Last Generation Network News: WORLD EDITION December 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774 Vol.I No.6 (6-4)

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DECEMBER 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774
   Vol I. No.6
"News is the propaganda of the truth" -MJS

Fighting spreads across Central African Republic capital as French forces arrive
21 minutes ago
Written by
Mike Pflanz
Heavy gunfire spread across the Central African Republic's capital early on Thursday as French troops continued to arrive and the United Nations prepared a key debate on the worsening crisis there.

Ex-PM Thaksin a saintly figure in rural Thailand

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
KAMBON, Thailand (AP) - Here, in a village where electricity is still a novelty, they'll quickly tell you who was responsible for bringing change to this long-neglected corner of Thailand.

Kerry: Some progress made in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister hosts Kerry for meeting at residence in Jerusalem, says Israel ready for historic peace, but that real negotiations must replace finger-pointing and artificial crises.

Mexico: Stolen radioactive material found

2 hours ago
Written by
Mariano Castillo
(CNN) -- A pair of thieves in Mexico may have stolen more than they bargained for when they targeted a truck this week. The stolen vehicle was carrying delicate cargo -- a radioactive element used for medical purposes that also can be used to make a ...

Political pressure mounts on India to agree to WTO deal

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
BALI: With commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma holding firm on the food security issues, Indonesian authorities and the World Trade Organisation brass are expected to reach out to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to break the impasse here.

10 killed in militants attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk

Xinhua - ‎3 hours ago‎
KIRKUK, Iraq, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and some 75 wounded in Wednesday's coordinated attacks on police headquarters and a hostage-taken attack at an adjacent shopping mall in the oil-hub city of Kirkuk, police and medics said on ...

David Cameron urges UK schools to teach Mandarin

Financial Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Schools should stop teaching children so much French and German and focus instead on Mandarin, David Cameron said on his return from a three-day trip to China.

Iran Eyes Better Ties With UAE After Nuclear Deal With West

Christian Science Monitor - ‎12 hours ago‎
Iran's foreign minister went to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday hoping to improve relations with the U.S. ally after Tehran's deal with world powers under which it is to curb its disputed nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief.

French Unemployment Rises to 16-Year High as Hollande Seeks Fix

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
France's unemployment rate climbed to the highest in almost 16 years in the third quarter as President Francois Hollande struggles to revive an economy that has barely grown in two years.

Freed Jordanian names Filipino extremist kidnapper - ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.

OPCW warns raging Syria war could delay transport of chemical weapons to port

CBS News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask seized from a Syrian army factory in the northwestern province of Idlib, July 18, 2013. Getty. Shares.

Man Survives 3 Days at Bottom of Atlantic

ABC News - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

Israel Denies Involvement in Killing of Hezbollah Commander

Voice of America
5 hours ago
Written by
Mike Richman
WASHINGTON - Israel has denied claims by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah that the Jewish state was behind the killing of one of the group's top commanders, which came at a time of rising tensions in Lebanon related to Syria's civil war.

Autumn Statement 2013: Speech in full - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Mr Speaker,. Britain's economic plan is working. But the job is not done. We need to secure the economy for the long term. And the biggest risk to that comes from those who would abandon the plan.

Official: 9 people killed by car suicide bomber in northern Somalia

Edmonton Journal - ‎17 minutes ago‎
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A police official says a suicide car bomber, targeting two pick-up trucks carrying Puntland Marine Forces in northern Somalia, has killed nine people and wounded 37 others.

Rob Ford wiretaps released - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Information released Wednesday from police wiretaps has Toronto Mayor Rob Ford facing a host of new accusations and revelations. The allegations, from a police investigation called Project Brazen 2, are unproven and have not been tested in court.

Australia promises not to spy on Indonesia

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
AAP. Australia has agreed to a six-point plan aimed at repairing relations with Indonesia, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also providing assurances during talks in Jakarta that the Abbott government will not deploy intelligence assets against its northern ...

1 killed in Scotland as storm hits Europe

Turn to 10 - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON (AP) - Gale-force winds hit Scotland on Thursday, causing a fatal truck accident, halting all trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity as much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to ...

Egypt secular activists to be tried for demo

AFP - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Cairo - Two prominent Egyptian secular activists will stand trial on Sunday for allegedly taking part in a violent and unauthorised protest under a disputed new law, judicial sources said.






