Posts Tagged ‘genocide’
Posted by feww on March 20, 2017
Saudi-led coalition blamed for helicopter gunship massacre of Somali refugees
Background: Somalia has blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen, calling the massacre by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship “horrific,” said a report.
“More than 111,500 migrants landed on Yemen’s shores last year, up from around 100,000 the year before, according to the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, a grouping of international agencies that monitors migration in the area.”
[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]
- Reports Wahhabi Arabia 01 – 05 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: human rights, Yemen, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, Riyadh, FIRE-EARTH Report, Saudi coalition | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on March 10, 2017
Turkey Conducting another Round of Democide
UN investigators report some 2,000 people were killed by Turkish military in the country’s Kurdish southeast between July 2015 and December 2016. Turkish forces are accused of killings, serious human rights violations, disappearances and instances of torture and ill-treatment of detainees including rape.
[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]
- Reports Turkey 01 – 09 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: CJ Members, Democide, FIRE-EARTH Report, genocide, Politicide, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on February 17, 2017
You call this savagery humanity?
“Nearly 2.2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished, and an estimated 462,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition – almost a three-fold rise over 2014 levels.”
At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen and that 21 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.
[Prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science Team]
- Details are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: CJ Members, FIRE-EARTH Focus, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, genocide, Saudi Genocide in Yemen, Yemen | 1 Comment »
Posted by feww on February 17, 2016
4,232 Indigenous women missing and murdered in Canada since 1980
Canada’s minister for the status of women, Patty Hajdu, has told reporters that the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the country is more than 4,000, based on the research from the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), said a report.
Activists working for the Walk 4 Justice initiative started collecting the names of indigenous women who are missing or murdered — they stopped counting when they got to 4,232.
The co-founder of Walk 4 Justice said her team had collected the names while speaking to people during a 2008 trek across Canada. They stopped collecting information in 2011.
Their count is much higher than a figure of about 1,200 previously stated by The Royal Canadian Mounted Beasts (RCMP).
A 2014 report by the RCMP concluded 1,017 aboriginal women had been slain between 1980 and 2012, and that another 164 were considered missing.
Hajdu said the 4,000 number is “more believable” because police had “a history of underreporting homicides, or failing to investigate suspicious deaths.”
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: Canada, genocide, Genocide in Canada, Indigenous women, missing and murdered in Canada, NWAC, RCMP, Walk 4 Justice | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on February 15, 2016
Saudi-led coalition exposing Yemeni population to a ‘deadly combination of violence, disease and deprivation’
The following statement is attributable to the UNICEF Representative in Yemen
“With no end in sight to the deadly conflict in Yemen, nearly 10 million children inside the country are now facing a new year of pain and suffering.
“Continuous bombardment and street fighting are exposing children and their families to a deadly combination of violence, disease and deprivation.
“The direct impact of the conflict on children is hard to measure. The statistics confirmed by the UN (747 children killed and another 1,108 injured since March last year; 724 children pressed into some form of military activity) tell only part of the story. But they are shocking enough in themselves.
“The broader effects of the violence on innocent civilians extend much further. Children make up at least half of the 2.3 million people estimated to have been displaced from their homes, and of the more than 19 million people struggling to get water on a daily basis; 1.3 million children under five face the risk of acute malnutrition and acute respiratory tract infections. And at least 2 million children cannot go to school.
“Public services like health, water and sanitation have been decimated and cannot meet the ever-increasing needs of a desperate population. Few of the 7.4 million children requiring protection (including psycho-social support to help deal with the effects of their exposure to violence) will actually receive it.
“The longer-term consequences of all this for Yemen — which was already the Middle East’s poorest nation even before the conflict — can only be guessed at.
Record Afghan casualties exceeded 11,000 in 2015
Violence in Afghanistan left more than 11,000 dead or wounded last year, making 2015 a record year for civilian casualties, reported the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
The casualties (3,545 killed and 7,457 wounded) included an unprecedented number of children, with one in four casualties being a child, UNAMA reported Sunday.
