September 21st, 2010
06:00 AM ET

World update: A rare glimpse inside a Somali hospital

An update from the TV newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Tuesday:

Somalia clinic - A hospital set up by and for African Union troops has quickly become the only source of free medical care for the embattled and ravaged citizens of Mogadishu.  Jane Ferguson is filing a report.

Cricket row - The head of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has allegedly threatened legal action against Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt over comments that he made in the last few days accusing England players of having being paid to throw a match.

Paris art heist - The trial of three men allegedly involved in stealing paintings from Pablo Picasso's great-granddaughter is to begin in Paris Tuesday.

Al-Megrahi visit - British media is reporting that Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter died in the Lockerbie bombing, met with convicted Lockerbie bomber Al-Megrahi in Libya last week. Apparently he’s physically weak but sound of mind, according to Swire.

Paris terror threat - France’s Interior Ministry has confirmed that present terror levels have been reinforced in the wake of terror alerts following France’s banning of the burqa.

Bond Street luxury – “Main Streets Across The World” global retail report from Cushman & Wakefield finds that London's New Bond Street has overtaken Paris's Avenue des Champs-Elysées as Europe’s most expensive retail location, but New York's Fifth Avenue remains the world's most expensive shopping street.  Jim Boulden reports.  He also speaks to the CEO of Burberry at London Fashion Week and gets her views on the state of the luxury goods industry.

Greece truckers - Greece’s truckers extend their protests ahead of draft bill that will be submitted to the country’s parliament and which proposes opening up the sector.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    Okay since there is a problem posting the truth now let me rephrase my comment.
    If the Somali Pirates were Norwegian Pirates then they would have been attacked and destroyed by our military long ago. Since they have not been and the person capable of doing this has decided to tell the Iranians, I'm afraid to attack even a bunch of pirates... the clinics of Somali are meaningless to me.
    Go where the Somali Pirates are holding over 200 hostages for ransom. Then write, see these sailors ship owners had courage and refused to be blackmailed.
    jim

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