Kerry and Netanyahu made a joint statement on Thursday morning 
Photo: AP, Pablo Martinez Monsivais






Expectations low as Kerry tries to breathe new life into peace talks

Expectations for John Kerry's latest visit in Israel are markedly low as the US secretary of state makes a desperate attempt to salvage stagnant peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli state officials described the visit as "another futile attempt" while the Palestinians asserted it was a last chance to save the peace talks before a chance for a two-state solution is permanently lost.



Kerry arrives in Israel for more talks amid tensions


John Kerry arriving in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night 
Photo: AP, Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday evening for another round of talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with Palestinian officials again voicing deep pessimism about any breakthrough in peace talks, and Israeli officials more keen on talking to Kerry about Iran than about the Palestinians.

Kerry is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday morning, followed by a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. A second meeting with Netanyahu on Thursday evening is possible if deemed necessary. This has been the pattern of Kerry’s meetings during previous visits. He is expected to fly back to the US on Friday.

“The number one security challenge we face is Iran,” one Israeli government official said, explaining why Iran had in recent weeks totally eclipsed the Palestinian issue in Jerusalem. He added that it did not have to come at the expense of talks with the Palestinians, but would necessitate the Palestinians coming to the table with a commitment to making the negotiations work – something he charged had not yet been the case.



US officials:
Kerry to present security plan in
meetings with Israelis, Palestinians

Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The proposal will mark the first time that Kerry has directly intervened in the talks since they began in late July. By all accounts, the negotiations have made no progress, despite an April target date for reaching a deal


Latest News 

Report: London is mediating
indirect secret talks between
US and Hezbollah

Former Obama adviser: Public
Israel-US spat only strengthens
Iran’s hand

First winter storm of season hits
Israel - Kinneret rises, Mount
Hermon sees snow

Mysterious China-themed 'city'
proposed in New York’s Catskills

Twin volcanoes act 
up in the Pacific

Why milk prices could 
soar to $8

Bleak outlook for WTO deal as
rifts widen over food subsidies

Reid exempts some staff from
having to buy insurance on 
ObamaCare exchange

World's Oldest, Rarest Biblical 
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Vatican, Oxford University Project

The 10 Most Corrupt and Least
Corrupt Countries in the World

Anonymous Christians Leave 
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Instagram Campaign

Dozens of Christians Murdered
in Nigeria in November

Thailand secretly supplies Myanmar
refugees to trafficking rings

NSA gathers data on cellphone
locations globally

2 million Facebook, Gmail
and Twitter passwords
stolen in massive hack

Mexico: Stolen radioactive
material found

Mexico reports theft of truck
with radioactive material

Chilling 911 tapes of Sandy
Hook massacre released

6 whales die, dozens trapped off
Florida's Everglades park

Google joins Microsoft, IBM and
Amazon to control computing
through public clouds

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arctic temperatures

Kim Jong-Un's Uncle 'Disappears
After Sacking'

Atheist display to counter Nativity
scene at Florida Capitol

World War II Japanese mega-submarine discovered off Hawaii 

Man killed in shark attack 
while fishing in Hawaii

U.S. sends new submarine
hunting jets to Japan amid
East Asia tension

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    Suicide bomber strikes Yemen defense ministry

    A "large number of casualties" has been reported in Yemen after a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into the defense ministry in the capital Sanaa.

  • Biden says US-China ties rely on trust, good motives: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

    Biden: US-China ties rely on trust, good motives

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments over China's contentious new air defense zone.

  • Radioactive material stolen in Mexico truck: “Dirty” radiation bombs explained.

    Mexico official: Stolen cobalt-60 found

    The truck was taking cobalt-60 from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center and was stolen in Tepojaco near Mexico City.

  • China mother lawsuit: Nurses show a pair of fraternal twins to their mother after they were born at the IVF centre of a hospital in Xi'an

    China mother sues for basic rights over one-child policy

    A Chinese mother's inability to pay a $54,000 fine for having a second child has left her son without an official identity.

  • Norway books: ​The National Library of Norway, Henrik Ibsens gate 110, Oslo.

    Norway library will digitize all Norwegian books

    The National Library of Norway in Oslo is planning to digitize all the Norwegian books by the mid 2020s, according to the library's website.

  • Kerry Mideast talks: US Secretary of State John Kerry waves as he boards his plane at Brussels National Airport, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Kerry traveled to Belgium to attend the annual meeting of NATO foreign ministers and is continuing his travel with a stop in Moldova before heading to Israel today

    Kerry to present security plan in Mideast visit

    The proposal will be the first time Secretary of State John Kerry has directly intervened in the talks since they began in late July.

