Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Muhammad Hafeez impressive with bat and ball in T20I against Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Muhammad Hafeez leads Pakistan to a comprehensive victory in the only T20I against Bangladesh despite a moderate total posted by Pakistan. Hafeez impressed equally with bat and ball as the visitors absolutely outclassed the hosts Bangladesh to win the only Twenty20 International (T20I) by a huge margin of 50 runs.

Muhammad Hafeez named Man of the Match for his all round performance
Superb bowling by Pakistani spinners and a good supportive role from pacers and fielder led them to a morale booster victory in the opener of the Bangladesh tour, consisting of three ODI’s and two Test matches. Bangladesh just managed to 85/9 falling short of 51 runs of the target of 136.

Nasir Hossain was the only batsman who resisted till the end after coming to bat when Bangladesh was struggling at 23/5. The youngster scored unbeaten 35 runs off 38 balls hitting 2 boundaries and a massive six in last over of their innings. The only other batsman who entered in to double figure score was skipper Musfiqur Rahim (10).

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Pakistan Hockey: Coach and captain hopeful for a powerful show in Champions Trophy

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Men’s Hockey Champion Trophy 2011 is just 4 days away from kicking off in Auckland, New Zealand. The coveted tournament will start from December 3 and will last up to December 11.

Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 2011, Auckland, New Zealand (Dec. 3 - Dec 11)
Total eight teams, including Pakistan, are participating in this 33rd edition of the tournament; which was initially scheduled to be played in India but shifted to New Zealand due to some internal problems in Indian Hockey Federation. Owen Glenn, a business man from New Zealand, played an important role in bringing the event to his country.

Other teams in 8-nation tournament are Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Netherlands, South Korea, Germany and the hosts New Zealand. Teams are divided into two Pools and Pakistan is placed in Pool A along with favorites Australia, Spain and Great Britain. Two rounds of ‘robin round’ will be played before the finals. Pakistan will face Great Britain in their opening clash on December 3.

Pakistan’s 18-member hockey team left from Karachi to Auckland on Saturday (Nov. 26) from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport under the captaincy of Muhammad Imran, who is very confident, as well coach Khawaja Junaid, for a powerful show of men in green in the tournament.

This is Pakistan’s first appearance in Champions Trophy in last four years. The Pakistanis were unable to qualify for the last three editions of the elite hockey tournament and have only been able to make the cut for the 2011 event as wildcard entrants..... Continue reading HERE.

Matches schedule of Round 1 of the Men’s Champions Trophy 2011 in Auckland is given below:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Silvia Martinez, wife of Uruguay's national football coach sustained burn injuries after mysterious acid attack

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – The wife of Uruguay's football coach, Oscar Tabarez, sustained severe burn injuries after an acid attack, by some unknown persons, near her home in capital city of Montevideo.

Uruguay's National Football Coach Oscar tabarez
According to details; the Silvia Martinez, 61, was walking on her way to home on Saturday afternoon when two unidentified person riding a motorbike came near her and the rear-seated person throw what police described as a "corrosive liquid" over her and vanished from the scene.

Martinez rushed back home where Tabarez called an ambulance. She was admitted to hospital with burns to 25 per cent of her body, including her face and arms.

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French Father, Christophe Chempenois, Accused of Killing Son by Locking Him in Washing Machine

PARIS, France (Nov. 28) – A father allegedly killed his 3-year-old son, named as Bastein, by locking him in a washing machine and starting a cold wash cycle, near the Paris suburb of Meaux in France.

3-year-old Bastein Killed by Father Locking into Washing Machine
According to details; the 33-year-old father Christophe Chempenois involved in this brutal killing just to ‘punish’ his son for some misbehaving at his nursery school. The kid reportedly had tossed away a sketch by a class-fellow down a toilet earlier on Friday (Nov. 25).

On Friday evening, Champenois supposedly forced the toddler bare into the washing machine and let it run for "several minutes", police said.

French newspaper Le Parisien reported, quoting a neighbor Alice that Bastein’s mother, 25-year-old Charlene, rushed to her home with boy’s body in mother’s arms and claimed that boy had fallen from the upstairs.

"I took him in my arms like a broken doll," Alice told the newspaper.

"I felt the last beat of his heart. Charlene didn't move. She was red all over. She didn't understand he was dead."

