Enjoy an Egg McMuffin with your Morning Coffee today in honor of its inventor, Herb Peterson, who died today at age 89.
>>Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s hotly contested presidential election will be held tomorrow. Opposition leaders have repeatedly stated that 84-year-old President Mugabe, who has held power for 28 years, is again undermining the election. They claim to have already discovered 90,000 suspicious names on voting rolls. Yesterday he handed out 450 cars to doctors at government-run hospitals. Security forces are on high alert amid warnings by the opposition that they will carry out Kenya-style protests if they feel the election is rigged. The Times reports on the millions of Zimbabwean refugees living in South Africa, some of which may decide to return pending the results of tomorrow’s election.
>>Tibet – Yesterday monks in Lhasa interrupted a carefully orchestrated press trip
by the Chinese government at the Jokhang Temple. The group of 30 to 40 monks wept
and shouted at Chinese authorities and spent 15 minutes with reporters
rebutting what they said were Chinese lies about the recent unrest. The
Chinese government announced that the monks won’t be punished.
>>Colombia – Colombia is offering to suspend the sentences of jailed FARC guerillas if FARC, in turn, frees Ingrid Betancourt, along with other hostages. Betancourt, a former senator and presidential candidate who has spent six years in captivity, is feared to be ill, suffering from Hepatitis B and Lesmaniasis.
>>Korea – North Korea test-fired a battery of short-range missiles today in further defiance of the new South Korean president’s reprimand on human rights and non-proliferation. The show of force follows the expulsion of 11 South Korean officials from a jointly run factory complex in Kaesong.
- What’s In A Name?
- UN Population Fund joins others to
launch campaign in DRC against sexual violence
- Attacks on Aid Workers Threatening
Relief Operations in Darfur
wants SA arms deal inquiry
in mobile phone share sale
body calls on Sudan to tackle rights abuses
power-sharing hits deadlock over cabinet
crew denies passing fatal flu
Cantaloupe Ban Criticized
Deadline Set for Energy Nationalization
confident NATO will help its Afghan troops
leader warns strikers
Gates wants list of all US nuclear arms
clashes intensify in northwest Pakistan
children in Nepal protest
Lanka probes ‘bomber offer’
Indonesians Die After Drinking Tonic
Sinks in Philippines; 13 Are Missing
court rules troops involved in WW2 suicides
allows diplomats into Tibet
Timor leader criticises troops
hails progress in Russia talks
Law Could Impede Microsoft Deal for Yahoo
inflation hits decade high
From Tibet Is Test for China’s Rulers
relief at Muslim restraint over Koran film
Journalist’s Homes Raided
flies rebel out of Comoros
murder fuels ‘mafia’ fears
critical of “brutal” Belarus crackdown
and Brown list joint plans
distances Pope from views of baptized Muslim
peacekeepers raid homes of Karadzic family
warns Italy over cheese scare
plans for maglev derailed