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Breaking News of the Week


The early week was flooded by news around the world. Let’s review breaking news of this week.


The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic has approached 1,000. Aid groups rushed soap and clean water to Haitian to fight the disease. Data released on Friday showed that 917 people died and over 14,600 were hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms. Artibonite, accounting for approximately two-thirds of the deaths, is just one of 6 provinces where the disease has been found.


According to several epidemiologists, it is likely that the disease will worsen and break out in Haiti’s other regions.



Aung San Suu Kyi, 65, was released on Saturday evening after 18-month imprisonment. The release of the leader of the “dissolved” National League for Democracy came six days after Myanmar held a general election on November 7. She had been detained off and on for a total of 15 years. The first time for almost six years until July 10, 1995 was due to “endangering security of the state”. The fourth time from May 2009 to date was for “Yettaw Incident”.


Myanmar political figure Aung San Suu Kyi freed from house arrest.


Twin car bombs which blasted near the prison complex killed a prison commander and his body guard on Monday. The Badoosh holds convicted insurgents. According to Iraqi intelligence official, the commander of the Badoosh prison Lt. Col. Hussein al-Jibouri died in the attacks which wounded 16 people.


U.S. forces train their Iraqi counterparts on counter-insurgency tactics


British yacht couple, Paul and Rachel Chandler from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, was released by the Somali pirates after more than a year in captivity. They were held in captivity since October 23, 2009. Both of them are in good spirits despite being exhausted by their experience.


The couple’s sudden release followed months of fraught negotiations.



Militants launched an attack against offshore Exxon Mobil rig near Nigeria’s restive and oil-rich southern delta. “Unknown armed persons” were reported to board the oil rig. The attack occurred about a week after the kidnapping of seven foreigner workers on Afren Plc’s Okoro field.


Militants launched an attack against offshore Exxon Mobil rig


Related links:

724 Dead In Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak

Bomb Blasts in Mumbai-india

Will Exxon Mobil Corp Save The Day Again?

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