According to police sources; Bastein was dead just minutes after being taken out of washing machine. Champenois has been arrested for murdering a minor while Charlene is also under police custody for not helping a person in danger.
Both will remain under arrest until the date of trial would be determined by court, police said further.

Iran's Guardian Council Approves Britain Ambassador Expulsion Bill

TEHRAN, Iran (Nov. 28) – Parliamentary bill demanding ousted of Britain’s ambassador to Tehran has been approved by Iran’s Guardian Council on Monday. According to website of state-run television; the parliamentary bill has become a law after getting approval from Guardian Council.

Iran's Guardian Council Approves Britain Ambassador Expulsion Bill
The affirmation by the Guardian Council, whose jurists and clerics evaluate parliamentary texts and bills to make sure the same remain under Islamic and constitutional rules, means Iran’s foreign ministry now has to implement the law and Britain’s envoy, Dominick Chilcott, has to leave the country within stipulated time frame of two weeks. Chilcott took the charge of this post in October this year.

Britain has warned to act “robustly” if the expulsion is carried out.

As reported earlier, Iran’s parliament passed a bill with significant majority on Sunday to expel Britain's ambassador as a reaction to the latest Western sanctions imposed on Iran’s nuclear program. The lawmakers in the parliament also hinted the likelihood of dealing "other countries that behave in a manner similar to that of Britain."

In coordination with U.S. and Canada; Britain ceased all of its financial contacts with Tehran on November 14, a week after the report from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) strongly suggesting Tehran was researching nuclear weapons.

Iran has dismissed the UN report and insists its nuclear program is for completely peaceful purposes.

Grant Smith, 47, Arrested for Indecent Viewing during Delta Air Line's Flight

BOSTON, Massachusetts – A man from Utah has been detained and fined for viewing child pornography during a flight from Salt Lake City to Boston.

Grant Smith arrested for viewing child porn during Delta flight
According to details; Grant Smith, of Cottonwood Heights (Utah), was travelling on Saturday (Nov. 26) by a flight operated by Delta Air Lines, based in Atlanta, when another passenger noticed that he was viewing pornographic images on his laptop. The fellow passenger immediately informed the flight crew.

Police arrested the 47-year-old Smith after the flight landed at Boston Logan International Airport Saturday afternoon.

Smith has been charged with possession of child pornography, and police say further charges could follow. His bail is set at $15,000, and he's scheduled to be prosecuted Monday (Nov. 28).

Smith was in police detention Saturday night; therefore, couldn't directly be reached for any statement.

NATO airstrikes continued even after Pakistani commanders requested to cease fire: Major General Athar Abbas, DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Nov. 28) – According to latest claims by official sources of Pakistan army; the NATO air-strikes that killed 24 Pakistani troops continued for almost two hours, even after Pakistani army commanders had requested NATO forces to stop.

Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities Sunday after 24 soldiers killed in NATO air strikes on Saturday.
DG ISPR (Inter Services Public Relation), Major General Athar Abbas, said the Pakistani soldiers at two border posts were the victims of an unprovoked aggression. He said the attack lasted almost two hours and that commanders had contacted NATO counterparts while it was going on, asking “they get this fire to cease, but somehow it continued.”

Ties between Pakistan and the United States were already worsening before the deadly attack and the ISPR statement on Monday has further ignited the anti-America sentiments in masses throughout Pakistan.

NATO has described the Saturday’s incident as “tragic and unintended” and has promised a thorough probe. On the other hand, undisclosed Afghan officials have claimed that a joint Afghan-NATO force on the Afghan side of the border received incoming fire from the direction of the Pakistani posts, and called in air-strikes.

NATO’s air-strikes on Saturday have taken the worsening US-Pakistan, once the biggest allies in the ‘war against terror’, ties to the lowest since last 10 years and certainly added to popular anger in Pakistan against the US-led coalition presence in Afghanistan. Many in the army, parliament, general public and media already believed that the US and NATO are aggressive to Pakistan and that the Afghan Talibans are not the enemy.

