Friday, June 17, 2011

Somali pirates free German ship after ransom paid, Posted by Meosha Eaton


* Cargo ship, 10 crew released; $5.7 million ransom claimed

* Expert says payment made in Kenya, ship heads to Djibouti

By Abdiqani Hassan

BOSASSO, Somalia, June 17 (Reuters) - Somali pirates have freed a German-owned cargo ship, seized in April, after they received a ransom, a pirate and maritime source said on Friday.

The Antigua and Barbuda-flagged Susan K, and with its crew of 10 Ukrainians and Filipinos, was released on Thursday.

Syrian forces shoot dead 2 protesters in east-witnesses, Posted by Meosha Eaton

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Man in custody over suspicious car near Pentagon

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Gaddafi govt talking to rebels, Russia Libya envoy says, Posted by Meosha Eaton





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Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack -paper, Posted by Meosha Eaton


ABUJA, June 17 (Reuters) - A radical Islamist sect based in northeastern Nigeria claimed responsibility on Friday for a bomb attack on the country's police headquarters, according to a statement sent to a local newspaper.

Police said they believed a suicide bomber detonated the explosives, which tore through the car park outside the headquarters in the capital Abuja on Thursday, killing several people. They blamed radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.

Uganda says Ebola outbreak is over, Posted by Meosha Eaton



* Only one case detected in latest outbreak

* Origin still a mystery

By Barry Malone

KAMPALA, June 17 (Reuters) - Uganda has successfully prevented the rare and deadly Ebola virus from spreading, nearly two months after a 12 year-old girl bled to death after contracting the disease, officials said on Friday.

"Uganda is free of Ebola," Doctor Anthony Mbonya, chairman of a national task force set up after the girl's death, told Reuters. "The situation is perfect."

Susan Boyle story to be turned into musical, Posted by Meosha Eaton


LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to stardom in 2009 when her performance on a television singing contest became an internet hit, will see her life portrayed on stage in a new musical.

"I Dreamed a Dream", named after the title of the song she sang that made her an overnight celebrity, will tour internationally from 2012 after premiering at Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, on March 23.

Republican presidential contender Bachmann, Posted by Meosha Eaton

MACTV UPDATE JUNE 17, 2011


WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - Representative Michele Bachmann was one of the winners of this week's debate between Republican presidential hopefuls for the party's 2012 nomination.

Here are a few facts about Bachmann:

* Bachmann, 55, is founder and head of the House of Representatives' Tea Party Caucus. She was one of the first elected officials to court the Tea Party that helped fuel Republican gains in the 2010 midterm elections with calls for spending cuts and reduced government.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bin Laden deputy Zawahri takes over as Qaeda leader, Posted by Meosha Eaton

* Was seen as most likely successor to Osama bin Laden

* Has vowed to continue fight against U.S. and allies

(Adds U.S. official comment paragraphs 6-8)

By Sara Anabtawi

DUBAI, June 16 (Reuters) - Veteran militant Ayman al-Zawahri has taken command of al Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin Laden, an Islamist website said on Thursday, a move widely expected following his long years as second-in-command.

The Man In The Mirror, A look at Eddie Long's Dark Reflection , Posted by Meosha Eaton

The Man In The Mirror, A look at Eddie Long's Dark Reflection

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Monday, June 13, 2011

BREAKING NEWS! BOMB THREAT IN ROCKVILLE, MD! POSTED BY MEOSHA EATON

According to NBC Washington, the Rockville Metro, Red Line was evacuated when a female passenger was reported to have eluded to a bomb threat.  There is shuttle bus substituting during this interruption which is projected to be restored within the hour.

There is no additional information at the time on the "person of interest" as reported by local Rockville Police. Stay tuned for updates!

"Spider-Man" producer Laura Ziskin dies of cancer, Posted by Meosha Eaton


(Reuters) - Laura Ziskin, the Hollywood producer who helped turn "Pretty Woman" heroine Julia Roberts into a star and brought "Spider-Man" to the big screen, died on Sunday after a public battle with breast cancer. She was 61.

According to a statement from Sony Pictures, where her production company was based, Ziskin died at her Los Angeles home after fighting the disease for seven years.