Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Your World News Report - April 19, 2011

Berlyne Julmis
News Coordinator

A New Castro, A New Era

President Raul Castro has announced new leaders for Cuba’s Communist Party and for the first time in more than a decade Fidel Castro will not be a member. President Castro declared communist leaders should be restricted to two 5-year terms. President Raul Castro is open to discussions and negotiations with the U.S. President Raul Castro in his speech said "The party leadership was in need of renewal and should subject itself to severe self-criticism." Former President Fidel Castro has officially resigned from the Communist Party.

Nigerian Elections Spark Violence

Results from the Nigerian Presidential Elections spark a rage of violence in the country causing many to flee. Churches, cars, and homes were incinerated in Kaduna and Kano--authorities was forced to levy a curfew. Many lives have been lost and many were injured due to the rise of violence. Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari the losing candidate claims the election was fixed. Current President Goodluck Jonathan has once again won the election and is calling for the violence the end.

Texas Wild Fires Blaze

Wild fires continue to burn out of control in Texas. Governor Rick Perry of Texas has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for state in his letter to President Obama. Governor Perry said 252 countries are threatened by the wildfires. Many residents have been forced to evacuate and have lost their homes. Smaller fires are igniting; officials have announced that they are being contained. Many firefighters, local and state officials, and volunteers have committed to help cease the wildfires. North of San Angelo Texas 150,000 acre of land is burning—total of one million acres have been affected by raging fires.

Murder Witnessed on Webcam

Qian Liu was a 23 year old International student who studied English at York University in Toronto Canada was murdered while her boyfriend in China watched her struggle with an assailant at her door. The victim was found ten hours later by police after her boyfriend contacted Qian’s family in Benign who then contacted the Canadian Consulate. The assailant took the laptop and webcam that Qian was using to chat with her boyfriend during the early hours on Friday morning. The assailant is described as a white male between 20 to 30 years of age, 175 to 200 pounds, medium length hair.




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