Pakistan retaliated the NATO air-strikes by blocking supply routes for US-led troops in Afghanistan and ordering U.S. forces to leave Shamsi air base.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn? -- An eye-opening investigative report by Edward Jay Epstein

NEW YORK – ‘What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn?’ is an investigative report, published in the New York Review of Books, months after former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

Conspiracy Theory by Edward Jay Epstein: What Really happened to Strauss-Khan? 
The report throws light on many aspects which were initially overlooked, intentionally or unintentionally, which might lead to establish a theory that Strauss-Kahn – one time French presidential hopeful – was a victim of conspiracy to let him down ahead of the country’s 2012 polls.

An important fact is that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was, at the time of incident, pulling ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy in the polls and it is just unbelievable that he could throw everything away unless he was trapped to do so.

Edward Jay Epstein, author of the article, wrote:

“I didn’t say it was a political conspiracy but I would say that people wanted to find evidence of an indiscretion that could derail either his candidacy or even [his work at] the fund (IMF).”

Epstein unfolds many secrets (rather open facts) which are skeptic enough to believe that Strauss-Kahn was got trapped in sexual harassment charges. Few of the open secrets are mentioned below:

• Strauss-Kahn’s “IMF BlackBerry” had been “hacked” and later went missing, which couldn’t be traced until now.

In support of the fact; report says that one of the Strauss-Kahn’s private emails sent from his BlackBerry to his wife, Anne Sinclair, had been read at the UMP - political party of President Sarkozy - offices in Paris.

It was informed (rather warned) to Strauss-Kahn, through a text message in the morning on the same day the incident happened, by his female friend working with UMP.

• The report also mentions a recording from a video surveillance camera which shows that two of the hotel staff performing a three minute “dance of celebration” and “high-fiving” each other after knowing that hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo had indicted Strauss-Kahn of abusing her on May 14.

• Another one of the most important aspect highlighted by the Epstein report states that hotel key-card records show that Diallo was in room 2820 with a mystery man immediately before and after her sexual encounter with Strauss-Kahn, suggesting he might have been an co-conspirator.

• Further, the report states that security expert at Sofitel, John Sheehan, spoke to a “man with a heavy French accent” as he was on his way to the hotel after being told of the sexual assault on Diallo.

• The Sofitel’s electronic key records show that apart from Diallo, another person had entered Strauss-Kahn’s suite while he was showering.

VIDEO: 10,000 walked as zombies in Mexico to set new world record

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Nov. 27) – In a bid to set a world record; about ten thousand people, dressed as zombies, walked through the streets of capital of Mexico.

10,000 walked as zombies in Mexico
The organizers of the “Zombie Walk” in Mexico City claimed it to be the biggest ever held and apparently broke the current Guinness world record - held by Asbury Park in the US – in which 4,093 zombie-dressed people walked in 2010.

Zombie walks have gained immense popularity throughout the world in recent years. The obsession for disguising as the "living dead" has been catalyzed by movies, television, video games and literature about the zombies.

In October, a group in Brisbane (Australia) has also claimed to set the record after arranging a march with 8,000 zombie-dressed people.

Such kind of zombie walks are relatively more popular in Latin America; like Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile and Sao Paulo in Brazil, specially in Mexico where the "Day of the Dead" is a national celebration and where brutal killings by drugs gangs dominate the news.
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Golden Gate-like Bridge over Mahakam River Collapsed in Indonesia -- 4 killed, 20 injured, 40 still missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Nov. 27) – The search operation for almost 40 missing people is still underway after a bridge collapsed in Kutai Kartanegara district (central Indonesia) Saturday (Nov. 26) killing at least four and injuring more than 20 people.

Bridge Collapsed in Central Indonesia

The 720 meters (about 770 yards) long bridge - built to resemble San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge – collapsed sending two buses, cars and motorcycles crashing into a Mahakam River underneath.

According to officials sources; 39 people have been rescued, including more than 20 who were still hospitalized. The dead include a 6-month-old baby.

Police say rescuers are searching for about 40 missing people after a bridge collapsed in central Indonesia, sending two buses, cars and motorcycles crashing into a river below. At least four people are confirmed dead.

The bridge was reportedly built in 2002 over the Mahakam River, the longest in East Kalimantan, and linked the towns of Tenggarong and Tenggarong Seberang in the province.

Iran to expel Britain ambassador, Dominick Chilcott, over Western sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (Nov. 27) – Reacting to the new era of Western sanctions forced on Iran’s nuclear program; country’s parliament has passed a bill with significant majority on Sunday to oust Britain's ambassador.

