Sunday, April 06, 2008

XPICTOC BOCKRECE - 4/6/2008

Tibet - China - Jeux Olympiques
Olympic Torch Draws Protests and Clashes in London
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By JOHN F. BURNS LONDON - Protesters objecting to China’s human rights record clashed with the British police on Sunday as the Olympic torch was carried through London on its way to the summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
Video: Olympic torch relay meets with protest in London - 06 Apr 08 AlJazeeraEnglish
How The Olympic Torch May Burn China TIME

Tibet: Chinese police wound 10 demonstrators at Lingque temple 3694762
Times Online - 2 hours ago
Chinese paramilitary police have opened fire on a crowd of angry Tibetans, wounding about 10 people who were protesting against limits on a prayer ceremony and demanding the return of the Dalai Lama, witnesses said.
China deems Tibet stable, but warns of coming protests International Herald Tribune
Brown criticised for torch parade BBC News
The world watches China The Age
Dalai Lama hits back at China conspiracy claims Guardian

La flamme olympique attise la controverse politique en France
L'Express - Il y a 4 heures
La flamme olympique, qui passera lundi par Paris, attise la polémique en France, où la menace voilée de boycott de Nicolas Sarkozy provoque des dissonances au sein du gouvernement. Les autorités françaises craignent que le relais de la flamme des Jeux ...
JO: nouvelle illustration de l'embarras de la France face à la Chine AFP
JO-2008 - Laporte ne veut pas qu'on prenne "les JO en otage" Le Monde

Tibet: la propagande chinoise a "volé en éclats", selon le dalaï lama
Romandie.com - Il y a 12 heures
DHARAMSALA (Inde) - Le dalaï lama a affirmé dimanche que les récentes manifestations au Tibet et dans les provinces voisines avaient "fait voler en éclats" la "propagande" chinoise et que la question tibétaine ne pouvait plus être ignorée. ...
Les manifestations traduisent "l'angoisse" des Tibétains, selon le ... nouvelobs.com
Emeutes au Tibet: plus de 150 morts selon le gouvernement tibétain ... France Info



United States - Russia - NATO Summit
US, Russia Can't Agree on Missiles
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to overcome sharp differences over a US missile defense system, closing their seven-year relationship Sunday still far apart on an issue that has separated them from the ...
Video: Final news conference by presidents Bush and Putin in Sochi RussiaToday
Bush and Putin in farewell talks BBC News

Bush Vows to NATO: US Will Add Troops
Washington Post - Apr 4, 2008
By Peter Baker and Josh White ZAGREB, Croatia, April 4 -- President Bush promised NATO allies at a summit that ended in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday that the United States will increase forces in Afghanistan next year no matter what happens in Iraq, ...
US to Send More Combat Troops to Afghanistan Next Year Voice of America
US looks to send more troops to Afghanistan in 2009 Reuters

Как прощаются президенты
Время новостей - 1 час назад
Двадцать четвертая встреча Владимира Путина и Джорджа Буша-младшего, состоявшаяся вчера в сочинской резиденции российского президента «Бочаров ручей», едва не превратилась в утренник воспоминаний. Гость выглядел сентиментальным, хозяин -- деловитым, но оба -- одинаково усталыми. У американского президента позади нелегкая европейская поездка, у российского -- последний «ближний бой», который он дал натовским партнерам в Бухаресте. В отличие от мероприятий бухарестского саммита НАТО по графику сочинской ...
Россия и США зафиксировали разногласия Правда.Ру
"Старые боевые кони" пустились в пляс Независимая газета

Défense antimissile : accord entre Bush et Poutine
nouvelobs.com - Il y a 5 heures
Lors de leur ultime rencontre en tête à tête, George Bush et Vladimir Poutine se sont montrés favorables à la création d'un système commun de défense antimissile avec l'Europe. Les présidents américain George W. Bush et russe Vladimir Poutine ont prôné ...
Bouclier antimissile: pour un système commun de défense à trois Romandie.com
Les divergences persistent entre Bush et Poutine sur le bouclier L'Express

