News briefs:July 26, 2006
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2006 Hezbollan Crisis
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More than half a million people have been displaced in Lebanon as the conflict between Isreal and Hezbollah continues into its second week. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the country and outlined planned relief efforts. Such efforts include opening a safe corridor to allow aid shipments to be sent to Lebanon. The evacuation of foreign nationals from Lebanon continues. Israel launched more air strikes and also a ground incursion into Lebanon, and Hezbollah launched rocket attacks on northern Israel.
American Spencer Witt, who is currently filing daily reports from Lebanon, compared the difficulty average citizens are having today with those experienced during the Operation Grapes of Wrath.
An article for the Arab Times Bishara stated that the only difference between now and then is that Syrian force are no longer present in Lebanon
Six ambulance workers and their patients were wounded when Israeli missiles struck Red Cross ambulances on a rescue mission in south Lebanon.
Lebanese Red Cross demanded that Israel guarantee their safety through the United Nations or the International Red Cross, or they would cease all rescue missions.
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Two children, an 11-year old girl and a 12-year old girl died in a fire in Motueka, New Zealand. The cause of the fire was the ashes taken from a log fire, then placed in a plastic bucket. The ashes then reignited.
A 54-year old grandmother, then children legal guardian, and a 34-year old uncle, along with a firefighter received minor injuries, they are in stable condition.
A 23-year old Tokoroa man has been arrested for the murder of a school teacher, Lois Dear. Dear's body was found in her classroom one day before term three of the New Zealand primary school year was to start.
Technology giants Advanced Micro Devices and ATI Technologies today announced plans to merge. ATI will be bought by AMD for 5.4 billion dollars.
Joseph Dobbie, who is in his late 30s, lives in Berkshire and runs a web-design company, told Kate Winsall in an email "If I am twice as lucky as I dare to hope, you will find this note charming. "This romantic email, was then forward around the world.
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