Thursday, August 23, 2012

Breaking News...

Bahrain court overturns Twitter conviction for jailed rights activist Nabeel Rajab, lawyer says - @AP

8 protesters arrested in Bahrain after clashes with police at funeral for teenager killed last week - @Reuters

Photo: Smoke in Saar, Bahrain, in image purporting to show conflict with govt forces - @saye_doo

Newspaper editor's trial for insulting Morsi postponed until September, remanded in custody via @ahramonline

FEMA reportedly preparing federal aid for Florida in preparation fo #Isaac. @cbs3_wx

About 2,000 people occupy Tajik border town center demanding withdrawal of troops, a month after military assault killed dozens - @Reuters

4 people killed, 28 injured as tourist hot-air balloon crash-lands near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana - @Reuters

Our latest on Isaac

ROK send back letter from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda via registered mail after #Japan foreign ministry refuses hand delivery. 

South Africans hold memorials for 44 slain miners who were killed during a pay rise strike - @AJELive

14 Arrested After Suspected Murder of Indonesian Cleric in West Java

Japan refuses to accept letter from Japanese prime minister returned by Seoul in island dispute - @W7VOA

Freight train crashes into a fuel tanker truck in Wills Point, Texas, sparking an explosion - @wfaachannel8

Turkish soldiers kill 16 Kurdish guerrillas after fatal attack by militants that left 5 soldiers dead - @Reuters



US base at Guantanamo, Cuba under storm watch

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has been placed on alert with the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac.
Officials are warning military and civilian personnel to prepare emergency shelters and secure loose objects that could become projectiles in heavy wind. A military statement issued Wednesday says winds of nearly 60 mph (100 kph) are expected within 72 hours.
About 6,000 people are on the base, including dozens of military and civilian visitors who planned to attend pretrial hearings for five prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. A decision was pending on whether to cancel the hearings, which are scheduled to start Thursday, and evacuate the visitors.
A prison spokesman, Navy Capt. Robert Durand, says all 168 prisoners will be in buildings that can sustain hurricane-force winds.

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