Monday, July 18, 2011

The Dalai Lama is a sincere concern for Obama on the situation in Tibet

The President Barack Obama met Saturday at the White House with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, despite China's protests about the previous meeting. Beijing stated Friday that the Tibetan religious leader uses these visits to "divide" the country. To try to mitigate the anger of the Chinese government, Obama tried to subtract some officers to the meeting.

Therefore, according to U.S. media, the meeting took place in the Oval Office, but in another room of the White House. The press had no access to the event. After the meeting, the Dalai Lama told the AFP news agency that Obama had shown a "genuine concern" about the situation of human rights in Tibet.

Chavez delegate some powers to his deputy before returning to Cuba to be treated

For the first time in over a dozen years in office, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, gave some of his powers and administrative powers to his deputy and finance minister, after receiving authorization from the National Assembly to leave the country on the island and continue the fight against cancer.

"I will delegate to the vice president and Jorge Elias Jaua Gordani  some decisions up to me now touch me, signatures and decisions, here is the decree," Chavez said in a televised cabinet meeting. Chavez was approved Saturday by the national parliament to travel to Cuba, the president request made on Friday in order, he said, starting the second stage of the cancer treatment consisting in applying chemotherapy.

Mubarak said in coma

The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has fallen into a coma, according to his lawyer. He had been informed of a sudden deterioration in health, the lawyer Farid al Dib on Sunday said the news agency Reuters, without giving further details.

By a person familiar with the process it was said that Mubarak sometimes fall into a coma, but the condition was stable. The director of the luxury-Sinai Hospital in Bath Sharm el Sheikh, Mubarak is staying in since June under arrest denied, however, that he had fallen into a coma. Reported this to the Egyptian news website "youm7".

Dramatic rescue of a child in India

Just a slip and Chiku enough Banvasi, four years would be engulfed by the waters. Little got there when he was bathing with his uncle. The rise of the river Narmada caught him unawares. The neighbors tried to get reaching a branch but, despite numerous attempts, they succeeded. They fell and the boy was at the mercy of the waters at the horror of his family watched the scene distraught.

That's when everyone starts running after Chiku, which disappears between eddies. Their families are thrown into the water and suddenly get it. They manage to take the child out of the river, although unconscious and half-drowned. Now, Chiku Banvasi recovers in the hospital and is stable.

Libyan Rebels fight in the streets of Brega, oil enclave

After a four-day offensive, the rebels have managed to break today Libyan defenses raised by the troops around the enclave gadafistas Brega oil, 78 miles west of Ajdabiya, and led the fighting in the streets of the town. Rebel commanders have told Efe that the militants have managed to penetrate the city's residential area, but have not yet managed to control it.

"500 soldiers have come to recognize in the city, others are following them. By the time night falls the city will be ours," said Efe field commander Abdul Jawad.

News of the World: The London police chief resigns

The head of the London Police Department Scotland Yard, Paul Stephenson, has resigned from his position. To Him be the extent of the spying affair was not clear, he told several television channels.

Stephenson explained at a press conference on Sunday evening, also the step with the "speculations and accusations" about connections from Scotland Yard to the newspaper group News International, publisher of Rupert Murdoch. He was in the afternoon the Home Secretary and the Mayor informed of his intention to resign as head of Scotland Yard, said Stephenson.