Archive for October, 2012

Was it murder? Arafat to be exhumed, official says

Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

Criminal investigators from France will exhume Yasser Arafat’s remains next month to try to find out how the Palestinian leader died, a French official said Tuesday.

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    Skeleton found when historic Conn. tree uprooted

    Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

    New Haven police say superstorm Sandy has revealed a skeleton beneath the town green that may have been there since Colonial times.

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      Syria activists say warplanes hit Damascus suburbs

      Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

      In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 photo, a rebel sniper aims at a Syrian army position, seen with another rebel fighter reflected in a mirror, in a residential building in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria. Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras).Warplanes are pounding opposition strongholds around Damascus and in the north, as the regime of President Bashar Assad intensifies airstrikes against rebels seeking to topple him.


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        Celebratory gunfire at Saudi wedding cuts cable, 23 electrocuted

        Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

        RIYADH (Reuters) – Celebratory gunfire at a wedding party in eastern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night brought down an electric cable, killing 23 people, a local civil defense official said. “At the wedding, the cable fell on a metal door and the 23 people who died were all electrocuted,” Eastern Province official Abdullah Khashman said by phone. A photograph of the aftermath of the accident, published on local newspapers’ websites showed a large courtyard strewn with fallen chairs and a pole in the middle supporting cables carrying lightbulbs. …

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          Europe’s unemployment rises to new record

          Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

          A man begs for alms in a street, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Spain's National Statistics Institute says Tuesday that the country's economy contracted 0.3 percent in the third quarter from the previous three month period. Spain is in a double-dip recession and has a 25 percent unemployment rate. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday the country has no immediate need to ask for outside aid to help deal with its debts. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)The record high of 11.6 percent is sign the economy is deteriorating as governments struggle to get a grip on their three-year debt crisis.


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            Steve Ballmer Wants You to Come Over to Windows 8 [VIDEO]

            Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

            On the fence about Windows 8, or Microsoft’s Surface Tablet, or the new batch of Windows phones? Wondering whether to develop for them, or purchase one? The CEO of Microsoft would like a word with you.

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              Apple Macbook Pro 2012 Review i7 Quad Core Processor [Mac OS X Lion] HD 720p

              Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Apple Macbook Pro 15″ [i7 Quad Core Processor] Review 2012 [Mac OS X Lion] Apples latest 15.4-inch thin-and-light notebook features strong graphics performance, a stunning display, and 7 hours of battery life. Macbook Pro 15″ Unboxing 2012 (Mac OS X Lion) MacBook Pro is machined from a single piece of aluminum, an engineering breakthrough that replaced many parts with just one. It’s called the unibody. And the first time you pick up a MacBook Pro you’ll notice the difference it makes. The entire enclosure is thinner and lighter than other notebooks. It looks polished and refined. And it feels strong and durable — perfect for life inside (and outside) your briefcase or backpack. 15-inch: 2.2 GHz 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 4GB 1333MHz 750GB 5400-rpm1 Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 Built-in battery (7 hours) Up to 2x faster processors and 2x faster graphics Introducing Thunderbolt. The fastest, most versatile I/O ever in a notebook The new FaceTime HD camera Multi-Touch trackpad. Be more hands-on A long-lasting battery. Charge less It’s very well connected Ports with possibility Burn DVDs superfast “MacBook Pro Unboxing” “Mac OS X Lion” “Macbook Pro 15” “Macbook Unboxing” “Macbook Pro First look” “Apple Macbook” “2011 Macbook pro” “Macbook 15.4” “Macbook Pro 2012 review” “Macbook Unboxing” “Unboxing videos” “Mac OS X LIon” “2012 Macbook Pro” “Macbook Pro reviews” “2012 Macbook pro unboxing” “Apple Mac Review” “Macbook 2012” We Didn’t Like

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                7.4 million wake up in the dark: Sandy leaves death and destruction in wake

                Oct 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                SandyPresident Obama has declared a major disaster in New York and Long Island.


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                  Live-blog: The East Coast surveys the damage from Sandy

                  Oct 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  Sandy[Updated at 6:45 a.m. ET] At least a dozen people have been killed and some six million residents are without power after the former Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast Atlantic coast on Monday. A record storm surge flooded streets and subways in Lower Manhattan and beyond. The storm, estimated to be nearly a 1,000 […]


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                    At least 50 homes burned in flooded Queens

                    Oct 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    Breezy Point: 50 Homes Ablaze in NYCA six-alarm fire in Breezy Point, Queens–a coastal area that was under mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm–has destroyed at least 50 homes, according to NY1.


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