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My News Roundups
Short summaries of the top global news. Carolyn Diggs Townsend has contributed 16, including:
2010 temperatures hit new high While it was snowing in North America temperatures were rising in countries around the world. It was 0.53 degrees C warmer than the average between the years of 1961-90, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Suicide bomber kills 17 in northwest Pakistan A Pakistani car bomber made an attack on the Merian police station. Along with the bomb injuring 20 others, part of the building collapsed, as well as a mosque located inside. Pakistani Taliban claimed to have planned the attack.
Flash floods hit Queensland, Australia The small city of Toowoomba in Queensland was devastated with flooding on Sunday and Monday. Tropical storms began there in November, causing some of the worst flash flooding for the state in years. About 200,000 people have already been affected.
Founder of Wikileaks website granted bail Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the infamous website where US Government cables were uploaded, will remain in prison while an appeal is heard on bail. Assange is being prosecuted for sexually assaulting two women.