July 13th, 2010
05:20 AM ET

World update: Bomb belt found in Uganda explosion probe

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

Uganda bombings - Ugandan officials have recovered an explosives-laden belt from a residential area as the investigation continues into a trio of bombings that killed at least 74 people. Read the full story

Cuba prisoners - The first group among 52 Cuban political prisoners to be freed is expected to arrive in Spain on Tuesday.  A group of prisoners left the island nation on a commercial flight on Monday night.

Italy crime - Police fanned out across Italy on Tuesday on a major crackdown on the crime syndicate, the ‘Ndrangheta, prosecutors said. The operation, called “The Crime,” is seeking to arrest between 200 and 300 people on charges ranging from receiving stolen goods to murder.

Veil ban - France’s lower house of parliament will vote Tuesday on a ban on any veils that cover the face—including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.  

Missing researcher - A missing Iranian researcher, whom Tehran claimed was abducted by the CIA, has taken refuge in the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, Iran’s semi-official news agency Mehr says.

Paul's future - The Germany aquarium that is home  to Paul the octopus—who correctly predicted the outcome of eight World Cup  matches in a row—is expected to announce the animal’s future at 6 a.m. ET. There is discussion  the seemingly psychic cephalopod may now “retire” from the prediction  business.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Mother

    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 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 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 can

    July 13, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mother

    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 13, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Father

    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 13, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Father

    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 13, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Father

    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.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mother

    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

    July 13, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mother

    Despite the danger growing every minute and the environment being damaged with every barrel of leaking crude, we Americans are still arguing whether the IRANIANs are experts or not.

    Lets stop being skeptical about others abilities just because we have failed. failed our nation, our environment and our marine life.

    The world knows that the Iranians are experts in drilling and oil leak prevention and containment. Even the oil producing nations would bet for their skills in this crisis. It is us who are full of doubts. and the only reason for this is Israel. We see everyone who is Israel's adversary as our enemy. Anyone who talks anti-Zionist becomes our hate symbol. Lets get out of this Zionist mindset and this Iranophobia. It is our nation and its environment at stake today.

    We need to rise above our political difference, they can be settled sometime else.

    Lets call for the IRANIANs now before its too late to do anything better

    July 13, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Father

    Wake Up children. Let the message spread across far and wide. We are not alone in this struggle. Even are adversaries are willing to offer help. Don't let this opportunty for peace go unnoticed. Let's give Friendship a chance. Let us accept help from IRAN to stop this oil leak.

    Look up http://www.presstv.ir

    July 13, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mother

    Despite the danger growing every minute and the environment being damaged with every barrel of leaking crude, we Americans are still arguing whether the IRANIANs are experts or not.

    Lets stop being skeptical about others abilities just because we have failed. failed our nation, our environment and our marine life.

    The world knows that the Iranians are experts in drilling and oil leak prevention and containment. Even the oil producing nations would bet for their skills in this crisis. It is us who are full of doubts. and the only reason for this is Israel. We see everyone who is Israel's adversary as our enemy. Anyone who talks anti-Zionist becomes our hate symbol. Lets get out of this Zionist mindset and this Iranophobia. It is our nation and its environment at stake today.

    We need to rise above our political difference, they can be settled sometime else.

    Lets call for the IRANIANs now before its too late to do anything better. Patience is not an option anymore. All those who thought such a thing could not happen in the US have been proven wrong.

    What US needs today is friends. Friend who can help. Ask yourself one question. IRAN, so-called US enemy, has atleast help to offer in this moment of crisis. Wat does Israel have to offer? I'll tell you wat. Israeli PM has to offer a visit in this moment of crisis to ask for more US help, arms, money, fighter jets etc. This is wat US' friends have to offer. If US has friend like Israel, it surely doesn't require enemies.

    July 13, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |