Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Florida Boys Kidnapped: Cuba To Turn Them Over

Cuban officials say they will turn over to US police an American couple suspected of kidnapping their two sons from the boys' grandparents.

The announcement comes a day after US police said they had information that the family - Joshua Hakken, his wife Sharyn and their two young sons - had arrived on the island nation 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

Cuban Foreign Ministry official Johana Tablada said in a written statement Cuba had informed the US of the country's decision. She did not say when the exchange would take place.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075570/florida-boys-kidnapped-cuba-to-turn-them-over

Brandon Holt, 6, Dies After Being Shot By Boy, 4

A six-year-old boy has died after being shot with a rifle by his four-year-old neighbour while the two were playing outside.

Ocean County prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave confirmed the death of Brandon Holt in hospital but declined to provide further details.

Authorities have been considering whether to charge anyone after the younger boy obtained a .22-caliber rifle from his family’s home in Toms River, New Jersey.

Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the children were outside the four-year-old's home when the boy went inside, got the rifle and shot the six-year-old about 15 metres away.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075905/six-year-old-dies-after-being-shot-by-boy-4

Unicef: Austerity Risks Children's Prospects

British children's prospects trail behind many of their European neighbours and current Government policies are making it worse, a UN organisation has warned.

Unicef's report on child well-being placed the UK 16th out of 29 developed countries, but it ranked much lower on key indicators including involvement in further education (29th), teenage pregnancy (27th) and youth unemployment (24th).

The children's rights organisation warned that a generation of British teenagers is being "sidelined" by the Government's austerity agenda and called for more state investment in young people.

http://news.sky.com/story/1076033/unicef-austerity-risks-childrens-prospects

Circus Elephant Hit In Drive-By Shooting

A circus elephant has been hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi, authorities say.

The Asian elephant was in an outside area where the animals from the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are being kept for a series of performances at the BancorpSouth Arena.

Police Chief Tony Carleton said a vehicle drove past the arena at about 2am and fired into the area.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075949/circus-elephant-hit-in-drive-by-shooting

Death sentences are "becoming a thing of the past" .......Be interesting to see the crime Figures

Death sentences are "becoming a thing of the past", according to campaigners, despite at least 682 confirmed executions across the globe last year.

That is just two more executions - including beheadings, hangings and firing squads - than in 2011, according to Amnesty International.

A total of 21 countries were confirmed as having carried out executions in 2012, the same number as in 2011. Amnesty said this was significantly down from levels a decade ago, when 28 countries carried out executions in 2003.

The number of deaths sentences imposed fell from 1,923 in 63 countries in 2011 to 1,722 in 58 countries over the next 12 months.

http://news.sky.com/story/1076031/executions-and-death-penalty-figures-revealed

Texas Stabbing: Students Take Down Suspect

A man suspected of stabbing 14 people at a community college in Texas was tackled by students and restrained until police arrived.

The unidentified suspect, said to be a 21-year-old student at the college, was arrested after police arrived at the Lone Star Community College system's Cy-Fair campus near Houston.

Four victims were taken to hospital by helicopter, and two were said to be in critical condition.

http://news.sky.com/story/1076074/texas-stabbing-students-take-down-suspect

North Korea: South On Alert For Missile Launch

South Korea and the US have upgraded their military surveillance status on the Korean Peninsula amid concerns Pyongyang is ready to fire up to three missiles.

North Korea, which previously said it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign embassy workers after Wednesday, is believed to have moved weaponry to its eastern coast, facing Japan.

It has also warned foreigners living in South Korea to leave the country to avoid being dragged into a "thermonuclear war".

One unnamed official told the Yonhap news agency: "There are clear signs that the North could simultaneously fire off Musudan, Scud and Nodong missiles."

http://news.sky.com/story/1076087/north-korea-south-on-alert-for-missile-launch

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 10th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.5
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-10 02:48:06.0 UTC
Location 28.41 N ; 52.02 E
Depth 8 km
Distances
72 km SW of Fīrūzābād, Iran / pop: 66,558 / local time: 07:18:06.0 2013-04-10

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 10th April 2013

Magnitude
5.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:58:27 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 05:28:27 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.450°N, 51.608°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
94 km (58 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 10th April 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:15:22 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:15:22 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.973°S, 139.066°E
Depth
55.2 km (34.3 miles)
Region
NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Distances
172 km (106 miles) WSW of Abepura, Indonesia

