Hi all,

It’s time for yet another Morning News Roundup, this time brought to you by. . . coffee! (which doesn’t distinguish it from any other morning, I admit)

First thing’s first–today’s News Soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_swaxOidGU

New Vietnam(s)

Libya:

Rebels seized Ajdabiya on Saturday following yet another night of airstrikes, with Gaddafi’s forces retreating.

Afghanistan:

A NATO airstrike targeting Taliban fighters accidentally killed seven civilians, including three children Friday in the southern province of Helmand.

Other news from the region:

Syria:

Another crackdown in Syria in the city of Sanamin near Daraa killed at least 20 people on Friday.

Yemen:

Big protests on Friday, and it is reported that an arrangement towards a peaceful transition of power could come as early as today, based on an offer by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down by the end of the year.  But then again, who knows?

Labor News

Britain:

It is expected that up to 300,000 people are expected to protest public sector cuts today.

Mexico:

The Mexican parliament is considering regressive labor reform laws–really bad–and whose details can be found here.

Japan:

Radiation levels are spiking in the seawater near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

China:

A major Chinese pro-democracy activist, Liu Xianbin, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for, well, being a democracy activist.

North Korea:

Major food production shortfalls = 6 million hungry.

 

Okay all, there you go, and go forth and have a really good day!

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