Monday, February 25, 2013

Osborne 'is in denial' at loss of AAA rating

GEORGE Osborne has been labelled as the "downgraded Chancellor" and accused of being in "complete denial" over the loss of the UK's prized AAA credit rating.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls yesterday claimed his opposite number was "just making it up as he goes along" and piled on the humiliation by reciting the Government's own words on the importance of the rating.

He told the Mr Osborne to get "out of denial" and come up with a new plan for jobs and growth.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/osborne-is-in-denial-at-loss-of-aaa-rating-29093887.html

US calls on Israelis, PA to exercise restraint

In the wake of continued riots in the West Bank, the United States on Wednesday urged both the Palestinians and the Israelis not only to "refrain from provocative actions," but also to consider "positive steps to reestablish trust and deescalate the current tensions."

Deputy State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said: "We call on Israelis and Palestinians to exercise maximum restraint as the situation on the West Bank remains tense."

Following the autopsy of Palestinian detainee Arafat Jaradat, Ventrall said the US "expect[s] all parties to consider the results of the autopsy calmly and without inflammatory rhetoric."

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=304507

Thousands of dead fish found floating in Cleveland river

Thousands of dead fish were found floating in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland and lining the river banks, officials said.

"I've seen large clumps of them floating down the river for the last three days," T.J. Towner, who works in the area of the city known as The Flats, said in a (Cleveland) Plain Dealer report Monday.

The cause of the fish kill -- with many of the fish showing red bruise-like marks -- was not immediately known, but Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District spokeswoman Jean Chapman said kills of Gizzard Shad are common this time of year.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/02/25/Fish-die-in-Clevelands-Cuyahoga-River/UPI-70701361823700/?spt=hs&or=sn

Bird flu alert in Odisha, India

The Odisha government has alerted all its district authorities after a swab sample collected from a migratory bird tested positive for bird flu, an official said here Saturday.

The samples of some migratory birds in Chilika Lake were sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal Jan 20 after they were found having flu-like symptoms, said Satyabrata Sahu, state secretary of the fishery and animal resources department.

The veterinary staffs of all the districts have been ordered to monitor health of all the birds after swab from one bird tested positive. The test report reached Friday, Sahu said.

The 1,000 sq km Chilika Lake, about 100 km from here, is spread over the districts of Puri, Khordha and Ganjam along the eastern coast and is home to some of the largest congregations of migratory birds in the country.

http://www.vancouverdesi.com/news/bird-flu-alert-in-odisha/509127/

Chile Navy Tries To Save Stranded Pilot Whales

Rescuers have been trying to save around 50 pilot whales which beached themselves off Chile.

Fishermen spotted the pod of short-finned whales stranded on a beach in southern Chile's Strait of Magellan on Sunday, 65 miles south of Punta Arenas.

Fisherman Jorge Carcamo said: "Around four in the afternoon we were getting closer to our port and you could see the [beached] whales from the boat. You could see two at first and then when we got closer, sadly, we counted 46 or more."

http://news.sky.com/story/1056985/chile-navy-tries-to-save-stranded-whales

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE - 26th February 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 03:14:46 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:14:46 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
27.472°S, 71.257°W
Depth
39.1 km (24.3 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
Distances
92 km (57 miles) W of Copiapo, Chile

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SIMEULUE, INDONESIA - 26th February 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 01:47:22 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 08:47:22 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.594°N, 96.171°E
Depth
52.7 km (32.7 miles)
Region
SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
Distances
26 km (16 miles) WNW of Sinabang, Indonesia

Stunning UFO Sighting In Santiago Chile


5.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
5.5
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 23:37:59 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 05:37:59 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
48.335°S, 86.863°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Distances
1240 km (770 miles) WNW (289°) from Punta Arenas, Chile

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 22:53:07 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 02:53:07 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
31.213°N, 115.972°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances
40 km (24 miles) NNE of Camalu, Mexico

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 21:26:15 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 08:26:15 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.829°S, 165.731°E
Depth
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
16 km (9 miles) SW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Russian Prime Minister hints at "nuclear confrontation" with United States over potential Syria / Iran invasion


