September 22nd, 2010
06:27 AM ET

World update: Concern grows over Commonwealth Games

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:

Commonwealth Games - With fears over security and poor infrastructure following Tuesday’s Delhi bridge collapse, it looks like the Commonwealth Games are in trouble. Across the globe, athletes are pulling out, with England stars announcing that they will not be taking part and Scotland delaying sending its team to India to give the authorities a few days to improve conditions.

Arctic conference - An international conference to discuss the future of the Arctic is taking place today. Several countries have laid claim to different areas in the region which is said to hold up to a quarter of the world’s oil and gas resources.

Kenya’s forgotten citizens - Their grandfathers and fathers were war heroes, fighting for the British in the World Wars. They have lived in Kenya for nearly a century ... and still tens of thousands are stateless.  Even today, after four or five generations, many Nubian Kenyans struggle to get identity cards or passports - they can’t access medical care or travel or open a bank account. They are some of the 15 million stateless people worldwide, as David McKenzie reports.

Alex meets Alex - CNN's Alex Thomas goes to Manchester United's training ground to talk to one of the longest-serving managers in world football, Alex Ferguson. The interview will release at 11.30am ET.

Nigeria elections - Nigeria elections may be postponed until April 2011. Christian Purefoy reports.

Zakayev returns to UK - Akhmed Zakayev, wanted by Russia on charges of being a Chechen terrorist, returns to the UK after being arrested and then freed whilst in Poland last week.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Dr Janetius

    Fear of coming to India for the CWG is a matter of personal choice. I am afraid to go to America, fear of common street shootouts which I read in the news papers. Each country has its own safety and hazards. No country in the world is safe to travel. It is due to one's own view of world and realities around us. Do you think that the people in Delhi live in filth and dirt, or the people in Delhi suffer from contagious deceases??? If people start to worry and panic, then better lock up in your room. I wonder even there one may not be safe.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chut Pata

    One simple reason. India is a crickophile country. Cricket is worshipped there, and a cricketer tendulker now ranks in the long list of gods there. He has his own temple where he is worshipped.

    Having said that, they are crazy enough to send their spy agency to attack Sri Lankan cricket team for the crime of visiting their arch enemies i.e. Pakistan. This craziness invites craziness back, after all Pakistanies are their bretheren in cricket worship. Pakistan is bound to use their spy agency to sabotage their events in retaliation.

    Terrorism begets terrorism, and the world know India is prone to retaliation.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |