Monday, October 29, 2012

Storm-blown sign kills woman in Toronto as Sandy collides with North America

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/29/canada-hurricane-sandy-frankenstorm.html

Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPERSTORM_NYC?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-29-21-19-48

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 22:00:33 UTC
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 03:00:33 PM at epicenter
Location
52.616°N, 132.260°W
Depth
10.3 km (6.4 miles)
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
229 km (142 miles) SW (216°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Latest stories New York Braced For Hurricane Sandy Battering

New York's Mayor tells citizens to stay at home and warns "the time for relocation is over" as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004293/hurricane-sandy-frankenstorm-heads-for-new-york

HMS Bounty Rescue Video, two crew members remain Missing

Sandy on verge of Northeast landfall

Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, lashed the densely populated East Coast, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121029

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake CELEBES SEA - 29th October 2012

Magnitude M 4.3
Region CELEBES SEA
Date time 2012-10-29 21:46:59.2 UTC
Location 3.29 N ; 121.96 E
Depth 599 km
Distances 280 km SE Siasi

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
4.1
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 21:41:32 UTC
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 02:41:32 PM at epicenter
Location
61.593°N, 140.672°W
Depth
14.6 km (9.1 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA
Distances
87 km (54 miles) SE (127°) from Chisana, AK

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 21:20:35 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 07:20:35 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
4.752°S, 153.162°E
Depth
81.7 km (50.8 miles)
Region
NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
124 km (77 miles) ESE (119°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 20:49:49 UTC
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:49:49 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
52.366°N, 131.459°W
Depth
26.6 km (16.5 miles)
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
188 km (116 miles) SSE of Masset, Canada

UFO filmed over Hurricane Sandy from Space Station? Watching, perhaps?

Sandy Could Be a Toxic Sh*tstorm in Gowanus as Hurricane Threatens to Disrupt and Displace Sanitation Services

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/sandy-could-be-a-toxic-shitstorm-in-gowanus.html

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
5.1 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 20:49:48 UTC
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:49:48 PM at epicenter
Location
52.441°N, 131.324°W
Depth
13 km (8.1 miles) set by location program
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
218 km (136 miles) SSW (199°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

http://www.infowars.com/gangs-plan-hurricane-looting-spree-via-twitter/



Troika wants 150 reforms in Greece - now!

Police tear gas & water cannon Turkish secularists

Lagarde List: 'EU clientalism protects the powerful'

US battens down as hurricane approaches

Long Island Town Deluged With Seawater

Hurricane Sandy Rolls Through Red Bank, NJ

Amateur Video of Sandy Showing Up

Crane Dangles From NYC High-rise...waiting for Sandy

'Iranian warships dock in Sudan in sign of peace'

Two Iranian warships docked in Sudan on Monday, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported, less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of attacking an arms factory in the Sudanese capital.

Iran warships carry "message of peace and friendship" less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of attacking arms factory.

http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=289725

Hurricane Sandy centered 55 miles (90 kms) east-southeast of Cape May, New Jersey: NHC


Greek Journalist Faces Prison In Privacy Row

A Greek journalist arrested for publishing the names of more than 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts has appeared in court charged with breach of privacy.

Kostas Vaxevanis, a celebrated investigative journalist and publisher of the Hot Doc magazine, was given a three-day extension to challenge the charges on November 1.

If convicted, Vaxevanis could face a year in prison, plus a fine of 30,000 euros (£24,130).

http://news.sky.com/story/1004343/greek-journalist-faces-prison-in-privacy-row

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 19:49:06 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 04:49:06 AM at epicenter
Location
0.452°S, 132.742°E
Depth
28.9 km (18.0 miles)
Region
NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances
157 km (97 miles) WNW (288°) from Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS - 29th October 2012

Magnitude M 4.8
Region PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS
Date time 2012-10-29 19:16:25.7 UTC
Location 18.40 N ; 146.21 E
Depth 130 km
Distances 568 km N Tamuning, Mariana Islands

Berlusconi party loses key Sicily vote

Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party (PDL) on Monday lost a key regional election in Sicily seen as a barometer for national polls due in April, handing victory to a centre-left anti-Mafia candidate.

