June 4th, 2010
05:58 AM ET

World update: Flotilla victims were shot, autopsies reveal

Gaza flotilla - Autopsy results by forensics experts in Istanbul revealed that all nine of the men killed by Israeli commandoes aboard the humanitarian convoy in the Eastern Mediterranean, died of gunshot wounds.  Five of them had bullet wounds to the head. Read the full story

New Japan PM - The upper and lower houses of Japan's parliament have elected former Finance Minister Naoto Kan as the prime minister of Japan Friday, following the resignation of Yukio Hatoyama from the post earlier in the week. Read the full story

Gulf oil spill - BP may learn Friday how effective the new cap it placed on the ruptured undersea well is in slowing down the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The complex underwater maneuver completed Thursday night was applauded by U.S. and BP officials. Read the full story

UK shootings - British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to visit the region in northern England where a gunman this week carried out one of the worst massacres in recent British history. Taxi driver Derrick Bird, 52, killed 12 people and wounded 11 others before taking his own life. Read the full story

Belgium arrest - A suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a female judge and clerk at a Brussels courthouse, Jean-Marc Meilleur, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office says. Read the full story

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  1. Damiao

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    June 4, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
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    June 4, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Connie Williams

    The people from any Middle East country should be allowed to ferry in anything they want to Hamas and other terrorist without hindrance. Terrorist are people too, and whether they want food or bombs, that is their business and no one has the right to interfere. And if Iran wants to covertly ferry nuclear weapons to the Americas via Mexico, the US has ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO INTERFERE!!! We cannot walk on Mexico's sovereignty. We must leave the world alone and allow for free trade whether it be bombs to kill innocent civilians or nuclear weapons to wipe out entire cities, terrorist have rights and should be treated as equal members of our community. Israel, listen to the current wisdom of western civilization. Hamas wants to kill you and then eliminate the rest of western civilization. Let them. It is their right.

    June 4, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Connie Crackhead

    You are insane and If you feel this way why dont you join a terrorist organization ? Free trade? Terrorists have rights? They are terrorists are u retarted also ? You should probably fly a plane into your own house killing yourself and your worthless offspring if you have any. It is all about money and power and I can tell you have neither of those things and never will because you are just to ignorant for this world. I can fully assure you that no nuclear weapons are being traded for free either. Also, check your grammar it is "Middle Eastern". This just proves that you have no brain. We're all gonna die from our own ignorance, but you first!

    June 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. damiao carlos

    Terrorists have right...right to die...Is there anything else in your head beyond hair? http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com

    June 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. connie are you an idiot?

    are you blind in the head?
    terrorists are evil and as carlos said have a right to die.

    June 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Smith in Oregon

    One of the peace activists said that he witnessed some of the killings, and confirmed that at least "one person was shot through the top of the head from the hovering Israeli Commando helicopter above before it ever dropped off the Israeli Commando's.

    This appears to confirm what other peace activists have reported and stated that Israeli Commando's opened fire with their machine guns and used lethal rounds from the hovering HELICOPTER before even boarding the ships. This totally exposes the Israeli version of firing their machine guns on the peace activists in self-defense to be absolutely false and an outrageous lie.

    The Turkish forensic medical examiners should be able to determine if any of those murdered had entry wounds thru the top of their heads which would absolutely indicate a International Crime of murder took place on those vessels by the Israeli Commando's.

    An Israeli activist on the French cargo ship reported that he asked the soldiers to take away the injured for medical treatment, but they did not, they simply left them bleeding on the deck and the injured later died on the ship.

    Interpol Should be notified and pressured to press International Criminal Murder Charges against the Israeli Commando's and Israeli Officials involved in the murders and bloodbath of the peace activists on the Humanitarian Food Supply Flotilla for Gaza.

    The International Crimes Appear to be:

    Piracy, Kidnapping, Theft of Cargo, Torture, Murder, Liability for Deaths, Loss of Limbs and Eyes, Non-Proportional Armed Response, Covering up and Removing crime scene evidence.

    June 5, 2010 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |