International News for Feb. 23 - March 7


March 7, 2008, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 11 years, 10 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.

Brazil

March 7 - An 8-year-old boy was blocked from entering a law university after passing an entrance exam. The university wanted him to finish elementary and high school first. His father is planning to take the matter to court.

Britain

March 5 - Colin Norris, a nurse, was convicted for the killings of four elderly patients. She was sentenced to life in prison for poisoning the patients with insulin overdoses.

Iraq

March 1 - An eight-day ground offensive against Kurdish rebels came to a halt when Turkey removed all its troops from northern Iraq. The pullout occurred one day after the American secretary of defense warned Turkey to remove its troops.

March 6 - At least 54 people were killed and another 123 wounded when two bombs exploded in the busy shopping district of Baghdad. The attack was the worst seen in Baghdad since early February.

Israel

March 6 - At least seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem. At least 10 more were wounded by the attack. A previously unknown group called the Martyrs of Imad Mughniyeh and Gaza claimed responsibility for the attack.

Japan

March 1 - A U.S. marine in Okinawa was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. He was released after the girl dropped her allegation.

Spain

March 7 - Isaias Carrasco, a former Spanish councilman, was shot several times in the back of the head and killed. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack on the member of the Socialist party.



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