Saturday, June 1, 2013

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN REGION - 1st June 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Region TAIWAN REGION
Date time 2013-06-01 20:32:24.0 UTC
Location 22.11 N ; 121.52 E
Depth 40 km
Distances
80 km E of Hengchun, Taiwan / pop: 31,288 / local time: 04:32:24.0 2013-06-02


4.9 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.9
Region MID-INDIAN RIDGE
Date time 2013-06-01 18:40:28.1 UTC
Location 33.51 S ; 77.98 E
Depth 15 km
Distances 2507 km SE of Port Louis, Mauritius / pop: 155,226 / local time: 22:40:28.1 2013-06-01

Syria: Rebels Destroy a Shiite Mosque

School shootings predicted 23 years ago? UN global gun grab, European Union - William Cooper

The AP Spying Story: What You Aren't Being Told

Flooding After Okla. Tornadoes

'Most violent in years': Istanbul protests spread across Turkey

Blockupy Battle: Cops teargas anti-austerity activists in Frankfurt

American woman dies in Syria fighting for rebels

'Erdogan wanted Mubarak out, now uses his tactics'

Jailed South Park Threat Militants Post On Web

American Islamist militants jailed for threatening violence over the internet are still posting political writings on the web from prison.

Jesse Curtis Morton, a Muslim convert, was jailed for threatening the writers of the satirical television show "South Park" for their depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in a bear outfit.

Writing under the name Younus Abdullah Muhammed, he managed to post a lengthy tract opposing US drone policy on May 21 on a website he launched in 2010. He argued the policy had encouraged homegrown Islamist extremism.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098201/jailed-south-park-threat-militants-post-on-web

Turkey Protests Rage On: Nearly 1,000 Arrested

Police have withdrawn from a main Istanbul square to allow in tens of thousands of anti-government protesters, as clashes spread to the capital Ankara and elsewhere.

Officers removed barricades - some of which had been set alight - in a bid to calm tensions after clashes with demonstrators who hurled objects including fireworks at them.

Riot police in Istanbul had for much of Saturday fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city's central Taksim Square.
http://news.sky.com/story/1098110/turkey-protests-rage-on-nearly-1000-arrested

The moment armed police storm Call of Duty video game studio ('defended' by one of its characters) after employee pushes silent alarm

Armed police stormed a video game developer's studio on Thursday in scenes that resembled one of the maker's games rather than a Los Angeles office.

Robotoki founder Robert Bowling was the only person on the premises and was briefly detained by officers until they could verify that he was not a burglar.

But the former Call of Duty spokesman then tweeted that he blamed the life-size statue of the game's character Simon 'Ghost' Riley that stands in the studio window with a fake assault rifle in hand.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334350/Armed-police-storm-video-game-studio-defended-Call-Of-Duty-character-Ghost-curious-employee-pushes-silent-alarm.html

Google MUST hand over sensitive details for thousands of users to FBI - even without a warrant

Google must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for large amounts of customer data, a federal judge has ruled.

In a ruling written May 20 and obtained on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered the company to accede to the FBI's secret requests for information.

She rejected Google's argument that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to telecommunication companies, Internet service providers and banks was unconstitutional and unnecessary.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334324/Google-MUST-hand-sensitive-details-thousands-users-FBI--warrant.html

Briar MacLean disciplined for disarming knife-wielding classmate because it broke school rules

A schoolboy who bravely tackled a knife-wielding pupil who was threatening a classmate was punished because such heroic actions are strictly banned.

Briar MacLean, 13, stepped in after he spotted an argument was quickly beginning to escalate between two boys at Sir John A. Macdonald school in Alberta, Canada.

Suddenly one of the boys pulled out a knife and began to threaten the other turning an scuffle into a potentially deadly situation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334321/Heroic-Canadian-schoolboy-disciplined-disarming-knife-wielding-classmate-broke-school-rules.html

Mass grave uncovered containing dozens of Palestinians killed in 1948 war that founded Israel

Six mass graves features the remains of dozens of Palestinians killed during the Israeli-Arab war of 1948, when the Jewish state was founded have been uncovered in the Jaffa district of Tel Aviv.

