Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Powerful Winds Torment Britain 3/1/2012

Powerful winds are pounding Britain, grounding flights, closing roads and forcing ferries to stay docked. A falling tree killed one person. (Jan. 3)


Egypt Holds 3rd Round of Parliamentary Elections 3/1/2012

Egyptians lined up in front of polling centers in nine provinces to cast their ballots Tuesday in the third and final round of the country's first parliamentary elections following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. (Jan. 3)


Palestinians Warn of 'New Measures' if No Peace 3/1/2012

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is threatening 'new measures' against Israel if a much-anticipated meeting in Jordan fails to make progress. (Jan. 3)


Police: Body Found on Queen's Estate Was Murder 3/1/2012

British police have opened a murder investigation into the discovery of a body on an estate belonging to Queen Elizabeth II. The body of a woman was found on New Year's Day. (Jan. 3)


Romney Hits Obama on Day of Iowa Caucuses 3/1/2012

On the day of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney continued to hammer President Barack Obama. Romney said Obama has a failed presidency on the economy. (Jan. 3)


Raw Video: Mourners Protest Syrian Government 3/1/2012

Amateur video emerged on Tuesday that purported to show a large crowd taking part in a funeral procession in the Syrian town of Talkalakh. The men being buried were reportedly killed in the ongoing government crackdown. (Jan. 3)


Montana Avalanche Danger High 3/1/2012

Avalanches killed two snowmobilers and a skier over the holiday weekend. Montana authorities say they've witnessed a large amount of avalanche on mountain slopes in the state. (Jan. 3)


Iran Tests Missiles, Issues Warning 3/1/2012

Iran tests two long-range missiles, on the last day of its naval exercises. The country is threatening to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which would cut off a large percentage of the world's oil supply. (Jan. 3)


AP Top Stories 3/1/2012

Here's the latest news for Tuesday, Jan. 3rd: Many Iowans undecided on caucus day; Obama readying for re-election bid after vacation; Egypt holds 3rd round of parliamentary elections; NYC investigate possible bias crimes.


Heat Wave, Fires Bake and Burn Australia 3/1/2012

Approximately 100 fires are now under control in Victoria state, southern Australia. Australia is dealing with a brutal heat wave, strong wind and lightning strikes. (Jan. 3)


Raw Video: Third Post-Mubarak Vote in Egypt 3/1/2012

Egyptians lined up in front of polling centers in nine provinces to cast their ballots Tuesday in the third round of the country's first parliamentary elections following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. (Jan. 3)


Raw Video: Rally to Support New N. Korean Leader 3/1/2012

North Koreans took part in a ritual rally in Pyongyang on Tuesday, to show support for their country's policies and new leader Kim Jong Un. Around 100-thousand people packed central Pyongyang's Kim Il Square, according to organizers. (Jan. 3)


8 Injured in 41-vehicle Pileup in Kentucky 3/1/2012

Police say eight people have been injured in a 41-vehicle pileup that shut southbound Interstate 75 for hours on a day when scattered snow showers pelted northern Kentucky. (Jan. 3)


Cowboys Top Cardinal in High-scoring Fiesta Bowl 3/1/2012

No. 3 Oklahoma State beat No. 4 Stanford 41-38 in overtime Monday to win the Fiesta Bowl. No. 6 Oregon won the Rose Bowl for the first time in 95 years. Other bowl winners included No. 12 Michigan State, No. 20 Houston and No. 11 South Carolina. (Jan. 3)


Raw Video: Huntsman Pins Hopes on NH Effort 2/1/2012

With the rest of the field in Iowa, Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman continues to pin all his hopes on New Hampshire, which holds the first primary Jan. 10. He spent part of Monday greeting voters in downtown Nashua. (Jan. 2)


Raw Video: Obamas Depart Hawaii 3/1/2012

President Barack Obama and his family wrapped up a low-key 10-day Hawaiian vacation Monday. Air Force One will touch down in Washington on Tuesday morning. (Jan. 3)

Today in History for Jan. 3rd 3/1/2012

Highlights of this day in history: Washington's army routs the British in the Battle of New Jersey; Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces; Jack Ruby dies; Author J.R.R. Tolkien is born. (Jan. 3)


Fire Attacks at NYC Homes, Islamic Center Probed 1/3/2012

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is condemning a firebomb attack on an Islamic center in New York City on Sunday. Police say it was one of four arson attacks, and they have released surveillance video and a sketch of a suspect. (Jan. 2)


Miles de norcoreanos muestran apoyo a su nuevo líder

Miles de norcoreanos han salido a las calles de Pyongyang en un acto de apoyo a su nuevo líder Kim Jong-Un.

Sin embargo el máximo dirigente no ha aparecido ante el público congregado. La marcha se realiza después de que los principales diarios estatales publicaran un editorial conjunto de Año Nuevo.

Se trata de un resumen del programa político para este 2012, que contenía un llamamiento al seguimiento absoluto del hijo y sucesor del fallecido líder Kim Jong-il.

Las autoridades de Corea del Norte, un día después de la finalización de la ceremonia fúnebre en memoria de Kim Jong-il emitieron un comunicado, donde advirtieron a "los necios políticos de todo el mundo" y a sus vecinos "marionetas" de Corea del Sur que "no deberían esperar ningún cambio de nosotros".

¿Qué herencia deja EE. UU. a Irak tras nueve años de guerra?

El año nuevo ha traído una nueva realidad para Irak. Una realidad sin las tropas estadounidenses en el país. El último militar norteamericano abandonó la nación de Oriente Medio el pasado 18 de diciembre. Pero aún queda por resolver la pregunta: ¿Qué herencia deja EE. UU. tras nueve años de guerra marcados por muertes, escándalos e investigaciones?

Tras la larga operación bélica de EE. UU. en Irak, los estadounidenses están seguros de que este país árabe sigue siendo el principal entre las naciones del Golfo Pérsico. Mientras tanto, los propios ciudadanos de Irak consideran que la ocupación tuvo un efecto negativo.

"La invasión de las tropas norteamericanas a Irak en 2003 y el grave error que cometieron empeoró la situación aquí. Las autoridades militares estadounidenses cometieron muchísimos fallos, especialmente en los aspectos civiles. Eso tuvo un efecto negativo", afirma el mayor general Hassan Salman.

La organización Irak Body Count ha calculado cuánto ha costado esta guerra en vidas humanas. En total, cerca de 162.000 personas murieron desde marzo de 2003 hasta diciembre de 2011. De todas ellas, casi el 80% son civiles. Las bajas en el Ejército norteamericano se estiman en unas 4.500.

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