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 10th April 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:00:22 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 04:30:22 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.481°N, 51.604°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
92 km (57 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR - 10th April 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 00:52:50 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 07:52:50 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.082°S, 79.567°W
Depth
103.3 km (64.2 miles)
Region
NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR
Distances
13 km (8 miles) ENE of Yaguachi, Ecuador

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 23:49:42 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:49:42 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
21.917°S, 169.516°E
Depth
57.8 km (35.9 miles)
Region
SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
Distances
174 km (108 miles) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 23:33:34 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 03:03:34 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.480°N, 51.887°E
Depth
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
77 km (47 miles) WSW of Firuzabad, Iran

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 23:00:18 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 04:00:18 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
22.754°S, 69.138°E
Depth
10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region
MID-INDIAN RIDGE
Distances
683 km (424 miles) ESE of Ile Rodrigues, Northern Mariana Islands

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 21:53:39 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:23:39 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.343°N, 51.640°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
104 km (64 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA REG, LEEWARD ISLANDS - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.0
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 21:21:04 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 05:21:04 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.878°N, 62.157°W
Depth
55.1 km (34.2 miles)
Region
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA REG, LEEWARD ISLANDS
Distances
45 km (27 miles) NW of Codrington, Barbuda

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.1
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 21:18:21 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:48:21 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.521°N, 51.584°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
87 km (54 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 20:54:16 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:24:16 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.276°N, 51.675°E
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
107 km (66 miles) SW of Firuzabad, Iran

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 20:06:52 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 11:36:52 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.420°N, 51.641°E
Depth
19.9 km (12.4 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
99 km (61 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 20:43:48 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 03:43:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
5.613°N, 93.310°E
Depth
31.2 km (19.4 miles)
Region
OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances
223 km (138 miles) W of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Chinese colonel says latest bird flu virus is U.S. biological weapon


A Chinese Air Force officer on Saturday accused the U.S. government of creating the new strain of bird flu now afflicting parts of China as a biological warfare attack.

People’s Liberation Army Sr. Col. Dai Xu said the United States released the H7N9 bird flu virus into China in an act of biological warfare, according to a posting on his blog on Saturday.

The charge was first reported in the state-run Guangzhou newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily and then picked up by several news outlets in Asia.

State Department spokesman Jason Rebholz dismissed the claim. “There is absolutely no truth to these allegations,” he told the Washington Free Beacon.

http://freebeacon.com/the-american-flu/

Matt's thoughts:
Just one day ago, and she can verify this, I proposed this exact theory to Lynsey and

*Thunk. Sound of body dragging along the concrete. Trunk slams. Car revs and drives off.*

Agent Mauve:
Move along people. Free chicken wings in the foyer. 

US, Japan Now Global Allies in Money Printing

U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena.

Following the lead of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan last week announced an even more ambitious project to use created funds to buy assets in the hopes of boosting investment and inflation.

Considering the U.S. central bank already has pushed its balance sheet past $3 trillion, that's saying something.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100624713

U.S. and North Korea held secret meeting in March in New York



A top State Department official met with a top representative of the North Korean government in New York in March, The Cable has learned.

Clifford Hart, the State Department's special envoy to the now-defunct six-party talks, met North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations Han Song-ryol in mid-March, just before North Korea began its latest string of provocative statements and actions, diplomatic sources said. The meeting was done through what's known in diplomatic circles as the "New York channel," the most common method of direct communication between Washington and Pyongyang.

No real progress was made during the meeting and no new offers were made by the U.S. officials present, the sources said. The U.S. side simply reiterated the administration's call for North Korea to avoid provocative actions as well as its offer for a return to diplomacy if North Korea recommitted to fulfilling its international obligations and pursuing a path of denuclearization. The North Korean side simply agreed to communicate that information back to Pyongyang.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/04/09/exclusive_us_and_north_korea_held_secret_meeting_in_march

Matt's thoughts:
So essentially 1) the US held a meeting with someone it vows to have nothing to do with, without telling the American people, 2) didn't get what it wanted, and so 3) now attempts to bully them through military might.

