Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Top Headline

* A photo possibly showing missing Madeleine McCann in Morocco is being examined by British experts. (Sky News)
* The new Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda is sworn into office with his Cabinet. (AFP)
* The United Automobile Workers announces a tentative agreement with General Motors ending a two day strike. (Associated Press via Fox News)
* A bridge under construction over the Hau River in Can Tho, Vietnam collapses leading to the loss of at least 60 workers with about 100 more missing. (Fox News), (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
* 2007 Burmese anti-government protests:
o Up to five Buddhist monks are killed (Sky News)
o Burmese police baton-charge a crowd of 700 anti-junta protestors including Buddhist monks and students. (AFP and ABC News Australia)
o Win Nang, a pro-democracy activist, is arrested. (AFP via News Limited)
* The India national cricket team starts a victory parade in Mumbai after winning the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20. (BBC)
* The United Nations Security Council approves the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad. (ReliefWeb)
* Mount Ruapehu erupts in New Zealand leading to the evacuation of fifty people. (News Limited)
* Sotheby's announces that it will auction an early version of the Magna Carta. (CNN)
* The Parliament of Lebanon adjourns a session to elect a new President of Lebanon until 23 October 2007. (BBC)
* 2007 Burmese anti-government protests:
o Approximately 20,000 people led by 2000 Buddhist monks begin another protest in Yangon despite threats by the Burmese junta. (AAP via News Limited)
o Hundreds of soldiers and riot police enter Yangon in an attempt to end the demonstrations (AFP) (Reuters)
o Myanmar's junta places dusk-till-dawn curfews on the country's two largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay. (AFP)
* The House of Representatives of Japan elects Yasuo Fukuda as the new Prime Minister of Japan. (CNN)
* The Supreme Court of Indonesia rejects the final appeals of Imam Samudra and Mukhlas, two men sentenced to death for their roles in the 2002 Bali bombings. (BBC)
* 73,000 United Auto Workers union workers go on strike against General Motors, the first general strike against the company in 37 years. Talks between the parties continued. (CNN)
* Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is found guilty of two counts of rape. (Fox)
* In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterates his assertion that his county's nuclear program has been "peaceful and transparent" and criticizes the "illegal" UN sanctions imposed by "arrogant" members of the UN Security Council. (BBC), (CNN)


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