Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bradley Wiggins Crash: Recovering in hospital

Wiggins, 32, was thrown off his bike when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station and collided with him.

A police source said his injuries from the crash were thought to be very serious at first, but later it appeared he suffered a number of broken ribs and cuts and bruises.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008509/bradley-wiggins-in-hospital-after-bike-crash

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 04:27:15 UTC
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:27:15 AM at epicenter
Location
55.951°S, 27.427°W
Depth
83 km (51.6 miles)
Region
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Distances
86 km (53 miles) N (353°) from Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands

Farage: Germany will fight for the UK to continue paying for the eurozone crisis, says Merkel

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 03:24:29 UTC
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 07:24:29 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.277°S, 53.365°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN
Distances
1121 km (696 miles) NNE of Ile aux Cochons,

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 03:23:36 UTC
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:23:36 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
18.622°S, 168.629°E
Depth
103.2 km (64.1 miles)
Region
VANUATU
Distances
103 km (64 miles) SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:27:14 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 08:27:14 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.092°N, 92.569°W
Depth
35.3 km (21.9 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Distances
61 km (37 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:26:39 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 08:26:39 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.022°N, 92.756°W
Depth
35.5 km (22.1 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Distances
81 km (50 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:20:37 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 08:20:37 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.195°N, 91.971°W
Depth
35.4 km (22.0 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
12 km (7 miles) SSW of Champerico, Guatemala

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION - 8th November 2012

Magnitude
6.3
Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 06:01:51 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
49.185°N, 128.528°W
Depth
16.6 km (10.3 miles)
Region
VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Distances
186 km (115 miles) SSW of Port Hardy, Canada

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
5.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 23:42:17 UTC
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 09:42:17 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
8.663°S, 148.046°E
Depth
96.5 km (60.0 miles)
Region
EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
24 km (14 miles) WNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 22:42:48 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 04:42:48 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
13.907°N, 92.225°W
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
54 km (33 miles) SW of Champerico, Guatemala

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake BIO-BIO, CHILE - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 22:41:33 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 07:41:33 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
37.523°S, 72.914°W
Depth
39.5 km (24.5 miles)
Region
BIO-BIO, CHILE
Distances
21 km (13 miles) W of Nacimiento, Chile

‘Our society is being turned into a sort of prison camp’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/6/michael-savage-5-questions-with-decker/

Quinton Jones Released By Mistake In Georgia Despite being on a Murder Charge

A manhunt is under way in Georgia for a murder suspect who was mistakenly, but "lawfully" set free following a paperwork mix-up.

Quinton Jones, 32, was scheduled to appear in court on Monday to face charges over the shooting of 29-year-old La Maurice Westbrook in June 2011.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008422/murder-suspect-released-by-mistake-in-georgia

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 19:55:34 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 01:55:34 PM at epicenter
Location
14.018°N, 92.173°W
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
59 km (37 miles) S (175°) from Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico

U.S. democracy "inspires" Iraqis, says ambassador

Guatemala 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake: Tsunami Generated

LOCATION - GUATEMALA
MAGNITUDE - 7.4

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
ACAJUTLA SV 13.6N 89.8W 1739Z 0.07M / 0.2FT 28MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR
THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO THE CONTINUING SEA LEVEL
CHANGES AND RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE
VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACT

UPDATE: At least 10 people have been killed in the earthquake and many more injured.

Firefighters have reported the collapse of at least 40 houses

ISRAELI OFFICIAL: ‘WE WILL NOT CAPITULATE BEFORE OBAMA.’ Warns president’s reelection means Jewish state must ‘take care of its own’

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2012/11/07/israeli-official-we-will-not-capitulate-before-obama-warns-presidents-reelection-means-jewish-state-must-take-care-of-its-own/
Thoughts:
Fair enough. Israel can start by paying back the billions of dollars given to it yearly that it uses on weapons of persecution, illegal settlements, terrorist operations, and all the other evils it shares with Iran. Slam the door on them both and let's focus on a place that really matters: North America.

'Russian Breivik' kills 5 over relationship breakup, releases hate manifesto

Christie: People Could Lose Power Again

Sandy's Devastation: Before and After

Greek protesters denounce 'crime' and 'occupation'

Long Lines Have Voters Screaming for Change

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude ML 4.1
Region NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA
Date time 2012-11-07 18:37:44.0 UTC
Location 37.27 S ; 71.11 W
Depth 50 km
Distances 96 km SE Coihueco

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake FALCON, VENEZUELA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude M 4.7
Region FALCON, VENEZUELA
Date time 2012-11-07 18:31:21.4 UTC
Location 11.21 N ; 69.61 W
Depth 45 km
Distances 25 km S Coro, Venezuela

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude M 4.6
Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Date time 2012-11-07 18:09:24.7 UTC
Location 14.24 N ; 92.35 W
Depth 10 km
Distances 35 km SW Ocós

Ole Miss students yell out racial slurs in campus riot protesting Obama's reelection

President Obama's call for unity in his acceptance speech in Chicago didn't quite make it down South.

