Sunday, January 20, 2013

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake MOLUCCA SEA - 21st January 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 03:16:49 UTC
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 12:16:49 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
0.137°S, 124.731°E
Depth
77.3 km (48.0 miles)
Region
MOLUCCA SEA
Distances
98 km (60 miles) SSE of Lolayan, Indonesia

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake GUATEMALA - 21st January 2013

Magnitude M 4.9
Region GUATEMALA
Date time 2013-01-21 00:33:10.3 UTC
Location 14.52 N ; 92.18 W
Depth 132 km
Distances 2 km NE Ocós, Guatemala

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake REYKJANES RIDGE - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 23:32:22 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 09:32:22 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
53.876°N, 35.181°W
Depth
10.4 km (6.5 miles)
Region
REYKJANES RIDGE
Distances
925 km (574 miles) SE of Nanortalik, Greenland

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake OAXACA, MEXICO - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 22:14:09 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 04:14:09 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
16.711°N, 98.123°W
Depth
29.8 km (18.5 miles)
Region
OAXACA, MEXICO
Distances
6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Pedro Amuzgos, Mexico

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake CENTRAL ALASKA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 22:03:03 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 01:03:03 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
63.301°N, 151.343°W
Depth
10.8 km (6.7 miles)
Region
CENTRAL ALASKA
Distances
81 km (50 miles) SE (144°) from Lake Minchumina, AK

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake REYKJANES RIDGE - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 21:40:31 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 07:40:31 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
54.053°N, 35.157°W
Depth
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region
REYKJANES RIDGE
Distances
911 km (566 miles) SE of Nanortalik, Greenland

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake REYKJANES RIDGE - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 21:26:28 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 07:26:28 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
54.070°N, 35.123°W
Depth
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region
REYKJANES RIDGE
Distances
1343 km (835 miles) SW (220°) from REYKJAVIK, Iceland

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake REYKJANES RIDGE - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 21:25:06 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 07:25:06 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
54.004°N, 35.083°W
Depth
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region
REYKJANES RIDGE
Distances
1349 km (838 miles) SW (219°) from REYKJAVIK, Iceland

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 21:05:22 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 03:05:22 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
9.998°N, 85.277°W
Depth
39.2 km (24.4 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA
Distances
9 km (5 miles) WSW of Nandayure, Costa Rica

Sandy Hook Hoax Compared To A Real school Shooting



Matt's thoughts:
You'll see in this clip the only camera shot of the supposed children's bodies. This is actually the first time I've ever seen it myself. Is it the heart-wrenching scene of 20 murdered children? Is it simply 20 something bundles of material in white sheets made to look like little children's bodies? We'll never know because not a single camera, paramedic or situation-relevant individual was let anywhere near the school. The parents, if they are indeed the real parents, will never know either because they weren't allowed to view the bodies prior to burial. Mind-boggling. Who could see something like this and not be inclined to even ask a single question about the mysterious surrounding the situation?

Sandy Hook - Fully Exposed (Part 2 of the documentary)



And in case you missed part one:

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260 flights cancelled at London's Heathrow Airport

Cameron to deliver jinxed Europe speech

David Cameron will this week finally deliver his long-delayed speech promising a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union.

After months of preparation, he had been due to travel to the Netherlands on Friday to spell out his plans. But the Prime Minister was forced to postpone it the night before as the gravity of the Algerian hostage crisis became apparent.

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said today Mr Cameron would make the speech this week.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cameron-to-deliver-jinxed-europe-speech-8459152.html

Drone strikes 'to be exempted' from CIA terror 'playbook'

The Obama administration is nearing completion on a new detailed counter terrorism 'playbook' which will establish a guide for lethal operations during the president's second term.

However, the Washington Post reported that the CIA's controversial drone operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan would effectively be given an exemption from the new rules in the run up to the American withdrawal next year.

This is likely to prove controversial in Islamabad and Kabul, where the drone strikes have provoked angry demonstrations against the violation of sovereignty.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9814394/Drone-strikes-to-be-exempted-from-CIA-terror-playbook.html

Bulgaria 'Assassin' Was Only Seeking 5 Minutes of Fame

The man who pointed a gas pistol at a Bulgarian politician's head was only trying to "get his five minutes of fame" and did not want to kill him, according to police psychologists.

