News Briefs: January 10, 2005
Monday, January 10, 2005
The following stories made international headlines Monday:
Mahmoud Abbas wins Palestinian presidential election
Mahmoud Abbas called as winner of Palestinian Presidential election. Official results still pending examination of all complaints.
- Sources:BBC News 10 January, 2005, 13:16 GMT
Tsunami relief continues
Despite torrential rain showers in some areas and civil strife verging on warfare in others, international relief workers continue to aid victims in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Earth still 'ringing' from 9.0 quake
Aftershocks of the after-Christmas Indonesian earthquake are still affecting the planet. Scientists liken the global vibrations to Earth ringing like a hard-struck bell.
Israel: Knesset approves new ruling coalition
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new government was approved by the Knesset, the Israeli legislature, after a tight vote (58-56). The new ministers from the Labor party were sworn in shortly after.