 2013-05-12 12:51:47.0 UTC
Location 20.83 S ; 67.80 W
Depth 80 km
107 km SW of Colchani, Bolivia / pop: 11,988 / local time: 08:51:47.0 2013-05-12

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.4
Date time 2013-05-12 12:48:03.0 UTC
Location 26.57 N ; 57.83 E
Depth 2 km
98 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 17:18:03.0 2013-05-12

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake PAKISTAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Date time 2013-05-12 12:47:19.2 UTC
Location 25.43 N ; 65.50 E
Depth 10 km
90 km E of Ormāra, Pakistan / pop: 13,026 / local time: 17:47:19.2 2013-05-12

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake PRIMOR'YE, RUSSIA - 12th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.5
Date time 2013-05-12 12:07:30.1 UTC
Location 45.02 N ; 136.37 E
Depth 325 km
19 km W of Terney, Russia / pop: 3,876 / local time: 23:07:30.1 2013-05-12

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.0
Date time 2013-05-12 12:02:20.0 UTC
Location 23.52 S ; 69.33 W
Depth 87 km
110 km E of Antofagasta, Chile / pop: 309,832 / local time: 08:02:20.0 2013-05-12

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.8
Date time 2013-05-12 11:58:46.3 UTC
Location 22.08 S ; 170.26 E
Depth 18 km
252 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia / pop: 7,492 / local time: 22:58:46.3 2013-05-12

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.1
Date time 2013-05-12 11:56:39.0 UTC
Location 27.40 N ; 57.37 E
Depth 10 km
40 km NE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 16:26:39.0 2013-05-12

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude ML 4.6
Date time 2013-05-12 11:00:17.0 UTC
Location 26.62 N ; 57.49 E
Depth 50 km
Distances 351 km N of Muscat, Oman / pop: 797,000 / local time: 15:00:17.0 2013-05-12
133 km E of Khaşab, Oman / pop: 17,904 / local time: 15:00:17.0 2013-05-12
71 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 15:30:17.0 2013-05-12

Andrew Moran One of UK's Most Wanted Captured In Spain

A Salford man who was the last man on a law enforcement hit-list of armed robbers from Salford has been captured in Spain.

Andrew Moran, aged 31, who had been on the run since 2009, was arrested in a dramatic raid at a luxury villa in the Calpe area of Alicante on Friday afternoon.

Moran was one of seven men targeted as part of a multi-agency initiative to combat organised crime in Salford. He was also on the most wanted list for Crimestoppers’ Operation Captura campaign, and his arrest means 50 fugitives have now been caught since it was launched.

Pickaxe Rampage In Milan Leaves One Dead

An immigrant has killed one man and injured four others in an apparently random pickaxe attack in Milan, police have said.

The attack, which police say was carried out by a Ghanaian immigrant with a criminal record, caused terror on the streets in a residential district of the city on Saturday.

Witnesses said a man ran through the streets wildly swinging a pickaxe and ferociously struck passers-by, mainly on the head.

Pools of blood were said to have "stained the streets".

Nine Turkish Citizens Held Over Car Bombs

Nine Turkish citizens have been detained in connection with car bombs that killed 46 people near Turkey's border with Syria.

Turkey's interior minister Muammer Guler said an "organisation which is in close contact to pro-regime groups in Syria" was behind the attacks.

Among the nine people held was the mastermind of the attack and more were expected, Mr Guler said.

"We have determined that some of them were involved in the planning, in the exploration and in the hiding of the vehicles," he added.

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.5
Date time 2013-05-12 10:54:50.0 UTC
Location 26.76 N ; 57.80 E
Depth 20 km
83 km SE of Mīnāb, Iran / pop: 70,790 / local time: 15:24:50.0 2013-05-12

Burqa clad Female Sharia Police in Aleppo, Syria

Published on 8 May 2013
(08/05/13) Aleppo: Flootage shows women who are said to be female members of a 'Sharia Police' type unit set up by Jabhat Al Nusra - the dominant insurgent group and a branch of Al Qaeda. The women, all but one of whom are comletely covered from head to toe as per the Salafist expectation carry assault rifles, handcuffs and sport Jihadist headbands. They are not likely to take part in front line fighting and could probably be more accurately characterised as Sharia police ensuring women observe Al Qaeda's expectations of them - in insurgent occipied areas of Aleppo - particurlarly with regard to dress code.

Syria: Public Execution of Alawite man by rebels in Homs region - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

Published on 11 May 2013
(Documenting Crimes Against Humanity in Syria) (06/05/13) Armed insurgents in Homs carrty out the murder an Alawite man named Abdullah Saleh Hussein.

The victim is first subjected to a forced confession most of which seems to have been read and pre-dictated by his captors. Among other things they accuse him of being a government supporter, a 'Shabiha' (now a general term applied to Alawite males) and a rapist. Vague and unlikely accusations that he raped and killed a girl in front of her sisters or brothers depending on the insurgent you believe are levelled at him before he is killed in a public square.

Vicious Cycle: Thousands in Ohio too poor to pay debts, jailed with no trial

Benghazi police bombed for second time in three days

Two more police stations were attacked in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi in the early hours of Sunday morning, the local council said, after two others were bombed on Friday.

