Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eight people die after falling a military aircraft in southern Brazil

Eight people on board a transport plane of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) died on Tuesday after the plane crashed in the southern state of Santa Catarina, the military command reported. "The military regrets to inform that there is no surviving evidence of the accident with a C-98A Grand Caravan happened today," said the FAB, in a statement.

According to this version, the device, integrated into the fifth air transport squadron, fell to 13.30 local (16.30 GMT) in the municipality of Bom Jardim da Serra. The plane, carrying eight people who had taken off from the city of Canoas, State of Rio Grande do Sul, and headed to Rio de Janeiro.

Pie in the face of Murdoch: Jonnie Marbles sentenced to six weeks

The joke did not like. Jonnie Marbles, 26, was sentenced to six weeks. On 19 July the British comedian and performer has attempted to throw a pie in the face, or perhaps a plate with shaving cream, the "tycoon" Rupert Murdoch (see images), while the mogul and his son James was referring to the House the common intercept on the scandal.

The decision was issued by the "City of Westminster magistrates court." Before the court, on Friday said the comedian was "guilty." Jonathan May-Bowles (his real name) will have to serve at least half of his sentence. The man, accused of disturbing public order, was also sentenced to a fine of 250 pounds.

UN condemned Syria

The UN Security Council has condemned Wednesday evening the violence against demonstrators by the Syrian regime, with a formal declaration which calls on Syria to allow peaceful gatherings in the country and the entry of humanitarian aid . CNN reports that while the Council voted the Syrian army has launched a new bombing of the city of Hama by using tanks.

The text of the statement, that unlike a Council resolution is not binding, it condemns the "widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities." The text is a compromise reached in Western countries after the Council agreed to remove from the declaration, the request to initiate an investigation of the UN Council for Human Rights on violence.

The mayor of Vilnius on a tank crushing a car parked in a bike lane

 The mayor of the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, was filmed smashing a car that was parked illegally in a bike lane aboard an armored vehicle. "This is what will happen if you park your car illegally," said Mayor Arturas Zuokas, an avid cyclist, in a video posted on the website of the City of Vilnius.

The scene was filmed this weekend for a Swedish program called '99 things you should do before you die '. In the video, Mayor scolds Zuokas the owner of the car, sweeping the broken glass, climbs onto a bike and quietly macha. "You have to have a sense of humor, and I thought this would be a way to draw attention to the fact that the city intends to be proactive in the fight against illegal parking," said the mayor.

The UN declares famine in three other regions of Somalia

The famine has spread to three other areas of southern Somalia, where two regions already suffered such a situation, reported the Financial Analysis Unit of Nutrition and Food Security in Somalia, linked to the UN. "New data indicate that the prevalence of acute malnutrition and mortality rates have exceeded the threshold of hunger in the Balkan and Cadal areas in Middle Shabelle, in the IDP camp Afgoye and between the community of displaced people in Mogadishu," said the FSNAU in a statement issued in Nairobi.