Reconocen Bush y Putin desacuerdos en temas clave
El Universal (México) - hace 7 horas
09:26 El presidente ruso Vladimir Putin consideró "positivo en general" el resultado de los casi ocho años de trabajo con el presidente estadounidense George W. Bush, pese a las persistentes diferencias entre ambos. "Quiero agradecer al presidente de ...
Descartan EU y Rusia firmar pacto para reducir el número de armas ... La Jornada (México)
Putin y Bush no consiguen cerrar disputa por escudo antimisiles Milenio

Bush regresa a Washington con 'mucha tarea por delante'
Terra España - hace 9 horas
Bush, emprendió hoy regreso a Washington con mucha tarea pendiente por delante en lo que respecta a sus relaciones con Rusia, según él mismo ha admitido. La cumbre EEUU-Rusia celebrada este fin de semana en Sochi, una ciudad balneario a orillas del mar ...
Putin elogia las habilidades de Bush como bailarín IBLNEWS
Bush y Putin se despiden sin lograr ningún acuerdo Público

Eldorado, Texas
Cops Peacefully Enter Polygamist Temple
The Associated Press - 5 hours ago
ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agents entered an enormous temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound, but by Sunday morning they still had not found a 16-year-old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.
Possible standoff looms at polygamist CNN International
180 women and children removed from polygamist compound News 8 Austin


Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe High Court Hearing Petition for Release of Election Results
Voice of America - 3 hours ago
By VOA News Zimbabwe's High Court has begun hearing a petition from the country's main opposition party for the immediate release of presidential election results.
Mugabe's Party Demands Zimbabwe Recount The Associated Press
Mugabe's Party Demands Zimbabwe Vote Recalculation (Update4) Bloomberg

Zimbabwe vote review call spurned
BBC News - 1 hour ago
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader has rejected calls by President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party to check presidential election results.
Zimbabwe High Court Hearing Petition for Release of Election Results Voice of America

Décision lundi sur la publication des résultats au Zimbabwe
L'Express - Publié depuis 1 heure
La Haute Cour du Zimbabwe a repoussé à lundi sa décision sur la requête du parti d'opposition MDC qui exige la publication des résultats du premier tour de l'élection présidentielle organisée il ya huit jours. Le parti au pouvoir, la Zanu-PF de Robert ...
Zimbabwe: la demande du régime de recompter les voix "illégale" Romandie.com
Zimbabwe: le parti de Mugabe refuse la main tendue par l'opposition AFP

Brown and Mbeki focus on Mugabe
BBC News - 1 hour ago
Gordon Brown has held private talks with South African President Thabo Mbeki over the crisis in Zimbabwe. Mr Brown spent more than two hours trying to persuade Mr Mbeki to use his influence to end the situation.
Mugabe's joke is no laughing matter Times Online
Rudd pledges Zimbabwe aid after power change Sydney Morning Herald


Iraq
Reconciliation In Iraq "Isn't Happening"
CBS News - 2 hours ago
Petraeus' Report To Congress This Week, Reporters Discuss What Recent Violence In Iraq Means CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, Nancy Youssef of the McClatchy Newspapers, and the Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran speak with Bob Schieffer ...
McCain blunders on Iraq, again: Confuses Iraqi cleric with Prime ... Raw Story
McCain: Iraq's Military 'Performed Pretty Well' in Basra Assault
Voice of America

Bagdad: au moins 22 morts dans des violences à Sadr City
nouvelobs.com - Il y a 31 minutes
AP | 06.04.2008 | 22:40 Des affrontements ont fait au moins 22 morts et 52 blessés dans des affrontements qui ont débuté dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche dans le quartier chiite de Sadr City à Bagdad, selon la police irakienne et des sources ...
Nouveaux combats à Sadr City, quartier chiite de Bagdad La Tribune.fr

Sadr City assault strains cease-fire
Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours ago
A week after a truce calmed clashes between Moqtada al-Sadr's militia and Iraqi forces, fighting resumed in his Baghdad stronghold Sunday.
'So close to each other:' Rival politicians rally behind Maliki Daily Star - Lebanon

US and Iraqi forces take the battle to Moqtada al-Sadr's doorstep
Times Online - 42 minutes ago
US and Iraqi forces killed 22 people yesterday in a raid on the Baghdad stronghold of al-Mahdi Army, the Shia militia that fought Iraqi government forces in Basra last week, while kidnappers captured 40 students on a university outing.


