A traumatizing day for Canada
Yesterday's article giving a rundown of when world leaders came to the rostrum of the General Assembly proved popular enough that we're going to keep the series going throughout the week. Wednesday's speeches include some of the most highly anticipated of this year's session.
As of 11:20 AM EDT on April 14th, 2012, the first resolution on Syria, Resolution 2042, was adopted by the United Nations Security Council, after a year of protests and conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's capital, followed by a magnitude 6.2 tremor in Indonesia's Papua province.
After last minute bid for amendment fails, Russia and China veto the Security Council's draft resolution on Syria.
Thirty protesters have just been killed in shootings at a pro-democracy rally in Yemen. If there was ever a case for bringing the international community together to forge a Comprehensive Peace Agreement with opposing groups in a country before a civil war, Yemen today is that case.
From MSNBC: "A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompting a "nuclear emergency."