A riot broke out at The University of Mississippi - known as Ole Miss - as more than 400 students yelled out racial slurs and burned Obama-Biden campaign posters after the Democratic incumbent was crowned the victor of the 2012 Presidential Election on Tuesday.

Emotions ran high among the angered college conservatives in Oxford, Mississippi, with university police being called in shortly after midnight to diffuse the crowd.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229300/Ole-Miss-students-yell-racial-slurs-campus-riot-protesting-Obamas-reelection.html

Back to reality for Obama: Dow Jones plunges 200 points as markets react to Obama's re-election

President Obama was snapped back into the reality of dealing with a fragile economic recovery today as stocks plunged and job openings dropped to a five-month low in the wake of his re-election.

The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 200 points within minutes after the opening bell and it continued falling, down 354 points two hours later. Index futures also plunged after the European Union slashed its growth forecast for next year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229309/Election-2012-Stocks-plummet-wake-President-Obamas-election.html

Fears for civil liberties as Apple patents technology that could remotely disable protesters' smartphones

The new technology would act as a 'kill switch' for smartphones, disabling any cameras on the devices and blocking their connection to mobile networks.

Apple stresses that the function would be most likely used to prevent copyright theft, such as in cinemas, or to stop phone cameras being used in inappropriate places, like department store changing rooms.

However, in the filing for U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, the company adds that 'covert police or government operations may require complete "blackout" conditions'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2229273/Fears-civil-liberties-Apple-patents-technology-remotely-disable-protesters-smartphones.html#ixzz2BZ9aZfhH

PATENT: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=36&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=(20120828.PD.+AND+Apple.ASNM.)&OS=ISD/20120828+AND+AN/Apple&RS=(ISD/20120828+AND+AN/Apple)

Prime Example of Europe's Nobel Peace Prize

Some 100,000 protesters - some chanting "Fight! They're drinking our blood!" - have crammed the centre of Athens.

Public transport has been halted, schools banks and government offices were shut down and rubbish is piling up on the streets on the second day of a nationwide strike.

Parliament employees also delayed the vote after going on strike to protest against wage cuts.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008384/violent-protests-break-out-over-greek-cuts

CrossTalk: Ballot Urn (pre-recorded)

The Budgetary Chainsaw Massacre

Israelis hope for a better four years with Obama

Syria amateur video: Bomb explodes just metres from camera near Homs

Analyst: Obama Win Doesn't Change Status Quo

Egyptians protest at Saudi Arabia's embassy in Cairo

Merkel wants ambitious overhaul of euro zone in 2-3 years.....If it lasts that long

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on fellow European leaders on Wednesday to agree an ambitious, concrete plan for closer fiscal and economic integration next month that can then be put in place over the next two to three years.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-europe-merkel-idUSBRE8A61QH20121107

Violent Protests Break Out Over Greek Cuts

Greek police have employed water cannon and teargas after violent protests broke out in Athens ahead of fresh austerity cuts.

Thousands of Greeks have marched to the main square outside the parliament building in Athens to protest the cuts and reforms essential to unlock further monetary aid.

The violence broke out after protesters tried to break through a barricade to enter the parliament building.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008384/violent-protests-break-out-over-greek-cuts

Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud.

Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.

His slogan was “You can Bank on Banks.”

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/detroiters-elect-ex-con-brian-banks-as-state-rep/

Guatemala Earthquake: at least 8 Injured as school Collapses

According to the Guatemalan newspaper "Prensa Libre", there have been landslides houses in the towns of San Pedro and San Marcos Sacatepque.In the latter region, a school collapsed. Eight people were injured, including students and teachers.

7.4 magnitude quake off Guatemala-Mexico coast: USGS

"We just had an earthquake," Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard wrote on Twitter. "It was intense in a good part of the city."

One Mexico City metro line was briefly suspended but Ebrard reported moments later that the system was back running normally.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTz09u_CISGH9f8Koc6nb48c0HGw?docId=CNG.22679e4ef99e7d60e626e896365765fc.121

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude M 5.6
Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Date time 2012-11-07 17:04:03.3 UTC
Location 13.92 N ; 92.24 W
Depth 10 km
Distances 55 km SW Champerico

Sea lice killing 'large numbers' of salmon

Large numbers of free ranging salmon are being killed by parasitic sea lice in European waters every year, an international study has suggested.

