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More Than 130 Dead in Syria amid Clashes in Aleppo Souk
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
First Snow For Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana
Cold air, wintry winds and even the first snow of the season will sweep from Montana to Minnesota during the middle of the week. The first big blast of arctic air will arrive in the Canada Prairies and Rockies during the first part of the week and then cross the border into Montana and the Dakotas at midweek, accompanied by gusty winds and even the first snow of the season for many areas.

According to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, "Rain showers will become mixed with and change to snow moving southward along the Alberta foothills Tuesday and Tuesday night, where a few centimeters of snow can accumulate."

Tuesday night into Wednesday, the cold push and snow will arrive in Montana.

"Great Falls and Billings can pick up a couple of inches of snow," Sosnowski said, "This will be the first snow of the season for some areas away from the high country."

The cold push and rain changing to snow will then reach eastward over portions of the Dakotas and northwestern Minnesota spanning Wednesday and Thursday. A swath of accumulating snow, averaging an inch or two will redevelop over parts of central and eastern North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota and neighboring portions of Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.
So folks take it from Alex; So snow - ski !
/ sarc off
Posted by: Uninenter Speatch8932 || 10/02/2012 13:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A week ago Monday I had frost. Today it's 84.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/02/2012 16:05 Comments || Top||

#2  I've been to sea side with my ex and the kid. The water was warm as fresh milk.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/02/2012 16:15 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Protests, strikes grip central Tunisia
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Hundreds of people demonstrated in central Tunisia on Monday against the government's failure to improve living conditions, as teachers went on strike to denounce the arrest of protesters.

In Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of last year's Tunisian revolution, protesters marched through the town to the provincial government headquarters, shouting slogans against the ruling Islamists and demanding the governor's resignation, an AFP correspondent said.

The social unrest also spread to the region of Kasserine, another key site of the 2011 uprising, where a general strike in protest at marginalisation and soaring unemployment paralysed the Laayoune locality.

And a large number of secondary school teachers refused to work on Monday in a gesture of solidarity towards those placed in long-term storage
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
last week.

A dozen people were placed in long-term storage
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
last Wednesday, after several days of protests against unemployment and the high cost of living, with more activists picked up the following day.

A general strike was held on Saturday in the nearby locality of Menzel Bouzaiane to demand the release of the protesters.

Three MPs from Sidi Bouzid announced that they were starting a hunger strike at the National Constituent Assembly in Tunis to pressure the authorities to free the protesters.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Egypt releases anti-Islamist TV presenter
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Egyptian authorities have released television presenter Tawfiq Okasha, who is on trial for incitement to kill the president and was tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
on separate charges, a security source said on Monday.

Okasha, who heads his own TV channel, was tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
on Sunday for former convictions passed in absentia, after visiting a cop shoppe to check on the status of his court case for alleged incitement to kill President Mohamed Morsi.

He was notified of two six-month convictions for issuing bad cheques and one-month terms for stealing electricity, and was then released again after spending nine hours in jug, according to the security source.

At the start of his trial on September 1, Okasha denied calling for the murder of the country's Islamist president.

"I merely criticised President Morsi," Tawfiq Okasha told judges. "This is a political trial. The Moslem Brüderbund wants to silence all dissent and reproduce the system from before the revolution."
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
Ex-Ivorian leader's spokesman charged with murder in Ghana
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Ghanaian authorities on Monday charged the front man for Ivory Coast's ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo
... Former President-for-Life of Ivory Coast from 2000 to 2011. Laurent lost to Alassane Ouattara in 2010 but his representtive tore up the results on the teevee and he refused to vacate the presidential palace. French troops assisted the Oattara forces in extricating him from his Fuhrerbunker...
with murder following a warrant from his home country, days after he was granted bail while awaiting an extradition hearing.

Justin Kone Katinan's lawyer Patrick Sogbodjor said that while the alleged murder was committed in Ivory Coast, prosecutors charged him in Accra as a procedural move to keep him in jug after his earlier release on bail.

Authorities declined to further explain the seemingly unorthodox move, referring questions to a police front man who did not respond to phone calls.

Katinan was granted bail at an extradition hearing on September 25 as he is wanted in the Ivory Coast on charges for economic crimes. But then he was re-tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
on Friday on the murder charges, which stemmed from a fresh warrant issued by Ivorian authorities the same day he was granted bail.

On Monday, he was charged with three counts of conspiracy and the murder of two men in Abidjan in March last year.

Desire Dallo, a former minister in Ivory Coast currently being tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in his home country, was also said to be facing the same charges.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

No graft in AL rule PM claims at NY media briefing
[Bangla Daily Star] Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since 1981. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide...
has said there has been no corruption in any sector, including the power and energy, during the present government's tenure.

Responding to queries at a meet-the-press in New York on Sunday, she said, "Conspiracies are going on against the country and we are facing those strongly.

"But there was no corruption in any sector, including the power, during our tenure."

Hasina said her government's stance against corruption was very clear as it had assumed power to ensure welfare of the common people.

About the next general election, the premier assured that there would be no voter-less election in the country like that of the February 15 (1996).

People would participate in the election along with other political parties, even BNP, she added.

