Monday, March 11, 2013

Crowded Skies: Russian satellite collides with Chinese space junk

Fukushima 2 years on: 'Nuclear fallout impact bigger than established'

Fatal Favor: US trains Syrian rebels in Jordan?

Fukushima Shadow: Anti-atomic activists angry at nuclear revival plans

Honor On Sale: UK WW2 hero sells medals to survive

Escaping Syrian Rebel Execution: Ukrainian journo evades Syrian rebel captors

Giant sandstorm swallows up Yokohama in Japan

Unusual Weather & Sightings in China

3-Hour Conflict As Thousands of Police Dispatched in Guangdong

Pakistan starts work on Iranian gas line opposed by U.S.

The presidents of Iran and Pakistan marked the start of Pakistani construction on a much-delayed gas pipeline on Monday, Iranian media reported, despite U.S. pressure on Islamabad to back out of the project.

Dubbed the "peace pipeline", the $7 billion project has faced repeated delays since it was conceived in the 1990s to connect Iran's giant South Pars gas field to India via Pakistan.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-iran-pakistan-gas-idUSBRE92A09X20130311

Washington drive-by shooting Suspect still at large

At least a dozen people were hurt in a drive-by shooting in America's capital in the early hours of this morning.

Authorities said that around 2 a.m. shots were fired in northwest Washington D.C.

Witnesses say that someone in an old blue BMW opened fire on a group of people who were standing outside an apartment building.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2291572/TWELVE-people-hurt-drive-shooting-suspect-large-Washington-DC.html

Homemade alcohol kills 51 in Libya: health ministry

Fifty one people have died since Saturday after drinking homemade alcohol, most of them in the Libyan capital Tripoli, with more than 300 others suffering from alcohol poisoning, the health ministry said on Monday.

The consumption and sale of alcohol is banned in the North African country, even though it is available on the black market.

In a statement on its website, the ministry said 38 people had died in Tripoli and another 13 had died while on their way to Tunisia for treatment.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-libya-alcohol-deaths-idUSBRE92A0UA20130311

U.S. imposing new sanctions on North Korean bank: Obama aide

The U.S. Treasury is imposing sanctions against North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank, the country's main foreign exchange institution, for its role in supporting Pyongyang's weapons of mass destruction program, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said on Monday.

In a speech to the Asia Society in New York, the top White House aide, Tom Donilon, also said China should not conduct "business as usual" with North Korea while Pyongyang threatens its neighbors.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-korea-north-usa-donilon-idUSBRE92A0TZ20130311

Dead pigs found in Chinese river rises to over 2,200

Al Qaeda claims killing of Syrian soldiers in Iraq

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing 48 Syrian soldiers and state employees in Iraq last week, saying their presence proved collusion between the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Unidentified gunmen last week attacked a convoy of Syrians who had fled across the border into Iraq from a Syrian rebel advance, and were being escorted back home through the western province of Anbar, Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-syria-crisis-iraq-qaeda-idUSBRE92A0L720130311

North Korea slams U.N. "plot" to investigate its human rights record

North Korea condemned a threatened U.N. investigation into its alleged human rights abuses on Monday and denounced a U.N. report as "faked material ... invented by the hostile forces, defectors and other rabbles".

The U.N. Human Rights Council is likely to back a call by Japan and the European Union to set up a "Commission of Inquiry" later this month, meaning that the isolated Asian state will face much closer scrutiny.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-korea-north-inquiry-idUSBRE92A0TW20130311

Abu Qatada: Jordan 'Pledges Fair Trial'

The Jordanian government will do everything possible to ensure radical cleric Abu Qatada is given a fair trial "because the eyes of the world will be on them", judges at the Court of Appeal in London have been told.

Lawyers for Home Secretary Theresa May made the claim as they launched the latest attempt to have the 52-year-old preacher deported to Jordan to stand trial on terrorism charges.

http://news.sky.com/story/1063172/abu-qatada-jordan-pledges-fair-trial

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.6
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 17:12:14 UTC
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 04:12:14 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.531°S, 165.202°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
113 km (70 miles) SW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Chris Huhne And Vicky Pryce Get Eight Months

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce have each been jailed for eight months for lying about a speeding offence committed a decade ago.

A judge told the former Cabinet minister and his ex-wife that they were "acting together" in deciding to pervert the course of justice when she agreed to take his speeding points.

http://news.sky.com/story/1063212/chris-huhne-and-vicky-pryce-get-eight-months

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 16:56:05 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:56:05 AM at epicenter
Location
33.498°N, 116.462°W
Depth
0.1 km (~0.1 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
21 km (13 miles) ESE (108°) from Anza, CA

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 16:55:50 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:55:50 AM at epicenter
Location
33.503°N, 116.457°W
Depth
12.1 km (7.5 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
21 km (13 miles) ESE (106°) from Anza, CA

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 16:55:42 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:55:42 AM at epicenter
Location
33.506°N, 116.476°W
Depth
0.1 km (~0.1 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
19 km (12 miles) ESE (107°) from Anza, CA

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake IRAQ - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 14:57:06 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 05:57:06 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.503°N, 43.459°E
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
IRAQ
Distances
33 km (20 miles) ENE of Qada' Talkif, Iraq

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 14:28:23 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:28:23 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
56.868°S, 24.460°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Distances
168 km (104 miles) E of Visokoi Island,

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 13:29:54 UTC
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:29:54 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.165°S, 165.051°E
Depth
27.2 km (16.9 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
98 km (60 miles) WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:52:12 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 03:52:12 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
43.322°S, 39.435°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION
Distances
420 km (260 miles) NNE of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands

Seattle dive bar becomes first to ban Google Glasses over privacy fears

Google Glass isn't even on the market yet but a Seattle dive bar has already banned them from its users ever stepping foot inside.

The 5 Point Café posted a sign for its patrons this week reading that 'a** kickings will be encouraged for violators' of their new rule while mutually boasting of being the first establishment to ban them in the city.

Bar owner Dave Meinert says his decision is done half-jokingly for a reaction but half for privacy as well.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2290978/5-Point-Cafe-Seattle-dive-bar-ban-Google-Glass-citing-privacy-concerns.html

No humans required! NYSE prepares disaster back-up plan to operate without traders

The New York Stock Exchange is readying plans to be able to operate without human traders in case another disaster, such as Superstorm Sandy, forces the shutdown of its historic trading floor in downtown Manhattan.

NYSE Euronext (NYX.N) is preparing to submit details of the plan to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the report, which cited people involved in the preparations.

If activated, the plan would represent the first time the 221-year-old exchange would rely entirely on computer systems, without the oversight of floor-based traders, the paper said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2291063/NYSE-prepares-disaster-plan-operate-human-traders.html

Sounds like a grand Plan!!....Especially since our governments are trying to drum it into our heads that Hacking is at a all-time high!....Who will they blame when Billions suddenly vanish?

Harry Potter movies for hire, strawberries and Ocean Spray for lunch and slippers left by the cell bed: The images that show what life is REALLY like in Guantanamo Bay

Astonishing new pictures have given a glimpse of what life is really like inside Guantanamo Bay - from the prison library where car magazines and films are available to the Halal meat served for dinner. The images of the prison camp, which is responsible for housing and feeding prisoners who have been captured in the war in Afghanistan and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001 attacks, shed a new light on human life in the camp where inmates are given a daily choice of vegetarian, fish or 'bland' meals.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2291476/Army-drills-inmates-library-Harry-Potter-films--Fascinating-pictures-insight-life-Guantanamo-Bay.html

Adrian Muir charged with murdering his partner Pamela Jackson, who has been missing since March 2.

A man has been charged with murdering his partner, following her disappearance more than a week ago.

More than 40 officers and specialist police staff are working on the case of Pamela Jackson, 55.

