Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Your World News Report - May 11, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

A Soccer Field Grave

68 bodies were found in ten burial mounds in a soccer field in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. Guilaume Ngega, the Deputy Director of U.N. Human Rights Division claims the pro-Laurent Gbagbo militias are probably responsible for the killings. Families identified the dead and were interviewed in addition to possible witnesses. The brutal murders happened on April 12, a day after Gbagbo was arrested by the army –Gbagbo militias supporters are raged in the nation’s democratic elected leader Alassane Ouattara in last November elections.


Microsoft to Buy Skype

Microsoft Corp is in the works to buy Skype for 8.5 billion dollars in cash. Skype who have 145 million internet users on a monthly basis will become a new business division for Microsoft. Tony Bates, Skype current Chief Executive will head the division. As this deal is a great move for Skype experts find this deal unfavorable for Microsoft.


Pakistan to Investigate bin Laden

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan addressed the Pakistani Parliament informing them there will be an investigation conducted on how Osama Bin Laden lived in Abbottabad unnoticed for the past six years. The prime minister appointed Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal to lead internal investigation in the Pakistani military and police. Prime Gilani said Pakistan is not the birthplace of AL Qaeda nor did they invite Osama Bin Laden to Pakistan--Pakistan is determined to eliminate Al Qaeda and terrorism in Pakistan. Simultaneously, approximately 500 protestors marched outside in outrage over the killing of Osama Bin Laden by the US secret agents.


Fire Burns in South Florida

A fire in the Big Cypress National Preserve has caused Miami Dade and Broward County to under smoke manifested filled atmosphere throughout the counties--The National Weather Service issued an air quality advisory warning drivers to take precautions while driving. Forecasters are predicting that air conditions will remain the same over next few days. The brush fire is believed to have started by lightening two weeks ago--officials report the fire is 60 percent contained, but over 35,000 acres have been burned.




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