Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Syrian Rebels Murder an Elderly Man (12.03.13) WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

Cyprus: British Troops 'Safe From Bank Levy' as UK Pledges to Refund service personnel

British government and military personnel in Cyprus will be protected from any levy on their bank deposits as part of an EU bailout.

Foreign Secretary William Hague told Sky News that Britain had been "separated" from contributing towards the 10bn euro (£8.6bn) bailout, adding that 3,000 Britons in the country would not suffer in the proposed raid on bank savings.

Cyprus had been due to vote on the levy later on Sunday but it has pushed back the vote until Monday.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065753/cyprus-british-troops-safe-from-bank-levy

South Carolina fire destroys 26 buildings

Cypriots anxious about savings tax proposal

Destruction in Damascus

Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond Guilty of Rape

Two high school football players from Ohio were found guilty on Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a drunken stupor in a case that gained national exposure through social media.
Ohio authorities also promised on Sunday to continue the investigation to determine if other crimes had been committed.

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, two members of Steubenville's "Big Red" football team, were found delinquent in the sexual assault of the girl in the early morning of August 12 when witnesses said she was too drunk to move or speak.

Judge Tom Lipps ordered Richmond held in a juvenile detention facility for at least one year and Mays at least two years. The juvenile system could hold them until age 21. Both were required to register as juvenile sex offenders.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-usa-crime-ohio-idUSBRE92E0ZS20130317

Russian lawmaker not reassured by U.S. missile defense plan

A change in the United States plans for an anti-missile shield in Europe will not prompt Russia to drop its opposition to the system, a senior lawmaker allied to President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.]

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday the Pentagon would add 14 new anti-missile interceptors in Alaska, among others, after North Korea had threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-russia-usa-defence-idUSBRE92G0CU20130317

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN PERU - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 17:35:53 UTC
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 12:35:53 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
9.051°S, 80.419°W
Depth
35.3 km (21.9 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN PERU
Distances
177 km (109 miles) SW of Santiago de Cao, Peru

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake HALMAHERA, INDONESIA - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 15:42:35 UTC
Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:42:35 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.479°N, 128.635°E
Depth
232 km (144.2 miles)
Region
HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
Distances
108 km (67 miles) NE of Tobelo, Indonesia

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 15:21:54 UTC
Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:21:54 AM at epicenter
Location
34.098°N, 135.494°E
Depth
73.8 km (45.9 miles)
Region
NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
17 km (10 miles) SW of Koya, Japan

Growing Number Of States Eye Bills To Defy Federal Gun Laws

Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington State approved measures that legalized the recreational use of marijuana, President Obama told Barbara Walters that his Justice Department would not prosecute pot users in these states.

"We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama said.

Although the state measures defy federal law, it appears Barack Obama is giving each state a pass on this issue.

But, will Obama also respect states that pass legislation in defiance of federal law when it comes to firearms?

http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/growing-number-states-eye-bills-defy-federal-gun-laws

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 12:55:19 UTC
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 06:55:19 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
14.011°N, 93.013°W
Depth
40.4 km (25.1 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Distances
101 km (62 miles) SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 12:43:47 UTC
Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:43:47 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
20.419°S, 178.758°W
Depth
607.3 km (377.4 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
26 km (16 miles) NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

North Korea Warns Citizens To Evacuate DMZ Region

The secret Bulger tapes

It’s a haunting image that still has the power to deeply disturb two decades on: a toddler in a busy shopping centre, hand in hand with one of his killers – who is just 10 years old.

It’s now 20 years since two-year-old James Bulger was tortured and then murdered by the two schoolboys who lured him away from his mother, but the case is still making headlines. In this major Sunday Night investigation, we reveal secret tapes that were not played at the trial and were hidden from the watching world.

The boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, are now adult men: both 30 years of age, their identities were hidden and protected for life by the British government when they were released after eight years in a juvenile detention centre. Venables reoffended after his release, and is now applying for parole after being convicted of child pornography offences.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/16367438/the-secret-bulger-tapes/

'Get me back to Belgravia': Mother-of-six demands she is rehoused in one of London's most exclusive areas after the housing benefit cap forced her out of £2MILLION home

A mother-of-six who was forced out of a £2million home in one of London's most expensive areas after the government introduced a cap on housing benefit is demanding the council rehouse her in the same neighbourhood so her children can attend an elite school.

