Thursday, April 22, 2010

World Watch: Terra

* World: The fortieth anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated worldwide on Thursday as organizers claimed that one billion people participated in diverse activities.

* U.S.: Eleven workers are missing after an oil rig exploded and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico.

* Africa: According to UNICEF sixteen African countries are facing a measles outbreak that has so far killed 185 people.

* Thailand: Tensions remain high between anti-government protestors and police after several grenade attacks led to the deaths of at least three people.

Image – CBC
Online Sources- AP, BBC News, ABC News, MSNBC

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