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46 injured in grenade attack in Thailand

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A grenade attack on protesters who have been occupying the government house in the Thai capital of Bangkok has injured 46 people, according to emergency services.

The explosion occurred as the Thai authorities were trying to put an end to blockades of the two Bangkok airports by People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) demonstrators. The protesters are demanding that the Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resign, and have occupied the government house since August.

“Protesters have returned to their positions, they are not scared,” said Suriyasai Katasila, a PAD spokesman, to local Channel Three television.

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Cameroon gives world’s rarest gorilla protection boost

The Cross River Gorilla is one of the world’s most endangered species

The Cameroon government has created a new national park in an effort to protect the world’s rarest subspecies of gorilla, the critically endangered Cross River.

The park is to be named as Takamanda National Park. Approximately 115 of the Cross River gorillas live there, about a third of worldwide population of the species, which is thought to be at about 300.

The Wildlife Conservation Society, or WCS, helped establish the park, and says that it will help slow the hunting and deforestation that have led the Cross River species to the verge of extinction.

Steven E. Sanderson, president and CEO of WCS, said that “the government of Cameroon is to be commended for taking this step in saving the Cross River gorilla for future generations.”

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Tourists struggle to escape as Bangkok airport blockades enter sixth day

Tourists struggle to escape as Bangkok airport blockades enter sixth day

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With dire warnings that the number of stranded tourists in Thailand could rise as high as 300,000, thousands are attempting to leave the country via U-tapao airport in Rayong, around 150 km southeast of the capital Bangkok. The blockade of the two main international airports by People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) supporters is now in its sixth day. Tensions continue to rise with a pro-government rally planned for today and police surrounding the main international airport, Suvarnabhumi.

With the old international airport, Don Mueang, still in PAD hands, the red-shirted pro-government United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) has supporters massing at the Bangkok city hall. A “Truth Today” talk show is planned for later on, although it is unclear if the fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra will feature. Organisers have indicated there are no plans to confront the PAD, but non-specific threats to act where the government has not done so have been made in the past.

Thailand’s Prime Minister remains in Chiang Mai in the north of the country, having declared a state of emergency around the two besieged airports on Friday. The announcement prompted the PAD to move protesters inside terminal buildings and post volunteer guards. Moves by police yesterday to evict the protesters failed, and their vehicles were seized as they retreated. The police presence around the airport has been stepped up as today has gone on and Navy and Air Force personnel may be made available to assist in clearing the protesters.

Adding to calls from the army for the beleaguered People’s Power Party (PPP) government to resign, the Thai Chamber of Commerce labelled the administration as incompetent and called for them to step down; some Chamber of Commerce members made the suggestion that businesses should cease paying taxes if the request is ignored.

The deepening three-month old political crisis continues to have significant economic impact on Thailand. Agriculture is hard hit because the export of fresh produce via air is usually routed through the Suvarnabhumi airport. No new tourists are entering the country; many nations have advised their citizens not to travel to Bangkok, and the repercussions in the tourist industry are expected to last well into 2009. A report in The Bangkok Post suggests that as many as one million in the industry could lose their jobs. In a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, Deputy Prime Minister Olarn Chaipravat highlighted the plight of the hotel, tour, and restaurant trades – expected to be hardest hit in the wake of the crisis.

Police appear reluctant to make forceful moves to remove the protesters from the two airports, likely a consequence of their last clash with the anti-government PAD in October that saw two protesters killed and around 500 injured. Suggestions have been made that action is being deferred pending a decision by the country’s constitutional court on the future of Prime Minister Somchai’s PPP. The party may be outlawed this coming week in light of allegations of vote buying in the last general election. The court may face pressure from the pro-government UDD, their city hall rally is only minutes away from the court buildings. This means that they could surround the premises to protest the court moving to closing statements and a verdict on the fate of the parties in the ruling coalition.

The PAD demonstrators encamped at Government House saw another grenade attack on Saturday night. Fifty are reported injured in the attack, and separate explosions are reported at Sondhi Limthongkul’s ASTV satellite TV station and the occupied Don Mueang airport.



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Riots in Nigeria kill nearly 400

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Riots in Nigeria kill nearly 400

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According to a French journalist and the imam of the local mosque, around 400 people have been killed in the riots that erupted due to a dispute in the result of the local elections.

The riots are taking place in the Nigerian city of Jos, which is located between the Christian and Muslim areas of Nigeria.

The elections which sparked the violence, did, according to a rumor spread around the city, result in the predominantly Christian People’s Democratic Party beating the All Nigerian Peoples Party, a predominantly Muslim party.