Stephanie Demouh, originally from Togo, in west Africa, was entitled to the handouts because she claimed she was a single mother.

She allocated a a four-bedroom house in Belgravia, near Sloane Square, where she has been living for about three years with her children.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294693/Get-Belgravia--Mother-demands-rehoused-exclusive-suburb-cap-housing-benefit-forced-2MILLION-home.html

Father And Son Die Hiking In The Alps

A British father and his 12-year-old son who went missing while hiking in the Alps have been found dead, French police have confirmed.

Rescue services in Chamonix said they received a phone call from the 48-year-old man at 2pm local time on Saturday who said they were lost on Mont Blanc.

Captain Patrice Ribes told Sky News emergency services tried to trace the mobile phone call and launched a rescue mission.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065808/father-and-son-die-hiking-in-the-alps

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 09:41:40 UTC
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 07:41:40 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
5.546°S, 149.880°E
Depth
32.5 km (20.2 miles)
Region
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
29 km (18 miles) W of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

Deal likely to keep U.S. elite forces in key Afghan province: official

Afghan and U.S. officials are working on a compromise deal to allow American special forces to stay in a strategically key province near the capital in return for full Afghan control of a controversial jail, a top Kabul official said.

President Hamid Karzai's decision to expel special forces from Wardak province has angered U.S. defense officials who worry their exit could allow insurgents to strengthen their presence the area and use it as a base to attack Kabul, only 25 km (15 miles) away.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-usa-afghanistan-prisoners-idUSBRE92F0ER20130317

Death toll from fireworks explosion in Mexico rises to 16

Two more people succumbed to injuries suffered when a truck carrying fireworks to a religious procession exploded in Mexico, raising the overall death toll to 16, a state agency reported, according to the government news agency.

The incident occurred Friday in the central Mexican city of Nativitas. One of the fireworks went astray and landed in a truck carrying "a significant amount" of other fireworks, triggering the deadly explosion, state-run Notimex reported Saturday.

Those injured were taken to several area hospitals, Mateo Morales Baez told Notimex.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/16/world/americas/mexico-religious-explosion/

Five 'Confess' To Tourist Gang-Rape In India

Police in India say five people have confessed to the gang-rape of a tourist from Switzerland.

The woman was on a cycling holiday with her husband in Madhya Pradesh state, when six men attacked the couple on Friday night, sexually assaulting the woman and robbing the pair, investigators said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065797/five-confess-to-tourist-gang-rape-in-india

Fascist Flashback: Nazi vets parade in Latvia dividing society

Turkey pushes to arm foreign-backed insurgents in Syria

US tries to pressure Syrian regime

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 08:09:03 UTC
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 07:09:03 PM at epicenter
Location
44.380°N, 148.956°E
Depth
52.4 km (32.6 miles)
Region
KURIL ISLANDS
Distances
127 km (79 miles) SE (138°) from Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands

Al Qaeda claims assault on Iraqi justice ministry

Al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate said on Sunday it carried out a coordinated suicide bomb and gun attack on the country's justice ministry last week that killed at least 25 people in the centre of Baghdad.

The assault near the heavily fortified Green Zone, where several Western embassies and government offices are located, fanned fears about Iraq's still fragile security a decade after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-iraq-violence-alqaeda-idUSBRE92G03220130317

Tunisia’s biggest protest since Arab Spring

Thousands of people took to the streets of the Tunisian capital demanding to end the rule of the Islamist government, which they accuse of assassinating prominent secular politician, Chokri Belaid.

The March 16 demonstration is the biggest in a series of protest events, which took place in the country after Belaid was shot dead outside his home exactly 40 days ago.

The rallies already lead to Tunisian Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali, resigning from his position on March 14. Fellow member of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, Ali Larayedh, who came in as a replacement, has formed a new coalition government with independents in key ministries.

http://rt.com/news/tunisia-protests-belaid-eu-366/

Moment federal agents stormed onto Chicago train to investigate signs of 'nuclear threat'

Cyprus Politicians Postpone Bailout Decision on Raiding Personal Bank Accounts

Cyprus's parliament delays its emergency session to decide whether to raid personal bank accounts to bail out the country.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065753/cyprus-politicians-postpone-bailout-decision

Secret dossier reveals 'cynical ploy' by Hacked Off campaigners to target Tory rebels and exploit misery of murdered Milly Dowler's family to force new press law

A cynical ploy to use rebel Tory MPs to force through punitive new press laws was exposed last night.

An explosive leaked document reveals how campaigners from the Hacked Off group are secretly targeting Tory MPs ‘who want to bring David Cameron down’ in the hope they will sabotage Mr Cameron’s plan to block state regulation of the media.

It makes it clear Hacked Off despises the Conservative MPs they are wooing, but are under orders to suppress their loathing and exploit divisions within Tory ranks to muzzle the press.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294552/Exposed-Secret-dossier-reveals-cynical-ploy-Hacked-Off-campaigners-target-Tory-rebels-exploit-misery-murdered-Milly-Dowlers-family-force-new-press-law.html

Scientists struggle to solve mystery of hundreds of starving sea lion pups that have been washing ashore in Southern California

Hundreds of malnourished sea lion pups have been washing ashore along the Southern California coastline in recent months, and scientists still cannot say for sure what is causing this disconcerting phenomenon.

The first pups showed up on local beaches in early January. Since then, the number of reported strandings has been on the rise, with the small emaciated marine mammals flooding rescue centers between San Diego and Santa Barbara.

As of March 13, nearly 520 young sea lions have been admitted to five rescue facilities, which is higher than the annual total for some years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294571/Scientists-struggle-solve-mystery-hundreds-starving-sea-lion-pups-washing-ashore-Southern-California.html

The Great Green Con: The proof that finally shows global warming forecasts which are costing you billions were WRONG all along

No, the world ISN'T getting warmer (as you may have noticed). Now we reveal the official data that's making scientists suddenly change their minds about climate doom. So will eco-funded MPs stop waging a green crusade with your money? Well... what do YOU think?

The Mail on Sunday today presents irrefutable evidence that official predictions of global climate warming have been catastrophically flawed.

The graph on this page blows apart the ‘scientific basis’ for Britain reshaping its entire economy and spending billions in taxes and subsidies in order to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. These moves have already added £100 a year to household energy bills.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294560/The-great-green-1-The-hard-proof-finally-shows-global-warming-forecasts-costing-billions-WRONG-along.html

65 tonnes of DEAD FISH wash up at Rio de Janeiro Olympic rowing venue after oxygen levels plummet in torrential rain


More than 65 tonnes of dead fish washed up on Rio de Janeiro's Olympic rowing venue after rotting plant life causes the oxygen level in the water to drop.

The Brazilian authorities conducted a two-day emergency clean-up operation involving 100 municipal workers on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.

Earlier in the week heavy rains had washed rotten algae into the lagoon, causing oxygen levels to deplete and killing thousands of yellowtail, catfish, tilapia and sea bass.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294464/65-tonnes-DEAD-FISH-wash-Rio-Janeiro-Olympic-rowing-venue-oxygen-levels-plummet-torrential-rain.html

MPs to probe claims that the U.S. is operating a secret 'drone war' from Britain's RAF bases

MPs are to investigate claims that the Pentagon is running a secret drone war from RAF bases inside the UK.

The move follows The Mail on Sunday’s revelation last week that a drones company is openly recruiting US security-cleared staff to work on American military operations from Britain.

Bosh Global Services, the firm at the centre of the allegations, wants drone personnel to work at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294588/MPs-probe-claims-U-S-operating-secret-drone-war-Britains-RAF-bases.html

Cash machines EMPTIED across Cyprus and 60,000 British savers face losing MILLIONS after £8.7billion EU bailout imposes tax of up to 10% on all bank accounts....This is a tester, you honestly Think the EU will stop at Cyprus?

The island nation has been bailed out by the International Monetary Fund in a bid to stop it crashing out of the euro. Lines formed at many ATMs as people scrambled to pull their money out, with one angry saver parking a bulldozer in front of a Limassol bank in protest (top). Shirley Brooks, 61, originally from Manchester (bottom left) said she stands to lose £15,586. Steve Carr, (bottom right) originally from York, said he could lose £1,732.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294388/ATMs-emptied-Cyprus-savers-learn-10billion-euro-bailout-agreement-includes-levy-bank-accounts.html

Palin calls Obama a liar in speech to conservative activists

Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, called President Barack Obama a liar and urged her party to stand by conservative values, rousing the crowd at a conservative conference on Saturday.

"Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie," the former Alaska governor said in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-usa-republicans-cpac-palin-idUSBRE92F0FG20130317

EU wants to include financial services in U.S. trade talks

The European Union's top trade official said on Saturday he wants financial services to be included in negotiations on an ambitious EU-U.S. free trade pact.

The United States and the 27-nation EU agreed last month to launch negotiations on a wide-ranging Transatlantic free trade agreement, but details of what the talks will cover have been limited.

The EU's executive Commission approved a proposed European negotiating mandate last Tuesday but kept its contents secret.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/16/us-eu-us-trade-idUSBRE92F0F020130316

Maoist protesters clash with riot police in Nepal

Union workers march against austerity in Spain

Cyprus parliament to vote on Legal Robbery of it's Savers.....

Cyprus's parliament will decide on Sunday whether savers must pay a levy on bank deposits under terms for an international bailout to avert bankruptcy - with approval far from certain.

The euro zone demand on Saturday that savers pay up to 10 percent of deposits as a condition for the 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout drew fury in the eastern Mediterranean island and caused some jitters elsewhere in the region.

Cypriots emptied cashpoints after news emerged of bailout terms which broke a previous euro zone taboo on protecting depositors in its efforts to address the regional debt crisis.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-eurozone-cyprus-idUSBRE92E02220130317

As U.S. drone monopoly frays, Obama seeks global rules

President Barack Obama, who vastly expanded U.S. drone strikes against terrorism suspects overseas under the cloak of secrecy, is now openly seeking to influence global guidelines for their use as China and other countries pursue their own drone programs.

The United States was the first to use unmanned aircraft fitted with missiles to kill militant suspects in the years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

But other countries are catching up. China's interest in unmanned aerial vehicles was displayed in November at an air show . According to state-run newspaper Global Times, China had considered conducting its first drone strike to kill a suspect in the 2011 murder of 13 Chinese sailors, but authorities decided they wanted the man alive so they could put him on trial.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/17/us-usa-security-drones-idUSBRE92G02720130317

North Korean Attack Worry Causes Military To Add Ballistic Missile Interceptors To California And Alaska


The United States will add more ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to its arsenal to guard against increased threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI): The GBI and its associated components provide the “weapon” of the NMD system. Its mission is to strike high-speed ballistic missile warheads in the midcourse or exo-atmospheric phase of their trajectories and destroy them by force of impact. The GBI consists of several components

The missile payload is called the kill vehicle (KV). This component has its own sensors, propulsion, communications, guidance, and computing functions which all work together to complete the intercept. Next, is the booster that will propel the KV toward an approximate intercept location enabling the KV to perform terminal maneuvers and impact the incoming warhead. In addition to the missile payload, there is also ground command and launch equipment that is needed to launch the interceptor. This consists of the hardware and software for interface with the BM/C3 system, human-incontrol interfaces (consoles) and interceptor storage sites (silos), in order to accomplish daily maintenance and readiness functions in addition to providing the launch of the interceptor upon command.

http://beforeitsnews.com/international/2013/03/north-korean-attack-worry-causes-military-to-add-ballistic-missile-interceptors-to-california-and-alaska-2453826.html

Jesuit Pope Agenda – Meet The Templars, Knights of Malta And Blackwater/Xe Exterminators

Mining for the Truth is like digging at the decrepit body of manipulated worldly information for real substance. A pile of petrified insanity, we’re chipping away at it until inner forms are revealed. That the new Pope is a Jesuit, the first one ever, is a very big deal. The Jesuits are no small force. People think they resemble innocuous Franciscan monks who focus on education.

Nothing could be further from the truth. They are the polar opposite. Of the worst sort.

Beware this new Pope. His roots are nasty and we’re in an age of increasing darkness and violence. This ruthless, militant Jesuit “society” has one hellish oath that should get you wondering and researching real fast.

The Jesuit Oath Exposed

Hold on for this one. This is an excerpt, and this oath is still in use.

I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants’ heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus.

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/03/jesuit-pope-agenda-meet-the-templars-knights-of-malta-and-blackwaterxe-exterminators-2594244.html

ALLEGED DOG BEHEADER UNFIT FOR TRIAL

A man has been found unfit to stand trial over allegations he stabbed a harbourmaster before assaulting a woman and decapitating her dog.

