Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Your World News Report - June 1, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Germany’s E. coli Outbreak Kills and Infects Many

16 people have died due to an E. coli outbreak in Germany and hundreds have fallen ill. The E. coli outbreak started in northern Germany, but has now spread to the western parts of Germany. Authorities have reported the outbreak was caused by E. coli found in raw vegetables. The European Food Safety Alert Network has reported E. coli which causes hemorrhage in the intestines was found in cucumbers which were also shipped from Germany to Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Luxembourg and Spain. The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition reported two Spanish producing cucumber companies may be involved in the E. coli outbreak.


Ratko Mladic Extradited for War Crimes

Ratko Mladic Bosnia’s former Serb Army Chief has been extradited to Netherlands where he will be tried for war crimes in a UN court. After 16 years on the run Mladic was detained last week at the age of 69--Mladic attorney argued he was too sick to stand trial or be extradited, but Serbian Court denied the request ruling he was healthy enough to stand trial. Ratko Mladic is allegedly responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre that claimed the lives of Muslim men and boys.


Nepalese Peacekeepers, Source of Cholera Outbreak

An independent panel appointed by the United Nations released a statement declaring the cholera epidemic in Haiti that claimed more than 4,500 lives did not originate in the country. Peacekeepers from Nepal have been concluded to have caused the deadly outbreak. As the nation was trying to recover from last year 7.0 earthquakes swiftly after many died and became sickened from the fast spread cholera epidemic. The Nepalese officials deny that the cholera originated in the country.


Heroine Teacher Awarded

Rivera Alanis a Kindergarten teacher at Alfonso Reyes School, in Monterrey, Mexico was presented with a heroism award by Governor de la Cruz for calmly instructing her class away from the windows and to lie down on the floor for their safety while gunfire erupted outside the school. Alanis used her cell phone to tape the incident as it was happening during the gunfire Alanis led the children in song to keep them calm and mind off the deafening gunfire. Officials later announced gunmen claimed five lives at a taxi stand.




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