  • A baby girl is seen lying in a cradle inside the Life Line Trust orphanage in Salem

    India's Cradle Baby aims to end female infanticide

    India's "Cradle Baby" project allows parents to give unwanted baby girls to the state, saving them from death in a region where daughters are a burden and their murder common.

  • Prague hotel bunker: Phone and clock stand next to a bed as part of an installation at the nuclear shelter from Cold War era at five star Jalta Hotel in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Dec. 4.

    Secret bunker under Prague hotel opens to public

    To mark the bunker's 55th anniversary, the hotel began to turn it into an Iron Curtain museum whose first part was opened to the public in November.

  • Luzembourg new prime minister; Luxembourg's new Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, left, talks with Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri moments after being sworn in, at the Grand Ducal palace, in Luxembourg on Wednesday, Dec. 4

    Luxembourg gets first gay prime minister

    Luxembourg is getting a new prime minister for the first time in 18 years. Xavier Bettel replaces Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving elected leader.

  • Mandela putting up 'courageous fight' from his deathbed

    Nelson Mandela putting up fight on 'deathbed'

    "On his 'deathbed' he is teaching us lessons," says one daughter of beloved former South African President Nelson Mandela.

  • Ukraine protests: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, left, and Ukrainian lawmaker and chairman of the Ukrainian opposition party Udar, WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko walk after their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Boxing champ turns opposition leader in Ukraine

    Thousands of protesters besieged government buildings in Ukraine's capital on Monday to demand the ouster of the prime minister and his Cabinet.

  • Gitmo junger strikes: The feeding tube and other items used in the forced feeding of detainees is seen at the detainee hospital in Camp Delta which is part of the U.S. military prison for 'enemy combatants' on June 26 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    US will no longer report Guantanamo hunger strikes

    The military will not further hunger strike protests by reporting the numbers to the public, a military spokesman said in an e-mail.

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, visitors look at antiquities inside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The 111-year-old museum, a treasure trove of pharaonic antiquities, has long been one of the centerpieces of tourism to Egypt. But the constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up tourism to the country, slashing a key source of revenue. Moreover, political backbiting and attempts to stop corruption have had a knock-on effect of bringing a de facto ban on sending antiquities on tours to museums abroad, cutting off what was once a major source of funding for the museum.

    Egypt's antiquities fall victim to political chaos

    The constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up tourism to the country, slashing a revenue of the Egyptian Museum.

  • France prostitution law: People demonstrate to abolish prostitution outside the French National Assembly, in Paris, Wednesday Dec. 4.

    French lawmakers back new prostitution law

    Lawmakers voted to give France some of the most restrictive legislation on prostitution in Europe, a change from the nation's traditionally tolerant attitude.

  • Forced c-section: Lawyer Stefano Oliva talks on the phone during an interview with the Associated Press, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 4.

    Lawyer: Detained woman awoke to find womb empty

    British authorities say they took the woman's baby into custody for possible adoption only after other options were exhausted.

  • India exit polls: Polling officers carry EVM as they leave a polling station at the end of polls, during the state assembly election in New Delhi

    Exit polls see gains for India's opposition in key state elections

    The results are being closely watched by markets as an indicator of the mood of voters in the world's biggest democracy before the 2014 general election.

  • Biden urges Chinese youth to challenge authority: Joe Biden, Gary Locke, US ambassador to China

    Biden urges Chinese youth: Challenge authority

    Vice President Joe Biden advised Chinese youths to "breathe free" and to challenge authoritarian leaders, a comment that got him in trouble in Pennsylvania.

  • Zuma report: A general view of South Africa President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla home on Oct. 12, 2012.

    South African official won't release Zuma report

    South Africa's Jacob Zuma has been lambasted for the costly and allegedly extensive renovations to the sprawling compound in his home state of KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Libyan assembly votes to follow Islamic law

    Libyan assembly votes to follow Islamic law

    "Islamic law is the source of legislation in Libya," the GNC said in a statement after the vote. "All state institutions need to comply with this."

  • FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, South Korean students cheer their seniors' success in the Scholastic Aptitude Test in front of the main gate of an examination hall in Seoul, South Korea. Students from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea were among the highest-ranking groups in math, science and reading in test results released Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 by the Program for International Student Assessment

    Diligent Asian students dominate global exam

    In China, educators say hard work is a key to their students' impressive showing.

