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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
March 10th, 2014

Saudi princesses plead for freedom
A group of Saudi princesses has reportedly been held in captivity for the past 13 years in villas at the royal compound in Jeddah. Two of the princesses, daughters of King Abdullah, have appealed for help from the The Sunday Times in emails and phone calls from their guarded home, the British newspaper reported.  

Talk of war dominates discussion in Kyiv’s Maidan
War was the last thing Ukrainian protesters had in mind 13 weeks ago when they launched the spiralling demonstrations that ultimately topped their government. But war — and the diminishing ways to avoid it — now dominates discussion on the Maidan, the central square in Kyiv that symbolizes Ukraine’s hoped-for fresh start.  

Cyber Experts: Israel Under Attack
According to various cyber security experts Israel is about to face two organized, large scale cyber attacks in the following weeks, on March 10 and April 7. Experts explain the attacks are a part of the “hacktivists month.”  

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits in Oaxaca, Mexico: USGS
A magnitude 6.0 quake hit in Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday. The quake was centred 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, at a depth of 13.7 miles (22 km), the USGS said.  

Is Another March 1993 Superstorm Coming Next Week?
A couple global models are showing another powerful nor’easter by next week, but is the pattern ripe for such an event similar to March 1993? A famous model called the EURO has been quite consistent in showing this. The EURO got the crown of the king of the weather models simply because of Hurricane Sandy, in-which it predicted 10 days in advance.  

Scientists: Test West Coast for Fukushima radiation
Very low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster likely will reach ocean waters along the U.S. West Coast next month, scientists are reporting. Current models predict that the radiation will be at extremely low levels that won't harm humans or the environment, said Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution...  

U.S. deadly pig virus cases on the rise
Cases of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, a highly contagious pig disease, are increasing across the U.S. farm belt, a group of animal health researchers said. Confirmed cases of PEDv increased by 252 in the week ending March 1, bringing the total number to 4,106 in 26 states, according to data released on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Laboratory Network.  

Big quake strikes off N. Calif., no tsunami threat
A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck late Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said. The temblor struck at 10:18 p.m. PDT and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by about a half-dozen aftershocks, including one of magnitude 4.6.  

Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge
The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates, according to the Bank for International Settlements.  

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in 100% poll win
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say. Mr Kim's 100% approval from his Mount Paektu constituency reflects the "absolute support" of people in the country, KCNA news agency says.  

Mexico kills drug lord thought dead for three years
Officials in Mexico say that they have killed a drug lord who was reported to have been shot dead three years ago. Nazario Moreno, known as El Mas Loco - The Craziest One - was the founder of the La Familia cartel and regarded as the spiritual leader of its offshoot, the brutal Knights Templar.  

Syria: Assad forces 'using starvation as weapon of war'
Starvation tactics against civilians are being used as a weapon of war by the Syrian government, Amnesty International says. The rights group says at least 128 refugees have died at the besieged Yarmouk camp in Damascus as a result. It says thousands of people still trapped there face a "catastrophic humanitarian crisis".  

Still no sign of Malaysian jet lost in 'unprecedented mystery'
The disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented aviation mystery", a senior official said on Monday, with a massive air and sea search now in its third day failing to find any confirmed trace of the plane or 239 people aboard.  

Pope Francis wants church to study civil unions, Cardinal Dolan says
Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to study same-sex unions, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday.  

Japan, U.S. differ on China in talks on 'grey zone' military threats
As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence.  

'What bailout exit?' Portuguese ask, braced for more hardship
Portugal's international bailout is expected to end in mid-May. That won't mean the end of hardship for the Portuguese. To avoid a repeat of the 78 billion euro ($108 billion) financial rescue agreed in May 2011 with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, Lisbon cannot let up on shrinking its budget gap and trimming a huge sovereign debt.  

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