Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Royal wedding

They arrived almost a week before the appointment for fear of not seeing the prince, wife and royal procession. Just because provident, camped just outside the entrance of the Gothic abbey of Westminster tomorrow to host the event of events (at least for them). The friendly campers who can not wait to enjoy the Royal Wedding, the royal marriage between William and Kate, are very young, since apart from a couple of kids with their parents, many of them well over seventy.

At least five dead in clashes in Yemen

In Aden in the south, clashes have also pitted the security forces in armed demonstrators who had proclaimed a day of "civil disobedience". Police fired on demonstrators opposed to President Saleh, who blocked roads with boulders, killing one protester and wounding three others. The response of the demonstrators left two people dead among the police, sources said police and medical.

Begun in late January, when the first uprisings in the Arab world, protests demanding the departure of the Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh, in power for thirty-two years, have killed over 150 people. On Monday, the spokesman for the Yemeni opposition announced it had agreed to the plan proposed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which provides a starting within weeks of President Saleh.

Regrets UN deaths in Yemen protests

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon regretted the 12 deaths and hundreds of injuries that occurred in the recent demonstrations against the regime of President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ban, said in a statement his press office, called on the warring parties in Yemen to "exercise maximum restraint and desist from acts of provocation." The UN secretary general, however, welcomed the peaceful transition that the country will start and said he hoped it was "acceptable to all", in addition to stress that only dialogue and mutual understanding will help overcome the current crisis and preserve its unity and integrity.

Two hundred deaths and the specter of Katrina tornadoes terrify the U.S. (and Obama)

At least 200 dead since the beginning of the wave of bad weather (but the number is expected to rise in all likelihood). Five states-Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia - forced to count the dead and declare a state of emergency. It 'a disaster of vast proportions that has engulfed the southern United States.

"The death toll is expected to grow," says Robert Bentley, governor of Alabama, the state hardest hit. The television images reminiscent of roofless houses, shops gutted, people trapped under the rubble, prepared makeshift shelters in churches and gymnasiums. The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant, one of the largest in the world, on the banks of the Tennessee River, remained without electricity and working with emergency generators.

Hamas does not seek to prevent Fatah to negotiate with Israel

Hamas does not seek to prevent Fatah to conduct peace negotiations with Israel, assured a senior leader of Palestinian Islamist movement Thursday, April 28, following an agreement between the two rivals on the formation of Palestinian government . Mahmoud Zahar, a leader of the Islamist group in Gaza said that Hamas remained on the same line: "no recognition (of Israel), no negotiation." But he added that the movement would not try to prevent Fatah of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek a peace agreement with Israel.

Suicide bomber detonates bomb in Iraq

At least eleven people were killed and over twenty injured in a suicide attack against a "huseiniya" Shiite mosque in a village near Baquba, 60 km northeast of Baghdad. The source said a suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives attached to his body inside the Al Hussein in the town of Balad Ruz, 30 miles east of Baquba, capital of Diyala province.

The number of fatalities could rise, since among the wounded there are some in serious condition. The source added that the church suffered major damage from the explosion. Following the attack security forces surrounded the area and strengthened its forces to prevent further attacks. Half way between Baghdad and the Iranian border, Balad Ruz was once a bastion of insurgency against the Iraqi authorities and was the scene of numerous attacks that killed hundreds.

About 250 killed by tornadoes in southern U.S.

Experts say that when the aftermath of a tornado can not see the walls of what was once a house is at the maximum devastation, Category 5. The walls do not appear in the images coming from the southern United States. The houses have been reduced to rubble and crushed to the ground in the wake of violent tornadoes that have killed nearly 250 people in six different states.

"I do not know how anyone could survive this destruction," says a witness. Trees uprooted, automobiles and high defying gravity the roof of a garage neighbor knocked shorting lines and water supplies disrupted the balance of the series of deadly tornadoes and storms of the past four decades, only in Alabama have taken the lives of more than 160 people.

Brazil .- Some 40 indigenous communities in Brazilian Amazon could be lost before their existence known

MADRID, 28 Abr. Some 40 indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon, "may disappear before we confirm their existence," she explained to the Indian Daily Buzz World Jose Carlos Meirelles, who participates in a meeting Thursday at Casa de America. Meirelles has said that since 1988 has confirmed the presence of 30 ethnic tribes in the Brazilian Amazon, while there is information on the possible existence of another 40 scattered communities in the area.

Canada, 35% turnout!

One stupid cliche has it that the Canadian policy is boring. On the contrary, the upcoming election push Ottawa to discover a very volatile electorate and taken to move voting en masse with no ideological problem. Although the elections will be held throughout the country on May 2, the system provides the usual three days of an election 22, 23 and 25 April and the attendance figures to what I would call an early vote early elections "marked Today a record +35% compared to the corresponding of the last elections.

In Syria, mass resignations within the Baath Party to protest against violence

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is facing an early dissident movement with the resignation of more than two hundred members of his party and a sense of discontent within the army after the violent repression of demonstrations democracy. Over two hundred and thirty members of the Baath party to power, have announced their resignations, some thirty in the region of Banias (North West) and two hundred and three in the region Houran (Deraa and its vicinity), in southern Country.

Syria called revolutionary new round of anger

At least 500 people have died, thousands have been arrested and dozens are missing in the six weeks of demonstrations in Syria, where the opposition called out to streets Friday to protest against the regime of Bashar al Assad. The Syrian human rights organization Sawasiah, founded by the jailed human rights lawyer Mohannad al-Hassani, reported that security forces have killed some 500 civilians to quell demonstrations to demand democratic reforms.

China is aging and urban

China's population is growing older and older and urban. The most populous country in the world today made public the data from the census conducted late last year, which shows the profound changes experienced as a result of the one-child policy and economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1978.

The Chinese with more than 60 years account for 13.26% of the total, 2.93 percentage points more than the previous count, conducted in 2000, while those who are 14 years or less accounted for 16.6%, 6, 29 points less. The total population of 1,339 million souls, which means an increase of 73.9 million in a decade.

Marrakech, an explosion in a cafe, 15 mortiPortavoce government: "It 's been an attack"

"The explosion is the result of a terrorist attack." He reports to the Communications Minister and government spokesman Moroccan Kahlid Naciri, about the outbreak in the cafe terrace 'Argana', not far from the Jamaa el-Fna, Marrakech's main square. The blast has killed at least 15 victims - most tourists - and 20 wounded.

"We found nails and pieces of iron in the bodies of victims of the explosion. - Reveals a city hospital medical source Ibn Tafila Fardiya - For this and other reasons behind the explosion, we are convinced that there is a terrorist attack. " At first it appeared the cause was arson outbreak of four gas canisters, but now the Moroccan police suspect a suicide attack.

Tensions between Thais and Cambodians amid ancient stones and nationalism

This is a Khmer temple that poisons relations in decades between Thailand and Cambodia. The international community recognizes the sovereignty of Cambodia on Preah Vihear Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. But for Thailand, Preah Vihear is within its natural border demarcated by the Dangrek Mountains.

And, although the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for a cease-fire, hostilities have not abated, Wednesday mid-morning. A Thai villager died, and since the beginning of this new series of clashes in February, tens of thousands of people fled the region. In Thailand, the militant nationalists of the "yellow shirts" a frontal attack on Prime Minister Abhisit and are quick to denounce as "traitors" all those who want to negotiate with Cambodia.

The UN fails to punish Syria

The Security Council UN failed to reach agreement on a joint statement condemning the violent repression of protesters Syria while Russia has warned that foreign interference could lead to civil war. Russia and China blocked a proposed statement by Britain, France, Portugal and Germany condemned the crackdown by the authorities in Syria against the demonstrations, which began March 15 that killed at least 453 people, according to activists.

Ouattara mourns death of military

The president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, said the death at the hands of his army sergeant Ibrahim Coulibaly, an ally in the war against former President Gbabgo, is "regrettable." Ouattara sent his condolences to the family of Coulibaly, who was part of his personal guard when he was prime minister (1990-1993) under the leadership of then president, Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

The new head of state said the sergeant, "if things have been like telling the press, is regrettable." "I send my sympathy to his family and parents," he said. Ibrahim Coulibaly headed the "Command invisible", a militia during the past four months he fought the forces of former President Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to accept the victory in the presidential Ouattara last December 3, 2010.

At least nine dead after rebels attack troops in the city Gaddafi Misrata

At least nine rebels were killed during the attack launched tonight Gadhafi troops with rockets and artillery on the rebellious city of Misrata, as reported by local medical sources. "15 of our rebels in a checkpoint near the front line have been attacked by troops with heavy artillery Gaddafi and then with rockets," said one doctor.

"We had seven of them dead and four wounded." Shortly after Libyan leader's forces have taken control of a border crossing with Tunisia after some hard fighting in the area with the rebels, according to one witness explained. Previously been reported that government forces had bombed rebel positions near the crossing point.

Palestine, Fatah and Hamas agree to a

The news was reported and Egyptian intelligence has surprised even some of the most acute observers of affairs in the Middle East who also followed the talks closely, very private, taking place between Fatah and Hamas. Objective, unlock the political stalemate and the rivalries that have crippled the already fragile Palestinian institutional structures.

The objective seems to have been reached late yesterday evening, when the international news agencies, argued that a statement Egyptian Intelligence said: "The consultations have been concluded with a full understanding on all issues under discussion, including the formation of a interim government with some specific tasks and the date for elections.

Video - Video of French Hostages: staging and show of force

Detained opposition leader in Uganda

The Ugandan opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was arrested by police from the African country for the fourth time in a month, a day after his release from prison, where he remained for five days, local media reported. Besigye, a candidate for president of Uganda in elections last February, he was again arrested for participating in demonstrations organized by several opposition groups proposing to walk to work in protest at the shortages of fuel and consumer goods basic.

The CIA director Gates relieve the front of Pentgono

Barack Obama prepares to make a major reshuffle at the top of your security team with the appointment of the current CIA director, Leon Panetta, the new secretary of Defense, and General David Petraeus, head of operations in Afghanistan, at the head of the spy agency. They relay that will bring different styles of command, but no significant changes in foreign policy.

Panetta replaced, as confirmed by the U.S. press officials, Robert Gates, whose exit onto half of the management of this Government, was expected since Obama agreed to maintain the position that it occupied during the last years of the Administration George Bush. The decision to put Petraeus in the gap left Panetta responds primarily to the will of the president to keep close to a military whose recommendations are considered very valuable in the White House.

Brazil .- The Brazilian Veronica Valois presents his first album in Santiago after having the support of Carlinhos Brown

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, 28 Abr. Brazilian singer-songwriter of Spanish origin Veronica Valois presented Thursday in Santiago de Compostela their first album, which bears his name after returning from a tour of Brazil which was attended by renowned artists like his teacher, Carlinhos Brown, Jack Veloso, Socorro Lira or Nelson Rufino.

The concert will be held at the Borriquita, will be broadcast live from the youtube website, which is repeated in all his performances this summer in Rio country and Spain, so that will become a "pioneer" in Galicia Using this platform, as indicated concert promoters. His first album, 'Veronica Valois', was released last December 2010, and is characterized by the strong fusion of Brazilian music - and the "axé" from Bahia - with Hispanic rhythms.

Crolla consent European nuclear

Ignoring for a moment the pathetic back down on nuclear program of the Italian government (not to make a quorum in the referendum of 12 and 13 June and did not bring enough Italians to vote against the "legal impediment"), it is interesting to see how the collapse of the consensus Atomic Energy Agency has infected almost all of Europe.

Maybe a consequence of the fact that, following the nuclear disaster Japanese, has finally begun to understand that the welfare in industrial societies do not necessarily lie in increasing the supply of energy (or general merchandise), but also in reducing of their application? In the three main European countries, nuclear energy is increasingly seen less favorably.

Barack Obama responds to controversy over his birthplace

Barack Obama has "no time for such nonsense," but still wanted to speak, Wednesday, April 27, regarding the controversy over his birthplace. Some of his opponents who doubts that the U.S. president to be well born in Honolulu, the capital of the State of Hawaii. "We have no time for such nonsense. We have better things to do.

I have better things to do. We must find solutions to major problems and I am sure that is possible, but c is on them that we must focus "not on this controversy," Obama said in a speech. To silence rumors about the subject, the White House also released for the first time the long version of the birth certificate of the president.

U.S. says Libya could have killed up to 30 thousand civilians

.- The U.S. government said today difficult to estimate the number of civilians who have died in Libya since Muammar Gadhafi launched its bloody military campaign against the rebels, but believes there could be up to 30 thousand victims. The U.S. ambassador to Tripoli, Gene Cretz, located in Washington since the State Department suspended the operations of its representation in Libya, told reporters it was "very difficult" to determine how many have been killed so far by the attacks Gadhafi forces loyal to the rebels.

Palestinians agree to unity government, Israeli concern

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said the president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Mahmoud Abbas, could not wait to forge a peace agreement with Israel if it agreed a reconciliation with the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). The agreement Fatah and Hamas agreed to form a transitional government of unity to the holding of presidential and legislative elections in a year, a document signed by Abbas and the head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, on Thursday in Cairo .

Morocco Square explosion kills 14

A strong explosion occurred at a cafe in the central square of Marrakech, Morocco, killing at least 14 people and wounded dozens of different nationalities, said the Moroccan Ministry of Interior. Moroccan emergency services are the scene removing victims, including employees and customers are the cafeteria, while police cordoned off the area around the Place Jamaa El Fna, the main tourist center of Marrakesh.

UN condemns violence in Syria

Shots were heard in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday at Deraa, a city in southern Syria where the Syrian army entered into force on Monday and opened fire on residents. "Tanks are stationed, and roadblocks entrances to the city ", preventing people from entering Deraa, said an activist for human rights, Abdullah Abazid.

He further indicated that "intensive weapons fire were heard" in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday at Deraa. He said soldiers have defected and are facing the army encircles Deraa, birthplace of the protest movement on March 15. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad seems to have chosen the military to crush the protest movement unprecedented gripping the country for six weeks.