Sri Lanka
Coach, Marathon Runner Killed
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister approaching the starting line, a 1992 Olympic runner and a national track coach.
Bomb kills Sri Lankan minister, 15 more Sydney Morning Herald

Sri Lanka Minister killed in suicide blast
Hindu - 2 hours ago
Colombo: A powerful Sri Lankan Minister was on Sunday assassinated by suspected LTTE rebels in a suicide attack on a marathon opening that also killed a former Olympian and 12 others while injuring nearly 100, in a bloody start to the strife-torn ...

Colombia
L'Eglise colombienne presse les Farc de libérer les otages
Romandie.com - Il y a 2 heures
SAN JOSÉ (Colombie) - L'Eglise catholique colombienne a lancé dimanche un nouvel appel demandant aux Forces armées révolutionnaires de Colombie (Farc) d'accepter sa médiation et de libérer les otages. "Je lance un appel aux Farc, ...
"Marches blanches" en France pour Ingrid Betancourt nouvelobs.com
La rue française se mobilise pour l'otage des Farc TF1

Montenegro
Le président sortant Vujanovic donné vainqueur au Montenegro
Le Point - Il y a 42 minutes
Le président sortant du Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic, est bien placé pour remporter l'élection présidentielle de dimanche, selon les premières projections émanant d'observateurs, ce qui devrait consolider la position du Parti démocratique des ...
Monténégro: le président sortant donné vainqueur Edicom
Monténégro: le président sortant réélu Radio Suisse Romande

Presidente de Montenegro se declara vencedor de comicios ...
La Jornada (México) - hace 47 minutos
Podgorica. El presidente de Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic, se declaró vencedor este domingo de las primeras elecciones presidenciales en esta república de Los Balcanes desde la separación de Serbia en 2006. "Vencimos, vencimos por todos, ...
Montenegro elige un nuevo presidente Milenio
Presidente de Montenegro reelegido en primeros comicios desde ... AFP

Kenya
Kenya: No Deal on Cabinet, Talks Postponed
AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago
President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister-designate Raila Odinga have postponed the announcement of a new cabinet after talks on Sunday failed to break the deadlock on portfolio balance.
Kenyan leaders hold cabinet talks BBC News
Kenyan rivals expect cabinet deal Melbourne Herald Sun



Paleomathematics
Descifran código aritmético de los aztecas
El Universal (México) - 3 Abr 2008
16:21 Los aztecas usaban símbolos para calcular la superficie de terrenos y establecer los montos de impuestos que debían pagar los súbditos de su imperio, reveló un informe publicado por la revista Science. "Después de muchos años llegamos a la ...
Aztecas desarrollaron sistema aritmético para valuar la tierra Prensa Latina
Los aztecas crearon una forma de aritmética para medir y registrar ... elmundo.es


At deep dawn, the myrrh-bearing women took sweet-smelling spices and came unto the Lord's tomb. And finding that which they had not expected, they stood piously pondering the removal of the stone, and said to one another: Where are the seals of the sepulchre? Where are Pilate's watchmen, and the secure sentry? And an Angel, radiant as lightning, proclaimed to the women that whereof they were ignorant, saying to them: Why do ye with lamentation seek Him that liveth and hath given life unto the race of mortals? Christ our God hath risen from the dead, since He is Almighty, granting us all incorruption, life, illumination, and great mercy.
--Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers, Pentecostarion

--the BB

2 comments:

Diane said...

just a question: I have never heard of the Pentecostarion. is it a prayer book?

I like how you end all of your news updates and links with prayer.

Paul said...

Thank you, Diane. It would seem like gratuitous bringing forth of bad news if I only listed headlines.

The Pentecostarion is the Eastern Orthodox liturgical book with prayers for the Great Fifty Days of Easter. Being a liturgy nut, I acquired a copy when my eyes alighted on one. (Back when I was employed and could afford such a luxury, natch.)

The "Byz" part of my nickname here refers to the deep influence the Byzantine, or Eastern Orthodox, worship and piety have had on me.