By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: Rebels in South Sudan accused government forces of multiple ceasefire violations just hours after a truce came into effect.
AMERICAS: Brazilian authorities began a massive military operation to secure the country’s borders ahead of next month’s World Cup in the “single largest mobilisation ever”.
ASIA: Five Afghan civilians were killed and 36 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on an Afghan army vehicle in Kandahar province.
EUROPE: Moldovan authorities said they stopped Russian Deputy PM Rogozin from leaving the country with a petition calling on Moscow to recognize a separatist region.
MIDDLE EAST: Iraqi militants attacked a military base in the north of the country, kidnapped 20 soldiers and later killed them.
TECHNOLOGY: British authorities reported that entertainment industry bodies and Internet service providers in the United Kingdom are on the verge of striking a deal to combat piracy
Ukraine: Referendum on self rule begins in east.
Polls opened in referendums called by pro-Russian rebels to split from the rest of the country.
Clashes broke out around a television tower on the outskirts of Slaviansk shortly before voters made their way to polling stations through streets blocked by barricades.
Pro-Russian separatists said that voter turnout in their unauthorized referendum on independence is “overwhelming” while Pro-Ukraine media reported a low voter turnout.
The US State Department described the polls as “illegal under Ukrainian law and are an attempt to create further division and disorder”
Egypt: Security officials reported that suspected militants attacked an army convoy in the Sinai Peninsula killing one soldier and wounding another. (AP)
Nigeria: The military said that there has been no arrest or operation by any foreign military or security allies in the ongoing efforts to rescue the abducted girls in northeast. (Xinhua)
South Africa: The parliamentary head of the main opposition Democratic Alliance, Lindiwe Mazibuko, unexpectedly resigned. (AFP)
South Sudan: Rebels accused government forces of multiple ceasefire violations just hours after a truce came into effect. (AFP)
Brazil: Authorities began a massive military operation to secure the country’s borders ahead of next month’s World Cup in the “single largest mobilisation ever”. (BBC)
Mexico: The government began to swear in members of self-defence groups for its newly created rural police force. (BBC)
Mexico: Authorities said they are investigating the possible role of vigilante leader Jose Manuel Mireles in the deaths of five people. (EFE)
Afghanistan: Five civilians were killed and 36 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on an Afghan army vehicle in Kandahar province. (AP)
China: Local officials promised to suspend construction of a massive waste incinerator after a violent demonstration by residents fearful of pollution left dozens injured. (AFP)
India: A landmine blast blamed on Maoist rebels killed seven police officers in Maharashtra state. (AFP)
Pakistan: A bomb blast targeting refugees registering with the government killed four people in Peshawar. (AP)
Vietnam: Protesters staged one of the country’s largest ever anti-China demonstrations in response to Beijing’s deployment of a deep-water drilling rig in contested waters. (AFP)
France: President Hollande is to begin a three-day visit to the South Caucasus. (AFP)
Lithuania: Polls for the country’s presidential election opened at (0400 GMT) amid expectations that incumbent President Grybauskaite is likely to be re-elected. (Xinhua)
Moldova: Authorities said they stopped Russian Deputy PM Rogozin from leaving the country with a petition calling on Moscow to recognize a separatist region. (AP)
Iran: President Rouhani said his country has nothing to offer except transparency in nuclear talks with world powers. (AP)
Iraq: Militants attacked a military base in the north of the country, kidnapped 20 soldiers and later killed them. (AFP)
Syria: Campaigning for the country’s 03JUN presidential vote opened. (AFP)
Yemen: Three gunmen were killed in an attack on a security checkpoint in Sanaa near the presidential palace. (Reuters)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Technology: British authorities reported that entertainment industry bodies and Internet service providers in the United Kingdom are on the verge of striking a deal to combat piracy. (AFP)
Cyclones: Nothing to report.
Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
Global Disease Outbreaks:
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Cases: 242 (Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Deaths: 157 (Guinea, Liberia)
Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 08MAY: 496 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom, Egypt, US, Yemen)
Deaths: Global Number of Deaths as of 08MAY: 93 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman)
The WHO will update the global total number of deaths as soon as official information is provided by countries.
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (12MAY)
Europe Region: Anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet – 1783
Middle East Region: Arab FMs hold meeting on Syria in Saudi Arabia
Cambodia: Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony
Germany: Anniversary of Soviets lifting the blockade of West Berlin after eleven months – 1949
Philippines: World Economic Forum on East Asia (to 23MAY)
Uruguay: President Jose Mujica to visit White House
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