A majority of 179 voted for reducing diplomatic relations by at least expelling the ambassador (AFP/File, Atta Kenare)
As much as 179 votes came in favor of the bill, four voted against it while eleven were abstained from voting. Now the bill will be presented to Iran's Guardians Council for approval before it takes effect.

The bill intends to decrease diplomatic relations to the more junior level of charge d'affaires within 2 weeks and cutting economic ties with Britain to a minimum, according to a live broadcast on state radio. The lawmakers in the parliament also hinted the likelihood of dealing "other countries that behave in a manner similar to that of Britain."

In response to the parliamentary bill was presented on Wednesday, Britain said "it would be regrettable" if its envoy to Tehran, Dominick Chilcott, were to be expelled. Chilcott took the charge of this post in October this year.

In coordination with U.S. and Canada; Britain ceased all of its financial contacts with Tehran on November 14, a week after the report from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) strongly suggesting Tehran was researching nuclear weapons.

Iran has dismissed the UN report and insists its nuclear programme is for entirely peaceful purposes.

Britain and Canada have embassies in Tehran. The United States does not, having closed it after Islamic students took its diplomats hostage in 1979 following Iran's revolution.

UPDATES: Iran's Guardian Council approves the bill on Monday .... Read HERE.

Crystal Lake Plane Crash Left Four Dead Including Marion Businessman Ray Harris and Two Daughters

CHICAGO, IL – All four people on board reported dead as a small plane crashed into a field near the northwestern Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake, reported by FOX News.

Crystal Lake Plane Crash Left Four Dead
Elizabeth Isham Cory, spokesperson of Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has confirmed the plane crash reports and deaths thereafter.

According to details; the crashed small plane was a Cirrus-SR22 registered to the Marion Flying Club in Marion, and was carrying a businessman Ray Harris, from Marion, Indiana, and two of his daughters. The plane crashed about 10:30 AM at U.S. Route 14 and North Ridgefield Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Harris and his two daughters were killed on the spot while a fourth body, apparently that of a male was found at the crash site but his identity has not been confirmed. Harris is the former owner of a Marion Chrysler dealership. He also served as president of the Board of Works for the city.

Cause of the crash is not immediately clear but the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading the investigation, with the assistance from the FAA and local authorities.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cargo Vessel Sinks in Irish Sea -- Two Rescued, Six Still Missing and Search is On

Cargo Vessel Sinks in Irish Sea 
DUBLIN, Ireland (Nov. 27) – Six crew members of a cargo vessel, which has not been named, are still being searched after the ship sank after being damaged due to bad weather. Two of the crew members have been rescued, BBC News reported.

The coastguard in Holyhead, north Wales, received an emergency call around 0200 GMT on Sunday. It was reported that the ship was cracked due to bad weather in the sea and already started sinking.

Many other vessels in the sea responded promptly to help the sinking ship as the coastguards sent out mayday relay soon after they got the emergency call from ship.

A helicopter from RAF Valley in north Wales and another from Dublin Coastguard reached to the sinking vessel. Lifeguard boats from Pwllheli and Porthdinllaen also responded quickly and arrived on the scene.

High winds, rough sea condition in the dark is making the searching operation more difficult, coastguards reported. The vessel reportedly has already sunk completely.

VIDEO: Yuvraj Singh's health concerns -- Mother Shabnam speaks about his son's lungs tumor

NEW DELHI, India (Nov. 26) – India’s classy left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh suffering from "non-malignant tumour" in his left lung – the actual reason behind his requested exit from upcoming ODI series against West Indies. He is also likely to miss the Test series in Australia.

Yuvraj Singh with his mother Shabnam
Reportedly, Yuvraj Singh has only played one Test match against England since India won the ICC World Cup 2011 and has been dealing with health problems since then.

The initials reports and scans suggested that Singh was having some serious health issues due to a golf-ball-sized bulge was located over his left lung; which in medical terms is called an abnormal tumor called ‘lymphoma’. There were quite significant chances that the tumour could be malignant; but doctors advised to undergo even thorough diagnosis process.

