Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Your World News Report - June 29, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Suicide Bombers Attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan

A group of suicide Taliban bombers attack the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. The hotel is known to accommodate international guest. The number of casualties is yet unknown. The attack comes shortly after it was announce their will be an increase of security forces in the Afgan National Army and Afghan National Police from 300,000 to 352,


Mammograms Can Save Your Life

A breast cancer research done in Sweden concluded that women who get mammograms done regularly have a better chance of being a breast cancer survivor or even prevented from getting the disease. 130,000 women participated in the study and were divided into two groups –one group received regular doctor care and the other received routine mammograms screenings. The research concluded that 30 percent more women receiving mammograms survived from breast cancer—each year the number of survivors or women saved from getting breast cancer increased. The screening phase lasted for 7years-- the research itself was conducted for the last 29 years longest research done on women in the fight against breast cancer in the world. In the U.S. women are recommended to have regular mammograms screening starting at the age of 40.


Christine Lagarde New IMF Chief

Christine Lagarde of France was named the new IMF Chief after both Russia and US back her nomination. Lagarde have been the French Minister of Finance since June 2007 and was appointed against Agustin Carstens of Mexico. Lagarde will start her five year term starting in July--her appointment to the position came after the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is facing alleged assault charges in the U.S. who is currently out on bond under supervised house arrest.


Blagojevich Found Guilty

Former Governor Blagojevich of Illinois was found guilty of 17 out of 20 corruption charges filed against him. The jury was made of 11 women and 1 man who deliberated for seven days before announcing the verdict. Blagojevich is now waiting his sentencing which he can face up to 300 years in federal prison. Blagojevich is disappointed in the jury’s verdict and still pleas his innocence.




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