August 10th, 2010
05:41 AM ET

World update: Floods continue in Pakistan

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on stories we're following on Tuesday:

More heavy rains forecast: The United Nations has said the number of people affected by the torrential rains and flooding in Pakistan is nearing 14 million.

War crimes trial: The former agent of model Naomi Campbell, Carole White, continues her testimony at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor in The Hague, The Netherlands. White said Monday that Campbell was aware that diamonds she received were a gift from Taylor - an allegation Campbell denied in court last week.

U.N. flotilla inquiry: The United Nations will launch a panel of inquiry Tuesday into Israel's interception of a humanitarian aid flotilla, in which nine people were killed.

Russian heatwave: The hot weather and wildfire smog continue to cause problems in Russia with states of emergency being declared in some towns. Meteorologists hope that the weather may finally break this week.

Rwanda elections: Counting has begun after voting finished in the Rwanda elections. No big surprises are expected, with President Paul Kagame looking at winning a second and final seven-year term.

Mass strike: More than one million public workers are set to strike in South Africa amid calls for higher wages. Demonstrations are expected in Cape Town and Pretoria.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. unknown

    The floods are surprising given pak has fuded terror in india and afghanistan ! maybe its KARA ! Unfortunately pakis don't believe in karma...

    August 10, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. sana ul haq

    the flood is so horror and terrible that it bring greater destruction then tsunami although for tsunami every country give relief but for pakistan no visible relief please help them who died in front of us

    August 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. acmed Shams

    May we never forget how brutal and dictatorial the Taliban are and why US forces are so needed there
    Please watch this. Seriously.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9aw6Cnw0hY&w=640&h=360]

    August 19, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |