November 17th, 2010
05:56 AM ET

World update: Aid agencies appeal over Haiti violence

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

Cholera epidemic continues: Aid agencies call for an end to violence in Haiti as demonstrators accuse U.N. peacekeepers of starting a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people.

Wedding speculation: Bookies have stopped taking bets and are predicting a July 2011 wedding for the UK’s Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton. The couple announced their engagement Tuesday.

Ireland refusing bailout? Ireland’s Taoiseach Brian Cowen has said that Ireland does not need a bailout. European finance ministers meet at in Brussels Wednesday, with the state of Eurozone top of the agenda.

China takes steps on inflation: Surging inflation in China has the government worried enough that it's adopting new measures, state media said Wednesday.

Athens demonstration: The annual march to the U.S. embassy is scheduled to take place – this year against a background of bomb attacks on foreign embassies in the Greek capital and opposition to the IMF involvement in the Greek economy.

FIFA allegations: Football’s governing body will announce the results of its investigation into allegations that FIFA members demanded advantages in exchange for votes related to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

Roman find: Thousands of artefacts – including coins, daggers, pottery and a gold Bronze Age bracelet dating from 2,500 BC – have been unearthed during work at a west London hotel. The site was excavated in secrecy over four years.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. mennem

    I think a better investigation does need to be done to see where the cholera strain started from.

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    November 17, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. K jacktown michigan

    haitians, im suprised they have enough body fluids to get so worked up, why not put that energy into seperating you sewage and drinking water supply! What a bunch of losers, its natural selection working like a swiss watch.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. myk c

    I'm beginning to believe that Haitians are being punished bcoz of their wrongdoings. Look what they are doing, they're threat'ning the people who came to help them and even their own country.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pierre jean

    In the book of Matthew chapter 24:7 Jesus-Christ said to his disciples that in the last days nation will rise against nation,and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines,pestilences,and earthquakes in various places. what we see in Haiti doesn't surprise a biblical christian and these things will be in diverse other countries.It is,a time for repentence in order to escape from the dangers ahead.God bless!

    December 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |