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Boston suspect's friend in YouTube video: I'm "an average guy"

Posted by East Coast Pirate | Wed May 1, 2013, 07:53 PM (2 replies)

May Day marked by global protests


Demonstrations are taking place across the world as protesters gather to mark May Day, the traditional date for demanding better workers' rights.

Protests first began in Asia, with tens of thousands of workers in Jakarta calling for improved conditions and mobilising against government plans to cut fuel subsidies.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen, reporting from Jarakata, said: "Everywhere I look I see demonstrating workers; this is the biggest rally I've seen here.

"The president [Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono], announced yesterday that the fuel price will go up as it is heavily subsidesed.
Posted by East Coast Pirate | Wed May 1, 2013, 06:08 AM (0 replies)

'US mulls way to hit Syria chemical weapons sites'

Source: Jerusalem Post

There is increasing speculation that Washington is considering an aerial or sea missile attack on Syrian chemical weapons sites, a CNN correspondent reported on Monday.

The report quoted an anonymous senior administration official as saying, "there is intensified planning in the works."

"As the situation in Syria becomes more grave and as we are increasingly concerned about chemical weapons use in Syria, it's the responsibility of the US military to prepare detailed options," the official said.

US President Barack Obama has not asked for the strike options yet, but the Pentagon is preparing all military options, the official continued. Foot troops involvement has been discussed, but a missile strike is a far likelier scenario, even though Syrian chemical stockpiles are constantly moved around the country to avoid being located.

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-mulls-way-to-hit-Syria-chemical-weapons-sites-311548
Posted by East Coast Pirate | Tue Apr 30, 2013, 04:35 AM (3 replies)
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