International News for April 19 - May 2

May 2, 2008, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 14 years, 3 months ago

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.


April 29 - Investigators were shocked to discover that an Austrian man, Josef Fritzl, had been holding his daughter captive in his cellar for 24 years. He had repeatedly raped her and fathered seven of her children, one of whom he was also holding captive. Fritzl was discovered when he took her to a hospital.


May 1 - After police attempted to arrest a man leading a Tibetan riot, a gun battle ensued, resulting in the death of a police officer and the Tibetan man. The Chinese have acknowledged the death of 19 people as a result of Tibetan clashes.


April 29 - Manmoham Singh, the prime minister of India, publically denounced the abortion of females in India, calling it a "national shame."

May 2 - Double explosions by suicide bombers in the small Iraqi town of Balad Ruz killed at least 35 people and wounded 62 more. The first bomb was aimed at a wedding caravan and the second went off shortly thereafter.


May 2 - A militant identified as a leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization was killed during an American missile strike in Somalia.

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