July 8th, 2010
06:49 AM ET

World update: Newborn baby cut free from aircraft toilet

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

Aircraft birth - An unmarried Indian woman delivered a baby in the toilet of an international flight and abandoned the infant in the plane’s washroom, police and doctors said Thursday.  Cabin crew of the Turkmenistan Airlines rushed the newborn to a hospital as the plane arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on Wednesday, according to police.  The toilet was taken to the hospital with the baby, and surgeons had to cut it away to get the newborn out, according to a doctor at Amritsar’s Fortis Escorts hospital. Read the full story

Terrorism suspects - Three suspects whose arrests were announced Thursday by Norwegian authorities were held in connection with an ongoing investigation into terrorist plots in New York and the United Kingdom, Norwegian security authorities say.

Spy suspects - Ten suspected Russian secret agents will be arraigned in a New York federal courtroom Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.  The hearing will combine the five suspects arrested in New York with five others picked up out of state.

Cuban prisoners - Spain’s foreign minister has agreed to take in 52 Cuban political prisoners who are set for release, Spanish diplomatic sources said Thursday.  Five will go to Spain immediately and the 47 others will arrive in three or four months, the sources said.

Hunger strike - A Sri Lanka Cabinet minister began a “fast unto death” outside the United Nations compound in Colombo on Thursday to demand that the organization stop its investigation into alleged war crimes.

Extradition request - The European Court of Human Rights said Thursday it wants to hear more evidence before deciding whether to extradite British terrorism suspect Babar Ahmed to the United States.  The court dismissed parts of Ahmad's appeal against extradition, but said it wants to consider his complaint about the stringency of conditions at the prison where he is likely to be held in America.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Frodo Baggins

    IRAN offering help to stop the oil leak. These guys have the real skills and expertise for this job.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    or simply search Google / Yahoo / Bing for more on this help offer from Iran.

    share this information with as many people as you may.

    Wake up Mr. President and reach out to Dr. Ahmedinejad

    July 8, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bilbo Baggins

    IRAN most certainly has the skills required for this kind of operation. Truly, we are too obsessed with Israel, blinded and drugged, so as not to distinguish between friends and foes.

    Let the Heavens above and Earth below shower their blessings on us so that we may rid ourselves of Zionist thoughts and feelings.

    Go ahead Mr. Obama and take help from Mr. Ahmedinejad before the oil reaches the shores of Manhattan

    July 8, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gandalf

    Look up http://www.presstv.ir
    Iranians are offering to help. They claim to have expertise with regard to this crisis. What's the harm in taking their help since Bp and US government has failed to resolve this problem in two months now and there is no definite solution in sight yet. Give Iranians a chance to help. This is no longer a US problem. It is an environmental disaster threatening entire world now. look at the greater good and not petty politics.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Legolas

    really don't see no reason why US should not take help from IRAN.
    Both BP and US government are buying time in hope that the well would eventually run dry. The whole crap about drilling of relief well is a big lie. By the time it is dug, twice the amount of oil would have leaked into the gulf as compared to today.

    US does not have any know-how to stop this spill, so why not let those deal with this mess who really have the capacity and expertise to handle such catastrophe.

    Mr. President, if u're listening, pls wake up and ring up the Iranian President. Let their offer to help not go in vain

    July 8, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. Eragon Arethron

    US is so obsessed with Israel that it can see nothing beyond. Not even nations who want an opportunity to be friends of America.
    That be the case, Iran does not get any audience with the US government, media and planners.
    Otherwise, no wise government or nation would refuse Iranian help in containing this oil spill disaster.

    Iranians are willing to help. Are Americans willing to be friends?

    July 8, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Samwise Gamjee

    Agreed. Let the specialists deal with the problem. In this case, the Iranians are the specialist, believe it or not. But we simply choose to overlook and ignore their offer to help bcoz they are under sanctions for nukes sponsored by US government.
    Lets leave behind ego and political machoism for once and accept their offer to help.
    Lets see if Ahmedinejad is sincere about this help offer and if the Iranians can really do the job they claim to have the expertise for.

    Obama and Hillary, you have failed. Now let the sense prevail and accept international assistance. God help America

    July 8, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Boromir

    This is really strange. US can welcome Netanyahu who only wants to take from America viz. money, security guarantees, technology, defense equipment, charity etc. but is estranged with Ahmedinejad who wants to give help and expertise to stop this spill that has turned into an environmental disaster threatening global ecology.

    May good sense prevail and US accept the help offer from Iran.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sauron & Soromon

    Why is no news channel talking about the IRANIAN offer to help stop the oil leak?

    Just because they are under sanctions for whatever reasons sponsored by the US goverment does not mean they are barred to even help us on matters that are now beyond the capacity of US government or BP.

    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour. The relief well and dispersents and etc etc are all lies. Neither US government nor BP knows wat to do about the leak. Eventually Mr. Prseident may decide to nuke the well. But that's even worse than the leak. The Gulf coast and its ecology would change for the next 10000 yrs if nuked. If the oil spill reached the northern parts of the Atlantic, it could disrupt the flow of ocean currents thereby adding to the global warming effects viz. El Nino, hurricanes etc.
    If the well is nuked, it will destry all ocean life in the gulf of mexico. So, the only logical way out is to take foreign help from nations that have the necessary skill, be it the enemy, for the greater good of humanity.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    or simply search Google/Yahoo/bing for more on this help offer from Iran.

    share this information with as many people as you may

    July 8, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |