Monday, June 27, 2011

Tropical storm leaves 90 000 homeless in Philippines

At least two people were killed, 15 missing, 90 000 are affected and more than 700 000 were affected in Northern Philippines (photo) by the passage of tropical storm "Meari" which also hit southeastern South Korea . The National Council for Disaster Reduction and Management of the Philippines (NDRRMC) presented the preliminary assessment of damages "Meari" after three consecutive days of strong winds and heavy rains in the north of the country.

Israel "determined" to stop the second flotilla to Gaza

The Israeli security cabinet ordered the navy, Monday, June 27, to stop the international flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, avoiding confrontations with pro-Palestinian activists will be on board. The vessels in the fleet should from Greece in the coming days. The statement said the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued after a meeting of the security cabinet, "the State of Israel is determined to prevent the arrival of the flotilla to Gaza." The ten boats which will be the second fleet to carry Gaza militants on board twenty-two countries and humanitarian aid.

Gays persecuted in Russia

"We are locked in a cell for two to four feet, nine. We are suffocating. It's like being in a sauna. The police refused to give us water." They have defied the authorities by introducing a cell phone in their cell, escaped the raid, and publishing, on Facebook, updates on their detention. 14 are the homosexual activists, who, on Saturday afternoon were detained in St. Petersburg, for demonstrating in a Gay Pride banned by the authorities. A prohibition that is common to all attempts of the Russian movement Glbt take to the streets to demand equal rights. It happened last May 28 in Moscow (twenty arrested), but also in the Slav Pride 2008. Their event, the day when New York celebrated its yes to gay marriage, lasted less than five minutes: the time to display some banners and a protester being beaten by homophobic.

Japanese parents protest in Fukushima

Angry parents marched with hundreds of people in the Japanese city Fukushima to demand the protection of children to radiation, more than three months of the great earthquake and tsunami that triggered the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years. "We want our lives back, we want to live like before the earthquake in happy families," said Hiroko Sato, who marched in heavy rain accompanied by his nephews, three and seven years, with banners saying "nuclear" and " A Fukushima enough.

The Hague: ICC issued the arrest of Gaddafi

Libya's dictator accused of crimes against humanity. Now the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued arrest warrant against Muammar al-Gaddafi and his son and brother. Gaddafi and his son and his brother were in the criminal sense personally responsible for the crimes that were committed to quell the popular uprising in Libya, was chief prosecutor Luis Ocampo claims.

He presented the court with a more than 70-page indictment with more than 1,200 individual documents before. By all 116 Member States warrants of the ICC are obliged to arrest the 69-year-old Gadhafi and the co-defendants, if there is a possibility. Gaddafi that his country is leaving soon, however, is not likely.

The jacket by Michael Jackson "Thriller" sold 1.8 million

This is one of the twentieth century jackets most famous in the world. The leather jacket red and black worn by Michael Jackson in the Thriller video was sold, Sunday, June 26, $ 1.8 million at an auction held in Beverly Hills, California, at the second anniversary of the death of "King of Pop".

The jacket has been sold ten times more than the price charged by the house Julien's Auctions, which organized the auction and was estimated between 200 000 to 400 000 dollars. The buyer, Milton Verret, a native of Austin (Texas), already has another jacket Michael Jackson and U2 guitars signed by the members of the group.

The ICC must decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Kadhafi

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday, June 27 to decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity committed in Libya since mid-February. The judges' decision will be made at a court in The Hague, 13 hours. It should last about an hour. In a motion filed May 16, the prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked judges to issue warrants of arrest against Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and the head of the intelligence services Abdallah al-Sanusi.

Start the trial of a leader of the Red Khmer holocaust in Cambodia

Today began the trial of four leaders of the Red Khmer still living for the crimes committed by the Maoist organization more than three decades ago in Cambodia, which killed nearly two million people, a quarter of the population, through torture, executions, starvation and exhaustion. Aged and abandoned by the army of guerrillas to spray the country who ordered the three men and women who were part of the leadership led by Pol Pot, face charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, murder , torture and persecution on religious and race against the minority Muslim Chams, Vietnamese people and the community of monks.

Venezuela: the mystery surrounding the health of Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has a habit of making speeches rivers for several hours on national television once a week, has disappeared from screens for two weeks. In the middle of an official visit to Cuba, the Venezuelan president, aged 56, had surgery June 10 emergency, for a pelvic accumulation in the lower abdomen.

Shake 5.2 degrees earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province

An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked the district Nangqian Yushu Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, according to the Center of the China Seismological Network. The quake occurred at 15:48 local time, with epicenter at 32.4 degrees north latitude and 95.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 kilometers, said Xinhua.

In April 2010 a quake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Yushu, mostly inhabited by Tibetans, where two thousand 700 people died.

Greece, it's the second drastic austerity plan

The economic program intended to Greece out of its crisis states by 2015 budget savings of 28.4 billion euros from privatization amounted to 50 billion. For 2011, the extra effort is 6.4 billion. The euro area has conditioned the continuation of financial support to countries for adoption by the parliament, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this plan and its implementing legislation.

The objective is to reduce the public deficit to 1.1% in 2015 to curb debt, currently at 350 billion euros. Here are the main measures, divided almost equally between revenue (15 billion euros) and expenditure cuts (13.8 billion), in addition to a first austerity plan in 2010, focusing on wage cuts in the civil service and pension reform.