Describing the oppressive acts carried out on different sections of people during the caretaker regime, Hasina questioned, "Have you forgotten the activities of the caretaker government? Do you want to return to that situation?"

The election in the country would be held like the elections held under the parliamentary system of democracy in the world, she told the newsmen.

Replying to a query, the premier voiced her high optimism about winning the next general election by her party, saying, "We are optimistic about the next election. We will win, Inshallah."

Asked about the progress of the journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case, Hasina said the perpetrators would be brought to justice one day, 'Inshallah'.

She said police were earlier investigating the Sagar-Runi murder case. But, after the directives of the High Court, the Rab had been given the charge to conduct a fresh investigation into it.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "But there was no corruption in any sector, including the power, during our tenure."

And when we say there is absolutely no corruption in any sector, we mean "not very much".
Posted by: SteveS || 10/02/2012 14:03 Comments || Top||

Traders beat up DB men
[Bangla Daily Star] Drug traders confined and beat up three plainclothes personnel of Detective Branch (DB) as they allegedly took bribes during a raid on some drug stores on Mitford Road in Old Dhaka yesterday.

Incensed by the frequent bribe demands, several hundred traders of around 20 drug and chemical markets rolled down the shutters of their shops for around two and a half hours from 1:30pm.
There is a very small difference between all the market will bear and "Hey, rube!" with lashings of crowbar.
They erupted into the streets chanting slogans against the DB men accusing the law enforcers of taking bribes in the name of conducting drives for contraband drugs.

Failing in the first attempt to rescue the three, a police reinforcement team accompanied by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) reached the spot around 2:30pm and rescued the DB men.

Traders said a team of about eight DB personnel reached Rahim Market on Mitford Road around 12:30pm and took a bribe of Tk 50,000 from a shop owner. They demanded bribe from two other shops in two nearby markets.

As the news spread, traders and employees from the adjacent markets thronged the Rahim Market and chased the DB team.

Sensing imminent danger, three of the team took shelter at BCDM Bhaban on the road and locked the gate of the market, while the others managed to flee.

The agitating traders damaged a drug store, SA Traders, in the market as its employees give the DB men shelter, said witnesses.

The agitators eventually managed to enter the market. They caught hold of the DB men and gave them a sound thrashing.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  For a minute there I was kinda scared. DB.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/02/2012 16:07 Comments || Top||

#2  They could never stand against your fine Henry DB.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/02/2012 16:16 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Georgia Opposition Chief Declares Victory in Parliamentary Polls
[An Nahar] Georgia's billionaire-led coalition was leading President Mikheil Saakashvili's ruling party in parliamentary elections Monday according to exit polls, but it was unclear which will win the final majority.

Two separate exit polls for Georgian television gave preliminary figures putting tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili's Georgian Dream coalition ahead in the proportional-vote section of the contest by five or 10 percent.

Ivanishvili confidently declared victory but the final vote percentages may not necessarily be reflected in parliamentary seats because almost half of mandates are decided on a first-past-the-post rather than a proportional representation system that provided the basis for the exit polls.

The showdown between Saakashvili's ruling United National Movement and the Georgian Dream coalition led by Ivanishvili has turned increasingly bitter after a prison torture scandal prompted nationwide protests.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

Two women among 3 killed for 'honour'
[Dawn] Three people, including two women of a family, were killed in Mathra village, in suspected honour-related case late on Saturday night. Police, however, said they were further investigating the case.

They said that police had found bodies of Ms Shama, her mother Ms Tasleem and a man identified as Afrad Khan. Officials of Mathra cop shoppe said that there was no relationship between the women and the man and it seemed to be honour-related killings.

They said that according to preliminary investigation Ms Shama had differences with her husband Nadir Khan and was residing at her mother's house for last six months. They police said that an FIR had been registered against unknown killers because relatives of the victims didn't nominate any person in the case.

...back at the pound, Zebulon finally found just the friend he'd been looking for...
police found a body while two other persons were killed in different incidents in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
on Sunday.

Michani police said that they had found body of a young girl in Hasan Garhi area. They said that the body bore several bullet wounds.

In another incident, Mohammad Younas, a resident of Darra Adamkhel, was found dead in suburban Matani area. His relatives told police that Mr Younas went out of his house on Saturday night to buy something from a nearby shop. They said that after sometime villagers told them that he was picked up by unknown masked men.

...back at the sandwich shop, Caroline was experimenting with ingredients of increasing volatility...
one Faridullah was rubbed out by unknown killers in Haji Banda area in limits of Sarband cop shoppe. Police have registered separate FIRs of the murder cases.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

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  More Than 130 Dead in Syria amid Clashes in Aleppo Souk
Mon 2012-10-01
  Children killed in Kenya church attack
Sun 2012-09-30
  Thousands rally in Karachi against anti-Islam film
Sat 2012-09-29
  Kenyan Army Claims Fall of Kismayo
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  Iraq militants attack Tikrit prison, freeing 90 inmates
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  Clinton Sees Link to Qaeda Offshoot in Deadly Libya Attack
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  Damascus bombers 'hit Syria military HQ'
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  Syrian President's Sister 'Now in Dubai'
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  France: 2 Men Plot To Behead Editor Who Published Offensive Cartoons
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