Monday, April 30, 2007

My Way News - Secular, Religious Face Off in Turkey
AP reports: "The possibility of an observant Muslim president is pitting Turkey's deeply secular military and civilian establishment against its religiously oriented ruling party in a fundamental struggle over national identity."
My Way News - Hamas Leader Threatens Renewed Violence
AP reports: "The supreme leader of Hamas threatened violence if an international aid embargo isn't lifted and demanded in an interview published Monday that Israel release top Palestinian leaders in return for a captured soldier."
My Way News - War Report Sharply Criticizes Olmert
AP reports: "In extraordinarily strong language, a high-level investigative panel sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday for 'severe failure' in his handling of the war in Lebanon - a potentially fatal blow to his political survival."
My Way News - Study: Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster
AP reports: "Arctic sea ice is melting three times faster than many scientists project, U.S. researchers reported Monday, just days ahead of the next major international report on climate change."

Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Way News - Officials: Climate Change Harms Security
AP reports: "Droughts, crop failures and tropical disease epidemics caused by global warming could destabilize already fragile governments in Asia, Latin America and especially Africa, creating the kinds of 'failed states' that harbor Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Sea-level rise could scatter refugees by the millions from low-lying countries like Bangladesh and Vietnam, putting stress on both them and their neighbors."
My Way News - Hamas Leader Justifies Rocket Attacks
AP reports: "A leader of the militant Hamas justified recent rockets attacks on Israel as 'self defense,' while the camp of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday urged the preservation of a 5-month-old truce with the Israelis."
My Way News - Moderate Earthquake Strikes England
AP reports: "A moderate earthquake rattled parts of southeast England on Saturday, toppling chimneys from houses and rousing residents from their beds. Several thousand people were left without power in Kent county, EDF Energy said."

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My Way News - Scientists Predict Next Solar Cycle Peak
AP reports: "The peak of the next sunspot cycle is expected in late 2011 or mid-2012 - potentially affecting airline flights, communications satellites and electrical transmissions. But forecasters can't agree on how intense it will be."
My Way News - Putin Threatens Pullout From Arms Pact
AP reports: "President Vladimir Putin threatened on Thursday to suspend Russia's compliance with a key European arms control treaty, accusing the United States and NATO of undermining regional stability with its plan to extend an American missile shield to central Europe."
My Way News - Palestinians Fire Rockets Toward Israel
AP reports: "Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Israel on Thursday, the army said, and Israeli officials warned they were losing patience as rising tensions threatened a five-month cease-fire."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Way News - Israel Rules Out Large Gaza Raid
AP reports: "Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his top security chiefs on Wednesday rejected calls for a massive ground offensive in the Gaza Strip following a renewal of rocket attacks on southern Israel by the Hamas militant group."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Millions Face Famine As Crop Disease Rages, brought to you by African News Dimension
AND reports: "Scientists say millions of people face starvation following an outbreak of a deadly new strain of crop disease which is spreading across the wheat fields of Africa and Asia."
My Way News - Rich and Poor Battle Over Bird Flu
AP reports: "Bird flu has largely flown off the radar of the Western world, but people are still dying from it nearly every week in Indonesia. Since the first case was reported two years ago, government officials have reported 74 deaths from the H5N1 strain in Indonesia - more than a third of the world's total."
My Way News - Taiwan Says It Would Win War With China
AP reports: "A computer simulation projected that China could land forces on rival Taiwan, but they would be repulsed after two weeks of fierce fighting and harsh losses to both sides, Taiwan's military said Tuesday."
My Way News - Hamas Rocket Fire Endangers Truce
AP reports: "Hamas militants in Gaza joined in the rocketing of Israeli towns and villages for the first time in five months Tuesday, retaliating for deadly Israeli raids in the Palestinian territories."
My Way News - Potentially Habitable Planet Found
AP reports: "For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for 'life in the universe.'"

