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Top News Stories 2008-03-19 07:00:31

Front Page: Tibet Surrenders, Floods, McCain in Israel

  • More than 100 people have surrendered to police following anti-China riots in Tibet's main city of Lhasa, according to Chinese media. China had issued a deadline of midnight on Monday for the protests to stop, though the Dalai Lama refused to issue the order. The authorities threatened great harm to anyone who ignored the deadline. Accounts of the outcomes of the violent protests differ wildly. The Tibetan government in exile in India says 99 people have now died in clashes with security forces. Chinese officials claim only 13 people have died, and that they were killed by mobs during riots by Dalai Lama supporters. Tibet's Communist Secretary said, "we are in the midst of a fierce struggle involving blood and fire, a life and death struggle with the Dalai clique."
  • Flood and flash-flood warnings from Texas to Ohio, combined with tornado watches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, previewed harsh weather that has flooded homes and roads throughout the central United States. The storms have killed at least two in Missouri and swept a teen down a drainage pipe in Texas. Since Monday, states have seen between six and ten inches of rain. At the Dallas airport, they broke the previous one-day rain record by an inch, coupled with winds up to 100 mph. Hundreds have been evacuated from homes across the Midwest.
  • Senator John McCain is in Israel today as part of a tour of the Middle East and Europe. McCain met with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. In a joint news conference, McCain confirmed his commitment to Israel and attacked the Islamist militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah saying, "if Hamas and Hezbollah succeed here, they are going to succeed everywhere."
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I am so tired of hearing about people being swept away by flood waters and drowning around here! Here's a hint, stay away from gushing creeks and water, it's that easy! They should really stop giving those stories air time. Between last year and this year, you would think it wasn't common sense that rushing water can be dangerous. Turn around, don't drown!!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
IMO the world continues to ignore the threat China poses on so many levels. I am still p1ssed that they let them have the Olympics. No matter what we *wish* they were, they are still a repressive, imperialist communist regime.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
LaPerla I don't have a problem with the dalai lama i have a problem with tibet's communist secretary. i think communists just need to get over themselves seriously.
LaPerla2 LaPerla2 9 years
You are right. I'm really concerned about the environment. I don't trust the dalai lama at all. Something seems fishy over there.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Death struggle, what??? I hate it when people make statements like that. As for the weather we had 80cm of snow in 2 days and then today we've got freezing rain suffice it to say school has not been an option since last thursday, and hamas and hezbollah aren't the only ones with a problem, it takes two to tango, Israel's hands aren't exactly clean either.
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