Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Today's stories from across the Globe and India

  • The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, in the province of Kasai Occidental.
  • Shinzo Abe resigns as Japanese prime minister after a bruising election in July and poor poll ratings.
  • Hindu groups have called for a nation-wide road blockade to protest the government refusal to stop the 560-million dollar Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project project, saying it will demolish a bridge linking India and Sri Lanka, believed to have been built by Lord Ram.
  • India's ruling Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly, which has acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi's birthday as International Day of Non-Violence
  • Every man in Boraj village was made to strip to his underwear and inspected by village leaders investigating the rape and murder of a woman to see if anyone had signs of a violent struggle.

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