March 9th, 2010
06:21 AM ET

World update: Call for Nigeria attack inquiry

Women cry at a mass grave in Nigeria.

An update from London on some of the stories that our reporters are following that we're expecting to develop through the day on Tuesday:

Nigeria attacks - Rights groups and the U.S. government are calling for an investigation following the religious violence in Nigeria which left hundreds dead over the weekend. Christian Purefoy analyses the latest spike in violence and talks to residents and families about what happened.

Indonesia terrorism - A police raid on the outskirts of Jakarta may have killed one of Indonesia's most-wanted terrorists, though officials said they would await tests to verify the man's identity.  Counter-terrorism squad members say that Dulmatin - a senior member of the al Qaeda-linked terror network, Jemaah Islamiyah - was killed in a shootout in Pamulang, Banten province. Read the full story

Greek charm offensive - The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou travels to the U.S. to meet with President Obama. At the weekend, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Europe was ready to help Greece if needed, boosting investor optimism about the nation's debt crisis.

Body identified - Cyprus police say they have found the body of former Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos, which was taken from his grave at a cemetery in Deftera, on the eve of his first annual memorial service late last year.  His family plans to make a statement and police are expected to release more information later Tuesday.

McQueen’s last collection - The late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen's last range will go on display Tuesday at Paris Fashion Week. The 40-year-old designer was found dead at his home on February 11 on the eve of his mother's funeral. McQueen left a note and hanged himself, an inquest heard.

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  1. Steve Gupta

    Religious violence and murder/terror associated with religion? Let me think who could it be? What peaceful religion is ALWAYS associated with stories like these around the world?

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