Elisa Lam and Los Angeles Tuberculosis Outbreak Connection? (This just gets stranger and stranger)

This is too strange, I have to share it. Currently across the Los Angeles area, there is a widespread outbreak of TB; thousands of people may have been exposed to it in a deadly downtown LA outbreak. Coincidentally, or not, a woman was recently found dead in a water tank in a hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Her name? Elisa Lam. The name of the test for TB? Lam Elisa. Is this some kind of 'test' run for a water borne 'false flag' across America? The first line of the linked CBS LA story alone should give us pause:

"The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis."

I've added a mysterious video below of one of the last times Elisa Lam was seen alive, pushing buttoons in an elevator and ducking in and out, looking into the hallway. Check that one out, the 2nd video below. That video alone is bizarre enough to give anyone concern. 

Here is the medical terminology for the TB Test on humans, 9th paragraph down http://www.cli-online.com/featured-ar...  Here is the story of 4500 people [Possibly] infected of drug resistant TB in LA California http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/0... Coincidence or more? 

http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/2013/02/outrageous-creepy-alert-lam-elisa-elisa-lam-2447466.html


Elisa Lam Elevator video:



Elisa Lam Tumblr (updated as recently as Feb 27th):

http://nouvelle-nouveau.tumblr.com/archive

NRA uses Justice memo to accuse Obama admin of wanting to confiscate guns

His plan also includes tougher federal laws against gun trafficking and straw purchases, which occur when a person legally buys a firearm but sells it to a criminal or someone else barred from owning a weapon.

Interest in the gun issue has intensified since the December shootings in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 first-graders and six staffers at an elementary school. The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee plans to write legislation addressing some of Obama’s proposals in the next week or two.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/23/nra-uses-justice-memo-accuse-obama-admin-wanting-c/?page=2#ixzz2LwaToDAf

Obama selling meetings with himself at White House for $500,000 each



MSNBC’s Chuck Todd criticized Monday the new fundraising efforts of President Obama’s dark money group, Organizing for Action, calling a scheme for high donors to meet regularly with Obama “the definition of selling access.”

Todd was describing the quarterly meetings that will be enjoyed by OFA’s $500,000 donors, the New York Times reported over the weekend:

But those contributions will also translate into access, according to donors courted by the president’s aides. Next month, Organizing for Action will hold a “founders summit” at a hotel near the White House, where donors paying $50,000 each will mingle with Mr. Obama’s former campaign manager, Jim Messina, and Mr. Carson, who previously led the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House. Moreover, the new cash demands on Mr. Obama’s top donors and bundlers come as many of them are angling for appointments to administration jobs or ambassadorships.

http://freebeacon.com/chuck-todd-on-ofa-fundraising-this-just-looks-bad/

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 16:48:11 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 03:48:11 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.032°S, 165.850°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
34 km (21 miles) S of Lata, Solomon Islands

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 16:19:27 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 01:19:27 AM at epicenter
Location
38.392°N, 141.676°E
Depth
60.5 km (37.6 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
71 km (44 miles) ENE (77°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

Police Investigate Lord Rennard Allegations

Scotland Yard has announced it will investigate whether "criminal activity has taken place" following allegations against ex-Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard.

Several women have accused the peer of inappropriately touching and propositioning female party workers, which he strenuously denies.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056881/police-investigate-lord-rennard-allegations

Cyber Arms Race: US, China in full-scale web war?

'US nuclear power plants very vulnerable to cyber attacks'

Rebels Down Syrian Chopper

'West loses control of Syria militants'

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 16:13:37 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 01:13:37 AM at epicenter
Location
7.257°S, 126.934°E
Depth
378.2 km (235.0 miles)
Region
KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
Distances
207 km (128 miles) NE of Dili, East Timor

How many convicted paedophiles have police lost track of in your area? Map shows where 137 have gone missing

Police have lost track of almost 140 paedophiles, sparking fears many may have left the country, it has been revealed.