Khaled Abubakar, the imam of the city’s central mosque, made an estimate of the death toll. “So far about 400 bodies have been brought to the mosque following the outbreak of violence,” he stated. “Families are coming to identify and claim the bodies, while those that cannot be identified or are not claimed by anybody will be interred by the mosque.”

A French journalist confirmed the reports of Abubakar, despite the fact that early reports showed only twenty deaths.

Cquote1.svg Hundreds of people have been killed in the last two days since the riots started. Remains of burned bodies litter some parts of the town. It is so terrible. Cquote2.svg

—Yakumu Pam, Christian clergyman in Jos

Authorities have not yet confirmed the death toll.

Yakumu Pam, a Christian clergyman in Jos, also commented on the chaos. “Hundreds of people have been killed in the last two days since the riots started,” he stated. “Remains of burned bodies litter some parts of the town. It is so terrible.”

In an effort to stop the fighting, the army has been ordered to open fire on people, and to create a buffer zone between the Christians and the Muslims.

Umaru Yar’Adua, the President of Nigeria, has stated that he is “very sad” about the ongoing violence.


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Jørn Utzon, Sydney Opera House architect, dies at the age of 90

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Jørn Utzon, the Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House, has died at the age of 90. Mr Utzon died from a heart attack in his sleep at his home in Copenhagen.

“He had not been doing well these past few days, since Thursday. He had been undergoing a series of operations recently,” Mr Utzon’s son, Kim, told the Associated Press.

The first design for the Sydney Opera House was created by Utzon in 1957. Mr Utzon left Australia and returned to Denmark in 1966 due to disputes with the NSW government over cost blowouts and design differences. The building was finished 1973. Utzon never returned to Australia to see his building completed.

Relations between New South Wales and Utzon improved in the late 1990s and in 1999 the Sydney Opera House Trust asked for Mr Utzon to advise on changing the building’s interior to match his original design.

Mr Utzon was awarded the Pritzker prize for architecture in 2003. The selectors said the Opera House was one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century saying that Utzon’s design “proves that the marvellous and seemingly impossible in architecture can be achieved”.

Kim Williams, chairman of the Opera House Trust, said the building would dim the lights on its sails on Sunday as a sign of respect. Mr Williams said he had met Mr Utzon at his home in Denmark recently, where they shared emotions and tears.

“We spoke for 40 minutes and when we left, he embraced me and he whispered in my ear ‘no tears’,” he said.

“He hasn’t been able to come back himself, but through his son he has been keeping up with all the developments here at the Opera House, really on a daily basis.”

Premier of NSW Nathan Rees said NSW was “deeply saddened” by the death of Mr Utzon, who gave Australia a “masterpiece” which was now UNESCO World-Heritage listed.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Mr Utzon had left an impressive legacy.

“Joern Utzon was a visionary architect whose legacy includes one of the world’s most spectacular and inspiring buildings, the Sydney Opera House,” said the Prime Minister in a statement.

“Standing proudly on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House is one of the most internationally recognised symbols of our nation.”

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India’s Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

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P.Chidambaram India's new Union Home Minister

Union Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil resigned a day after Mumbai attacks had come to an end. Patil submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which was later accepted by President of India. It was the first political reverberations that was felt in UPA led government of India. Shivraj Patil was already facing stiff criticism from Indian media and India’s main political opposition party – Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The key allies such as Rashtriya Janata Dal of ruling Indian National Congress had already begun to raise voices for home minister’s resignation. Inefficiency of India’s security and intelligence agencies to protect the people against a series of terror attacks in the past six months was reason for Patil’s ouster.

India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks
“This is too little, too late. One disaster has been replaced by another proven disaster”
India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

—Rajiv Pratap Rudy of the BJP

Patil’s resignation came after a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in which Sonia Gandhi had made it clear by expressing unhappiness over the terrorist incidents taking place at regular intervals. The meet was a hostile towards Patil as many other Union minister spoke against Shivraj Patil. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh had also come under fire in the meeting. Source in India media have reported that he would soon follow Shivraj Patil and may have to resign under pressure. Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan is speculated to become chief minister if Congress party high command decides to replace Deshmukh.

Finance Minister of India P.Chidambaram has been appointed the successor of Patil. Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh would be handling the finance ministry now. Chidambaram has earlier served in internal security under the administration of Rajiv Gandhi in late 1980s. On Sunday, an all-party meeting was also convened by the Prime Minister to discuss the Mumbai attacks and evolve a consensus withing India’s political parties on how to combat terror.

Menawhile, The Indian government is considering to stall the five-year old cease-fire with Pakistan and to end the dialogue process in order to send strong diplomatic signals.


Sources

  • “Sonia’s remarks show Patil the door”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Chidambaram takes over as home minister”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Indian minister resigns over Mumbai attacks”. CNN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Patil out, politics in: A face-saver good enough?”. CNN IBN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh may be removed”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
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India’s Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

Filed under: Review — admin @ 5:00 am

Sunday, November 30, 2008

P.Chidambaram India's new Union Home Minister

Union Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil resigned a day after Mumbai attacks had come to an end. Patil submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which was later accepted by President of India. It was the first political reverberations that was felt in UPA led government of India. Shivraj Patil was already facing stiff criticism from Indian media and India’s main political opposition party – Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The key allies such as Rashtriya Janata Dal of ruling Indian National Congress had already begun to raise voices for home minister’s resignation. Inefficiency of India’s security and intelligence agencies to protect the people against a series of terror attacks in the past six months was reason for Patil’s ouster.

India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks
“This is too little, too late. One disaster has been replaced by another proven disaster”
India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

—Rajiv Pratap Rudy of the BJP

Patil’s resignation came after a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in which Sonia Gandhi had made it clear by expressing unhappiness over the terrorist incidents taking place at regular intervals. The meet was a hostile towards Patil as many other Union minister spoke against Shivraj Patil. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh had also come under fire in the meeting. Source in India media have reported that he would soon follow Shivraj Patil and may have to resign under pressure. Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan is speculated to become chief minister if Congress party high command decides to replace Deshmukh.

Finance Minister of India P.Chidambaram has been appointed the successor of Patil. Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh would be handling the finance ministry now. Chidambaram has earlier served in internal security under the administration of Rajiv Gandhi in late 1980s. On Sunday, an all-party meeting was also convened by the Prime Minister to discuss the Mumbai attacks and evolve a consensus withing India’s political parties on how to combat terror.

Menawhile, The Indian government is considering to stall the five-year old cease-fire with Pakistan and to end the dialogue process in order to send strong diplomatic signals.


Sources

  • “Sonia’s remarks show Patil the door”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Chidambaram takes over as home minister”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Indian minister resigns over Mumbai attacks”. CNN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Patil out, politics in: A face-saver good enough?”. CNN IBN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh may be removed”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

India’s Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

Filed under: Review — admin @ 5:00 am

Sunday, November 30, 2008

P.Chidambaram India's new Union Home Minister

Union Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil resigned a day after Mumbai attacks had come to an end. Patil submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which was later accepted by President of India. It was the first political reverberations that was felt in UPA led government of India. Shivraj Patil was already facing stiff criticism from Indian media and India’s main political opposition party – Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The key allies such as Rashtriya Janata Dal of ruling Indian National Congress had already begun to raise voices for home minister’s resignation. Inefficiency of India’s security and intelligence agencies to protect the people against a series of terror attacks in the past six months was reason for Patil’s ouster.

India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks
“This is too little, too late. One disaster has been replaced by another proven disaster”
India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

—Rajiv Pratap Rudy of the BJP

Patil’s resignation came after a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in which Sonia Gandhi had made it clear by expressing unhappiness over the terrorist incidents taking place at regular intervals. The meet was a hostile towards Patil as many other Union minister spoke against Shivraj Patil. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh had also come under fire in the meeting. Source in India media have reported that he would soon follow Shivraj Patil and may have to resign under pressure. Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan is speculated to become chief minister if Congress party high command decides to replace Deshmukh.

Finance Minister of India P.Chidambaram has been appointed the successor of Patil. Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh would be handling the finance ministry now. Chidambaram has earlier served in internal security under the administration of Rajiv Gandhi in late 1980s. On Sunday, an all-party meeting was also convened by the Prime Minister to discuss the Mumbai attacks and evolve a consensus withing India’s political parties on how to combat terror.

Menawhile, The Indian government is considering to stall the five-year old cease-fire with Pakistan and to end the dialogue process in order to send strong diplomatic signals.


Sources

  • “Sonia’s remarks show Patil the door”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Chidambaram takes over as home minister”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Indian minister resigns over Mumbai attacks”. CNN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Patil out, politics in: A face-saver good enough?”. CNN IBN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh may be removed”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
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2008 Prairie meteoroid

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The 2008 Prairie meteoroid was a fireball meteoroid seen on November 20, 2008. The object was first spotted at around 17:30 MST (00:30 UTC) and was reported by people living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and even North Dakota. It was five times as bright as a full moon. Over 400 people reported seeing it. There are several videos of the meteoroid on YouTube. The object likely split into multiple pieces on or before impact. A search is underway for them. The meteoroid entered the atmosphere at approximately 14 kilometres per second and is estimated to have been about the size of a desk and have had a mass approximately 10 tonnes.