With over 50 percent of votes counted, Rosario Crocetta of the Democratic Party (PD) was leading with 30.88 percent, ahead of the PDL's Sebastiano Musumeci with 24.90 percent, robbing him of what was once the centre-right's stronghold on the Mediterranean island.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jAu6k2CWooP8OkES6TxT4o8JoZYQ?docId=CNG.ab698aba88c26d9cddff9780108e4fae.231


Hurricane Sandy barrels towards the U.S. East Coast

Sandy likely to shut at least two NJ nuclear reactors

At least two major New Jersey nuclear power plants are likely to shut on Monday as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall as a Category 1 storm, and more plants could reduce power as the storm triggers precautionary safety measures.

Sandy, centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 310 miles southeast of New York City, was expected to hit near Delaware and south New Jersey in about 12 hours as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of up to 90 miles per hour.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-utilities-idUSBRE89S0MO20121029

Sandy and storm surge pose 'worst case scenario'

KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday.

The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water — which usually kills and does more damage than winds in hurricanes.

http://news.yahoo.com/sandy-storm-surge-pose-worst-case-scenario-201317558.html

"I'm confident that we are ready," Obama says

North Carolina community's water contaminated with toxic chemicals for six years … and no one told them

The town of Wake Forest, North Carolina is in an uproar after learning the state officials knew their water was contaminated with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals and waited more than six years to tell them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224787/North-Carolina-communitys-water-contaminated-toxic-chemicals-years--told-them.html

Venice submerged under annual 'acqua alta' floods as experts predict water will be waist-deep within days


  • Over the weekend, the island city was assaulted by high tides that have left its much-photographed streets and plazas 103cms deep underwater
  • That could rise to 140cms by Wednesday

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224769/Soaked-stone-Streets-Venice-submerged-annual-deluge-acqua-alta-flooding.html

Ryan Coleman-Farrow Jailed Over Rape Investigations

An ex-detective who failed to investigate sex attacks and faked records to cover his tracks is sent to prison.

Ryan Coleman-Farrow, 30, was sentenced for a string of failures linked to 13 cases, including falsely claiming that a rape victim had dropped charges and falsifying witness statements.

He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of misconduct in a public office at Southwark Crown Court last month.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004331/ex-detective-jailed-over-rape-investigations

Melanie Jane Smith Charged With Murder after four members of the same family died in a house fire in North Wales

(Left to right) Lee-Anna Shiers, Bailey Allen and Skye Allen

Melanie Jane Smith, 42, has been charged with four counts of murder, one count of arson with intent to endanger life and threats to commit criminal damage, following the fire at Maes y Groes in Prestatyn.

She will appear at Prestatyn Magistrates Court on Tuesday, police said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004360/wales-house-fire-woman-charged-with-murder

Damian Rzeszowski Jailed for 30 years for the manslaughter of six people, including his wife and two children

He also killed his father-in-law Marek Garstka, 56, his wife's friend, Marta De La Haye, 34, and her five-year-old daughter Julia.

The court in Jersey recommended that the Polish national be deported after serving his sentence.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004388/jersey-father-jailed-for-killing-family

Royal Navy nuclear missile test sends strong warning of UK’s military strength to Iran and Argentina

The unarmed Trident II was blasted into the sky by HMS Vigilant, a nuclear-powered Vanguard Class submarine, in the Atlantic just off the coast of Florida.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224736/Fire-sky-Royal-Navy-displays-nuclear-Trident-missile-test.html

5 million workers are 'not paid enough to cover the cost of living'

A study by accountants KPMG shows 4.82 million workers in the UK receive less than the Living Wage considered enough to ensure a basic standard of living, including 90 per cent of bar staff.

