Friday, November 2, 2012

Gun Sales Surge In Fear Of Obama Re-Election

http://www.infowars.com/gun-sales-surge-in-fear-of-obama-re-election/
Matt's thoughts:
Let's be honest though, is this because of Obama, or because the nation teeters on the brink of civil war?

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION - 2nd November 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 21:31:48 UTC
Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 04:01:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.939°N, 94.920°E
Depth
99.1 km (61.6 miles)
Region
MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION
Distances
90 km (55 miles) SSE of Phek, India

New York City Marathon cancelled

A city official said organisers are poised to announce the decision which comes just hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the annual race would go ahead.

There has been a growing backlash to the annual event amid concerns that the city's already stretched police force would be redeployed to patrol the race from handling relief work.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006333/officials-new-york-marathon-set-to-abandoned

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake PANAY, PHILIPPINES - 2nd November 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 20:39:02 UTC
Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 04:39:02 AM at epicenter
Location
10.589°N, 122.919°E
Depth
112.3 km (69.8 miles)
Region
PANAY, PHILIPPINES
Distances
7 km (4 miles) SW (227°) from Bacolod, Negros, Philippines

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SAIPAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - 2nd November 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 20:02:25 UTC
Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 06:02:25 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
15.662°N, 146.840°E
Depth
55.8 km (34.7 miles)
Region
SAIPAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Distances
126 km (78 miles) ENE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Israeli official sees "shocking" dictatorship in Egypt

A senior Israeli official described Egypt's new government on Friday as a "shocking dictatorial force" and predicted there would be no high-level contacts between the two countries, but the Israeli government distanced itself from his comments.

The remarks by Amos Gilad, a top aide to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, were some of the harshest yet about the rise to prominence of Egypt's new Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who was elected in June.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-israel-egypt-idUSBRE8A10ZH20121102

Wall Street Won Before The Election

The Truthseeker: Bribing Mr. Pre$ident

Israelis aim to 'fix world' with custom cannabis

US elections proving to be fraud: Mark Dankoff-News Analysis-11-02-2012

UK-US hypocrisy in Bahrain-Comments-11-01-2012

Rebels Massacre 11 Prisoners in Saraqib, Syria

Romney: Unemployment Higher Than 4 Years Ago

Iranians burn US and Isaeli flags to mark embassy seizure

Syria Rebels Kill Captured Troops

Egypt Terror Threat 'High' For Britons

The Foreign Office has raised its terror threat level for UK citizens in Egypt - warning there is a "high risk of attacks".

The threat level has gone from 'general' to 'high' following credible reports of an al Qaeda-inspired plot to attack western tourists.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006233/egypt-terror-threat-high-for-britons

Yoselyn Ortega tells police she was angry at family because they asked her to do housework

The nanny accused of stabbing two young children to death at their home before slitting her own throat told police when she woke up from her coma that she was angry because the family wanted her to clean as well as look after the children.

Dominican Republic native Yoselyn Ortega was questioned by police after allegedly butchered six-year-old Lucia and two-year-old Leo while they were under her care at an Upper West Side, Manhattan, apartment last week.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226872/Krim-murders-Manhattan-killer-nanny-Yoselyn-Ortega-angry-family-asked-housework.html

Perverted Dr Christian Koller who kept intimate photographs of his patients found to possess nearly 1,000 guns in his clinic, Germany

Police have discovered Dr Christian Koller was keeping machine guns, pistols, rifles and over a thousand rounds of ammunition in his home and his Munich surgery. The officers were conducting a raid on the surgery after former patients made a complaint of malpractice against him and were not expecting to find the huge haul of weapons.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226881/Dr-Christian-Koller-Pervert-gynaecologist-kept-1-000-guns-sick-photos-patients.html

Angela Merkel is 'losing her patience' with Cameron over EU as European Commissioner demands a decision from UK about its future in the bloc

The German Chancellor is said to be on a collision course with David Cameron over whether he wants to be in Europe or not.