And her 50-year-old boyfriend Adrian Muir, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been arrested in Chester-le-Street and charged with her murder..

http://news.sky.com/story/1062959/missing-grandmother-partners-murder-charge

'Fukushima made us sick': Two Navy veterans join federal lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Company

Two U.S. Navy veterans are joining a federal lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Company filed by fellow sailors who say the Japanese power company mislead them about potential dangers after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Quartermasters Jaime Plym and Maurice Enis are the latest two military service members to blame the nuclear power plant meltdown for making them sick.

The two say they were afflicted with multiple illnesses, including repeated cases of bronchitis, strange lumps and other ailments.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2291365/Fukushima-sick-Two-Navy-veterans-join-federal-lawsuit-Tokyo-Electric-Power-Company-nuclear-power-plant-meltdown.html

President Karzai accuses US of colluding with Taliban to keep the army in Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai hijacked US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's debut visit to the region yesterday by accusing America of conspiring with the Taliban.

A day after two Taliban bombings killed 17 people, Karzai accused the United States and the Taliban of colluding to convince Afghans that foreign forces were needed beyond 2014, when NATO is set to wrap up its combat mission and most troops withdraw.

'Those bombs that went off in Kabul and Khost were not a show of force to America. They were in service of America. It was in the service of the 2014 slogan to warn us if they (Americans) are not here then Taliban will come,' Karzai said in a speech.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2291460/US-accused-colluding-Taliban-Afghanistan-President-Karzai-hijacks-Chuck-Hagels-visit.html

America and South Korea try to Calm N Korean Relations by Holding More Military Drills

South Korea and US forces have launched an 11-day land and sea exercise, in the face of North Korean protests that such “sabre-rattling” could lead to military confrontation.

Exercise Key Resolve, the second phase of the allies’ annual war games, went ahead as planned on Monday and will involve 13,500 troops. The war games have sparked angry rhetoric from Pyongyang, which also condemned new UN sanctions imposed in response to its recent rocket launch and nuclear device test.

“It is the US imperialists’ trite method of aggression to tighten sanctions and escalate the moves to stifle [North Korea] militarily,” state media said on Sunday.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cfe34000-89f3-11e2-ad3f-00144feabdc0.html

North Korea declares 1953 armistice invalid


The North Korean army has declared invalid the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, the official newspaper of the country's ruling Workers' Party said Monday.

Since last week, North Korea had been threatening to scrap the armistice after the U.N. Security Council passed tougher sanctions against it in response to its February 12 nuclear test.

On Monday, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported that the Supreme Command of North Korea's army had done so.

"The U.S. has reduced the armistice agreement to a dead paper," the newspaper said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/11/world/asia/north-korea-armistice/index.html

One in four Germans would back anti-euro party

One in four Germans would be ready to vote in September's federal election for a party that wants to quit the euro, according to an opinion poll published on Monday that highlights German unease over the costs of the euro zone crisis.

Germany's mainstream parties remain solidly pro-euro despite grumbling over bailouts of countries such as Greece. A German taboo on nationalism, rooted in atonement for the crimes of the Nazi era, has helped to muffle eurosceptic voices.

But the poll conducted by TNS-Emnid for the weekly Focus magazine showed 26 percent of Germans would consider backing a party that wanted to take Germany out of the euro and as many as four in 10 Germans in the 40-49 age bracket would do so.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-germany-eurosceptics-idUSBRE92A07F20130311

Europe risks "losing a generation" ....But they Have SAVED the Banks

Europe has spent hundreds of billions of euros rescuing its banks but may have lost an entire generation of young people in the process, the president of the European Parliament said.

Since the region's debt crisis erupted in Greece in late 2009, the European Union has created complex rescue mechanisms to prop up distressed countries and their shaky banking sectors, setting aside a total of 700 billion euros.

But little has been done to tackle the devastating social impact of the crisis, with more than 26 million people unemployed across the EU, including one in every two young people in Greece, Spain and parts of Italy and Portugal.

That crippling level of unemployment has led to protests and outbreaks of violence across southern Europe, raising the threat of full-scale social breakdown, including rising crime and anti-immigrant attacks that can further rattle unstable governments.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-eu-parliament-crisis-idUSBRE92A08W20130311

This was predicted by many, and ignored by Brussels....will they now realize worse is yet to come?, I doubt it!

Syria jets bomb Baba Amr after rebel advance

Syrian warplanes bombed the shattered Baba Amr district in the central city of Homs on Monday, a day after rebels made a surprise push into their former bastion, which had been in army hands for a year.

The communally mixed city of Sunni Muslims and Alawites, the minority sect that has dominated Syria since the 1960s, has been a major battleground in a two-year-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad that has claimed about 70,000 lives.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-syria-crisis-homs-idUSBRE92A08320130311

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake KYUSHU, JAPAN - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:59:43 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 06:59:43 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
31.640°N, 131.623°E
Depth
33.7 km (20.9 miles)
Region
KYUSHU, JAPAN
Distances
24 km (14 miles) E of Nichinan, Japan

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake KYUSHU, JAPAN - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.3
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:34:52 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 06:34:52 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
31.679°N, 131.486°E
Depth
32.8 km (20.4 miles)
Region
KYUSHU, JAPAN
Distances
14 km (8 miles) NE of Nichinan, Japan

Abstract: Door Point: A Buried Volcano in Southeast Louisiana

This one is straight out of the sit back and hold on to your hat category; according to a paper written in 1976, there is a buried volcano in Southeast Louisiana. This CANNOT BE the SAME part of Louisiana that is now being impacted by the dreaded Louisiana Sinkhole in Assumption Parish could it? You won't believe this! From a 1976 paper done for the Gulf Coast Association Of Geological Societies, Volume XXVI, 1976 by Jules Braunstein and Claude E. McMichael we get "Door Point: A Buried Volcano In Southeast Louisiana." Is THIS why BP is so concerned about Volcanoes all of a sudden? Check out the map below of what the Earth and America looked like during the Late Cretaceous Age when this buried volcano was last active. For all those who doubt this report, the original source can be found here.

http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/03/a-volcano-buried-in-se-louisiana-door-point-a-buried-volcano-in-southeast-louisiana-2452096.html

http://archives.datapages.com/data/gcags/data/026/026001/0079.htm

Birmingham Terror Charge Teen Pleads Guilty

A teenage boy has admitted possessing explosive chemicals and bomb-making books and diagrams.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two terror charges and another offence at a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today.

He admitted possessing explosive substances and a host of literature including a book on how to make the explosive Semtex.

The boy, who was arrested at his home in Northamptonshire, in February last year, admitted possessing explosive substances, namely sulphur powder and potassium nitrate, between January 1 2012 and February 26 2012.

http://news.sky.com/story/1063042/birmingham-terror-charge-teen-pleads-guilty

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 08:22:14 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 06:22:14 PM at epicenter
Location
6.693°S, 148.386°E
Depth
6.4 km (4.0 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
58 km (36 miles) E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

New York officials warn of 'absolutely terrifying' meningitis outbreak

New York is facing a deadly meningitis outbreak that is targeting gay men, many of which are HIV-positive. The city’s health department said several gay men have been found dead in their homes, and is urging people to immediately get vaccinated.

“Since August 2010, we’ve detected 12 cases of this very specific strain but what we’re most concerned about is that in the past four weeks there have been four cases and one of those cases has died,” Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Dr. Jay Varma, told CBS affiliate 1010 WINS.

All of the recent bacterial meningitis cases have involved HIV-positive gay men who have had close contact with nose or throat discharges from an infected person. The New York Health Department initially issued a warning about the bacterial meningitis for HIV-positive men, but have since changed that warning to apply to all gay men. There have been 17 cases of bacterial meningitis in New York since 2012 and 22 cases since 2010, seven of which were fatal.

http://rt.com/usa/nyc-meningitis-outbreak-gay-969/

Los Angeles, CA: 400+ Students, Staff at Cal Poly Urged to Get Tested for TB

A student at Cal Poly Pomona has become infected with tuberculosis and campus officials are alerting the 375 students and 20 faculty who may have had repeated contact with the student to get a TB skin test, campus officials said on Friday.

Students can receive free TB testing through Student Health Services.

Priority will be given to those who are contacted directly. Faculty and staff can receive testing through their regular health care provider.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51104766/ns/local_news-los_angeles_ca/t/possible-tb-infection-cal-poly-pomona/

Never mind Italy, Germany’s the worry – IG

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 07:58:32 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 01:58:32 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.591°N, 86.018°W
Depth
24.6 km (15.3 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA
Distances
41 km (25 miles) WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 06:56:33 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 05:56:33 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.634°S, 166.385°E
Depth
76.8 km (47.7 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances
117 km (72 miles) SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 06:21:04 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 04:21:04 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
7.431°S, 146.264°E
Depth
183.2 km (113.8 miles)
Region
EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
50 km (31 miles) WSW of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake KYUSHU, JAPAN - 11th March 2013


Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 05:34:58 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 02:34:58 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
31.194°N, 130.259°E
Depth
163.8 km (101.8 miles)
Region
KYUSHU, JAPAN
Distances
10 km (6 miles) SSW of Makurazaki, Japan

Small bomb explodes at Greek courier firm in Athens

A small makeshift bomb exploded at a Greek courier company in Athens on Sunday, smashing windows but causing no injuries, a Reuters witness and police officials said.

The explosion damaged some vehicles parked outside the local firm and caused minor damage to several neighboring buildings. Police officials said the bomb consisted of at least five gas canisters and some explosive material.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-greece-blast-idUSBRE9290HC20130310

Hundreds of dead pigs found in Chinese river

Volcano in Ecuador sends gas and ash into the sky

Syrian rebels attack military convoy

Water cannons, rubber bullets used to break up Azerbaijan protest

North Korea cuts off hotline with South Korea

North Korea has cut off a Red Cross hotline with South Korea as it escalates its war of words against Seoul and Washington in response to a military drill in the South and U.N. sanctions imposed for its recent nuclear test.
The North had threatened to cut off the hotline on March 11 if the United States and South Korea did not abandon their joint military exercise.

The Red Cross hotline is used to communicate between Seoul and Pyongyang which do not have diplomatic relations.

"We called at 9 a.m. and there was no response," a government official from South Korea said. The line is tested each day.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-korea-north-idUSBRE92A01820130311

Florida Expects Giant Mosquitos With Big Bite

Florida is bracing for a summer invasion of giant mosquitos whose bite has been compared to "being knifed".

University of Florida scientists say the half-inch insects, called gallinippers, are likely to swarm the Sunshine State after recent tropical storms made it the species' perfect breeding ground.

"I wouldn't be surprised, given the numbers we saw last year," said entomologist Phil Kaufman, a professor at the school's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

http://news.sky.com/story/1062757/florida-expects-giant-mosquitos-with-big-bite

Belfast Bomb Attack: Police Officers Targeted

Three police officers were targeted by a bomb attack in Northern Ireland, authorities have confirmed.

All three escaped unhurt but police are treating the incident near the M5 motorway in Belfast as attempted murder.

At around 9.15pm on Saturday, officers responding to a call out in the Hazelbank area made their way along the Duncrue towpath near the motorway.

http://news.sky.com/story/1062833/belfast-bomb-attack-police-officers-targeted

Antibiotic Resistance 'A Ticking Time-Bomb'

The Government's Chief Medical Officer is warning of "a dreadful future for our children and grandchildren" unless global action is taken to prevent diseases from becoming resistant to antibiotics.

Professor Dame Sally Davies said diseases are evolving faster than the drugs we have to treat them.