The 25-year-old who pulled the gun on the head of Bulgaria's Turkish minority party leader while he was speaking at a party conference was only trying to frighten his target.

Police have revealed that Oktay Enimehmedov, an ethnic Turk originally from the eastern city of Burgas, thought he would die in the attack and left a letter at his Sofia flat.

http://news.sky.com/story/1040516/bulgaria-assassin-was-only-seeking-fame

15-year-old shoots dead five in New Mexico

The boy, who local media reported as 15-years-old, was arrested following the shootings which took place on Saturday night.

A man, a woman, two girls and a boy were found dead inside the house in South Valley, near the state's largest city Albuquerque.

A spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said that it was unclear whether the victims were related to each other or the alleged gunman. No identities have been released.

The boy was charged with two counts of murder, and three counts of child abuse resulting in death.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9814463/15-year-old-shoots-dead-five-in-New-Mexico.html

Mars: 'Strongest evidence' planet may have supported life, scientists say

Minerals found underground on Mars are the "strongest evidence yet" that the planet may have supported life, according to new research.

The team, led by the Natural History Museum in London and the University of Aberdeen, said the ingredients for life could have been in a zone up to 5km down for much of the planet's history.

They used data from the US space agency (Nasa) and European Space Agency (Esa).

Nature Geoscience has published the research.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-21063817

BBC apologises after airing children’s TV show that parodied Jimmy Savile

THE BBC has issued an apology after showing an episode of children’s programme the Tweenies in which one of the characters appeared dressed as Jimmy Savile.

The show, aired before 9 o’clock this morning, showed one of the characters, Max, wearing a white tracksuit and blonde wig whilst repeating Savile’s ‘now then, guys and gals’ catchphrase.

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/tv-and-radio/bbc-apologises-after-airing-children-s-tv-show-that-parodied-jimmy-savile-1-2748449

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 19:10:11 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 01:10:11 PM at epicenter
Location
12.629°N, 87.737°W
Depth
87.3 km (54.2 miles)
Region
NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
Distances
61 km (38 miles) W (266°) from El Viejo, Chinandega, Nicaragua

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN - 20th January 2013

Magnitude ML 5.5
Region TAIWAN REGION
Date time 2013-01-20 19:09:47.0 UTC
Location 24.66 N ; 122.54 E
Depth 102 km
Distances 71 km E Suao, Taiwan

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake IRAQ - 20th January 2013

Magnitude ML 4.1
Region IRAQ
Date time 2013-01-20 17:12:31.3 UTC
Location 31.67 N ; 45.97 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 15 km SW Ar-rifa'i, Iraq

Syrian opposition seeks Qatar help for transition government

The head of Syria's opposition coalition has flown to Qatar to secure promises of financial aid for a transitional government in rebel-held areas, sources at negotiations in Istanbul said on Sunday.

The talks on agreeing a transitional government had been hit by disagreement over whether a transitional government could survive when the Syrian National Coalition President Moaz Alkhatib left in the middle of deliberations, the sources said.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/uk-syria-crisis-opposition-idUKBRE90J0EQ20130120

Veteran jihadist claims Algeria siege for al Qaeda

A veteran Islamist fighter claimed responsibility on behalf of al Qaeda for the Algerian hostage crisis, a regional website reported on Sunday, tying the bloody desert siege to France's intervention across the Sahara in Mali.

Algeria said it expected to raise its preliminary death tolls of 23 hostages and 32 militants killed in the four-day siege at a gas plant deep in the Sahara.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/uk-sahara-crisis-idUKBRE90F1K220130120

Liam Fox says voters want return to Common Market as PM faces more pressure over EU speech

Voters want a return to the Common Market, one of the Conservative Party's leading Eurosceptics told David Cameron yesterday today ahead of the Prime Minister's long-awaited speech on Britain's future in the EU.

Former defence secretary Liam Fox said Britain should be aiming to return to a 'basic economic relationship' with Brussels, which people backed in a referendum in 1975.

Dr Fox said he had seen the Prime Minister's speech -- expected to be delivered on Wednesday after being postponed because of the Algeria hostage crisis -- and believed it would be an historic moment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265478/Former-defence-Secretary-Liam-Fox-says-voters-want-return-Common-Market-PM-faces-pressure-EU-speech.html

David Cameron calls for 'global response' after Algerian hostage crisis

David Cameron has warned that the fight against terrorism in north Africa could go on for decades as he confirmed that six Britons and a British resident are believed to have died in the Algerian hostage crisis.

The prime minister said the seizure of a Saharan gas facility by a group of international jihadists last week was a stark reminder of the threat from terrorism the world over. He pledged a global response to what he described as a global threat.

"It will require a response that is about years, even decades, rather than months," Cameron said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/20/david-cameron-algerian-hostage-crisis

European Central Bank's Praet says euro zone economy still shrinking

European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet warned Europe's economy was still shrinking, making it necessary for euro zone states to continue their reforms, and he dismissed fears low interest rates could spur higher inflation in Germany.

In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung published on Sunday, Praet said although financial markets were now significantly calmer it was too early to say the euro zone crisis had ended, and the single currency bloc should not rely on the ECB alone.

"Unfortunately we are still in a phase were the economy in Europe is shrinking... there are some positive signs, but it is not yet clear whether we are at a turning point," he said.

http://www.iii.co.uk/news-opinion/reuters/news/70219

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 13:47:40 UTC
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 03:47:40 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
16.750°S, 173.495°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
TONGA
Distances
92 km (57 miles) SSE of Hihifo, Tonga

Good People Still Exist: Woman Offers Apology to Shop Owners Seven Years After Deceiving Them


Now here’s a tale that will warm the cockles of your heart. A married couple in China had their faith in humankind restored earlier this month when a woman who intentionally used a counterfeit 100 Yuan note in their shop seven years ago returned to apologise and make amends.

Despite having long since forgotten the incident, the couple were overjoyed to receive a sudden visit from the woman, who had bourne feelings of guilt ever since the day she tricked the pair into accepting the fake cash.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee opened their small clothes shop in the city of Baoji, Shaanxi, in 2006. One day not long after having first opened their family run business, a young woman entered their shop, purchased a single blouse and immediately left. It was only after closer inspection, however, that shop owner Mr. Lee realised that the 100 Yuan (US$16) bill the young woman had paid with was, in fact, a counterfeit.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/01/18/good-people-still-exist-woman-offers-apology-to-shop-owners-seven-years-after-deceiving-them/

Snowpocalypse Russia: 'Snow tsunami' swallows streets, cars, buildings (PHOTOS)

On Friday, Moscow was on a verge of traffic collapse as more than 10 inches of snow fell on the city, which is more than half of January’s average.

Thousands of passengers were stranded overnight in the capital’s major airports, as several dozen flights were delayed.

Muscovites woke up and found their cars, driveways and houses buried under a thick layer of snow, with city workers unable to get to smaller streets.

Moscow’s Yandex app showed traffic at level 10, the highest possible, as strong winds created blizzard conditions and built imposing snow drifts.

http://rt.com/news/winter-snow-russia-weather-275/

Algeria expects heavy hostage toll as West defends ally

Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticising tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

An Algerian minister acknowledged the death toll would rise, and a private television station reported that 25 bodies had been found at the gas plant near the town of In Amenas after forces staged a final assault against the Islamist hostage-takers on Saturday.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/uk-sahara-crisis-idUKBRE90F1K220130120

Bogus 9/11 Coins: US Seller Settles Claims

A US company selling 9/11 commemorative coins that purportedly contained silver from Ground Zero has agreed to pay $750,000 (£473,000) to settle charges that it deceived consumers.

The National Collector's Mint was accused in a Federal Trade Commission complaint of failing to properly identify its coins and of charging customers for items they never ordered.

The company, based in Port Chester, New York, sells 9/11 coins and other memorabilia.

http://news.sky.com/story/1040447/bogus-9-11-coins-us-seller-settles-claims

Hollande's Mali campaign seen as pretext to snatch resources

More Than 120 Fires Still Burning in Australia

Lake Victoria: 'Most dangerous lake' kills 5,000 a year

Straddling three East African countries -- Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya -- Lake Victoria has for centuries been a vital resource for the millions of people living along its vast coastline.

The massive lake, which stretches some 70,000 square kilometers, is the world's second-biggest freshwater body and the biggest of its kind in Africa, as well as the chief reservoir of the Nile. Home to a stunning archipelago of more than 80 islands, Lake Victoria provides a livelihood for the fishermen navigating its waters and the businesses dotting its shores.

But for many that comes with a risk.

