Friday, August 26, 2011

Nigeria: a bomb in the building of the United Nations: Ten dead

A strong explosion occurred shortly before 11 local time  within the UN building in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The first leaks reveal a bomb exploded on the third floor of one wing of the building and completely destroyed. There are at least a dozen dead and many wounded.

On site you are bringing numerous police vehicles and ambulances. "We have seen an explosion in the building. All those who were in the basement were killed. The bodies were scattered everywhere. I've seen at least five", UN employees said . "It seems that the explosion had started from the basement and the building shook," he added.

Japan, Prime Minister Khan resigns

The Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has announced his resignation as chairman of the Democratic Party (PDJ), thus paving the way for its de facto successor to the leadership of the government. In Japan, in fact, the president of the majority party in the Chamber of Deputies are appointed to lead the government, even if the Senate is in the hands of the opposition, as is the case today.

Thousands of Chileans go back for education and against Piñera

The Chilean students, mobilized since May to demand better education, took a clean sweep today marches organized by the main multisindical the country, in the second and final day of national strike called by political and economic reform. According to police, the march gathered in Santiago between 70,000 and 80,000 people in total, a figure that exceeds the demonstrations have been calling for three months, college and high school students within their own demonstrations.

Strauss-Kahn received his passport two days after withdrawing the charges

The former chief manager of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn received his passport two days after Judge Michael Obus withdraw all the charges against him last May for sexual assault and attempted rape in New York .

Libya-war: violent resistance from the Gaddafi troops

 Gaddafi's fighters have apparently at least parts of the oil port of Ras Lanuf recaptured. Meanwhile, Gaddafi called on the population to resistance against the rebels, which he described as a rat. Even women and children should participate in the fight, Qaddafi said, according to the Arabic news channel Al Jazeera in the short audio message.