Monday, August 8, 2011

Typhoon Muifa China forces evacuation of 200,000 citizens

The Chinese authorities have evacuated Saturday to more than 200,000 residents of the eastern province of Zhejiang and have more than 200 flights canceled, pending the arrival of a typhoon that could be the worst to affect the area in years. Forecasts indicate that the typhoon Muifa should impact the east coast of China this weekend, with winds of 160 kph (100 mph) and heavy rain.

News of the storm on Friday caused the suspension of operations at various ports of shipment of crude oil and other commercial products. 75 flights canceled Shanghai, Hangzhou did the same with 140 more flights and Air China suspended all trips, according to official news agency Xinhua.

38 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash of NATO in central Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Saturday that 31 U.S. soldiers have died and seven Afghan helicopter crash in central China. According to local sources, the military was conducting an operation against the Taliban. According to Associated Press has learned over 20 of the 31 U.S. soldiers killed were members of SEAL, the best strength of the U.S. Special Operations, who commanded the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. president, Barack Obama, regretted the incident. "His death is a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by our men and women in the military and their families, including those serving in Afghanistan," he said in a statement released by the White House.

Another night of riots in London

More violence in London. After serious clashes Sunday in the district of Tottenham, the riots in the night have moved further north, in the residential district of Enfield. About 100 boys, very young, wrapped up in the hoods of sweatshirts, stormed a few shops on the main street of the neighborhood.

At the moment the situation seems to be back under control. The officers of the Metropolitan Police have blocked access to the area where the accident occurred and are treating the area as a crime scene. In the streets you can still see broken windows, broken bottles.

Ban Ki-moon calls on Assad to end the use of violence against civilians

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the use of violence against civilians, and expressed "great concern" about the death toll from the protests the last days in the Arab country. "In a telephone conversation with President Assad, the Secretary General expressed his great concern and the international community over the increasing violence and the death toll in Syria in recent days," reported the spokesman's office of the UN.

Raul Castro greets Chavez on his arrival in Cuba to continue treatment

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, was received by General Raul Castro on his arrival last night to Cuba to undergo a second cycle of chemotherapy, following treatment for cancer which was operated on the island last June, reported local media today. Chavez arrived shortly before midnight Saturday to the International Airport "José Martí" Havana, in military dress, "smiling and talkative," according to a brief note published on the cover of the official newspaper "Juventud Rebelde" with a photo which he is seen conversing with President Raul Castro.

Japan remembers 66th Hiroshima anniversary

Japan recalls on Saturday the 66th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the middle of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. At the ceremony, Prime Minister Naoto Kan reiterated its call for the denuclearization and the elimination of such weapons. The event, held at the Peace Park, near where the bomb hit, the prime minister stressed that Japan should change its energy policy in view of the crisis experienced in the central Fukushima earthquake and 'tsunami 'of March 11, causing radioactive leaks.

The Syrian army caused dozens of deaths in the attack on Deir al-Zur and Haul

At least 42 people were killed in an offensive launched by the Syrian army against the towns of Deir al-Zur (northeast) and Haul (province of Homs, in the middle), Efe said a spokesman for the Local Coordination Committees, Abdullah Mohamed al. Al Abdullah said that 38 people were killed in Deir el-Zur, where private hospitals have been forced to close and one public has been surrounded by troops, and four died Haul.

Netanyahu is considering a response to the demands of outraged Israelis

Even with the thunderous echo of the more than 300,000 Israeli demonstrators last night demanding "social justice" in protests held around the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that made "social corrections with determination but also with responsibility. I am convinced we will succeed as we did with the economy in the past.

" After announcing the membership of the round table dialogue with the leaders of the major social upheaval in the history of Israel, Netanyahu made clear at the start of the weekly meeting of Government: "I am sensitive to the protest. We will listen to everyone.'ll Talk to all. dialogue in a sincere and hear the claims and proposed solutions.