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altFormer CIA head, David Petraeus resingned from the position saying he had an extramarital affair. By now,Several names have been suggested for the CIA head.

One person being discussed is Michael Morell, the now acting CIA director, who could be named to the position permanently.President Obama thinks highly of Morell, several U.S. officials told CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.
In his statement on the resignation of Petraeus, Obama expressed the "utmost confidence" in Morell continuing the work of the CIA.
Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein also expressed support of Morell, saying "the agency is in very good hands until the president selects a replacement."
David Petereson has contributed in many important missions when he was in power and Obama regrets over his resignation.
 

Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti was allegedly tortured to death in a prison in Tehran on Thursday (8 November). Beheshti, 35 was arrested on 28 October by Iranian police on charges of “actions against national security on social networks and Facebook.” The human rights defender had received death threats as a result of his anti-government blog and had reportedly filed a complaint about torture during his time in the detention facility. His family say they were told by police to pick up his body on Wednesday and have been prevented from visiting his grave, with the exception of his brother-in-law. France and Britain have called  on Tehran to investigate.

altMore than eighty three thousand Britons called on the British government and the Nobel Committee today to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She has become a heroin worldwide, for speaking for the rights for education in Pakistan. The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October 9 for standing up against the Taliban and openly advocating education for women.

altPresident Barack Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. 

altThe UN Human Rights chief has urged China to address issues in Tibet that have led to what she says is a rise in extreme protests, i.e. self-immolations. Ms Navi Pillay said development and stability in the region could not be achieved by heavy security and the suppression of human rights.

 

Nearly 60 Tibetans, most of them were Buddhist monks have reportedly set themselves alight in what activists say are protests against Beijing. China has launched a military assolt against Tibet in 1950 and annexed it to China.

altIndian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has brought 22 new ministers into the government in a major reshuffle.

 

altArtist’s view of the two planets and two stars. Credit –NASA/JPL-Caltech/T.Pylel

Using the data from NASA’s Kepler space observatory, a team of observers  announced at the International Astronomical Union general assembly that they had discovered two planets orbiting a pair of binary start, and that such planets could exist in the habitable zone of their system.  

 altEU regulators found that data collection rules of Google were in breach of EU data protection laws and they have ordered Google to re-write them.

 


altProgressive Sri Lankans and Australians rallied at Federation Square amid bad weather as part of their Day of Action organised by campaign for Democracy in Sri Lanka to secure Lalith and Kuhan from military captivity in Sri Lanka.

altCampaign for Democracy in Sri Lanka as part of their day of Action held a noisy and determined protest to demand that the Sri Lanka Government restore Democracy and release political prisoners including two political dissidents Lalith and Kuhan and keep their hands off the judiciary in Sri Lanka.

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