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Earthquake New York 2013: Tremors felt in Glens Falls, Queensbury
According
to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was located 13 km
WNW of Glens Falls and 77 km N of Albany. It was 6.3 miles deep.
Tremors were felt by the people of Corinth, Fort Edward, Gansevoort,
Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury and
South Glens Falls.
  
Volcanic ‘geyser’ erupts close to Rome airport
Italian
experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of a geyser
crater spraying clouds of gas 15 feet in the air, yards from the end of
the runway at one of Europe’s busiest airports.   
“What
do you make of the silence of people like Al Sharpton, and, quite
frankly, the silence of the president?” Chris Wallace, host of Fox News
Sunday

WHAT TARGETS WOULD THE COALITION HIT?
The favoured option among top brass is for limited Western action using
‘stand-off’ weapons from long distance to disrupt Assad’s ability to
carry out chemical attacks and damage his military machine.
Intelligence on targets would come from pilotless drones patrolling the
skies above Syria and special forces on the ground.   
‘I Don’t Know What to Think’ About White House’s Silence on Chris Lane Killing, Says Oklahoma Governor
“What
do you make of the silence of people like Al Sharpton, and, quite
frankly, the silence of the president?” Chris Wallace, host of Fox News
Sunday, asked Fallin. “I don’t know what to think about that,” Fallin
replied. “It would be nice if our nation were to certainly express their
condolences.”  
Russia Compares Syria War Drums to Iraq Invasion, Warns of Consequences of Intervention
In
a pair of statements, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman drew
comparisons between the current situation in Syria and the U.S.-led
invasion of Iraq and urged countries “not to repeat the mistakes of the
past.” Responding directly to comments by Secretary of Defense Chuck
Hagel about military contingency planning, Alexander Lukashevich said
such remarks were “alarming.”   
Volcanic ‘geyser’ erupts close to Rome airport
Italian
experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of a geyser
crater spraying clouds of gas 15 feet in the air, yards from the end of
the runway at one of Europe’s busiest airports.

Motorists on Saturday were alarmed to notice hot, stinking gas spurting
from a newly formed crater in the middle of a roundabout close to the
perimeter fence of Rome’s Fiumicino airport…   

CME MISSES EARTH, AURORAS APPEAR ANYWAY
The
double-CME expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field over the weekend
either is late or missed entirely. In Alaska, the Northern Lights
appeared anyway:  
Marine Corps to open infantry training to enlisted women
The
Marine Corps will allow enlisted women to participate in basic infantry
training beginning this fall as part of ongoing research to determine
what additional ground combat jobs may open to female personnel.

New female enlisted Marines will volunteer for spots in the service’s
Infantry Training Battalion…according to an official planning document
obtained by Marine Corps Times.  

Yosemite wildfire threatening San Francisco’s water and power supply, as well as giant sequoias
A
massive wildfire racing through the Yosemite wilderness — fueled by
high winds — is threatening San Francisco’s fresh water and power
supply as well as California’s famous giant sequoias.
It’s one of several fires statewide being fought by more than 8,000
firefighters across nearly 400 square miles. The fire has consumed
approximately 225 square miles of picturesque forests. Officials
estimate containment at just 7 percent.   
Obama Admin Defies UN on Syria Inspections
It
is a striking gesture of defiance from an administration that came to
power preaching the importance of the UN, and suggests that President
Barack Obama has already decided on military action against the Syrian
regime, prior to–and, indeed, in the complete absence of–any
authorization from the UN Security Council.   
Egyptian Pol: ‘Very Strong Perception’ Obama Backs Muslim Brotherhood
Speaking
on August 22, the head of Egypt’s Social Democratic Party Mohamed Abou
El-Ghar said: “America is losing Egypt… There is a very strong
perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are
against other parties.”   
Russia warns U.S. not to repeat in Syria past mistakes in region
Russia
warned the United States on Sunday against repeating past mistakes,
saying that any unilateral military action in Syria would undermine
efforts for peace and have a devastating impact on the security
situation in the Middle East.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said its statement was a response to U.S.
actions to give it the option of an armed strike against Syria. 

 
Iran army warns US of ‘harsh consequences’ over Syria
A
top Iranian military chief warned on Sunday that the US will face
“harsh consequences” if it intervenes in ally Syria over claims of
chemical attacks, Fars news agency reported.

“If the United States crosses this red line, there will be harsh
consequences for the White House,” armed forces deputy chief of staff
Massoud Jazayeri was quoted as saying.   

Syria crisis: UN team visiting ‘chemical attack’ site
UN
experts are visiting the sites of suspected chemical weapons attacks in
which hundreds died last Wednesday in the Syrian capital Damascus.

The Syrian government and the rebels agreed to a ceasefire to allow the
inspectors to collect evidence.

However, Western officials said Syria took too long to give permission,
and evidence could have been destroyed.   

Greece ‘may need 10bn euros more’ in aid – Stournaras
Greece
may need a third bailout but would not accept new austerity measures,
the Greek finance minister has said.

Yannis Stournaras said: “If there is need for further support to Greece,
it will be in the order of about 10bn euros (£8.6bn; $13.4bn), or much
smaller than the previous programmes.”

Greece has already received two bailouts totalling about 240bn euros.   

Yosemite boundary burns in California Rim Fire
Firefighters
in California are struggling to gain control of a huge wildfire which
has reached the edge of Yosemite National Park.

Known as the Rim Fire, it covers an area of nearly 203 sq miles (526 sq
km) and threatens a major reservoir serving San Francisco.

The fire is now 7% contained, officials say, up from 2% on Friday.   

Fears of food, water poisoning after Damascus chemical weapons attack
Days
after a suspected poison gas attack killed hundreds of people in
crop-growing suburbs, residents of the Syrian capital say they are
afraid their food and water supplies may be contaminated.

Western countries believe President Bashar Assad’s forces carried out
the worst chemical weapons attack since Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
gassed thousands of Kurds in 1988.  

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