  • One in five workers does not receive the Living Wage, which is £7.20 in the UK and £8.30 in London
  • Bar staff are the worst affected with 90 per cent paid less than the Living Wage
  • Unions say a new study on pay is 'shocking'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224733/Almost-5million-workers-paid-cover-cost-living.html

Osborne's 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty 'will cost £60 per family and result in 35,000 job losses'

January's planned increase will cost the average family an extra £60 a year in petrol costs and could also see a 0.1 per cent cut in economic growth, a report prepared for FairFuelUK shows.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224654/Osbornes-3p-litre-rise-fuel-duty-cost-60-family-result-35-000-job-losses.html

Badabing!: 'Creepy' new iPhone app trawls Facebook friends' galleries to find all their 'sexy pics'

Badabing! app uses some sort of image-recognition technology to work out which of your friends pictures show the most skin. The service is particular disturbing in light of recent claims by the Internet Watch Foundation that it had found more than 12,000 instances of girls who had posted seductive pictures of themselves that had ended up on pornographic sites.

  • Ceop warns it could help paedophiles locate risqué images of youngsters

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2224719/Creepy-new-iPhone-app-trawls-Facebook-friends-galleries-sexy-pics.html

Blair says Europe needs an elected President to stop it breaking up (Got anyone in mind, Tony?)

Former British Prime Minister says an EU-wide election would reinvigorate public enthusiasm for Brussels. But UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed he was a 'man who would sell his country for the bauble of EU office'.

Former Prime Minister claims a 'big post held by one person' would make voters feel closer to Brussels

I for one will never feel closer to Brussels...the sooner these dangerous people are stopped the better.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224793/Blair-says-Europe-needs-elected-President-stop-breaking-Got-mind-Tony.html

Hurricane Sandy: Six French tourists missing from boat after attending Caribbean music festival

Dominica Coast Guard Commander Mervyn Pendenque said that his agency is searching for those aboard a rigid-hulled inflatable boat that left the country before noon on Sunday.

The boat was travelling to the nearby island of Martinique, a journey which usually takes no more than two hours

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224863/Hurricane-Sandy-Six-French-tourists-missing-boat-attending-Caribbean-music-festival.html

Hurricane Sandy submerges Atlantic City as thousands flee

Sandy was about 200 miles southeast of Atlantic City, where the emptied-out streets were mostly under water and where an old section of the historic boardwalk broke up and washed away.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224882/Could-end-Atlantic-Citys-iconic-face-sandy-leaves-coastal-resort-water-ruins-boardwalk-thousands-flee.html

Countdown to 'Frankenstorm' Sandy: 1,000-mile wide hurricane hits 85mph as New York state braces itself for '11ft wall of water'

The biggest storm in US history closed in today at speeds of 85mph and threatened to wipe out swathes of the East Coast when it hits. Pictured (left to right): The Hudson River swells and rises over the banks of the waterfront in Hoboken, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches; flooded streets are seen in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and a graphic shows the projected storm path, with arrival due in New York City at 2pm local time (6pm GMT).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224411/Hurricane-Sandy-2012-Misery-UK-travellers-Frankenstorm-closes-airports-turns-New-York-ghost-town.html

Iran naval task force 'docks in Sudan'

An Iranian naval task force has docked in Sudan, carrying with it a "message of peace and security to neighbouring countries", Iranian state media report.

The vessels, which include a corvette and freighter, set sail from Iran last month, the Irna news agency said.

Their arrival comes six days after explosions destroyed an arms factory in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Sudan has complained to the UN that Israel bombed the factory, which is believed to have been operated by Iran.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20121580

Lithuania president vetoes coalition in vote fraud row

Lithuania's president on Monday vetoed a proposed coalition government, saying one of the three parties involved stood accused of serious voter fraud in a weekend election and was therefore unfit to govern.

President Dalia Grybauskaite's surprise intervention cast a cloud of uncertainty over the aftermath of the election - which turned into a vote against austerity - setting up a possible standoff or new talks on forming a different government.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-lithuania-election-idUSBRE89S0QP20121029

Sandy strengthens as it nears East Coast; Wall Street shut

Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, began battering the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign.