Monday, April 23, 2007

McAfee: RFID chips exposing users to danger
Computerworld reports: "The current generation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is vulnerable to eavesdropping, cloning and forging."
My Way News - Head of China's State-Backed Church Dies
AP reports: "The government-backed church, the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, refuses to recognize the Vatican's authority, but many clergy and ordinary Catholics remain loyal to the pope and have been persecuted for it."
My Way News - Slain German Higlights Christian Plight
AP reports: "The story of a quiet and deeply religious German missionary ended with the sound of dirt being scattered over his coffin in eastern Turkey, his violent death a sign of the plight of Christians in this Muslim country."
My Way News - Olmert Stresses 'Concessions' for Peace
AP reports: "Prime Minister Ehud Olmert marked Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers Monday with a new call for peace with the Palestinians, saying his country was prepared to make 'far-reaching compromises' and 'very painful concessions.'"
Harrison Daily Times - UFO conference is celestial experience
The Harrison Daily Times reports: "Unlike almost every other UFO sighting, which seemed to take place in the middle of a desert or some Mississippi swamp (or an Arkansas chicken house), the O’Hare incident took place at a major airport in the middle of the afternoon. Maranto, an Art Buchwald lookalike, said witnesses described the UFO as a dark gray, metallic saucer."
Flowers and fruit crops facing disaster as disease kills off bees - Telegraph
The Telegraph (UK) reports: "Devastating diseases are killing off vast numbers of bees across the country, threatening major ecological and economic problems. [...] Bee-keepers in Poland, Greece, Croatia, Switzerland, Italy and Portugal have also reported heavy losses."

Friday, April 20, 2007

My Way News - Musharraf Offers to Mediate in Mideast
AP reports: "Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf made a surprise offer in a television interview Friday to visit Israel and help mediate in the conflict with Palestinians. Pakistan [..] supports a separate state for Palestinians with Jerusalem as its capital."
My Way News - Christians in Turkey Fear More Attacks
AP reports: "The slayings of three Christians in this eastern town highlight Turkey's uneasy relationship with its minorities, and Christians expressed fear Thursday that growing nationalism and intolerance could lead to more violence against them."

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Way News - Israel: Saudi Plan Not Enough
AP reports: "Israel's foreign minister cautiously welcomed an Arab League peace plan on Thursday but said it was no substitute for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians."
My Way News - Russian Envoy, Syria's Assad Meet
AP reports: "President Bashar Assad met Thursday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Sultanov who is in the region to try to resolve the political impasse between pro- and anti- Syrian factions in Lebanon."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

US: Iranian-made weapons were found in Afghanistan - Jerusalem Post
AP reports: "US forces in Afghanistan recently intercepted Iranian-made mortars and other weaponry in Afghanistan, although it is not clear they were shipped directly from Iran, the military's top general said Tuesday."
My Way News - Olmert: No Syria Attack Plans
AP reports: "Israel has no plans to launch a military strike against Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told a powerful parliamentary committee on Wednesday, a participant in the meeting said - an apparent attempt to ease fears in Damascus of a possible assault."
My Way News - 2 Arab League Nations to Approach Israel
AP reports: "The Arab League on Wednesday picked Egypt and Jordan to take the lead in approaching Israel to promote the Saudi-drafted peace plan in a bid to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [...] Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab countries that signed peace treaties with Israel, in 1979 and 1994 respectively, and regained territory lost in wars."
My Way News - Iran: Military Not Affected by Sanctions
AP reports: "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that U.N. sanctions slapped on his nation over its nuclear program had no effect on Iran's armed forces, claiming that his military was self-sufficient."
My Way News - Rights group accuses Yahoo of helping China arrest and torture
AP reports: "A human rights group sued Yahoo Inc. Wednesday on grounds the U.S. search company assisted China's communist government with torture by revealing information that led to the arrest of dissidents."
My Way News - 3 Killed in Turkey Bible Attack
AP reports: "Assailants on Wednesday slit the throats of three employees of a publishing house that distributes Bibles, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Turkey's small Christian minority. [...] The attack is the latest in a string of attacks on Turkey's Christian community, which comprises less than 1 percent of the population."
My Way News - Watchdog: Iran Moves Ahead Nuke Program
AP reports: "Iran is delivering small amounts of uranium gas to centrifuges that can enrich it to weapons-grade level and is running more than 1,300 centrifuge machines, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My Way News - Technology Becomes a Coping Mechanism
AP reports: "Horrible, real-world happenings are unfolding almost simultaneously in the virtual world, as Virginia Tech students and people from all over the world gather online to grieve and vent. From blogging to cell phone video, technology has forever changed the way we process and communicate about tragedy - in good ways, and perhaps bad."
My Way News - Israel Says It Breaks Up Iran Spy Scheme
AP reports: "Israel's Shin Bet security agency said Tuesday that it has broken up an Iranian plot to recruit Israelis of Iranian origin as spies, part of what it says is a burgeoning Iranian intelligence operation against the Jewish state."