According to local officials, about 5,000 people are killed every year on the lake, victims of erratic weather conditions and a mix of poor communications and lack of resources.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/17/world/africa/lake-victoria-weather-deaths/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

Guatemala shocked by girls' deaths

Five wounded at U.S. gun shows

At least five people -- three in North Carolina, one in Indiana and one in Ohio -- were injured after weapons went off at gun shows Saturday, officials said, at a time when there's been renewed discussion about private gun sales at such shows.

The most casualties came at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, where attendees bolted -- with at least one woman wiping out in the frenetic scene -- when gunfire rang out around 1 p.m., as seen on video captured by CNN affiliate WRAL.

Police later explained that a a 36-year-old man from Wilmington, North Carolina, was unfastening the case of his 12-gauge shotgun on a table near the show entrance when it accidentally discharged. The man planned to sell the shotgun at the show.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/19/us/north-carolina-gun-show-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Clashes in Alexandria

Egyptian protesters clash with security forces in Alexandria ahead of the trial of police officers accused of killing protesters during uprising.

Blast, drone kill 13 al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen

More than 10 suspected al Qaeda operatives were killed by an explosion in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs and at least three others died in a drone strike, tribal and official sources said on Sunday.

A bomb ripped through a house in the province of al-Bayda on Saturday night, the state news agency Saba and a local official said. Three other suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in the central province of Maarib, also on Saturday, tribal sources and the Ministry of Defence said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-yemen-violence-idUSBRE90J03T20130120

Assad's overthrow "red line" for Iran: supreme leader's aide

A senior aide to Iran's supreme leader warned against the overthrow of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, saying his fate was a "red line", in one of the Islamic state's strongest messages of support for the Damascus government.

Iran has steadfastly backed Assad's rule since an uprising against his rule began almost two years ago and regards him as an important part of the axis of opposition against arch-foe Israel.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-syria-crisis-iran-idUSBRE90J08320130120

Amityville killer Jonathan Thompson confesses to punching his girlfriend's four-year-old godson to death because he wouldn't take a nap

A judge ordered a Long Island man held without bail Saturday after prosecutors said he confessed to killing a 4-year-old boy in his care by punching him twice in the stomach when the tot wouldn't take a nap.

Jonathan Thompson, 31, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of the youngster, Adonis Reed, who was found unconscious on a couch in an apartment in the New York town of Amityville on Wednesday afternoon.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265294/Amityville-killer-confesses-punching-girlfriends-year-old-godson-death-wouldnt-nap.html

Invasion of the foreign supercops: Minister wants to hire U.S. crimebusters to take over British police

Foreign crimebusters such as US supercop Bill Bratton will be given the chance to take over British police forces under radical new plans to be unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May.

And former Army officers will be recruited as police superintendents in an attempt to end the ‘closed shop’ police culture blamed for bungled investigations and corruption. The changes, set to be fiercely opposed by police chiefs, rip up the centuries-old tradition of only British citizens serving in the police.

They also abolish the rule that senior policemen have to work their way up from being a bobby on the beat.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265136/Invasion-foreign-supercops-Minister-wants-hire-U-S-crimebusters-British-police.html

British man who 'vanished' after being stripped of citizenship claims he was tortured and forced to confess by the CIA

A British man who disappeared after being stripped of his citizenship claims he was tortured in an African prison before being handed over to the CIA and forced to sign a confession.

Mahdi Hashi, who vanished last summer in Somalia, has described for the first time his 'horrific' ordeal at the hands of the secret police in the neighbouring state of Djibouti, who he claims worked closely with US interrogators.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265185/British-man-vanished-stripped-citizenship-claims-tortured-forced-confess-CIA.html

'There's no chance we're leaving': Lavish lifestyle of the Lithuanian single mother who gets more than £1,000-a-month in benefits after moving to UK

Natalija Belova, 33, said she was shocked at how much she would be entitled to from the State after she moved here four years ago and fell pregnant. Her handouts total £279 a week which includes housing benefit, child tax credit and child benefit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265341/Theres-chance-leaving-British-benefits-daughter-good-life-Migrant-enjoys-lavish-lifestyle-raking-1-000-month-benefits.html

Restrict Bulgarian and Romanians from entering the UK: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41492

