ONS: 30 November 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 30, 2013

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Egyptian security forces clash with protestors in central Cairo following a new law against street demonstrations.
  • AMERICAS: Honduran leftist presidential candidate Castro vowed to deliver proof of fraud in the country’s recent elections.
  • ASIA: North Korean officials confirm they detained an American citizen for “hostile acts” against the country.
  • EUROPE: Dozens of Ukrainian protesters wounded as police brutally dispersed demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Yanukovych.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Thousands demonstrated in the Yemeni city of Aden demanding a return to independence.
  • TECHNOLOGY: According to scientists, a smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year.

 

TOP STORY

  • Thailand: Protests escalate as thousands of demonstrators continue to rally.
    • Thai army chief demands all sides involved in the political tumult not drag soldiers into the conflict.
    • Demonstrators continue to occupy state-run offices in Bangkok, placing padlocks on the doors.
    • Opposition protesters take over headquarters of two state telecommunication agencies.
    • Hundreds of protesters tried to force their way over barriers protecting the Government House.
    • Sources: XinhuaAFPAFP-2APAFP-3

 

AFRICA

  • Egypt: State security forces clash with protestors in central Cairo following a new law against street demonstrations. (AFP)
  • Mali: The UN Mission in the country strongly condemned the recent violence that took place in the northern region of Kidal. (Xinhua)
  • Mozambique: Police reported there were no survivors after a plane on its way to Angola crashed in Namibia. (Reuters)

 

AMERICAS

  • Columbia: The country’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, appointed five representatives for peace talks with the government. (Xinhua)
  • Honduras: Leftist presidential candidate Castro vowed to deliver proof of fraud in the country’s recent elections, claiming she was cheated out of her presidency. (AFP)
  • Venezuela: President Maduro announced the creation of two agencies to help the government carry out new economic reforms. (Xinhua)

 

ASIA

  • Bangladesh: Two people were killed as officers opened fire during clashes with opposition      supporters as protests escalated. (AFP)
  • Korea, North: Officials confirm they detained an American citizen for “hostile acts” against the country and that he published a confession. (AFP)
  • Philippines: The government increased their budget for rehabilitating the areas devastated      by Super Typhoon Haiyan. (Xinhua)

 

EUROPE

  • Ukraine: Dozens of protesters wounded as police brutally dispersed demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Yanukovych. (AP)
  • UK: Scottish officials reported a number of casualties following the crash of police helicopter into a pub in Glasgow. (AP)
  • UK: Romanian PM Pona called on PM Cameron not to treat Romanians as “second-rate citizens” when work restrictions are lifted in January. (AP)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Israel: Border police kill Palestinian in raid on illegal immigrants in the capital of Tel Aviv. (AFP)
  • Lebanon: Clashes in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government left two dead. (AP)
  • Syria: The country’s request to convert some of its arms sites was rejected by the international chemical weapons watchdog. (NYT)
  • Yemen: Thousands demonstrated in Aden demanding a return to independence after President Hadi said autonomy was the only option. (AFP)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Technology: According to scientists, a smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year. (AFP)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones:
  • Hurricanes: 10% chance of tropical cyclone formation.
    • Location: Eastern Atlantic ocean
    • Movement: NE at 5 mph
    • Map
  • Typhoons: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
      • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 29NOV: 160 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom)
      • Deaths Global Number of Deaths as of 29NOV: 68 (Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom)
      • Sourcing: WHO

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (01DEC)

  • Global: WHO World AIDS Day
  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of US President Obama orderings surge of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan – 2009
  • France: France will take over as president of the UN Security Council
  • New Zealand and Taiwan: Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of China’s Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) will come into force
  • Portugal: Restoration of Independence – 1640
  • Romania: National Day – 1918

 

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