Three items of good news, first, I’m back; second, I’ve finished my final two courses for my master’s degree; and third, my relief reported aboard! The bad news is that he’s leaving again for two months of schools, so it’s just been a tease for the last two weeks. I’ll be blogging regularly again starting tomorrow.
Terror in the heart of London
– Terrorists ripped into the heart of the British capital in a series of apparently coordinated explosions during yesterday’s morning rush hour, killing at least 37 and injuring hundreds while bringing chaos to the city’s subways, bus systems and car-jammed streets.
Threat level increased to ‘high’ for U.S. mass transit
– Machine-gun-toting police officers accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs swept through the Washington area’s Metro stations, trains and buses yesterday, after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff raised the terrorist threat-level on mass transit systems to Code Orange, or high.
Death Toll From London Blasts Rises
– The death toll rose to 50 Friday morning as London police escalated what authorities described as the most extensive criminal investigation in British history to track down the perpetrators of Thursday’s assault on the city’s transportation system.
Attacks strengthen Londoners’ resolve
– LONDON — London’s financial district was a sea of pinstripe suits yesterday as workers tried to get home in a city crippled by bombings, all the while vowing one thing: to not change a single habit in response to the attacks.
Abducted Egyptian ambassador killed
– Terrorists in Iraq killed Egypt’s ambassador yesterday, five days after he was kidnapped from a Baghdad street, Egyptian officials announced at the United Nations and in Cairo.