Fierce winds and flooding were expected along hundreds of miles of Atlantic coast and heavy snows were forecast farther inland at higher elevations when the center of the storm moves ashore Monday night near Atlantic City, New Jersey.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121029

Along East Coast, Life Stops for Sandy

HMS Bounty Sinks: Two Crew Members Still Missing

HMS Bounty has sunk near the eye of Hurricane Sandy, the US Coastguard has confirmed.

Fourteen crew members have been rescued from the replica tall ship - but two are still missing.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004214/hms-bounty-sinks-two-crew-members-missing

Twitter Users Who Threatened Romney’s Life Remain Active

http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/twitter-users-who-threatened-romney-s-life-remain-active_658076.html

NOAA: "This Storm Is The Worst-Case Scenario"

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/10/29/worst-case-scenario/

Pierre Barnes, 12, Missing On French Island

Twelve-year-old Pierre Barnes vanished on Saturday after going for a bike ride on the island of Porquerolles, near Toulon on the Mediterranean coast.

Rescuers found one of his shoes on a coastal path on Sunday, alongside his bike with its chain off, it was reported.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004078/pierre-barnes-12-missing-on-french-island

Hurricane Sandy: 'Frankenstorm' Heads For New York

New York has called up 1,000 extra troops from the National Guard as "superstorm" Hurricane Sandy bears down on the city.

Heavy rain and strong winds have started lashing the northeast of the US, with the public safety director of Atlantic City declaring that the majority of his city is "underwater".

http://news.sky.com/story/1004293/hurricane-sandy-frankenstorm-heads-for-new-york

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
5.6
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 15:29:49 UTC
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:29:49 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
0.145°S, 125.247°E
Depth
25.4 km (15.8 miles)
Region
MOLUCCA SEA
Distances
135 km (83 miles) SE of Modayag, Indonesia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH OF SVALBARD - 29th October 2012

Magnitude M 4.6
Region NORTH OF SVALBARD
Date time 2012-10-29 14:54:53.0 UTC
Location 80.68 N ; 4.19 W
Depth 10 km
Distances Tromsø, Norway

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA - 29th October 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 14:35:13 UTC
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 08:35:13 AM at epicenter
Location
12.104°N, 88.260°W
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region
NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
Distances
130 km (81 miles) WSW (246°) from Chinandega, Nicaragua

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE - 29th October 2012

Magnitude ML 4.1
Region OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Date time 2012-10-29 14:22:49.0 UTC
Location 37.79 S ; 73.97 W
Depth 19 km
Distances SW Lebu, Chile

John Thompson 'plans to sue young girl, 7, he accused of flirting with him.......He admitted sexual assault in July

Paedophile John Thompson, 61, who was spared jail back in July despite admitting sexually assaulting a girl, 7,has now threatened to sue his victim

He was given an eight-month suspended sentence, provoking condemnation from child protection officials who called his claims ‘outrageous’ and said he should have been jailed.

At his sentencing, Thompson, of Hartlepool, was also given a treatment order, supervision and a ban on contact with under-16s.

Within a month of his court appearance, Thompson failed to turn up at a meeting with a probation worker and when he attended others he was said to be uncooperative and hostile.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2224751/Paedophile-61-plans-sue-seven-year-old-victim-making-allegations-him.html

Iran develops Ababil-T – a 2,000-km range stealth attack drone

http://www.debka.com/article/22483/Iran-develops-Ababil-T-%E2%80%93-a-2-000-km-range-stealth-attack-drone

HMS Bounty Sinks off North Carolina Coast from Stormy Waters, 2 missing, 14 rescued

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/10/29/ns-hms-bounty-hurricane-sandy.html

New Obama Slogan: They’ve Added An Exclamation Mark

Nashua, N.H. – The new Obama slogan isn’t exactly what you’d call heavily revamped from the old Obama slogan.

