Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lord, have mercy - 4/12/2008

China's Hu: Tibet Is an Internal Matter
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
BOAO, China (AP) - Chinese President Hu Jintao took a hard line Saturday in his first remarks on the recent unrest in Tibet, saying the matter is an internal affair that directly threatens Chinese sovereignty.
China defends Tibetan crackdown BBC News
Merkel adamant she would meet Dalai Lama again Monsters and

Former Rebels Win 11 Seats in Nepal
The Associated Press - 57 minutes ago
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal's communist former rebels have won control in 11 of the 21 constituencies where vote counting has been completed in the election for an assembly to write a new constitution, election officials said Saturday.
Nepal's Communist Rebels Take Early Lead in Vote Counting Bloomberg
Nepal Maoists lead in early count: officials AFP

Hu Meets Taiwan's Siew, Raising Hope of Closer Ties (Update5)
Bloomberg - 57 minutes ago
By Mark Lee and Chinmei Sung April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao met Taiwan's Vice President-elect Vincent Siew today in Hainan, the highest-level contact between leaders of the two neighbors across the Taiwan Strait in almost six ...
Historic China-Taiwan talks open BBC News
Chinese leader meets with Taiwan's new VP United Press International

Iran Top Threat To Iraq, US Says
Washington Post - 8 hours ago
By Karen DeYoung Last week's violence in Basra and Baghdad has convinced the Bush administration that actions by Iran, and not al-Qaeda, are the primary threat inside Iraq, and has sparked a broad reassessment of policy in the region, according to ...
Iran Fighting Proxy War in Iraq, US Envoy Says New York Times
US Iraq envoy stresses Arab role BBC News

Keep off bomb-strewn streets of Sadr City, says Iraq
AFP - 2 hours ago
Around 800 people have been killed in the fighting, which first broke out in Basra but quickly spread to other Shiite areas of Iraq. The battles subsided after Sadr pulled his fighters off the streets on March 30, but fighting erupted in greater fury a ...
IRAQ REPORT At a glance Fort Worth Star Telegram
Curfew in Iraq shrine city lifted AFP

This is no time to stay the course of Iraq war
Detroit Free Press - 5 hours ago
John McCain recently sent out an e-mail to his supporters, saying: "I intend to win the war in Iraq and bring our troops home with honor in that victory.

Baghdad slum residents endure street battle hell
Reuters India - 1 hour ago
By Wisam Mohammed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Huddled in her house in the Baghdad Shi'ite slum of Sadr City, Salwa Naser recited prayers as gunfire echoed outside.
Baghdad clashes 'kill 13 gunmen' BBC News
13 Killed in Baghdad's Sadr City The Associated Press

Naked Woman in Cheney Glasses? No!
15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get real, people.
That is not a naked woman reflected in Vice President Dick Cheney's sunglasses. Although it kind of appears to be.
If you blow up the picture, you can see it is Cheney's hand gripping the handle of a fishing rod.
The picture was posted on the White House Web site as one in a series of photos of Cheney outdoors. It created a buzz on the Internet on Friday and some cable television shows. On Friday afternoon, the White House photo office released a high-resolution image showing that it is a hand holding a fishing rod.
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Afghan suicide blast kills 3 Indians and 1 Afghan
Reuters UK - 2 hours ago
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three Indian road engineers and an Afghan in southwestern Afghanistan on Saturday in the second deadly attack on road builders in a week.
Afghan clashes claim 24 Taliban, two Indians: officials AFP
24 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan The Associated Press

Rising fuel prices will add to India's woes
Times of India - 10 Apr 2008
NEW DELHI: With UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation warning that there is no early solution in sight to the global dip in food supply, India could find its attempt to isolate domestic prices from the international market more difficult in times to ...
Food price woes tied to energy Calgary Herald
Q&A: Rising world food prices BBC News

Not having hindered the stone of the tomb from being sealed, Thou, on Thine arising, hast granted the rock of faith unto all. O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Not having departed from the immaculate bosom of the Father in the highest, Thou didst accept burial and Resurrection in behalf of all. O Lord, glory be to Thee.

The choir of Thy disciples rejoice with one voice together with the myrrh-bearing women, for they celebrate a common feast with them, unto the glory and honour of Thy Resurrection; and through them we cry to Thee: O Lord and Friend of humanity, grant great mercy unto Thy People.

--Saturday of the Myrrh-Bearers, Pentecostarion

--the BB


susan s. said...

Re China and the Olympics, I just heard on NPR this AM that 1 1/2 million people have been displaced so that there will be a place to house the visitors from other countries. Could that be possible? Lord have mercy!

susan s. said...

No I wasn't wrong...Here's the link.

Paul said...

Thanks fir the info and the link, Susan. I had not heard this. Appalling but not astonishing. Very sad.