Bradley Mark Weir, 43, was arrested in February last year and charged with a string of offences including attempted murder, going armed to cause fear and animal cruelty.

Police alleged he used a knife to stab the harbourmaster at Hope Island, on the Gold Coast, rupturing his diaphragm, spleen and one of the main arteries to his heart.

The harbourmaster survived.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/latest/16376050/alleged-dog-beheader-unfit-for-trial/

Forget Credit Cards - Swipe Your Finger Instead

If you’ve ever wanted to pay for groceries with the touch of a finger, look no further than the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Two locations – a coffee shop and convenience store – on the school’s campus recently began testing fingerprint purchasing technology that allows students to buy goods with their fingerprint. The technology is called Biocryptology, and not only does it identify a person’s unique fingerprint, but detects levels of hemoglobin, or the oxygen in red blood cells, to make sure the person has a pulse. Thus, criminals looking to fool the system with severed fingers will be unsuccessful (yes, the developers thought of that).

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/02/27/Forget-Credit-Cards-Swipe-Your-Finger-Instead.aspx#page1

Thousands of dead fish wash up on Brazilian lagoon

Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a Rio de Janeiro tourist attraction, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday.

A large amount of organic matter that entered the lagoon as a result of two recent large storms consumed oxygen and brought it down to critically low levels, Carlos Alberto Muniz, the municipal environment secretary, told Efe.

This situation caused a massive die-off of shad, whose number had risen since mid-February after the fish had entered the lagoon to spawn, Muniz said.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/03/13/thousands-dead-fish-wash-up-on-shores-brazilian-lagoon/

Colorado Approves Historic New Gun Laws

The US state of Colorado - the scene of two of the worst shooting massacres in the country's history - has passed historic new laws which could prove a model for gun control measures across the country.

Politicians were prompted into action by the shooting spree at a cinema in Aurora near Denver last summer which claimed 12 lives. The killings at Newtown in Connecticut in December added renewed impetus.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065605/colorado-approves-historic-new-gun-laws

Warning Over Stun Gun Mobile Phones

Customs officers in Australia are warning of the danger of stun guns designed to look like phones.

Border staff say they have been discovering the devices coming into the country over the last 12 months - detecting 88 of them in 2012.

But they have been forced to admit that due to reporting procedures the real figure could be much higher.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065745/warning-over-stun-gun-mobile-phones

Uncovered: The Public Bodies Snooping On You

The Department for Transport is among a range of public organisations that have paid private firms to spy on their behalf, while it has been claimed some 14 bodies, including 10 councils, may have commissioned potentially illegal surveillance.

The findings, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by civil liberties and privacy campaigners Big Brother Watch (BBW), showed that £3.9m has been spent by public bodies in the last two years on paying private investigators for surveillance work - including snooping on their own staff.

A total of 29 organisations - 27 councils, one public authority and one government department, the DfT - paid private firms to undertake surveillance using powers under Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) in the years 2010/11 and 2011/12.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065731/uncovered-the-public-bodies-snooping-on-you

George Osborne says there are no "miracle cures" for the British economy

George Osborne has warned the country of "more tough choices" and says there are no "miracle cures" for the UK economy, as he prepares to deliver Wednesday's Budget.

The Chancellor is under mounting pressure to change course and kick start growth as the UK faces an increased risk of falling into a triple-dip recession.

An opinion poll suggests most voters - including more than a quarter of Conservative supporters - think his policies are failing.

http://news.sky.com/story/1065717/chancellor-warns-of-more-tough-choices

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G. - 17th March 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 03:22:47 UTC
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 01:22:47 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
3.415°S, 143.596°E
Depth
67.6 km (42.0 miles)
Region
NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Distances
15 km (9 miles) NNW of Wewak, Papua New Guinea

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN - 16th March 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 23:49:54 UTC
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 04:19:54 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.518°N, 70.880°E
Depth
180.2 km (112.0 miles)
Region
HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Distances
38 km (23 miles) S of Jarm, Afghanistan

VIDEO: Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk



It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.

CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found.

Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/15/video-feds-swoop-in-on-metra-train-after-detecting-nuclear-risk/