smothered as leaders arrive for G8 summit in Japan Protesters have not been able to get anywhere
near the G8 summit venue, but have scheduled daily rallies in Sapporo,
the largest city on the northern Japan island of Hokkaido. They are
often outnumbered by riot police deployed to control them.
Protest In China Since 1989 Tiananmen Massacre The largest unrest since the 1989 Tiananmen
Square Massacre has been quashed in southwest China’s Weng’an
County in Guizhou province. Currently a large number of paramilitary
and riot police are stationed in the county. TV stations and radio have
been urging people to turn themselves in to police.
disrupt Bush's July 4th address at Monticello President Bush delivered a July 4th address
before a naturalization ceremony for new citizens at Thomas Jefferson's
home of Monticello that was repeatedly interrupted by protesters who
called out "war criminal" and "impeach Bush."
warns of Gulf blitzkrieg, Hormuz closure Iran’s military chiefs warned on Saturday
that the Islamic republic would shut down the Strait of Hormuz vital
for oil exports and use “blitzkrieg tactics” in the Gulf
if it came under attack.
action ‘would destabilise Iraq’ Iraq will be plunged into a new war if Israel
or the US launches an attack on Iran, Iraqi leaders have warned. Iranian
retaliation would take place in Iraq, said Dr Mahmoud Othman, the influential
governor says 22 civilians killed in air strike An Afghan district governor said 22 people,
most of them women and children, were killed Sunday when US-led coalition
air strikes hit a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan, but the force
insisted only militants were killed.