Sunday, May 8, 2011

The vast majority of Britons voted against changing the electoral system

The vast majority of Britons has decided against reforming its electoral system after the referendum held on Thursday, according to official results released on Friday. 69% of voters spoke out against electoral change. In the national consultation, the British had to answer the question of whether they want to change the traditional system, which gives the seat to the most voted candidate in each constituency but have not obtained a majority, or introduce the so-called alternative vote, a method proportional representation.

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The U.S. media home videos released Bin Laden

New York. The U.S. media has published Saturday home videos and propaganda material seized from the residence of the late Pakistani leader of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, during the operation 'Geronimo' that ended his life last Monday. The videos reflect aspects of daily life of the Saudi terrorist during his stay in the fort of Abbottabad, where he resided since 2005.

Among the images that have been reported, you can see Bin Laden walking through his home, officials said the U.S. government to NBC. The sources insisted that the material seized in Abbottabad confirmed the role of Bin Laden himself in organizing terrorist attacks in Yemen and Somalia, and shows "more strongly" that several members of the leadership of Al Qaeda are hidden at various points inside the country, not just in the remote border regions, under the care of citizens: Pakistani.

Kills 25 plane crash at sea in Indonesia

25 people have died in the crash of a plane at sea in the remote Papua province, said the Ministry of Transport. The aircraft, a turboprop MA-60 type made in China, "he plunged into the sea about 500 meters from the runway in the landing phase" in Kaimana Airport, a small city of West Papua, an official said ministry Bambang Ervan.

The aircraft carrier Merpati Nusantara Indonesia has "exploded" and broke into several parts to touch the water, said Gunawan, a Navy officer based in Guinea. "All passengers are dead" and "15 bodies were found in the water." The plane was flying to Sorong, a town north of the province.

FINANCE - A thousand economists call for passage of the tax Robin Hood

They are 1000 to sign the letter to the G20 finance ministers, meeting on 14 and 15 April in Washington. Thousand economists who claim the implementation of a Robin Hood tax on financial transactions. This system would tax the regulation on financial markets.

Clashes during a protest of the opposition Yemeni killed and wounded leaves

Sana'a. .- At least one person was killed and ten others injured in a clash between opponents and supporters of the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Taiz province, south of the Yemeni capital. According to Efe reported security sources, the clashes began during an opposition rally held in the Yemeni town of Maaf, which was attacked by supporters of the president.

The protesters claimed that the protest was peaceful and students and supporters of Saleh opened fire on them. The attack and subsequent fighting killed an opponent and wounding seven others, while three supporters of the President also suffered injuries. On the other hand, the same sources revealed that "saboteurs elements (southern separatists)" shot dead the director of the state branch of the Agricultural Bank of Dalea City, in southern Yemen.

The tomb of Blessed Pope John Paul II, a magnet for the faithful

The chapel of San Sebastian was not one of the "greats" of the Basilica of St. Peter's Basilica. But within days, has gone from unknown to one of the most popular. By the grace of John Paul II. Before going unnoticed among the Pieta and the chapel of the Blessed. But after centuries of darkness, it is claimed, and since under the altar contains the tomb of Karol Wojtyla, acts as a magnet for people.

INDONESIA - The armyworm go on the attack

A hotline has been put at the disposal of the Balinese people so they can report any intrusion of caterpillars in homes, rapporteThe Jakarta Post. For two weeks, thousands of armyworms invaded indeed fields, orchards and residential areas, eating fruits and vegetables. Their hair very volatile cause violent skin irritations and their droppings contaminate wells and waterways.

This problem, first reported in East Java and has since expanded to several regions of the archipelago, is due to the overuse of pesticides that kill birds and other predators of the caterpillars as well as a rate moisture above the seasonal average.

Al Shabaab vows to avenge the death of Bin Laden

Mogadishu. (Eurpa Press) .- The powerful Somali al-Shabaab militia has vowed to avenge the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and ensures that the Saudi terrorist's death will not affect plans to take over the country and, ultimately, "dominate the world." "We will redouble our jihad (holy war) and we will defeat our enemies." Osama, may God rest his soul, is not the first martyr, "said the spokesman for al Shabaab, Rage Mohamud Ali, from Mogadishu, the capital.

U.S. says it will take further action against the Syrian regime if it does not cease the repression

The White House has warned the Syrian Government to take "additional measures" unless the continued use of violence and arrests of demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in the Arab country. In a statement, White House spokesman, Jay Carney, said that "Syria's deplorable acts against its people deserve a strong international response." Unless there is a "significant change" in the present attitude of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, including ending the killings of demonstrators by security forces and the arrest and harassment of activists, as well as meaningful political reform, "U.S.