In the second volume of her annual report, she described the problem as a "ticking time-bomb" and calls for it to be put on the Government's National Security Risk Assessment register, alongside terrorism and severe weather.

http://news.sky.com/story/1062829/antibiotic-resistance-a-ticking-time-bomb

India Bus Gang Rape Leader In Jail Suicide

The man accused of leading the gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus has hanged himself in his prison cell.

Ram Singh used his clothes to kill himself in the high security Tihar jail where he had been on suicide watch in an isolated cell, according to Sky sources.

The suicide has angered the family of the 23-year-old rape victim who said that authorities had been negligent and they had been denied justice.

http://news.sky.com/story/1062858/india-bus-gang-rape-leader-in-jail-suicide

China: Hundreds Of Dead Pigs Dragged From River

More than 900 dead pigs have been pulled out of a Chinese river which is a source of drinking water for some Shanghai residents.

Authorities said they began receiving reports of the animals floating upstream in the Huangpu River earlier in the week.

Environmental experts have been working during daylight hours to retrieve them, but cannot continue the operation at night due to safety concerns.

Xu Rong, director of the Songjiang environmental department, said: "We have been picking up dead pigs from morning to night.

http://news.sky.com/story/1062752/china-hundreds-of-dead-pigs-dragged-from-river

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 03:03:32 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 03:03:32 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.977°S, 178.438°W
Depth
613 km (380.9 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
289 km (179 miles) SE of Lambasa, Fiji

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.3
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 03:01:37 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:01:37 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
40.091°N, 77.493°E
Depth
8.5 km (5.3 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Distances
125 km (77 miles) ENE of Arzak, China

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 02:30:47 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:30:47 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.831°S, 148.296°E
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
53 km (32 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 02:20:15 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:20:15 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.711°S, 148.256°E
Depth
35.5 km (22.1 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
44 km (27 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 02:15:49 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:15:49 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.585°S, 148.253°E
Depth
34.7 km (21.6 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
42 km (26 miles) E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 01:56:13 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:56:13 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.729°S, 148.379°E
Depth
35.3 km (21.9 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
58 km (36 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 01:48:10 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:48:10 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.596°S, 148.260°E
Depth
34.2 km (21.3 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
43 km (26 miles) E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 01:43:27 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:43:27 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.750°S, 148.499°E
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
71 km (44 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake COQUIMBO, CHILE - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 01:37:13 UTC
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:37:13 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
30.446°S, 71.127°W
Depth
65.3 km (40.6 miles)
Region
COQUIMBO, CHILE
Distances
17 km (10 miles) NNE of Ovalle, Chile

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 11th March 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 00:05:47 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:05:47 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.884°S, 148.361°E
Depth
57.5 km (35.7 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
62 km (38 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 23:59:16 UTC
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 08:59:16 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
18.954°S, 69.001°W
Depth
111.2 km (69.1 miles)
Region
TARAPACA, CHILE
Distances
102 km (63 miles) SE of Putre, Chile

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 23:46:26 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:46:26 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.692°S, 148.192°E
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
36 km (22 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
6.5
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 22:51:51 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 08:51:51 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.653°S, 148.155°E
Depth
28.9 km (18.0 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
44 km (27 miles) ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 22:16:05 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 08:16:05 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.837°N, 143.863°E
Depth
52 km (32.3 miles)
Region
SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
Distances
180 km (111 miles) SSW of Merizo Village, Guam

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 22:11:11 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 08:11:11 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.918°S, 148.316°E
Depth
65.6 km (40.8 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
61 km (37 miles) SE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 21:17:14 UTC
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 01:17:14 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
58.979°N, 153.860°W
Depth
102.7 km (63.8 miles)
Region
KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Distances
72 km (45 miles) SE (135°) from Kokhanok, AK

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN ALASKA - 10th March 2013

Magnitude
4.0
Date-Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 21:05:19 UTC
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 01:05:19 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
61.528°N, 150.451°W
Depth
54 km (33.6 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances
7 km (5 miles) ESE (116°) from Susitna, AK