Archives for enero 2014

‘Out-Of-Control’ Rig In The Gulf Gushing Methane Freely Into The Atmosphere

Unlike a spill, an out-of-control well blowing gas does not pollute in a traditional, visible sense. Instead, it releases methane — the potent, second-most prevalent greenhouse gas — into the air, contributing to climate change

A view of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the cost of Louisiana, on Sunday, April 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

An “out-of-control” well that began blowing gas into the air on Thursday is still not under control as of Friday morning, according to a report from the Associated Press. 42-non essential workers from Rowan Companies PLC’s offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico, named “Louisiana,” were evacuated, while 37 stayed on the rig to try and stop the flow

Inside Pakistani Anti-bomb School

Militants in Pakistan have found clever ways to hide homemade bombs. They’ve been strapped to children’s bicycles, hidden inside water jugs and even hung in tree branches.

Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014

RISALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants in Pakistan have found clever ways to hide homemade bombs. They've been strapped to children's bicycles, hidden inside water jugs and even hung in tree branches. But the most shocking place that Brig. Basim Saeed has heard of such a device being planted was inside a hollowed-out book made to look like a Quran,

Foreign Agendas Keep Syrian Peace Talks Going

In the meantime, the war in Syria rages unabated.

Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014
In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 picture, a UN security person tries to control journalists who jumped out of their chairs to get their questions answered. The bitterness and rancor stirred by Syria's civil war were on full display this week, both inside and outside the sealed room were seeking a way to end the conflict. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Weeklong Syrian peace talks have neither stemmed the bloodshed nor produced a deal, yet pressure is mounting on Syria's government and the opposition to keep the process going after a brief break. There are two major reasons: the United States and Russia, which both have their own interests in pushing the negotiations, and no obvious or viable

NYC Agrees To Stop-And-Frisk Monitor, Reforms

«This will be one city where everyone rises together, where everyone’s rights are protected.»

Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The new mayor on Thursday delivered on his campaign promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, agreeing to the appointment of a monitor and seeking to end a 14-year court fight that culminated in a judge's ruling that New York City had discriminated in carrying out the crime-reduction program. "We believe these steps will

Activists: 1,900 Killed In Syria During Talks

This Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 shows a Syrian man carrying the body of a child who was killed following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC) BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting in Syria killed nearly 1,900 people, including at least 430 civilians, during the week of U.N.-hosted peace talks in Switzerland, […]

Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting in Syria killed nearly 1,900 people, including at least 430 civilians, during the week of U.N.-hosted peace talks in Switzerland, activists said Friday. The death toll indicates that violence barely paused as the warring parties met but struck uncompromising stances, failing to reach any agreements that could help resolve the

Tortured Captive Ukraine Opposition Activist Alive

Police on Friday opened an investigation into the kidnapping of an opposition activist, who said he was held captive for more than a week and tortured in the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on anti-government protesters in the two-month-long political crisis.

Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
enero 31st, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police on Friday opened an investigation into the kidnapping of an opposition activist, who said he was held captive for more than a week and tortured in the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on anti-government protesters in the two-month-long political crisis. Dmytro Bulatov, 35, a member of Automaidan, a group of