ONS: 10 May 2015

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 10, 2015

Overnight News Summary

Produced by the Rendon Group

10 May 2015

 

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Opponents of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bid has defied a government command to immediately end weeks of street protests, branding the order a “declaration of war”.
  • AMERICAS: Cuban President Raul Castro will be received in private audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday morning.
  • ASIA: Thousands of people were evacuated from part of the Philippines as Typhoon Noul is expected to bring winds of more than 100mph passed close to the coast.
  • EUROPE: Defense ministers from five EU countries will meet Sunday for talks on a military campaign to stop human trafficking and reinforce the region’s defences against the flow of migrants from North Africa.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Renegade Yemeni troops who have helped Shia rebels to seize much of the country said that they had accepted a Saudi proposal for a ceasefire later this week.
  • TECHNOLOGY: North Korea has significantly beefed up its human resources to boost its cyber warfare capabilities, the South Korean military said.

 

TOP STORY

  • Yemen: A five-day truce has been accepted by Yemeni rebels
    • Renegade Yemeni troops who have helped Shia rebels to seize much of the country said that they had accepted a Saudi proposal for a ceasefire later this week.
    • “We announce our acceptance of the humanitarian ceasefire that will begin on Tuesday,” Colonel Sharaf Luqman said.
    • The cease-fire, scheduled to begin Tuesday, would help ease the suffering of civilians in the Arab world’s poorest country who increasingly lack food, fuel and medicine since the bombing campaign began March 26.
    • Iranian-allied Houthi fighters warned they would respond to any violations.
    • Coverage: APAFPGuardianReutersTelegraph

AFRICA

  • Burundi: Opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bid has defied a government command to immediately end weeks of street protests, branding the order a “declaration of war”. (AFP)

 

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: Two Colombian soldiers were killed in clashes with leftist ELN rebels, the country`s second largest rebel group, the military said. (AFP)
  • Cuba: President Raul Castro will be received in private audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday morning. (BBC)
  • United States: Tropical storm Ana barreled toward the US southeastern coast, threatening flooding, high winds and life-threatening tides in the region, forecasters warned. (Reuters)

 

ASIA

  • Region: A South Korean special envoy has met with a top North Korean official in Moscow during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. (Yonhap)
  • Afghanistan: Three attackers were killed and one security personnel was injured after militants attacked an intelligence office in the southern city of Kandaha. (Xinhua)
  • Afghanistan: Taliban militants captured Jawand district after heavy fighting in the northwest Badghis province. (Xinhua)
  • India: Maoist rebels have killed one hostage and released some 250 others in India’s restive Chhattisgarh state after capturing the villagers on the eve of premier Narendra Modi’s visit to the state. (AFP)
  • Philippines: Thousands of people were evacuated from part of the country as Typhoon Noul is expected to bring winds of more than 100mph passed close to the coast. (Guardian)

 

EUROPE

  • Region: Defense ministers from five EU countries will meet Sunday for talks on a military campaign to stop human trafficking and reinforce the region’s defences against the flow of migrants from North Africa. (AFP)
  • France: Hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris as part of a world march calling for the legalization of cannabis. (AFP)
  • Greece: The country and its international creditors were “very close” to a loan deal for the cash-strapped country, Euclid Tsakalotos a Greek junior minister said. (AFP)
  • Macedonia: Fighting between police forces and members of an armed group has continued for a second day in the northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo. (AP)
  • Switzerland: Up to five people may have been killed in a shooting in the Swiss town of Wuerenlingen, north-west of Zurich. (BBC)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: The United Nations representative in Yemen has said that the Saudi-led coalition is bombing “effectively, trapped civilians”. (BBC)
  • Yemen: Renegade Yemeni troops who have helped Shia rebels to seize much of the country said that they had accepted a Saudi proposal for a ceasefire later this week. (AFP)
  • Yemen: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition bombed the residence of the country’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, following a night of intensive strikes against rebel positions. (AFP)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Technology: North Korea has significantly beefed up its human resources to boost its cyber warfare capabilities, the South Korean military said. (Yonhap)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 07W (Dolphin)
    • Location: 138 NM ESE of Pohnpei
    • Movement: WNW at 10 mph
    • Winds: 40 mph
    • Map
  • Cyclones: Typhoon 06W (Noul)
    • Location: 225 NM NE of Manila, Philippines
    • Movement: WNW at 11 mph
    • Winds: 161 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Subtropical Storm ANA
    • Location: 50 miles SE of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    • Movement: NNW at 5 mph
    • Winds: 60 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to Report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to Report
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
      • Cases: 26 044 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, United Kingdom, United States)
      • Deaths: 10 808 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2BBC
    • Chikungunya Virus Disease (CHIK) – Americas
      • Suspected Cases as of 08MAY: 1,391,616 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.) Confirmed Cases: 31,223
      • Deaths as of 08MAY: 194 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
      • Sourcing: WHO, CDC, CDC-2
    • Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
      • Cases as of 08MAY: 1111 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, and the US)
      • Deaths as of 08MAY: 422 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman)
      • Sourcing: WHOWHO-2

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (11MAY)

  • France and Cuba: French President Hollande to visit Cuba
  • Guyana: Guyana elections
  • Luxembourg: Anniversary of independence – 1867

 

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