“This report records yet another rise in the number of civilians hurt or killed. The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable,” said a senior UN official.
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: Afghanistan, Children Killed in Yemen, disease, genocide, Genocide in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition, UNAMA, violence | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on February 1, 2016
Since human life has been so grossly devalued…
Some 39 migrants/refugees, including at least 10 children, from three countries drowned in the Aegean Sea on the five-mile journey from Turkey to Greece on Saturday. The victims were from Afghanistan, Myanmar and Syria, said reports.
A Turkish gendarme is about to throw the body of a migrant child into a body bag on January 30, 2016. Some 39 migrants, including at least 10 children, drowned when their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea on the way from Turkey to Greece. [Image source: pptzw.com.cn. image may be subject to copyright.]
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Posted by feww on January 31, 2016
Fate of the migrant kids who don’t drown at sea…
At least 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared in Europe over the past 24 months, said the EU’s police intelligence unit (Europol).
“We estimate that at least 26,000 unaccompanied children entered Europe last year – children who have risked everything to flee war, persecution and extreme poverty alone. They come from Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Iraq, among other places, seeking sanctuary,” said Save the Children’s CEO, earlier this month.
On Friday, IOM said an estimated that 55,528 migrants and refugees had crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe during the first 28 days of 2016 – a rate of nearly 2,000 per day. The daily average is nearly equivalent to the total numbers for the month of January as recently as two years ago.
During the same period IOM has recorded some 244 deaths at sea [global total of 361 fatalities,] as well as at least a dozen more deaths of migrants and refugees who died either after reaching Europe or traveling to a launch point in Turkey. By comparison, total deaths on Mediterranean Sea routes were 12 in 2014 and 82 last year.
Just hours after IOM released its latest statement, 39 more migrants and refugees including 10 children drowned on Saturday trying to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece.
In May 2015, Italian authorities warned that about 5,000 children had disappeared from asylum reception centers since the previous summer.
In Sweden, about 1,000 unaccompanied refugee children and teens had gone missing by October last year, within a month of arriving in the southern town of Trelleborg, officials have admitted.
In 2015, a total of 1,047,844 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe [Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Malta, as well as Cyprus] including 1,011,712 by sea, with at least 5,394 fatalities recorded globally, said IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: EU, Europe, genocide, Greece, Italy, Migrant crisis, migrants, Missing Migrants Project, refugee children, Refugees, Sweden, Turkey | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on January 28, 2016
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Genocide is being committed against people of Syria by all those who destabilized the country
In 2010, there were no Syrian refugees drowning in the Mediterranean while escaping the Wahhabi block terrorists. Even polio had long been eradicated across the country…
When President Barack Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew it would have a willing partner to help pay for the covert operation. It was the same partner the CIA has relied on for decades for money and discretion in far-off conflicts: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. —Mark Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo
U.S. officials have not disclosed the amount of the Saudi contribution, which is by far the largest from another nation to the program to arm the rebels against President Bashar Assad’s military. But estimates have put the total cost of the arming and training effort at several billion dollars.
Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 27 January 2016
Since 2011, more than 250,000 people have been killed, well over a million injured, and 6.5 million internally displaced within Syria. About 4.6 million refugees, and most of the remaining population – some 13.5 million people – are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien.
At least 24 migrants including 10 children drowned in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, after their boat capsized near Greece.
In 2015, some 3,811 people were reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean, most all were migrants trying to escape war zones, poverty or persecution in their homelands, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
At least 224 similar deaths have occurred so far this year, said IOM.
Highlights of a U.N. Report Last Week
- ISIL launches an offensive on GoS controlled areas of Deir-Ez-Zor city causing the displacement of 3,200 families;
- Unconfirmed reports of 300 civilians killed by ISIL and 400 civilians abducted
- Already limited supplies of foods and other commodities are likely to diminish soon putting 200,000 individuals at risk of increased malnutrition
- Those living in GoS controlled areas also face serious protection risks should ISIL take full control of the area
- On 19 January, the Government of Russia announced that they dropped 40 MT of relief supplies from the air.