Monday, April 16, 2007

My Way News - China to Deal With Palestinians
AP reports: "China and Switzerland have informed Palestinian officials they will deal with the new Palestinian unity government made up of the moderate Fatah movement and the Islamic militant Hamas group, the information minister said Monday."
My Way News - Gunman Kills 32 in Virginia Tech Rampage
AP reports: "A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history Monday, cutting down his victims in two attacks two hours apart before the university could grasp what was happening and warn students. The bloodbath ended with the gunman committing suicide, bringing the death toll to 33 and stamping the campus in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains with unspeakable tragedy, perhaps forever."
My Way News - Record Storm Pummels East Coast
AP reports: "A menacing spring storm punished the Northeast for a second straight day Monday, dumping more than 8 inches of rain on Central Park and sending refrigerators and pickup trucks floating down rivers in one of the region's worst storms in recent memory."

Friday, April 13, 2007

My Way News - Japan Looks to Amend Constitution
AP reports: "Japan's lower house of parliament on Friday approved guidelines for amending the pacifist constitution, a key step in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to give the military a larger global role."
My Way News - General: U.S. Has No Plan to Attack Iran
AP reports: "The American military is capable of attacking Iran but has no plans to do so, a U.S. general said Friday in the latest U.S. rejection of military action."
My Way News - EU Official Sees Mideast Peace Momentum
AP reports: "There is 'new momentum' in the Middle East peace process, a high-ranking European Union official said Friday after meeting the U.N. secretary-general."
My Way News - Olmert and Abbas Plan Sunday Discussion
AP reports: "A meeting Sunday between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will include a general discussion of a future Palestinian state, Palestinian and Israeli officials said Friday, but is not expected to yield dramatic results."
My Way News - 2 Earthquakes Shake Tokyo and Japan
AP reports: "Two earthquakes shook Tokyo and northeastern Japan early Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage."
My Way News - U.S.-Led Airstrike Kills 35 Taliban
AP reports: "U.S.-led troops and aircraft pounded Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan, killing more than 35, the coalition said. A British NATO soldier was killed in separate fighting, which has intensified following a winter lull."
My Way News - Howard: No HIV-Positive Immigrants
AP reports: "Prime Minister John Howard said Friday that Australia should bar immigrants with HIV, and his government was examining ways to make its tough restrictions even stronger."
My Way News - CDC Says Gonorrhea Is Drug-Resistant
AP reports: "The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the 'superbugs' resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis."
Airports to track passengers with radio ID tags - Telegraph
The Telegraph reports: "Airports plan to track passengers with radio transmitter tags to cut delays and tighten security."
My Way News - Strong Earthquake Rocks Mexico
AP reports: "A strong earthquake swayed tall buildings from Acapulco to Mexico City early Friday, jolting people awake and sending many fleeing to spend the rest of the night outside."

