Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Your World News Report - May 18, 2011

By Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Prayer Saved Passengers

Cathay Flight CX715 in route to Indonesia had to divert back to Singapore for an emergency landing. 136 frightened passengers abroad the plane turned to prayer to get through this horrid ordeal—passengers reported that prayer and God calmed them. Fire Officials met the plane and sparks were reported coming from one of the plane’s engine. Rolls Royce the plane’s engine manufacture has launched an investigation.


Chief of IMF Incarcerated Without Bail in Rikers Island

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Chief of the International Monetary Fund has been arrested on alleged attempted rape charges and is being held without bail in the notorious Rikers Island jail in New York City. A maid at a luxury hotel in New York reported to her supervisory hotel staff that Mr. Kahn tried to sexually assault her which they then reported to authorities. Mr. Kahn who was arrested on a flight before departing for Paris, France was taking into custody for questioning--after being extensively questioned Mr. Kahn was then officially charged for assault charges. Mr. Kahn is set to return to jail on May 23rd and is expected to plead not guilty. Mr. Kahn was expected to defeat the current President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year presidential election.


A Bomb on a Bus before Queen Elizabeth Historic Visit to Ireland

A suspicious package found on a bus in the Republic of Ireland heading to Dublin, Ireland just hours before Queen Elizabeth II was due to visit the country. Irish Army bomb team has since deemed it safe--authorities are investigating who is responsible for the bomb hoax. Queen Elizabeth will be in Ireland four days as the Republic of Ireland and its citizen celebrate their independence from the British.


Women Volunteers Sexually Assaulted While Serving in the Peace Corps

Women volunteers for the Peace Corps have testified before congress on violent sexual assault and in some cases murder against them and fellow volunteers around the world. Women are speaking out on how the Peace Corp is blaming them for these dreadful acts of violence. The women are asking congress to pass a mandate to force the Peace Corp to better handle victims. Aaron Williams Director of the Peace Corps spoke before House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. stated the Peace Corps has made changes to stop blaming victims and to improve the handling these situations.




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