Short summaries of the top global news. Anton Baker has contributed 15, including:
Is Gingrich capable of leading the United States? Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has raised questions about whether or not he is in touch with current politics. At a debate Saturday evening, he was put in uncomfortable situations about issues such as his divorce or his comments about Palestine.
Hope for Burmese democracy movement It was announced that Burma's democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi will rejoin Burmese politics after twenty years of persecution. US President Obama later made public that he was sending Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to Burma.
Truck bomb kills 70 in Somalia On Tuesday, October 4, a truck loaded with explosives drove straight into a Somali government complex in the capital, Mogadishu. The bomb killed an estimated 70 people, injuring a further 150 in the process. Terrorist group Al-Shabaab, who has ties with
Bombs in Iraq kill over 50 people in the town of Karbala Violence continues in the war-torn country of Iraq, with a series of two bomb attacks near the town of Karbala. Local officials report 50 people killed and over 150 injured. Although the war in Iraq is officially over, attacks still happen regularly.
Plane Crash in Iran kills 77 Passengers While attempting to make an emergency landing during a snowstorm, an airplane carrying 104 passengers and crew crashed. The pilots of the aircraft reported technical problems when trying to communicate with the airport before the landing attempt.