4.1 Magnitude Earth quake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.1
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 19:10:34.3 UTC
Location 28.32 N ; 51.55 E
Depth 28 km
Distances
100 km SE of Bandar Būshehr, Iran / pop: 165,377 / local time: 23:40:34.3 2013-04-09


4.0 Magnitude Earth quake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.0
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 18:59:10.0 UTC
Location 28.49 N ; 51.48 E
Depth 15 km
Distances
82 km SE of Bandar Būshehr, Iran / pop: 165,377 / local time: 23:29:10.0 2013-04-09


Fugitive 'anti-government' parents 'who fled their Florida home after kidnapping their toddler sons' are found on a boat in Cuba

A CNN reporter who sailed to the Cuban shore today questioned a man on a boat who said he was Josh Hakken. The woman with him fir his wife's description. He declined to answer questions however and Cuban security asked the CNN reporter to leave. There was one child visible on board the boat.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306441/Hakken-brothers-missing-Anti-government-parents-kidnapped-toddler-sons-confirmed-Cuba.html


Angela Merkel dressed as a concentration camp victim on cover of Polish magazine cover sparks fury in Germany

Uwazam Rze showed the Chancellor in striped pyjamas and wearing a headscarf next to the headline: 'Falsification of History: How The Germans Made Themselves The Victims of World War II.' It comes amid anger in Poland at the way resistance fighters were portrayed in a German miniseries about the war.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306285/Angela-Merkel-dressed-concentration-camp-victim-magazine-cover-Poland-sparks-war-words-Germany.html

Italian Job: Kalashnikov Gang Escape with €10m in Como Highway Security Van Holdup

At least 10 gangsters armed with Kalshnikov rifles held up two armoured security vans on a motorway outside Como and escaped with €10m (£8.5m) in gold and cash.

In what Italian media described as a "paramilitary action", robbers blocked in the Gruppo Battistolli security vans by sealing off both ends of a stretch of the A9 highway between Saronno and Turate with two abandoned lorries. The A9 connects Milan to the Swiss city of Chiasso.

Armed with Kalashnikov rifles, gang members opened fire on the vans and the security escort fired back but the occupants of one vehicle were forced out on to the roadside by a smoke bomb.

Robbers broke open the vehicle with a shovel that was later found at the scene. Investigators also found at least 50 bullet casings although there were no injuries.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/454638/20130408/italy-robbery-a9-van-heist.htm

'I acted like a dictator to bring in the euro': Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl admits power-trip forced continent to accept single currency

Helmut Kohl has admitted that he 'acted like a dictator' to bring the euro into Germany to replace the beloved D-Mark.

Germany's longest-serving postwar chancellor said that he would have lost any popular vote on the euro by 'an overwhelming majority'.

He said in an interview conducted in 2002 - but only just now published - : 'I knew that I could never win a referendum in Germany. We would have lost a referendum on the introduction of the euro. That's quite clear. I would have lost and by seven to three.'

The interview was conducted by Jens Peter Paul in 2002 when the Deutsche Mark was subsituted by the euro.

What he did NOT address in his interview were the lies he and his ministers told to get the common currency in place across Europe - a decision now seen to have fatal consequences as the continent thrashes around in the sixth year of a financial crisis without end.

Hundreds of pages of German government documents from 1994 to 1998 and released last year stated clearly that Italy - now one of the floundering southern European euro states - should NOT have been allowed to join the euroclub. Later on the files bring up another country that was poised for catastrophe: Greece.

German media dubbed the information in the files as 'Operation Self Deception.' The German ruling class seemingly knew they were driving the continent into a fiscal cul-de-sac... but went ahead with it anyway.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306388/I-acted-like-dictator-bring-euro-Former-German-chancellor-Helmut-Kohl-admits-power-trip-forced-rest-continent-accept-single-currency.html

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA - 9th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Region NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Date time 2013-04-09 18:31:52.0 UTC
Location 2.70 S ; 139.36 E
Depth 8 km
Distances
136 km W of Abepura, Indonesia / pop: 62,248 / local time: 03:31:52.0 2013-04-10

Stabbing Attack Reported At College Campus: 2 SUSPECTS IS NOW 1, KNIFE COULD ALSO HAVE BEEN A PENCIL

Police have made an arrest in a suspected stabbing attack that has injured up to 14 people at a Texas college campus.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Berntstein said authorities have a suspect in custody following a Tuesday morning attack at the Lone Star Community College system campus in Cypress, a suburb of Houston.