  • Hezbollah fighters attend the Hezbollah martyrs day rally

    Hezbollah founding leader killed in Lebanon

    Hezbollah said Hassan al-Laqis was one of the founding members of the group and accused Israel for the killing, a statement which Israel denied.

  • In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene looks in awe as a rescue diver surfaces into the air pocket which has kept Okene alive for nearly three days, recorded by the diver's headcam video the full impact of the miraculous encounter becomes plain the see. Okene was working as a cook aboard a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean off the Nigerian coast in June 2013, when a heavy swell caused the vessel to capsize and his boat sank to the sea bed, where his 11 colleagues drowned, but Okene was able to find an air pocket inside the sunken ship where he survived for nearly three days before being found by a group of South African rescue divers. A video made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, was filmed while the South African crew searched his vessel and found Okene alive before being given water and oxygen and then led to safety and to a decompression chamber for his recovery.

    Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic

    Dramatic footage emerged on Tuesday showing the unlikely rescue of a ship's cook, who survived for almost three days trapped in an air bubble in his sunken ship.

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland is one of a group of leading European and American banks to be fined by the EU Commission.

    EU to fine banks $2.3 billion for rate-rigging

    The $2.3 billion penalty is the biggest yet against banks for rigging benchmarks, one of the most brazen violations during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • People gather in front of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building during a rally to support EU integration in Kiev

    Ukraine PM warns protesters

    The leader of the far-right nationalist party announced a march on Wednesday, but no clashes between protesters and riot police were reported.

  • A staff member at Yangon University Library checks palm leaf manuscripts at the library, two days before undergraduate classes reopen.

    Crackdown ends at crumbling Myanmar college

    Yangon University, once among Asia's most prestigious, reopens to undergraduates after a two decade crackdown by military rulers.

  • Snowden leaks: The editor of the Guardian Alan Rusbridger arrives at Portcullis House in London

    Guardian staff may be charged for Snowden leaks

    The Guardian was among several newspapers which published leaks from Edward Snowden about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency.

  • Mu Zhengwu, left, listens as his oldest brother, Mu Hongzhong, speaks over dinner at their parents' rural home in Anshun in southern China's Guizhou province.

    From rural China to law school is a journey of inequality

    Educational opportunities are tilted away from rural students and toward a wealthy urban elite as economic and social inequalities grow in China.

  • Investigator says close to naming people behind Arafat's death

    Arafat not poisoned, French tests conclude

    Arafat, a guerrilla leader who became the first Palestinian president, died in 2004 from a sudden illness contracted while under an Israeli siege.

  • Vatican sex abuse: Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican

    Vatican won't share sex abuse info with UN

    The Holy See indicated the Vatican could not be held responsible for the behavior of institutions or individual Catholics around the world.

  • A television shows a report on North Korean leaders' uncle

    North Korean leader's ousted uncle alive

    Jang Song Thaek, considered the second-most powerful man in North Korea, was last seen in public in early November at a basketball match in Pyongyang.

  • Anti-government protesters sweep the street around the Democracy monument

    Thai protesters end rally at police HQ

    Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said the campaign would pause on Thursday out of respect for the 86th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives in China

    For Biden in China, tense reunion with Xi Jinping

    The U.S. hopes that with enough pressure, China will refrain from strictly enforcing the new air defense zone, essentially nullifying it for practical purposes.


Suicide Attack At Yemen Defense Ministry Kills 15

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Toronto Mayor May Have Tried To Buy Crack Video

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Palestinian Businessman Arrested For Insulting President, Son Speaks Out

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Experts Cast Doubt Over Arafat Poison Claims

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Brazilian polio survivor who has lived 43 years in a hospital updated 2 days ago

Paulo Henrique Machado shares pictures of some of his most cherished memories: the first time he saw the beach, a Formula One race and a party from his childhood when all his friends dressed as clowns.


Honduran opposition candidate alleges fraud updated 4 days ago

The runner-up in Honduras' presidential election says she will not recognize the outcome and is demanding a vote-by-vote recount.


Mexico: Teen hit man freed, sent to U.S. updated 4 days ago

Mexican authorities set free former teen cartel hit man "El Ponchis" on Tuesday and sent him back to the United States.


Gay U.S. ambassador faces backlash in Dominican Republic updated 6 days ago

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Mexico: 54 bodies found in mass graves updated 7 days ago

Police digging up mass graves in western Mexico have now found human remains from at least 54 victims there.



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