European Commissioner for financial programming and budget Janusz Lewandowski, Poland's representative in the EU's executive, said it was time for Britain to make a 'fundamental decision' regarding its future in the European Union.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226898/Angela-Merkel-losing-patience-UK-Europe-pressure-grows-decide-future-bloc.html

One prisoner wrongly freed every week - including killers and rapists - by bungling officials who miscalculate sentences

A staggering 369 prisoners have been released by mistake since 2005, including seven prisoners who have escaped from London's high-security Belmarsh prison (pictured)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226787/EXCLUSIVE-One-prisoner-week-freed-mistake-including-sex-offenders.html

'The city is talking about getting ready for the marathon… we're pulling bodies out of the water': Congressman lashes out at New York officials for pushing ahead with event

As New York suffers through black-outs, the media tent alone for this Sunday's marathon - which still going ahead - has enough power to light up more than 400 homes.

Residents - some of whom have had to wade through local dumpsters to find food and supplies - are demanding to know why the power is not being used to help those in desperate need.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226735/New-York-Marathon-Congressman-lashes-officials-pushing-ahead-event.html

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 2nd November 2012

Magnitude
6.4
Date-Time
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 18:17:35 UTC
Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 02:17:35 AM at epicenter
Location
9.244°N, 126.245°E
Depth
54.5 km (33.9 miles)
Region
MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances
87 km (54 miles) ENE (67°) from Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines

Furious 200-strong mob ransack Lahore's leading girls' school after a female teacher 'set blasphemous homework'

The angry mob descended on Farooqi Girls' High School, set fire to furniture and burnt out the head teacher’s car on Wednesday. And, on the wall of the building, the mob graffitied: 'School management are blasphemers.'

The Islamic hardliners became incensed after a teacher at the prestigious private school allegedly made a mistake while copying Islamic text from an exercise book and then distributed the text to her students.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226919/Furious-200-strong-mob-ransack-Lahores-leading-girls-school-female-teacher-set-blasphemous-homework.html

‘LET’S WIN THIS MOTHERFU**ER!’: SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT DELIVERS SHOCK SPEECH AT DNC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

In a speech to a packed room of Obama for America phone bank volunteers at the Democratic National Committee headquarters Thursday night in Washington, D.C., Special Assistant to the President Kareem Dale said that people with disabilities are going to be “absolutely killed” under the proposed policies of Mitt Romney and delivered a strong message to the crowd: “let’s win this motherfu**er.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/lets-win-this-motherfuer-white-house-official-delivers-shock-speech-at-phone-bank-rally/

9-YEAR-OLD BOY AT MICHELLE OBAMA RALLY: ‘IF MITT ROMNEY WIN, WE’LL BE GOING BACK TO THE CROP FIELDS’

Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes they say shocking things.

On Thursday, 9-year-old Brandon did the latter when he was asked why he wanted President Barack Obama to win a second term outside a campaign rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama in Daytona, Fla.

“Because if Mitt Romney win, we’ll be going back to the crop fields,” Brandon said, referring to the days of slavery. “We’ll be picking crops.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/9-year-old-boy-at-michelle-obama-rally-if-mitt-romney-win-well-be-going-back-to-the-crop-fields/

Pentagon: Secret U.S. military commandos deployed to Libya

Classified United States military units are operating in the region near Libya since the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to the director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.

The disclosure that secret U.S. military forces were dispatched to Libya recently was revealed in a letter sent Wednesday to the House Armed Services Committee by Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd, director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.

http://freebeacon.com/post/34820407527/pentagon-secret-u-s-military-commandos-deployed-to

Red Cross idea of help is hot chocolate and cookies

Staten Island residents are furious. They feel that in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy they’ve been ignored and left to fend for themselves.

“Red Cross is here with hot chocolate and cookies. We need blankets, we need pillows, we need clothing. We can get hot chocolate and cookies, we need help!” resident Jodi Hannula said.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/02/staten-islanders-on-sandy-response-weve-been-left-far-behind/

Islamists protest in Cairo, call for sharia Islamic law

More than 1,000 Islamists rallied in Cairo on Friday and called for the implementation of sharia Islamic law, highlighting divisions in society as rival factions jostle to shape the new Egypt.

Liberals have locked horns over the role of Islam with Islamists who dominate a 100-strong assembly that is drawing up a new constitution, which must be approved in a referendum before a new parliamentary election can be held.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-egypt-islamists-idUSBRE8A10TZ20121102

Daniel Rigby Gets Life For Murdering 2 year old Rio Smedley

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his girlfriend's two-year-old son, who bled to death after his liver was split in two.

Rio Smedley had 91 separate injuries when he died of internal injuries in April.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006205/rio-smedley-man-gets-life-for-murdering-toddler

Polly Peck Tycoon Nadir Ordered To Pay £5m

Disgraced tycoon Asil Nadir has been ordered to pay £5m compensation to Polly Peck International administrators or face a further six years in prison.

