Showing no signs of withdrawing from the Indian territory after their incursion in Ladakh two weeks ago, Chinese troops have erected an additional tent in the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector raising to five the number of such structures in the area.
The Chinese troops have also deployed Molosser dogs to keep a vigil, according to latest reports today from the site of incursion, 70 km south of Burtse in Ladakh [...]
ALERT IN MAJOR CITIES ACROSS INDIA
MAJOR CITIES PUT ON HIGH ALERT
At least 10 dead, 50 injured in Hy..bad blasts
BREAKING — TWIN BLASTS IN HY..BAD, INDIA; CASUALTIES FEARED
Gaawad !!! 5 Serial Blast n Hyderabad :( :( Heartless idiots!! friends in Hyderabad: Pls be safe..Dont go to Public places…. Continuous bomb blasts… Prayers :(
Security stepped up in Delhi, Mumbai following “PUT BANNED INDIAN CITY NAME HERE!” blasts
Security was stepped up in [...]
THESE are the innocents of America’s Dunblane — each smiling face a heartbreaking plea for the nation to give up its guns.
President Barack Obama last night hinted he is determined to end the lunacy, speaking at a vigil for victims of Friday’s rampage by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut.
He suggested he is considering a radical move to ditch America’s historic right to bear arms in the wake of the Sandy [...]
Violent crime is on the rise in the United States, and many Americans are totally fed up. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of household burglaries rose by 14 percent last year, and the overall rate of violent crime in the United States increased by 18 percent during 2011. Based on what we have seen so far this year, we will almost certainly see another huge increase once the [...]
Public vigil red alert: Raw milk advocate James Stewart seized by armed bounty hunters driving unmarked vehicles with no plates
James Stewart, the 65-year-old raw “milk man” and founder of Rawesome Foods, was assaulted near his home today by three armed men driving unmarked luxury vehicles with no license plates. Carrying firearms on their hips and dressed in gangster-style street clothes, Satanic T-shirt imagery and tattoos, they claimed to be making [...]
Victim, 33, escaped to neighbor’s home in Lincoln, Nebraska
Attackers tried to set house on fire during hate crime
Three masked men broke into a woman’s home, bound her hands and feet before carving anti-gay slurs into her body in a vicious hate crime, authorities said.
The attackers also spray-painted ‘we found you ****’ on a wall at the woman’s home and tried to set it on fire.
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska refused to [...]
Senate Democrats on Monday lost another attempt to pass legislation forcing donors of groups that bankroll most election ads to be revealed. But Democrats, led by New York Sen. Charles Schumer, pledged to hold the Senate floor hostage and continue the debate well into the night.
The DISLCOSE Act, which was dealt the same fate in the Senate in 2010, failed to overcome a key procedural vote on entirely partisan lines, [...]
The mother of missing six-year-old Isabel Celis defended her husband days after police forbid the father from having contact with their two other children.
Rebecca Celis called her husband, Sergio, a ‘great father’ as she took part in a candlelight walk on Friday with hundreds of supporters in an effort to raise awareness about the plight of her daughter, who disappeared last month.
The girl’s father watched the event from afar because [...]
Hundreds of Boston University students have held a candlelit vigil for three classmates killed in a minivan crash in New Zealand, where they were studying.
Junior Tori Pinheiro says her boyfriend, Austin Brashears, was among those who died in the Saturday morning accident. She cried at the Boston vigil as she recalled how friendly he was and how much she loved him.
She says he recently had left her a voicemail saying [...]
Malnutrition primary factor in bottom countries in list
Charity calls on G8 nations to step up aid programme
Niger is worst place in the world to be a mother, new research has revealed today.
The West African country, one of the globe’s poorest, has replaced Afghanistan at the bottom of a list compiled by Save the Children.
Norway was judged the best place for motherhood in the charity’s annual State of the World’s Mothers [...]
An industrious town in New Mexico is upping the ante against traffic violators, threatening to shut off the utilities of those who don’t pay their fines.
Las Cruces’ unpopular decision came after they installed cameras at intersections and watched as $2 million dollars in fines just drove off into the distance.
‘Over time we were looking at various options, various ways to recoup that money,’ Udell Vigil, the communications director for the [...]
The central government’s partial rollback on the cotton export ban and its changing policy in this regard too frequently has been criticised by industry and trade bodies.
After last week’s export ban order, the government says exports would be allowed under open general licence but no new registration certificates (RCs) are to be issued for now. Besides, RCs issued earlier would now have to be revalidated before any export can be [...]
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) – Police say eight men were killed in an attack on a funeral in a rural area of Guerrero, part of a death toll of 13 over the weekend in the southern state plagued by drug violence.
An Atoyac de Alvarez municipal police statement says officers found seven dead and two injured early Sunday morning at the scene of a vigil. One of the injured later died.
They plan to start gathering at 1 am Wednesday in the capital’s Plaza de Mayo and outside the Hospital Austral, as well as at other public squares around the country – and to stay until she is out of surgery.
Mrs Kirchner, the country’s first elected female president, was found to have cancer “on the right lobe of the thyroid gland” during a routine medical examination on December 22, her spokesman [...]
By: Aubrey Whelan | 12/13/11 1:16 PM
Park Police walk through the Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
The chairman of the congressional committee that oversees the District’s affairs is demanding to know whether the Obama administration is allowing Occupy DC to camp illegally in McPherson Square for political purposes.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to turn over documents and communications [...]
Occupy Alaska protestors keep vigil despite the cold Wed, Nov 23 2011
By Yereth Rosen
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Forget pepper spray. anti-Wall Street demonstrators in Alaska have a different challenge — bitter cold that tests their commitment to around-the-clock protests.
Groups backing the nationwide Occupy movement are protesting in Anchorage and Fairbanks, often defying sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frostbite to protest against economic inequality and excesses of the financial system.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Occupy Wall Street movement may make a move this week on the World Series.
Facebook chatter from the protesters suggests they are casting their eyes on Busch Stadium, coveting the national media spotlight surrounding the series.
Among the ideas floated among group members online: A massive rally, pitching tents around Busch Stadium or sending a streaker onto the field during the game “to send a message.”
St. Louis Police [...]
By Ty Tagami
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Parents of students at an Atlanta public school where cheating was alleged to have occurred on a statewide test on Tuesday night defended their school and teachers at a town hall meeting.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with the instruction my children have received,” said Quinnie Cook-Richardson, one of several parents at the troubled West Manor Elementary School who spoke at the [...]
BUTTE LAROSE, La. – Louisiana residents in the path of diverted floodwaters from the bloated Mississippi River kept up an agonizing vigil as hundreds of homes outside levees are threatened by the slow-moving surge that has swamped houses as high as the rooftops in Mississippi.
Floodwaters intentionally redirected by the Army Corps of Engineers into Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin still haven’t reached a number of small [...]
This morning, I watched the Dow Jones climb into positive territory for about an hour before it slid back down into the negative, even after reports of billions of dollars in merger acquisitions were made public. Such good news should have bolstered the markets, right? Well, it didnâ€™t work out that way and I seriously doubt it will work out that way any time soon. There seems to be no [...]
The waiting game continued Saturday as engineers kept vigil over the massive cap holding back oil from BP’s busted Gulf well, their eyes glued to monitors in a faraway control room that displayed pressure readings, temperature gauges and underwater images.
Their round-the-clock work deciphering a puzzle of data from undersea robots and instruments at the wellhead is helping BP and the government determine whether the cap is holding tight as the [...]