Government figures show a total of 137 child sex offenders have disappeared after signing the sex offenders' register, which requires them to inform police of their whereabouts or any changes to their details.

The shock figures show the Metropolitan Police has lost by far the most paedophiles, with 40 on the run from the authorities in London.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284129/Revealed-The-map-Britain-shows-convicted-paedophiles-run-area-police-lost-track-them.html

Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian detainee

IKEA meatballs with horsemeat sold across EU

Israel fears new Palestinian uprising could erupt

Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of a prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail has raised fears in Israel of a new uprising.

Arafat Jaradat's death on Saturday and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates have raised tension in the occupied territory after repeated clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli soldiers in recent days.

Israeli troops, on high alert, took up positions outside Jaradat's home village of Se'eer, in likely earshot of the bursts of automatic fire from the half-dozen masked Palestinians in full battle dress.

"We sacrifice our souls and blood for you, our martyr!" mourners chanted.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-palestinians-israel-idUSBRE91O0K420130225

Berlusconi ahead in key Italy Senate race: projections

Projections from an early vote count in Italy's election on Monday showed Silvio Berlusconi's center right slightly ahead in the Senate, a result that could cause deep government instability if confirmed.

The projections on RAI, Sky, Mediaset and LA 7 television stations were the reverse of earlier predictions from telephone polls that showed the center left taking a strong lead in both houses of parliament.

The change in predictions had an immediate impact on markets which rose earlier on hopes of a stable and strong centre-left led government.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE91M0EB20130225

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF THE RYUKYU ISLANDS - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
5.5
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 16:00:18 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 01:00:18 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
29.024°N, 131.456°E
Depth
27.6 km (17.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHEAST OF THE RYUKYU ISLANDS
Distances
195 km (121 miles) SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
5.3
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 15:14:35 UTC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 02:14:35 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.161°S, 165.844°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
49 km (30 miles) S of Lata, Solomon Islands

'Venables Twitter Photo': Legal Action

The Attorney General has announced contempt proceedings will be made against individuals who posted photographs purporting to show Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.

A statement from Dominic Grieve MP said court papers would be served against a number of individuals shortly.

Under the terms of an injunction, publication of any image or information purporting to identify anyone as Venables or Thompson is prohibited.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056800/legal-action-for-venables-twitter-photo

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.6 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 13:41:26 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 05:41:26 AM at epicenter
Location
52.643°N, 132.139°W
Depth
3 km (1.9 miles) set by location program
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
222 km (138 miles) SW (214°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Clive Sharp Jailed For At Least 37 Years for the murder of Catherine Gowing

A man who murdered a vet in North Wales before cutting up and disposing of her body had a long-standing fantasy to imprison, rape and kill a woman, a court has heard.

Production manager Clive Sharp, 47, was jailed for a minimum of 37 years at Mold Crown Court after admitting murder.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Griffith Williams told Sharp: "This is a horrific, cold hearted murder, carried out to gratify your perverted sexual desires."

http://news.sky.com/story/1056686/vets-killer-jailed-for-at-least-37-years

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake VANUATU - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:01:43 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:01:43 PM at epicenter
Location
18.961°S, 169.462°E
Depth
271.2 km (168.5 miles)
Region
VANUATU
Distances
67 km (42 miles) NNE (18°) from Isangel, Vanuatu

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:28:06 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 03:28:06 PM at epicenter
Location
30.706°S, 59.915°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
Distances
1181 km (734 miles) SSE (159°) from SAINT-DENIS, Reunion

Somali armed robber who claimed asylum sues Government for £50,000 because attempts to deport him gave him 'nightmares'

A criminal asylum seeker is suing the Government for £50,000 claiming their persistent attempts to deport him from Britain has left him unable to sleep and psychologically scarred.

Abdirahman Ajab, who has a string of previous convictions, says his treatment has given him 'mental problems' and 'nightmares' so the Home Office 'owe' him.

The 30-year-old Somalian has been convicted of robbery and false imprisonment but still convinced a High Court judge to let him stay in the UK several years ago.

