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  • Pictures of horrible Tsunami disaster in India

    12/27/2004 1:27:36 PM PST · by Paul Ciniraj · 24 replies · 24,533+ views
    BASEELIA FOUNDATION (for Charities, Child Care and Relief Fund) ^ | 27th December, 2004 | Pastor Paul Ciniraj
    Dear saints of our Lord Praise be to the Lord Jesus Hope you watch on TV news about the big earthquake and the Tsunami. Really I'm unable to describe about it. Horrible scenes I've ever seen. I'm so much tired in mind and body. We're nearby the stricken areas. By God's grace I and my family are OK. But some of our believers are missing and many lost everything. One of our mission fields called "Anchugramam" near Kanyakumari is wiped off. It's a seashore village of around 85 families. People are under terrible fear. Thousands of thousands people leaving their...
  • U.S. agrees to Nazi "gold train" settlement (tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust survivors)

    12/20/2004 2:37:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 779+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/21/04 | Michael Christie
    U.S. agrees to Nazi "gold train" settlement By Michael Christie Tuesday December 21, 2:30 AM MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. government has agreed to settle a lawsuit with tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust survivors over a trainload of gold, jewelry and other property seized by the U.S. Army at the end of World War Two, lawyers said on Monday. The agreement over 24 boxcars filled with $50 million to $200 million worth of art and household goods stolen by the Nazis and then confiscated by the United States still has to be worked out in detail, a lawyer for...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Aristide Warns Of 'Thousands Killed' If Haiti Rebels Capture Capital

    02/24/2004 6:04:44 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 159+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-25-2004 | Marcus Warren
    Aristide warns of 'thousands killed' if Haiti rebels capture capital By Marcus Warren in Saint-Marc (Filed: 25/02/2004) A small group of elite police and a bottleneck in the landscape are all that can stop Haiti's rebels marching on the capital. Insurgents determined to overthrow President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have swept through the north but must next force their way through a twisting valley against their toughest opposition so far on the road to Port-au-Prince. President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who is under threat from rebels Mr Aristide pleaded for international help last night, predicting mass slaughter if the rebels were not stopped. "Should...
  • Homestead racked up thousands in travel (nonprofit home builder abuses city credit card)

    02/05/2004 8:17:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1,059+ views
    News & Record ^ | 2/5/04 | Lex Alexander
    Homestead racked up thousands in travel 2-5-04 By Lex Alexander, Staff Writer News & Record Posted 7:30 a.m. GREENSBORO — More than a dozen cruises, with expenses topping $112,000, were paid for with credit cards belonging to nonprofit home builder Project Homestead between 1997 and 2001, city records show. The records, compiled during the city’s recent audit of Homestead and released this week, also document other non-cruise travel purchases for places such as St. Thomas and the Bahamas with corporate credit cards issued to senior employees of the nonprofit. Some of the travel paid for by Homestead involved people who...
  • Instability Spreads As Thousands Flee From Zimbabwe

    11/07/2003 7:01:48 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 210+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-8-2003 | Tim Butler
    Instability spreads as thousands flee from Zimbabwe (Filed: 08/11/2003) The effects of Robert Mugabe's regime are forcing thousands of people to seek sanctuary in neighbouring countries - a situation that is threatening to destabalise the whole region, writes Tim Butcher in Gabrone. Less than a mile from the mirror-panelled banks and high-rise offices of Botswana's richest firms, penniless Zimbabweans gather on dusty street corners begging for work. Unregistered, unkempt and unlawful in a foreign land, the desperate men whisper "Piece work, piece work" sotto voce, meaning "odd job" to any passer-by. If you are brave enough to stop your car...
  • Pentagon Will Call Up Thousands More Troops To Go To Iraq

    11/05/2003 6:28:48 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-6-2003 | Rupert Cornwell
    Pentagon will call up thousands more troops to go to Iraq By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 06 November 2003 The Pentagon has begun issuing call-up notices for thousands more active-duty troops and reservists to go to Iraq from early next year.General Peter Pace, deputy chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, gave no precise figures during testimony to a House of Representatives committee yesterday. But the indications are that up to 30,000 men could be involved, including active-duty marine and army units based in the US and in Germany, as well as newly mobilised National Guard and reserve troops. The...
  • Thousands Of Britons Expelled By Kenya

    10/28/2003 5:43:22 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 258+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2003 | Adrian Blomfield
    Thousands of Britons expelled by Kenya By Adrian Blomfield in Nairobi (Filed: 29/10/2003) Thousands of Britons are facing banishment from Kenya following the announcement by President Mwai Kibaki's government yesterday that it would expel two-thirds of the country's expatriate workforce. President Mwai Kibaki British businessmen and economists denounced the decision, which will force out more than 16,000 of Kenya's 25,352 working expatriates, along with their families. Between 30,000 and 50,000 Britons live in Kenya, more than half of whom are thought to be British Asians, prompting comparisons with Idi Amin's expulsion of Asians from Uganda in 1972. "This is a...
  • Thousands of Minks Freed in Finland Raid

    09/22/2003 11:08:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 5,567+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/22/03 | MATTI HUUHTANEN
    HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- Unidentifed intruders released more than 7,000 minks from their cages in the middle of the night, the biggest raid on a mink farm in Finland, farmers and officials said Monday. Police were alerted to the minks around 3 a.m. by a passer-by, Detective Chief Inspector Erkki Kerola said. "We got a call from a person who said the area was swarming with minks," he told The Associated Press. "Local inhabitants, the fire brigade and others are helping catch them." No one claimed responsibility for freeing the animals, which are used to make fur coats, Kerola said,...
  • Almost Two Years After They Were Defeated, Thousands Join The Talibans New Jihad

    09/06/2003 5:57:12 PM PDT · by blam · 136 replies · 918+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2003 | Massoud Ansari
    Almost two years after they were defeated, thousands join the Taliban's new jihad (Filed: 07/09/2003) Massoud Ansari travels with militia fighters around the Kandahar region of Afghanistan They are known as the Sarbaz - those who care nothing for their own lives - and they represent one of the greatest threats to the government of Mohammed Karzai and the international forces seeking to bring stability to the shattered country of Afghanistan. The Taliban, supposedly vanquished in December 2001 when American and Northern Alliance forces drove them from power, are reviving and fighting back across southern Afghanistan. Siddiqullah is one of...
  • Thousands Flee From Their Homes In Fierce Battle For Liberia's Capital

    07/27/2003 2:58:16 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 7-28-2003 | Declan Walsh
    Thousands flee from their homes in fierce battle for Liberia's capital By Declan Walsh in Monrovia 28 July 2003 A fresh wave of fighting in the battle for Liberia's coastal capital, Monrovia, sent thousands more fleeing their homes yesterday as clashes erupted around the city's key bridges. Mortars slammed into the central and diplomatic districts, where only hours earlier the US ambassador, John W Blaney, called on the rebels to pull 12km back from Monrovia to the Po river to allow African peacekeepers to deploy. But the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy replied with a fierce attack on government...
  • Demonstrators converge on G-8 summit, thousands block roads, clash with police, turn violent

    06/01/2003 1:11:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 320+ views ^ | 6/1/03
    Demonstrations against the G-8 summit in Evian, France, turned violent in front of the Hotel Royal in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday. Demonstrators converge on G-8 summit Thousands block roads, clash with police ASSOCIATED PRESS ANNEMASSE, France, June 1 — Thousands of protesters blocked highways and bridges, set fire to barricades and drew volleys of tear gas and rubber pellets Sunday from anti-riot police near the Group of Eight summit in the French town of Evian. THE MOST VIOLENT protests early Sunday were in the Swiss city Lausanne, across Lake Geneva from the G-8 summit site. Demonstrators wearing masks hurled rocks...
  • Top Davis advisor earns thousands as consultant

    05/30/2003 2:05:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 260+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/30/03 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO - Richard Katz, one of Gov. Gray Davis' top advisers, has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees the past two years from clients that have had business before the governor's office on issues that Katz handles, state records show.</p>
  • Exposed: Secret And Macabre World Of Jail Where Thousands Were Killed

    04/13/2003 6:32:37 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 396+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-14-2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    Exposed: Secret and macabre world of jail where thousands were killed By Andrew Buncombe in Baghdad 14 April 2003 Wednesday was the day for killing and Thursday was the day relatives paid to collect the bodies of the dead. How prisoners were executed depended on an order from above – a bullet to the back of the head for those deemed to deserve a degree of mercy and the rope for those destined to suffer. On the morning of their deaths, prisoners were asked their permission to be killed: those who agreed first received a glass of water and a...
  • Deaths From Virus Reach 100 And Hong Kong Fears Thousands More

