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Rajib Karim
28 February 2011 Last updated at 12:35 ET

A British Airways computer expert who plotted to blow up a plane has been found guilty of terror charges.

Rajib Karim, 31, from Newcastle, used his job to access information for radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

He denied four charges, including sharing information of use to hate groups.

But after four days of deliberations, the jury found him guilty of all four charges.

Karim was committed to an “extreme jihadist cause” and determined to become a martyr, jurors were told.

The Bangladeshi national, who moved with his wife and son to Newcastle in 2006, had already admitted being involved in the production of a terrorist group’s video.

Joined gymKarim, a privately-educated IT expert from Dhaka, became a supporter of the extremist organisation Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) after being influenced by his younger brother Tehzeeb, the court heard.

He was described as a “mild-mannered, well-educated and respectful” man who hid his hatred for Western ways from colleagues by joining a gym, playing football and never airing extreme views.

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Karim’s deep determination to plan terror attacks whatever the cost was frightening”

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But at the same time he was using his access to the airline’s offices in Newcastle and at Heathrow to spread confidential information.

After gaining a post-graduate job at BA in 2007, Karim held secret meetings with fellow Islamic extremists at Heathrow and, in 2009, began communicating with al-Awlaki from his home in Brunton Lane.

After the verdict, Home Secretary Theresa May said: “The fact that Karim has been found guilty of such a heinous plot shows why we will never be complacent.

“I want to thank the police and the security service for their hard work in this complex case.

“We know that we face a serious threat from terrorism and national security remains this government’s top priority.”

Colin Gibbs, counter terrorism lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, added: “The most chilling element of this case is probably the fact that Karim tried to enrol as cabin crew and anyone can imagine how horrific the consequences of this could have been, had he succeeded.

“Karim’s deep determination to plan terror attacks whatever the cost was frightening.

‘Coded messages'”He found a position as a software engineer, which the prosecution said he considered the perfect job, giving an opportunity sooner or later to fulfil his deadly objective.”

Deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Stuart Osborne, added: “Although Rajib Karim went to great lengths to disguise his activities, experts from the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command spent nine months decrypting 300 coded messages found on his computer hard drive.

“It was the most sophisticated decryption task of its kind ever undertaken by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

“This painstaking work gave detectives access to a body of material, which exposed Rajib Karim’s terrorist activities and led to today’s conviction.”

Karim is due to be sentenced on 18 March.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-12561994

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Rajib Karim

9       2

 

his primary challenge = RK = 92 = Prosecution.

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28 February 2011 Last updated at 07:12 ET

Bob Dylan’s former girlfriend Suze Rotolo, the inspiration for some of the singer’s love songs, has died at 67.

Rotolo also appeared with Dylan on the iconic cover of his 1963 breakthrough LP The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

She inspired such songs as Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, Boots of Spanish Leather and Tomorrow Is a Long Time.

Her friend and Village Voice critic Jim Hoberman wrote that she died in her New York apartment “and the arms of her husband of 40 years, Enzo Bartoccioli”.

Dylan met Rotolo, then 17, after a gig in 1961 and the couple stayed together for three years.

Dylan later wrote that meeting her “was like stepping into the tales of 1,001 Arabian nights”, adding: “She had a smile that could light up a street full of people… a Rodin sculpture come to life.”

Rotolo went on to become an artist and teacher. She also wrote a memoir of life in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, A Freewheelin’ Time, which was published in 2008.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12596761

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Suze Rotolo was born  on November 20th, 1943 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suze_Rotolo

November 20th, 1943

11 + 20 +1+9+4+3 = 48 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Travelling. 

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Monday 28 February 2011

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Davies revealed his anguish at telling his team-mates before the tour to Australia. Andy Flower, the team director, and captain Andrew Strauss contacted the players on his behalf and their reaction was overwhelmingly supportive.

Bell said in Bangalore today: “We knew before the Ashes series. That didn’t change anything for us. He is a very popular guy in our team. We are all behind him. As a guy, he is a fantastic cricketer and that is what we see him as.

“He is a massive important person in our team going forward. He is a very talented cricketer, like I said. As a mate as well, like I said, we’re all with him, and the more cricket he can play for England the better.”

Davies hopes his decision will make it easier in future for other homosexual sportsmen to follow in his footsteps. When asked if sexuality is taboo in sport, Bell said “Definitely not.”

He added: “I think, like I said, for us as a group, I can’t speak for other teams and other sports but for us as a group, it didn’t affect anything for Steve or any of the other lads. It helped him by speaking to the guys and, we just got on with it. He’s a fantastic cricketer and we are all with him. He is a good mate of mine and that doesn’t change absolutely anything.”

Davies confided in Flower at a training camp before the Ashes tour and it was decided he had to tell his team-mates.

“I don’t think it had any effect on any of the guys,” said Bell. “We all supported him through the tour which could have been very difficult. I think he has got a massive future in English cricket and that’s the most important thing for us. He is going to be around for a long time and we support him through and through.”

