June 14th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

World update: Thousands flee violence in Kyrgyzstan


Tens of thousands of Uzbeks have fled the ongoing clashes

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

Kyrgyzstan violence - Smoke was rising in the city of Osh and sporadic gunfire could be heard Monday as ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan continued. Tens of thousands of Uzbeks have fled the ongoing clashes, causing one aid official to describe the situation as a "humanitarian catastrophe," according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Read the full story

Flotilla investigation - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has canceled a trip to Paris to meet with French leaders as he awaits the formal announcement of an investigation commission into an Israeli raid on a flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, the Defense Ministry says.  Israel has announced that an independent commission led by a retired Israeli judge will investigate the incident.

Policemen shot - Three Israeli policemen were shot and wounded near Hebron in the southern West Bank early Monday, authorities said. Security forces are searching the area for the gunmen. Read the full story

Mexico plane crash - Eight people, including members of a local politician's staff, were killed when a small plane crashed in Mexico, according to local reports. The politician, Roberto Borge Angulo, who is running for governor in the state of Quintana Roo, was not on the plane, according to the reports.

Colombia rescue - The Colombian military on Sunday rescued Gen. Luis Mendieta and Col. Enrique Murillo, two top national police officers held by the FARC guerrillas for nearly 12 years, President Alvaro Uribe announced. Read the full story

Boat capsizes - At least 14 people are dead and dozens more missing, after a boat capsized in northern India. The vessel had about 65 people on board when it overturned in the Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh state, according to police. Read the full story

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  1. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com I'm really sorry for that, corruption, poverty among others incentive this acts around the world.

    June 14, 2010 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |