ONS: 09 March 2014

by TRG Alerts Admin on March 9, 2014

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Libya threatens to bomb North Korean tanker if ships oil from rebel port.
  • AMERICAS: Thousands of protesters bang pots and pans in Caracas against President Maduro.
  • ASIA: Japanese military jets scramble against three Chinese military planes which flew near Japanese airspace.
  • EUROPE: Russian warned by US not to annex Crimea.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Thousands protest in Beirut, favoring greater protection for women.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Facebook to hold F8 Developer Conference on APR30.

 

TOP STORY

  • Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Many questions with no answers as plane remains missing.
    • Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet.
    • FBI to help in probe of missing Malaysian aircraft.
    • Four passengers flew with false IDs and documents.
    • No sign of wreckage as search continues over South China Sea.
    • Missing airliner may have turned back.
  • Coverage: AFP, AFP-1, BBC, CNN, CNN-1, WP

 

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Interim-President Mansour issued law making all decisions by election committee final. (AFP)
  • Libya: Government threatens to bomb North Korean tanker if ships oil from rebel port. (REUT)
  • Sudan: Communists, Islamists and Arab nationalists comprise ‘Movement for Change,’ seeking more inclusive form of government. (AFP)

 

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: FARC leader arrested ahead of parliamentary elections. (DPA)
  • Mexico: Mexican marines confiscate six planes in drug bust in northwestern Sinaloa. (EFE)
  • Venezeula: Thousands of protesters bang pots and pans against President Maduro. (AFP)

 

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim died of natural causes. (REUT)
  • Afghanistan: Taliban kill three teachers, abduct another in western Taywara district. (DPA)
  • Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Helmund province. (XIN)
  • Japan: Military jets scramble against three Chinese military planes which flew near Japanese airspace. (AFP)
  • South Korea: Japanese consulate employee assaulted by protesters. (KYODO)

 

EUROPE

  • Region: Baltic states jittery over ‘unpredictable’ Russia. (AFP)
  • Russia: Warned by US not to annex Crimea. (BBC)
  • Ukraine: Aggressive new cyber weapon Snake found in country’s computer networks. (AFP)
  • Ukraine: US President Obama called numerous world leaders regarding Ukrainian crisis. (Reuters)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: Suicide car bomb kills at least nine. (AP)
  • Lebanon: Thousands protest in favor of greater protection for women. (AFP)
  • Syria: Radical rebels execute 10 civilians in southern Daraa province. (XIN)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Technology: Facebook to hold F8 Developer Conference on APR30. (WSJ)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 17P (Gillian)
    • Location: 240 NM NNW of Mornington Island, Australia
    • Movement: S at 7mph
    • Winds: 23-35 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes:
    • Nothing to Report.
  • Earthquakes:
    • Nothing to Report.
  • Volcanoes:
    • Nothing to Report.
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
      • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 28FEB: 184 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom)
      • Deaths: Global Number of Deaths as of 28FEB: 80 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman)
    • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10MAR)

  • Australia: Labour Day
  • Japan: IPCC to hold general meeting in Yokohama
  • Tibet: Anniversary of failed Tibet uprising – 1959

 

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