    04/07/2003 4:41:52 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 275+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-8-2003 | Joe McDonald
    Deaths from virus reach 100 and Hong Kong fears thousands more By Joe McDonald, AP, in Beijing 08 April 2003 Deaths worldwide from severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) reached at least 100 yesterday, as China revealed that fatalities had been much more widespread than previously reported.Hong Kong said it was preparing for a leap in Sars cases. Health officials were expecting as many as 3,000 patients. There are 700 now. Officials in Singapore were considering installing web cameras in the homes of people under quarantine to make sure they did not leave, and Vietnam said it might bar visitors from...
  • Iraq Claims Thousands Of Foreigners Are Joining 'Jihad'

    03/30/2003 3:55:48 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 211+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-31-2003 | Justin Huggler
    Iraq claims thousands of foreigners are joining 'jihad' By Justin Huggler in Amman 31 March 2003 The Iraqi military threatened more suicide attacks yesterday, and claimed that more than 4,000 volunteers from across the Arab world were making their way to Baghdad to join a jihad, or holy war. The tactic has added to the worries of Allied troops, making operations potentially hazardous even away from the front line. Between 10 and 15 American soldiers were injured yesterday when a pick-up truck was driven into them, apparently deliberately, outside a military base in northern Kuwait. Hazim al-Rawi, an Iraqi military...
  • Thousands Flee Basra In Search Of Food And Water

    03/27/2003 6:22:46 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 180+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-28-2003 | David Fox/Paul Harris
    Thousands flee Basra in search of food and water By David Fox and Paul Harris in Basra 28 March 2003 Thousands of tired and thirsty civilians trudged out of the besieged southern Iraqi city of Basra yesterday in a desperate search for food and water. Families drove ramshackle vehicles or walked in single file down a rail track past British Army checkpoints on the western side of the city. "It's been 'pow, pow, pow' all the time," said Maklim Mohammed as he crossed a main bridge leading south from the city, which stands at the confluence of the Tigris and...
  • Tens of Thousands in Egypt Protest War

    02/27/2003 11:39:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 236+ views ^ | 2/27/03 | Rawya Rageh - AP
    CAIRO, Egypt -- An estimated 100,000 chanting protesters crammed Cairo's main stadium Thursday in Egypt's largest demonstration against the U.S. threats of war against Iraq. "We came here because we cannot watch our sisters and brothers being killed in Palestine and about to be killed in Iraq and remain silent," said Safeya Mohamed a 20-year-old student from the Suez Canal city of Ismailia. Rally protesters began arriving at the stadium early Thursday from across the country, yelling chants such as "down with America," waving Iraqi and Palestinian flags and kicking effigies of President Bush.
  • After arrests, thousands in L.A. protest new immigration policy

    12/19/2002 11:54:24 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 35 replies · 279+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/18/02 | Gisele Durham
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of Iranian-Americans demonstrated against the arrest of Middle Eastern immigrants who had voluntarily registered with the federal government under a new anti-terrorism program. The protest Wednesday outside a federal building snarled traffic on Wilshire Boulevard. No arrests were reported. Many demonstrators claimed their husbands, sons and brothers were victims of government entrapment, that they were forced to register with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and then were arrested for not having their papers in order, which in some cases were caused by government backlog. Their signs bore such sentiments as "What Next? Concentration Camps?" and...
  • Mugabe's Men Drown Cattle As Thousands Go Hungry

    12/16/2002 4:42:07 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 308+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2002 | Peta Thornycroft
    Mugabe's men drown cattle as thousands go hungry By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 17/12/2002) Zimbabwe's commercial farmers have fallen victim to a renewed campaign of mindless violence with the killing of hundreds of cattle by workers egged on by supporters of President Robert Mugabe. On one farm several hundred head of cattle were recently driven into a dam to drown while others were penned into paddocks, in searing heat, to starve to death. Cattle were sent to their excruciating end by a group of about hysterical 20 farm workers, encouraged by government supporters, at Forrester Estates, in the Mvurwi...