In August, Nadir was jailed for 10 years for stealing £28.8m pounds from his business empire and its shareholders.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006219/polly-peck-tycoon-nadir-ordered-to-pay-5m

Catherine Gowing: More Remains Found at 2nd Site

Search teams hunting for missing vet Catherine Gowing have sealed off a second area after finding more human remains.

The grim discovery comes two days after officers discovered human remains in a shallow pool within a field in Sealand, Deeside, North Wales.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006243/missing-vet-catherine-gowing-more-remains-found

Denis MacShane Quitting As MP

A former Labour minister has announced he is resigning as an MP after being suspended from the Commons for making false expenses claims.

It follows a damning report from the Commons expenses watchdog, which found Denis MacShane wrongly claimed thousands of pounds.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006228/mps-expenses-denis-macshane-quitting-as-mp

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA - 2nd November 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 14:02:48 UTC
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 10:02:48 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
4.723°N, 125.804°E
Depth
182.5 km (113.4 miles)
Region
KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA
Distances
84 km (52 miles) SSE of Sarangani, Philippines

'Senior political figure' set to be outed as paedophile in Newsnight probe tonight

The investigation about the unnamed man, who is alive and could be an MP or an advisor, is currently being legalled by the BBC, who refused to comment on the story today. It was revealed by the editor of the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Iain Overton, in a mysterious tweet. He wrote: 'If all goes well we've got a Newsnight out tonight about a very senior political figure who is a paedophile.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226833/BREAKING-NEWS-Senior-political-figure-outed-paedophile-Newsnight-investigation-tonight.html

Russia slams Clinton for Syria opposition remarks

Russia on Friday blasted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call for an overhaul of the Syrian opposition and accused Washington of trying to solve the conflict on its own terms.


http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Nov-02/193660-russia-slams-clinton-for-syria-opposition-remarks.ashx#axzz2B4byOXqA

Europe's new car market slumps toward 1993 lows

The western European auto market maintained its sharp descent towards levels last seen nearly 20 years ago as consumers worried about unemployment and euro zone austerity shunned car dealerships in October.

Industry data published on Friday showed that France incurred its 12th straight monthly decline in new car registrations, while demand in Spain continued to plummet.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-europe-autos-idUSBRE8A10O120121102

'US defeat in Syria would be end of US hegemony in MidEast'

Killing Machine: US defense budget blooms far from race frontline

CrossTalk: Franken-Climate

New Yorkers Line Up for Food

In New York town, a cry for help after Sandy

'US public no longer trust governments'

Syrian rebels, cannon fodder for West: Webster Tarpley

Obama and Israel: The Undermining of a Historic Relationship (2010)

Long-Term Unemployment Rises in October

The long-term unemployment rate rose to 40.6 percent in October, up from September’s level of 40.1 percent of the total unemployed, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday.

Long-term unemployment is unemployment lasting for 27 consecutive weeks or longer, according to BLS.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/long-term-unemployment-rises-october

Unemployment Rate Drops Again for Government Workers—Hitting 4.2%

As recently as July, the unemployment rate for government workers was 5.7 percent. But in August that dropped to 5.1 percent, then in September to 4.3 percent, and then in October to 4.2 percent.

The overall unemployment rate for October was 7.9 percent.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/unemployment-rate-drops-again-government-workers-hitting-42

October Jobs Report Shows Incomes Continuing to Decline

One of the negative features of the current economic recovery has been declining incomes of average Americans.

This trend continued in October.

The Labor Department reported Friday that despite 171,000 jobs being added to nonfarm payrolls in October, average hourly earnings for such employees edged down by 1 cent to $23.58.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/02/october-jobs-report-shows-incomes-continuing-decline#ixzz2B4KKbbAW

POLL: 63% Want Obama 2nd Term............in China...

Citizens of China and Japan overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama to win a second term, according to an AFP-Ipsos poll which suggests Mitt Romney's tough talk on the Asian powers could have dented his image.

The US elections may be a toss-up at home but the survey carried out by Ipsos Hong Kong found a whopping 86 percent of Japanese back the Democrat incumbent compared to only 12.3 percent for Republican party candidate Romney.

http://www.france24.com/en/20121102-china-japan-citizens-back-obama-second-term-poll-shows

Nonunion Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery...No Red Tape?

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery

Pre-Election Jobs Report Shows Some Gain; Rate 7.9%....Timing is Amazing!

American job creation improved in October with 171,000 new jobs but the unemployment rate moved higher to 7.9 percent, setting the stage for a final push to the finish line in the heated presidential campaign.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49657529

The Rockefeller's: ''The oligarchic family has exercised control over America’s foreign policy through their part-sponsorship of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderberg Group''

The Rockefeller global oil and banking empire has been the subject of much critical commentary on the Internet. However, the Rockefeller Octopus’s tentacles into every facet of America’s banking, oil (through their control of Standard Oil), military, educational, and foreign policy apparatus was exposed in a monograph prepared by the Soviet Union in 1959. An English translation of the Soviet article prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Foreign Documents Division and dated December 16, 1959, was uncovered from the CIA’s archives. The paper is titled: “About Those Who Are Against Peace.”

The arguments in the Soviet paper generally concur with President Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the American people shortly before the inauguration of President Kennedy in January 1961. In his speech, Eisenhower warned the American people about the dangers posed to America’s democracy by the “military-industrial complex.”

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2012/09/15/rockefeller-global-tentacles-exposed-in-1959-by-the-soviet-union.html

Why Are American Troops Still Stationed In Europe?

Washington has sharply reduced the number of American combat forces in Europe since the end of the Cold War, but a large U.S. military footprint remains. The Soviet “Evil Empire” has collapsed, Eastern Europe has switched sides, and America’s European allies now possess a collective GDP and population larger than the U.S. Why are American military personnel still stationed on the continent?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/10/29/why-are-american-troops-still-stationed-in-europe/

Who pocketed Gaddafi’s billions?

NATO’s military campaign in Libya is remarkable, among other things, for the following two reasons.

First – the damage that the air raids by the Western anti-Gaddafi alliance caused to Libya is estimated to be 7 times bigger than the damage which bombing by the Nazis caused in Europe during WWII.

Second – Muammar Gaddafi and his associates had, in total, $ 150 bln on bank accounts in various parts of the world. After the beginning of the Libyan revolution, the West froze these accounts. Now, this money has disappeared somewhere.

http://www.phantomreport.com/who-pocketed-gaddafis-billions?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhantomReport+%28Phantom+Report%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Newt Gingrich supporters bombarded with email declaring 'Obama's going to win' in election blunder

An email mistakenly sent out to Newt Gingrich's band of followers has embarrassingly declared that President Barack Obama is certain to win next week's election.

The email, titled 'What's really at stake this Tuesday…', was fired out to people who had given their contact information to the Gingrich campaign when the former speaker of the House was still in the running to be his party's nominee.

'The truth is, the next election has already been decided. Obama is going to win. It's nearly impossible to beat an incumbent president,' the message read.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226739/US-Presidential-Election-2012-Newt-Gingrich-supporters-bombarded-email-declaring-Obamas-going-win.html

Cormier Twins 'beat journalist to death and encased his body in CONCRETE so they could steal his rare Magic game cards worth $100,000'

Christopher (bottom left) and his twin brother William Cormier, (top left) both 31, from Georgia, were arrested last month after the body of Sean Dugas, 30, (top right) was found stuffed in a plastic bag, encased in concrete and buried in their father's backyard. The Cormier brothers previously lived in Florida, where Dugas - who was a reporter at the Penasacola Journal News - was killed.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226538/Twin-brothers-beat-journalist-death-encased-body-concrete-steal-rare-Magic-game-cards-worth-100k.html

Brooklyn residents fury as they say all the help following super storm is being directed at Manhattan

As they scrape round for food with no electricity, water or heating, Brooklyn residents fear they are being passed over while help is directed across the bridge in Manhattan.

In a Coney Island apartment block, where tenants huddle together in one room and human waste spills out of the toilet, tenant Jeffery Francis despairs that help is not getting to Brooklyn faster.

‘We are scavenging for food like animals,’ he told the New York Daily News. 'We are in a crisis and no one will help us. Look at us. We are misery. Everyone cares about Manhattan. No one is looking out for us. Nothing. We are Katrina.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226757/SANDY-We-Katrina-Brooklyn-residents-fury-say-help-following-super-storm-directed-Manhattan.html

Guns drawn at the gas pumps, massive lines in the middle of the night: Drivers turn violent in scramble for precious fuel

Law enforcement officers have been dispatched to stations along the New Jersey turnpike because of a lack of fuel after Superstorm Sandy. Long queues formed at the Thomas A. Edison service area near Woodbridge (main picture), and there were long tailbacks at a Sunoco gas station in Montvale, New Jersey

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226354/Superstorm-Sandy-New-York-fuel-shortage-causes-frantic-scramble-pump.html

US Sees Huge Spike In New Jobs

The United States economy has added 171,000 net new jobs in October, a figure much higher than expected by analysts.

The new hiring figure was stronger than first thought over the previous two months.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006104/us-sees-huge-spike-in-new-jobs

Stephen Farrow Found Guilty Of Double Murder Steph

The homeless drifter was found guilty of killing the Rev John Suddards, 59, and Betty Yates, 77, by a jury at Bristol Crown Court.

Farrow, who was diagnosed as a psychopath, had denied the murders.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006109/farrow-found-guilty-of-double-murder

FIVE HUNDRED cats was stopped en route to restaurants in China

The neglected and hungry cats were piled together in cages in the truck as they made their way to food outlets in China. Fortunately they were rescued thanks to routine checks in Xuzhou in Jiangsu. Rescuers had to cut open bags stuffed with the animals to stop them being suffocated, before transferring them to a nearby rescue centre.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226542/Truck-crammed-FIVE-HUNDRED-cats-stopped-en-route-restaurants-China.html

Ragewith.me / Coming Crisis Contest Closed (NEW POSTS BELOW)

The Contest hosted by RageWith.Me and the Coming Crisis has now closed.

Our thanks go out to all those who participated and we have already seen some amazing assays among them.

The turnout has been great, we have shortlisted the top 100 which will be reviewed again this week before the winners are announced.

The Winners will be notified by Email and also be listed at the top of the Front Page on Friday 8th November 2012.

Well done to all.

Lynsey & Matt

Sara Ege 'beat son, 7, to death then set fire to his body' because he struggled to learn the Koran off by heart

Sara Ege is accused of beating her seven-year-old son to death and setting fire to his body in Cardiff because he struggled to commit passages from the Koran to memory. Cardiff Crown Court was told that, after beating her son so badly he died from his injuries, the 32-year-old burned his body to destroy the evidence. Yaseen's death was initially treated as a tragic accident, until a post mortem examination revealed he had died before fire broke out at the family home in Pontcanna.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226408/Mother-beat-son-7-death-set-body-struggled-learn-Koran-heart.html

British tourists targeted in 'massacre plot' at Egypt beach resort - but police swoop on al-Qaeda terror suspects just in time

Five al-Qaeda jihadists were arrested by Egyptian counter terror police as they collected rock-propelled grenades, rifles and pistols to attack beachside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226576/British-tourists-targeted-foiled-terror-plot-Egypt-beach-resort-Muslim-terrorists-arrested-police.html

Denis MacShane to be suspended from the Commons for ONE YEAR after claiming expenses on 19 fake invoices

Former Europe Minister MacShane, MP for Rotherham, has been sensationally banned from the House of Commons for submitting false receipts for his trips abroad that were 'plainly intended to deceive' the parliamentary authorities. His career is in tatters after the Committee on Standards and Privileges said he submitted 19 fake invoices worth £12,900 and called for him to be suspended for 12 months, saying: 'This is so far from what would be acceptable in any walk of life that we recommend that [he] be suspended.'

Suspension for stealing? can't they Sack him? Why is he not being Charged with fraud?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226845/Denis-MacShane-Ex-Labour-minister-suspended-Commons-A-YEAR-claiming-expenses-19-fake-invoices.html

Nigerian 'youths executed' in Boko Haram stronghold

Dozens of young men have been shot dead in Nigeria by the military in Maiduguri, residents in the north-eastern city have told the BBC.

An imam told the BBC about 11 youths from his street alone were killed, including four of his own sons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20178356

Kuwait arrests opposition leader over emir comments

Kuwaiti authorities arrested an opposition leader late on Monday after he made comments viewed as critical of the Gulf Arab state's ruler, a political activist said.

Musallam al-Barrak, a former lawmaker and a prominent figure in the nationalist Popular Action Bloc, was arrested on Monday night following a news conference at his house where he called on the government to abide by the constitution.

His arrest seems likely to fuel political tensions in the oil exporting state, which has seen some violent protests in recent weeks following changes to the country's electoral law that critics say will hamper the opposition in a parliamentary ballot scheduled for Dec. 1.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/kuwait-politics-lawmaker-idUSL5E8LU0QT20121030

Tempers Rise as Temps Fall and Sandy's Power Outages Persist


Secret Service agent dead of apparent suicide

The source said Rafael Prieto, 48, was assigned to President Obama's protective detail.

The Secret Service confirmed Thursday that Prieto's death last Saturday is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, along with the medical examiner's office. No official determination of death has been made.

Prieto's access to Secret Service facilities had been suspended while authorities were looking into his apparently unreported and long-term relationship with a foreign national, the law enforcement official said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/01/us/secret-service-agent-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Benghazi attacks: New timeline

CIA officers working at an annex about a mile from the mission were told by officials in the CIA chain of command to "stand down" after receiving a call from the mission asking for help.

"There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support," the senior intelligence official said, offering a passionate defense of the actions taken by the CIA officers on the ground during the September 11 attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

According to a detailed timeline provided by the official, there was a roughly 25-minute gap between the time those officers received the initial call for help from the mission to the time when the approximately half a dozen officers were able to get underway to assist.

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/01/intelligence-official-offers-new-timeline-for-benghazi-attack/?hpt=hp_t3

Cyclone Nilam: Thousands homeless after India storm, at least 8 killed

At least eight people were killed and thousands displaced after powerful Cyclone Nilam roared into India's southeastern coast, authorities said Thursday.

About 8,000 people in low-lying areas on the coast of Tamil Nadu state were moved to temporary shelters, said Jatindranath Swain, the province's disaster management commissioner.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/31/world/asia/india/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

130 feared drowned off Bangladesh

As many as 130 people may have drowned off the coast of southern Bangladesh after a boat carrying passengers trying to illegally get into Malaysia sank in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladeshi authorities said Thursday.

The accident appears to be the tragic result of an annual migration of thousands of people along dangerous, clandestine routes operated by criminal gangs.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/01/world/asia/bangladesh-boat-sinks/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Boko Haram blamed for attacks in Nigeria

Europe is 'main drag' on global recovery

The world's two largest economies have been showing signs of improvement, but experts say the recession in Europe remains the biggest challenge to sustained global growth.

In the United States, reports released Thursday showed gains in manufacturing, consumer confidence and private sector payrolls. Also on Thursday, U.S. automakers reported another month of improved car sales in October, even as Superstorm Sandy may have dampened month-end results.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/01/investing/europe-global-economy/index.html?&hpt=hp_t3

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 2nd November 201

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 11:38:57 UTC
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 09:38:57 PM at epicenter
Location
4.300°S, 153.671°E
Depth
107.5 km (66.8 miles)
Region
NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
165 km (103 miles) E (93°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG

Elzbieta Plackowska accused of killing son, girl, showed No remorse

Investigators said Plackowska offered several explanations, including that she believed an intruder killed the children, police said. Later, she told police that the children had evil inside them and she needed to drive the devil out, authorities said.

"She ultimately admitted that she had lied to the police in her earlier statements and stated she was angry with her husband," Berlin said.

Police said Justin was stabbed about 100 times, and Olivia about 50 times.
"She did not express any remorse," Berlin said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/01/justice/illinois-children-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Japan deplores assault on boy by suspected U.S. serviceman

A U.S. servicemen was suspected of breaking in to an apartment to assault the boy early on Friday, media said.

The incident came shortly after the United States imposed a night-time curfew on military personnel after two U.S. servicemen were arrested on suspicion of raping a Japanese woman.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-japan-usa-idUSBRE8A10EY20121102

Germany's Schaeuble says debt reduction is global task

The United States and Japan must share responsibility with Europe for ensuring global economic stability, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said, signaling that a G20 meeting this weekend should not focus solely on the euro zone crisis.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-g20-germany-schaeuble-idUSBRE8A10BN20121102

Sean Quinn jailed for nine weeks

Sean Quinn is jailed for failing to comply with a court order to overturn a multimillion-euro asset-stripping plot.

Dublin's High Court sentenced the former-tycoon to nine weeks in prison.

He had been found guilty of contempt of court in June for blocking a state-owned bank from seizing property - but initially avoided jail.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006083/bankrupt-irish-billionaire-sean-quinn-jailed