ONS: 28 April 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on April 28, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Warlord killed in Ivory Coast
  • ASIA: Ceasefire reached between Cambodia and Thailand
  • EUROPE: France cracked down on North African migrants
  • LATIN AMERICA: FARC rebels killed six in Colombia
  • MIDDLE EAST: Hamas and Fatah reconciled
  • USA/CANADA: Deadly tornadoes ravaged the American South
  • TECHNOLOGY: Apple purchased “iCloud.com” domain name

TOP STORY

  • Conflict in Libya
    • A team of UN investigators met with Libyan government officials on human rights violations by the Gaddafi regime.
    • Opposition forces assaulted the Misrata airport. Shelling of the city continued.
      • A NATO air strike may have accidentally killed 12 rebels outside Misrata.
    • Coverage: Reuters, WaPo, AFP, NYT

AFRICA

  • Algeria: Two policemen were killed by a roadside bomb in the insurgent-infested Kabylie region. (Reuters)
  • Burkina Faso: A police mutiny that began in Ouagadougou spread to several other cities. (AFP)
  • Ivory Coast: Warlord Ibrahim Coulibaly was killed by government forces after refusing to disarm. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: Gubernatorial elections were held in two northern states where voting had been delayed by violence; low turnout reported. (Reuters, AP)
  • Sudan: President Beshir declared that South Sudan’s independence would not be recognized if its constitution included the Aylei region. (AFP)
  • Uganda: Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested for the fourth time in the last month. Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd that emerged to protest his arrest. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Region: Cambodia and Thailand reached a ceasefire agreement after a week of border skirmishes. (Reuters)
  • Korean Peninsula: Former President Carter departed North Korea and reported the North Korean leader was willing to enter into negotiations on “any issue” without preconditions. (Reuters)
  • Pakistan: A roadside bomb killed five Navy personnel in Karachi. (NYT)

EUROPE

  • France: Scores of Tunisian migrants were arrested in Paris. (BBC)
  • Russia: Two militants were killed by police in Dagestan. (RIA Novosti)
  • Turkey: Two Kurdish rebels were killed by soldiers in eastern Turkey. (AFP)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Colombia: Three soldiers and three civilians were killed by FARC rebels in southwestern Colombia. (EFE)
  • Mexico: The number of bodies found in a mass grave in northern Mexico increased to nearly 300. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bahrain: Four Shiite protesters were sentenced to death for killing two policemen during anti-government demonstrations. (WSJ)
  • Iraq: Senior Iraqi general Mohammed Jassim was killed by gunmen. (AFP)
  • Palestinian Territories: Hamas and Fatah reached a unity agreement. (Reuters)
  • Syria: Hundreds of Baath party members quit in protest against the ongoing violent crackdown against protesters. (WSJ)
  • Yemen: 12 protesters were killed and 160 injured in clashes with police in Sanaa. The opposition warned that violence against protesters could derail the transfer of power deal brokered by the GCC. (Xinhua, Reuters)

USA/CANADA

  • United States: Tornadoes killed at least 83 people in five southern states. (NYT)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Apple: The purchase of the iCloud.com domain name ignited rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a cloud-computing service. (Business Insider)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador
    • Erupted, spewing ash and smoke. (Reuters)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (29 APR)

  • Global: UN Human Rights Council holds special session on Syria
  • USA: Final launch of shuttle Endeavour.
  • UK: Royal wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton.

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