Meanwhile, several European countries, which feel threatened by the influx of refugees, threaten to deport tens of thousands of asylum-seekers:
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: Denmark, destabilization, EU refugee policy, genocide, germany, Norway, Refugees, regime change, Sweden, syria | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on July 22, 2015
9 Percent of remaining Iraqi population now displaced
More than 3.1 million Iraqis have been internally displaced by the ongoing bloody conflict, said UN spokesperson on Tuesday.
At least 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar province including more than 250,000 individuals from Ramadi, the capital of governorate, since military operations began in April, said the UN Assistance (!) Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The DTM has identified 3,112,914 persons displaced by conflict in Iraq. The majority, 67 per cent, are sheltered in private settings that include rented housing, host families and hotels. A smaller but significant number, 20 per cent, are identified as living in critical shelter arrangements, which include unfinished buildings, religious buildings, informal settlements and schools. Eight per cent of those currently displaced in Iraq are living in camp settings.
A total of 1,466 Iraqis were killed and another 1,687 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June 2015, according to casualty figures released by UNAMI earlier this month.
In the first half 2015, at least 6,784 Iraqis were killed and 11,789 others wounded in acts of terrorism and violence.
Fighting to liberate the Anbar province continues between the Iraqi security forces, and the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists, better known as daesh , the thugs, assassins and murder mechanics left behind from the genocidal regime of Saddam-Hussein, who have seized most of the governorate.
*CAVEATS: In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas. Figures for casualties from Anbar Governorate are provided by the Health Directorate and are noted below. In some cases, UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum.
Posted in disaster watch, Global Disaster watch | Tagged: Anbar, Daesh, genocide, IDP, IOM, Iraq, Iraq death toll, ISIL, UNAMI | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on April 1, 2015
Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of “War on Terror”
A new report on the so-called “War on Terror” heavily criticizes the United States and its allies, as well as mainstream media, for grossly and intentionally underreporting the violent deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2003.
The 101-page report, called “Body Count,” is prepared by 1985 Nobel Peace Prize laureates,
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and other organizations.
Evaluating both the legitimacy of the war on Iraq and its impact, the report states: “The original pretexts for going to war quickly turned out to be spurious, and from then on only the ‘liberation of the country from a violent dictatorship’ and the ‘democratization’ and ‘stabilization’ of Iraq remained as justification for the war and occupation.”
It concludes that the so-called war on terror has, “directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan,” a total of about 1.3 million souls. “Not included in this figure are [the casualties in] further war zones such as Yemen.” However, “the public, experts and decision makers” remain unaware of the figure because only a small fraction of the casualties have been reported by the media and major NGOs.
In fact, the figure of 1.3 million casualties is only a “conservative estimate,” says the report. The total number of deaths in the three countries could well exceed the 2 million mark.
“The numbers relayed by the media (previously 43,000 and now 110,000) should in themselves be terrifying enough, as they correspond to the annihilation of an entire city’s population. But apparently they are still perceived as tolerable and, moreover, even easy to explain given the picture of excessive religiously motivated violence. The figure of 655,000 deaths in the first three war years alone, however, clearly points to a crime against humanity approaching genocide,” says the report.
Global Disasters / Significant Events – April 1, 2015
Saudi Arabia’s airstrike on Yemen kills dozens in dairy factory: Reports
A deadly airstrike by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim states on Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodaida has destroyed a dairy factory killing at least 37 people and injuring more than 80 others, reported TASS. The attack resulted in probably the largest number of civilian casualties so far in the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi militia.
ISIS terrorists massacre dozens in Syrian village: Reports
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) thugs killed at least 44 people, mostly civilians, in an attack on a Syrian village, media reported the Syrian state TV as saying.
The massacre in the village of Mabuja was the latest atrocity by the Sunni thugs, who released a video of beheading eight men said to be Shia Muslims from the province of Hama, said the reports.
Posted in News Alert | Tagged: Body Count, crime against humanity, genocide, Hodaida, IPPNW, ISIS, saudi arabia, Yemen | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on December 8, 2014
GLOBAL CONFLICTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES &
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
SCENARIOS 911, 909, 808, 717, 606, 444, 411,
222, 220, 219, 202, 201, 200, 071, 069, 04, 02
15 Million children caught up in major conflicts: UNICEF
An estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas plagued by armed conflicts.
This year “has been one of horror, fear and despair for millions of children, as worsening conflicts across the world saw them exposed to extreme violence and its consequences, forcibly recruited and deliberately targeted by warring groups,” UNICEF said.
“This has been a devastating year for millions of children,” said UNICEF Executive Director. “Children have been killed while studying in the classroom and while sleeping in their beds; they have been orphaned, kidnapped, tortured, recruited, raped and even sold as slaves. Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality.”
As many as 15 million children are caught up in violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, [Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen,] Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine – including those internally displaced or living as refugees.
- In the Central African Republic, 2.3 million children are affected by the conflict, up to 10,000 children are believed to have been recruited by armed groups over the last year, and more than 430 children have been killed and maimed – three times as many as in 2013
- In Gaza, 54,000 children were left homeless as a result of the 50-day conflict during the summer that also saw 538 children killed, and more than 3,370 injured.
- In Syria, with more than 7.3 million children affected by the conflict including 1.7 million child refugees, the United Nations verified at least 35 attacks on schools in the first nine months of the year, which killed 105 children and injured nearly 300 others. In Iraq, where an estimated 2.7 million children are affected by conflict, at least 700 children are believed to have been maimed, killed or even executed this year. In both countries, children have been victims of, witnesses to and even perpetrators of increasingly brutal and extreme violence.
- In South Sudan, an estimated 235,000 children under five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Almost 750,000 children have been displaced and more than 320,000 are living as refugees. According to UN verified data, more than 600 children have been killed and over 200 maimed this year, and around 12,000 children are now being used by armed forces and groups.
Full report posted HERE.
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Posted by feww on July 31, 2014
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
WARS FOR RESOURCES
SCENARIOS 717, 606, 600, 444, 200, 114, 070, 04, 02
Israeli shelling kills dozens of Palestinians sheltering in a U.N. school, street market
The shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Jabaliya refugee camp, and a market near Gaza City has killed dozens of people and left hundreds more wounded.
Some 106 people were killed on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,346, with more than 7,000 others wounded. Most of the victims have been civilians, many of them children.
Israeli authorities say 56 soldiers and two civilian volunteers as well as a Thai national have been killed on their side since they resumed the latest round of genocide in Gaza on July 8.
The UN Spokesman Chris Gunness told the BBC that Israel had been told 17 times that the school was housing [more than 3,000] displaced people, saying the attack caused “universal shame.”
Thousands more have been killed or wounded during previous rounds of genocide perpetrated by Israel in 2008 and 2012.
Palestinian President declared the Gaza Strip a disaster area on Wednesday, said news reports quoting the state-run Wafa news agency.
Bolivia Declares Israel a ‘Terrorist State’
Bolivia has declared Israel a terrorist state and withdrawn a visa exemption agreement in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offensive in Gaza, said reports.
Canceling the 1972 visa-waver agreement, which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia, “means, in other words, we are declaring [Israel] a terrorist state,” announced President Evo Morales.
“Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community,” explained Morales.
“The Bolivian state and people have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to enter Bolivia freely and without entry visas,” said an official communique.
Earlier this month, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute the Jewish state for “crimes against humanity.”