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 12:01:07 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 09:01:07 AM at epicenter
Location
31.769°S, 69.251°W
Depth
98.7 km (61.3 miles)
Region
SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA
Distances
74 km (46 miles) WSW (251°) from San Juan, Argentina

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEASTERN SAKHA, RUSSIA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
5.5
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:48:47 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 09:48:47 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
64.791°N, 146.601°E
Depth
12.2 km (7.6 miles)
Region
SOUTHEASTERN SAKHA, RUSSIA
Distances
163 km (101 miles) ENE of Ust'-Nera, Russia

Tom Bellmont: Student goes berserk and tries to 'rip face off' after overdosing on drug used for psychiatric patients

Class A drug: 2CB was first used in treatment of psychiatric patients

A screaming students clawed at his head and tried to 'rip his face off' after taking a party drug, it was reported today.

He was taken to hospital and put on a ventilator after frantic friends called the emergency services.

Tom Bellmont, 20, refused to let anyone near him when he went berserk at flats in Marketgate, Bristol, at around 2am.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265351/Student-goes-berserk-tries-rip-face-overdosing-drug-used-psychiatric-patients.html

Sound Familiar?: Another witness told the Sun that Tom was 'saying he could see the devil and that his brain was hurting.'

Some of our Spitfires are missing: Doubts over existence of 160 WW2 fighter planes in Burma

As the media frenzy over the search for Spitfires allegedly buried in Burma ran out of steam last week, with doubts raised about their very existence, the man chiefly responsible for getting the project off the ground was sorely tempted to say "I told you so".

Excitement at the prospect of exhuming up to 160 of the historic warplanes, which, it was claimed, the British had buried at the end of the Second World War, threatened to curdle after the man leading the search, the Lincolnshire farmer David Cundall, called off a press conference on Thursday because the search at Mingaladon airfield in Rangoon had drawn a blank.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/some-of-our-spitfires-are-missing-doubts-over-existence-of-160-ww2-fighter-planes-in-burma-8458772.html

US warns its citizens of travel dangers in Algeria

The US State Department is warning American citizens about the risks of travel to Algeria and is authorising the families of State Department staff to leave the country if they choose.

The warning comes after the Algerian government reported that special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert to end a standoff with Islamist extremists. Algerian officials say at least 23 hostages and all 32 militants involved were killed.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-warns-its-citizens-of-travel-dangers-in-algeria/article4325717.ece

Germany's Merkel rattled by Lower Saxony vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a victory for her CDU party in Lower Saxony.

She has been in the region to show her support for David McAllister, who is in a tight race to retain his position at the head of the local government.

McAllister is being challenged by Stephan Weil of the Social Democrat Party (SPD) in the first of a series of local elections in Germany.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/20/germany-s-merkel-rattled-by-lower-saxony-vote/

Ford and BMW warn against UK exit from EU as David Cameron readies historic speech

David Cameron was expected to deliver one of the most keenly awaited political speeches in recent years on Friday, but it was cancelled because of the Algerian hostage crisis. However, excerpts show that the Conservative leader is prepared to raise the prospect of Britain leaving the EU without major changes to the relationship.

"All countries should have their sovereignty, but don't discuss leaving a trading partner where 50pc of your exports go," said Stephen Odell, chief executive of Ford in Europe. "That would be devastating for the UK economy."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/9813184/Ford-and-BMW-warn-against-UK-exit-from-EU-as-David-Cameron-readies-historic-speech.html

What's missing in U.S. gun control scramble? Bullets

In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.

Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington.

Since 2008, California's capital has required ammunition dealers to take names and thumbprints of bullet buyers. They send the information electronically to police computers, which compare the names to an FBI criminal database.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-usa-guns-ammunition-idUSBRE90J02K20130120

Show of support in Paris for military action in Mali

Amateur video shows aftermath of convoy attack in Algeria

Myanmar rebels say army ignoring president's ceasefire

Myanmar troops attacked rebel positions in northeast Kachin on Sunday despite a ceasefire order from the president and an invitation to the rebels to take part in peace talks, a rebel spokesman and a local source said.

