Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Your World News Report - August 24, 2011

By Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sexual Charges Dropped

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is officially a free man--New York District Attorney has dropped all sexual assault charges against the former IMF officer. Ms. Diallo a hotel maid accused Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her when she came into clean his room--Strauss-Kahn denied all charges against him. Even though Strauss-Kahn clung to his innocence he resigned as the International Monetary Fund Director. Ms. Diallo early this month filed a civil law suit against the former IMF Officer. Many gathered in front of the courthouse in protest against the ruling.


Rebels Seized Gadhafi’s Compound, Gadhafi Not Backing Down

Rebel forces gained control of Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Libya. Rebels were celebrating in victory of pushing Gadhafi’s and his military out of the compound. Many set parts of his compound on fire and took artillery and weapons off the compound. Gadhafi released recording in Libya’s airways after rebels took control of his compound announcing victory in his tactical plan on moving off his compound. Gadhafi is stern about not relinquishing power to NATO or the rebels—Gadhafi has vowed death or victory in the battle.


Earthquake Shook the East

5.8 Earthquake rocks East Coastline of the U.S. many felt the tremors from Atlanta, Georgia to Boston Massachusetts. Around the early Tuesday afternoon Mineral, Virginia experienced unusual seismic activity. Many took to the streets not knowing what had just occurred only fearing the worse another attack since the anniversary of 911 is around the corner—many were shock to know an earthquake shook the east. No deaths or major injuries were reported many reported minor damages on their property. The Virginia Dominion Power Plant was shut down once the tremors were felt as precaution and safety reason. The Washington Monument shutdown and will remain closed until repairs from the damages cause by the earthquake is repaired. Governmental building were evacuated, but gave clearance for employees to return to work. Residents in Virginia continue to feel aftershock tremors ranging from 2.2 and 2.8 magnitudes--Virginia last earthquake was 100 years ago. Many of the East Coast is preparing for Hurricane Irene as the path is yet to be confirmed. Early Tuesday morning an Earthquake shook the State of Colorado.


Japan Debt Rating Downgrade

Moody downgrades Japan’s debt rating from Aa3 to Aa2--after Japan slow recovery since an Earthquake and Tsunami affected the country. Japan is currently facing a recession and its economy decreased by 1.3% in three months. Japan’s public and private sector have been affected and many fear Japan may never recover.




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