ONS: 13 October 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on October 13, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Chinese Red Cross contributed 7.8 million USD in humanitarian aid to Libya
  • AMERICAS: Two top-level cartel members were killed or found dead in Mexico
  • ASIA: An American missile killed a Haqqani coordinator on Afghan-Pakistan border
  • EUROPE: A bomb exploded outside City of Culture office in Londonderry
  • MIDDLE EAST: Libyan weapons caches migrated across border into Egyptian black markets
  • TECHNOLOGY: Google added real-time and hashtag search function to Google Plus

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Claims varied on the capture of Mutassim Gaddafi
    • A Libyan senior defense official claimed that Mutassim Gaddafi was captured in Sirte.
    • NTC advisor Bizama told AFP that Gaddafi was transferred to Benghazi.
    • Spokesman for NTC el-Gallal indicated they have no confirmation of the capture.
    • Coverage: AP, Xinhua, AFP

AFRICA

  • Liberia: ECOWAS lauded Liberia for the peaceful and orderly elections. (Xinhua)
  • Libya: Chinese Red Cross announced it would send 7.8 million USD to Libya. (Xinhua)
  • Nigeria: The FM said that Nigeria will not abandon Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “underwear bomber”, even if he is in prison. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: A student was killed after homemade explosives that he was carrying went off during a student protest. (AFP)
  • Mexico: Armed forces arrested Heriberto Lazcano, the Zetas operational chief, in Coahuila state and found Cesar Garcia, the Gulf cartel’s top “money man,” dead in Tamaulipas. (AFP, EFE)
  • US: Congress passed three free trade agreements: South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: UN Security Council approved a 130,000 NATO-led force to remain for another year. (AP)
  • Japan: Tokyo media said researchers found radiation levels of 3.35 microsieverts per hour along a street in the west of the capital –136 miles from Fukushima. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: An American missile strike killed Jalil, a coordinator for the Haqqani network on Afghan border. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Germany: Police discovered a second firebomb close to train tracks in SW Berlin. (AP)
  • Poland: Investigators detained 19 people in connection to Norwegian shooting massacre. (DPA)
  • Serbia: NATO closed an illegal border between Kosovo and Serbia typically taken advantage of by Serbs. (DPA)
  • UK: A bomb exploded outside the City of Culture office in Londonderry in Northern Ireland. (BBC)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bahrain: Key opposition groups unveiled a “road map,” called Manama Deed, to tackle the political crisis. (DPA)
  • Egypt: Large numbers of weapons, initially for use in Libya, made their way into Egyptian black markets. (WaPo)
  • Iraq: A rocket attack on the US military base in Maysan province wounded three American soldiers. (AP)
  • Syria: The Syrian embassy in Washington denied claims by the US that Mohamad Soueid had been acting as a spy for Assad’s regime. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Technology: Google announced a real-time and hashtag search function for Google Plus. (ReadWriteWeb)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 23W (Banyan)
    • Location: 235 nm WSW of Manila, Philippines
    • Movement: WNW at 15 knots
    • Winds: 25 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Post-Tropical Cyclone Jova
    • Location: 45 miles ENE of Tepic, Mexico
    • Movement: NE at 5 mph
    • Winds: 30 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Post-Tropical Cyclone Twelve
    • Location: 95 miles ENE of Salina Cruz, Mexico
    • Movement: NE at 3 mph
    • Winds: 30 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Tropical Depression Irwin
    • Location: 295 miles WSW of Manzanillo, Mexico
    • Movement: NE at 15 mph
    • Winds: 35 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Bali, Indonesia
    • Magnitude: 6.0
    • Depth: 61.3 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: El Hierro Islands, Spain
    • Evacuees remained out of their homes.
    • Two new eruptions took place.
    • AFP
  • Volcanoes: Katla Volcano, Iceland
    • Experts nervously watched rumblings from a nearby volcano that caused 2010 air-travel paralysis.
    • AP

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (14OCT)

  • Global: G20 finance ministers meet in Paris.
  • Egypt: Anniversary of former President Mubarak comes to power – 1981.

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