BANGLADESH - Who Framed Yunus?

In December 2010, Muhammad Yunus, the microcredit pioneer, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was treated for "leech" by Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She accused him of profit at the expense of the poor by locking them into debt. The unsubtle indictment of the leader of the government against the biggest celebrity in the country was sparked by a documentary, I Fanget Mikrogjeld [Prisoner of microcredit], released in Norway November 30, 2010.

The Taliban launched multiple attacks on government buildings in Kandahar

Kabul. Commands .- insurgents, including several suicide today launched a multi-pronged attack on government buildings in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, hours after the Taliban promised to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden. The most serious attack took place at the regional governor's office in the city, wounding at least ten people, according to Efe said an official source.

"At least ten people, including civilians and Afghan soldiers have been injured" in the attack on the governor's office in the province of Kandahar, spokesman of the political representative, Zalmay Ayubi. Some members of this command tried unsuccessfully to access a police station, but were shot or arrested by security forces, while the rest of the attackers barricaded himself in a hotel and continued firing from there.

Imam Al-Awlaki radical escapes in Yemen of a U.S. attack

United States on Thursday ordered an attack by an unmanned drone that was intended to kill the Muslim preacher Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, as reported by the newspaper 'The New York Times' online version, citing government sources. The Yemeni-born United States (which also has U.S. citizenship) apparently survived the attack, the newspaper added.

It is believed that Al-Awlaki was the inspiration behind the attempted bombing of Times Square in May 2010. clérgio also is wanted in connection with the botched attack on a passenger plane on Christmas Day 2009 on the U.S. city of Detroit. In November 2010 called on Muslims to "kill Americans".

JAPAN - Postal workers, messengers of hope

The day to day, the neighborhoods affected by the tsunami change. Piles of rubble are moved to make way street. A motorcycle post goes. On his license plate, it says the name of Hachioji, a suburb of Tokyo. This is one of the bikes that were sent to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture in to replace those washed away.

Norikazu Mori is a factor 42 years old. Its industry-Kazuma Minami, was buried under nearly two feet of water due to tsunami. The ground floor of all buildings are destroyed around the piling rubble and cars blocked the road failed. Norikazu Mori walking on rubble, approaching the entrance to a building, then launches a "Hello".

Al Qaeda threat to Obama's grandmother in Kenya

Barcelona (Editorial) .- Sarah Obama, grandmother of U.S. President, Barack Obama, has been threatened by Al-Shabab, a militant group linked to al Qaeda fighting in Somalia. So says the publication Somalia Report, which explains that the security around Obama's grandmother in Kogelo in western Kenya, have increased after the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.

Charles Owino, local police spokesman, confirmed these measures to the African publishing and wondered: "Why should not we take these threats seriously?". Security in Kenya, one of the main U.S. allies in the region on terrorism, has intensified after the death of Bin Laden. In 1998 the U.S.

Frankfurt will hold a rally in memory of Bin Laden

"No city can oppose the will of Allah," said the leader of the Salafist Invitation to Paris (EZP), Sven Lau, announcing that the Administrative Court of Frankfurt has been in action, the ban on a rally in memory Bin Laden, has decided he can finally take place. The event, whose program appears with several magnets guest preaching, will take place tomorrow evening in a central square in Frankfurt.

CHILE - The family of Salvador Allende sought exhumation

The family of former Chilean President Salvador Allende sought exhumation April 13 as part of the investigation to establish if he committed suicide during the coup of September 11, 1973, as want the official version, or was murdered. Justice has opened an investigation in January into the death of Allende.

The daily recalls that justice has proceeded in 2005 to the exhumation of another former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva, who died in 1982, to determine if he had been poisoned.

Ten attacks, six of them suicide bombers, spread panic in Kandahar

Kabul, May 7 .- Ten explosions, six of them suicide bombers have struck several buildings Saturday in the Afghan city of Kandahar. At least ten people were injured today in a Taliban assault on a building adjacent to the regional governor's office in the troubled city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, official sources told Efe.

Simultaneously, another group of insurgents attacked a building of the Afghan intelligence services and police complex on the outskirts of the city, according to the source, who said that in the area heard explosions and gunfire. "At least ten people, including civilians and Afghan soldiers have been injured" in the attack on the governor's office in Kandahar province, told Efe that the political representative spokesman, Zalmai Ayubi.

Pakistan down the house of Osama

The last residence of Osama Bin Laden in which he was killed on Monday will be demolished. This was announced Pakistani security sources say that will be demolished to prevent it from becoming "a sacred building for jihadists." The building, located about 800 meters from the Military Academy, Abbottabad, was closed by the army to collect all the information that was inside after the operation which ended with the terrorist.

