August 24th, 2010
08:05 AM ET

World update: S. Africa strike blamed for hospital deaths

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on some of the stories we're watching on Tuesday:

South Africa strike - While more than a million public sectors continue to strike in South Africa, the lack of healthcare professionals on the job being is blamed for the deaths of some patients in hospitals. Some reports have even indicated that military personnel have been drafted into some hospitals to carry out the roles of healthcare workers.

Somalia gunfight - Two men dressed in military uniforms stormed a hotel in Mogadishu Tuesday and killed at least 15 people before detonating explosives and killing themselves, officials said. Among the dead were several lawmakers.

Claudy investigation - New details about one of Northern Ireland's worst terrorist atrocities, the 1972 bombing of Claudy, are expected to be revealed later today. Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson's report into the IRA bombing which left nine people dead and 30 injured followed claims that the British Government and the Roman Catholic Church were involved in a cover-up to protect the man suspected of masterminding the attack.

Wikileaks founder - A decision may be made today by the Swedish Prosecutor’s office as to whether Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, should be arrested over an allegation of molestation. Another arrest warrant for rape was dropped over the weekend.

George Michael in court - Singer George Michael is due to appear in court today charged with driving under the influence of drugs after his car crashed into a high street photography shop. He was arrested last month after his Range Rover crashed into a branch of Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, north London.

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  1. André

    So typical of socialist/communists to target the most vulnerably, the most defenceless, sick patients and young children, in their efforts to further their selfish needs. Anyone who strike, has effectively resigned. Let them join the long lines of the unemployed.

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