Wednesday, June 22, 2011

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon elected to second term

The UN General Assembly elected the top diplomats from South Korea on Tuesday night again for the post of Secretary General. Last week the Security Council had already given him confidence. The approval of the 192 UN Member States in the plenary was by acclamation.

The Syrian regime arrested thousands of opponents university

Syrian security forces arrested on Monday tens of thousands of students from the University of Aleppo, as opposition activists denounce cited by Reuters. They are joined by a dozen people, including a Muslim preacher, who were arrested in the town of Tel Rifaat, midway between Aleppo and the border with Turkey.

The students had gathered on campus to criticize the speech of President Bashar al-Assad, who has promised a "constitutional reform" and the parliamentary elections in August. From the University of Damascus, Assad has reiterated its commitment to the "national dialogue" and also promised new laws on media.

Thousands of passengers affected by volcanic ash in Australia

Thousands of passengers have been affected today by flight cancellations in Australia caused by the return of the ash cloud from the volcano in Chile Puyehue-Cordón Caulle. The cloud has affected air services in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia among other locations, and has aggravated the chaos at airports is expected to continue Wednesday in the south.

Pilot error, possible cause of the crash of a Russian road

At least 44 people have been killed after Russian plane crash on a highway near the airport in Petrozavodsk in Karelia (about 400 miles northeast of St. Petersburg). For now, pack a possible pilot error as the likely cause of the accident, according to information provided by the Russian deputy Sergei Ivanov told Agence France Presse.

Man needed of the medical care steal 1$ to get treatment in prison

 A man 59 years old without work and in need of medical care has decided to pull off a bank robbery by $ 1 in order to end up in prison and use the infirmary. It happened in Gastonia, North Carolina, June 9 last year, but the ABC broke the news just now.

Jordanian minister resigns Information about the lack of freedom of expression

Jordanian Information Minister, Tahar Adwan, announced Tuesday he has resigned for what he believes laws "restrictive to freedom of opinion." "I have submitted my resignation to the Prime Minister Maarouf Bakhit to protest against the press laws were discussed in a special session of Parliament which are inconsistent with the strategy I proposed on Saturday," Adwan said.