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Monday, May 27, 2013

At Least 16 Killed In Mexico Bus Crash

At least 16 people have been killed after a bus lost control in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo.

According to reports, the bus swerved, hit a safety barrier and flipped over after a tyre blew out.

The attorney general's Twitter account said seven women, seven men, as well as a girl and a boy died. Twenty-three people were injured.

The state's health ministry said that of the 23 people taken to hospital, six remain in a serious condition.

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA - 28th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.3
Date time 2013-05-28 00:40:35.0 UTC
Location 52.03 N ; 159.85 E
Depth 54 km
139 km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia / pop: 187,282 / local time: 13:40:35.0 2013-05-28

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA - 28th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.2
Date time 2013-05-28 00:09:53.0 UTC
Location 43.23 N ; 41.61 E
Depth 10 km
26 km SW of Teberda, Russia / pop: 7,705 / local time: 04:09:53.0 2013-05-28

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake JUJUY, ARGENTINA - 27th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Date time 2013-05-27 22:27:43.4 UTC
Location 23.81 S ; 66.71 W
Depth 192 km
60 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina / pop: 4,000

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.6
Date time 2013-05-27 22:02:41.4 UTC
Location 52.55 N ; 160.71 E
Depth 33 km
149 km E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia / pop: 187,282 / local time: 11:02:41.4 2013-05-28

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake POLAND - 27th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.1
Date time 2013-05-27 21:35:16.0 UTC
Location 51.50 N ; 16.11 E
Depth 2 km
2 km E of Polkowice, Poland / pop: 21,565 / local time: 23:35:16.0 2013-05-27

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.5
Date time 2013-05-27 20:22:04.0 UTC
Location 52.33 N ; 160.15 E
Depth 40 km
129 km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia / pop: 187,282 / local time: 09:22:04.0 2013-05-28

Ten attacks on mosques since Woolwich murder: As the number of Islamophobic incidents continues to increase, EDL raises temperature with London march

The number of reported Islamophobic attacks since the Woolwich murder has continued to rise dramatically amid warnings from Muslim community leaders that the backlash which has seen attempted firebombings of mosques is being fuelled by far right groups.

As participants in an English Defence League (EDL) march in Whitehall were recorded giving Nazi-style salutes, Faith Matters, which monitors anti-Muslim hatred, said the number of incidents in the past six days had risen to 193, including ten assaults on mosques. The figure compares to a total of 642 incidents in the previous 12 months – meaning the last week has seen a 15-fold increase on last year’s average of 12 attacks per week.

The spike came as Scotland Yard said it had made a tenth arrest in the investigation into the murder of soldier Lee Rigby on Wednesday. A 50-year-old man was detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Earlier, three men arrested on Saturday were released on police bail.

Syria: Rebel Propaganda song 'A call to Jihad.'

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EU fails to end deadlock over Syria arms ban

Britain and Austria clashed on Monday over whether the European Union should ease an arms embargo to help Syrian rebels, threatening the unity of the bloc's Syria policy.

Britain and France are pushing hard for the easing of the arms embargo to support rebels ahead of a peace conference sponsored by the United States and Russia expected next month.

Austria leads the camp of five of the EU's 27 governments firmly opposed to sending arms that they believe could deepen the two-year-old Syrian conflict that has cost 80,000 lives.

Copahue volcano Red alert Issued in Chile

Chile issues a red alert for the Copahue volcano on the border with Argentina, with evacuation expected to begin shortly.

The nearly 10,000-ft (2,965m) volcano, which sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling the border with Argentina's Neuquen province, has become increasingly active in recent times.

Chile's Interior and Security Minister Andres Chadwick said that the increased activity could lead to an eruption and officials will begin evacuating about 2,000 people in the area soon.

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA - 27th May 2013

Magnitude M 5.1
Date time 2013-05-27 17:13:34.0 UTC
Location 52.37 N ; 159.93 E
Depth 60 km
114 km SE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia / pop: 187,282 / local time: 06:13:34.0 2013-05-28

Obama and the 1917 Espionage Act, uses the overly broad and little-used WWI-era law to go after reporters

There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department’s snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News’s James Rosen.

The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law.

The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime. That might cover Rosen’s source.

Section 793(g) is a conspiracy count that says that anyone who conspires to help the source do that has committed the same crime. That would be the reporter.

Propaganda success: Woolwich Mosque set on fire with petrol bombs

Two men have been arrested after a suspected arson attack on a mosque in Grimsby, as the backlash continues against soldier Lee Rigby's murder at the hands of suspected Islamic terrorists.

Police confirmed the arrests after the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre was allegedly attacked with petrol bombs on the evening of Sunday 26 May.

According to Humberside police, a fire broke out at the mosque shortly before 10pm, but no one was injured.

The chairman of the mosque, Diler Gharib, was inside the building at the time of the attack. He told the Grimsby Telegraph:

"We had just finished our prayers and were discussing how to thank our neighbours for the support they have shown us over the past few days when we heard a bang and saw fire coming under the door.

"I grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out and then two more petrol bombs hit the fire escape and the bin so I had to put those out too."

War memorials defaced and mosque firebombed as EDL march on Westminster

Two of Britain's most celebrated war memorials have been defaced, apparently with the word 'Islam' scrawled across them and inscriptions scrubbed out with red paint.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the vandalism of the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park and the Animals In War Memorial in Park Lane, both in central London.

Pictures taken today show that the damage has now been covered over with plastic or white sheets.


Residents of Israel’s northernmost town of Metula were roused before dawn Monday, May 27 by an exploding rocket fired from the Lebanese town of Marjayoun about 10 kilometers north of the border. It landed on open ground, causing no casualties or damage. debkafile’s military sources report: Just 48 hours after Hassan Nasrallah’s war speech, Hizballah, Iran’s proxy, had joined the war of attrition President Assad has directed against Israel from the Golan.

The IDF has so far made no mention of the widely reported rocket attack although Lebanese media said an Israeli drone was hovering over the Marjayoun area.

Metula was attacked the day after three Grad missiles were fired from a point east of Mt Lebanon to explode in the Hizballah-controlled Dahiya district of Beirut, injuring five people and causing some damage.

It was fired by local Sunni elements sympathetic to the Syrian rebels. The Shiite Hizballah decided to retaliate against northern Israel – for a reason. It made clear that the position laid out by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon that “Israel is not involved in the Syrian war” is not reciprocated either by Syrian President Bashar Assad or Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Obama's Strategy Shows Misunderstanding of Terrorist Threat, Republicans Say

Republican lawmakers on Sunday criticized President Obama’s vision for winding down the war on terrorism, using talk show appearances to accuse him of misunderstanding the threat in a way that will embolden unfriendly nations.

“We show this lack of resolve, talking about the war being over,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “What do you think the Iranians are thinking? At the end of the day, this is the most tone-deaf president I ever could imagine.”

In his first major foreign policy address of his second term, Mr. Obama said last week that it was time for the United States to narrow the scope of its long battle against terrorists and begin a transition away from a war footing.

Syria conflict: EU considers amending arms embargo

EU foreign ministers are discussing UK and French calls to ease sanctions so Syria rebels can be supplied with arms.

France and the UK argue that the move would push Damascus towards a political solution.

However, several EU states are totally opposed to ending the arms embargo, which expires on 31 May.

Meanwhile French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said there were "growing suspicions" of "localised" chemical weapons use in Syria.

Mr Fabius said the evidence needed "very detailed verification".

Chris Brown 'investigated by the LAPD for hit-and-run'

He's no stranger to trouble.
And it seems that Chris Brown has got himself into a needless spot of bother yet again.
According to TMZ, Brown is being investigated by the LAPD after committing a 'hit-and-run.'

It's not as cut and dry as that suggests, however.
The 24-year-old rear-ended another driver earlier this week but allegedly refused to give her his driver's licence and it's being claimed that passed over incorrect insurance.

Nelson friends accused of threatening to blow up plane refused bail

Two friends who allegedly threatened to blow up an aeroplane and kill its passengers and crew were today remanded in custody.

Taxi driver and supermarket employee Tayyab Subhani (30) and restaurant worker Mohammed Safdar (41) appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court charged with endangering an aircraft.

The count alleges the defendants, from Nelson, made false threats that the “crew and passengers would be killed and the aircraft blown up before landing which was false, misleading or deceptive”.

Theresa May's measures to tackle radicalisation come under fire

A battery of measures to prevent the radicalisation of British Muslims has been outlined by the home secretary, Theresa May, including tougher pre-emptive censorship of internet sites, a lower threshold for banning extremist groups and renewed pressure on universities and mosques to reject "hate preachers".

May also signalled on Sunday that she was prepared to do battle with Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, over his veto of the communications data bill – the so-called snooper's charter.

After four days in which ministers have been praised in some quarters for avoiding a knee-jerk response to the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby outside his Woolwich barracks in south London, Whitehall swung into action.

Vandals spraypaint 'Islam' graffiti on London war memorial

Vandals have attacked two war memorials in central London.

Both the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial less than a mile down the road were discovered to be daubed with graffiti early this morning.

The words written on the two memorials have now been covered up, but the BBC has published a picture which shows "Islam" written on the Animals in War Memorial, which honours animals that have served and died for the British military forces.

Riots put Sweden's open-door immigration policy in spotlight

Sweden's worst riots in years might benefit a far-right party in elections next year if scenes of immigrants burning cars and smashing up buildings cause voters to rethink their traditional welcome to foreigners.

Even before the week of riots in the poorer neighborhoods of Stockholm, immigration had become a hot political issue, as the number of asylum seekers reached record levels.

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party shot to third place in polls earlier this year and the riots could help them secure more political clout at 2014 elections.

Mentally Ill Man Caged For Decade In China

A mentally ill Chinese man has reportedly been kept in a cage for more than a decade by his family after he beat a child to death.

Images show Wu Yuanhong sitting on blankets in the narrow enclosure at his home in Lijiachong village in Ruichang, his feet shackled with a heavy chain and wearing only a T-shirt and his underwear.

The 42-year-old is given three meals a day by his mother Wang Muxiang, who provides her son with a pan when he needs to go to the toilet.

He was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at the age of 15 and in 2001 he beat a 13-year-old to death, the Information Daily newspaper said on its website.

Baghdad Car Bomb Attacks 'Kill Over 50'

A wave of bomb attacks in Shia neighbourhoods across Baghdad have killed more than 50 people, according to Reuters.

Iraqi officials said several parked cars packed with explosives detonated in areas of the city, killing and wounding dozens.

Police and hospital officials reported deadly explosions in the largely Shia neighbourhoods of Sabi al-Boor, Bayaa, Kazimiyah, Sadria and al-Maalif. Another bombing struck the busy commercial Sadoun Street in central Baghdad.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks on Monday, but they bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda's Iraqi arm.

Michael Adebolajo 'Erratic' And 'Paranoid'

A human rights group that worked with one of the Woolwich murder suspects has told Sky News he was one of the most "erratic" and "paranoid" individuals they have ever worked with.

Michael Adebolajo, 26, is under armed guard in a London hospital following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby last Wednesday, while the second suspect Michael Adebowale, 22, in another hospital.

Both were shot by armed police as the soldier's body lay in the street nearby.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 27th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Date time 2013-05-27 14:34:30.1 UTC
Location 10.50 S ; 161.73 E
Depth 10 km
21 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 01:34:30.1 2013-05-28

Treating poverty works like medicine, doctors say

Adding to poor patients' incomes works to decrease the health effects of poverty, Canadian doctors are finding.

The Canadian Medical Association is asking people across the country how poverty affects their health as part of its national dialogue tour. The group said that social and economic factors determine 50 per cent of health outcomes.

At his inner city family practice at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. Gary Bloch puts income information at the top of the medical history he puts on his charts.

"Treating people at low income with a higher income will have at least as big an impact on their health as any other drugs that I could prescribe them," Bloch said.

To that end, Bloch asks all patients what their income is and where they get it, along with the standard questions about past medical history, surgeries and medications.

"I do see poverty as a disease," Bloch said.

In his practice, prescribing income could mean assessing whether a patient's illnesses might qualify for provincial or federal disability supports and employment insurance. He helps fill in applications and connects patients with programs such as basic financial planning.

Mark Donnelly Killed in Coatbridge, Scotland

Police are investigating the murder of a man found dead in a car park in North Lanarkshire.

The body of the 27-year-old - named by police as Mark Thomas Donnelly, from Motherwell - was discovered by a member of the public off Hozier Street, Coatbridge, at around 6.30am on Sunday.

Police have announced they are treating his death as murder after a post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a violent assault.

Aboriginal footballer confronts alleged racist 13-year-old...

Facebook Kidnap Teen Rescued In Pakistan

A teenage boy who was kidnapped in Pakistan after being lured into a meeting via Facebook has been freed by police.

The 13-year-old, identified only as Mustafa, the son of a senior customs official, made friends with his kidnappers online six months ago.

He agreed to meet them and was then taken from Karachi to the town of Hub on Friday.

His family received phone calls demanding 50m rupees (£595,000) as a ransom.

Police said they used mobile phone records to trace Mustafa's whereabouts.

Sheeple of Amerika

What Would Happen If America saw this


Falling crane tears row of balconies off apartment block in Russia

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.3
Date time 2013-05-27 11:29:29.0 UTC
Location 3.56 S ; 152.56 E
Depth 475 km
18 km NE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,376 / local time: 21:29:29.0 2013-05-27

Berlin tells EU it opposes solar anti-dumping action vs China: government source

Germany's economy ministry has officially told the European Commission it does not back the imposition of punitive import duties on solar panels from China, a government source told Reuters on Monday.

The Commission, the EU's executive arm, accuses China of pricing its solar panels too cheaply and "dumping" them in Europe to corner the market and plans to impose duties, but Germany has distanced itself from the initiative.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during talks in Berlin on Sunday that Germany, China's biggest trade partner in Europe, would do everything it could to prevent the trade dispute escalating.

When it comes to viruses, what's in a name?

For a pathogen with such a short history, the mysterious new virus killing people in the Middle East and Europe has already had an amazing array of names.

It first surfaced last year as "human betacoronavirus 2c EMC", but the suffixes "2c England-Qatar, "2C Jordan-N3", "England 1" have also appeared and many scientists have resorted to "novel coronavirus" - new crown-shaped virus - instead.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus and the severe infections and deaths it has caused are "alarming" and need to be tracked, none of its names is especially helpful.

"A virus is only 'novel' until the next one comes around," Raoul de Groot, head of the Coronavirus Study Group (CSG), said of the catchiest of the titles it has acquired so far.

Syria fighting rages amid reports of chemical attacks

Heavy fighting raged on Monday around the strategic border town of Qusair and the capital Damascus, amid renewed reports of chemical weapons attacks by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Opposition activists said Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters were advancing in areas around Qusair, pressing a sustained assault on a town long used by rebels as a way station for arms and other supplies from Lebanon.

For Assad, Qusair is a crucial link between Damascus and loyalist strongholds on the Mediterranean coast. Recapturing the town, in central Homs province, could also sever connections between rebel-held areas in the north and south of Syria.

Anyone else notice, whenever Rebels are portrayed in a bad light by the media, magical sources appear with stories of chemical attacks by the government?

China: Dyke Fall Boy Rescued From River

A boy has been rescued after falling down a river dyke into raging water below.

The 13-year-old tumbled into the fast-flowing water on Sunday afternoon in Jiangkou County in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Ten firefighters and three fire engines were sent to the site, and several of the rescuers entered the water while secured to the river bank with ropes.

Falling Cable Hurts 10 NASCAR Fans

Police launch Edinburgh manhunt after gang gun battle leaves one dead and another man seriously injured

BLOODY street battles between rival gangs left one man dead and another seriously injured yesterday.

Shots were fired during violent clashes in the Duddingston area of Edinburgh around 1am.

Police said a 25-year-old man was found seriously injured in Abercorn Crescent next to a Volkswagen people carrier which had crashed into railings.

He died a short time later in the city’s Royal Infirmary.

An hour later a second man was discovered bleeding heavily in nearby Paisley Crescent.

Terror in Woolwich: MI5 'tried to recruit suspect in Kenyan jail'

Britain’s security services sought to recruit the Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo while he was being held by the Kenyan authorities on suspicion of attempting to join Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, The Independent has learnt.

Friends and family of Adebolajo have claimed that he was tortured and even sexually assaulted by Kenyan police following his arrest in November 2010 before then being returned to Britain where he was allegedly "pestered" by MI5 agents to become an informant. The Independent understands that British agents instead made contact with the 28-year-old while he was still in Kenya and pressured him to work for the Security Service in Britain.

Adebolajo, who was held in custody for several days in the port city of Mombasa and complained of mistreatment, was eventually released without charge by the Kenyan authorities.

UK mosque burns, anti-Islamists to keep demonstrating

Islamophobia has surged in Britain since the religiously motivated knifing death of a British soldier last week, and late Sunday, while inciting messages circulated on social media, flames erupted at a mosque, police said.

Officers arrested two men in the town of Grimsby on England's east coast on suspicion of arson, according to Humberside county police. No one was injured in the blaze.

The anti-Muslim English Defence League demonstrated in the town's center the morning before the fire. It will launch another march Monday near the office of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Thousands continue to rampage across Paris as gay marriage protest enters second day of violence

Paris has been hit with a second day of riots as thousands hit the streets to protest against the introduction of gay marriage in France.

Since yesterday, 293 people have been arrested, with 231 of those charged with public order offences.

Most of the trouble started on Sunday night, following a mass rally in the centre of the city which attracted around 150,000 people.

Syria conflict: EU to discuss amending arms embargo

European Union foreign ministers are discussing British and French calls for an easing of sanctions against Syria so weapons can be supplied to the rebels.

France and the UK are expected to argue that the move would increase pressure on Damascus for a political solution.

However, several EU states are totally opposed to ending the arms embargo, which expires on 31 May.

EU officials have warned against jeopardising a current initiative to hold an international peace conference.

US teen faces bomb plot charges

Roger Dean Admits Murder of 11 people in Australia Nursing Home Fire

A man accused of starting a fire that killed 11 elderly patients at a nursing home in Australia has admitted murdering them.

Roger Dean, who worked as a nurse at Quakers Hill in Sydney, entered 11 guilty pleas on the first day of his trial at the Supreme Court.

He also admitted eight counts of causing grievous bodily harm to other residents, some of whom had dementia or were blind, and will be sentenced at a later date.

Crane Collapses And Crashes Into Flats In Russia

A huge construction crane has collapsed on a block of flats in Russia, smashing through several floors of the nine-storey complex.

Seven vehicles parked outside the apartment block, which is home to up to 300 residents including 37 children, were also damaged.

There were no reported injuries after the accident in the Kirov region of the country.

South Africa: Boy, 14, 'Murders Family In Satanic Killing'

A South African teenager has been arrested for allegedly hacking to death four family members with an axe, including his mother and an infant sister, in an apparent satanic attack.

The 14-year-old boy's mother, 42, was found dead in the family's corrugated iron-shack home, and the body of his three-month-old sister in a nearby field.

His 58-year-old grandmother and seven-year-old brother died in hospital.

The boy's two other sisters, aged eight and nine, ran to their neighbours during the killings and raised the alarm early on Friday morning.

Jerry Andrew Active Arrested for Double Murder and attack on child in Alaska

A man has been charged with beating to death an elderly Alaskan couple and sexually assaulting their two-year-old great-granddaughter.

Jerry Andrew Active, 24, was arrested on Saturday as he fled the murder scene in Anchorage dressed only in his underwear.

He is charged with first and second-degree murder, sexual assault and burglary in the deaths of Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73.

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.6
Date time 2013-05-27 09:41:18.0 UTC
Location 9.45 N ; 82.71 W
Depth 40 km
7 km S of Barranco, Panama / pop: 1,398 / local time: 04:41:18.0 2013-05-27

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 27th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Date time 2013-05-27 09:16:38.0 UTC
Location 39.29 N ; 141.50 E
Depth 100 km

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 27th May 2013

Magnitude M 4.9
Date time 2013-05-27 09:01:46.0 UTC
Location 24.56 S ; 70.24 W
Depth 46 km
96 km N of Taltal / pop: 10,018 / local time: 05:01:00.0 2013-05-27

Woolwich attack: Theresa May fears thousands will turn to extremism

Thousands have the potential to be turned into Muslim extremists, Home Secretary Theresa May has warned.

She was announcing planned new laws designed to fight terrorism, including banning orders for hate preachers who manage to avoid proscription and new internet controls.

But she faces a battle with Lib Dems over her Communications Data Bill - the Snoopers' Charter - which would allow police and security services to monitor all texts, emails and other internet traffic.

GUN RUNS: 'Box of .9mm ammo has a shelf life of about five minutes'

At High Bridge Arms on Mission Street, the only gun store in San Francisco, a box of .9mm ammo has a shelf life of about five minutes.

“It used to take us a month to sell 5,000 rounds,” general manager Steve Alcairo said of the most popular caliber. “Now, we go through that in a week — when we can get them.”

Driven by intense consumer demand — which, in turn, has been driven by fear of a legislative crackdown in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy — the Bay Area and the country are in the midst of an unprecedented ammunition shortage.

In Sweden, Riots Put an Identity in Question

STOCKHOLM — Eva Bromster, an elementary school principal, was jolted awake by a telephone call late Thursday night. “Your school is burning,” her boss, the director of the local education department, told her.

Ms. Bromster rushed to the school, in the mostly immigrant district of Tensta, north of Stockholm, and found one room gutted by fire and another filled with ankle-deep water after firefighters had doused the flames. It was the second fire at the school in three days.

In Stockholm and other towns and cities last week, bands made up mostly of young immigrants set buildings and cars ablaze in a spasm of destructive rage rarely seen in a country proud of its normally tranquil, law-abiding ways.

The disturbances, with echoes of urban eruptions in France in 2005 and Britain in 2011, have pushed Sweden to the center of a heated debate across Europe about immigration and the tensions it causes in a time of deep economic malaise.

German Chancellor moves to cool EU-China trade dispute

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to reach an agreement with China over import tariffs and avoid triggering a damaging trade war.

Earlier China's Premier Li Keqiang had warned he was unhappy with European Union probes into Chinese pricing practices in a number of industries.

The EU wants to levy tariffs on Chinese solar panels and phone gear amid claims they are unfairly undercutting rivals.

Chancellor Merkel now wants "intense" talks between the EU and China.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.5
Date time 2013-05-27 06:57:22.0 UTC
Location 52.51 N ; 168.06 W
Depth 30 km
174 km SW of Unalaska, United States / pop: 4,376 / local time: 21:57:23.0 2013-05-26

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MAULE, CHILE - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.8
Date time 2013-05-27 05:21:05.0 UTC
Location 35.98 S ; 71.30 W
Depth 92 km
Distances v
30 km SE of Linares, Chile / pop: 69,535 / local time: 01:21:05.0 2013-05-27

China Risisng: Episode 3 - The Fire Inside

Rocket fired from Lebanon towards Israel: residents

A rocket was fired from south Lebanon towards Israel on Sunday, Lebanese security sources said, and residents of a northern Israeli town reported hearing a blast.

"An explosion was heard. Soldiers are searching the area. The cause is still being investigated," an Israeli military spokeswoman said. A second Israeli military source said the explosion was probably caused by a mortar.

The incident came amid heightened tensions in the region over Syria's civil war. Damascus has said it will respond to Israeli air strikes earlier this month against suspected Iranian missiles in Syria destined for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Kerry backs private West Bank economic plan, but little detail

Secretary of State John Kerry sketched out a plan on Sunday to spur Palestinian growth with up to $4 billion in private investment, but did not say where the money would come from.

Kerry drew a picture of prosperity in the West Bank that could spread to Israel and Jordan, while acknowledging it would not fully materialize without movement toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Despite deep skepticism in the region, Kerry is trying to revive negotiations after a gap of more than two years and has said both sides must decide soon whether they are ready to make compromises for peace.

Asian stocks still shaky as Nikkei slides 3 percent

Japan's Nikkei index slid more than three percent on Monday, extending last week's severe volatility and causing investors to worry that a bout of profit-taking had turned into lasting doubt about the growth and riskiness of markets.

Last week's shakeout of equity, bond and currency markets was triggered by doubts over how much weakness in the yen Japanese policymakers would tolerate, concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve would reduce monetary stimulus soon, and weakness in Chinese manufacturing data.

But U.S. equities ended off their lows on Friday while U.S. 10-year Treasury yields steadied near 2 percent, suggesting to investors the dollar will resume its rally against the yen and other markets will be calmer.

'Europe sucked wealth from Africa, in debt to continent'

Swiss riot video: Police clash with protesters at techno rally

Ski resort reports THREE FEET of snow during freak Memorial Day storm that blanketed the northeast

The ski resort posted remarkable pictures on its Twitter page showing employees in a heavy winter coats and four-wheel drive trucks frolicking in massive snow drifts. Communities at higher elevations in Vermont, New Hampshire, Upstate New York and northwest Maine all reported snowfall on Sunday. Most of the snow was little more than a dusting of large wet flakes. Above 2,800 feet of elevation, though, the snow was more substantial.

Freak cold temperatures in the North East see snow in New Hampshire

The Memorial Day weekend is supposed to signal the start of summer but some Americans were waking up to snow this morning.

Snow showers were forecast for the higher elevations of Vermont, Upstate New York, New Hampshire and northwest Maine early today, and confused residents took to Twitter to bemoan the wintry weather.

By this afternoon, snowflakes should be confined to the higher summits of northern New England but the chilly weather will linger all day as cloud cover and rain keeps highs in the 40s and 50s from New England to northeastern New York.

Police fatally shoot 'drunk' 75-year-old Korean War vet John Valluzzo on Memorial Day weekend at his Connecticut mansion

The founder and president of a Connecticut military museum was shot and killed at his home by police after he pointed a handgun at officers, Connecticut state police said Sunday.

State police identified the man killed Friday in Ridgefield as 75-year-old John Valluzzo.

Valluzzo was armed when Ridgefield police arrived at his posh, 9,000 square foot home following a call about a possible domestic incident on Friday evening, state police said. He was shot after authorities said he refused to comply with orders to put the gun down and instead raised it on officers.

Paul Novak strangled wife and destroyed evidence by burning down house in perfect murder until suspicious new girlfriend went to police five years later'

A New York EMT is accused of killing his estranged wife by strangling her then setting her home on fire with her in it.

The 2008 inferno in Narrowsburg that left Catherine Novak dead was originally written off as a tragic accident. But, last September, Paul Novak's former girlfriend told police that he had confessed to her that he had murdered the mother of his children.

Novak, 45, and a fellow EMT, Scott Sherwood, 40, who allegedly helped him follow through with his plot, are now charged with murder and their trial is expected to begin in July.

Tristan Brian Arthur Stahley Arrested of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and criminal possession of a weapon

A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy was arrested on Saturday after police say he fatally stabbed his girlfriend as the two were arguing on a hiking trail in a park in a suburb of Philadelphia. Tristan Brian Arthur Stahley has been charged with one count each of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and criminal possession of a weapon after stabbing his girlfriend, 17-year-old Julianne Siller, to death. Siller was scheduled to graduate from high school in just three weeks.

Man writes terrifying account of rare illness that makes him think he is dead even though he is definitely still alive

A patient has written a disturbing account of life with condition which makes him think he is dead - and how he spends his days in graveyards as it is ‘the closest I could get to death.’

The man, identified only as Graham, woke up nine years ago utterly convinced that he was no longer alive even though he was still breathing.

Doctors diagnosed him with Cotard’s Syndrome, which is also known as ‘Walking Corpse Syndrome’ because it makes people think they have turned into zombies.

But Graham did not believe them and kept insisting that his brain was dead because he had bizarrely fried it in the bath.

Near miss in sky over Washington DC as military helicopter and airliner come within 950ft of each other

There was a close call between a military helicopter and a regional airliner attempting to land at Reagan National Airport near Washington last week, federal officials said today.

At their closest point, the two aircraft were flying at the same altitude and were only 950 feet apart laterally, said Eric Weiss, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident.

Republic Airlines flight 3281 had descended to 400 feet as it approached the airport when the helicopter, which had been flying lower and ahead of the plane, briefly rose to 400 feet as well, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Mother and two daughters dumped in Nile were 'murdered in honour killings by 10 male relatives who believed they were having affairs'

A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by ten male relatives who believed they were having affairs.

