Last updated Thursday, 6 January 2011

Saudis capture a vulture "trained by Israeli Mossad"
Photo: Daily Mirror
A VULTURE was captured near a sheikh’s palace after security experts claimed it was spying.
The Saudi Arabian royal’s staff are convinced it was trained by Israeli secret service Mossad.
They said it was wearing a transmitter and metal leg bracelet with the words “Tel Aviv University”.
But university researchers said the vulture was part of a study on bird migration and its transmitter helped students follow it. The university has demanded the bird’s release.

Now experts claim hundreds of birds found dead in Louisiana may have hit power lines as spate of deaths leaves scientists baffled
Daily Mail
Death on the highway: The internet has been abuzz with conspiracy theories about secret government experiments and a looming Armageddon
Mystery has surrounded the deaths of thousands of birds within days of each other across America, with scientists blaming New Year's Eve fireworks, thunderstorms, parasites and even poison.
Mail Online>>


Woman commits suicide on Facebook... and none of her 1,048 online friends help
Mail Online
A woman posted a chilling suicide note on Facebook - prompting sickening messages from her online friends.
Before committing suicide on Christmas Day, Simone Back updated her status saying: 'Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone.'
But none of the 1,048 friends she had on the social networking site even attempted to contact the 42-year-old in person to stop her. Mail Online>>


Surge in Britons converting to Islam
The Telegraph
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White women lead a wave of Britons embracing Islam, with a 50 per cent rise in converts living in this country in a decade according to a new report.
The number of converts to Islam may have risen from around 60,000 in 2001 to up to 100,000, according to estimates in a report for the Faith Matters organisation. READ MORE>>

100,000 fish die near town where 5,000 blackbirds fell from sky
Daily Mirror
A SECOND mysterious disaster killed 100,000 fish on the day 5,000 birds dropped dead from the sky in the same US state, it was revealed yesterday.
Shoals of drum fish corpses littered a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River and washed up near Ozark city.

A tugboat operator found them on New Year’s Eve at the same time that flocks of blackbirds started smashing into the ground at the Arkansas town of Beebe, 125 miles away. Daily Mirror>>

Plague of snakes and crocodiles threaten flood-hit Australians
Daily Mirror
THE “Biblical” flood wreaking havoc in Australia has unleashed a plague of crocs, deadly snakes and spiders.
Extra snakebite anti-venom has been airlifted into the city of Rockhampton, one of the worst-hit parts in the state of Queensland.

Mayor Brad Carter, said: “Snakes have been swimming at people’s feet as they make their way in the water.
Daily Mirror>>

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