ONS: 24 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 24, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Air strike wounded at least 3 Al Qaeda militants in Somalia
  • AMERICAS: Calderon defended Mexican drug war
  • ASIA: China warned North Korea on provocations
  • EUROPE: Croatia received green-light for EU accession
  • MIDDLE EAST: At least 40 killed by bombings in Baghdad
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hackers broke into Arizona police database

TOP STORY

  • Gaddafi contemplates leaving Tripoli
    • According to a senior US official, Gaddafi is considering relocating to a place he considers safer than Tripoli in response to continued NATO bombing.
    • The US House of Representatives delayed a vote that would possibly deny funding for US involvement in the Libyan mission.
    • The opposition revealed that it was in secret talks with Gaddafi opponents in Tripoli.
    • Coverage: AFP, AP, WSJ, BBC

AFRICA

  • Rwanda: Former government minister Pauline Nyiramasuhuko was sentenced by a UN tribunal to life in prison for her role in the 1994 genocide. (Reuters)
  • Somalia: Unidentified aircraft struck a convoy of Al Qaeda linked militants. (AP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: A UN study revealed that coca production had fallen by 15% in 2010, the third year of decline. (LA Times)
  • Mexico: In a meeting with opposition activists, President Calderon defended the government’s drug war strategy. (LA Times)

ASIA

  • Region: China warned the DPRK not to conduct any attacks on the ROK, stating that it will not stand by the DPRK if it provoked another crisis. (AFP)
  • Japan: The government estimated that the total cost of the March earthquake and reactor meltdown will be approximately USD 210 billion. (Xinhua)
  • Myanmar: Bombs exploded in three cities, but caused no fatalities. (Reuters)
  • Thailand: Roadside bombs in the south killed at least two. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan faced international pressure to make progress on peace talks at a summit hosted by Russia. (Reuters)
  • Croatia: EU leaders announced their approval of Croatia’s accession to the EU. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: Four bombs hit a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least 40. (AP)
  • Syria: More than 1,500 refugees fled the country into Turkey in one day. (AP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Hackers broke into an Arizona law enforcement agency database and leaked documents, correspondence, and training materials. (PC World)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 06W (Meari)
    • Location: 300 NM SSW of Kadena AB, Japan
    • Movement: N at 12 Knots
    • Winds: 50 knots
    • Map
  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 07W (Haima)
    • Location: 90 NM ESE of Hanoi
    • Movement: WSW 10 knots
    • Winds: 35 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Santa Cruz Islands
    • Magnitude: 6.3
    • Depth: 62.6km
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
    • Magnitude: 7.2
    • Depth: 62.6km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (25JUN)

  • Palestinian Territories: Turkey to send new aid flotilla to Gaza.

 

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