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

AHN - Egypt, Russia Agree To Develop Industrial Zone
AHN reports: "Egypt and Russia intend to create an industrial zone on the Mediterranean coast in order to manufacture Russian cars, aircraft and engineering products. The two nations signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday that will establish the zone."
EIR - Russia-China Partnership Plans To Go Into Space
The Executive Intelligence Review reports: "This year, 2007, marks ten years of the Sino-Russian 'strategic partnership.' In April 1996, Russia and China, with Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, signed the initial joint security agreement which became the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2001. "
With a zap or swipe of IDs, device helps nab scofflaws -
USA Today reports: "A handheld device that can tell in a second whether a person is on one of 140 wanted or watch lists is being hailed by police as a crime-fighting breakthrough and flayed by civil libertarians as an intrusion on the innocent."
My Way News - Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Meet
AP reports: "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet Sunday, an aide to the Israeli leader said, keeping their promise to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to hold regular talks."
My Way News - U.S. Says Iraqi Militias Train in Iran
AP reports: "Iraqi militia fighters are being trained in Iran to build and use deadly armor-piercing roadside bombs and complex attack strategies against American forces, the U.S. military said Wednesday."
MEMRI - Tensions Rise in Turkey in Advance of Presidential Election
MEMRI reports: "As the countdown proceeds towards the May 16 presidential election in Turkey, a sense of panic pervades Turkey's secular circles, which fear for the secular and democratic nature of the Turkish republic."
China has gained and tested array of space weapons - The Washington Times
The Washington Times reports: "China is developing an 'impressive' array of space weapons, including missiles and jammers, and is moving toward placing nuclear weapons in space to attack U.S. satellites, the commander of U.S. strategic forces told the Senate yesterday."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

VOA News - China And India Are Rising Economic Powers, Say Several Economists
Voice of America reports: "Two point four billion people, or 40% of the world’s population, live in China and India. Some economists believe that China and India, with two point four billion people, are moving toward becoming the world's largest economies."
My Way News - Millions Face Hunger From Climate Change
AP reports: "Rising global temperatures could melt Latin America's glaciers within 15 years, cause food shortages affecting 130 million people across Asia by 2050 and wipe out Africa's wheat crop, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday."
My Way News - Millions Face Floods From Climate Change
AP reports: "Warming temperatures will cause more drought and higher seas in Australia and New Zealand by 2030, according to excerpts released Tuesday from a report on how global warming will affect specific regions."
My Way News - Group Highlights Europe Terror Arrests
AP reports: "More than 700 people were arrested across the European Union for terrorism-related offenses in 2006, and half of those arrests involved threats from Islamic extremists, a European-wide law enforcement organization said Tuesday."
My Way News - Hamas' Moderation Claims Meet Skepticism
AP reports: "Israel warns that Hamas is exploiting a relative lull to smuggle anti-tank missiles, rockets and explosives into Gaza, through underground tunnels from Egypt."
My Way News - 19 Palestinians Arrested in Bombing Plot
AP reports: "Israeli authorities on Tuesday said they have arrested 19 Palestinian militants for planning to set off a huge car bomb in Tel Aviv over the Jewish holiday of Passover."
My Way News - New U.N. Chief Marking 100 Days in Post
AP reports: "Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's first 100 days as U.N. chief, by his own admission, have not been a honeymoon: He's done lots of globe-trotting, made some missteps, and had a few successes."
My Way News - Ethiopia Acknowledges Terror Detainees
AP reports: "Ethiopia conceded for the first time Tuesday that it detained 41 suspected terrorists from 17 countries, but defended the action as part of the international war on terror groups and denied reports the prisoners were held incommunicado."
My Way News - Doubts Remain Over Iran's Nuclear Claims
AP reports: "Is Iran bluffing about the progress of its nuclear program? Experts and some world powers are expressing doubt that the country has been able to assemble the complicated system it needs to enrich uranium - a potential pathway to nuclear arms."
My Way News - Large Waves Batter El Salvador, Mexico
AP reports: "Unusually high Pacific waves battered beaches from El Salvador to Mexico and carried people out to sea, prompting authorities in some places to order swimmers out of the water Tuesday. At least two people were killed."

Monday, April 09, 2007

My Way News - Iran Expands Uranium Enrichment Effort
AP reports: "Iran announced a dramatic expansion of uranium enrichment Monday, saying it has begun operating 3,000 centrifuges - nearly 10 times the previously known number - in defiance of U.N. demands it halt its nuclear program or face increased sanctions."

