Sunday, May 11, 2008

Prions le Seigneur - 5/11/2008

United States
Over 20 dead in Mo., Okla., Ga. after new round of storms

The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
SENECA, Mo. (AP) - Stunned survivors picked through the little that was left of their communities Sunday after tornadoes tore across the Plains and South, killing at least 22 people in three states and leaving behind a trail of destruction and stories ...
Pollution may have indirectly saved lives in Okla. town International Herald Tribune
Tornadoes leave at least 22 dead CNN

Serbia's pro-West president claims election victory
CNN - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Serbia's pro-Western President Boris Tadic declared victory Sunday in parliamentary elections, despite a challenge to his bloc from nationalist groups.
Serbia in coalition scramble after ambivalent vote Reuters
Pro-EU Parties May Win Serbian Elections, Early Results Show Bloomberg

Tadic claims victory for pro-Europeans in Serbian elections
Independent - 2 hours ago
By Vesna Peric Zimonjic in Belgrade Serbs have voted for close ties with Europe in parliamentary elections seen by many as crucial to the country's future.
Nationalists face defeat in Serbian elections

Myanmar Cyclone Survivors Wait in Camps for Food, Aid to Arrive
Bloomberg - 57 minutes ago
By Ed Johnson and Anuchit Nguyen May 12 (Bloomberg) -- Survivors of the tropical cyclone that swept across Myanmar nine days ago gathered in camps to wait for emergency supplies, as international aid began reaching the worst-affected areas.
Myanmar junta still blocking most cyclone aid International Herald Tribune
Myanmar Junta Still Blocking Much Cyclone Aid New York Times

Burma Could Suffer From Widespread Refugee Crisis - 1 hour ago
It is currently being suggested by hundreds of aid workers that Burma's dictatorship will prevent the entrance of any outside emergency assistance, prompting a refugee crisis as well as a “devastating public health crisis," reports the Times Online.
David Miliband condemns 'malign' Burma cyclone handling
UN says 102000 dead in Burma Bangkok Post

Delicate Deal Helps Decrease Violence in Baghdad's Sadr City Enclave
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
By Sudarsan Raghavan BAGHDAD, May 11 -- Violence in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City subsided Sunday as a deal took hold to end fighting between Shiite militiamen and US and Iraqi forces.
US official: Too early to know Sadr City truce success CNN
Sadr City fighting eases under short-term truce Los Angeles Times

Sudan - Chad
Sudan Severs Ties With Chad, Blaming It for Attack on Capital
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
By Stephanie McCrummen NAIROBI, May 11 -- Sudan cut diplomatic ties with Chad on Sunday after accusing its neighbor of backing an audacious rebel attack on the Sudanese capital.
Sudan Breaks Off Ties With Chad After Attack New York Times
Government warns Australians: stay out of Sudan ABC Online

Arab League tries to broker Lebanon settlement
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Arab foreign ministers urged warring Lebanese factions to immediately cease fighting and said Sunday they will send a delegation to try to broker a settlement between the Hezbollah-led opposition and US-backed government.
Egypt's PM Urges Industry to Tackle Food Crisis PC World
Arab delegation going to Lebanon to try to broker a settlement Jerusalem Post
[Google news updated before I could copy links, lost these articles]

Fierce Fighting Breaks Out East of Beirut
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By NADA BAKRI BEIRUT, Lebanon - Fierce clashes broke out on Sunday in the mountains east of Beirut between supporters of the Western-backed government and followers of Hezbollah, the militant group backed by Iran.
Fighting spreads east of Beirut BBC News
In Lebanon's Druze mountain, mothers mourn Reuters

No agreement on Pakistan judges
BBC News - 59 minutes ago
Pakistani leaders have failed to reach agreement on restoring judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's two main ruling parties wrapped up a weekend of talks in London without reaching a deal, officials say.
Sharif May Quit Pakistan Coalition After Judges Accord Fails Bloomberg
Pakistan Parties Deadlocked Over Restoration of Judges Wall Street Journal

Nepal arrests hundreds of Tibetan women
CNN International - 57 minutes ago
By Manesh Shrestha KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) -- Police in Nepal arrested more than 500 Tibetan protesters, nearly all of them women, on Sunday before what was to be the first all-female rally against China's actions in Tibet.
Tibetan women protest in Nepal, over 500 detained Reuters
Nepal arrests 560 Tibetan women
BBC News

120 manifestants tibétains en exil arrêtés au Népal - Il y a 14 heures
Alors qu'ils manifestaient devant l'ambassade de Chine à Katmandou, des manifestants tibétains ont été interpellés et embarqués par la police népalaise. Plus de 120 Tibétains en exil ont été arrêtés samedi 10 mai par la police népalaise. ...
Arrestation de plus d'un demi-millier de Tibétaines au Népal La
600 manifestantes tibétaines arrêtées par la police népalaise ... France Info

New Mexico
Wildfire in central New Mexico fully contained
Dallas Morning News - 25 minutes ago
AP MANZANO, NM - A wildfire that burned 59 homes and more than 21 square miles in central New Mexico's Manzano Mountains was fully contained Sunday

Zimbabwe (sounding more like the United States in November 2000 all the time)
Zimbabwe Likely to Delay Presidential Run-Off
Voice of America - 6 hours ago
By VOA News Zimbabwe's electoral commission says the run-off between President Robert Mugabe and challenger Morgan Tsvangirai will not be held within two weeks as required by law.
Zimbabwe police arrest activists BBC News
Zimbabwe: 58 Morgan Tsvangirai supporters arrested

Venezuela - Colombia - Ecuador - Estados Unidos
Afirma Chávez que EU dirigió ataque a las FARC en suelo ecuatoriano
El Universal (México) - hace 1 hora
El presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez aseveró hoy que el ataque colombiano contra el campamento de las rebeldes Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) en Ecuador fue dirigido por Estados Unidos. ataque donde murió el jefe rebelde Raúl Reyes ...
Chávez: El gobierno de Colombia intenta provocarnos para una guerra El Universal (Venezuela)
Chávez desestima autenticidad de archivos de ordenador de jefe de ... AFP

Holy One, your children suffer through their own folly and willfulness and through mishaps for which they bear no blame. They struggle in their ignorance, brokenness, and confusion. They do great damage to your image and to your creation, harming themselves and one another, damaging their fellow creatures and the earth. You, in whom all things exist, know and feel this more acutely than those who pray to you. Guide us, we pray, out of error and evil to righteousness and the paths of peace and justice. Teach our hearts to hope, to forgive, to love. Help us to join you in the ongoing work of creation, in healing the world, and in establishing your reign. Strengthen us to do your will and grant us the grace to desire it. Amen.

--the BB

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