Davies, 24, had been earmarked as England’s wicketkeeper and opening batsman at the World Cup but lost his place in the early stages of the one-day series in Australia.

Adding his voice to the messages of support for Davies, Vikram Solanki, chairman of the Professional Cricketers Association, said: “Steve has the full support of all his colleagues in cricket.”

from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/8351718/Steven-Davies-has-full-backing-of-England-squad-after-announcing-he-is-gay-says-Ian-Bell.html

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Steven Davies was born on June 17th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Davies

June 17th, 1986

June 17th

6 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = his personal year (from June 17th, 2010 to June 16th, 2011) = In the news.

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Galyna Kolotnytska - undated file pic
28 February 2011 Last updated at 04:15 ET

A Ukrainian nurse described by a US diplomat as a “voluptuous blonde” confidante of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has flown home to Kiev.

Galyna Kolotnytska returned to Kiev on Sunday morning on a plane with 185 other Ukrainian evacuees, including other medics, Ukrainian media reported.

Neighbours quoted by Segodnya news said she went shopping with her mother in Brovary, just outside Kiev.

A leaked US embassy cable said Col Gaddafi “relies heavily” on the nurse.

The description of Kolotnytska, 38, emerged in the WikiLeaks revelations on the internet.

Ukraine has sent several transport planes to evacuate hundreds of Ukrainians from Libya, where Col Gaddafi is clinging on to power despite a widespread uprising.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12595117

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Galyna Kolotnytska

713751 26362572121           61

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 61 = Fleeing.  Escaping unharmed.  Getting away.  Exiting.  Doing the unexpected.  Plans fall through.

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the first name.

Galyna Kolotnytska

25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 40

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she has the number 40 going on.

40 = Help.  Help me.  Rescue.  Assistance.  Helpfulness.  Helper.

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Feb 28, 2011 at 0030 hrs IST

After ten years of togetherness, a 32-year-old man killed his wife after celebrations for their wedding anniversary ended on Friday night.

Prince Kocher has been arrested for killing his wife Aanchal (29), who he claimed used to fight with him over “petty issues”, police said on Sunday.

Kocher works as a scrap dealer in Janakpuri. Police claimed to have become suspicious after they spotted injury marks on his hand. He broke down during questioning and confessed to the crime, police said.

“It was their wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple and their two children went to Connaught Place for dinner. They later left the children at Aanchal’s parents’ house in Mahavir Enclave and returned home,” said V Renganathan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West).

Aanchal was later found in an unconscious state by her son Sahil and the domestic help, police said. “She was taken to the hospital where she was declared brought dead,” police said.

“Kocher told us that it was unable to tolerate the regular pressure and taunts by his wife, so he decided to murder her,” Renganathan said.

Kocher had, in fact, tried to commit suicide twice in the past five years, allegedly over his wife’s nagging behaviour, police said. He had taken an overdose of sleeping pills five years ago, and around two years ago he had tried to cut his wrist, they added.

“Police saw fresh injury marks on his right hand. When asked, he very confidently said he was hurt while cleaning his motorcycle,” Renganathan said. “There were some other scratch marks on the inner side of his arms, near the shoulders. On sustained interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime.”

After the couple returned home, they consumed alcohol, police said. Later in the night, Kocher hit Aanchal and tried to strangulate her. “He pressed her mouth with his hands and as Aanchal resisted, he sustained injuries,” police said.

from:  http://www.samachar.com/After-celebrating-10th-wedding-anniversary-man-kills-wife-lc2kJKhfiid.html

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Hours after celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, a wife was smothered to death by her husband who was tired of their constant quarrels and fights, police said Sunday. The man has been arrested.

Prince Kocher, 32 murdered Anchal Kocher, 29 in their home in Janakpuri in west Delhi on the night of Feb 25-26 by suffocating her following an altercation.

According to police, they became suspicious of Prince when they found injury marks on his right hand and arms during investigation. Moreover, all the household articles were intact and the children were at their grandparents house on the night of the crime.

‘The accused soon confessed to killing his wife because they were not having a cordial relationship and he was fed up of the quarreling over petty issues. He himself had on two earlier occasions tried to commit suicide over the same issue by taking an excess of sleeping pills five years back and slitting his wrists around a year back,’ a police official said.

On the fateful night, the couple again had a fight and unable to tolerate the taunts, Prince decided to kill her, hitting Anchal on her face before smothering her.

‘The couple had gone to Connaught Place to celebrate their wedding anniversary Friday night, with their two sons, Sahil, 10 and Ishu, 6. On their way back they had dropped the boys with Anchal’s parents in Mahavir Enclave in west Delhi and went home,’ the official added.

from:  http://www.sify.com/news/wife-murdered-by-husband-on-wedding-anniversary-news-national-lc1wueecech.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Prince Kocher

7                 9

 

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = PR = 79 = Anger.  Rage.  Getting mad.  Mad as hell.  Going off.  Going ballistic.  Snapping.