He now says that being held at an immigration centre for eight months while the Government considered his case gave him mental health problems.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284095/Somali-asylum-seeker-Abdirahman-Ajab-string-convictions-sues-50-000-trying-deport-gave-nightmares.html

After meteor blast in Russia, Laurel lab plans to smack an asteroid

A meteor blast over Russia is putting new focus on a transatlantic effort to crash a spacecraft into a far-flung asteroid in a bid to prove that incoming objects from space can be knocked from their path.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory are preparing a decade-long, $350 million project to propel a rocket into the asteroid Didymos as it passes close to Earth. If successful, it would be the first time an asteroid is knocked off course by human intervention.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/after-meteor-blast-in-russia-laurel-lab-plans-to-smack-an-asteroid/2013/02/24/3cc08720-7bc4-11e2-82e8-61a46c2cde3d_story.html

Dagenham Acid Attack: Man And Woman Arrested

Police investigating an acid attack on a woman in east London have arrested two people on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The 21-year-old woman was attacked in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, at around 12.40am on December 30.

The Metropolitan Police said a second 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested on Friday and Sunday respectively.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056674/dagenham-acid-attack-man-and-woman-arrested

'Smooth' Start: John Kerry invents new country during first tour

Euro Zone Summit: What’s worrying ECB’s Asmussen

U.S. Special Forces ordered out of one Afghan province over alleged abuse by Afghans working for them

Palestinian official: detainee tortured to death in Israeli prison

Polls open on final day of Italy election

Boat Sinks Off California Coast, Four Missing

Two adults and two young children are missing from a sailing boat which was reported to be sinking off the California coast in bad weather.

The US Coast Guard has launched a major search of waters south of San Francisco for the group.

Rescue teams have been using aircraft, a patrol boat, lifeboat and cutter, but have not yet found any sign of life.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056577/boat-sinks-off-california-coast-four-missing

Helicopter Prison Break Foiled In Greece

A helicopter swooped down on a Greek prison courtyard as its passengers fired machine guns at guards in a dramatic escape plot.

A rope was lowered down to convicted killer Panagiotis Vlastos, but the fourth attempt to break him out of jail was foiled when he was shot and the aircraft forced to land.

It was the latest in a series of bids to escape prison involving helicopters in Greece, and the first time such plans have failed.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056581/helicopter-prison-break-foiled-in-greece

Britain's Top Cardinal Keith O'Brien Resigns following claims he previously behaved innappropriately

The most senior priest in the Roman Catholic Church in Britain Cardinal Keith O'Brien has resigned over claims he previously behaved innappropriately, it has emerged.

There was no official confirmation of the news, which comes just a day after the claims by three priests and a former priest first surfaced.

Cardinal O'Brien should have been travelling to the Vatican this week to help choose the next Pope.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056654/britains-top-cardinal-keith-obrien-resigns

MAN DROWNS IN QLD FLOODWATERS

A man has drowned after being swept from his car near Kilcoy northeast of Brisbane as more torrential rain pounds southern Queensland.

Police say the man became trapped as he drove along Mary Smokes Creek Road, inland from the Glasshouse Mountains about 4pm (AEST) on Friday.

He was washed from his car.

Heavy rain has been predicted over a 600km stretch of Queensland coast, from Gladstone to the NSW border.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/newshome/16224061/man-drowns-in-qld-floodwaters/

Horsemeat Discovered In Ikea Meatballs

Inspectors have found horsemeat in meatballs produced in Sweden for Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer.

The Czech Republic's state veterinary administration - which made the discovered - said the 1kg packs of frozen meatballs were labelled as beef and pork.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056625/horsemeat-discovered-in-ikea-meatballs

'Killer robots need to be stopped now, before it is too late' says Human Rights group



A new campaign, aimed at persuading countries to ban the building and use of so-called 'killer robots', is gaining momentum after winning the support of academics, pressure groups and Nobel Prize winners.

The organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) first mooted the campaign back in November when they warned that soon: "fully autonomous weapons, also known as "killer robots," would be able to select and engage targets without human intervention."

