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New York City Marathon nixed after storm

Mayor Michael Bloomberg cancels event after public outcry over plan to proceed with race following devastating Sandy.
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2012 02:55 GMT

Americas

Hurricane Sandy: Time to do something about climate change

Storms are becoming more severe and it is attributable to “our warming climate and seas and our melting ice caps”.

Watching television this week, as Hurricane Sandy descended on Washington, DC, and meteorologists scurried to remain atop the latest forecasting, myriad presidential election campaign advertisements were met with one major marketing competitor: the American Petroleum Institute and its various oil, coal and gas bedfellows.

It was ironic, really, to watch “Vote 4 Energy” commercials – encouraging us to use the dirty fossil fuels that created the climate pretext for the oncoming super storm – as the wind and rain whipped up around my Anacostia neighbourhood in southeast DC…………………….

Mormons see Romney as their ‘John F Kennedy’

D. Parvaz03 Nov 2012 11:33 GMT
In Utah, a centre of Mormonism, many believers support Mitt Romney who they consider a “native son”.

Pussy Riot should not be in jail, says Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

02 November 2012 04:58 PM

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s Prime Minister, directly contradicted President Vladimir Putin today by stating his view that the jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot should be freed.

Rebels attack key Syria airbase

03 November 2012 11:34 AM

Rebels and government troops are fighting for control of a key airbase in the north of Syria, activists have said.

*Warning: Graphic scenes of a disturbing nature*

Syrian rebels accused of war crime after video is posted appearing to show opposition forces shooting captured Assad troops

Video showing apparent war crime raises questions about oppposition groups




How superstorm Sandy destroyed our homes on New York’s Staten Island – video

Residents of Staten Island tell Adam Gabbatt their dramatic stories of survival after superstorm Sandy devastated their homes. The scale of the destruction is only just becoming clear, and it appears the island has been one of the hardest hit of New York’s five boroughs

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