The attacks are the latest signs of insecurity in Libya's second city, birthplace of the uprising that toppled the dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Nearly two years after his fall, rebel groups that helped to overthrow him are still refusing to disband and remain a more visible presence on the streets than the state security forces.

Police fear trans-Atlantic Mafia war after Canadian mobsters are found 'riddled with bullets' in Sicily

Juan Ramon Fernandez Paz, naicknamed Joe Bravo, and his associate Fernando Pimentel had been shot at least 30 times and their bodies set on fire. Paz, 56, had been in Sicily since been deported from Canada after serving 10 years for drugs offences. Italian police believe he had become involved in multi-million pound drug deals and had issued a warrant for his arrest before he turned up dead.

Mustang Wanted: Death-defying stunt from Russian with nerves of steel

George Smith: Family's murder suspicions prompt new probe into death of honeymooner whose blood was found smeared across Caribbean cruise ship

The FBI has agreed to review the mysterious disappearance of a honeymooner from a Caribbean cruise ship eight years ago in light of new findings put forward by his family, who believe he was murdered.

George Smith, 26, vanished from the Royal Caribbean ship, Brilliance of the Seas, in the middle of the night on July 5, 2005 just outside the Turkish port of Kusadasi. He had been partying into the early hours with his 25-year-old wife Jennifer Hagel-Smith.

His wife was found passed out drunk in a corridor but George was missing - a large blood stain beneath his cabin balcony indicating where his body had fallen and suggesting he then went overboard.

Acid Attack On Doorstep: Teenager Arrested

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating an acid attack that left a woman with horrific injuries to her face and upper body.

The 28-year-old victim was sprayed in the face on her own doorstep in Romford, northeast London.

She answered the door to a stranger who asked to speak to "Michelle" shortly before 9pm on April 30.

The attacker returned about 30 minutes later and squirted an acidic substance in her face from a bottle, according to police.

The town being swallowed by the Earth: The luxury California neighbourhood abandoned as landslips cause homes to collapse

Homeowners in a wealthy Northern California neighborhood are facing a depressing reality.

The ground is swallowing their homes.

As the terrain continues to slide under roughly two-dozen houses in the small hillside community of Lakeside Heights, residents are struggling to figure out the root cause.

Syria denies involvement in deadly double car bomb blast in Turkey which killed 43 and injured scores more

Syria's government has denied responsibility for the car bomb attacks that killed 43 and injured dozens more in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli.

Turkey was quick to point the blame at its neighbouring country following Saturday's double explosion, while locals have been seeking revenge on Syrians in the town.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu added on Sunday he believed fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind the tragedy.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake KYRGYZSTAN - 12th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.8
Date time 2013-05-12 10:19:33.0 UTC
Location 39.79 N ; 72.77 E
Depth 30 km
75 km SE of Karavan, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 1,100 / local time: 16:19:33.0 2013-05-12

Jeff Bliss: High school student whose rant at teacher took web by storm is unrepentant

Jeff Bliss says he has no regrets lecturing his teacher at Duncanville High School in Texas, after the video of his in-class tirade went viral this week. The 18-year-old sophomore said that the monologue criticizing his world history teacher, believed to be Julie Phung, was sparked by a complaint he made in class about how students didn't have enough time to prepare for standardized tests.

African poachers massacre 26 elephants after breaking into their protected sanctuary and slaughtering them for their tusks

An elephant lies maimed and dead by a pool of its own blood, one of at least 26 of the majestic creatures slaughtered for their ivory in Central African Republic.

Four calves were among the victims of the massacre, which was carried out by 17 members of the 'transitional government forces' armed with Kalashnikov rifles in Dzanga Bai, a World Heritage site known as the 'Village of Elephants'.

After their tusks were ripped from their carcasses, locals began hacking meat from the bones.

FBI agent Arthur Gonzales charged with shooting and killing his estranged wife after he said she attacked him with a knife

An FBI agent who told police in Virginia that he fatally shot his estranged wife last month has been charged in her death.

Media outlets say 43-year-old Arthur Gonzales was charged Friday with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the April 19 shooting death of Julie Serna Gonzales.

Stafford sheriff's office spokesman Bill Kennedy says Gonzales turned himself in shortly after 6 pm.

Brandon Beaver discovered floating in the water covered in Shark bites after his fiancée reported him missing

The body of a naked surfer covered in shark bites was discovered near a San Diego beach.

Authorities said on Friday they believe Brandon Beaver had been surfing on Wednesday and then drowned, before he was bitten by sharks.

The 42-year-old man was found floating in the water early on Thursday, after his fiancee had reported him missing.

San Diego Lifeguard Lt. John Everhart told KSWB-TV the man's surfboard was found separately with his wetsuit tied around it.

'I’ve been doing this 30 years almost and I’ve never seen someone do that. It’s just a very strange decision to make when you’re out on the water,' he said.

The death is now under investigation.

Trenton Standoff: Carmen Kelly and Child Killed as Partner holds two more kids hostage in New Jersey

Police say an armed man with multiple hostages is barricaded inside a New Jersey home in a standoff that has lasted more than 18 hours.

Police in Trenton say a man has been holed up in a house in the South of the city since late Friday afternoon with 'multiple hostages'.

Sources have told NBC10 Philadelphia that a mother and child are dead inside the home on Grand Street with the woman's other children being held hostage.