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Mars Rover 'Curiosity' Set to be Launched from Cape Canaveral -- Watch Live Streaming

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Curiosity, the biggest ever rover built by NASA, is set to be launched to Mars on Saturday, Nov 26 at 10:02 a.m. EST from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Mars Rover 'Curiosity' Set to be Launched
The rover is scheduled to be landed on Mars in August next year and will carry 10 scientific instruments which will be used to closely observe the Gale Crater. The results of the Curiosity’s mission will help to plan a manned expedition to Mars somewhere in future.

The one-ton rover will also possibly unfold the mystery of life existence on Mars.

You can watch the live video stream of the launch in HD resolution ……… HERE.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pak v SL (T20I) Nov. 25 - Match Summary: Cool Misbah guides Pakistan to another victory

ABU DHABI, UAE (Nov. 26) – One of the coolest skippers in modern day cricket Misbah-ul-Haq guided his team to another emphatic victory as Pakistan finishes the series against Sri Lanka in a great style winning the only Twenty20 International by 5 wickets after a nail-biting fight today (Fri-Sat, Nov. 25-26) here at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi.

Cool Misbah guides Pakistan to another victory
Batting first after winning the toss and opting to bat first Sri Lanka got a flying start courtesy to some blazing batting by skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan (28) and Upul Tharanga (12). At one stage Sri Lanka was poised to post a huge total around 180 when they were 87/3 in 9.2 overs. But they lost their way afterwards due to some superb bowling by Pakistani bowlers and all the team sent back to pavilion on just 141.

Dinesh Chandimal played a sparkling knock of 56 runs off 4 balls. Pakistan’s right-arm medium pacer Aizaz Cheema claimed four wickets and three of them were in a single over when he picked up Dinesh Chandimal, Thissara Perera, and Lasith Malinga in 19th over. Umar Gul bagged the last two wickets in final over of Sri Lanka innings and Sri Lanka out for 141 with 3 balls to spare. Saeed Ajmal and Muhammad Hafeez also shared apiece each.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tragic Accident at the Set of Paramount’s G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation: Crew Member Mike Huber Dies

Mike Huber Killed on G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation Set
NEW ORLEANS, LA – A crew member of Paramount’s G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation died Tuesday in an accident on the film’s set during the shooting in New Orleans.

Mike Huber was a part of a team tearing down the set when the high-powered scissor lift, he was working on, tipped over and crushed him underside and injuring him seriously.

Paramount Pictures has issued the following condolence statement:

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Huber family at this time. The safety of our cast and crew is our top priority and the studio is fully cooperating with all investigating agencies as they examine the circumstances surrounding this unusual accident.”

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is a sequel of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (released in 2009). G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, starring Channing Tatumreprises, is set to be released on June 29, 2012.

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VIDEO: Harvinder Singh Becomes Hero After Slapping Sharad Pawar and Sukhram -- Home Ministry to Increase Politicians' Security

Harvinder Singh Becomes Hero After Slapping Pawar and Sukhram
NEW DELHI, India – Reacting to the Sharad Pawar publicly slapping incident; the home ministry, which decides security cover of VIPs on the basis of 'actual' threat perception, will review security of all ministers in the wake of attack on agriculture minister Pawar and may increase the number of personal security officers (PSOs) which are given to them considering their 'position'.

Indian Union Agriculture Minister and Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) Sharad Pawar has been slapped by a youth at the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) centre in Delhi.

The minister was attacked as he was leaving the premises after attending a literary function. The attacker, identified as Harvinder Singh, was reportedly angry over the minister's inability to control price rise.

The attacker later said that he had attacked him for continuous price rise in the country and he had no regret for his action. The man who assaulted Pawar allegedly attacked another former Union minister on Saturday.

Harvinder Singh had attacked former telecom minister Sukhram in the Rohini courts complex minutes after the special CBI Judge ordered his arrest to serve a five-year jail term in a corruption case.

Sharad Pawar has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from 2005 to 2008. In 2010, Sharad Pawar became the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after England's David Morgan.

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VIDEO: Helicopter Crash in Auckland NZ -- Survived Pilot Greg Gribble Recalls Crash

Pilot Greg Gribble
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - A helicopter installing a Christmas tree in Auckland, New Zealand, was involved in a dramatic crash after the craft became tangled in wires.