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Posted by feww on July 21, 2014
WARS FOR RESOURCES
SCENARIOS 717, 600, 444, 200, 114, 070
Israeli forces’ shelling of a Gaza district leaves at least 60 dead, including children
At least 87 Gazans were killed on Sunday including 60 in the district of Shejaiya alone, and hundreds more wounded.
Palestinian president has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council following the “massacre in Shejaiya.”
“Shejaiya was particularly badly affected with thousands of people reportedly fleeing their homes this morning, as heavy bombardment from Israeli tanks and artillery continued,” said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
The total death toll in Gaza now stands at more than 438, with thousands more wounded.
The UN has recently stated that about 77% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians.
Posted in global disasters | Tagged: Gaza, Gaza Massacre, genocide, Israel, Mass Evacuations, occupied Palestinian territories, palestine, Shejaia Massacre | 2 Comments »
Posted by feww on July 14, 2014
WARS FOR RESOURCES
SCENARIOS 717, 600, 444, 200, 114, 070
At least 172 Palestinians killed by Israeli military in latest Gaza massacre
Tens of thousands of Palestinians are fleeing northern Gaza after Israel warned it was targeting the area “to stop the continuing rocket attacks from Gaza militants,” said a report.
“We do not wish to harm civilians in Gaza, but these civilians must know that remaining in close proximity to Hamas terrorists and infrastructures is extremely unsafe,” the Israel Military said, claiming that it was targeting militants and “terror sites,” including the homes of senior Palestinians “militants.”
However, the UN says 77% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians, said the report.
Some 17,000 of the refugees have sought refuge in UN facilities, the report quoted the organization as saying.
Meanwhile, power to about 70,000 Gaza residents has been cut, with the Israeli military blaming the “militants” for a rocket attack that they say damaged the electricity network.
Israeli military says it has so far struck some 1,320 “terror” sites across Gaza, while claiming Palestinians has launched more than 800 rockets at Israel.
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Posted by feww on July 3, 2014
SCENARIOS 911, 444, 411, 200, 070, 04
SHAME ON YOU!
Cossack settlement of Luganskaya devastated by Kiev airstrikes
At least two airstrikes by Ukraine government forces have devastated densely-populated residential areas in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya (population: ~15,000), residents say.
Ukrainian authorities deny the accusations and instead blame the pro-Russian separatists.
Meanwhile, Kiev has admitted that 279 people have been killed in Donetsk region since the start of fighting, including 160 civilians. The death toll for Lugansk has not been revealed.
Residents flee for their lives after their homes the village of Luganskaya after airstrikes by Ukrainian air force left dozens dead or wounded. (Image credit: RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)
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Posted by feww on December 13, 2013
300,000 Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers massacred following Japanese invasion
The Rape of Nanjing: On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began a six-week orgy of massacre, murdering about a third of a million people in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province.
The Rape of Nanking [renamed Nanjing]
Nanjing witnessed genocide, mass murder and war rape after the Japanese captured of the city on December 13, 1937.
To commemorate the event, memorial events are being held across China. Services in Nanjing will include “a candlelight vigil, a prayer assembly for peace, as well as press conferences and seminars,” said Zhu Chengshan, curator of the Nanjing Massacre Hall.
“As part of this year’s event, a report on protection of survivors’ oral histories of the atrocity will be presented and a Sino-U.S. collaborative project on oral history studies will be announced, Zhu announced.”
“A dictionary on the history of the Nanjing Massacre is being compiled and will be published next year. The dictionary, featuring more than 18,000 entries so far, will reveal the historical facts on the crimes of the Japanese troops in Nanjing from late 1937 to early 1938, said Zhu Chengshan, curator of the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.”
Nanjing Massacre memorial, December 13, 2013. Source: Xinhua.