JAPAN - The Company announces compensation Tepco

Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said April 13 that an emergency plan would be established to pay compensation to victims of Fukushima. It was his first public appearance last month. Significant reductions in wages will be applied within the group to deal with this crisis. It also expressed its intention to reactivate several reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, arrested in 2007 after an earthquake.

The Syrian army burst into the city of Banias

Cairo .- The Syrian Army troops were deployed Saturday in various parts of the country and raided the coastal city of Banias, where there have been strong protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to human rights activists. The president of the Syrian Human Rights Committee, Safura Walid, told the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera that "the security forces entered parts of Banias, which give this action a sectarian character." Safura not specify which part of the city south of Latakia, had broken the security forces, but opposition sources pointed out that it is the Sunni neighborhoods.

Every morning, Bin Laden got up and thought how threatening U.S.

After the sudden capture of Bin Laden Obama, most of the world anti-terrorism experts said that because of their degree of isolation, the terrorist leader actually was not pursuing al-Qaeda operative, but rather was only a source of inspiration. However, the analysis of enormous amount of material seized in the assault on his residence is clear that bin Laden had been fully involved in planning attacks around the world.

LIBYA - An international fund to help the rebellion

Meeting in Doha, Qatar, the Contact Group on Libya, a pilot policy of international intervention in this country, announced April 13 the creation of a financial fund to help the rebellion. The group said that only a departure of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could end the current crisis, stressing the need to provide the rebels take eastern Libya the means to defend themselves, without explicitly stating that military equipment could be part of such resources.

Thousands of Japanese anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo

Tokyo .- Several thousand people took part Saturday in a demonstration in central Tokyo to protest Japan's energy policy, where the crisis is still open at the Fukushima nuclear plant nearly two months after the earthquake and tsunami. Accompanied by music and carrying banners with slogans calling for a change in the country's nuclear policy, the participants marched in the rain for the central business district of Shibuya.

Al Qaeda promises revenge and announced that the death of Bin Laden will be a curse

And no response from Al Qaeda, so it seems because, according to a website that monitors Islamist Web sites that usually inform the communications of Al Qaeda has vowed to avenge their leader, Osama bin Laden. He says the death of Osama bin Laden will be a curse "that haunts Americans and their agents," according to online monitoring service SITE.

In a statement, in which Al Qaeda confirms death of its leader, the terrorist organization urges Pakistanis to revolt against their government to "cleanse" the country of what he calls the embarrassment caused by the death of Bin Laden on Pakistani soil . The text states that the blood of Bin Laden "has too much value to those who belong to Al Qaeda and to all Muslims" and that "there can be shed in vain." "Blood of Bin Laden will remain, with the permission of Allah the Almighty, a curse that will haunt Americans and their agents, who were hunting inside and outside their country." For the time being unknown country from which he got the text to the web.

LIBYA - NATO meets in Berlin

"NATO is preparing the deployment of ground troops in Libya to protect humanitarian supplies for the population", says the Berlin daily. This initiative will be discussed at the meeting of foreign ministers of countries of the Atlantic Alliance will begin on 14 April in Berlin. On the eve of the summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said they wanted to increase the "military pressure" on the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

Begin medical examinations of 800 workers of Fukushima

Tokyo .- The company operates in Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), said on Saturday that started to undergo medical examination to 800 technicians on the ground nearly two months after the nuclear crisis originated. The review began after the April 25 Japan's Health Ministry ordered the company to immediately consider those workers who have worked at the plant for over a month since the start of the crisis caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 , Kyodo news agency reported.

At least 26 killed in another repression of protests against Syrian Army

At least 26 people were killed Friday when security forces suppress protests against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, called in several cities in Syria, the activist Saleh Yasin. In a telephone from Damascus, Saleh said that fifteen people died in Homs, north of Damascus, Hama and six, also north of the capital and did not rule to increase the number of victims.

Also, a local leader of Deir al-Zor reported that security forces have killed four protesters in the city, located in the main oil-producing country. They are the first victims in Deir al-Zor. According to the activist Ammar Qurabi, head of the Syrian National Organization for Human Rights (ONSDH), located in Cairo, whose organization collects information through witnesses and other Syrian activists, explained that several people were injured in the city Al Tel, near Damascus.

BELARUS - The power research sponsors of the attack

"The secret services have needed only one day to stop the terrorists," said April 13 the head of the Belarusian State Alexander Lukashenko. Two people, an electrician and a turner would have admitted having committed the fatal attack on 11 April in Minsk metro, as well as two other attacks that have left several injured in 2005 and 2008.

Lukashenko said that his office is now looking for sponsors. The opposition feared a new crackdown.

U.S. tried to kill this week in Yemen al-Awlaki

Washington .- The U.S. attack last Thursday with an unmanned aircraft against elements of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a subsidiary of Al Qaeda in the region, was aimed at the organization's leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, who left unharmed. In the attack, which took place in the remote region of Shabwa Yemen, killing two mid-level leaders, the brothers Abdullah and Mubarak Musaid.

In the first bombing, the U.S. launched three missiles at a truck carrying Al Awlaki and a citizen of Saudi nationality, without achieving its objective. After this first attempt, Mubarak's brothers came to the scene and changed their vehicle with the truck, so that Al Awlaki was not in the truck during the second attack, which claimed the lives of Musaid and Abdullah, as saying The Wall Street Journal.

Voltenses At least 26 people dead in bus accident

At least 26 citizens of Burkina Faso were killed and 42 injured in varying degrees in a bus accident Friday in Togo, 200 km north of Lome, the government said in a statement voltense. According to the note, the accident occurred on a bridge that is under construction in the district Ogou Togolese, and most victims were traders from the northern district of Ouagadougou, who had traveled to Lomé on business.

ITALY - A judicial reform befitting Berlusconi

By 314 votes against 296, the Italian Chamber of Deputies passed April 13 the bill reducing the limitation period for defendants whose criminal record. If passed in the Senate, this legislation will mean, among other things, reduce the eight-month trial Mills, in which Silvio Berlusconi is accused of corruption and witness tampering.

With this latest ad personam law, "justice is being trampled in favor of the Chairman," said the daily.

Reach the Italian island of Lampedusa 842 other immigrants from Libya

ROME, May 7 .- Two boats from Libya with 842 illegal immigrants on board arrived on Lampedusa tonight, bringing to 1,900 the number of African migrants have landed in the small Italian island since last Thursday after a truce several days. The first landing of the night took place with the arrival of a boat with 187 immigrants on board, all sub-Saharan origin and among those who were 19 women and a minor, according to reports today the Italian media.

The alleged perpetrator of the attack in Marrakesh and was arrested in Portugal, Syria and Libya

The three men already in their hands Morocco and accusing them of preparing and executing the terrorist attack in Jemaa El Fna for eight days are linked to the extremists of Al Qaeda, one of the theses that were considered from the outset and has confirmed this morning the kingdom's interior minister Alawi Cherqaoui Taieb.

According to police sources reported Efe, the alleged perpetrator of the attack has been identified as Adil El Otmani, and colleagues as Batar and Abdelhakim Abdesamad The Edah. All their thirties and have been arrested in Safi, about 150 miles away from Marrakech. Residing in the town where the popular district of Dar Bouauda, where police presence is massive.

CHINA - Summit Meeting of the BRICS

The leaders of the five member countries of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are found on April 14 in the island of Sanya, south China, chaired by Hu Jintao, who hosted the meeting. These five major emerging countries want to "coordinate their positions on major international and economic issues of the moment", says Chinese official newspaper.

Virtuously fails to say that there are many subjects of disagreement among the five, whose interests converge on a few points.

Obama congratulated the command and predicts that "we will crush al Qaeda"

Washington .- U.S. President. UU., Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the entire command killed on Sunday when world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden and promised that "we will crush al Qaeda." Obama moved Friday to the military base of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he personally congratulated strictly closed-to-door, to keep their identities under the policy, the team of SEALs, the Special Operations Command Navy on Sunday struck the leader of Al Qaeda, and where he addressed troops just back from Afghanistan.

Imprisonment for a nationalist for the murder of two people in Russia

The Moscow court has sentenced Friday to Nikita Tikhonov, an ultra-nationalist 30 years to life imprisonment for the murder of an opposition journalist, Anastasia Baburova, and a lawyer representing anti-fascist activists, Stanislav Markelov. This crime took place in the streets of the capital in 2009, in broad daylight.

It has also been sentenced to 18 years in prison Yevgeniya Khasis, about 25 years for abetting the murder of lawyer Markelov. The sentence has been satisfied prosecutors, who sought life imprisonment for Tikhonov and 20 years in prison for his ally. "The sentence is fair given the crime they committed," has claimed the brother of murdered lawyer.

UNITED STATES - Obama urges fight against deficits

In his speech before Congress on April 13, Barack Obama has proposed measures to control budget deficits in the long term, the announcement day. "We're going to have to make sacrifices," said the president. But we must not sacrifice America in which we believe. " Obama wants to reduce the deficit of 4 000 billion over twelve years, while U.S.

debt stands at over 14 000 billion. Main solutions: raising taxes for the wealthy and lower public spending. Following this announcement, the Republicans have reaffirmed their opposition to any tax hike. The newspaper said the president's remarks "constituted the most important advance in the budget debate."