Tuesday, May 06, 2008


* Nation to honor fallen on Remembrance Day Israel will pause Tuesday night to mourn its fallen soldiers, as the nation marks Remembrance Day.

* Burma's cyclone death toll soars The death toll from Burma's devastating cyclone has now risen to more than 22,000.

* Brussels turns to gods for climate change Brussels officials have turned to religious VIPs to help spread the gospel of an environmentally friendly society.

* Somalia forces 'out of control' Civilians are completely at the mercy of armed groups in Somalia, says human rights group Amnesty International.

* Israel throws 60th birthday bash under cloud of uncertainty Israel this week celebrates its 60th birthday with military displays, barbecues and a Bible quiz.

* John Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major step towards victory in Iraq.

* Oil passes $122 on $200 oil prediction, supply concerns Oil futures blasted to a new record over $122 a barrel Tuesday, gaining momentum as investors bought on a forecast of much higher prices.

* Serbs to have easier travel in EU Serbs are to be offered free visas by 17 European countries, days before their country's parliamentary election.

* Row over Hezbollah telecoms grid Lebanon's government is to take legal action against a private communication network established in the country by Hezbollah.

* Israel at 60: Population nears 7.3 million, 76% Jewish On the eve of its independence day, Israel's population numbers 7,282,000, 75.5 percent of which is Jewish, and 20.1 percent Arab.

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