Surprisingly and actually the good news is that the pilot was lucky enough to survive the disaster and doing absolutely fine.

Talking to BBC; the pilot of the crashed bird Greg Gribble, who has been flying helicopters for 20 years, said: "It happened so quick, it was like a dream really."

Wreckage of the Crashed Helicopter in Auckland, New Zealand

Investigating the debris from the crash, he asserted that his seatbelt saved his life.

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Watch video, HERE, as Greg Gribble recalls the memory moments before accident.

"Alien Skull" Found in Peru: Claimed by RPP -- What's Reality Behind Latest Internet Buzz?

"Alien Skull" Found in Peru: Claimed by RPP
Peruvian anthropologist Renato Davila Riquelme has discovered the remains of an unidentified creature with a "triangle shaped" mummified elongated skull nearly as large as its 20-inch-tall body in the city of Andahuaylillas in the southern province of Quispicanchi.

The discovery has been creating quite a buzz, and according to Peruvian news site RPP several anonymous Spanish and Russian anthropologists claiming that it cannot possibly belong to any human ethnic groups on earth and thus has come from another planet.

Similar to most ‘evidence’ of outer space species occurrence on Earth, the ‘alien skull’ is extremely humanoid in its resent looks, with standard human-esque features aside from the elongated shape of the skull; while critics of UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) believers have often suggested that the possibility of alien species resemblance with humans so closely is very small.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

VIDEO: Small Plane Crash in Phoenix, Arizona -- Six on Board Feared to be Dead

PHOENIX – A small twin-engine plane crashed near a remote summit in the Superstition Mountains called Flat Iron east of Phoenix on Wednesday, officials said. All six people on board are believed to be dead as the plane broke apart with a bang on ground.

Small Plane Crash in Phoenix, Arizona
Live footage on local 12 News showed a fire scorching in a murky background; suggested that there’s no chance of any survivors and the fact confirmed by Elias Johnson, a spokesperson for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

Johnson further told that a helicopter has dropped an officer of the Arizona Department of Public Safety around the plane crash area to judge the location, and a search and rescue team, comprises of 12 members, have been sent to the site. It will require about 6-our hike to reach the crash site.

According to details; the crashed plane was a Rockwell AC69 that took off from Falcon Field, in the Phoenix valley. The plane was registered to Safford, Arizona-based Ponderosa Aviation, which is an air charter firm.

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Watch Amazing Video: Weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew in Antarctic

A weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew.

Weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew in Antarctic

With time-lapse cameras, BBC crew recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking.

The temperature of this sinking salt water, which was well below freezing point, caused the water to solidify in an icy cover around it.

Where the so-called "brinicle" touched the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea scamp and starfish.

The unusual phenomenon was filmed for the first time by cameramen Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson for the BBC One series Frozen Planet.

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Read in detail ……. BBC Nature 

Watch Amazing Video: Weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew in Antarctic

A weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew.

Weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew in Antarctic

With time-lapse cameras, BBC crew recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking.

The temperature of this sinking salt water, which was well below freezing point, caused the water to solidify in an icy cover around it.

Where the so-called "brinicle" touched the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea scamp and starfish.

The unusual phenomenon was filmed for the first time by cameramen Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson for the BBC One series Frozen Planet.

Watch the video below:

Read in detail ……. BBC Nature 

Bushfire in Western Australia destroyed 20 homes, forced large evacuation from Prevelly town

PERTH, Australia (Nov. 24) – An uncontrolled wildfire ruined more than 20 homes in the town of Prevelly, about 280 km (175 miles) south of Perth, Western Australia.

Bushfire in Western Australia destroyed 20 homes
The heavy winds picked up the small fire at Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park near the Margaret River wine region; which ultimately gone uncontrolled and did a huge damage.

Several hundred residents of Prevelly town had to stay away from homes Wednesday night in an evacuation shelter or a nearby beach after the fire hit their town.

The wildfire was mostly controlled by more than 100 firefighters assisted by aerial water bombers; but the even heavier winds of 50km/h (38 mph) are predicted in the area later on Thursday which could reignite the disaster, officials said.

The fire burned through about 1,800 hectares of forest and farms; while aerial images of the area showing a number of houses totally damaged.

Schools and roads in the area have been shut down until the fire would be controlled fully.

