Thursday, September 27, 2012

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE at a depth of 86.1 km (53.5 miles), the quake hit at 22:18:21 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) West of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Free Masonic truck filmed hauling FEMA coffin liners: No really, this was actually caught on film



Thoughts: This is not territory into which the CC usually delves, but here you have it. It's definitive. We've verified the patent of the coffin lines carried in the back of the truck (although we're not sure what's being carried in the front of the truck bed), and you can clearly see the Free Masonic symbol on the truck side. What does this mean? I don't know, but it's certainly strange when conspiracy theory is no longer theory and hard evidence emerges. I sincerely wonder what's going on.

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N.Korean Agent 'Ordered to Kill Kim Jong-nam', KIm Jong-Un's brother

A North Korea agent who came to South Korea posing as a defector told police he was on a mission to assassinate Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. The North Korean agent, identified only by his surname Kim (50) was arrested on Sept. 12.

Kim told police he was ordered by the North's State Security Department in July 2010 to kill Kim Jong-nam, who lives mostly in Macau. Intelligence officials are investigating whether the account is true.

Kim had been an agent in Beijing and other parts of China for a decade ago and came to South Korea in June this year as part of a group of defectors. When his cover was blown under questioning by intelligence officials here, Kim at first said he was sent to South Korea as a sleeper agent, ordered to settle in the South and await further orders.

But more recently Kim said he was ordered to enter South Korea to approach activist Park Sang-hak, a defector who is now involved in sending anti-communist leaflets to the North attached to helium balloons.

Kim Jong-nam travels back and forth between Beijing and Macau. July 2010, when Kim was ordered to assassinate him, only two months before his younger half-brother Kim Jong-un was anointed as his father's successor. source

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N. Korea sharply increases training flights of fighter jets

North Korea’s air force has sharply increased training flights of its fighter jets since July, with the number of sorties reaching as many as 100 a day, a government source said Thursday.

The move is uncommon because North Korean pilots usually focus on ground training in summer.

The communist nation is also showing signs of large-scale artillery exercises along its west coast, and activity of small submarines has also increased, the source said.

These moves could be part of the North’s attempt to raise tensions ahead of South Korea’s presidential election in December.

On Wednesday, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and top security ministers reaffirmed their pledge to prepare for the possibility of Pyongyang staging premeditated provocations for political purposes and punish such behavior. source

“wake the f— up.” is the message from Samuel L. Jackson who admitted that he became a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008 because of his race and not his Political Beliefs

Abbas accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ethnic cleansing Thursday for building settlements in east Jerusalem.

"It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes," Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

Shortly after, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked Abbas in his own address to the assembly.

"We won't solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the U.N.," Netanyahu said.

Israel conquered the eastern part of Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Mideast War. It later annexed it but the move has not been internationally recognized. The Palestinians want east Jerusalem to the capital of their future state in the West Bank.

Abbas also said he has opened talks on a new bid for international recognition at the U.N., but didn't specify exactly when he will ask the General Assembly to vote.

"Intensive consultations with the various regional organizations and the state members" were underway, he said. Read More

THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR III RUNS THROUGH CHICAGO

All wars require a definitive trigger event in order to come to fruition. Subsequently, at the beginning of all wars lies a governmental apparatus which seeks to justify the outbreak of hostilities. Due to horrific nature of war, all governments feel the need to convince, conscript and control its population in order fulfill its need for war.

Over 2500 years ago, Sun Tzu, renowned author of the Art of War, stated that war is only a means to an end. A false flag attack upon the inhabitants of Chicago will likely prove to be the means to commence World War III. and impose a draconian version of martial law which will be carried out upon the American people with extreme prejudice with the roll out of FEMA camp re-education centers. World War III, itself, will provide the means to restore the Federal Reserve Petrodollar as the sole reserve currency needed to purchase oil by the nations of the world.

Why is the United States so hell bent on starting World War III? As I reported earlier this week, Iran is selling oil for Gold to India, China and Russia. This is a dramatic departure from past practice in which all of the nations of the world must first purchase Petrodollars from the Federal Reserve before purchasing oil. This practice provides the only form of backing that our dollar enjoys and to remove this backing would result in the total collapse of the dollar and the Federal Reserve. Specifically, Iran and its three powerful oil customers are threatening to bring down the dollar and the American and European economies. Further, the Chinese and the Russians have threatened war if the United States attacks Iran in attempt to reverse the gold for oil deal.

America has positioned naval warships, in record numbers, in the Gulf region in order to launch military strikes upon Syria and Iran in conjunction with Israeli forces. Insider sources are reporting that U.S. forces are on high alert as a pretext to antagonize the Iranians into an aggressive action which will be used to justify the coming war. If U.S. forces are not able to provoke Iran into committing a Gulf of Tonkin event, the American public should be aware of at least one, if not more, stunning false flag events which will be used to justify the coming war and the imposition of martial law. Read More

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The Currency Experiment Has Failed

In 1971 President Nixon closed the window that allowed US Dollars to be sold for gold owned by the US. Just before that, the price of gold was $35 an ounce. Since then gold has been called a 'barbarous relic', a term used in an earlier era by Keynes, the famous economist.

From that time on, the world's currencies stood merely on the confidence their governments engendered and the control they exercised over international financial dealings of all kinds. That confidence lasted until 2007 when the credit crunch brought government financing on both sides of the Atlantic into question.

Up until now the performance of the underlying value of currencies has hidden these questions as exchange rates are adequately 'managed' through swap arrangements to stabilize exchange rate movements to the extent that violent moves don't happen. But the real value of currencies in terms of their real solvency is now a matter of open debate. As of now, relative to the amount of gold available to markets, the price of gold is the only measure of value that currencies can be held to. We look at that and look at the conditions that are determining the value of currencies now and in the future. Read More

Mount Marapi: Volcano erupts in Sumatra, Indonesia, spews ash

The most active volcano in Sumatra island of Indonesia erupted on Wednesday, spewing volcanic ash by up to 1.5 kilometers to the west, Head of National Volcanology Agency Surono said here.

Mount Merapi locally known as Gunung Merapi located in West Sumatra erupted at 16:39 p.m. Jakarta time (0939 GMT), and the agency has warned the people to stay away from the radius of three kilometers from the crater, said Surono.

"If rains come down, the people living in downstream of s river whose upstream is on the slope of Merapi must be cautious over the flood of lava," Surono told Xinhua over the phone.

Gunung Merapi, 2,891 meters high, has erupted for more than 50 times, typically consisting of small-to-moderate explosive activity, since the end of the 18th century.

More than 80 people were killed on its explosion in 1975, 1979 and 1992. Source

Mexican Volcano Popocatépetl Eruptions Increase

Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 26 eruptions accompanied by steam and gas, as well as a volcano tectonic quake were registered as a consequence of the Mexican volcano Popocatépetl activity during the last hours, it was reported Tuesday.

The National Center of Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) said eruptions were of low and medium intensity with no ash expulsion in any of them.

According to the institution, the volcano tectonic quake was registered at 11.54 local time (16:54 GMT).

At this moment, the alert light of volcano activity remains yellow phase 2 and the surrounding population to keep informed as to alerts on the activity of the volcano also known as Don Goyo.

Traffic between Santiago Xalitzintla and San Pedro Nexapa, via the Cortes passage, is under control.

The Popo is located at the center of the country, in the territorial limits of the Morelos, Puebla and Mexico states. Read More

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS at a depth of 515.1 km (320.1 miles), the quake hit at 16:54:44 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 473 km (293 miles) South of Ndoi Island, Fiji
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck TARAPACA, CHILE at a depth of 94.3 km (58.6 miles), the quake hit at 16:38:59 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) East of Iquique, Chile
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Ecuador, Britain fail to reach deal on Assange

NEW YORK — Britain and Ecuador failed to reach agreement on the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Thursday at a meeting of their foreign ministers here, officials said.

"We see no immediate solution," Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters after meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Hague told Patino "that the UK was under an obligation to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden," a spokesman for the British foreign secretary said in a statement.

"The concept of 'diplomatic asylum', while well-established in Latin America, did not feature in UK law," he said.

Assange took refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in a sexual assault case, and was later granted diplomatic asylum by Quito. Read More

'Yeti' sightings on the rise in Russia

A group of yetis are on the loose in Sibera, fishermen and a forestry worker have claimed.

There were three reported sightings in recent weeks.

One person who reported spying the beast said “We shouted, ‘Do you need help?’ They rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill.

The person who made the report added: “It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all fours, and they ran on two. Then they were gone.”

On a second sighting on the bank of the Mras-Su River several days later, an unnamed fisherman was quoted as saying: “We saw some tall animals looking like people.”

He added: “Our binoculars were broken and did not let us see them sharply. We waved at the animals but they did not respond, then quickly ran back into the forest, walking on two legs.

“We realized that they were not in dark clothes but covered by dark fur. They did walk like people.”

And in a third sighting a forestry inspector reported seeing a yeti in a national park, a government official said.

Sergei Adlyakov said: “The creature did not look like a bear and quickly disappeared after breaking some branches off the bushes.” more

Thoughts: I'm interested in this kind of stuff, so there. Besides, wouldn't it be interesting if they did actually exist in hiding? What would this mean for humanity?


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4.5 Magnitude Earthquake GUATEMALA - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck GUATEMALA at a depth of 228.7 km (142.1 miles), the quake hit at 13:14:30 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 0 km (0 miles) NNE of San Juan Atitan, Guatemala
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA at a depth of 32.9 km (20.4 miles), the quake hit at 12:38:43 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) Northeast of Xitieshan, China
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

EU wants $12 billion annual trade sanctions on U.S. in Boeing row

(Reuters) - The European Union asked the World Trade Organization on Thursday for the right to impose annual trade sanctions worth up to $12 billion on the United States in retaliation for illegal subsidies to planemaker Boeing (BA.N).

The request is the latest legal move in the world's biggest trade dispute, over subsidies for Boeing and its European rival Airbus (EAD.PA), which has lasted more than seven years so far.

"This follows the EU's assessment that the United States had not lived up to its obligation to remove its illegal subsidies in the aircraft sector, as required by the WTO rulings that clearly condemned U.S. subsidies to Boeing," the EU said in a statement.

The figure of $12 billion was "based on estimates of the damages suffered by the EU due to unfair and biased competition from the U.S. industry," it said.

In parallel legal disputes, the WTO has ruled that both firms have received billions of dollars in illegal subsidies to support their large civil aircraft programs.

In Boeing's case, the deadline for the United States to comply with the WTO ruling was last Sunday. The EU has rejected its claim to have done so.

The European demand for sanctions mirrors a U.S. claim to the right to impose up to $10 billion of sanctions on the EU. Read More

Spanish magazine publishes Mohammad cartoon

Reuters) - Spanish political satire magazine El Jueves has published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on its cover, soon after violent protests rocked the Muslim world over a U.S. film and French caricatures deemed insulting to Islam.

El Jueves' latest edition, which hit Spanish newsstands on Wednesday, shows several Muslims in a police lineup under the title "But...does anyone know what Mohammad looks like?"

Any depiction of the prophet is considered blasphemous by Muslims but the issue has also caused a debate in the West about censorship and freedom of speech.

The magazine declined to comment to Reuters on Thursday on the motives for the publication. Read More

Netanyahu to set "clear red line" for Iran in U.N. speech

(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out, in his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, an ultimatum for Iran to halt its disputed nuclear drive or risk coming under military attack, an Israeli official said.

Netanyahu faces the world body after U.S. President Barack Obama disappointed some Israelis, in his own address to the annual assembly, by not calling for a deadline to be imposed on Tehran - though he did say time for diplomacy "is not unlimited".

Israel sees a mortal threat in a nuclear-armed Iran and has long threatened to strike its arch-foe pre-emptively, agitating war-wary world powers as they pursue sanctions and negotiations.

Complicating Netanyahu's strategy have been his testy relations with Obama as a U.S. election looms, and the reluctance of many Israelis to trigger a conflict with Iran, which denies that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and has pledged wide-ranging retaliation if attacked. Read More

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake GULF OF CALIFORNIA - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck the GULF OF CALIFORNIA at a depth of 10.2 km (6.3 miles), the quake hit at 11:24:11 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 32 km (19 miles) NNE of La Paz, Mexico
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TIMOR REGION, INDONESIA - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck the TIMOR REGION, INDONESIA at a depth of 98.1 km (61 miles), the quake hit at 10:28:40 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 32 km (19 miles) Northwest of Naisano Dua, Indonesia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Alicia Williams and David Platt whose bodies were found in the swollen River Clywedog in North Wales may have drowned trying to rescue one of their pet dogs

The body of a 27-year-old woman, named locally as Alicia Williams, was found on a sand bank in a shallow part of the river near Erddig last night by someone walking their dog.

A search team found the body of a man, identified as David Platt, 25, in the early hours of this morning.

Police said the two people were a couple and were with their five dogs when the accident took place. All five dogs have since been accounted for.

Both are from the Wrexham area. Post-mortems will be carried out later.

Chief Inspector Mark Pierce told a press conference the deaths were not being treated as suspicious. Read More

GIPPSLAND CREWS FIGHT LOCH SPORT SCRUB FIRE, AUSTRALIA

Firefighters are battling a scrub fire that has cut off the town of Loch Sport on the Gippsland Lakes.

The fire started in coastal heathland on Wednesday night and is burning out of control about 20 kilometres west of the town.

The power has been cut off in Loch Sport and police have closed the only road into the town because of the thick smoke.

The blackout is also affecting household water supplies.

Incident controller Graeme Taylor says crews have been building containment lines.

"There's been some really good planned burning done over the last couple of years to the east and the west of where we've got this fire, so we're actually able to tie it in further to those planned burns," he said.

"We're fairly confident in the next few hours we'll actually get some containment lines all the way round it and we will be able to call it contained."

The fire has burnt across the Esso pipeline easement carrying gas from Bass Strait.

Firefighters says the underground pipeline is safe but they had to protect gas valves.

Mr Taylor says crews want to control the fire soon because high winds are forecast. Read More

German unemployment rises for sixth month running

(Reuters) - German unemployment rose for a sixth month running in September, suggesting domestic demand might not be able to compensate for weakening exports amid the euro zone crisis and power growth in the bloc's number one economy.

Joblessness remains near to its lowest level since German reunification more than two decades ago, and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.8 percent, contrasting starkly with the sickly labor market in many peers, including France and Spain.

But it rose by 9,000 in September, as the global slowdown and the euro zone's three-year-old crisis weigh on exports and prompt companies to hold back on investment, and economists said they saw it rising more in the months ahead.

Higher jobless figures could become a headache for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces an election next year, and may reduce the willingness of average Germans to continue to bail out southern euro partners like Greece.

"The labor market is, slowly but surely, losing steam and all forward-looking indicators also don't bode well," said ING economist Carsten Brzeski. Read More

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4.5 Magnitude Earthquake ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA - 27th September 2012

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA at a depth of 35.7 km (22.2 miles), the quake hit at 07:16:10 UTC Thursday 27th September 2012
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) WSW from Adak, Alaska
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Twin Demons of War and Central Banking

The twentieth century was the century of total war. Limitations on the scope of war, built up over many centuries, had already begun to break down in the nineteenth century, but they were altogether obliterated in the twentieth. And of course the sheer amount of resources that centralized states could bring to bear in war, and the terrible new technologies of killing that became available to them, made the twentieth a century of almost unimaginable horror.

It isn’t terribly often that people discuss the development of total war in tandem with the development of modern central banking, which – although antecedents existed long before – also came into its own in the twentieth century. It’s no surprise that Ron Paul, the man in public life who has done more than anyone to break through the limits of what is permissible to say in polite society about both these things, has also been so insistent that the twin phenomena of war and central banking are linked. "It is no coincidence," Dr. Paul said, "that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking."

He added:

If every American taxpayer had to submit an extra five or ten thousand dollars to the IRS this April to pay for the war, I'm quite certain it would end very quickly. The problem is that government finances war by borrowing and printing money, rather than presenting a bill directly in the form of higher taxes. When the costs are obscured, the question of whether any war is worth it becomes distorted. Read More

Hillary Clinton seeks Syria action from 'paralysed' UN

Hillary Clinton has called on the United Nations Security Council to make a renewed effort to deal with the conflict in Syria.

The US Secretary of State said the body was "paralysed".

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has also demanded UN action.

France, Britain and the United States are in favour of taking stronger action against President Bashar al-Assad, but Russia and China are backing the Syrian government.

Earlier on Wednesday, suicide bombers attacked a military HQ in Damascus.

Mrs Clinton said that the Security Council must end the violence and urged the members to "try once again to find a path forward". Read More

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QE3 triggers fear of new currency wars

(CNN) -- Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of US monetary easing could trigger another clash in the "currency wars".

Fund managers are rethinking their portfolios in the belief that "QE3" -- the Federal Reserve's third round of quantitative easing -- will weaken the dollar and trigger sharp gains in emerging market currencies. Such moves would cause a headache for central banks worried about the domestic impact of a strengthening local currency, leading to possible intervention.

Some investors are allocating money towards countries with beaten-up currencies, such as India or Russia, or those with more benign central banks, such as Mexico, that do not have a history of frequent forex intervention.

Currencies whose central banks have either intervened or threatened to intervene since QE3 have been underperforming the US dollar as investors have steered clear. Read More

Spain set to reveal the pain in its books

(CNN) -- Spain, a eurozone behemoth, is in the crosshairs of Europe's financial crisis. The country is suffering from soaring borrowing costs, a banking system leaking cash and unemployment rates at devastating levels.

Greece might be risking expulsion from the eurozone but Spain's situation is a focus of concern. If such a major economy were to fail, the repercussions could cause unprecedented havoc across Europe -- and the globe.

On Thursday, Spain will reveal its 2013 budget, which is expected to introduce harsh new austerity measures. Reports have suggested they could match the potential requirements of a full sovereign bailout. Read More

Google exec arrested over videos

(CNN) -- Authorities arrested Google's top executive in Brazil Wednesday after officials said he violated the South American country's election law when he didn't take down online videos that allegedly slandered a political candidate.

An arrest warrant in the southwest state of Mato Grosso do Sul accuses Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, Google's president in Brazil, of "disobedience" for not removing YouTube videos about a local mayoral candidate.

Federal police arrested Coelho Wednesday, but described the alleged crime as a "minor offense" and said he would be released on his own recognizance after signing a commitment paper to appear in court.

CNN affiliate Band News reported that he had been released Wednesday evening. Read More

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Corporate America sweats as fiscal cliff nears

(Reuters) - Top U.S. executives have less confidence in the business outlook now than at any time in the past three years - and a key reason is fear of gridlock in Washington over the fiscal deficit and tax policy.

The uncertainty, coupled with slowing demand in Asia and Europe, is forcing corporate leaders to postpone decisions on major investments and hiring, and hurting sales of everything from textbooks to telephone lines.

"If we don't deal with the fiscal cliff and don't deal with predictability on taxes for both citizens and business, with the rest of the world in a struggling state, this is really bad for us," John Chambers, CEO of network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), told Reuters on Tuesday.

Some 34 percent of U.S. CEOs plan to cut jobs in the United States over the next six months, up from 20 percent a quarter ago, according to a Business Roundtable survey released on Wednesday. Only 30 percent plan to raise capital spending, compared with 43 percent previously. Read More

IMF, EU clash over Greece's bailout prospects

(Reuters) - Greece's international lenders are at loggerheads over how to solve Athens' debt crisis, threatening more trouble for the euro as the IMF demands European governments write off some of the Greek debt they hold.

Officials from Greece and the "troika" of European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund have told Reuters that tensions among them have increased of late as the Washington-based Fund has played tough.

