Saturday, April 30, 2011

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Honeymoon: William And Kate Leave For Honeymoon By Helicopter -- The Telegraph

Married life began for newlyweds William and Kate today when they left London for a mystery destination.

Prince William and his new wife Kate Middleton left Buckingham Palace by helicopter this morning.

It is expected that they will first travel to one of the royal residences in Scotland, possibly Balmoral, where both the Queen and the Prince of Wales have private homes they could use.

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Syrian forces kill 62, U.S. tightens sanctions. U.S. imposes sanctions on Syria’s intelligence service, security officials. Syria to bury dead as activists vow more protests.

Saleh 'to sign' Yemen deal amid unrest.

Iran's president asked to show obedience to leader.

Israeli official: We are troubled by developments in Egypt.

Half of Israelis back recognition of Palestinian state.


Criticism up on Japan PM's handling of nuke crisis.

US 'not withholding food aid from North Korea'.

Thai, Cambodian troops break cease-fire. 45,200 Cambodian evacuees flee home due to clashes with Thailand.

India, Pakistan agree to enhance trade.


Libya regime offers Misrata rebels amnesty. Muammar Gaddafi calls for ceasefire in Libyan TV address. Libya's Gaddafi calls for negotiation with NATO. Libyan fighting spills into Tunisia.

Political unrest turns bloody in Uganda. Uganda unrest gathers pace despite bloody government crackdown.

Vote in tense central Sudan could shape fates of 2 nations.

Nigerian opposition parties make gains in State houses.


Magical wedding for a Royal bride... and even the vergers were doing cartwheels in the aisle.

Putin fires Russia space chief after mishaps.

Pilgrims crowd into Rome for John Paul II ceremony.

Greek and Spanish economies falter ahead of expected rise in interest rates.


Twister outbreak is second deadliest in US history. Death toll from US tornadoes rises to 350.

Mexico extradites drug kingpin to the U.S.

Mexican military rescues 52 hostages in border city.

Senator cites threat to U.S. food supply.


British man killed in Marrakesh cafe bombing now blamed on Al Qaeda.

Army chiefs from four Sahel countries meet on Qaeda fight.

Al Qaeda suspects to appear in German court. Arrested al-Qaeda suspects allegedly plotting attack in Germany.


U.S. Treasury: China has decreased its holdings of U.S. debt.

EU hits banks with credit default swap probe.

Microsoft profit falls below Apple’s after IPad eats into Windows revenue.

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