President Thein Sein issued the ceasefire order to troops in the La Ja Yang area of Kachin near the border with China, where fighting has been fiercest.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-myanmar-kachin-idUSBRE90J03820130120

Four dead, four missing as fumes fill Russian coal mine

At least four miners died when fumes filled the shaft where they were working in Russia's main coal-producing region on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Searches for another four missing men had to be suspended after levels of methane in the mine in the Kuznetsk Basin reached dangerous levels, the RIA and ITAR-Tass news wires said. Sixty-nine miners managed to escape, they added.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-russia-mine-accident-idUSBRE90J03L20130120

Algeria ends desert siege with 23 hostages dead

Algerian troops ended a siege by Islamist militants at a gas plant in the Sahara desert where 23 hostages died, with a final assault which killed all the remaining hostage-takers.

Believed to be among the 32 dead militants was their leader, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, a Nigerien close to al Qaeda-linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, presumed mastermind of the raid.

An Algerian interior ministry statement on the death toll gave no breakdown of the number of foreigners among hostages killed since the plant was seized before dawn on Wednesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-sahara-crisis-idUSBRE90F1JJ20130120

Rallies across U.S. assail Obama's proposed gun curbs

Pro-gun activists held "high noon" rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms that they say is being threatened by President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals.

The U.S. debate over gun control erupted in mid-December after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut - the deadliest of a string of U.S. shooting sprees last year.

"We are law-abiding citizens, business owners, military, and we are not going to be responsible for other people's criminal actions," former Marine Damon Locke said to applause at a Florida rally he had helped organize

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/20/us-usa-guns-rallies-idUSBRE90H17A20130120

Paul Santos Attacked by a tiger shark, Hawaii

A man who was surfing in Kiholo Bay off the Big Island with a friend said he never thought that sharks were a big threat there until he heard his friend scream.

Steve Macres said he was surfing Wednesday with Paul Santos, just as they had done for many years, when the tiger shark, estimated at between 15 feet and 18 feet, attacked.

"I turned around to go on a wave and heard him. I heard that blood-curdling scream. It was just so primordial. It was unbelievable, and it went into an echo so I could tell while he was screaming, he went underwater," Macres told KITV-TV.

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/569044/Shark-attacks-Big-Isle-surfer.html

Record radioactive cesium levels 2,540 times the government's safety standard found in Fukushima rockfish

A rockfish caught in the port of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was found to have radioactive cesium 2,540 times the government's safety standard for foodstuffs, Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant operator, said Jan. 18.

Caught in December, the rockfish had a reading of 254,000 becquerels per kilogram, the largest reading found in seafood since the nuclear disaster of March 2011.

The rockfish was caught near an unloading point north of the No. 1 through No. 4 reactors. No fishermen operate in the nuclear plant's port.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201301190042

Obama's Gun Controls 'Will Fail', Says Gun Lobby

The organiser of America's first Gun Appreciation Day has told Sky News that any government attempt to limit access to firearms is destined to fail.

Gun owners across the United States were encouraged to rally at gun shops and shooting ranges to demonstrate their opposition to President Obama's calls for new gun controls.

http://news.sky.com/story/1040358/obamas-gun-controls-will-fail-says-gun-lobby

Modbury, Devon: Murder Probe After Body Of Boy, 2, Discovered

Police have begun a murder investigation following the death of a two-year-old boy.

Officers were called to a home in Modbury, Devon, on Saturday morning after the little boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

Police confirmed they have arrested a woman and she is being questioned by officers on suspicion of murder.

http://news.sky.com/story/1040355/murder-probe-after-body-of-boy-2-discovered

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake GUERRERO, MEXICO - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 08:12:20 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 02:12:20 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
16.922°N, 98.178°W
Depth
29.2 km (18.1 miles)
Region
GUERRERO, MEXICO
Distances
16 km (9 miles) NNE of Xochistlahuaca, Mexico

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 07:58:42 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 04:58:42 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.620°S, 130.162°E
Depth
158.8 km (98.7 miles)
Region
BANDA SEA
Distances
194 km (120 miles) NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND - 20th January 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 00:45:57 UTC
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 01:45:57 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
39.831°S, 174.349°E
Depth
117.8 km (73.2 miles)
Region
NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Distances
13 km (8 miles) SW of Patea, New Zealand

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake ARAUCANIA, CHILE - 19th January 2013

Magnitude
4.1
Date-Time
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 20:03:56 UTC
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 05:03:56 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
39.056°S, 73.117°W
Depth
11.5 km (7.1 miles)
Region
ARAUCANIA, CHILE
Distances
39 km (24 miles) SSW of Nueva Imperial, Chile