Posted in Global Disaster watch, global disasters | Tagged: genocide, Japan War Crimes, Japanese, Japanese Imperial Army, mass murder, Nanjing Massacre, Nanking, war crimes | 1 Comment »
Posted by feww on October 5, 2013
Saudi black ops team carried out Damascus chemical weapons attack – Russian diplomatic source
The chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, on August 21 was carried out by a Saudi Arabian black ops team, according a Russian diplomatic source.
“Based on data from a number of sources a picture can be pieced together. The criminal provocation in Eastern Ghouta was done by a black op team that the Saudi’s sent through Jordan and which acted with support of the Liwa Al-Islam group,” a Russian diplomat reportedly told Interfax news agency.
The attack was meant to complicate an already delicate situation in Syria, another source said.
“Syrians of various political views, including some opposition fighters, are seeking to inform diplomats and members of international organizations working in Syria what they know about the crime and the forces which inspired it,” he told the agency.
“Earlier reports pointed to Saudi Arabia as the mastermind behind the chemical attack, which almost led to US military action against Syrian government. Supporters of this scenario say intelligence services in Riyadh were looking for a false flag operation to provoke an American intervention in Syria, which would tip the balance of power in favor of the armed opposition supported by Saudi Arabia,” said a report.
Lampedusa Migrants Boat Disaster: Death toll could reach 300
Choppy seas prevented divers on Friday from recovering more bodies of migrants who drowned off Sicily on Thursday.
The Italian coastguard has so far recovered 111 bodies and expect to find at least 200 others. The boat sank about 800 meters from the shore of the southern island of Lampedusa.
Some 155 people have been recused, but more than 200 others are not accounted for, authorities said.
The 20-m vessel is sitting upright on the seabed about 47m below the surface, video footage shows.
Since the 1990s, about 20,000 people have lost their lives trying to reach Italy from North Africa, according to data of known incidents; however, thousands more are likely to have perished without a trace.
Mandatory evacuation orders issued for low-lying areas south of New Orleans
State officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders for low-lying areas south of New Orleans as a Tropical Storm KAREN continued to move toward the Louisiana coast.
KAREN has forced oil and gas companies to shut platforms and evacuate most of their workforces, cutting output by more than a half in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which accounts for about a fifth of U.S. oil production and more than 6 percent of natural gas.
Since Thursday, the governors of Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama have declared states of emergency to mobilize their resources.
Typhoon FITOW Buffeting SW Japan
Typhoon FITOW is dumping significant amounts of rain over the Okinawa region. Forecaster say the region could receive downpours of 60 mm per hour through Sunday.
Expected rainfall totals through Sunday evening could top 200 mm on the Saki-shima Islands, and 150 mm on Okinawa’s main island, said NHK.
“The local observatory advises caution against strong winds, high waves, a storm surge, landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, swollen rivers, tornadoes, and gusting winds.”
Bodies Unearthed in Bosnian Mass Grave
About 100 bodies have so far been unearthed at a newly discovered mass grave in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, reports say.
The victims are believed to be Bosnian Muslims and Croats who were ethnically cleansed by Serbian forces occupying the region during the three-year Bosnian War (1992 and 1995).
Serbian forces reportedly killed more than 30,000 civilians during their war of aggression.
In July 1995, Serbians massacred more than 8,000 Bosnians in Srebrenica, in what was the worst act of genocide in Europe since the Second World War.
A man was in critical condition Friday night after he poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire on the National Mall, reports said.
Photo credit: Terry Hays. More images…
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Posted by feww on February 23, 2010
Image of the Day:
Nefarious Dick may be leaving—permanently
It’s a shame upon humanity that he wasn’t prosecuted for ecocide, uranium pollution, genocide, war crimes and all other crimes against humanity …
Photo: Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images. Source: FP. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire-Earth Fair Use Notice.
Cheney, 69, and really sick, has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery, two dozen angiogram and heart operations to clear blocked arteries with at least 170 doctors and medical staff looking into his coronary arteries. He was fitted with a pacemaker in 2001, which required three repairs. [Yet all he ever needed was a wooden stake!]
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