01 Nov 2012

Jetstar crew taken hostage after delay

“A Jetstar pilot and crew were held hostage for more than six hours by a mob of angry passengers after their flight was diverted from Beijing to Shanghai because of bad weather. The experienced Australian pilot is being hailed as a hero for his calm actions after being confronted by

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01 Nov 2012

Data security breach expands to 657K SC businesses; suit filed against state

“As many as 657,000 S.C. businesses had their tax information stolen in the massive security breach at the state Department of Revenue that also claimed the records of up to 3.6 million people, Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday. Since Friday, when they announced the hacking publicly, state officials had said

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01 Nov 2012

Cyber attack bigger threat than Sandy

“As electric companies continue to restore power from Hurricane Sandy, a potentially more devastating threat is looming — from cyber criminals who may try to get control of the power grid. Cyber criminals and nations are increasingly using the Internet, as well as traditional spying techniques, to infiltrate the computer

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01 Nov 2012

Russia internet blacklist law takes effect

“A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites without a trial.” Source:BBC News – Russia internet blacklist law takes effect

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01 Nov 2012

China fund buys 10% stake in London’s Heathrow airport

“China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has bought a 10% stake in the firm that owns London’s Heathrow airport. Heathrow Airport Holdings’ other UK airports include Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen.” Source:BBC News – China fund buys 10% stake in London’s Heathrow airport

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01 Nov 2012

After king’s pardon, Jordan releases 18 activists who protested, chanted against monarch

“After a pardon from the king, Jordan has released 18 activists arrested during a protest last month when they allegedly chanted against the country’s monarch. A Jordanian prosecutor said Thursday that two other men detained with the group remain in custody because they are not part of the youth activist

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01 Nov 2012

Nigerian finmin worried new oil discoveries will hurt prices

“Africa’s top oil producer Nigeria is concerned that oil and gas prices could fall as more countries uncover reserves and sees the need to make plans to adapt to this new environment, its finance minister said on Thursday. “ Source:Nigerian finmin worried new oil discoveries will hurt prices [501820926] |

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01 Nov 2012

US to hit borrowing ceiling at year-end

“The United States will hit its statutory borrowing limit near the end of 2012, just as a new Congress gears up to do battle over the country’s huge debt burden and fiscal deficits. The country’s current debt is around $16.2 trillion, and continued borrowing needs to finance the budget shortfall

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01 Nov 2012

Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

“Dr. Richard Besser collected floodwater and drinking water in some of the areas hit hardest by Sandy and had them tested at The Ambient Group lab. The floodwater collected in Lower Manhattan tested positive for gasoline and two types of bacteria found in sewage: E. coli and coliform.” Source:Sewage, Bacteria,

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01 Nov 2012

22 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Saudi Arabia

“A fuel tanker rammed into a bridge and exploded into a ball of fire today, killing 10 people and sending  flames sweeping over the Saudi Arabia capital, officials said. In addition to the fatalities, at least 50 were wounded in the accident in Riyadh, said  Brig. Gen. Mansour al Turki,

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