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GROWING DAVID PETRAEUS SCANDAL. New Developments David Petraeus scandal grows
Apparently General Petraeus let his guard down about managing his public image. But when it came to Paula Broadwell he seemed eager to throw the rulebook away. Meanwhile, the investigation was triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, as messages’ recipient was perceived by woman as a threat to her relationship with CIA director.

ISRAEL DRAWN INTO SYRIA FIGHTING. Israeli military fires Missile into Syria.
Israel has been drawn into the fighting in the neighboring country by firing a warning shot on Sunday after a stray mortar from Syria hit a military post in the Golan Heights. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and subsequently annexed it.

STRONG MYANMAR QUAKE. 5.8 Magnitude Leaves Dozen Dead
A powerful earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck northern Myanmar on Sunday and toppled a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas, while leaving people dead.

LEADING FIRST LADIES. China’s Imperceptible Spouses.
Peng Liyuan is now popular, but her image won’t be splashed across any front pages, or on TV. Following China’s once-a-decade leadership transition, her husband becomes China’s new topper, while she may be out of sight and out of mind.

INDIANAPOLIS EXPLOSION. Death and Devastation.
A roaring explosion that leveled two homes and set two others ablaze in a huge fire forced about 200 people from an Indianapolis neighborhood where at least one person was killed. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and inflicted other damage on more than a dozen homes. Two people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the explosion and fire.