Kert Clyde Jordan, Waiter in Miami-based Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty, Held by Police

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES — Kert Clyde Jordan, a Carnival Cruise Lines employee, was indicted of sexually asaulting a 14-year-old girl who was on holiday trip with her family.
Miami-based Carnival Liberty
According to details; the 35-year-old Jordan from Grenada works as a waiter on the Miami-based Carnival Liberty. He was accused of being involved in sex with minor - engaging in a sexual act with a person under the age of 16.
Jordan involved in multiple sexual abuse attempts with the girl while the Liberty was in international waters on November 4 and 5, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern United States. He is accused of rapping the girl into a bathroom on the Lido deck.
The carnival cruise ship floats from The Port of Miami to the eastern and western Caribbean, with routes passing through San Juan, St Maarten, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman.
The girl didn’t tell her parent about the alleged sexual attack by Jordan until they reached back home, police said.
For more details follow Daily Mail UK

VIDEO: Occupy Protesters Handed Protest Note to US President Barack Obama during His Visit to New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire (Nov. 23)  - Occupy protesters handed a handwritten memo to President Obama while he was delivering his jobs speech at Manchester high school in New Hampshire.

US President Barack Obama with Occupy Protesters' Memo in New Hampshire 
In the memo the protesters highlighted the detention of huge numbers of ‘Occupy’ protesters around the United States, called for urgent attention and hinted that the silence over the issue will imply that all has done with the government’s acceptance.

The memo reads out:

Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.

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Former Information Minister Sherry Rehman to Replace Hussain Haqqani as Pakistan Ambassador to US: PM Office

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Nov. 23) – Leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sherry Rehman, also a former information minister, has reportedly been appointed as Pakistan’s envoy to United States.

Former Information Minister Sherry Rehman to Replace Hussain Haqqani as Pakistan Ambassador to US
According to an official statement issued today (Wednesday, Nov. 23) from Prime Minister Gilani’s office; Sherry Rehman will replace Hussain Haqqani, who has resigned yesterday due to his alleged involvement in memogate scandal, and will take her duties at the earliest.

Further reports suggest that Sherry Rehman met the prime minister before the issuance of appointment order where PM Gilani expressed best wishes for her.

Reported earlier on Tuesday, Hussain Haqqani resigned from the post over the memogate issue, during a high level meeting of civilian and military leadership.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Memogate Scandal -- Hussain Haqqani's Resignation Accepted by PM Gilani: Geo News

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Nov. 22) – Breaking News: Pakistan’s envoy to United States, Hussain Haqqani, has reportedly resigned and ready to face the inquiry commission on memogate scandal.

Hussain Haqqani's Resignation Accepted by PM Gilani
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has accepted the resignation from Hussain Haqqani, Geo News reported. Abdullah Hussain Haroon likely to replace Haqqani as Pakstan’s ambassador to the US, reports suggested further.

Hussain Haqqqani resigned on Tuesday, days after a Pakistani-American businessman, Mansoor Ijaz, said the envoy was behind a controversial memo that accused the Pakistani military of plotting a coup in May.

More to come ... stay tuned.

Three American Students Arrested from Tahrir Square: Egypt Interior Ministry

CAIRO, Egypt (Nov. 22) – Three American students were arrested by Egyptian authorities the Interior Ministry in Cairo's Tahrir Square. According to the prosecutors; the arrested students are accused of throwing Molotov cocktails during the protests at Tahrir square.

Three American Students Arrested from Tahrir Square: Egypt Interior Ministry
Adel Saeed, a spokesperson for the office of Egypt's general prosecutor, told that the three boys had been throwing Molotov cocktails and had no passports on them when they were held by police.

The names of the arrested student had not been made public but the video aired on state television showed some identity proofs what appeared to be an Indiana driver's license and American University identification cards.

"They have been questioned by the police and will be further investigated today by the Cairo prosecutor," Saeed said.

On the other hand deputy press officer for the U.S. Embassy, David Lynfield, said "the claims are being currently investigated."

Tuesday (Nov. 22) marked the 4th successive day of clashes between demonstrators and police in and around Tahrir Square. Protesters are demanding the elimination of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces - the ruling body that took power after President Hosni Mubarak was toppled by popular protests in February this year.


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