ONS: 11 January 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on January 11, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: High turnout for the referendum in Sudan, despite clashes along the north-south border
  • ASIA: China’s prototype stealth fighter made its first test flight
  • EUROPE: 3 soldiers killed in an explosion on a military training base in Georgia
  • LATIN AMERICA: An OAS report recommended that Jude Celestin should be eliminated from the run-off election
  • MIDDLE EAST: Israel troops detained a Hamas lawmaker in the West Bank
  • TECHNOLOGY: Blackberry will block access to pornographic websites in Indonesia

TOP STORY

  • Yemen: Hillary Clinton makes an unannounced visit to the country
    • She is expected to meet with President Saleh, opposition leaders and members of civil society.
    • She will be the first Secretary of State to visit Yemen in 20 years.
    • Coverage: AP, WaPo

AFRICA

  • Ivory Coast: Gbagbo rejected Outtara offer to form unity cabinet. (AFP)
  • Nigeria: 13 people killed in a village in central Nigeria, close to Jos. (AFP)
  • Sudan: Despite clashes along the north-south border, polling over the referendum continued with a large voter turnout. (Reuters,)
  • Tunisia: Temporarily closed high schools and universities in an effort to curb riots over poverty and unemployment. (AP, NYT)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: NATO forces killed Mirwais Sabri, a leader of the Haqqani network responsible for conducting IED and small arms attacks on coalition forces. (UPI)
  • China: The J-20, prototype stealth fighter made its first test flight. (WSJ, AP)
  • Korea, North: Could develop ICBMs in five years, according to the Secretary Gates. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: Police opened fire against a crowd in Peshawar protesting against power cuts, killing one. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Georgia: 3 soldiers killed in an explosion on a military training base. (Russia Today, AFP)
  • Kosovo: Prime Minister Hashim Thaci’s Democratic Party of Kosovo won the elections with 32% of votes in a rerun of the December parliamentary elections. (DPA, Deutsche-Welle)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Region: An ICJ hearing over the Costa Rica-Nicaraguan border dispute has begun. (CNN, AP)
  • Haiti: An OAS report recommended that Jude Celestin should be eliminated from the run-off election. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Israel: Three rockets were fired into the city of Ashkelon from Gaza. (AP)
  • Israel: Israel troops detained a Hamas lawmaker in the West Bank. (DPA, Xinhua)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Indonesia: BlackBerry has agreed to comply with the government’s demands to block access to pornographic websites. (WSJ)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to Report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to Report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to Report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to Report

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