Sunday, July 10, 2011

Malaysia: Hundreds of protesters arrested

670 people were arrested at the rally banned by the government, said the federal police said in a statement. According to witnesses, riot police armed with batons were rounding up the protesters and dragged them into police vehicles. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told the news service via Twitter with the Internet, he had suffered from the tear gas "minor injuries".

Ex first lady Betty Ford dies

Betty Ford, the widow of former President Gerald Ford died today at age 93, five years after her husband. Betty Ford was the first lady of the United States between 1974 and 1977 and was known as the founder of an addiction rehab clinic in California and for his activism in favor of equality for women.

In a statement, President Barack Obama said: "Throughout his life, Betty Ford was distinguished by his courage and compassion," highlighting his work as an advocate for women's rights.

Berlusconi will pay 560 million euros for the Mondadori case

The Court of Appeal of Milan lowered to 560 (from 750) million euro penalty imposed on the business group of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, by way of compensation to the conglomerate CIR property damage caused in the struggle for control of Mondadori.

Gaddafi threatens to attack Europe send martyrs and claims Al Andalus

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a message to his followers that his regime will fall, and has called on NATO to stop its attacks on loyalist forces. "The regime in Libya will not be defeated. It relies on its people rather than Gaddafi. NATO is wrong if it believes it can bring down the regime in this country," said the Libyan leader in Sebha, 750 km south of Tripoli , a stronghold of the tribe to which he belongs.

An earthquake measuring 7.1 in Fukushima

The northeastern Japan has been rocked again by an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale at 9:57 a.m. (local time) with epicenter in the east coast of the island of Honshu, at a depth of ten kilometers. The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, TEPCO, has not reported any new damage.

However, caution has been evicted by the technicians of the plant. The Government has maintained for two hours a tsunami warning in the prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima.