Friday, May 20, 2011

Images of despair

A 22 year old woman attempted to jump from the seventh floor of a residential building in Changchun, north of China. According to witnesses, she was planning to marry her boyfriend after four years of courtship, until he wanted to end the relationship. A policeman got her to safety, while the neighbors did their best to secure it from nearby windows, as shown by the chilling images.

The girl was dressed in a wedding dress.

RUGBY - The Football Association put on his team

England is seen (at least) in the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup 2011. In any case, it is a place in the semis has bet the English Federation of Rugby (RFU), reports the Guardian. And in case of victory, the 250 initially wagered 000 pounds would yield 2.25 million. A nice windfall that the RFU has redistributed to players and members of management technique.

Thirty national team players who have made the trip to New Zealand next autumn could then reach 50,000 pounds each. Even without ultimate success, just as the team reached the semifinals for the RFU to recoup those costs. In the last two World Cups, England had reached the final. This practice of paris, common in other sports (golf, tennis), was described as "fiscally prudent" with the RFU.

The (second) death of Strauss-Kahn policy

Communist youth, Dominique Strauss-Kahn softened his speech after going through the economic power in order to enter the French socialist political landscape. A meteoric media rise, colorful covers, positive future, catapulted him to the ministry of economy and finance in the plural left government of Jospin.

This "cluster" that he promised the social rise of a France tired of conservatism, crashed in 2002, but DSK (initials with which the French media today labeled the covers dyed black background) was no longer there. Political setback that left plural Jospin had set years earlier amid corruption scandals and legal charges of influence peddling.

More than 800 injured, two seriously, in a train accident in Soweto

A total of 857 people were injured, two seriously, in a train crash during rush hour in the evening in the urban area of Soweto, 'capital' of black South Africa situated 24 kilometers from the capital, Johannesburg. At the moment there have been no fatalities, although two of the victims are in critical condition and were evacuated by air to health units.

The rest have received assistance from broken bones and multiple injuries. Eyewitnesses reported that a passenger train rammed from behind another that was stopped. The violence of the collision caused some of the passengers came out fired through the windows. The South African authorities have acknowledged that this is one of the worst losses suffered in the South African rail network in recent years.

LIBYA - Tripoli center transformed into a nightclub

In Tripoli, where residents have become accustomed to the roar of NATO planes flying overhead, firing missiles and dropping bombs on military targets around the barracks of Bab Al-Aziziyah, place of residence of Muammar Gaddafi, turn each night into a kind of large nightclub open. Hundreds of young people of both sexes, flock, including the Green Square to dance and party.

From a podium set up near the ruins of the ancient house of Qaddafi [destroyed by U.S. bombing in April 1986] a thunderous sound, creating a festive, inviting them to wiggle to the beat of songs composed in praise of "Brother Guide", celebrating his achievements and his fighting against opponents described as a "bunch of drug addicts." It sings "God, Muammar, the homeland and that's all." Occasionally, the voice of Qaddafi emerges to impose its famous provocations, such as "Battle them." As for the television official, it diffuses into the loop of images of women and children waved his green flag and the portrait of the plan, claiming the slogans in praise of the guide found shelter in his house fortified within the barracks of Al-Aziziyah.

Obama gives a speech about the Arab world

Uruguayan legislators choose to keep the law of amnesty for military

The Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay has rejected the plan of the ruling Frente Amplio (FA) to remove the amnesty law, which prevented try military and police who violated human rights during the dictatorship (1973-1985). After 14 hours of heated debate, the government deputy Victor Semproni its pledge to abstain and the FA came within one vote to achieve the majority needed to take forward the initiative (49 versus 98).

Nicaragua - Among the advisors to the president, a nephew of Gaddafi

A diplomatic telegrams revealed by Wikileaks states that Lashtar Muhamad, a nephew of Muammar Gaddafi, is private secretary and adviser for international affairs of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. The telegram dated 2007, is signed by the United States ambassador in Havana, Paul Trivelli, and has a nephew as part of the spy network of Gaddafi.

According to La Nacion, the newspaper of Costa Rica has been the investigation Lashtar Muhamad, 51, arrived in Nicaragua in 1980, after the triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979 to work at the Libyan embassy in Managua as representative Gaddafi interests in the region. He also runs two businesses - one of which is to obtain a frequency of television - is an alternate member to the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN), has the rank of ambassador and has an office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua.

Strauss-Kahn is "optimistic" and is "good" on his arrival at court

Paris. .- The Managing Director and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn is "good" and is "optimistic" about their situation, as noted on Thursday one of his lawyers, William Taylor, a French broadcaster RTL. Strauss-Kahn was arrested Saturday at an airport in New York after an employee of the hotel they had stayed denounced him for attempted rape.

On Monday, former IMF chief appeared before a Manhattan judge, who denied bail. As explained by Taylor, Strauss-Kahn, that from that day is being held in prison Rykers Island, New York, "okay." "It's upbeat and happy", he added, without elaborating. He has also stated that the defense hopes to "get his release today or tomorrow at the latest next week." The lawyers will ask again today his release on bail of one million dollars and provided that you also put an electronic bracelet to monitor their movements.

Two dead in an attack on a U.S. consulate convoy in Pakistan

At least two people were killed and 10 wounded, including two Americans, by the explosion on Friday in a car bomb near a U.S. consulate vehicle in the city of Peshawar in western Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban admitted on Friday to be responsible for this attack, the latest incident in an outbreak of violence since U.S.

forces killed the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden this month. The attack occurred on a main road in an area where many Western diplomats live and used 50 kilos of explosives, police said. "There was an attack on a convoy of two cars from the consulate in Peshawar. A car was hit. We are still investigating what happened," said U.S.

LIBYA - I, a war photographer in Misrata

After the death of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, two photographers were killed by a cluster bomb, one of their colleagues, who also attended Misrata, took the pen to talk about his craft, shared the goal of showing fear and stay there.

Obama supports the creation of a Palestinian state based on borders of 67

Barcelona (Editorial / Agencies) .- The U.S. president, Barack Obama, said today in his speech on the Middle East that "the borders of Israel and Palestine must be based on the 1967 lines" with "mutually agreeable exchanges, as as providing support to the demands of the Palestinians on their future state.

In his speech on the movement of civil unrest in the region, delivered at the State Department, Obama said: "The U.S. believes that negotiations should result in two states, Palestinian permanent borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt, Israeli permanent borders Palestine. " "The borders of Israel and Palestine must be based on the 1967 lines agreed to exchange each other, thus establishing recognized and secure borders for both states," said the president.

Netanyahu meets Obama: The 67 borders are indefensible

And Barack Obama arrived. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abu Mazen, do not know today how to digest the speech of U.S. president and his plan to boost the stalled peace process. A speech that dealt 'carrots and sticks many' the two leaders who thought that Obama had already thrown in the towel.

They did not, after the death of Osama bin Laden, he feels stronger than ever. Netanyahu was speaking shortly before heading to Ben Gurion airport to travel to Washington this week will face Obama in the White House in a meeting described as "critical" in bilateral relations and the peace negotiations.

Speech is silver

Certainly Gordon Brown was not invited to the royal wedding, but had some consolation. Former British Prime Minister has earned tens of thousands of pounds by his speeches since he left Downing Street. The former Labor leader's speeches invoice 50 000 pounds (more than EUR 56 000) on average, says the Sunday Telegraph he has collected 49,052 books for a speech at the University of Prince Saud in Riyadh and 37 047 pounds a speech hosted by the Hindustan Times in India.

Violence in Afghanistan leaves 58 dead and primed with civilians

Kabul. .- Several armed incidents took the lives today of at least 58 people in eastern Afghanistan, 35 of them civilians, in an escalation of violence led by the offensive that the Taliban are doing around the country. In the most serious confrontation, a Taliban attack resulted in the deaths of 35 Afghan civilians and wounded more than 20 working in the construction of a road in Paktia province, bordering Pakistan.

