ONS: 05 April 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on April 5, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Fighting continued in Abidjan near Gbagbo’s home.
  • ASIA: British PM Cameron pledged money to Pakistan’s schools.
  • EUROPE: European Commission President Barroso called on Tunisia to help solve the migration crisis.
  • LATIN AMERICA: Martelly won the Haitian presidential election.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Security officials killed 2 protesters overnight in Yemen.
  • TECHNOLOGY: At least 50 major companies said the identities of customers who had email subscription accounts were compromised.

TOP STORIES

  • Libya: Opposition scoff at idea of Gaddafi’s son taking over
    • The opposition said they would grant Gaddafi and his family safe passage out of Libya if he were to give up fighting.
    • The opposition hoped to ship 1 million barrels of oil to Qatar to sell on the world market.
    • Seif al Islam said former FM Koussa did not betray Gaddafi when he fled to the UK because the regime knew he was leaving for health reasons.
    • Coverage: CNN, Reuters, BBC

AFRICA

  • Algeria: Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia threatened to fire members of a state-armed militia used in fighting Islamists because they are protesting government plans to dissolve their units. (AP)
  • Egypt: The crime rate has risen 200% since the Mubarak regime fell. (AP)
  • Ivory Coast: Ouattara’s forces overran Gbagbo’s home in Abidjan as Ouattara’s envoy to France, Ally Coulibaly, said Gbagbo is negotiating his surrender. (BBC, AFP)

ASIA

  • Region: South Korea expressed concern to Japan about pumping radioactive water into the ocean to help stabilize Fukushima nuclear plant. (AFP)
  • Afghanistan: Several hundred people gathered at Kabul University chanting “death to America” and “we want the burner of the Koran to be tried,” marking the fifth day of protests. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: British PM Cameron pledged 650 million pounds to Pakistan to fund new schools and teacher training. (BBC)

EUROPE

  • Region: European Commission President Barroso called on Tunisia to help solve the migration crisis that has been building up on the European Union’s southern borders. (DPA)
  • Turkey: The OSCE said 57 journalists are in prison and the number of ongoing trials that can result in imprisonment of journalists is estimated to be from 700 to 1,000. (AFP)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Region: The Nicaraguan government said it would file a complaint at the International Court of Justice against Costa Rica for violating its territorial integrity. (Xinhua)
  • Haiti: Musician Michel “Sweet Micky’’ Martelly defeated Mirlande Manigat in the presidential election with 68 percent of the vote. (AP)
  • Mexico: The government announced a plan to reward people who report suspected money laundering that will allow them to get up to one-quarter of any illicit funds or property seized. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Lebanon: Three prison guards were being held hostage at Lebanon’s largest jail, Rumieh, where inmates have demanded amnesty and better conditions in riots since the weekend. (AFP)
  • Syria: ‘Martyrs Week’ began as groups, organized on Facebook, will rally to honor those killed in security clampdowns across the country. (AFP)
  • Yemen: Security forces shot dead two protesters in the western city of Hudaydah during overnight demonstrations after bloody protests elsewhere in Yemen left 17 dead. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • US: Customers who subscribed to email or other digital marketing campaigns from 50 major companies, like Target, Best Buy and Capital One, may have had their name and email address or addresses accessed by an unknown party. (Mashable)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 02W (Two)
    • 270 nautical miles NW of Anderson Air Force Base, Guam
    • Winds: 30 – 40 knots
    • Movement: ENE at 19 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (06 APR)

  • Italy: Prime Minister Berlusconi stands trial for sex with an underage girl and abuse of office.

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