Robert A. Haag, a famous American meteorite hunter, is offering $10,000 to anyone who gives him the first one-kilogram chunk of the meteorite.

The first pieces of the rock were found on November 28, 2008 in the ice of a fish pond about 40 km from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. About 12 pieces were found. They were discovered by a search team from the University of Calgary. The largest fragment weighed 250 grams and smallest was 10 grams.

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India’s Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

Filed under: Review — admin @ 5:00 am

Sunday, November 30, 2008

P.Chidambaram India's new Union Home Minister

Union Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil resigned a day after Mumbai attacks had come to an end. Patil submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which was later accepted by President of India. It was the first political reverberations that was felt in UPA led government of India. Shivraj Patil was already facing stiff criticism from Indian media and India’s main political opposition party – Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The key allies such as Rashtriya Janata Dal of ruling Indian National Congress had already begun to raise voices for home minister’s resignation. Inefficiency of India’s security and intelligence agencies to protect the people against a series of terror attacks in the past six months was reason for Patil’s ouster.

India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks
“This is too little, too late. One disaster has been replaced by another proven disaster”
India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

—Rajiv Pratap Rudy of the BJP

Patil’s resignation came after a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in which Sonia Gandhi had made it clear by expressing unhappiness over the terrorist incidents taking place at regular intervals. The meet was a hostile towards Patil as many other Union minister spoke against Shivraj Patil. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh had also come under fire in the meeting. Source in India media have reported that he would soon follow Shivraj Patil and may have to resign under pressure. Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan is speculated to become chief minister if Congress party high command decides to replace Deshmukh.

Finance Minister of India P.Chidambaram has been appointed the successor of Patil. Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh would be handling the finance ministry now. Chidambaram has earlier served in internal security under the administration of Rajiv Gandhi in late 1980s. On Sunday, an all-party meeting was also convened by the Prime Minister to discuss the Mumbai attacks and evolve a consensus withing India’s political parties on how to combat terror.

Menawhile, The Indian government is considering to stall the five-year old cease-fire with Pakistan and to end the dialogue process in order to send strong diplomatic signals.


Sources

  • “Sonia’s remarks show Patil the door”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Chidambaram takes over as home minister”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Indian minister resigns over Mumbai attacks”. CNN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Patil out, politics in: A face-saver good enough?”. CNN IBN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh may be removed”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

India’s Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

Filed under: Review — admin @ 5:00 am

Sunday, November 30, 2008

P.Chidambaram India's new Union Home Minister

Union Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil resigned a day after Mumbai attacks had come to an end. Patil submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which was later accepted by President of India. It was the first political reverberations that was felt in UPA led government of India. Shivraj Patil was already facing stiff criticism from Indian media and India’s main political opposition party – Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The key allies such as Rashtriya Janata Dal of ruling Indian National Congress had already begun to raise voices for home minister’s resignation. Inefficiency of India’s security and intelligence agencies to protect the people against a series of terror attacks in the past six months was reason for Patil’s ouster.

India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks
“This is too little, too late. One disaster has been replaced by another proven disaster”
India's Home Minister quits as first political fallout of Mumbai attacks

—Rajiv Pratap Rudy of the BJP

Patil’s resignation came after a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in which Sonia Gandhi had made it clear by expressing unhappiness over the terrorist incidents taking place at regular intervals. The meet was a hostile towards Patil as many other Union minister spoke against Shivraj Patil. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh had also come under fire in the meeting. Source in India media have reported that he would soon follow Shivraj Patil and may have to resign under pressure. Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan is speculated to become chief minister if Congress party high command decides to replace Deshmukh.

Finance Minister of India P.Chidambaram has been appointed the successor of Patil. Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh would be handling the finance ministry now. Chidambaram has earlier served in internal security under the administration of Rajiv Gandhi in late 1980s. On Sunday, an all-party meeting was also convened by the Prime Minister to discuss the Mumbai attacks and evolve a consensus withing India’s political parties on how to combat terror.

Menawhile, The Indian government is considering to stall the five-year old cease-fire with Pakistan and to end the dialogue process in order to send strong diplomatic signals.


Sources

  • “Sonia’s remarks show Patil the door”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Chidambaram takes over as home minister”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Indian minister resigns over Mumbai attacks”. CNN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Patil out, politics in: A face-saver good enough?”. CNN IBN, 30 Nov 2008
  • “Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh may be removed”. Times of India, 30 Nov 2008
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