An official at the Muslim cemetery there told AFP that the grisly find happened on Wednesday when ground subsided as builders carried out renovation work.

In 1948 Jaffa was a Palestinian town but there was an exodus of most of its Arab population when it fell to the fledgling Israeli army and right-wing Jewish militias.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334205/Mass-grave-uncovered-containing-dozens-Palestinians-killed-1948-war-founded-Israel.html

John Eastman 'posed online as One Direction's Harry Styles to get young girls to perform sex acts for him on webcams'

A Connecticut man, 45, was arrested for posing online as member of boy band One Direction Harry Styles in order to entice young girls to perform sex acts for him via webcam.

John Eastman’s charges, reports the Waterbury Republican-American, include first-degree possession of child pornography, employing a minor in an obscene performance, and using a computer to entice a minor.

Eastman’s computer contained more than 500 images of child pornography, including some webcam images of children believed to be as young as 5, according to the arrest warrant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333953/Harry-Styles-Poser-Man-45-posed-One-Direction-member-young-girls-perform-sex-acts-him.html

Willie Smith Ward locked up for 50 years after stealing RACK OF RIBS

A man has been jailed for 50 years for stealing a rack of ribs from a supermarket.

Serial thief Willie Smith Ward was locked up after appearing in court in Texas on Wednesday charged with stealing baby back ribs worth $35.

The 43-year-old, who has nine previous convictions for burglary, assault, attempted robbery and possession of cocaine, was jailed after a jury found him guilty.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334067/Serial-thief-locked-50-years-stealing-RACK-OF-RIBS.html

Lola the donkey on a balcony in Brussels

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.6
Region OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2013-06-01 18:05:19.2 UTC
Location 37.39 N ; 143.27 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
201 km E of Namie, Japan / pop: 21,866 / local time: 03:05:19.2 2013-06-02


Revealed: The charity that uses taxpayer cash to campaign for migrant benefits and protect a foreign rapist

Taxpayer’ money funded a team of lawyers fighting European Court of Human Rights cases on behalf of foreign criminals and illegal immigrants.

The human rights quango the Equality and Human Rights Commission quietly gave nearly £200,000 to a pressure group so it could take controversial human rights cases to the court in Strasbourg.

The group, the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), used the money to fight and win a series of cases and represented among others a Nigerian rapist and two Somali criminals who won the right to stay in Britain.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334212/Revealed-The-charity-uses-taxpayer-cash-campaign-migrant-benefits-protect-foreign-rapist.html

Aftermath of the largest North American landslide EVER after it dropped 165 MILLION tons down a Utah copper mine

This is the stunning aftermath of the largest landslide ever recorded in North America, which saw 165 million tons of earth dropping more than a half mile at a Utah copper mine last month.

The natural disaster cut mining production in half at the Bingham Canyon Mine after the April 10 incident.

Operators rushed to bring out all workers and equipment from the mine before a massive landslide ripped through the canyon. It started at the mine's northeastern corner and then plummeted to very bottom of the mine, some six-tenths of a mile down.

Miraculously, there were no injuries.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334139/Pictured-The-largest-landslide-EVER-copper-Utah-dropped-165-MILLION-tons-half-mile-down.html

We don't have the power to kick out Abu Hamza's wife from her £1million taxpayer-funded home, says council

Council bosses have abandoned attempts to move Abu Hamza’s wife from her £1million taxpayer-funded house.

Officials admitted yesterday they are ‘powerless’ to throw out Najat Mostafa, the hook-handed cleric’s second wife, from the five-bedroom property in an exclusive west London street.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council, which pays her rent, asked her to downsize last year after discovering that only two of the couple’s seven children were living there with her.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334120/We-dont-power-kick-Abu-Hamzas-wife-1million-taxpayer-funded-home-says-council.html

Nigel Farage threatens to go to court to win place in TV debates after Cameron 'refuses to share platform' with UKIP leader

Nigel Farage has said he is prepared to take legal action to get into televised leaders’ debates after it emerged that David Cameron wants to freeze him out.

Senior Tories say the Prime Minister does not want to share a platform with the UKIP leader.

He reportedly wants to try to stop Mr Farage signing up, by arguing that he cannot take part in a leaders’ debate as he represents a party without any MPs.

Some Conservatives are concerned that handing Mr Farage a platform could give him the kind of boost that Nick Clegg enjoyed from the first debate in 2010, which catapulted the Lib Dems briefly into the lead in the polls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334258/Nigel-Farage-threatens-to-court-win-place-TV-debates-Cameron-refuses-share-platform-UKIP-leader.html

Chaos as BNP supporters and anti-fascist campaigners clash outside Parliament over Drummer Lee Rigby's brutal killing

Rival protesters clashed outside the Palace of Westminster today, as BNP supporters and anti-fascist campaigners came to blows.

At least one man, a BNP activist, suffered a large cut to the nose after fierce shouting from either side of gated barriers spilled into violence.

Dozens of police sought to break up the disorder, at around 1pm today, after the chanting escalated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334312/BNP-supporters-anti-fascist-campaigners-clash-outside-Palace-Westminster-demonstration.html

France's Le Pen could lose immunity over anti-Muslim remarks

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen could face charges over remarks comparing Muslims praying in the streets to the wartime Nazi occupation, after European lawmakers voted to strip her of parliamentary immunity.

The French justice ministry asked the European Parliament last year to waive Le Pen's immunity over the comments, made at a rally in 2010 before she took over leadership of the National Front party founded by her father, Jean-Marie.

The European Parliament's legal affairs committee voted in favor of lifting the immunity this week, officials said on Saturday, paving the way for a plenary vote later in the month.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-france-lepen-immunity-idUSBRE9500AP20130601

Italy aims to axe youth jobless rate below 30 percent: PM

Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Saturday his government aims to reduce youth unemployment to below 30 percent in the next few years with a mixture of fiscal breaks and different contracts for young employees.

Italy's overall jobless rate and youth unemployment edged up in April to the highest levels on record, data showed on Friday, with the youth jobless rate at 40.5 percent. Reducing unemployment in the midst of Italy's longest recession since World War Two is likely to be no easy task.

"Our goal is to bring the youth unemployment below 30 percent," Letta said speaking in the northern city of Trento.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-italy-letta-unemployment-idUSBRE9500BW20130601

Phoenix: Plane Collide In Mid-Air Killing Four

Four people have died after two small planes collided in the air before crashing into the north Phoenix desert.

TransPac Aviation Academy, a school for commercial pilots, said two of its instructors were among the dead.

Phoenix and Daisy Mountain Fire Department officials said the collision took place 15 miles northwest of Deer Valley and involved two single-engine planes carrying two people in each aircraft.

One plane, believed to be a Cessna, caught fire upon impact and was "unrecognisable", Captain Dave Wilson told USA Today.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098153/phoenix-plane-collide-in-mid-air-killing-four

Iraq Smashes Al Qaeda 'Poison Gas Cell'

Authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al Qaeda cell working to produce poison gas at two locations in Baghdad for future attacks both home and abroad.

Mohamed al Askari, spokesman for Iraq's defence ministry, said five suspects had been detained over the construction of two facilities in the capital to produce sarin and mustard gas, using instructions from another al Qaeda group.

Four hooded suspects - three in bright yellow jumpsuits and one in a brown one - were presented at a news conference on Saturday which included a table display of beakers and jars of chemical compounds.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098214/iraq-smashes-al-qaeda-poison-gas-cell

Frankfurt 'Blockupy' protesters clash with police for second day

German police used pepper spray and batons against anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement on Saturday during a second day of protests against Europe's austerity policies.

Around 7,000 protesters joined an initially peaceful march through Frankfurt, Germany's financial capital. Many brandished signs with slogans that read "Make love, not war" and "IMF - get out of Greece".

Small groups of masked protesters then hurled stones and smoke bombs at the police who responded with force. Several protesters and police officers were hurt.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-germany-blockupy-idUSBRE95009C20130601

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 1st June 2013

Magnitude Mw 5.5
Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
Date time 2013-06-01 17:32:52.0 UTC
Location 7.06 S ; 155.89 E
Depth 80 km
Distances
93 km SE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,916 / local time: 03:32:52.0 2013-06-02

Latest stories Riot Police Retreat Amid Istanbul Park Protests

Police have started withdrawing from a main Istanbul square to allow in tens of thousands of protesters campaigning against the potential construction of a shopping centre in a park.

State-run Private Dogan news agency said officers removed barricades after brief scuffles with demonstrators who hurled fireworks at them.

Riot police in Istanbul have fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city's central Taksim Square.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098110/turkey-riot-police-retreat-from-park-protests

Nine Dead In Oklahoma City After Tornadoes Hit

The death toll has increased to nine and includes two children after tornadoes and violent storms hit central Oklahoma.

Seven adults were also among the dead, confirmed Amy Elliott with the state Medical Examiner's Office.

The bodies of a mother and her baby were found near a vehicle along Interstate 40 between El Reno and Yukon.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098174/nine-dead-in-oklahoma-city-after-tornadoes-hit

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake ATACAMA, CHILE - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.6
Region ATACAMA, CHILE
Date time 2013-06-01 16:50:51.0 UTC
Location 26.23 S ; 69.56 W
Depth 2 km
Distances
51 km E of Diego de Almagro, Chile / pop: 18,137 / local time: 12:50:51.0 2013-06-01


4.8 Magnitude Earthquake LUZON, PHILIPPINES - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.8
Region LUZON, PHILIPPINES
Date time 2013-06-01 16:35:46.0 UTC
Location 17.27 N ; 120.15 E
Depth 100 km
Distances
28 km W of Darapidap, Philippines / pop: 2,684 / local time: 00:35:46.0 2013-06-02


4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.9
Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Date time 2013-06-01 16:25:35.0 UTC
Location 10.81 S ; 166.05 E
Depth 56 km
Distances
377 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,171 / local time: 03:25:35.0 2013-06-02

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.9
Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Date time 2013-06-01 14:40:24.0 UTC
Location 7.24 N ; 125.27 E
Depth 50 km
Distances
11 km W of Tamugan, Philippines / pop: 8,291 / local time: 22:40:24.0 2013-06-01

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 5.6
Region MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Date time 2013-06-01 14:10:11.0 UTC
Location 7.19 N ; 125.06 E
Depth 30 km
Distances
3 km N of President Roxas, Philippines / pop: 10,879 / local time: 22:10:11.0 2013-06-01

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH OF SVALBARD - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.5
Region NORTH OF SVALBARD
Date time 2013-06-01 14:06:50.0 UTC
Location 82.24 N ; 8.56 W
Depth 10 km
Distances 2052 km N of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 113,906 / local time: 14:06:50.0 2013-06-01

WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

The Ministry of Health in Italy, through the European Union’s Early Warning Response System, has notified WHO of a laboratory-confirmed case with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a resident in the country.

The patient is a 45-year-old man with recent travel from Jordan. He returned to Italy on 25 May 2013 with symptoms of cough and fatigue. His condition deteriorated and he was hospitalised on 28 May 2013. He is currently in stable condition.

Laboratory test was conducted by the influenza reference laboratory of Tuscany and confirmed by the National Influenza Center of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 51 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 30 deaths.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/don_updates/en/index.html

Oklahoma Tornado 31/05/2013

Foreign Office warning over Turkey protests

An environmental demonstration in Istanbul on Friday quickly spiralled into a wider, violent nationwide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian government.

The Foreign Office advised Britons to avoid the areas where protests were taking place in Istanbul, Ankara and several other cities.

"Demonstrations are taking place in Istanbul and in other cities across Turkey, including Ankara. Police are using tear gas and water cannons in response. We advise British nationals to avoid all demonstrations," the Foreign Office said.

