June 7th, 2010
05:47 AM ET

World update: Guilty verdicts over Bhopal disaster

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

Bhopal verdict - A court in India has returned guilty verdicts against seven executives of an American chemical company subsidiary over the worlds worst industrial disaster - in Bhopal, India, in 1984. A gas leak at the Union Carbine plant immediately killed thousands of people. Hundreds of thousands more died over the next two decades. Read the full story

Peru murder suspect - A judge has extended the investigation into murder suspect Joran van der Sloot, accused of killing a Peruvian woman, for another week, a spokeswoman for Peru's Interior Ministry said Sunday. Read the full story

Palestinians killed - The Israeli military says it thwarted a terrorist attack when it fired on a group of Palestinians in diving gear at sea off Gaza. Al Aqsa - the armed wing of Fatah, Hamas' rival - confirmed the men belonged to their organization and were on a suicide mission. Read the full story

Recordings edited - Israel has acknowledged that it edited recordings it said documented anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks by activists who tried to run the Israeli blockade of Gaza, but repeated its insistence that the radio broadcasts it cited originated with ships in the activists' convoy. Read the full story

President snubbed - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has not been invited to attend the African Union Conference in Uganda next month as he faces charges for alleged war crimes in Sudan's restive Darfur region, Ugandan officials said Sunday.

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