It has been pushing to restructure debts Athens owes to public-sector foreign creditors. EU leaders prefer to give Greece more time to meet bailout goals.

While strains between Greece and its would-be saviors have been evident, as significant are frictions among the lenders.

"The problem is not between the IMF and Athens, it's between the IMF and the EU," one Greek official said, speaking like others on condition of anonymity. That view was confirmed by sources familiar with thinking in Brussels and Washington. Read More

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP BURIED ALIVE IN PAKISTAN

Thousands of Australian sheep sent to Pakistan have been slaughtered, with some buried alive and others clubbed to death, according to local media reports.

Karachi-based PK Meat and Food Company bought the sheep after authorities in Bahrain rejected the shipment on the grounds the animals were infected.

It has confirmed at least 10,000 sheep out of the total shipment of 20,468 have been slaughtered in an "unacceptable" an un-Islamic manner by local authorities Karachi.

The International News in Pakistan says video footage of the slaughter shows the sheep lying in trenches - some had their throats slit, others were clubbed to death. Some animals can be seen still wriggling, soon to buried alive.

Wellard Rural Exports, the Australian company that exported the sheep to Pakistan, says its stockmen were forced to leave its export partner's accredited abattoir by local police, and local livestock department officials then undertook a cull. Read More

UK: Fears Of Further Flooding As Rain Goes On

Large swathes of northern England remain at risk from flooding, with showers set to continue in regions across the country.

More than 50 flood warnings - meaning "immediate action is required" - have been issued by the Environment Agency, many relating to areas next to North Yorkshire's River Ouse.

The river's water level was expected to peak around on Thursday morning, after York City Council said on Wednesday that it was 14.4ft (4.4m) above the average summer level.

While downpours are likely to be lighter and more scattered across England and Wales, parts of the North West and the Midlands are also expected to endure more flooding,

And the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has put out flood warnings for Western Scotland, where heavy showers are forecast.

Traders in one flood-hit north eastern town say thieves have exploited the situation by looting £30,000 worth of stock from their evacuated shops. Read More

Three tornadoes and golf ball-sized hail rips through Southern Illinois toppling trucks and damaging homes

At least three tornadoes touched down in Southwestern Illinois on Tuesday evening with reports of golf ball-sized hail and strong winds ravaging several communities.

At least two semis were reported toppled from strong winds on I-64 near Okawville, hospitalizing two, with several roofs, buildings and at least three homes also damaged throughout Washington County, KSDK reports.

The trucker in one overturned rig was slightly injured, Okawville Police Chief Steve Millikin said, with two taken to Washington County, Illinois hospital. Any additional injuries from the storm have not been reported. Read More

Hillary Clinton says Libya consulate WAS attacked by Al Qaeda in humiliating back track

In a humiliating admission, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said today that there was an explicit link between the al Qaeda network in North Africa and the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya, backtracking from what the State Department had said previously.

Speaking at a Security Council meeting at the United Nations, Mrs Clinton said an Algerian-founded branch of the al Qaeda network was situated in the area, using their location to plan and execute attacks, like the one in Benghazi on September 11.

This goes directly against the initial statements of the White House and President Obama, who acknowledged that the consulate attack, which killed Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was a terrorist attack but that al Qaeda’s involvement's was unclear. Read More

FTSE loses £25billion as Spain moves towards a £300billion bailout

More than £25billion has been wiped off the FTSE 100 today as Spain moved closer to asking for a £238billion bailout.

The index of the UK's most capitalised companies shed nearly 2 per cent of its value, and as the market drew to a close, it was trading down 107.4 points at 5,752.29.

The market sell-off was triggered in the main by uncertainty over Spain's economic future and whether it will accept the terms of a £238billion eurozone bailout. Read More

£28billion cuts, Armed Forces slashed to the bone... So why is Cameron boasting to the UN about spending yet more billions on overseas aid?....Because he is Spineless and has warped Priorities

At home, the talk is all about austerity. One half of the Coalition government holds its annual conference amid talk of cutting benefits, curbing pensions and hitting the middle classes with higher taxes.

