Friday, April 8, 2011

The Embassy of France in Cote d'Ivoire targeted by rocket fire

Gbagbo's camp has denied being behind the attacks. At the same time, the Licorne force helicopters attacked the area where the residence where Mr. Gbagbo is entrenched with his final four of the faithful. By late evening, the operations officer for the maintenance of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, however, indicated that Gbagbo's forces had regained some ground to control neighborhoods in the Plateau and Cocody.

Three children die in a new case of contaminated milk in China

Three children died and 35 people were poisoned in north-western China after drinking milk contaminated with nitrite, a substance used for curing meats. Most people are poisoned children younger than 14 years. They were hospitalized in two schools in the city of Pingliang. The two farms suspected of causing the contamination were shut down and their managers are under investigation.

Several food poisoning scandals have recently erupted in China. In 2008, at least six children have died and nearly 300 000 have fallen ill because of milk powder containing melamine, a chemical industrial diluted milk to artificially enhance the protein content.

Obama hopes to avoid the standoff on the budget with the republicans

Barack Obama hopes that a new night of negotiations between Republicans and Democrats will lead Friday over an agreement covering the fiscal year end 2011 - 30 September - in extremis to avoid a paralysis of public services to states USA. The U.S. president has again received Thursday night at the White House the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, and the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Harry Reid.

UN mission to investigate violations of humanitarian law in Libya

.- A mission of three experts from the United Nations Organization (UNO) will begin his trip to Libya on Sunday to investigate violations of international humanitarian law committed by forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi and opposition groups. The commission, appointed by the Human Rights Council is formed by the war crimes expert Cherif Bassiouni, the Canadian exjuez and first president of the ICC, Philippe Kirsch, and Jordanian lawyer and former minister Asma Khader.

TAM Brazil .- invest over 200 million in the acquisition of two A330 for its fleet renewal

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 8. TAM will invest 300 million dollars (207 million) in expanding their options to buy two Airbus A330 to its fleet, valued at that amount at list prices, devoted to aircraft flights to Frankfurt, New York and London , announced the airline. The airline expects to receive the first of these aircraft in April and another next May.

The company, which currently has a fleet of 152 aircraft, will increase its fleet to 156 aircraft later this year. With the addition of the first aircraft, TAM will increase from four to six weekly frequencies between Rio de Janeiro and New York (USA.). The first of these departures will begin operations in May, while the second output is pending approval of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), but is expected to start in August.

Duékoué massacre: "An impartial investigation of international justice is necessary"

After the massacre of large-scale attack in Duekoue 29 and March 30, only the UN mission (UNOCI) has designated the Republican Forces (FRCI) pro-Ouattara as responsible for "most" of killings committed in the city of West. NGOs, they remain cautious and cite several tracks. They argue for an independent investigation conducted by the International Criminal Court.

Florent Geel is responsible for Africa of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). Things are still unclear and should be taken with great caution. What is certain is that at least 816 people were killed in Duékoué. What is more certain is that they have been in the space of two days, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday, March 30, when taking the city by FRCI.

ATRS account for the 'close' the U.S. Government

Washington remains in the lack of consensus within hours of the deadline for closing the U.S. federal government, which will affect all non-essential federal services and will require the temporary suspension of work and salaries of 800,000 civil servants. Financial disagreements on the budget of the White House in 2011 have given way to a showdown between Democrats and Republicans on the public funding of family planning and some cases of abortion and environmental reform plans.

Côte d'Ivoire, "this conflict is crucial for the future of democracy in Africa"

It is present on the basis of an agreement on defense cooperation that dates back to the country's independence in 1960. The agreement, which is still formally in force, provides that the French army could intervene if the country's institutions are attacked. It is also one of the first elements of the dispute between Laurent Gbagbo and France, since 2002, when the rebellion began in the north, he unsuccessfully sought the intervention of France, which in the time, did not want to mediate the conflict between North and South.

More Israeli bombing put the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza

.- A new Israeli bombing at noon today claimed the lives of three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, bringing to ten the number of Palestinians killed in violence between both sides for 24 hours. The new Israeli attacks came after Hamas declared yesterday around midnight a unilateral ceasefire to end armed escalation in Gaza is recorded, in addition to the ten dead has caused 45 wounded.

Medical sources said the Hamas government, the latest attack was done by a bomber who fired at a group of people who were standing next to a mosque in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, on Friday, the Muslim holiday. The missile also caused an undetermined number of injuries, including a mother and daughter who are in serious condition.

The repression of the Syrian rge causes at least 17 dead in south pas

The repression of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad does not yield to popular pressure. In fact, after heavy protests from the city of Dera hoyen in the south of the country, Syrian state television has said that several armed groups have killed 19 policemen. Previously, Syrian security forces used live ammunition to disperse thousands of protesters gathered at the epicenter of the protests against President Bashar al-Assad, killing at least 17 dead and dozens wounded, medics said.