Sheriff's department spokesman Tom Gilliland said at least 11 people had been injured by a single suspect who ran from classroom to classroom. He said four critically injured victims were transported to hospital by helicopter.

Police were unable to immediately say what kind of weapon was used. Some reports said the suspect used a knife to stab victims, while other witness reports said a pencil was used.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075954/stabbing-attack-reported-at-college-campus

earlier reports of 2nd suspect on the run is no longer being mentioned.

Veterinary medicine Bute Found In Asda Corned Beef Products

Asda recalls its "Smart Price" corned beef after tests found low levels of veterinary medicine Bute in some of the products.

All batch codes of product affected - 340g tins of
'Smart Price' Corned Beef - have been recalled.

Customers who have bought the 340g tins, with any date code, have been urged not to eat the corned beef but to return it to the supermarket.

It comes just over a month after Asda withdrew the same product after equine DNA was detected.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075988/bute-found-in-asda-corned-beef-products

Lone Star Community College attack: One suspect is in custody and another being sought

Police have made an arrest in a suspected stabbing attack that has injured up to 14 people at a Texas college campus.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Berntstein said authorities have a suspect in custody following a Tuesday morning attack at the Lone Star Community College system campus in Cypress, a suburb of Houston.

The school remains on lockdown.

The sheriff's department said at least 11 people had been injured by a single suspect who ran from classroom to classroom. Police said four critically injured victims were transported to hospital by helicopter.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075954/stabbing-attack-reported-at-college-campus

4.1 Magnitude Earth quake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 3.7
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 17:21:03.0 UTC
Location 28.64 N ; 51.86 E
Depth 2 km
Distances
73 km W of Fīrūzābād, Iran / pop: 66,558 / local time: 21:51:03.0 2013-04-09

Texas college campus Lockdown: Stabbing Attack Reported At Texas College Campus

Police have made an arrest in a suspected stabbing attack that has injured at least five people at a Texas college campus.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Berntstein said authorities have a suspect in custody following a Tuesday morning attack at the Lone Star Community College system campus in Cypress, a suburb of Houston.

He did not say how many people were injured or comment on their conditions.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/50972497/comingcrisisbreakingnewsbanner.jpg

'EU - empire destroying people's freedom' - Marine Le Pen to RT

European public must rise against political, financial elites: Shakespeare

Neverending Iraq: '10 years longer than we expected'

'US repressing anti-imperialist tones'

North Korea urges foreigners in South to evacuate

North Korea to 'launch missile TOMORROW' after warning foreigners to evacuate South

The worrying warning came as speculation heightened that North Korea is planning to pull its ambassador out of the UK after a shipping container was pictured outside the London embassy.

Boxes were seen being loaded onto a large lorry parked outside the pariah state's embassy - an ordinary home in Ealing, west London.Seoul revealed today that foreign nationals in South Korea were told by the North to evacuate in case of a "merciless" war.
"We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency, citing its Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.

"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermo-nuclear war," said the statement.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/390452/North-Korea-to-launch-missile-TOMORROW-after-warning-foreigners-to-evacuate-South??

Europe listens to Lew but may not act

Mixed reaction to North Korea's latest warning

6.3 Earthquake near Iran's nuclear city Bushehr, 30 dead, at least 800 Injured

A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 30 people and injuring 800 as it devastated small villages, state media reported.

The 6.3 magnitude quake totally destroyed one village, a Red Crescent official told the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), but the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant was undamaged, according to a local politician and the Russian company that built it.

"Up until now the earthquake has left behind 30 dead and 800 injured," said Fereydoun Hassanvand, the governor of Bushehr province, according to ISNA.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/09/us-iran-quake-idUSBRE9380HA20130409

Analysis: Public doubt on bird flu a ghost of China's past

China has earned praise from international scientists for its handling of an outbreak of a deadly new bird flu in humans, but a history of public health cover-ups means the Chinese public is harder to win over.

Even as global authorities have said the new H7N9 bird flu strain that has killed eight and infected 28 is no cause for panic, memories of past health scandals continue to undermine the government's credibility at home in dealing with outbreaks.

Those suspicions have driven anxiety about the human cases in eastern China, and put the government's response under the microscope as much as the bird flu virus itself.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/09/us-birdflu-china-analysis-idUSBRE9380LN20130409

New Jersey: Boy, 4, Shoots Six-Year-Old In Head With Rifle

A four-year-old boy has shot his six-year-old neighbour with a rifle as the two were playing outside.