Friday, April 06, 2007

My Way News - Climate Report: Poor Will Suffer Most
AP reports: "The world faces increased hunger and water shortages in the poorest countries, massive floods and avalanches in Asia, and species extinction unless nations adapt to climate change and halt its progress, according to a report approved Friday by an international conference on global warming."
My Way News - U.N. May Probe Syria-Lebanon Smuggling
AP reports: "France circulated a draft Security Council statement that expresses 'serious concern' at mounting reports of illegal arms transfers from Syria to Lebanon and authorizes an independent mission to assess how their border is being monitored."
My Way News - Christians Worldwide Mark Good Friday
AP reports: "On Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa - or Way of Sorrows - visitors from the United States, India, South Korea, the Philippines, Russia and many other countries followed the traditional route of Christ's final walk, stopping at 14 stations, each marking an event that befell Jesus on the way to his death."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

My Way News - Christians Retrace Jesus' Steps
AP reports: "Thousands of pilgrims retraced Jesus' footsteps Wednesday as they celebrated Holy Week at the sites where Christians mark his crucifixion, death and resurrection."

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My Way News - Pelosi Visits Market, Mosque in Syria

AP reports: "The United States accuses Syria of allowing Iraqi Sunni insurgents to operate from its territory, backing the Hezbollah and Hamas militant groups and trying to destabilize the Lebanese government. Syria denies the allegations."
Computerworld - Second state expected to nix forced RFID chipping: "North Dakota is set to ban the forced implantation of radio frequency technology (RFID) chips into people."
My Way News - Muslim Radicals Strengthen in Serbia
AP reports: "The discovery of a mountain cave packed with plastic explosives, masks and machine guns - and the recent arrests of men devoted to radical Islam - have fueled fears that extremists are trying to carve out a stronghold in this remote corner of Europe."
My Way News - Thousands Protest President in Ukraine
AP reports: "Thousands of flag-waving supporters of Ukraine's prime minister set up a camp near the parliament building Tuesday to protest a decision by the pro-Western president to dissolve the legislative body and call for early elections."
My Way News - Blair: Next 2 Days 'Fairly Critical'
AP reports: "The next two days are 'fairly critical' to resolving the dispute over a seized British navy crew, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday, after Iran's chief international negotiator offered a new approach to end the standoff with Tehran."
My Way News - New Study Finds Drug-Resistant Flu Type
AP reports: "A less common strain of flu has shown hints of resistance to two flu drugs among patients in a small study in Japan, a country known for prescribing the drugs more frequently than anywhere else in the world."
My Way News - 'Very Active' Hurricane Season Predicted
AP reports: "A top researcher predicted a 'very active' 2007 Atlantic hurricane season Tuesday, with at least nine hurricanes and a good chance one will hit the U.S. coast."
My Way News - 5th-Graders Accused of Sex in School
AP reports: "Five fifth-grade students face criminal charges after authorities said four of them had sex in front of other students in an unsupervised classroom and kept a classmate posted as a lookout for teachers."

Monday, April 02, 2007

My Way News - Man With Drug-Resistant TB Locked Up
AP reports: "Robert Daniels has been locked up indefinitely, perhaps for the rest of his life, since last July. But he has not been charged with a crime. Instead, he suffers from an extensively drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, or XDR-TB. It is considered virtually untreatable."
My Way News - Tsunami Kills 13 on Solomon Islands
AP reports: "Bodies floated out to sea and thousands of residents camped out overnight Tuesday on a hillside above a devastated town in the western Solomon Islands after a tsunami that struck without warning washed away coastal villages, killing up to 20 people. The death toll was expected to rise."
Jerusalem Newswire - US strike on Iran only weeks away?
AP reports: "US forces in the Persian Gulf are ready to launch a major aerial assault on Iran this month, according to Russian intelligence sources. Speaking to Russian media, the sources suggested that the attack could commence as early as this week."

Sunday, April 01, 2007

My Way News - Tsunami Hits Solomons; Reports of 8 Dead
AP reports: "A powerful undersea earthquake Monday in the South Pacific sent a tsunami several yards high crashing into the Solomon Islands, devastating at least one village, officials and residents said."
My Way News - Olmert Seeks Regional Peace Conference
AP reports: "In a dramatic response to an Arab peace initiative, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday invited Arab leaders to a regional peace conference to discuss their ideas for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict."