Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Your World News Report - July 27, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home. Winehouse who is best known for her single “Rehab” is suspected to have died from a drug overdose. Winehouse was the first British singer to win five out of six Grammy Nominations. Winehouse accomplishments were overshadowed by her long battle with drugs and alcohol. Many friends, mourners, and fans spilled out onto the internet in shock at the songstress untimely death. Family and friends held a private cremation ceremony in northern London to celebrate Winehouse life. Mitch Winehouse expressed plans to create a foundation for struggling addicts in his daughter’s honor.


91 Die in Norway Senseless Massacre

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, confessed to killing 91 people on Oslo Island in Norway. Suspect dressed as a police officer and proceeded to gun down his victims assassinating 84--seven more people died following an explosion. The 91 victims killed in Norway massacre are now being revealed--among the victims was 45 year old Monica Bosei who worked at the island’s camp and known to all as “Mother Utoya” was shot dead when she tried to alert an actual off-duty officer. The off duty officer was discovered to be Trond Berntsen, 51, the stepbrother of Norway’s Princess Mette-Marit. Some of the victims were attending a retreat at the island’s camp. Breivik’s attorney believes his client to be insane--Breivik purpose for the attack was to save Europe from Muslims by launching a revolution. As Breivik trial is most likely a year away Breivik’s attorney said it is too early to announce an insanity plea.


Four Children Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade Park

Four children shot in Northwest Miami Dade Park after two masked gunmen opened fire allegedly after adults who were playing on the basketball court. The gunmen used an AK-47 and a high-caliber handgun in the shooting, but the gunmen have not been identified. Three of the victims have been released from the hospital and the fourth is in stable condition. Police are asking the community to help bring the gunmen to justice.


Debt Ceiling Deadline Creeps Up

The House of Representative postpone vote on Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the debt ceiling. The proposed plan did not cut as much spending as the Speaker announced –the plan would only trim down $850 billion instead of the $1.2 trillion promised. Majority of House Republicans do not support the plan and would not vote the pass Boehner’s plan. President Obama and Congress Democrats also oppose the plan--the president has stress he will veto the plan. Speaker Boehner will revise his plan and the House is set to vote on the revised plan on Thursday. Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid also proposed a plan which will cut down $2.7 trillion, but has no entitlements or tax changes. If congress does not avert a government shutdown the U.S. credit limit will most likely increase. If a deal is not met by the August 5th deadline Americans interest rate will increase as the dollar value decreases. The world waits to see if congress will reach a compromise plan which will raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit with only six days before deadline.




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