The men are believed to have strangled their relatives in southern Egypt.

A body was found floating in the river Nile, near the town of Esna, close to the ancient city of Luxor.

It has been reported that the men used sharp tools to beat the three women in attacks that were meant to protect their family's honour.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA - 27th May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.7
Date time 2013-05-27 03:50:57.0 UTC
Location 55.54 N ; 134.95 W
Depth 10 km
114 km W of Craig, United States / pop: 1,201

Conservative donors threaten to switch to UKIP unless Cameron toughens up on Europe

Tory donors have threatened to switch their allegiance to UKIP unless David Cameron adopts a tougher stance on Europe.

In yet another blow to his leadership, former Tory treasurer Lord Kalms said he was ‘willing to pack my bags’ and sign up with UKIP unless the Prime Minister adopted more traditional Tory policies.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is set to seize on discontent among Tory MPs and UKIP’s recent success in the polls with a fund-raising appeal.

Thousands of terror videos urging British Muslims to maim and kill can be found within seconds online

A Mail investigation into online Islamist propaganda has uncovered footage praising the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. Terror videos of how to use an AK-47 rifle (far right) are easy-to-access on YouTube. Radical cleric Omar Mohammed (top left) said 'Woolwich killer Adebolajo is courageous and a hero', and Mohammed Khan (bottom right) warns: 'You will be our targets' in YouTube footage. The ideological leader of Al Qaedai, Anwar Al-Awlaki (bottom left) rants: 'My ancestors killed whoever didn't want to become Muslims' in a clip.

Four more held as balaclava-clad officers raid flats and swoop in the street

Michael Adebolajo in a Kenyan court in 2010: We warned you about him... you ignored us: Kenya says Britain was told of 'dangerous radical' in 2010

Anti-terror police in Kenya have accused the British of ignoring their warnings that Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was a dangerous radical.

Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya in 2010 on suspicion of leading a jihadist plot to cross the border into lawless Somalia and join the ranks of the Al Shabaab terrorist group.

But the Kenyans claim that when they presented their evidence to the British Embassy, it was insisted Adebolajo had no criminal record.

Hate preachers face ban from British TV... and Google could be forced by law to block extremist websites

Home Secretary Theresa may condemned the BBC and other broadcasters for interviewing 'disgusting' extremist cleric Anjem Choudary (pictured) after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby (inset). The move is the most dramatic attempt to gag those who peddle extremist views since the Thatcher government's 1988 ban on IRA spokesmen being heard on TV, which led to the words of Gerry Adams being read out by an actor.

Kenya police kill wanted terrorist who plotted attacks in country, had links with al-Shabab

A Kenyan police official says the country's anti-terrorism police have killed a wanted terrorist and recovered a cache of weapons in the port city of Mombasa.

Police official Boniface Mwaniki said Sunday that Khalid Ahmed was trailed by police from the capital Nairobi to Mombasa where he was killed in a dawn exchange of fire at his mother's house. Mwaniki says the Somali national sneaked into Kenya from Somalia where he had undergone paramilitary training.

Mwaniki said police recovered a hand grenade, a pistol and ammunition inside the house. He said some police officers were wounded in the shootout with Ahmed.

China's premier Li Keqiang warns Europe over trade war

China’s premier has waded into an intensifying trade dispute with Europe, warning that EU investigations into Chinese-made solar panels and telecommunications equipment would backfire by hurting European consumers.

“The cases over these two types of products will hurt Chinese industries, business and jobs and also damage the vital interests of European users and consumers,” Li Keqiang said en route to Berlin on Sunday during his first foreign trip since becoming premier. “We express firm opposition.”

Secret Tory plan to limit your number of GP appointments

Secret Tory plans to limit the number of times patients can visit their GP were slammed by irate docs yesterday.

A Conservative consultation document suggests having a yearly cap on appointments.

The discussion paper also touts the idea of reducing weekend and night appointments because they are a “luxury the country can’t afford”.

GP Dr Kailash Chand said the plans should be “shot” before they are developed further.