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April 4, 2013
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| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 4th Apr 2013 |
It has been some months since the ‘EYE-BALL OddBall’ news has presented stories from around the world. The world is a never ending parade of the usual and the unusual.  Stories come from the strangest of places, some 90% of World news never gets reported outside a Nations borders unless you go looking for it. You might never know what is happening half a world away and how it might impact on you.   This page intends to highlight stories that should be read and passed on.
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News from RT News Sources – “USA News”:

  1. RT News – Arkansas oil spill: Exxon reacts to tax ‘loophole,’ pledges ‘to cover all costs’ ... The central Arkansas spill caused by Exxon’s aging Pegasus pipeline has reportedly unleashed 10,000 barrels of Canadian heavy crude – but a technicality says it’s not oil, letting the energy giant off the hook from paying into a national cleanup fund….
  2. RT News – Where will it burst next? Arkansas oil spill sheds light on aging US pipelines … The Exxon oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas has left many concerned about the state of America’s pipelines, and whether a similar catastrophe is on the way. As pipelines get older, the risks increase – but is anything being done to minimize the danger? …
  3. RT NewsLawmakers arrested for attempting to rig NYC mayoral electionA New York state lawmaker has been arrested for allegedly financially bribing Republican Party leaders to put him on the 2013 ballot as a contender for the new mayor. Five other politicians have also been charged in the scheme …
  4. RT NewsHanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of explosion … US residents near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation may be in grave danger: a nuclear safety board found that the underground tanks holding toxic, radioactive waste could explode at any minute, due to a dangerous buildup of hydrogen gas. …
  5. RT News – Almost third of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster … Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism. …
  6. RT News  – Connecticut ‘Monsignor Meth’ admits to drug trafficking charges … Former Monsignor Kevin Wallin, who was suspended from his parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut following reports of cross-dressing and inappropriate behavior in the rectory, has admitted to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, with intent to distribute. …

News from RT News Sources – “World News”:

  1. RT News  – At least 53 dead as Taliban’s audacious courthouse raid ends in bloody standoff … Dozens of civilians have been killed in Afghanistan after Taliban fighters staged a co-ordinated assault on a courthouse in the drug-smuggling hotbed of Farah. This is the deadliest terrorist attack in the country since 2011. …
  2. RT News – North Korea ‘ratifies’ nuclear strike against US ... North Korean army says it has final approval for nuclear attack on the US, the official KCNA news agency says. This comes shortly after the Pentagon said the US military prepares to deploy an advanced missile-defense system to Guam…..
  3. RT News – ‘Not a crime to make known crime of a state’: Senior Swedish judge backs Assange A top Swedish judge has defended the release of classified information by WikiLeaks, pointing out the case against Assange has turned into a legal “mess.” …
  4. RT News‘Hard to track, hard to stop’: Unusual bird flu strain kills 4 people in ChinaThe samples taken from a Chinese man, who passed away in hospital in March, tested positive for H7N9, bringing the death toll of the new strain of bird flu to four people. Scientists warn the virus spreads silently and could be harder to track than H5N1. …
  5. RT NewsHard to swallow: Supermarkets ‘trash planet’ with half UK food thrown away … Over 10 billion pounds (US$15 billion) worth of food is thrown away in the UK each year while thousands of families struggle to feed themselves in a country where one in five lives below the poverty line, according to Oxfam ….
  6. RT News – ‘1mn died’ from Afghan heroin, drug production ’40 times higher’ since NATO op … Heroin production in Afghanistan increased 40 times since NATO began its ‘War on Terror’ in 2001, the head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service stated, adding that more than 1million people have died from Afghan heroin since then. …
  7. RT News – Cyprus bailout inside info? 132 companies pull out over $900mn in deposits … One hundred and thirty-two companies reportedly had inside knowledge of Cyprus’ impending levy tax as they withdrew deposits worth US$916 million in the run-up to the bailout deal.

News from Reuters Sources:

  1. Reuters News Spanish king’s daughter charged in corruption inquiry – … MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Princess Cristina, daughter of King Juan Carlos, was charged on Wednesday with being an accomplice in an embezzlement case against her husband, the latest high-level graft investigation to anger Spaniards suffering a severe recession. …
  2. Reuters News Italy delays decree to pay state debts to companies –  … ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s caretaker government said it was delaying approval of a decree to pay back some 40 billion euros (33.6 billion pounds) of state debts to private firms, adding to the confusion already created by February’s deadlocked election.
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  3. Reuters News French ex-minister confirms undisclosed bank account –  … PARIS (Reuters) – Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac acknowledged on Tuesday he had held an undisclosed foreign bank account and was placed under formal investigation for allegedly laundering proceeds of tax fraud. …
  4. Reuters News Spanish king’s daughter charged in corruption inquiry – … MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Princess Cristina, daughter of King Juan Carlos, was charged on Wednesday with being an accomplice in an embezzlement case against her husband, the latest high-level graft investigation to anger Spaniards suffering a severe recession. …

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