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Friday, August 23, 2013

RT News headlines - Syria to be invaded? Fukushima out of control, Windiws 8 built in backdoors to invade privacy....

An activist wearing a gas mask is seen in Zamalka area, where activists say chemical weapons have been used by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in the eastern suburbs of Damascus August 22, 2013 (Reuters / Bassam Khabieh)French FM threatens ‘force’ over Syria chemical attack if UNSC fails to act
France has called the international community to respond with force if it is proved true that the Syrian government carried out a chemical attack on civilians. 51
   UN chief: Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘a crime against humanity’

The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “crime against humanity,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, adding that there will be “serious consequences” if the reports transpire to be true. 28
Russia suggests Syria ‘chemical attack’ was ‘planned provocation’ by rebels
Reports by “biased regional media” about alleged chemical weapons use near Damascus might be “a provocation planned in advance,” says Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich. 127
  TEPCO’s Fukushima inspections inadequate – Japan nuclear regulator
Water tanks are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture (Reuters/Noboru Hashimoto) Japan’s nuclear regulator has concluded that the Fukushima nuclear plant’s operator was inadequate in its inspection of radioactive water tanks after news of yet another leak. TEPCO earlier admitted it will now require international help. 3
 Fukushima operator pleads for international help as radiation crisis deepens
TEPCO, operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, admits it needs overseas help to contain the radioactive fallout, after 18 months of trying to control it internally. It comes after the latest leak at the facility was deemed a “serious incident.” 40

  Britain can look at Greenwald partner's seized electronic documents
Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
British authorities can sift through electronic documents seized from journalist Glenn Greenwald’s Brazilian partner, in the interests of “national security”, a court ruled on Thursday. The “highly sensitive” material could risk lives, said UK police. 35
Built-in backdoor: German govt warns of significant Windows 8 security danger
Charley Gallay / Getty Images for Microsoft Windows / AFP
Leaked documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) indicate that the organization has become suspicious of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology built into an increasing number of Windows 8 PCs and tablets. 21
Israeli Air Force responds to missile salvo from Lebanon, hits 'terror site'
Onlookers walk past damage caused by a rocket fired from Lebanon into Israel, in Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv, near the northern city of Nahariya August 22, 2013. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun) Israeli fighter jets hit militant targets in Lebanon on Friday in retaliation for a rocket attack launched at Northern Israel from Lebanese soil the day before. An Al-Qaeda-connected group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack. 36
  •   Mubarak flown from prison to military medical center
  • Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been airlifted by helicopter out of Cairo’s Tora Prison and flown to the army's International Medical Center, where he will remain under guard. The 85-year-old still faces multiple criminal charges. 4
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