Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Your World News Report - July 7, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty

Casey Anthony’s verdict for the alleged murder of her two year old daughter was announced on Tuesday after three years since the case against Anthony started. An emotional Anthony faced the jury of seven women and five men who deliberated less than a day before announcing the verdict. The jury concluded Anthony was not guilty for the death and murder of daughter Caylee--the jury did find Anthony guilty for four misdemeanor counts of false information she provided detectives. Anthony is being held and awaiting sentencing which can be up to a year in jail. Anthony has already served three years and may just walk out a free woman. Many people disagree and are infuriated with the jury’s verdict.


Dominique Strauss Kahn U.S. Charges May Drop as Charges in France are Filed

Dominique Strauss Kahn the former IMF chief sexual assault charges are expected to drop--the judge has already removed Kahn from house arrest. The alleged victim has become less credible after she was exposed of falsifying about a previous raped accusation while seeking asylum in the U.S. Kahn however, faces new sexual assault charges filed in France by French writer Tristane Banon. Banon claims Kahn attempted to rape her back in 2003 when he invited her to his apartment for a follow up interview for a book she was writing. Kahn is denying the incident and has stated he will file slander charges if Banon presses on with the allegations.


197 Migrants Died at Sea

200 migrants fleeing to Saudia Arabia drowned at sea after a fire was started on the vessel. Only three people were rescued and authorities are still searching for possible survivors. The boat was believed to come from the Red Sea State of Sudan, but the exact location where the boat started its passage is yet to be known. The Yemenis owners of the boat have all been arrested as human trafficking is at rise in Sudan.


Mexican Zetas Drug Gang Leader Arrested

Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar known as El Mamito has been arrested by Mexican police. Aguilar former Mexican Special Forces soldier is the believed founder of Zetas a notorious drug gang which terrorize Mexico. Aguilar has been linked to many violent crimes and even the death of a U.S, immigration officer. Aguilar was wanted by both Mexican and US officials—the U.S. offered 5 million dollars leading to Aguilar capture and conviction.




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