"Demonstrations occur regularly in major cities and have the potential to turn violent."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/10093065/Foreign-Office-warning-over-Turkey-protests.html

EU exit would put Britain on par with Norway - Danny Alexander

Prime Minister David Cameron's promise of a referendum on his country's membership of the European Union is a "huge distraction" that risks reducing Britain's influence in the bloc to that of Norway, Danny Alexander warned.

In an interview that highlights deep divisions within Britain's two-party coalition over Europe, Alexander, the number two at Britain's finance ministry and a member of the Liberal Democrat party, the junior coalition partner, said a British EU exit would be "catastrophic at every level".

Losing a say over how the world's largest single market is regulated would be particularly damaging, he warned.

"Look at the Norwegians for example, where in order to maintain access to the single market they basically receive the new rules on the fax machine from Brussels and they have to implement them without changing them," Alexander told Reuters.

Norway is not an EU member but has access to the bloc's single market in return for adopting most laws related to it.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/uk-britain-europe-alexander-idUKBRE94U0WM20130531

Far-right group hold London protest

Far-right and opposing groups are holding demonstrations in England today amid increased tensions following the death of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last month.

His family stressed yesterday that the young soldier would not have wanted violent attacks to be carried out in his name, and urged protesters to remain peaceful.

In a statement released through the British Ministry of Defence, members of Drummer Rigby’s family including his mother Lyn, stepfather Ian, wife Rebecca and son Jack, said: “We would like to emphasise that Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/far-right-group-hold-london-protest-1.1414734

Two US drone strikes kill seven in southern Yemen: local official

Two drone strikes killed seven suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Saturday morning, a local official said, nine days after U.S. President Barack Obama said he would only use such strikes when a threat was "continuing and imminent".

Washington views al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as the movement's most dangerous wing after it attempted to launch bomb attacks on international airliners.

The official said the seven were in two cars driving in the al-Mahfad district of Abyan Governorate in southern Yemen where the Islamist militant group has a strong presence.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-yemen-drones-idUSBRE95006I20130601

Firefighters die in Houston hotel blaze

Four Mexican tourists killed in Egypt bus accident

More than 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in May

More than 1,000 people were killed in violence in Iraq in May, making it the deadliest month since the sectarian slaughter of 2006-07, the United Nations reported on Saturday, stoking fears of a return to civil war.

Nearly 2,000 people have been killed in the last two months as al Qaeda and Sunni Islamist insurgents, invigorated by the Sunni-led revolt in Syria and by Sunni discontent at home, seek to revive the kind of all-out inter-communal conflict that killed tens of thousands five years ago.

"That is a sad record," Martin Kobler, the U.N. envoy in Baghdad, said in a statement. "Iraqi political leaders must act immediately to stop this intolerable bloodshed."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE95004P20130601

Fighting in Syria's Qusair; U.N. says world watching

Syrian troops and Hezbollah guerrillas besieging the border town of Qusair fought with rebels on Saturday as the United Nations warned all sides they could be held accountable for the suffering of civilians trapped there.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting was taking place inside Qusair and in villages around it, largely controlled by President Bashar al-Assad's forces who have cut off access to the town.

Rebels have pleaded for military help and medical aid for the hundreds of people wounded in the onslaught by government forces, who are also fighting back fiercely around the capital Damascus and the south and center of the country.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-syria-crisis-qusair-idUSBRE95008520130601

Turkish PM calls for end to protests as clashes flare

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called for an immediate end on Saturday to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara for a second day.

The unrest was triggered by government plans for a replica Ottoman-era barracks housing shops or apartments in Istanbul's Taksim Square, long a venue for political protest, but has widened into a broader show of defiance against Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Police fired teargas and water cannon down a major shopping street as crowds of protesters chanting "unite against fascism" and "government resign" marched towards Taksim, where hundreds were injured in clashes on Friday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/us-turkey-protests-idUSBRE94U0J920130601

Costco Berries Linked To Hepatitis A Outbreak

A rare outbreak of acute hepatitis A, that has made 30 people ill, has been linked to a frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix, health officials say.

Costco has removed The Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend Frozen Berry Mix from all its shelves, according to USA Today.

It is also notifying all members who bought the product since late February.

Health officials fear smaller businesses may have bought the berries from Costco in bulk and then used them to make smoothies, frozen bar drinks and other types of desserts and drinks.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098131/costco-berries-linked-to-hepatitis-a-outbreak

North Korea Children Stage Mock Military Parade


North Korean youngsters dressed in miniature replicas of military uniforms have celebrated Children's Day with a parade featuring toy cars decorated to look like tanks and rocket launchers.

About 3,000 children took part in games, dances and a military parade in the country's capital, Pyongyang.

Groups of children took part in traditional Korean games, part performance and part competition.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098091/north-korea-children-stage-mock-military-parade

Turkey: Protesters And Police Clash Over Park

Riot police in Istanbul have fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city's central Taksim Square.

Water cannon and tear gas were used as protesters tried to reach the square and the parliament building in the capital, Ankara.

It all started with a peaceful protest over plans to redevelop the Gezi Parka but it has become bigger than just an environmental protest. It is now a demonstration against the Islamist-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
http://news.sky.com/story/1098110/turkey-protesters-and-police-clash-over-park

Oklahoma City Tornado: Five Killed In New Storm

Police officers have said a mother and baby were among five killed after a tornado struck a highway near Oklahoma City.

Highway Patrol trooper Betsey Randolph said officers found the bodies of the woman and her daughter near a vehicle along Interstate 40 between El Reno and Yukon.

The tornado hit during the evening rush hour, smashing vehicles along a major highway near the city, with reports of several motorists injured and others missing.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098028/oklahoma-city-tornado-five-killed-in-new-storm

Georgia Williams: Police Appeal For Belongings

Police investigating the murder of Georgia Williams are searching for a pink spotted satchel, a black zip-up jacket and a white Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

The 17-year-old had the items when she was last seen on Sunday, but they have not yet been recovered despite the discovery of a body believed to be the teenager's.

Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee, who is leading the investigation, said: "The support the public and the media have given to our investigation so far has been fantastic, but we need to ask for their help once more as we try to find these items."

The appeal came as Jamie Reynolds appeared before magistrates in Telford, Shropshire, charged with the murder of Georgia.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098048/georgia-williams-police-appeal-for-belongings

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 1st June 2013

Magnitude ML 4.2
Region SOUTHERN IRAN
Date time 2013-06-01 12:06:28.0 UTC
Location 26.91 N ; 53.85 E
Depth 2 km
Distances
42 km NW of Kīsh, Iran / pop: 20,922 / local time: 16:36:28.0 2013-06-01

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake EGYPT - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.8
Region EGYPT
Date time 2013-06-01 11:49:32.0 UTC
Location 28.58 N ; 33.35 E
Depth 30 km
Distances
46 km NW of Tor, Egypt / pop: 14,972 / local time: 14:49:32.0 2013-06-01


4.3 Magnitude Earthquake HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.3
Region HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
Date time 2013-06-01 07:54:05.0 UTC
Location 43.34 N ; 143.80 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
51 km S of Kitami, Japan / pop: 113,137 / local time: 16:54:05.0 2013-06-01

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.7
Region SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Date time 2013-06-01 07:32:34.0 UTC
Location 10.76 S ; 165.79 E
Depth 30 km
Distances
394 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,171 / local time: 18:32:34.0 2013-06-01

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF COAST OF AISEN, CHILE - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.7
Region OFF COAST OF AISEN, CHILE
Date time 2013-06-01 07:21:36.0 UTC
Location 44.02 S ; 79.05 W
Depth 30 km
Distances
450 km W of Puerto Quellón, Chile / pop: 21,823 / local time: 03:21:36.0 2013-06-01


4.0 Magnitude Earthquake COLOMBIA - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.0
Region COLOMBIA
Date time 2013-06-01 06:44:27.0 UTC
Location 4.01 N ; 76.20 W
Depth 116 km
Distances
3 km NE of San Pedro, Colombia / pop: 5,473 / local time: 01:44:27.0 2013-06-01


U.S., Germany warn Russia not to deliver arms to Syria

Anti-government fury erupts in Turkey

'Dangerous' tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma

Italy announces first case of SARS-like coronavirus

Italy reported its first case of the SARS-like coronavirus on Friday, a 45-year-old man who had been travelling in Jordan, the health ministry said.