The message is clear: times are tough and Britain faces years of pain after the most devastating economic downturn for decades. Little wonder voters remain fearful over the future, worried about jobs and reluctant to spend the money so desperately needed to kick-start the economy.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is in New York, telling world leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly about his Government’s determination to spend an ever-growing slice of taxpayers’ money on international aid. Read More

Senior RBS traders 'rigged interest rates months before £45bn bailout' from taxpayer

Senior traders at Royal Bank of Scotland allegedly boasted of running a ‘cartel’ in London to rig crucial interest rates just months before it received a £45billion bailout from taxpayers, court papers reveal.

RBS – which is 81 per cent owned by the taxpayer – is suspected of taking part in a global conspiracy to manipulate benchmark Libor rates, which determine how much homeowners pay on their mortgages.

The transcripts of messages between the bank’s former traders in London and Singapore are in legal papers filed by Tan Chi Min, a former senior trader who is suing RBS for wrongful dismissal.

Tan, who was fired last year for trying to manipulate Libor, claims rate-rigging was condoned by the bank’s senior management.

Bonus-hungry traders have been accused of profiteering by manipulating Libor in order to fix huge bets on complicated investments. Read More

Cade Poulos shot himself dead in high school hallway in front of terrified classmates while dressed as Batman villain Two Face'

A 13-year-old student dressed as the Batman villain Two-Face shot himself dead with a hand gun today at an Oklahoma junior high school, just minutes before classes were due to start.

Horrified students - many of whom were similarly dressed for the school's Super Hero Day - heard a gunshot before 8am and found eighth grader Cade Poulos lying in a hallway, according to classmates speaking to KOCO.

Terrified teenagers then fled the halls, fearing a gunman was on the loose.
According to a Facebook memorial page since created for the Stillwater Junior High student, bullying is a suspected motive for the boy's death. Read More

Rioters hurl fuel bombs at Greek police

Sept. 26 - Greek police clashed with hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as tens of thousands took to the streets of Athens in Greece's biggest anti-austerity protest in more than a year.

Get ready for more European turmoil

Sep 26 - Welcome back to fear and loathing in Europe! Expect more signs of discord in the street and markets as governments try to tackle the debt crisis. Plus will RIM's ray of light survive its results?

Mugabe says Gaddafi's death as tragic as U.S. envoy's

(Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was as tragic as that of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, as he delivered a scathing critique of U.S., U.N. and NATO actions.

Speaking firmly, if occasionally stumbling over words, the 88-year-old president accused the United States of "rushing to suck oil from Iraq" when it invaded the country in 2003 on the erroneous grounds that it possessed weapons of mass destruction.

He said the U.N. Security Council had allowed itself to be "abused" last year by authorizing "all necessary measures" - diplomatic code for military intervention - to protect civilians in Libya in a NATO operation that eventually toppled Gaddafi's government and led to his death at the hands of rebels.

Speaking with deliberate irony, Mugabe opened an address to the U.N. General Assembly by praising as "most glowing and most moving" a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday in which he rued Stevens' death. Read More

Alexander Lebedev charged in Russia with 'hooliganism'



Alexander Lebedev, the Russian billionaire owner of The Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, could be jailed for five years after he was charged with “hooliganism motivated by political hatred” for punching a fellow guest on a television show. Read More

Five in Denmark contract New SARS-linked virus

Five people have been isolated in a hospital in Denmark with symptoms of a new viral respiratory illness from the same family as the deadly SARS virus.

“We have sent samples from the five for testing and hope to get the results this afternoon,” said chief physician Svend Stenvang Petersen of Odense University Hospital.

“The five have a fever, coughing and influenza-like symptoms,” he added.

Petersen said those admitted were a family of four where the father had been to Saudi Arabia, and an unrelated person who had been to Qatar. Two of those with symptoms were under the age of five.

The five contacted their doctors following a Danish health authority advisory on Monday recommending that those who had travelled to Qatar and Saudi Arabia seek medical help if they experienced a fever, coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

The new virus, which is in the same family as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, was recently identified by the British Health Protection Agency in a Qatari man transferred to London from Qatar. Read More