The research involved the release of 280,000 tagged salmon smolts into 10 rivers in Ireland and Norway.

Sea lice were responsible for 39% of deaths among the young fish, according to the study's newly-published results.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-20236291

Merkel says ahead of Cameron talks UK must stay in Europe....Or what?

"I believe you can be very happy on an island, but being alone in this world doesn't make you any happier," she said.

Merkel was scheduled to meet the British leader for a working dinner later on Wednesday to discuss a stand-off over the EU's medium-term budget and German irritation at Britain's growing disengagement with EU integration.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/uk-europe-merkel-britain-idUKBRE8A61W020121107

Angela Merkel attacked by homegrown critics for preaching austerity to Europe while Germany goes on a spending spree

Image: Irish Leader tries to impress Merkel with his knowledge of recent German history and has become Merkel's pet student.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with David Cameron was overshadowed by fierce criticism of her government's policies in Germany, where she stands accused of preaching austerity for the rest of Europe while going on a spending spree at home.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/angela-merkel-attacked-by-homegrown-critics-for-preaching-austerity-to-europe-while-germany-goes-on-a-spending-spree-8294456.html

Obama glow fades as markets tumble

Global stock markets, which initially greeted the re-election of Barack Obama by creeping higher, have gone into reverse as analysts look ahead to the so-called US fiscal cliff and new figures raise fresh concerns over the health of the European economy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/9661705/Barack-Obama-Markets-tumble-following-election.html

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA / OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO, No Tsunami Expected

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
643 AM HST WED NOV 07 2012

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0636 AM HST 07 NOV 2012
COORDINATES - 14.0 NORTH 92.2 WEST
LOCATION - OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO
MAGNITUDE - 7.5 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=2&id=hawaii.TIBHWX.2012.11.07.1643

Obama 'Wants To Work With Defeated Rival'

US President Barack Obama has tried to unify the country by reaching out to his defeated Republican rival about moving the country forward.

Mr Obama tried to unify the nation, saying: "In the weeks ahead I look forward to sitting down with governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward."

http://news.sky.com/story/1008025/obama-wants-to-work-with-defeated-rival

7.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
7.4
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 10:35:50 AM at epicenter
Location
14.083°N, 91.916°W
Depth
41.6 km (25.9 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
56 km (35 miles) SSW (206°) from Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
4.1
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 15:04:23 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 07:04:23 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
52.649°N, 133.085°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
165 km (102 miles) SSW of Masset, Canada

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 7th November 2012

Magnitude M 4.6
Region NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2012-11-07 15:17:14.2 UTC
Location 36.86 N ; 141.81 E
Depth 28 km
Distances 85 km E Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE - 7th November 2012

Magnitude ML 4.2
Region OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE
Date time 2012-11-07 15:16:23.0 UTC
Location 30.70 S ; 72.20 W
Depth 51 km
Distances 96 km W Ovalle, Chile

Syrian rebels kill 10 pro-Assad Palestinian militiamen

Syrian rebels killed 10 members of a Palestinian militant faction loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in fighting near a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, opposition sources said.

Clashes between rebels and the Popular for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) have escalated this week in "Street 30" and the Hajar al-Aswad area near Yarmouk, a camp inhabited by 150,000 Palestinians and as many Syrians.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-syria-crisis-pflp-gc-idUSBRE8A615120121107

Missing Lewis Eddleston: Body Found In Yorkshire

Police investigating the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy in Doncaster have discovered a body in a ditch.

South Yorkshire Police have said it is too early to identify the body, but confirmed that they are linking it to the disappearance of the missing teenager, named locally as Lewis Eddleston.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008334/missing-lewis-eddleston-body-found-in-yorkshire

William Beggs 'Limbs-in-the-loch' killer awarded £5,000 compensation after claiming appeal process delays breached his human rights

William Beggs, 49, known as the 'limbs-in-the-loch' killer has been awarded £4,800 by the European Court of Human Rights over the delayed process of his appeals.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228881/Limbs-loch-killer-William-Beggs-awarded-4-800-compensation-lengthy-appeals-process-breaches-human-rights.html

US investor who led Comet into administration after buying ailing firm for just £2 stands to make millions from liquidation

Henry Jackson could rake in million's from Comet's collapse and previously bought MFI for £1 before it went bust and was sold off, also making him a profit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229120/Henry-Jackson-led-Comet-administration-buying-ailing-firm-2-stands-make-millions-liquidation.html

Ash Dieback Threat May Be Worse Than Feared

A deadly fungal disease that threatens to devastate the UK's native ash trees has been discovered in six new counties.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the chalara fraxinea fungus, which causes leaf loss and crown dieback and can lead to tree death, has now been found in 115 sites.