Three dead and over hundred injured by an earthquake measuring 5.9 degrees in Turkey

Three people have died and over a hundred have been injured by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 recorded last night in the western part of Turkey, local authorities reported. The epicenter was located in the city of Simav, in the western province of Kutahya, and the tremor could be felt in the provinces of Bursa, Istanbul, Yalova and Izmir.

According center Kandilli seismic research, the quake occurred at 23.16 local time (20.16 GMT) and was followed by at least fifty replicas until this morning. The largest of these aftershocks had a magnitude of 4.6 degrees on the Richter scale. Turkish Minister of Environment, Veysel Eroglu said the station told NTV that a 18 year old died when a wall drop you over, whereas a person of 61 years died of a heart attack in the region of Kutahya.

GUANTANAMO BAY - A terrorist in the British secret service

"A murderer of al-Qaida was working for MI6, according to records filed" as a Guardian. The newspaper of London shows, according to information provided by Wikileaks, as responsible for several attacks in Pakistan in 2002 was part of British intelligence. This information is part of the recent revelations about the prisoners at Guantanamo, which Wikileaks released the interrogation reports.

We also learn that dozens of prisoners were teenagers at the time of their arrest.

The # Spanishrevolution spread to Italy

Rome. .- The call for real democracy has already crossed borders and Twitter have already established the # Italianrevolution, simulating the # Spanishrevolution with calls to concentrate in cities on Thursday and Friday at 20:00 in major Italian cities. The demonstrations, in which notices are required to be "peaceful" were organized for this Thursday in Florence, Bologna and Padua, while in cities like Rome, Milan, Turin, Pisa, Palermo, Taranto and Bari will be held this Friday the same time.

CHAD - A by-election a foregone conclusion

The result of the Chadian presidential election, whose first round was held on April 25, should be no surprise. The current president, Idriss Deby, heavily favored hand, reports the Daily DRC. The three opponents, Saleh Kebzabo, Wadal Abdelkader Kamougue and Ngarlejy Yorongar have in effect withdrawn their candidacy and called for a boycott of the election.

In power since 1990, Idriss Deby is seeking a fourth term.

The Afghan Taliban kill 35 workers constructing a road

Kabul. .- A Taliban attack ended today with the lives of 35 Afghans and injured workers over 20 who worked in the construction of a road in the eastern province of Paktia, said official sources told Efe. Eight insurgents were killed when confronted by security guards of the construction company, the Afghan Glaxy Sky, in a late night incident, said spokesman of Paktia province, Rohullá Samún.

DSK, the stewardess: Nice ass!

"Quel beau c. .. l! (Nice ass!). The last moments of freedom of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF's then-employer testified to his reputation as a womanizer. According to Le Point, DSK was already installed on your Business Class seat on Saturday when he let the compliment (or, rather, rudeness) led to one of the hostesses of Air France flight that was about to take off from JFK in New York to Paris.

YEMEN - Opposition (but not the street) accepts the plan to end the Gulf Crisis

The coalition of opposition parties accepted the plan to end the crisis presented by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It provides for the departure within thirty days of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the establishment of a transitional government composed of ministers, half of the current regime, 40% of members of the opposition and for the remaining 10% of representatives of protest.

Several groups of protesters refuse the plan and demand the immediate departure of President Saleh.

Russia prepares delivery to Poland of the documents on the Katyn massacre

Moscow. .- Russia will deliver all documents soon to Poland over the Katyn massacre in 1940 where over 22,000 Polish officers were executed on Stalin's orders, said Wednesday Russia's prosecutor general, Yuri Chaika. "The delivery to the Polish part of the criminal case be instructed after the mass grave containing the remains of Polish soldiers is in its final phase," Chaika said at a meeting with his Polish counterpart Anjei Seremet, quoted by Russian news agencies .

Elizabeth II, with the Irish thoroughbred

Verglas and was called one of the best thoroughbred of his time. Withdrawn from the race tracks for years, lived in the Irish town of Kildare and collected a $ 10,000 stallion service. However, Isabel II could not see it on Thursday during his visit to the National Stud. Verglas died just two days ago.

Just before the visit of His Majesty. Today's schedule appears too nice for the Queen. And not just because the program does not include any political event. Also because Elizabeth II spends much of day one of his passions: horse racing. First he visited the National Stud in Kildare, where he discovered a sculpture and has seen a display.

LIBYA - Italy ready to conduct air strikes

"Libya: Italy also bombed," as La Repubblica the day after Silvio Berlusconi announced that Rome will send planes targeted actions on Libyan territory to protect the civilian population. Italian Prime Minister changed his mind after a phone call from the White House, the Rome daily reported. The Italian authorities decided to respond positively to the request for reinforcements from the Secretary General of NATO member countries to the military organization.

'Le Figaro' reveals the existence of a new witness in the case Strauss-Kahn

Paris. .- An employee of the hotel was in a room with Dominique Strauss Kahn when he entered the woman accused of violation of the former chief manager of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Le Figaro reported today. According to sources close to the Sofitel hotel chain which owns the facts cited by the French newspaper, the man was taking breakfast Strauss-Kahn of the service when the employee came and asked if I could start cleaning the room.

Germany manages to hunt Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens has made a fortune from a patent for the 'plastination' of human corpses which grisly display at international exhibitions. But much more complex than the technique of 'plastination' (removing fluids from a corpse and replacing them with cold acetone) is the legal framework that protects their business, woven by international lawyers to ensure that the purchase of bodies of prisoners Chinese prisons not be punished (and their processing, display and sale in Germany).

German populism

Chancellor Angela Merkel made another dubious statement last night populist. It was in a 1500 speech to his party supporters in the town of Meschede, Germany deep in North Rhine-Westphalia. Although the German opposition does not present any fundamental objection or puts great problems, the status of low hours Merkel.

His party, the CDU does not come through good times and losing one election after another. Merkel faces new rescues, Portugal and Greece. Of Greece is the second, a warning about how bad the medicine applied, which however is ignored. In this context Merkel relaunch his message: "It is important that countries like Greece, Spain, Portugal people can not retire earlier than in Germany [...] We can not have a common currency and one has many holidays , and others very few [...] Germany only help if the others are struggling.

Tension builds in Albania by new accusations of fraud in elections

Tension builds in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe. For two years, is mired in a deep political crisis, which worsened in January when four demonstrators were killed socialist security guards in a protest to seek the resignation of Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, accused of corruption and fraud general election in 2009.

Berisha won by a narrow margin between the socialist accusations of electoral fraud. On Thursday, protesters clashed in Tirana socialist with police and blocked several roads in protest against the fraud that was also considered in the municipal elections of May 8. Clashes were reported at the headquarters of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), where several demonstrators were injured and one officer was hospitalized, police sources said.

SYRIA - Bloodbath in the town of Dera

"It's the roar of tanks breaking on their city that has awakened the people of Deraa April 25," reports Asharq Al-Awsat. Thousands of troops backed by tanks stormed the city of Deraa to quell the protest against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, born March 15 in the southern city of Syria. Deraa is under siege, communications are cut and people are subjected to gunfire and shelling with heavy artillery that killed more than 37 dead and dozens injured.

Possible suicide of a detainee at Guantanamo

Washinton. .- An Afghan prison in Guantanamo Bay prison (located on the island of Cuba) died Wednesday morning in an apparent case of suicide, reported by the U.S. Defense Department. The deceased has been identified as Inayatulá, 37, who came to Guantánamo in September 2007. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has launched an investigation to determine exactly everything about the incident, the statement of Defence.

Strauss-Kahn resigned as director of the IMF strongly deny all allegations

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as IMF managing director, as announced in a statement the day after Strauss-Kahn was detained in New York accused of sexually assaulting a waitress in a hotel floor. "I reject in the strongest possible all the allegations were made against me," Strauss-Kahn said in his resignation letter, released by the IMF.

"At this moment of infinite sadness," Strauss-Kahn said in his letter of resignation, "I think before anyone in my wife, my children and my friends who I love more than anyone in the world ... ". French politician denies guilt all the time in the sex scandal that has been involved "strongly deny all allegations that have been made against me, with this decision I want to protect the institution in which I served and devote all my time and energy to prove my innocence.