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/killer-robots-need-to-be-stopped-now-before-it-is-too-late-says-human-rights-group-8509182.html

Rightwing chief wins Cyprus poll vowing bailout deal



The right EU party is now in power in Cyprus, so bailout will follow,.

Pistorius May Ask to Ease Bail Conditions, Lawyer Says

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee track star charged with the murder of his girlfriend, is considering asking the court to eases bail conditions that include reporting to police twice a week, his lawyer Kenny Oldwage said.

The athlete, known as the “Blade Runner” because of his prosthetic running blades, is due to report to a police station in Pretoria for the first time today after being released from custody on Feb. 22. Pistorius, 26, will resume training, though he won’t take part in competitions, coach Ampie Louw, told reporters earlier that day.

“He just really wants to get on with his life,” Oldwage said by phone today.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-25/pistorius-may-ask-to-ease-bail-conditions-lawyer-says.html

April Jones Murder: Mark Bridger On Trial

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger will go on trial today accused of the murder of schoolgirl April Jones.

Bridger, 47, was arrested the day after the five-year-old vanished while playing on her bike near her home in Machynlleth, Wales, on October 1 last year.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056525/april-jones-murder-mark-bridger-on-trial

North Korea threatens U.S. military


Ahead of annual, routine military exercises between South Korea and the United States, North Korea issued its usual caustic objections Saturday.

It threatened "miserable destruction," if "your side ignites a war of aggression by staging the reckless joint military exercises ... at this dangerous time."

Though customary, the stark posturing by North Korea stands in the shadow of an underground nuclear test two weeks ago that was preceded by the launch of a long-range missile capable of transporting a warhead.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/23/world/asia/koreas-tension/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Bersani leads Berlusconi in Italian polls

Italy's parliamentary elections kick off Sunday, with polls suggesting the center-left -- led by Pier Luigi Bersani -- is on track to defeat controversial three-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

But Berlusconi's rise in the polls in recent weeks, combined with widespread public disillusionment, means that nothing about the race is a foregone conclusion.

Who are the candidates?

The two-day election is a four-horse race between political coalitions led by Bersani, Berlusconi, outgoing premier Mario Monti, and the anti-establishment movement led by ex-comedian Beppe Grillo.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/24/world/europe/italy-election/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

protests in Italy

Protest votes raise uncertainty in close Italy election

Polls in Italy opened for the second and final day of voting on Monday, with a surge in protest votes increasing fears of an unclear outcome that could hamper economic reforms.

"I'm sick of the scandals and the stealing," said Paolo Gentile, a 49-year-old lawyer from Rome who said he had voted for the 5-Star Movement, an anti-establishment group set to make a huge impact at this, its first general election.

"We need some young, new people in parliament, not the old parties that are totally discredited."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE91M0EB20130225

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 08:05:32 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 08:05:32 PM at epicenter
Location
32.373°S, 178.014°W
Depth
9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region
SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
Distances
348 km (216 miles) S (182°) from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHWESTERN IRAN - 25th February 2013

Magnitude ML 4.3
Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Date time 2013-02-25 08:03:14.0 UTC
Location 37.19 N ; 45.34 E
Depth 2 km
Distances 26 km NE Oshnaviyeh, Iran

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 07:34:44 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 04:34:44 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.913°N, 139.308°E
Depth
9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region
EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
32 km (19 miles) WNW of Nikko, Japan

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 07:32:02 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 04:32:02 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.951°N, 139.195°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
62 km (39 miles) N (10°) from Maebashi, Honshu, Japan

Israel carries out Arrow missile interceptor test: official

Israel carried out a successful test of its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor on Monday, an Israeli official said.

The U.S.-backed Arrow missile is designed to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles at altitudes high enough to allow for any non-conventional warheads to disintegrate safely.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-arms-israel-arrow-idUSBRE91O08220130225

Two Police Officers Injured In Hit And Run

Two people have been held on suspicion of attempted murder after police officers were injured in a hit and run in Manchester.