Authorities are deciding whether to charge anyone after police say the younger boy obtained a .22-caliber rifle from his family’s home in Toms River, New Jersey.

The older boy is in hospital and listed in serious condition. Further details on his injuries were not disclosed.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075905/boy-4-shoots-six-year-old-in-head-with-rifle

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.6
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 16:32:34.0 UTC
Location 28.57 N ; 51.73 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
87 km W of Fīrūzābād, Iran / pop: 66,558 / local time: 21:02:34.0 2013-04-09

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 15:05:45 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 06:35:45 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.146°N, 51.705°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
114 km (70 miles) SW of Firuzabad, Iran

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 14:44:52 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 06:14:52 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.394°N, 51.666°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
101 km (62 miles) WSW of Firuzabad, Iran

Iran Earthquake Strikes Near Nuclear Plant, at least 4 Killed

Four people have been killed in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Bushehr in southern Iran, according to state TV.

The epicentre of the quake was Kaki, 60 miles south of Bushehr - home to the country's only nuclear power station.

The Russian company that built the plant said the quake had been felt there but operations had not been affected.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075822/iran-earthquake-strikes-near-nuclear-plant

Fred Talbot Arrested Over 'Sex Abuse'

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been arrested by police investigating historic sexual abuse at a school where he taught.

The 63-year-old is being held on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault and four counts of inciting a child to commit acts of gross indecency.

The alleged offences relate to his time as a biology teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Trafford, Greater Manchester, between the early 1970s to early 1980s, where four alleged victims were pupils.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075781/weatherman-fred-talbot-held-over-sex-abuse

Bolton-le-Sands Murders: Man Arrested For Murder Of Partner And Son

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his partner and son at a house in Bolton-le-Sands near Preston.

Police were called to the house at 11.40am where they found a man suffering from stab wounds and the dead bodies of a woman and her young son.

He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital where he is said to be in a serious condition.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075840/man-arrested-for-murder-of-partner-and-son

Paris Brown Quits Youth Crime Commissioner's Job after using homophobic, racist and violent language in tweets

Britain's first youth crime commissioner has withdrawn from the role after it emerged she posted a string of offensive comments on Twitter.

Paris Brown, 17, was forced to apologise after appearing to use homophobic, racist and violent language in tweets posted before she took the job.

After police revealed they were investigating whether she had committed any offence, she announced she was not taking the one-year post.

http://news.sky.com/story/1075847/youth-crime-commissioner-paris-brown-quits

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.0
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 15:05:47.0 UTC
Location 28.32 N ; 51.77 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
97 km SW of Fīrūzābād, Iran / pop: 66,558 / local time: 19:35:47.0 2013-04-09

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.7
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 14:44:55.0 UTC
Location 28.50 N ; 51.66 E
Depth 20 km
Distances
95 km SE of Bandar Būshehr, Iran / pop: 165,377 / local time: 19:14:55.0 2013-04-09


4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.0
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-04-09 13:36:37.0 UTC
Location 28.47 N ; 51.65 E
Depth 18 km
Distances
96 km SE of Bandar Būshehr, Iran / pop: 165,377 / local time: 18:06:37.0 2013-04-09


4.4 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 13:34:43 UTC
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:34:43 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
15.795°S, 178.160°W
Depth
472.6 km (293.7 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
164 km (101 miles) S of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 13:30:42 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 05:00:42 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.308°N, 51.654°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
107 km (66 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 9th April 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 13:03:24 UTC
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 04:33:24 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.497°N, 51.565°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
87 km (54 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran

UK Ordered to pay Somali Illegal Immigrant CHILD Rapist 8500 euro Payout By European Court For Human Rights Breach

A convicted rapist is to receive damages from the Government after European judges ruled his human rights had been breached.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found Somali national Mustafa Abdi was unlawfully detained for two-and-a-half years as he awaited deportation.

The court ordered the UK Government to pay 1,500 euros (£1,277) in damages and 7,000 euros (£5,960) for legal costs because of the breach of his right to liberty.
http://news.sky.com/story/1075832/rapist-given-payout-for-human-rights-breach

BRITISH EMBASSY IN PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA SHOWING SIGNS OF IMMINENT EVACUATION