Friday, March 29, 2013

World News Briefs -- March 29, 2013 (Evening Edition)

War bunker: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting with his generals after the country put its rocket units on standby to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific.

Kim Jong Un Reveals His 'U.S. Mainland Strike Plan': Pictures Inside North Korean Leader's War Room Show Him Plotting To Attack America (With A Map Of Target Cities On The Wall Behind Him) -- Daily Mail

* Tens of thousands turn out for show of force in Kim Il Sung Square
* It follows images of U.S. stealth bombers flying over Pyeongtaek
* Tensions on Korean peninsula rising after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test

North Korea today released photographs of Kim Jong Un inside his military command centre signing the order to put rockets on standby to attack the U.S. mainland.

The pictures, which appeared in the state-run Rodong newspaper, show Kim surrounded by his generals, large-scale maps and diagrams during an 'emergency meeting' at an undisclosed location.

A chart marked 'U.S. mainland strike plan' appears to show missile trajectories that the NK News web site estimates targets Hawaii, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.

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Lawlessness spreading in rebel-held Syria.

Syrian rebels capture key southern town.

Mortar kills 20 at Damascus university as Turkey denies expelling refugees.

Officials: Car bombs kill 19, wound 72 in Baghdad. Iraq: Car bombs hit worshippers in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Bombings kill 23, wound dozens in Iraq.

Iran criticizes Qatar for giving embassy to Syrian opposition.

Report: Israelis, Turks to meet next week.

Iraq says it will stop and search more of Syria-bound aircraft to check for weapons.

Israel ups security along Lebanon border ahead of Land Day.

Natural gas to begin flowing from Tamar field, off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Jerusalem's long Good Friday: tears, prayers and rented crosses.


Global powers cast wary eye as Korean tension escalates.

N. Korea's Kim aims rockets at DC, LA, Hawaii and Austin. NKorea orders rocket prep after US B-2 drill.

N Korea holds mass rally supporting Kim's call to arms.

Russia warns against military activity near North Korea. North Korea tensions: Russia's Lavrov fears 'spiral'.

China to spend $16 billion to tackle Beijing pollution crisis.

Taliban attack targets Pakistan security commander.

Chinese naval fleet heads deep into disputed waters.

Quarter of U.S. firms in China face data theft: business lobby.

Japanese study warns of China's rising military assertiveness.

Muslims vanish as Buddhist attacks approach Myanmar's biggest city.

11 killed in Pakistan suicide attack.

Taliban spread terror in Karachi as the new gang in town.

Shoe thrown at Pervez Musharraf as he gets bail extension.

Sri Lanka crowd attacks Muslim warehouse in Colombo.


Juba says Khartoum complicit in border raids.

French troops to remain in Mali all year.

UN approves DR Congo 'intervention brigade'.

Ousted Central African Republic leader Bozize seeks exile in W. African nation of Benin.

At least two dead in Tanzania construction site collapse.

Kenyan separatists deny being behind deadly resort attack.

Egypt's top Islamist accuses opposition of sowing unrest.

Britons in aid convoy kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Libya.

Nelson Mandela 'making steady progress' in hospital. Mandela making 'steady progress' in S Africa hospital.


Hundreds of migrants rescued off Italian coast.

Azeri election monitor under attack, rights worries grow.

Putin restores Soviet 'Hero of Labour' title.

Cyprus says threat contained, no plan to leave euro.

Attempt to end Italy crisis stalls, president mulls next move.

Defiant Francois Hollande pledges supertax on companies.
Putin promotes Russian People's Front as new power base.

Bosnia's 'Monster of Grbavica' gets 45 years.

Serbs in Kosovo jailed over deadly riots.

French tycoon Alain Afflelou's private jet used for £40m cocaine trafficking.


White House to release budget plan on April 10.

Venezuela's precampaign season off to a roaring start.

Colombia kills leader of ELN guerrilla group during military operation

Departing UN official blasts Haiti's rights record.

Clashes as Chile students march for education reform.

7,000 dental patients warned of potential HIV, hepatitis exposure.


Gitmo prisoners on hunger strike demand bottled water. Guantanamo guard commander defends prison water.

American who fought with Al Qaeda against Syria's Assad arrested in Virginia.

France ready to blacklist armed wing of Hezbollah.


Amazon to buy Goodreads for undisclosed sum.

World's oldest bank reports £2.7bn loss.

BlackBerry prolongs its day of reckoning.

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