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Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President And Army Chief, Charged With Benazir Bhutto Assassination

Quote:RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of iconic Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, deepening the fall of a once-powerful figure who returned to the country this year to make a political comeback.

The decision by a court in Rawalpindi marks the first time Musharraf, or any former army chief in Pakistan, has been charged with a crime.

Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup and stepped down from office in disgrace nearly a decade later, now faces a litany of legal problems that have in many ways broken taboos on the inviolability of the once-sacrosanct military in Pakistani society. He is currently under house arrest in connection with one of the cases against him.

The retired general was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation for murder, said prosecutor Chaudhry Muhammed Azhar. He did not specify what exactly Musharraf was accused of doing but prosecutors have previously accused him of failing to provide enough protection to Bhutto.

more : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20...d%3D360352
^ Good stuff, I hope Huh
pretty significant news.
Zuckerberg got some balls. Soon after the confirmation that his social network is one huge CIA and corporate spying machine which studies show is ruining many lives, he is crusading to bring it to even the third world under the guise of some humanitarian effort.


Facebook-led project seeks Internet access globally for all

Quote:New York (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Qualcomm Inc and four other companies for a project aimed at bringing Internet access to people around the world who cannot afford it, following efforts by Google Inc.

The project, called Internet.org, is the latest move by an Internet company trying to expand Web access globally. Facebook rival Google is hoping technology, including balloons, wireless and fiber connections will expand connectivity.

Internet.org, which was launched on Wednesday, will focus on seeking ways to help the 5 billion people - or two-thirds of the world's population - who do not have Internet access, come online, the company said in a statement.

It added that so far, only 2.7 billion people around the world have Internet access.

The partnership's potential projects will include the development of lower-cost smartphones and the deployment of Internet access in underserved communities as well as working on ways to reduce the amount of data downloads required to run Internet applications, according to Facebook.

But at least initially, the company appeared to have few details on concrete plans.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the group had a "rough plan" for achieving its goal. He said the project was not just about making money for Facebook, which has more than 1 billion members and needs to keep expanding to boost revenue.

Zuckerberg noted that the first billion Facebook members "have way more money" than the rest of the world combined.

While many of today's Facebook members use the service just to keep in touch with friends, Zuckerberg said future Internet users may have more lofty needs.

"They're going to use it to decide what kind of governments they want, get access to healthcare for the first time ever, connect with family hundreds of miles away that they haven't seen in decades," he told CNN.

[/color]Facebook recently reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results due to an increase in advertising revenue from mobile users.

Other players in the Internet.org project include Ericsson, MediaTek Inc, Nokia and Opera Software ASA.

While the list did not include mobile network operators, Facebook that these companies would play a central role.

In June, Google announced it launched a small network of balloons over the Southern Hemisphere in an experiment it hopes to use to bring reliable Internet access to the world's most remote regions.

The pilot program, Project Loon, took off from New Zealand's South Island, using solar-powered, high-altitude balloons that ride the wind about 12.5 miles, or twice as high as airplanes, above the ground.

The top comments are encouraging, however:

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^ LOL. the jig is up.

if these guys were sincere they would be worshipped as gods.

So selfless.. but nope.

Faceberg is just pissed that there are 4 billion people in the world not "open and connected" through facebook
excellent Putin interview.

Putin talks NSA, Syria, Iran, drones in RT interview (FULL VIDEO)

UK banks to pay up to $2 billion for mis-selling credit card protection

The U.K. banking regulator says it has reached a deal with 13 major banks and credit card issuers to compensate customers who were mis-sold credit card protection.
The bill could be up to £1.3 billion ($2 billion), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said in a statement on Thursday.

The compensation will cover seven million customers who were mis-sold protection for identity theft and credit card fraud.

This is the latest scandal to hit the U.K. banking industry after mis-selling of payment protection insurance to customers and interest rate hedges to small businesses.

Barclays, RBS, Santander and HSBC are among the banks that will be hit by the new charges.
Asiana Offers $10,000 to Each Survivor
By Kanga Kong

Asiana Airlines has offered all 288 survivors of the July 6 San Francisco plane crash $10,000 each in initial compensation, but said the payout isn’t designed to deter further claims against the company.

Associated Press
“We figured that there are passengers or families that need cash immediately. As it takes at least a few months to complete payment of the full insurance claims, we decided to pay part of what would be the final payment in advance,” an Asiana spokesman said on Monday.
Community Safety Act Passes; NYC Council Overrides Bloomberg Vetoes On NYPD Oversight Bills

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Quote:The New York City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's vetoes of two bills aimed at reining in the New York City Police Department's controversial use of stop and frisk.

The council passed the Community Safety Act earlier this summer. It sets up the office of the inspector general-- which will act as a watchdog over the NYPD--and makes it easier for New Yorkers to sue if they've been racially profiled by police.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed both provisions, and vowed to use his own fortune to convince key council members not to override him.

But on Thursday, after impassioned speeches from many council members--including a tearful speech from bill co-sponsor Jumaane Williams--the council voted to override both vetoes.

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Quote:Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled the NYPD's use of stop and frisk was unconstitutional, and appointed a federal monitor to oversee the department.

In 2012, the NYPD stopped 533,042 people, 87 percent of who were either black or Latino.
seems like things are slowly turning around.
Over 30 Million Bees Found Dead In Elmwood Canada

That is a lot of dead bees. When the bees go, we go (underground maybe?).
some people speculate GMO or pesticides. others say widespread cell phone towers

the death of bees is a strange phenomenon
The pesticides and gmo plants that produce their own pesticide must have an effect, the cell phone towers angle is interesting though.
Should You Be Concerned About What is Being Injected Into Your Child’s Body?


^ important things to think about for new parents.
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