Middle East in flames, fights and mortiin Yemen and Syria

Continuing unrest in the Arab world. After Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, the wind of freedom and democracy that is wiping out the old dictators have also plagued the Middle East and Persian Gulf countries. Two all: Syria and Yemen. The script is roughly the same: the crowd that took to the streets and the police shooting, killing and wounding.

And this Friday, a day of prayer for the faithful Muslim, was a day of blood. It 'happened this morning in Taiz in the south of Yemen, where security forces opened fire on demonstrators, killing two people. The city is one of the most active of the protest in January calls for the dismissal of Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power for 32 years.

Côte d'Ivoire: Duékoué, the shock of a major massacre

On 1 April, a brief statement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stated: "At least 800 people were killed March 29 during communal violence in the Carrefour district of the city of Duekoue, in western country. " Since early December, and the refusal of the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to recognize the victory in the presidential election of his rival Alassane Ouattara - victory recognized by the international community - the violent clashes between the two sides have claimed many victims.

Six people die when colliding with a tanker vehicle of NATO

.- At least six civilians were killed when the vehicle hit the truck carrying a tank against NATO in southwestern Pakistan, said a police source told Efe. The civilians were riding in a van that crashed into the tanker of NATO in the city of Quetta, capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan, which was heading towards the Afghan border, the source said.

Shaman step, which was moving toward the truck, and the Khyber, further north, are the major land routes to Afghanistan. Vehicles supplied to foreign troops in neighboring Afghanistan tend to be attacked at several points on its route in Pakistan. Tankers are often torched by insurgents, but also various criminal organizations attacking the vehicles with supplies for NATO, where it can be, among other products, electronic equipment, the most lucrative on the black market.

Attack peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, rejects Hillary

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined the Secretary General of the Organization of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, denouncing "unacceptable attacks against the peacekeeping troops of the UN" in Ivory Coast. During a meeting in Washington, Clinton and Ki-moon discussed international efforts to support the people of Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo forced to step aside immediately, "according to State Department spokesman, Mark Toner .

The UN confirms the finding of more than 100 dead in western Ivory Coast

When Laurent Gbagbo, the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, met in Abidjan one week defending the president's troops recognized by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, the situation for the Ivorian continues to worsen. The UN has confirmed the discovery of more than a hundred corpses in the last 24 hours in the West.

The agency, which described as "alarming" situation in Abidjan, the economic capital, has requested the opening of humanitarian corridors for the thousands of prsonas fleeing violence. The dead are added to the 800 of which informed the International Committee of the Red Cross last week in the area of Duekoue.

Libya, friendly fire and the front property line

Benghazi - rebels and civilians fleeing Ashdabia. In another day of war, the loyalist forces of Colonel Gaddafi gain ground. The situation at 8 am, it is relatively quiet at the front, which for over a week is 40 kilometers from Brega, halfway through the ghost town of Ashdabia. The rebels appear to be the most organized of the past days, although the coordination continues to take water from all sides.

New strong earthquake in northeastern Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale occurred Thursday, April 7, thirty miles north-east coast of Japan, according to the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey Institute). This strong jolt, identified as a replica of the earthquake that devastated the exceptional northeast of the island on March 11, left four dead and 140 wounded.

Two women of 83 and 63 years and two men aged 79 and 85 were killed. According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at 25.6 km depth. It was felt as far away as Tokyo, 400 kilometers south, where buildings and houses shook for tens of seconds. The earthquake of 11 March, a magnitude 9, caused a tsunami of at least 10 meters.

At least two dead and scores injured in Yemen protests

.- At least two people were killed and scores injured when security forces dispersed thousands of protesters Yemenis in the town of Taez, south of Sanaa, according to hospital Al Safwa of that city. About 25 people were injured by bullets and nearly 200 demonstrators were cases of suffocation from tear gas fired by police against protestors.

Around half a million people gathered in the plaza today Horreya (Freedom Square) in downtown Taez to follow the Muslim midday prayer, according to Efe could verify. After the prayer, the celebration began several funerals of the demonstrators killed in Monday's protests against the regime of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, that left twelve dead.

New quake in Japan: two dead and 132 injured

At least two people were killed and 132 injured in the earthquake of 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale that struck yesterday Japan's northeast coast, local agency Kyodo reported. The quake was centered 40 kilometers deep and the same distance from the coast of Miyagi province, hardest hit by the quake and tsunami nine degrees March 11, with more than seven thousand seven hundred dead.

The Japanese authorities have warned that the new quake, which reached an intensity of six on the Japanese scale closed more than seven, may cause new replicas, so people have asked to be prepared to this contingency. The two victims of the earthquake was recorded in Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi province virtually swept by the tsunami of 11 March and Obanazawa, in the province of Yamagata.

Remotely see a rebel victory in Libya

It is unlikely that the rebel forces managed to overthrow the Libyan regime of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi, considered the chief of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Carter Ham. Asked at a Senate hearing on the chances that the Libyan opposition to "fight their way" in Tripoli and replace Gadhafi, Ham said, "evaluate this as a low probability." Ham estimated that the air strikes launched by the international coalition on March 19 helped "significantly reduce" the regime's ability to target civilians, with the exception of the city of Misrata.

Almost a million households in Japan are still without electricity after an earthquake of 7.1

Nearly one million Japanese households are now without electricity and nuclear power Onagawa has been a leak of radioactive water after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that killed three people last night and hit the areas devastated by the tsunami of 11 March. Half an hour before midnight yesterday shook northeastern Japan with the replica that has felt stronger since 9 earthquake, which struck the coast of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima four weeks ago.

Brazil .- Start the wake of the victims of the slaughter of Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 8. Families of 12 victims of the slaughter at a school in Rio de Janeiro have begun on Friday wakes and funerals, while dozens of people come to the school to pray in front of the makeshift shrine that have been created with flowers and crosses in honor deceased children. Ten girls and two boys between 12 and 15 years old died on Thursday after a former student identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 23, entered the municipal school Tasso da Silveira, located in the neighborhood of Realengo in western the city of Rio de Janeiro, and opened fire on students.

'Friendly fire', NATO Secretary scusaIl Libyan rebel leader Tuesday in Rome

NATO apologizes in second place. He expressed his regret for the victims of 'friendly fire' of Brega on Wednesday the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The statement comes a few hours after the deputy commander of the mission 'Unified Protector' in Libya, Rear Admiral Russ Harding: "I do not apologize because until then we had not seen any tank-led insurgents." "Today - he explained - we have documentary evidence of tanks attacking civilians, as we know that they are used civilians as human shields and that the army of Gaddafi is positioning tanks near mosques and schools, to prevent their bombarded with us.

Haiti: Michel Martelly, a political novice meet the immense challenge of reconstruction

Five Palestinians killed and 35 wounded by Israeli attacks in Gaza

Five Palestinians were killed and 35 wounded in the last hours in the Gaza Strip in several Israeli airstrikes, Palestinian medical sources said. According to sources, the dead were two Palestinian militants in the town of Rafah, a policeman in Junes Yan, a militant Islamist movement Hamas in the south of Gaza City and the fifth is a civilian, whose origin has not been been determined.

All these Israeli air strikes came after the armed wing of Hamas, the Brigades of Al Azedin Kasen, attacked with antitank rocket at an Israeli bus that ran through the territory of Israel near the Gaza border and the resulting injured the driver and a young, Israeli military sources said.

Two killed, 132 injured quake leaves Japan today

.- At least two people were killed and 132 injured in the earthquake of 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale that rocked northeast coast, local agency Kyodo reported. The quake occurred at 23:32 local time Thursday (1432 GMT) with epicenter at 40 kilometers deep and the same distance from the coast of Miyagi province, hardest hit by the tsunami and the March 11, more seven thousand 700 people.

Ouattara Gbagbo says he is besieged in the presidential residence

The president-elect of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, recognized by the international community, today announced the blockade of the presidential palace where the president in power, Laurent Gbagbo, with his family. "A blockade has been established in the area residence to ensure the safety of the inhabitants of the neighborhood, "Ouattara said in a message to the nation broadcast on Ivorian TV (TCI) controlled by the field.

Ordered the arrest of Videla and his Minister of Interior for the murder of a bishop

BUENOS AIRES, April 8. A federal judge in Argentina's La Rioja province (northwest) has ordered the arrest of former military dictator Jorge Rafael Videla and to be his interior minister Albano Harguindeguy in connection with the murder of Bishop Enrique Angelelli and activist, committed in August 1976.

Daniel Piedra Herrera judge signed the order Thursday after taking a statement from both, said Friday the Argentine newspaper 'La Nacion'. Joining them were twelve other people charged in connection with this case. Videla, 85, currently serving detention in the prison of the garrison of Campo de Mayo (Buenos Aires), while Harguindeguy, 83, is under house arrest.

Humala soars in polls

The latest election poll released yesterday to the foreign press in Lima by Ipsos gives the nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala is a clear advantage for Sunday's election with 28% of voting intentions. Behind this lies Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, jailed for crimes against humanity, with 21%, followed closely by the exmandatario Alejandro Toledo and former Minister of Economics Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (aka PPK), both with 18%.

Dilma Rousseff decreed three days of official mourning for the slaughter at a school in Rio de Janeiro

BRASILIA, April 7. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has declared Thursday a three-day official mourning for the death of eleven people in a shooting at a school in Rio de Janeiro, while he lamented the demise of the "brasileñitos" that "as early "Life has Period. At least eleven people, including 10 children, were killed Thursday during a shootout in the municipal school Tasso da Silveira, located in the neighborhood of Realengo, west of the city of Rio de Janeiro, around 0830 hours (13.30 hours in mainland Spain).

Japan, water leaks from Onagawa Four new deaths from the quake

Water leaks have been detected in the nuclear Onagawa (Miyagi prefecture) as a result of the earthquake yesterday (Read the report). He said that public television NHK, citing the operator Tohoku Electric, stated that there has been no change in radiation levels outside the plant. The loss of water would have been assessed at 8-9, mainly generated by the cooling tanks of spent fuel of reactors 1 and 2, then a potential of radioactivity.