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  • Update on Haitian Earthquake: Aftershocks Hit Area; More than 3 Million People Impacted - Video

    01/13/2010 5:45:51 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a CBS News update on the devastating Earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. Harry Smith gave several facts about the situation there: Strongest Earthquake in the region in 200 yearsEstimates are that 3 million people live in the affected area around Port-Au PrinceHaiti's National Palace destroyedAt least one Hospital destroyedThousands of buildings destroyedU.N. Headquarters Destroyed (believed to be the Hotel ChristopherMore than two dozen aftershocks have hit the areaAirport damaged . . . (VIDEO)
  • Four Brazil soldiers killed in quake, many missing

    01/13/2010 7:27:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:20pm GMT
    <p>At least four Brazilian soldiers from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti were killed and a large number are missing in the Caribbean country's huge earthquake, a Brazilian army official said on Wednesday.</p> <p>General Carlos Barcellos of the Brazilian army told a news conference in the capital Brasilia that the total count of Brazilian soldiers missing or killed could be considerably higher because telephones are are down and road transportation is impossible due to wreckage.</p>
  • Haiti earthquake

    01/14/2010 6:25:52 AM PST · by shadeaud · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Mail Online ^ | Jan.14,2010 | M.Seamark/L, Hazelton
    Sixteen Britons are among the tens of thousands missing after a catastrophic earthquake ripped Haiti apart. They had all been living in the capital Port-au-Prince when the disaster - which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale - struck on Tuesday. International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said there were 32 British nationals living in the city - half of whom had yet to make contact with the UK's ambassador.
  • Haiti Lies in Ruins; Grim Search for Untold Dead

    01/14/2010 7:10:44 AM PST · by mlizzy · 27 replies · 930+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01-13-10 | Simon Romero
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Survivors strained desperately on Wednesday against the chunks of concrete that buried this city along with thousands of its residents, rich and poor, from shantytowns to the presidential palace, in the devastating earthquake that struck late Tuesday afternoon. Calling the death toll “unimaginable” as he surveyed the wreckage, Haiti’s president, René Préval, said he had no idea where he would sleep. Schools, hospitals and a prison collapsed. Sixteen United Nations peacekeepers were killed and at least 140 United Nations workers were missing, including the chief of its mission, Hédi Annabi. The city’s archbishop, Msgr. Joseph Serge Miot,...
  • Raw: Moment of Haiti Earthquake Caught on Video

    01/13/2010 8:52:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 984+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 13, 2010
    The New York Times: Calling the death toll “unimaginable” as he surveyed the wreckage, Haiti’s president, René Préval, said he had no idea where he would sleep.
  • CNN Reporter Says Bodies are "Lying on the Sides of the Streets" in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - Video

    01/13/2010 7:04:54 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 58 replies · 1,856+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a CNN report from Haiti where reporter Gary Tuchman was on the streets of Port-Au-Prince. He reports that what he sees is "one of the most difficult things he has seen in his journalistic career." Tuchman says citizens are digging through rubble looking for survivors. They have no real equipment to do so. He said they "look for flies" as an indicator of human remains and then they dig in that spot. Tuchman says that on a main street he went down, every single building was either heavily damaged or totally destroyed. There are many bodies lying on...
  • Haiti rescue efforts slow as death toll rises

    01/14/2010 4:08:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 467+ views ^ | Jan 14 2012
    Organised rescue efforts in Haiti are said to be going slowly after Tuesday’s earthquake left tens of thousands dead. The country’s President says up to 50,000 may have died, but that could be conservative. The threat of disease is also a major worry. Desperate pleas for help can still be heard from those still trapped alive. The quake wiped out thousands of buildings, including the Presidential Palace. (Video report at link)
  • Haiti death toll could rival tsunami

    01/13/2010 11:59:41 PM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 1,176+ views
    Australia pledged $10 million in aid to Haiti today as US officials said the death toll from yesterday's huge earthquake could rival the loss of life from the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. As aftershocks continued to shake the devastated capital Port-au-Prince, residents tried to rescue people trapped under rubble, clawing at chunks of concrete with bare hands. Tens of thousands wandered dazed and sobbing in the chaotic, broken streets, hoping desperately for assistance. One young man yelled at reporters in English: "Too many people are dying. We need international help ... no emergency, no food, no phone, no water, no...
  • Tens of thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

    01/13/2010 12:23:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies · 997+ views ^ | 13/01/2010
    What now for survivors of Haiti’s worst earthquake in 200 years? Amid the rubble, tens of thousands of people are feared dead. Many of those now sleeping outside on the streets of Port-au-Prince have lost everything. Triggering a tsunami watch in parts of the Caribbean, the 7 magnitude quake was also felt in the Dominican Republic. But it escaped the disaster that engulfed its neighbour. Video at link.
  • Rio Hotel Horror, as Landslides Kill 60

    01/03/2010 10:58:45 PM PST · by gleeaikin · 1 replies · 398+ views
    AFP, ^ | Jan. 03, 2010 8:23AM
    Natural disasters kill 60 in Brazil The death toll from the hotel tragedy on Ilha Grande, a resort island southwest of Rio, has risen to... Views today: 111Sorry, this video is no longer available.REPLAY VIDEORESCUERS have pulled more bodies from an avalanche of thick mud and rock that buried a luxury hotel filled with New Year revellers, one of several landslides in southern Brazil that have claimed about 60 lives. The death toll from the hotel tragedy on Ilha Grande, a resort island southwest of Rio, rose to 26 on Saturday. State officials said another landslide in the nearby city...
  • Planned Parenthood Doubles "Abortion Services" From 2007 to 2008 to Over 1 Million

    01/04/2010 11:00:32 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 3 replies · 357+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Saturday January 2, 2010 | By Samantha Singson
    Planned Parenthood Doubles "Abortion Services" From 2007 to 2008 to Over 1 Million Expanding into "climate change” to increase support to fund abortion growth By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, January 2, 2010 ( - International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) recently released its annual performance report for 2008-2009. Despite an economic downturn and a slight decrease in annual income, the abortion industry giant boasts of increased activity across all of its lines of work, including condom distribution, advocacy and abortion services. IPPF’s overall income for 2008 was US$119.7 million, down from over $120 million the previous year. While IPPF's total financial...
  • Vatican : 37 missionaries killed in 2009

    01/01/2010 12:04:13 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 10 replies · 578+ views Reports ^ | 1/1/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    The Vatican has published the names of all the missionaries who died violently in 2009. In all 37 people were killed on active duty, the highest number in the past decade. Among them, is a lay person, 2 seminarians, 2 nuns and 30 priests. One of them could be considered a martyr since it appears he died a victim of a religious hate more...
  • Attacks kill 8 purported CIA employees, 5 Canadians in Afghanistan

    12/30/2009 6:21:12 PM PST · by 82ndABNOfficer · 20 replies · 1,983+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 30 2009 | Alta Abawi
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A senior U.S. official tells CNN that the attack at a military base in eastern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber Wednesday killed eight Americans believed to be CIA employees.
  • Report: At Least 15 Killed in Tehran Clashes

    12/28/2009 4:46:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 428+ views
    At least 15 people were killed during massive anti-government protests in Tehran when opposition supporters clashed with security forces in the streets, Iranian state television reported Monday. The report said 10 people killed during Sunday's fierce clashes in the Iranian capital were members of "anti-revolutionary terrorist" groups, apparently referring to opposition supporters. The other five who died were killed by "terrorist groups" in a "suspicious act," the report said, without elaborating. Iranian security forces stormed a series of opposition offices on Monday, rounding up at least seven prominent anti-government activists in a new crackdown against the country's reformist movement, opposition...
  • 45 dead in India bridge collapse

    12/26/2009 10:14:24 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies · 367+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2009 | CNN
    New Delhi, India (CNN) -- Forty-five people are believed dead after a bridge collapsed in the north Indian industrial hub of Kota, officials said Saturday. Rescuers were struggling to retrieve all the bodies of victims who fell into the Chambal River on Thursday after the bridge collapsed, according to K. Ravikanth, the top administrative official of Kota district. So far, rescuers have pulled out 11 bodies, he said. The bridge, under construction since 2007, is a joint venture among Gammon India, South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and India's national highway authority, said Rajeev Dasot, Kota's inspector of police. Kota, about 250...
  • 9 Slain In Bloody Holiday Weekend (Hope & Change breaks out)

    11/30/2009 5:26:12 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies · 726+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 11-30-09 | various
    9 Slain In Bloody Holiday Weekend 2 Incidents Of Murder-Suicide On Friday AloneCBS The violence began around 5 p.m. Thanksgiving eve, when Shannon Moore, 18, was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds in the hallway of a building at 537 E. 44th St. A witness who saw Moore involved in an argument went to call police, and as he was going to make the call he heard multiple gunshots, Perez said. Moore was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
  • CDC: 3,900 Americans Dead From H1N1 in Six Months

    11/12/2009 11:22:06 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 211 replies · 5,219+ views ^ | 12 NOV 2009 | Reuters
    H1N1 swine flu killed an estimated 3,900 Americans from April to October, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Better estimates show that the pandemic of flu has infected an estimated 22 million Americans and put 98,000 in the hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Of these totals, children account for 8 million of the infected, 36,000 of those in hospital and 540 deaths.
  • Two dead, 17 injured in shooting reported in downtown Orlando

    11/06/2009 10:41:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,407+ views
    A former employee of a business located in a downtown Orlando building where a deadly mass shooting took place today is suspected in the attack. Two people are dead and at least 17 were shot in the incident, which took place about noon today. The suspect, Jason Rodriguez, 40, is believed to be driving a silver, 2002 Nissan SUV with tag number D11UXR, Orlando Police spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones. Police think he is armed and still in the area.
  • Death toll rises in Fort Hood shooting.

    11/06/2009 3:00:46 AM PST · by malkee · 39 replies · 1,520+ views
    9and10 News ^ | 11/6/09
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 13th person has died after a gunman opened fire yesterday afternoon at Texas' Fort Hood. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a suspect in the mass shooting that wounded 30, is on a ventilator and unconscious after being shot four times. In the early chaos of the shooting, authorities believed they had killed the shooter. FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — As officials try to piece together what led to yesterday's shooting rampage at Texas' Fort Hood that left 13 dead, the FBI, local police and other agencies have searched the apartment of the Army...
  • 12 Soldiers Killed and 31 Wounded in Fort Hood Shooting

    11/05/2009 2:31:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 1,345+ views
    abc news ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Suspected Gunman Is Identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal HasanTwelve people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting spree at a Texas military base by what officials believe was possibly carried out by an Army officer. The suspected gunman was identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal Hasan. The shooter was killed and two other suspects, who are also soldiers, have been apprehended, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone said. The gunman used two handguns, Cone said. He wasn't sure if the shooter reloaded the weapons during the attack. The general called the attack "a terrible...