Monday, June 13, 2011

Following elections in Turkey eleven wounded in a bomb blast

.- Eleven people were injured when a bomb exploded in the Turkish province of Sirnak, southeast of the country, near the border with Iraq, during the celebrations after Sunday's general. Said today the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the bomb exploded last night at a celebration in the main square of Sirnak, capital of that province, supporters of the pro-Kurdish Party for Peace and Democracy (BDP), which celebrated its crushing victory in this region.

Killing more than 100 faithful to Gadhafi in clash with rebels

At least a hundred brigades loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadhafi were killed in the last hours in clashes with rebels in the region of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, reported the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. The sources add that these clashes, a special virulence, have also claimed the lives of 15 rebels.

The area where the fighting is characterized by successive booms of explosions and exchanges of heavy fire, the sources explained, quoting a spokesman for the rebels fighting since February to get the hang of the regime in Tripoli. Forces loyal to Gadhafi have been forced to retrench and cut the road linking the capital to the border to try to block any rebel reinforcements, the sources indicated.

Syrian refugees in Turkey are close to seven thousand people

.- The number of refugees who have settled in border camps in recent days has risen to nearly seven thousand, according to Turkish officials said Monday. According to the Anadolu news agency, the Disaster Management and Emergency Situations reported that since yesterday entered Turkey thousand other Syrians, who were assigned to the fourth camp established in the border town of Boynudogru.

The number of Syrians who lived in camps in Turkey today, having been monitored his health and identity, had risen this morning up to six thousand 817 people. Crescent, an organization equivalent to the Red Cross in Muslim countries, provides three hot meals to the refugees in camps, while the Turkish population has provided them with clothing and cooking equipment.

Eight workers were exposed to radiation Fukushima

.- At least eight workers who tried to control the damaged reactor of a nuclear plant in northwest were exposed to more radiation than allowed under new safety rules, officials said Monday the government. Three of the six reactors at the Fukushima plant merged after the tsunami and the March 11 left without electricity to the complex.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from the area. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power, also known as TEPCO, earlier reported that two workers were exposed to more radiation than allowed. The exhibition of six workers was discovered after nearly two thousand 400 employees were tested, officials said.

Mubarak's health worsens colon cancer

The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has worsened considerably in recent days, following a colon cancer metastasis that have revealed the daily Al Rai. The Egyptian daily said the former president could undergo surgery in the next few hours in the International Hospital Sarm el-Sheikh, where he is hospitalized since last April.

Medical sources consulted by Al Rai, explained that given the situation faced by Mubarak, would be impossible to submit to chemotherapy and the choice is involved in the operating room. The health of Mubarak, who resigned on 11 February after 18 days of demonstrations against him in the Tahir Plaza, has worsened and reached into a coma, said the newspaper report.

Argentina Ban Ki Moon claims to sovereignty over the Malvinas

BUENOS AIRES, 13 Jun. The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has reiterated on Monday before the UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, the claim of the UK government to negotiate a solution to the historical dispute over sovereignty Falkland Islands. "England has systematically ignored UN resolution 2065, first for its own sake and then under the pretext that there had been a military dictatorship in 1982," said Fernandez de Kirchner at the conclusion of a meeting with Ban at the headquarters of the Executive Argentina.

The king of Jordan promises to speed up democratic reforms

Abdullah II, King of Jordan, has committed, Sunday, June 12 evening, with reforms leading to a parliamentary system, while warning against the risks of chaos which would carry the street protests. In a televised speech marking the twelfth anniversary of his accession to the throne, the first since the outbreak of protests in Jordan in mid-January, the monarch has supported a project to reform the electoral law, which would see members government either chosen by the king, but elected by parliament.

New earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, of magnitude 6

Christchurch, second city in New Zealand already hit by two earthquakes over the last ten months, was rocked Monday, June 13 by a series of earthquakes, which, according to initial reports, have only wounded. The city shook to the mid-day due to a quake of magnitude 5.2 with an epicenter 10 km from Christchurch and a depth of 11 km.

A few minutes later, another earthquake occurred, more violent, of magnitude 6, with an epicenter 14 km from the city and a depth of 11 km. "It was a nasty jolt. People will be shocked," said Mayor Bob Parker. Emergency services responded immediately, but it is too early to confirm whether there were injuries, "he added.

Libya: the regime refuses to negotiate a departure from Gaddafi

The spokesman for the Libyan government, Musa Ibrahim, said Sunday evening June 12 that the regime rejected any discussion of a departure of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, cutting off the supply of Turkey, which had guaranteed to his eventual exile. "Nobody has the right to ask the leader to leave. No one can come here with a plan that includes a departure from the leader," he repeated.

According to Mr Ibrahim, that suggestion was "immoral, illegal and had" no sense ". Fighting erupted Sunday for the second consecutive day the rebel forces Gaddafi in Libyan city of Zaouïa, only 50 km west of Tripoli. A representative of the insurgents in the city said the battles of yesterday were thirteen dead - rebels and civilians.

Turkey, with 50.3% of the votes Erdogan wins a third term

"We live this emotion" the premier said the turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to a crowd of supporters from a balcony of the headquarters of his party "Justice and Development Party in Ankara. Erdogan has won his third term at the helm of Turkey with 50.3% of the vote. But loses seats, conquering 328.

Two less than would be needed to enact constitutional reforms without going through the referendum. This was, in fact, one of the objectives of the leader of the AKP. In the previous consultation in 2007, the AKP had won 341 MPs. That obtained by the AKP is unamaggioranza absolute but assigns to the party of Prime Minister only 326 seats, four less than the threshold above which could then enact constitutional reforms to be ratified by a referendum.

Argentina .- The Government declared an agricultural emergency in Patagonia for the Chilean volcano ash

BUENOS AIRES, 13 Jun. Argentina's government declared an agricultural emergency in the provinces of Black River, Neuquén and Chubut, located in Patagonia, as a result of ash from the eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Chilean Caulle. "We will declare the emergency" has advanced the executive secretary of Emergency Agricultural Disaster, Haroldo Lebed, was quoted by state news agency, Telam.

The official explained that the measure reflects the situation of these provinces, "per se are drought emergency for three to four years" so that the ashes have been a "tremendous effect" on the crops. This declaration "will go to Law 26509, which allows domestic funds to help farmers affected by any weather phenomenon." Patagonia is one of the Argentine regions most affected by the eruption of the volcano in Chile, whose ashes have forced authorities to cancel all flights from 5 June to the 15th.

Libya says rebels still fighting near capital

.- Rebels fighting for a second day Sunday against the troops loyal to the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the city of Zawiyah, in fighting that came the revolt against the Government a few kilometers from the capital. A government spokesman in Tripoli said the rebels had tried to penetrate Zawiyah, about 50 kilometers from the capital but had been detained by government troops loyal to Gadhafi.

Turkey's Erdogan election win simple majority

.- The party of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, won parliamentary elections Sunday to get nearly 50 percent of the vote, implying that failed to muster enough seats to hold a referendum to change the constitution. Muslim Democracy candidate to enter the has become an important economic actor on the world stage since the AKP came to power in 2002.

The AKP will be forced to seek alliances with other parties to promote their plans to replace the existing constitution, written almost 30 years during a period of military rule. "People gave us his message of building a new constitution through consensus and negotiation," said Erdogan in his victory speech delivered from the balcony of the headquarters of AK in Ankara.

China rains cause flooding and at least 100 deaths

Heavy rains unleashed flooding and landslides in central and southern China, killing over 100 people and leaving large muddy areas which prevailed until a week ago a severe drought, local media reported Sunday. Forecasters warned that heavy rain lashing some areas will likely continue until Monday. In Yueyang, in the southern province of Hunan, weather stations recorded more than 200 millimeters of rain in six hours, the type of precipitation that occurs once every 300 years, reported China News Service, citing local sources.

Clinton announced that U.S. aid increases fourfold child malnutrition

.- The U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced today during his official visit to Tanzania, where he arrived yesterday, that the U.S. will quadruple your help to fight child malnutrition in the African country to reach seven million per year. According to Clinton, the administration of the current U.S.

president, Barack Obama has changed perceptions about child nutrition and has acted on the basis of scientific evidence indicates that good nutrition of a child in its first thousand days is essential, since that determines the rest of his life. Clinton, who met in Dar es Salaam Tanzanian Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda, and Deputy Minister of Ireland, Eamon Gilmore, spoke to the diplomats about the project that developed in Tanzania since last September, "A Thousand Days Nutrition.

Erdogan en route to a third victory in parliamentary elections in Turkey

Polls opened Sunday in Turkey for the parliamentary elections. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to power the favorite. All polls predict that the AKP, backed by the popular classes, will win the elections with a victory of magnitude reduced compared to the 2007 legislative elections, winning a third straight win since 2002.

The popularity of Mr. Erdogan, 57, relies heavily on the country's economic prowess: 17th world economy, Turkey is experiencing strong growth, with 8.9% in 2010. Over 50 million voters out of a population of some 73 million, are asked to vote in more than 200,000 polling stations to renew the 550-seat Parliament.

Syria, tanks come in Jisr al-Shughur Thousands of refugees to the border turkish

 - The Syrian army entered today in the town of Jisr al-Shughur in Idleb governorate in the north-west of the country, to "expel the armed groups" that would be present on site: the Syrian public television said. The entry of tanks into the city, near the border with Turkey at this time crossed by thousands of refugees, was preceded by heavy bombardments and attacks with firearms.

Jisr al-Shughur, has been described in recent days by local sources as a "ghost town" after the flight of thousands of residents to neighboring Turkey. "1300 victims of repression." The National Coordinating Committee, the main Syrian organization that organizes the protests, said that the bloody repression by the regime has so far caused the death of 1,300 civilians and ordered to President Bashar al-Assad to leave the power to transform Syria a democracy.

Dead in Somalia the head of al Qaeda in East Africa

The main suspect of organizing the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, the Comorian Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, 39, died Wednesday at a checkpoint by police in Mogadishu, sources said yesterday Kenyan and Somali . Mohamed had dual nationality, Comoros and Kenya. "It's the right ending for a terrorist who has brought so much death and grief," said Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, at the news.