The patient was in good condition and was being monitored in isolation, the ministry said in a statement. He was admitted to a hospital in Tuscany with a high fever, a cough and breathing difficulties.

A resident of Italy with foreign nationality, the man recently spent 40 days in Jordan where one of his sons was suffering from an unspecified flu.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/us-coronavirus-italy-idUSBRE94U15M20130531

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION - 1st June 2013

Magnitude Ml 4.6
Region DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
Date time 2013-06-01 05:48:43.0 UTC
Location 19.26 N ; 67.96 W
Depth 10 km
Distances
88 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic / pop: 100,023 / local time: 01:48:43.0 2013-06-01


5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SAMAR, PHILIPPINES - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 5.1
Region SAMAR, PHILIPPINES
Date time 2013-06-01 05:17:31.0 UTC
Location 12.21 N ; 125.69 E
Depth 80 km
Distances
22 km E of Alugan, Philippines / pop: 2,131 / local time: 13:17:31.0 2013-06-01

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.3
Region OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Date time 2013-06-01 04:36:26.3 UTC
Location 13.64 N ; 91.33 W
Depth 43 km
Distances
57 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala / pop: 24,001 / local time: 22:36:26.3 2013-05-31

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 4.9
Region NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Date time 2013-06-01 01:51:18.6 UTC
Location 29.04 N ; 32.75 W
Depth 33 km
Distances 1829 km NW of Praia, Cape Verde / pop: 113,364 / local time: 00:51:18.6 2013-06-01

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS - 1st June 2013

Magnitude mb 5.3
Region SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
Date time 2013-06-01 01:34:15.0 UTC
Location 23.06 S ; 177.02 W
Depth 200 km
Distances
278 km SW of Vaini, Tonga / pop: 2,976 / local time: 14:34:15.0 2013-06-01


4.4 Magnitude Earthquake MARIANA ISLANDS REGION - 31st May 2013

Magnitude mb 4.4
Region MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Date time 2013-05-31 22:21:55.0 UTC
Location 21.70 N ; 143.04 E
Depth 316 km
Distances 1584 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 07:21:55.0 2013-06-01


5.0 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN - 31st May 2013

Magnitude mb 5.0
Region NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Date time 2013-05-31 20:25:49.5 UTC
Location 29.07 N ; 50.66 W
Depth 33 km
Distances 1927 km NE of Fort-de-France, Martinique / pop: 89,995 / local time: 16:25:49.5 2013-05-31

Murderer Joran van der Sloot To Marry In Prison

Convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot is planning to marry a Peruvian woman in the prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence, his lawyer has confirmed.

The couple are awaiting permission from penal authorities for a wedding within two weeks in Piedras Gordas prison, Maximo Altez said.

Mr Altez identified the bride as Leydi Figueroa Uceda, and denied reports in the Peruvian media the couple were getting married so Van der Sloot can avoid possible extradition to the US to face charges.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098023/natalee-holloway-suspect-to-marry-in-prison

Badger Culling Due To Begin Amid Protests

Some 5,000 badgers are likely to be killed in two pilot culls, in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset, which are expected to attract potential disruption and estimated policing costs of around £4m.

The pilots aim to ensure that free-running badgers can be killed humanely, with marksmen observed by independent experts to check they are killing the protected animal swiftly, and post-mortems carried out to assess speed of death.

The schemes will also assess whether enough badgers can be killed in a given area to have an effect in reducing TB in cattle.

A long-term study has found that culling 70% of badgers would be needed to reduce the disease in herds by 16%.

http://news.sky.com/story/1098036/badger-culling-due-to-begin-amid-protests