Tuesday, August 16, 2011

China: Tibetan monk burns himself

Dramatic step of a Buddhist monk: In protest against Beijing's rule over the Tibetans, he has ignited in the southwest of China itself. Human rights activists now fear a crackdown by security forces in the region. Beijing - The self-immolation occurred in southwest China: A Buddhist monk's life has taken, as he himself put it in fire.

He protested against the policies that the Chinese government, which has occupied Tibet for decades. The 29-year-old Tsewang Norbu had kindled in Dawu Garze prefecture in the Tibetan, told the Free Tibet organization spread out from London in a release. He had "been drinking gasoline, are splashed with gasoline and set his clothing on fire." In addition, he had called protest slogans like "We are the Tibetan people, we want freedom" and "Long live the Dalai Lama." The official Chinese news agency Xinhua confirmed the suicide of the monk.

The Brazilian Senate adds efforts to battle against the corruption

Today is a significant day for Brazilian politics. For the first time in the history of democracy in this country, a president raises the flag of ethics and morality in governance and expelled dozens of ministers and senior public-some already arrested by the police, and for the first time, senators from different parties supporting the government have created a movement supporting President Rousseff to persevere in its effort to bring morality to politics.

Obama announces plan to regain employment

With an eye toward the 2012 elections, the U.S. president, Barack Obama is expected to announce new measures today in Iowa to boost job creation, on the second day of his trip to the Middle East that began yesterday in Minnesota and conclude tomorrow in Illinois. High levels of unemployment in the country (over 9%) could hinder their re-election in presidential elections next year, what has motivated this mini tour in three states in which his party won in the 2008 election .

Mubarak trial postponed again

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the death of protesters during the popular uprising that led to his ouster in February, was postponed to September 5. The judge Rifaat Ahmed ordered the trial, which was broadcast live, no longer be televised until sentencing.

U.S. coasts reveals Fukushima radiation arrival

Scientists at the San Diego campus of the University of California discovered radioactive sulfur from Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima Daiichi in the U.S. west coast, without posing a threat. The team found an observatory near San Diego adjacent to two kinds of sulfur oxide, and both were considered radioactive sulfur 35, said Tuesday a dispatch from Kyodo.

The sulfide 35 was detected in late March and early April last, after the March 11 earthquake generated a tsunami that devastated the east coast where several nuclear plants are built, including the Fukushima Daiichi, the most affected. Traces of radioactive substances as iodine, it is believed they came to various parts of the United States from Japanese nuclear plant problems.