The officers tried to stop the vehicle at about 10.50pm on Sunday on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey, when it hit them and drove off.

http://news.sky.com/story/1056492/two-police-officers-injured-in-hit-and-run

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
5.7
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 07:23:56 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 04:23:56 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.892°N, 139.251°E
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
33 km (20 miles) NNE of Numata, Japan

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake GUATEMALA - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 07:08:47 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 01:08:47 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.340°N, 91.384°W
Depth
99.8 km (62.0 miles)
Region
GUATEMALA
Distances
6 km (3 miles) NNW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN XIZANG - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 05:22:18 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 01:22:18 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
34.385°N, 85.764°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
WESTERN XIZANG
Distances
276 km (171 miles) NNE of Luring, China

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN XIZANG - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 05:11:08 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 01:11:08 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
34.301°N, 85.673°E
Depth
12 km (7.5 miles)
Region
WESTERN XIZANG
Distances
255 km (158 miles) NNE of Luring, China

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 25th February 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 03:56:15 UTC
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 05:56:15 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
15.483°S, 175.972°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
TONGA
Distances
243 km (150 miles) WNW of Hihifo, Tonga

Former press secretary Robert Gibbs 'was told by the White House not to acknowledge drone program and DENY it even existed'

President Obama’s former press secretary said today that he was specifically instructed by the White House not to acknowledge the administration’s use of drones.

Speaking Sunday on MSNBC’s ‘Up w/Chris Hayes’ Sunday, Robert Gibbs said that he was told when he was named White House Press Secretary that ‘one of the first things they told me was, “You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program.

‘”You’re not even to discuss that it exists,”’ the former press secretary and current MSNBC political analyst said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284022/Former-White-House-press-secretary-Robert-Gibbs-told-acknowledge-drone-program-DENY-existed.html

Bernie Madoff claims big banks knew exactly what he was up to, in email from jail

Bernie Madoff says that the big banks knew about the multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme he masterminded and chose to turn a blind eye.

Madoff, serving a 150 year sentence for his crimes, wrote an email from jail advising his victims to go after banks where he held accounts if they wanted to get their money back.

'The Banks had to know what I was doing regarding the fraud,' he wrote.

This isn't the first time Madoff has claimed the banks were complicit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283938/Bernie-Madoff-claims-big-banks-knew-exactly-to.html

El Chapo lives! World's most wanted fugitive did not die in Guatemalan shoot out, says official who called the report a misunderstanding

Officials now say there is no evidence the world's most powerful drug baron Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was killed in a February 21 shootout in the Guatemalan jungle.

Earlier reports claimed 'El Chapo' died in a hail of bullets February 21 in a jungle shootout with a rival gang near the Mexican border.

Last week, villagers in the Peten province near the border with Mexico, claimed they spotted a blood-soaked body that resembled the fugitive Sinaloa cartel leader slumped in a car after after a clash between two heavily-armed drugs gangs.

Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla now calls the reports a misunderstanding.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284025/Is-El-Chapo-dead-Police-probe-notorious-Mexican-drug-lord-killed-cartel-shootout.html

Man 'hacks wife with cleaver' as nearby firemen rush to the rescue

A crazed man hacked his wife in the head with a meat cleaver as he dragged her down Canal Street (main image, showing wife in pink top) as firefighters who saw what was happening leapt in to her rescue and pinned the husband down (inset picture). The woman fled from the scene, but was eventually taken to New York's Bellevue hospital where she is expected to make and full recovery from lacerations to her face, hip, and back.A crazed man hacked his wife in the head with a meat cleaver as he dragged her down Canal Street (main image, showing wife in pink top) as firefighters who saw what was happening leapt in to her rescue and pinned the husband down (inset picture). The woman fled from the scene, but was eventually taken to New York's Bellevue hospital where she is expected to make and full recovery from lacerations to her face, hip, and back.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283952/Crazed-man-meat-cleaver-hacks-wife-repeatedly-head-firefighters-nearby-firehouse-rush-rescue.html