Previously, supporters of the president could wave banners and placards declaring, ‘Forward‘ (see above). Now, with under ten days to go until election day, the signs read, ‘Forward!’

That exclamation mark was added by the president’s campaign team earlier this week, and is presumably designed to whip up Obama supporters into a voting frenzy.

http://www.inquisitr.com/379365/new-obama-slogan-theyve-added-an-exclamation-mark/


Residents blocked from returning to captured Libyan town

Thousands of Libyans who fled fighting in the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid will not be allowed to return home for several more days until work was complete to make the town safe and restore services, officials said on Monday.

Militias aligned with the defense ministry took control of Bani Walid - one of the last towns to fall to rebels in last year's war - on Wednesday after fighting that has underlined the weakness of central authority a year after dictator Muammar Gaddafi was deposed.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/29/us-libya-town-idUSBRE89P0HN20121029

Is Germany helping other member-states, or patronizing them?

Jersey Shore Pounded by Huge Waves

Las Vegas Red Cross Workers Head East for Sandy

Child abuse in China: Shocking CCTV of nursery school attack

Clinton: "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."

On the eve of a hurricane-induced break in the political season, Bill Clinton gave Democrats a 30-minute pep talk Sunday, framing U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy's race for U.S. Senate as an election of national interest.

"We're coming down to the 11th hour. We're facing a violent storm," Clinton said. He waited a beat, then added, "It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."

http://www.ctmirror.org/story/17937/clinton-sneaks-storm-boost-murphy

NWS Meteorologist: Call and yell at me Friday if it ends up not being bad...

Hurricane Sandy is a HUGE storm, with a diameter of over 700 miles wide and a tropical storm wind field over 400 miles wide, meaning that it will impact a very large number of people for an extended period of time.

Unlike many storms that move up the coast and are in and out quickly, Sandy will be arriving almost perpendicular to the New Jersey coastline, and then weakening, but dawdling as it moves inland. That means even in Philadelphia and the suburbs, tropical storm force winds could last over 48 hours!

We still have the same expectations of Sandy’s impact:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/10/28/the-national-weather-service-statement-sandy-a-very-dangerous-storm/

HMS Bounty Crew: 14 Crew Members Saved, Two Missing

Rescuers have saved 14 crew members of HMS Bounty stranded on lifeboats near the eye of Hurricane Sandy but two are missing.

http://news.sky.com/story/1004214/fourteen-crew-members-saved-two-missing

Iran has Israel drone data: defence official

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Iran holds pictures of Israeli bases and other restricted areas obtained from a drone launched into Israeli airspace earlier this month, an Iranian lawmaker was quoted as saying on Monday.

Earlier this month, Israel shot down a drone after it flew 25 miles (55 km) into the Jewish state. Lebanese militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the aircraft, saying its parts had been manufactured in Iran and assembled in Lebanon.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Oct-29/193050-iran-has-pictures-of-restricted-israeli-areas-iran-mp.ashx#axzz2Ah6ys6r8

Ukraine election 'reversed democracy', OSCE says...Perfect sounds like they are ready to join the EU

International observers say Ukraine's election has been a backward step for democracy, marred by "the abuse of power and the excessive role of money".

The statement from the regional security body OSCE came as early results pointed to a win for President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions.

"One should not have to visit a prison to hear from leading political figures," the OSCE said.

A major opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, remains in jail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20120888

from wiki: The European Union (EU) is seeking an increasingly close relationship with Ukraine, going beyond cooperation, to gradual economic integration and deepening of political cooperation

Ukraine's EU ambassador, Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, stated in July 2011 that business tycoons and politicians from Ukraine's Russian speaking east were as much pro-EU as the west of the country: "If any politician today in Ukraine declared himself to be against European integration, he would be politically dead."

Rebels Bomb Damascus on last day of 'ceasefire' Killing Woman and Children

At least 10 people have been killed in a car bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus, state media report, on the fourth day of a supposed ceasefire.

State TV said women and children were among the victims of the attack in the south-eastern district of Jaramana.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20121575