Archive for April, 2010

The Jewish settlers march in the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem (photo, from aljazeera.net) was followed by clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police. (more…)

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After a dispute over unrelated immigration reform legislation, the unveiling of a US senate climate bill has been postponed.

The bill is the result of discussions between Democratic, Republican and independent senators. (more…)

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Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president (photo, from aljazeera.net), and several members of his government have died in a plane crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia.

96 people, mostly Polish officials, were killed on Saturday when the president’s Tupolev Tu-154 plane went down in heavy fog, said Russia’s emergency ministry. (more…)

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Oprah Winfrey (photo, from bbc.co.uk) will host a night-time programme on the cable TV channel she is launching in January.

Titled Oprah’s Next Chapter, the hour-long show will take the 56-year-old talk show star out of her usual studio “for conversations and travel around the world”. (more…)

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Swedish authorities have extradited to Poland a man suspected of having masterminded the theft of a sign from the Nazi camp at Auschwitz. (more…)

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South African president Jacob Zuma called for national unity after the murder of white supremacists leader Eugene Terreblanche (photo, from bbc.co.uk).

South African leaders have warned against any attempt by white supremacists to avenge the murder after the remnants of Mr Terreblanche’s AWB party vowed revenge. (more…)

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