New cases of ash dieback have been confirmed in Sussex, Berkshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and Northumberland - in addition to Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Essex where it had already been identified in the countryside.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008127/ash-dieback-threat-may-be-worse-than-feared

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF OREGON - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 13:06:58 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 04:06:58 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
44.673°N, 129.216°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
Distances
408 km (253 miles) W of Depoe Bay, Oregon

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake HALMAHERA, INDONESIA - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 13:03:07 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 10:03:07 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.720°N, 128.952°E
Depth
49.4 km (30.7 miles)
Region
HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
Distances
151 km (93 miles) NE of Tobelo, Indonesia

New York City is closing all of its parks, playgrounds and beaches starting at noon Wednesday as a weather precaution.

Al Qaeda Training Camp in Syria

Syrian opposition: 'To Hell with Freedom, we want a Caliphate.'

Tunisia: Salafists demonstrate for the release of prisoners

Syrian tank blown up by rebel armoured vehicle in Aleppo

Unarmed Judge killed in Syria car bombing by Rebels

A judge has been killed in a bombing in a residential district of Damascus, Syrian state media said.

The Sana news agency said a "terrorist group" planted explosives under the car of Judge Abad Nadhwah in the Barzeh district.

The bomb was detonated remotely, killing him instantly.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/judge-killed-in-syria-car-bombing-8293607.html

Ghana: 'Dozens' Trapped After Mall Collapse

One employee at the scene who declined to be named told AFP around 40 workers were in the building when it collapsed, though he was not sure about the number of customers.

Family members could be seen at the site attempting to call relatives who may be trapped by mobile phone, while scores of rescue workers sought to clear debris and get oxygen masks to victims.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008243/ghana-dozens-trapped-after-mall-collapse

New chill in German-Russian ties before Merkel visit

Two years in age separate Vladimir Putin, the German-speaking former KGB agent who spent five years in Dresden in East Germany's twilight years, from Angela Merkel, the Russian-speaking physicist who grew up near East Berlin.

But familiarity with each other's languages and countries, and a common childhood experience east of the Iron Curtain, have never produced close personal relations.

Now these look poised for a new chill.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-germany-russia-idUSBRE8A61DP20121107

Storm-battered New York and New Jersey ordered the evacuation ahead of new Storm

The looming bad weather has New York and New Jersey on edge again as the U.S. Northeast struggles to recover from former hurricane Sandy, which killed at least 120 in the United States and Canada when it struck on October 29 as a rare hybrid storm.

New York City has ordered the evacuation of some low-lying hard-hit areas, including the Rockaways section of Queens and the south shore of Staten Island - home to nearly half of the 40 people killed in New York City by Sandy - while residents of at least two New Jersey towns have also been told to leave.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121107

Obama win spells trouble for Netanyahu

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energized critics at home who accused him of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-campaign-israel-palestinians-idUSBRE8A61D920121107

Rebels fire at Assad's palace, hit neighborhood

Syrian rebels fired mortars at President Bashar al-Assad's palace in Damascus on Wednesday but missed, in an attack underlining the growing boldness of forces fighting to end his family's 42 years in power.

As violence flared in other parts of the country, Turkey said it was about to ask NATO to station Patriot missiles along its border with Syria to guard against violence spilling onto its territory.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE88J0X720121107

Ghana Shopping Centre Collapses

A six-storey shopping centre has collapsed in Ghana, leaving an unknown number of victims trapped in the rubble.

It is thought the top three floors of the Melcom mall in the Ghanaian capital Accra came down.

http://news.sky.com/story/1008243/shopping-centre-collapses-in-ghana

Bahrain strips Shiite activists of citizenship amid unrest

Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of 31 Shiite activists, the latest clampdown on the opposition amid continued unrest in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

The state-run Bahrain TV announced the move Tuesday evening, citing an interior ministry statement. The television anchor read out the names of the 31 activists, which included Jawad Fairouz, a former member of Parliament for the Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, and his brother, Jalal.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/07/world/meast/bahrain-activists-citizenship/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

President: 'We rise or fall together as one nation'

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE - 7th November 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 10:46:41 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 03:46:41 AM at epicenter
Location
8.919°S, 108.720°W
Depth
10.3 km (6.4 miles)
Region
CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE
Distances
2887 km (1794 miles) NE (55°) from ADAMSTOWN, Pitcairn Islands