Japan observes a moment for silence on the twoyear anniversary of the deadly tsunami; the main suspect in the Delhi gang-rape case commits suicide; South Korea considers creating a nuclear arsenal; and a new test may detect Alzheimers decades in advance. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber cancels his concert in Portugal; Princess Lilian of Sweden dies; and Holly Madison defends naming her daughter Rainbow.
Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Bogged Down in Bureaucracy, Could Take Decades,http://rtvote.com/ZDtd1B
At 2:46 pm on Monday, Japan observed a moment of silence on the two year anniversary of the tsunami that killed 16,000 people and caused a nuclear plant meltdown. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered the tsunami that ruined thousands of homes on Japan’s northern Pacific coast, forced 160,000 people to evacuate, and caused the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Delhi gang-rape case accused commits ‘suicide’, http://rtvote.com/12IbL2g
The main suspect in the Delhi gang-rape case that killed a 23-year-old woman was found dead after an apparent suicide in his high-security prison cell. Prison authorities say the 33-year-old man hanged himself using just his clothes. At the time, inmates and a guard were present causing some to blame the prison for a lack of security. The suspect’s father says his son was murdered as he was threatened numerous times in prison.
South Korea Flirts With Nuclear Ideas as North Blusters, http://rtvote.com/15HMaEm
South Korea, which normally ignores North Korea’s threats, has a heightened sense of anxiety after North Korea claimed the countries’ peace treaty to be invalid. A recent poll shows that two-thirds of South Koreans want to create their own nuclear weapons in response to North Korea’s increasingly belligerent warnings against the U.S. and South Korea. On Monday, the U.S. and South Korea conducted military drills in case North Korea executes any of its threats.
Syria: the story behind one of the most shocking images of the war, http://rtvote.com/ZDx9iX
A shocking photo from Syria has gone viral on the Internet. The picture shows the executed bodies of men laying in a dried out river; their eyes are covered and their hands are bound. The Guardian has investigated the depiction, revealing that 110 young men had been executed and had vanished from regime areas or while traveling to regime areas. Syrian officials claim that a terrorist group carried out the executions and that they are not responsible.
(via The New York Times) Ex-Mayor of Detroit Convicted in Corruption Case, http://rtvote.com/15HS5td
Kwame M. Kilpatrick, a former mayor of Detroit, was found guilty on Monday of a range of charges, including corruption and fraud, at the completion of a five-month trial. Jurors reached consensus on 40 of the 45 charges leveled against Mr. Kilpatrick and his co-defendants, the judge in the trial said. The verdicts brought to a close a trial in which prosecutors laid out a complex case against Mr. Kilpatrick and his co-defendants — including his father, Bernard, and a city contractor, Bobby W. Ferguson — arguing that they had used the mayor’s office to enrich themselves for years through shakedowns, kickbacks and bid-rigging schemes.
Alzheimer’s blood test could give early diagnosis, http://rtvote.com/15HQyDo
British researchers are developing a new test that can reveal a person’s chances of developing Alzheimers later in life. The test looks for proteins normally associated with the disease and can better target treatments for those who have a chance of developing it.
Tiger’s all-around game shines in win, http://rtvote.com/12IkfX3
JUSTIN BIEBER Cancels Concert Because of Empty Seats, http://rtvote.com/ZDAgY8
Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Not Being Fired from The View, http://rtvote.com/ZDCzum
Welsh-born Princess Lilian of Sweden dies, aged 97, http://rtvote.com/16m8XH9
Holly Madison: Daughter Rainbow Won’t Be “Traumatized” by Her Name — Is She Right?,http://rtvote.com/16m8Zi1