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File:Mohamed Ghannouchi.jpg

27 February 2011 Last updated at 13:52 ET

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced on state TV that he is resigning – a key demand of demonstrators.

He was speaking at a news conference in Tunis, after making a lengthy speech defending his record in government.

Mr Ghannouchi is seen as being too close to former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was toppled in an uprising last month.

Mr Ghannouchi, 69, had served under Mr Ben Ali since 1989.

“After having taken more than one week of thinking, I became convinced, and my family shared my conviction, and decided to resign. It is not fleeing my responsibilities; I have been shouldering my responsibilities since 14 January [when Mr Ben Ali fled],” he said.

“I am not ready to be the person who takes decisions that would end up causing casualties,” he added.

“This resignation will serve Tunisia, and the revolution and the future of Tunisia,” he added.

It is exactly what the protesters had been demanding. Mohammed Ghannouchi, had served under the country’s old dictatorship, and as far as they were concerned, until he went, their revolution was unfinished.

The question now is whether this resignation will be enough to quell the violence. As the news has spread, people have been taking to the streets, chanting and singing of victory.

Within hours a replacement was named for Mr Ghannouchi – Beji Caid-Essebsi, 84, who served as foreign minister in the government of the late President Habib Bourguiba.

Earlier in the day, police in Tunis fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse the latest demonstration calling for a new government and a new constitution on a third day of violence.

Huge protests

On Friday and Saturday, anti-government protesters held huge rallies calling for Mr Ghannouchi’s resignation.

At least three people were killed in clashes between hundreds of demonstrators and security forces in Tunis on Saturday.

Tunisia’s government had insisted it was introducing reforms as fast as it could, and that it was planning to hold elections by July.

“Police are giving protesters merciless beatings”

But those promises did not seem to satisfy the protesters, correspondents say.

The fall of Mr Ben Ali after 23 years in power sparked similar uprisings in the Arab world, including one that led to the downfall of long-time Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February and another under way in Libya.

The trigger for the protests in Tunisia was a desperate act by a young unemployed man on 17 December 2010.

Mohammed Bouazizi set fire to himself when officials in his town prevented him from selling vegetables on the streets of Sidi Bouzid without permission.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12591445

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Mohammed Ghannouchi was born on August 18th, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Ghannouchi

August 18th, 1941

August 18th

8 + 18 +2+0+1+0 = 29 = his personal year (from August 18th, 2010 to August 17th, 2011) = Consult experts.

29 year + 2 (February) = 31 = his personal month = Controversy.  Riots.

31 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday February 27th, 2011) = 58 = his personal day = Retirement.

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Taliban fighters during a patrol in Ghazni province on 23 January 2010
27 February 2011 Last updated at 15:52 ET

A Canadian national is missing in Afghanistan, Canadian officials have said.

A spokeswoman for the department of foreign affairs in Ottawa said the man – named as Colin Rutherford – had travelled to Afghanistan as a tourist.

The confirmation followed a statement by the Taliban saying they had captured someone from Canada.

The Taliban said they had detained the man in Ghazni province, south-west of the capital Kabul, for spying.

A spokesman said he was still being held and that “documents in his possession revealed his clandestine intelligence activities”. The statement said the Taliban would soon release a video of him.

Two French television journalists were kidnapped by the Taliban north-east of Kabul more than a year ago and are still being held.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12592860

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Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Sunday that a Canadian national has gone missing in Afghanistan while visiting the war-torn south Asian country as a tourist.A spokeswoman for the department of foreign affairs in Ottawa identified the missing man as 27-year-old Canadian traveler Colin Rutherford, adding that Canadian government was working with the Afghan authorities to trace him.

The Canadian response came after the Taliban claimed that it had captured a Canadian national in the province of Ghazni, accusing him of being a spy sent by Canadian authorities to discover the hideouts of “Afghan mujahedeen” in the region.

A Taliban spokesman said in a statement that the documents found to be in possession of the captured Canadian “revealed his clandestine intelligence activities”. The insurgent group also said it planned to release a video of the hostage soon.

However, the Canadian foreign affairs spokeswoman on Sunday rejected the Taliban group’s claims, insisting that Rutherford had visited Afghanistan as a tourist with the intention of learning the local Pashto language. But she did not mention when Rutherford was first reported to be missing.

Such kidnappings of foreign nations are common in Afghanistan, where the west-backed government under President Hamid Karzai is struggling to contain a resurgent Taliban insurgency. Two French nationals abducted by the Taliban north-east of Kabul are still being held by their captors.

from:  http://www.rttnews.com/Content/GeneralNews.aspx?Id=1563053&SM=1

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the first name.

Colin Rutherford

9 ( i is the 9th letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 3 (C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) = 26

[Because the first name Colin only has 5 letters, you start over with the first letter of the first name (C) as the “6th” letter.]

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he has the number 26 going on.

26 = Photos.  Media.  In the news.

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